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New amendments to IT Rules: Govt-appointed grievance panel, stricter compliance for social media

Users unhappy with a decision taken by a social media intermediary’s grievance officer can file appeal with such panels, which will get 30 days to resolve their issues.

7 lakh ‘ineligible’ residents, tight deadline: Potential bidders voice doubts about Dharavi revamp

With Shinde govt initiating revamp effort, potential bidders expressed concerns at meeting earlier this month. Redevelopment authority says project requires ‘out of the box thinking’.

The ‘rise’ of Delhi: How land policy changes ushered in new high-rise apartment culture

Private real estate developers like DLF, Unity, Parsvnath, Godrej, TARC and others are changing the skyline of what was traditionally a low-rise city.

Who’s the most influential official in UP? Meet the key players in revamped Team Yogi

Focus of CM Adityanath's second term is on achieving 'double engine growth' through welfare measures & tough policing. A look at some of the top officers who form his core team.

Want to delete Chrome from your Android? All about competition watchdog’s ruling against Google

Competition Commission of India fined Google Rs 1337.76 cr for abusing its dominant position and ordered it to stop anti-competitive practices that also affect consumer choice.

‘Seek approval, or else’: How Modi govt is tightening grip on IPS in states yet again

MHA, in letter sent to all chief secretaries on 12 September, ordered states to get approval before promoting or appointing senior IPS officers, or risk having the posting cancelled.

In latest reshuffle of IAS officers, Centre appoints new defence secretary, census commissioner

The government order has 16 fresh appointments, including Aramane Giridhar as the new defence secretary and Sanjay Malhotra as revenue secretary.

From social media pundit to ‘man behind plastic ban’, meet Modi’s A-team in PMO

Many of the high-profile civil servants from Modi’s first term have moved out, but the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) is still a power centre. A look at the who’s who.

Modi govt’s piped water scheme can stop 1.36 lakh child deaths/yr, says Nobel laureate-led study

Co-authored by economist Michael Kremer, study says it can be done only if water delivered through Jal Jeevan Mission is free of contamination. Microbes are biggest culprit, it adds.

Broadcast infra work pending, new Parliament building unlikely to be ready for Winter Session

Modi govt set November deadline for completion of project, coinciding with 75th year of India’s independence. Ukraine war has hit broadcast equipment supply chain, says an official.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.