Sunday, 2 October, 2022

Topic: Development

Looking for partnership not dominance in Indo-Pacific region: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

US secretary of state Pompeo says not looking for dominance, denies initiatives are aimed at countering China.

Siddaramaiah says BJP has no right to demand separate statehood for North Karnataka

The ex-chief minister highlighted his release of funds for various development schemes during his tenure, blaming BJP for 'zero' progress done. 

BJP targets Digvijaya Singh pushes development plank for Madhya Pradesh polls

MP BJP IT Cell in-charge Shivraj Singh Dabi says 10 year rule in MP by Digvijaya govt was marked by 'misrule' and 'ruination' of the state. 

Digital India has checked black money, uprooted middlemen: PM Modi

He said 'rumours' that money is not safe when used digitally were a conspiracy hatched by 'disgruntled middlemen'.

David Pilling’s book explains why economic growth has failed to make people happier

The Growth Delusion compels the reader to reflect on the futility of what is being pursued and how ill-informed public policies are.

Narendra Modi has ended politics of dynasty and casteism: Amit Shah

BJP President Amit Shah also listed several achievements of the NDA government on its fourth anniversary including surgical strikes and curbing black money.

At Magnetic Maharashtra summit, junior IAS officers pitch for investment in tribal talent

The team of seven assistant collectors is trying to get investments into tribal goods and services by pitching them as ‘safe’ and ‘attractive’.

India presents an image of optimism and promise to a world in flux

For India to reap the benefits of its reforms process, it is imperative that it address some critical challenges at home.

BJP talks of ‘vikas’ but we can’t see it, say Muslims in Kutch

Despite a significant Muslim population, BJP does not have a single Muslim candidate here, while Congress has one.

BJP’s counts on ‘vikas’ & Hindutva to wean Gujarat’s middle-class tribals from Congress

Amit Shah says the Congress gave the tribals kukada-bakra (hen and goats), but the BJP is giving them cows and buffaloes for dairy development.

On Camera


Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.