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File image of Punjab CM Amarinder Singh | Photo: @capt_amarinder | Twitter

Punjab cabinet meeting scrapped as ministers walk out after ‘fight’ with chief secretary

In the pre-cabinet meeting, two Punjab ministers have heated exchange with chief secretary on the issue of excise revenue generation.
Patna High Court

2.08 lakh Prohibition cases pending, HC asks Nitish govt how it plans to dispose of them

Court tells Bihar govt to file affidavit by 25 September explaining if it plans to appoint judges and set up courts that deal only with Prohibition law violations.
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Bihar booze ban: Bane for state, boon for neighbours

Since Nitish Kumar brought in prohibition in December 2015, Bihar’s neighbours Jharkhand and West Bengal have seen steady spikes in their excise revenue.

On Camera

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Is it ‘shirk from home’? Jury’s still out as Europe begins working from home again

There is no evidence yet of mass remote work’s impact in the longer term on company productivity, but the current outlook is mixed at best.

Harley Davidson to discontinue sales and manufacturing operations in India

Harley’s decision comes weeks after Toyota Motor Corp. said it won’t expand further in India due to the country’s high tax regime.

Defence

File photo of Army Chief General M.M. Naravane at Leh to review security situation and operational preparedness along the Line of Actual Control in Eastern Ladakh | Photo: Twitter/@adgpi

Indian soldiers at LAC have go-ahead to open fire in self-defence, India tells China

With no signs of disengagement on the ground in Ladakh, where India and China have been locked in a stand-off since April, both sides will stay dug in during the region’s bitter winter too.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?