Governance

Women and Child Development tweet

Ministry of Women & Child Development turns to citizens for policy suggestions

The WCD are asking citizens to drive forward policy reforms with their suggestions via social media.

In parting shot, ex-CJI Khehar sent notice to Centre on Dalit Christian quota

Apex court was hearing the case after social activist John Dayal filed a petition, challenging the law that excludes Dalit Christians and Muslims from SC category

Yogi government likely to train ‘quacks’ to check encephalitis deaths

Steps are also being taken to ensure adequate human resources and improved diagnostic facilities are available at primary health centres.

An apology & applause: The eventful hearing of a PIL on Ram Rahim in Punjab & Haryana HC

Proceedings in the hearing of a PIL on godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh were way more eventful than expected. 

The Modi govt’s plan to introduce electoral bonds set to face a legal test

NGO to file a PIL in apex court, says the scheme will only increase the opacity around electoral funding

Row over switching judges in Bombay HC is a result of how cases can be moved

The Maharashtra government was at the centre of a controversy when it sought a case be moved from one judge and the chief justice granted it.
Asaram Bapu

Lack of video-conferencing facility in Gujarat court holds up Asaram trial

The apex court told state twice in four months to expedite trial even as godman uses this delay to seek bail

Hamburg to Xiamen: The Doklam breakthrough was achieved Bric by Bric

ThePrint reveals how a breakthrough in talks between India and China were achieved after 10 weeks of negotiations

Riots after Ram Rahim conviction: Why can’t we control protests without calling in the Army?

Had it not been for the judiciary's admonishment of the government on 23rd August, we would have seen more violence, destruction of property.

‘Institutes of national importance’ running without chairperson

Boards of governors at 15 IIITs, four IIMs, nine IITs are headless as HRD ministry is sitting on appointment files.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
An Airbus Group SE A320neo passenger jet operated by IndiGo

IndiGo to trim fleet size over 2 years as Covid pandemic rages on

IndiGo CEO Ronojoy Dutta said the airline hasn’t engaged in any 'major renegotiation' with Airbus SE on new deliveries, but it will keep returning as many as 40 older planes a year.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

These are the measures China has proposed to ease tensions at LAC in Ladakh

Over a series of meetings, China has made several suggestions to de-escalate tensions at the border, but India has rejected them since they boost Beijing's strategic position.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.