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If someone raises questions, give answers, not resignations: SJM’s Mahajan on Panagariya

Ashwani Mahajan, National Co-Convenor of SJM, says dissent must be given its due in a democracy. Anubhuti Vishnoi

SC verdict on 498-A could turn the clock back on women’s rights

The committees suggested by the court can hinder women’s recourse to justice, experts feel. Sabah K.

Staying with Lalu would have been political suicide for Nitish Kumar: Ram Vilas Paswan

Paswan lashes out at Lalu Prasad Yadav and blasted the opposition for its lack of leadership. Kumar Anshuman

States hit the jackpot with SC mining decision

The Supreme Court’s decision Wednesday will allow states to reap massive sums from companies that mined illegally. Apurva Vishwanath

Top-heavy Punjab Police sets a new record, has 12 DGPs instead of sanctioned 2

More at the top, less at the bottom of the Punjab Police. Chitleen K Sethi

Point of Order

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Modi govt resorts to ‘breakfast diplomacy’ to build bridges

It's being done to ensure crisp and effective communication with embassies of prominent countries. 

Vande Mataram: Headline-grabbing orders not new for Madras HC judge Muralidaran

Muralidaran, 54, has also made news with his orders on NEET, cattle slaughter and farm loan waiver and beat the SC on the national song. Apurva Vishwanath

PMO steps in to put the shine on new line to push unity in diversity

The government identified a new mission called ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ (EBSB), to foster national unity, and the Prime Minister’s Office has now stepped in to give it a fresh push as it was floundering under the Culture ministry. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Centre gives massive budget for MGNREGA, states say not enough for even delay compensation

More than half the delay compensation rejections in 2017-18 are due to “insufficient funds”. Centre says no paucity of funds, states just being careless. Ruhi Tewari

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

IAF Su-30 MKI aircraft | Twitter | @DefencePRO_Guj

Russian defence industry team to visit India soon for talks on upgrading IAF’s Sukhoi fleet

Upgrades would include more better radar & integration of electronic warfare abilities. Russia also hopeful of inking deal with India to supply 12 more Su-30 MKIs and 21 MiG-29s.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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