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Kuldeep Bishnoi

After posting picture with Pilot and Scindia, Kuldeep Bishnoi clarifies he isn’t joining BJP

In a video message on Twitter, Haryana MLA Bishnoi, however, maintained that Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia’s exit from Congress has caused a big loss to the party.
Chief Minister of Tripura Biplab Deb | Twitter | @BjpBiplab

Jats & Punjabis ‘less brainy’, Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb stirs another row with his claims

The Tripura CM's comments at a conference Sunday are the latest in a long string of such faux pas. He once said satellite tech existed in ancient India and that Buddha had walked to Japan.

Haryana Cabinet Minister OP Dhankar appointed BJP state unit president

Dhankar's appointment is seen as an attempt to balance the caste equations in the state, where politics revolves around Jats and non-Jats.
Haryana deputy CM Dushyant Chautala

Dushyant Chautala has shown what it takes to be a Deputy CM. Is Sachin Pilot watching?

Dushyant Chautala has managed to keep his MLAs in his fold and pursue his Jat politics without antagonising BJP CM Manohar Lal Khattar.
File photo of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar | PTI

Hyperlocal social media news outlets banned in 7 Haryana districts now over Covid ‘rumours’

Fatehabad district administration latest to issue orders under the Epidemic Diseases Act. Journalists allege this is an attempt to target press freedom.
Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fish delivery to migrant database ⁠— a govt app for everything in India during lockdown

Around 40 apps have been created by various state govts to meet the needs of people, as well as their own, and mitigate the challenges arising out of Covid.
Murrah buffaloes

Haryana’s buffalo count dips, officials say dairy farmers now prefer ‘quality over quantity’

Latest livestock census shows Haryana’s buffalo population fell to 43.76 lakh in 2019 from 57.64 lakh in 2012. The fall is higher, at 27%, if compared to 2007 numbers.
Medical staff with a patient of Covid-19 | Imran Nissar | ANI

Haryana to start plasma therapy to treat Covid-19 patients: Health Minister Anil Vij

While Haryana has nearly 14,000 Covid cases, almost 10,000 of them have been reported from Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat — all of which fall under NCR.
A view of Fortis Hospital lobby area in Gurgaon

Gurugram Covid crisis could go Delhi way, if testing and health infra not ramped up fast

Gurugram's Covid count rose to 4,307 Sunday, much below Delhi's, but the city's positivity and doubling rates suggest cases will rise exponentially in next few weeks.
File image of Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar | Photo: ANI

After VHP campaign on ‘atrocities’ in Muslim-majority Nuh, Khattar promises new conversion law

VHP had thrown its weight behind two probe reports alleging that the dominant Muslim community in Mewat/Nuh had committed atrocities against Hindus and Dalits.

On Camera

Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, top right, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, top centre, Sundar Pichai of Alphabet, bottom left, and Tim Cook of Apple, centre left, swearing in during a US House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing, 29 July | Mandel Ngan/AFP/Bloomberg

Why Amazon, Apple, FB and Google are in the dock. It’s not just about economy

Even if the US Congress enacts new legislation, short of breaking up Big Tech, antitrust actions will not directly take on its bigger power.
Poultry farm (Representative Image) | Commons

India’s poultry industry needs Rs 20,000 cr to recover from crash caused by Covid rumours

Chicken prices at the farm gate plummeted as much as 70% in March from January, forcing farmers to cull large numbers and causing huge losses.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of light Sprut-SDM1 tank in Moscow. | Photo: Commons

Russia offers India Sprut lightweight tanks amid stand-off with China

Russia's offer comes as China has deployed Type 15 light tanks while India has relied on the heavier battle tanks. Talks are on, but no immediate purchase is on the cards.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.