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DD News, Times of India most trusted news sources in India, Reuters-Oxford study finds

Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, think tank at Oxford, conducts study in India, Brazil, the US and UK to understand drivers of trust in news, factors responsible for apparent decline in recent years.
Army soldiers during an operation against militants in Kulgam | Representational image | ANI File Photo

Major incident averted as security forces detect IED in J&K’s Budgam

The IED was detected during a search operation by the Army and police Monday in an area close to several sensitive defence and civilian installations, including Srinagar airport.
The Indian Institute of Science campus in Bengaluru | Photo: @iiscbangalore

4 suicides in 7 months at IISc Bengaluru during Covid put spotlight on mental health issues

Students accuse IISc of paying little heed to mental health amid the Covid pandemic, while authorities say they have been looking at ways to address the issue.
Students at the Visva-Bharati campus. Phalguni Pan (student with beard) is among 3 students who were expelled by the university in August but reinstated by the Calcutta High Court | Madhuparna Das | ThePrint

Students expelled, teachers under fire, rank tumbles — turmoil in 100th year of Visva-Bharati

Tenure of Visva-Bharati Vice-Chancellor Bidyut Chakrabarty, who assumed chair in 2018, has been marked by a series of controversies. Faculty say they've raised matter with Modi govt.
A makeshift tin temple has been built at the spot where the old temple stood in Huchchagani village | Photo: Anusha Ravi Sood/ThePrint

Karnataka govt tables bill to protect illegal temples in public places after demolition backlash

Move by Bommai-led BJP govt comes after demolition of temple in Mysuru saw Hindu groups slam the govt. Bill protects existing illegal temples but prohibits construction of new ones.
Engineering students in class | Representational Image | Commons

Engineering seats in India hit 10-year low, while management seats continue to grow

23.6 lakh engineering seats were available across India in 2021-22, the lowest since 2012-13, while number of management seats was 4.04 lakh — the highest in 5 years.
Representative Imgae | Pxfuel

No ‘narcotics jihad’, Kerala cops say spike in drugs came after alcohol dried up in lockdown

Inflow & consumption of marijuana & heroin started rising as alcohol became unavailable during lockdown, say senior police officers. Kerala DGP admits drug use spiked, but doesn’t link it to alcohol.
File photo of Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Shocking things happening, cases being transferred ‘en masse’ to CBI — Mamata govt tells SC

The top court was hearing a special leave petition filed by the West Bengal govt alleging that it did not expect fair and just investigation by the central agency.
File image of Mahant Narendra Giri | ANI

Noted Hindu seer Narendra Giri found dead in suspected suicide, ‘sacked disciple’ under lens

PM Modi was among those who condoled Mahant Narendra Giri’s death. UP CM Yogi Adityanath said it is an ‘irreparable loss to spiritual world’. 
File photos of Telangana Congress chief Revanth Reddy (L) and state minister K.T. Rama Rao | Twitter & Commons

KTR files defamation suit against Telangana Congress chief Reddy as war of words gets ugly

Telangana Congress chief Reddy says CM K. Chandrashekar Rao has become brand ambassador for alcoholics & KTR for stars who are using drugs, amid a week-long row with the latter.

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RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das addressing a press conference in Mumbai (file photo) | ANI photo

Need higher investment in healthcare, infrastructure for sustainable growth: Shaktikanta Das

Speaking at an event Wednesday, the RBI Governor said restoring the durability of private consumption, the mainstay of aggregate demand, will be 'crucial' in the post-pandemic future.


Air Marshal VR Chaudhari | Twitter/@PIB_India

Air Marshal VR Chaudhari appointed as next Chief of Air Staff

Air Marshal Chaudhari, presently serving as Vice Chief of the Air Staff, will take charge after the retirement of Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria on 30 Sept, the defence ministry said.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.