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Washington apples in a jam after India imposes retaliatory import tariff

India has slapped a 20% retaliatory tariff on apples from Washington state in the US, bringing the total duty to 70%.

Suspended OSINT handles back on Twitter, trash claims they exposed IAF during Balakot

Justin Peden, a US-based student who runs @IntelCrab, said the way Twitter suspended the OSINT handles gave rise to suspicion about the use of a bot network.

Samajwadi Party leader abducted and killed by Maoists in Chhattisgarh

Santosh Punem contested the state Assembly polls from Bijapur seat on the SP's ticket last year.

As Trump & Modi govts tussle over trade, a look at what India imports from where

In 2018-19, India’s five largest import partners, by value, were China, US, UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Delhi power firm opens ‘first’ e-vehicle charging station. But city already has 39

The 39 smart e-vehicle charging stations were set up by Energy Efficiency Services Limited, owned by the central govt, in April-May.

Modi govt wants to give jobs first and then develop skills through MGNREGA

The Modi govt was staunchly against MGNREGA when it first came to power in 2014, but has now increased its budgetary allocation to Rs 60,000 crore.

External affairs minister Jaishankar to get Manoj Sinha’s Tughlak Road residence

Manoj Sinha, who was telecom minister in the previous Narendra Modi government, lost the Lok Sabha election from UP's Ghazipur constituency.

7 civilians injured in grenade attack in Pulwama

The militants lobbed the grenade towards a police station, but it exploded on the roadside, causing injuries to seven people.

With outreach to farmers & women, Maharashtra budget sets tone for BJP assembly campaign

At a time when most of Maharashtra is battling an acute drought, the agriculture & infrastructure sectors have got a large chunk of the state's total budget outlay.

PM Modi meets key bureaucrats to tackle lack of jobs & sluggish economy in run up to Budget

The meeting at the prime minister's residence had in attendance all five secretaries in the finance ministry as well as Niti Aayog officials.

On Camera

YourTurn

Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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