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With 6 FIRs in 12 months, how this ex-IAS officer has become a bane for the Yogi govt

Former IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh has been critical of the Yogi Adityanath government for over a year now. On Saturday, he was questioned for over 6 hours by Unnao Police.

Kalpana Kochhar — Chennai-born economist leaving IMF, who helped India post 2008 crisis

Kalpana Kochhar will be retiring from the IMF next month to join the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as Director of Development Policy and Finance.
A portrait of James Lind. | Photo: Commons

Who was James Lind? The man behind the first clinical trial held over 250 years ago

On the International Clinical Trial Day, here’s a look at the man behind the first clinical trial, who was prompted to launch the survey by his need to study Scurvy.
Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Dr Palanivel Thiaga Rajan | Twitter/@ptrmadurai

Wall Street banker sworn in as Tamil Nadu finance minister faces trial by fire in new job  

Palanivel Thiaga Rajan is an alumnus of MIT Sloan School of Management. He takes over as TN finance minister at a time when the state is reeling under high debt and huge fiscal deficit.
Chaudhary Ajit Singh poses for an election poster at this then 12, Tughlaq Road bungalow in Lutyens Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Ajit Singh, IIT engineer-turned-master of power politics who could pick & drop allies at will

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) leader Chaudhary Ajit Singh succumbed to Covid Thursday. He was 82.
BJP MP Tejasvi Surya | Photo: @Tejasvi_Surya/Twitter

BJP’s Tejasvi Surya is ‘missing’ from Covid front, poll scene and headlines

BJP youth wing chief Tejasvi Surya is ‘missing’, even as young Congress & AAP leaders earn plaudits in Covid crisis. But Surya says critics should check his social media handles.
Mir Osman Ali Khan, the seventh Nizam of Hyderabad | Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Mir Osman Ali Khan, Hyderabad Nizam who wore cotton pyjamas & used a diamond as paper weight

The seventh Nizam of Hyderabad, Mir Osman Ali Khan is known not just for his massive wealth but also for being a visionary. He's also remembered for refusing to join the Indian union.

From idolising Sachin to breaking his record — story of cricket’s rising star Shafali Verma

17-year-old Shafali Verma became the world’s No. 1 batswoman in T20 internationals after smashing 60 runs off just 30 balls against South Africa last week.
Madras High Court Justice N. Anand Venkatesh | Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

‘Wants to solve it all’ — cricketer & singer HC judge who is breaking ‘preconceived notions’

In a protection plea by a same sex couple, Justice N. Anand Venkatesh said he’s trying to break his ‘own preconceived notions’. But this isn’t the first time he is making headlines.
File image of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh | Photo: Twitter | @AnilDeshmukhNCP

Anil Deshmukh, Maharashtra minister in extortion row is Pawar loyalist who once backed Sena-BJP

Described as a soft-spoken leader, Anil Deshmukh is a 5-time MLA from Katol in Vidarbha’s Nagpur district who was seen within NCP as an unlikely pick as home minister.

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India expected to show faster economic recovery in 2022

Strong demand is keeping India on track to achieving world’s fastest growth in the year to March, with new weekly infections dropping to lowest in more than 6 months.

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Wreckage of an Indian Army helicopter after crashing in Udhampur district, on 21 September 2021 | PTI Photo

Army’s Cheetah chopper crashes in J&K’s Udhampur district, 2 pilots injured

The helicopter, which belonged to army aviation corps, crashed during a training sortie and the two injured pilots have been taken to a hospital.

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.
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