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Modi govt hikes rabi crops’ MSP, pulses and oilseeds see bigger jumps than wheat

MSP for mustard is up 8.6%, followed by masur (7.84%) and gram (2.54%). Wheat MSP has just risen by 2.02%, as govt attempts to encourage crop diversification.

Sachin Waze files plea in NIA court seeking transfer from Bhiwandi hospital to Mumbai

Former Mumbai police officer Waze is the prime accused in Antilia bomb scare and Mansukh Hiran murder case. His plea will be heard by the NIA special court on Thursday.

Crude bombs hurled at BJP MP Arjun Singh’s home in Bengal’s North 24 Parganas

Singh demanded NIA probe into the incident and alleged TMC men of carrying out the attack following BJP's decision to make him an observer of the Bhabanipur assembly seat.

Delhi govt bans Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations at public places

The DDMA said no tent or pandal should be set up and crowds shouldn't gather at any religious or social place. It also informed that permission won't be granted for any procession.

After leopards, tigers & elephants, Uttarakhand to radio-collar wild bears as attacks rise

Officials say the exercise comes amid a rise in human-bear conflicts in the hill state. Forest dept will tag four wild bears to begin with.

India to host G-20 summit in 2023 for first time, Piyush Goyal appointed sherpa

G20 brings together 19 of the world’s leading economies and the EU, with its members accounting for more than 80% of global GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the global population.

Animal extract in idli, dosa batter? Bengaluru’s iD trashes communal social media posts

The communal posts accuse the company of mixing 'cow bones and calf rennet' to its idli-dosa batter and allege the food start-up 'employs only Muslims'.

Flat prices, late payments, rising costs — why western UP’s sugarcane farmers are in crisis

UP is home to 35 lakh sugarcane farming families, and the agrarian crisis is set to play a key role in next year’s state assembly elections.

Pakistan exposed as allegation of ‘theft, sale of radioactive material’ in India falls flat

Pakistan foreign ministry cited 3 instances of such smuggling, but in 2 of them, Indian investigation agencies found the material was not radioactive and in 1 it was 'weakly radioactive'.

Centre plans to introduce wider testing facility for toys, cosmetics, digital appliances

The National Test House aims to develop a testing laboratory that will help in the assessment of the risks associated with consumer products used at home that contains nanomaterial.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
Representational image | Reuters

India’s economic growth at 6.3% for second quarter, slower than previous months

Government capital spending increased more than 40% during the quarter as it stepped up expenditure on roads to railways, according to official data on Wednesday.

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.