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Piyush Goyal being sworn in as India's new railways minister

Piyush Goyal will need to improve image of railways, push reforms

The challenge for Goyal would be to manage the unions who put obstacles in bringing in big-bang reforms.
Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

Living on the fringes: Inside a Rohingya refugee camp

Rohingyas are facing deportation in India. ThePrint takes a closer look at their living conditions in a refugee camp in Delhi.
A representational image of an AgustaWestland chopper.

CBI files 30,000 page chargesheet in AgustaWestland chopper scandal

Former IAF chief SP Tyagi and 8 others have been named in the chargesheet.
Protests in Delhi regarding the gangrape and murder of a woman named 'Nirbhaya' by sections of the media.

Over 90% of Nirbhaya Fund for women’s safety remains unused since 2015

Affidavit filed in Supreme Court says the Centre has sanctioned only Rs 264 crore out of total Rs 3,100 crore till August this year
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

On Camera

Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.