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Congress MP-led commission threatened to throw Omprakash Mehra off the 4th-floor for Delhi-6

Filmmaker recounts his descent into alcoholism and depression after the first cut of Delhi-6 was declared a commercial flop.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media before her meeting with Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi Wednesday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

‘Democracy must go on’, Mamata Banerjee says as she leaves Delhi after 5-day visit

Banerjee's first trip to the national capital after her resounding victory in the West Bengal assembly polls was akin to testing the waters before she waded deeper into national politics.
A file photo of environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna, who died on 21 May 2021. | Photo: Twitter/@kuljitnagra1

Delhi Assembly passes resolution urging Bharat Ratna for Sunderlal Bahuguna

Arvind Kejriwal said the entire country wants Bharat Ratna to be conferred on Bahuguna, who 'not only protected the environment but also worked for many other social causes'.

Unlock activity can lead to spike in Covid cases — Niti Aayog member tells Kejriwal govt

VK Paul asked the Delhi government to remain watchful and suggested that Centre's advice must be taken before imposing restrictions on inter-state travel.

Delhi has a new skill university: 39 courses, over 6,000 seats and 13 campuses

Delhi Skill and Entrepreneurship University has opened admissions for 4,500 seats in diploma programmes, 1,300 for bachelors degrees, 250 for B. Tech & around 100 for Masters programmes.
Pigeons fly as Jama Masjid wears an almost deserted look on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

No mass prayers, Covid protocols — Jama Masjid wears deserted look this Eid al-Adha

After the Shah Imam of Jama Masjid asked people to offer Eid prayers at home, not many people visited Jama Masjid on Eid al-Adha.

World class drainage system will be developed in Delhi, says CM Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal said that the Minto Road drainage system will be replicated at vulnerable points in the national capital and regular cleaning of drains and sewers will be ensured.
A man boarding a DTC bus | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Fix criminal liability’: After BJP, now Congress wants probe into bus procurement by AAP govt

Congress has demanded a CVC probe into the procurement of 1,000 DTC buses by AAP govt in Delhi. A local panel had earlier dismissed charges of corruption.
Commuters during rain as monsoon reaches Delhi on 13 July 2021 | PTI

Southwest monsoon arrives in Delhi after long delay, brings relief from severe heat wave

The minimum temperature dropped to 25.2 degrees celsius in the national capital after receiving 24.8 mm heavy rainfall Tuesday.
A partially washed away house amid flood water as heavy rain lash after a cloudburst in Dharamshala on 12 July 2021| Photo: PTI

Flash floods in Himachal and Jammu, 71 dead due to lightning strikes including 42 in UP

In Himachal Pradesh's Dharamshala, flash floods triggered by heavy rains swept away cars and two buildings, and resulted in closure of the Kangra airport at Gaggal.

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Mehar Singh, the RIAF pilot with heart of a Bengal tiger, who flew like a Himalayan eagle

Mehar never thought he would die in an aircraft. He used to say 'Old pilots never die; they just fade away.'
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.