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Delhi HC seeks report after WhatsApp video claims Covid patient denied bed by private hospital

Delhi HC order for Centre and Delhi govts also asks for details of Covid helplines, capacity created to deal with such calls, and nature of assistance rendered.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

West Bengal showing low rate of Covid-19 testing, high death rate, says Centre

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said there was poor supervision and implementation of crowd-control measures by district authorities.
File image of Omar Abdullah | Twitter

Will hear plea against Omar Abdullah’s detention if he’s not released: SC to Centre

The Supreme Court's order to the Centre and Jammu & Kashmir administration comes days after Omar Abdullah's father Farooq was released from detention.
105-year-old woman Asma known as Dadi with mother of Rohit Vemula after hoisting the flag at Shaheen Bagh on 26 January 2020 (ANI Photo)

Stretching the Overton Window from Amit Shah to Shaheen Bagh

If we didn’t have Shaheen Bagh, the centre for a populist like Arvind Kejriwal would have been further on the Right.
Arvind Kejriwal 2.0

No soft Hindutva, no Left Revolution, Kejriwal establishing a new centre in Indian politics

If Arvind Kejriwal's pragmatic soft-nationalism does well in Delhi election, then it will offer a template for national and regional politics to counter the BJP’s rise.
Protesting police personnel gathered outside the police headquarters at ITO | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Rejig in Delhi Police’s top brass expected as Centre ‘unhappy’ with how protest unfolded

Senior officials said the protest showed that Delhi Police’s top leadership failed to handle the situation, and added that a disciplined force couldn’t be allowed to develop a mob mentality.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a group of IAS officers (representational image) | Photo: narendramodi.in

Only 153 IAS officers got central deputation in 2018-19, down 50% since 2015-16

A total of 340 IAS officers were appointed at the Centre under the central staffing scheme in 2014-15, and 320 in 2015-16, according to govt data.
Workers sort onions at the Agriculture Produce Market Committee wholesale market in Lasalgaon, Maharashtra | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt must treat farmers as businessmen & introduce ease of doing agri-business index

If Narendra Modi wants to double farmers’ incomes, then the Centre has to create a system that can rank states according to agricultural performance.
Ram Vilas Paswan

States given year’s time to roll out ‘one nation, one ration card’ system

The new system will ensure no poor is deprived of Public Distribution System entitlement if that person shifts from one place to another.
Lok Sabha

Centre gives a lot of money to states for social welfare. A good policy, but only on paper

In the last 18 years, the Centre spent Rs 14 lakh crore on social services. But centrally sponsored schemes are undermining state say.

On Camera

Pakistan PM Imran Khan with Narendra Modi

Few things tie Modi’s India and Imran’s Pakistan like their love-hate for foreign invasion

Be it Hindutva ideologues condemning the wicked foreign invader or Imran Khan hailing Turkish imperial rule, both want to reinforce that going forward means going backward.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

Indian and Chinese soldiers during a military exercise in Meghalaya last year | Representational image | ANI

‘April status quo’ discussed as India, China generals hold 7-hour meeting over Ladakh

The formal meeting between the top military officers of India and China started around 11.30 am and is believed to have lasted until the evening.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.