Monday, 8 August, 2022
TopicChief Ministers

Topic: Chief Ministers

Concerned about courts taking up ‘politically forced cases’, says Mamata Banerjee

At CM-CJ meeting, Banerjee said that high courts' taking up such cases eats into court's time. It comes after Calcutta HC gave CBI the Birbhum massacre probe.

CMs violate IAS seniority rules too often with pick-and-choose game for chief secretaries

From Jayalalithaa to Amarinder Singh, chief ministers throughout the years seem to have ignored the seniority principle in choosing chief secretaries.

Retd IAS officers aren’t bound by any code of conduct. There should be no room for them in CMO

Gujarat under Narendra Modi started it, India now must end the CMO culture of letting retired IAS officers in.

India has two kinds of chief ministers. Regional stars, and BJP-Congress pick-and-throw

Kejriwal, Stalin, Jagan, Mamata are the karta dhartas of regional parties. While CMs of BJP and Congress are at the mercy of moody high command.

PM Modi urges 6 states with high Covid cases to take proactive steps to prevent 3rd wave

During a virtual meeting with CMs of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Maharashtra and Kerala, the PM said 80% of the new Covid cases last week were from these states.

PM Modi to interact with CMs of Kerala, Odisha, 4 other states on Covid situation on 16 July

The 6 states have seen an increase in Covid numbers in several districts or have not in general seen a dip like in most other states.

Over 75% MPs, ministers and CMs are 50-plus, will be eligible for priority Covid vaccination

PM Modi said elected representatives wouldn’t be prioritised, but the age of a majority of lawmakers and CMs automatically places them in the priority bracket.

In Modi’s Covid paathshaala, the CMs are learning an important political lesson

Modi will meet CMs over Covid Monday — the tenth time in ten months. It will again be a set of monologues, not a dialogue.

Bring presidential system to states, cut MLAs to size and watch corruption shrink

Corruption can only be tackled effectively if there is a strong push from the highest level — the political executive. This may seem like asking for the moon but it is not impossible.

PM Modi holds review meeting with CMs of 10 states with highest Covid cases

Modi emphasised on containment, contact tracing and surveillance and said that infection slows down to a great extent if positive cases are identified within 72 hours of onset.

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A Kia Sonet in India, 2020 | Wikimedia Commons

Pandemic, Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, naysayers —Kia Motors entered India and beat all

Kia Motors claims to have sold over 5 lakh cars in India in just under 3 years. With new EV6 lined up, will the future be as electric for the Korean company?
Wheat being harvested at a village near Amritsar in Punjab | Representational image | ANI

Willing to ‘feed the world’ by summer, India may have to import wheat come winter

With wheat prices soaring, the government may have to slash import duty and impose stock limits, say traders and analysts.

Defence

The Flying Dolphin — how a former Indian Navy submariner qualified as a commercial pilot 

Vivek Chaudhary retired from the Indian Navy in 2017 after serving on the  Short-Service Commission. After that, his dreams took flight. 

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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