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Former Bihar DGP Gupteshwar Pandey joins JD(U), days after voluntary retirement

Outspoken former IPS officer Gupteshwar Pandey joined JD(U) in the presence of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who is also the president of the party.
Erode Venkatappa Ramasamy aka "Periyar"

Periyar statue found ‘vandalised’ again in Tamil Nadu, Dy CM says will take strict action

Several leaders from the state including DMK chief M K Stalin & Lok Sabha MP Kanimozhi condemned the incident, the second such one in the state in recent months.
Shiromani Akali Dal Rajya Sabha MP Naresh Gujral | Photo: Sajid Ali | ThePrint

After Arun Jaitley, no one in BJP understands psyche of Punjab, says SAD MP Naresh Gujral

Underlining the farm bills issue, Gujral said, 'I hope that even at this late stage the Centre would show some sensitivity in dealing with the situation before it gets out of hand.'
CAG building (representational image)

CAG highlights failure of PDP-BJP govt in J&K in implementation of MGNREGA in 2016-17

In its report, the CAG said delays in submission of labour budgets led to the late release of funds by the Centre and delayed payment of wages.

30,000 central security personnel to be deployed for Bihar elections

Central Armed Police Forces and Railway Protection Force personnel have been ordered to be withdrawn immediately from various units, including the borders, for deployment.
Representational image for the National Investigation Agency | Photo: Twitter

NIA arrests another al-Qaeda operative from West Bengal’s Murshidabad

The agency had earlier arrested nine people, six from West Bengal and three from Kerala, for their association with the Pakistan-sponsored module of the al-Qaeda.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Yogi govt starts issuing press releases in Sanskrit, 2 senior officials to monitor initiative

UP govt decision to send out press releases and CM's speeches in Sanskrit, apart from Hindi, English & Urdu, comes on the instructions of Yogi Adityanath.

West Bengal BJP leader & fashion designer Agnimitra Paul tests positive for Covid-19

BJP women's wing president in West Bengal Agnimitra Paul had been touring districts regularly to lead street protests and undertake campaigns against the ruling TMC.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Modi hails farm bills on Mann Ki Baat, day after old ally SAD quit NDA over the changes

During his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi shares stories of farmers and says farm bills have empowered them, giving them the freedom to sell produce outside mandis.

Coast Guard rescues 12 onboard sinking cargo ship off Gujarat coast

MSV Krishna Sudama was sinking 10 nautical miles off the Okha coast and Coast Guard battled night hours, floating debris and unfavourable weather conditions to carry out the rescue.

On Camera

File image of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Jaishankar’s moment to help Modi reset ties with Bangladesh, bury Shah’s ‘termite’ episode

Modi realises the India-Bangladesh relationship is special and wants to refurbish the bond that has been fraying since Amit Shah described illegal Bangladeshis as 'termites'.
The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) logo | Bloomberg

Why MPC meeting postponement looks like Modi is undermining RBI yet again

RBI is on its third governor in four years and investors are left wondering whether India has become something of a halfway house

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian Army equips troops with American assault rifles amid stand-off with China in Ladakh

The Defence Acquisition Council Tuesday accorded approval for procurement of additional 72,400 SIG 716 rifles at an estimated cost of Rs 780 crore.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.