Friday, 7 October, 2022
TopicIndian governemnt

Topic: Indian governemnt

Govt and military owe India an authentic history of the 1971 Bangladesh War. Rest is mythology

Halos around personalities from the 1971 Bangladesh War victory have no sanctity. Myths and claims of self-aggrandisement must be debunked.

Modi govt’s post-lockdown containment plan and the Bhilwara model that’s key to it

In episode 437 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the containment plan released by the Indian government and how Rajasthan's Bhilwara successfully curbed Covid-19.

‘Cruel and inhumane’ — European Union condemns hanging of 16 December gang rape convicts

International Commission of Jurists also denounces the hangings and urges India to introduce changes to legal system that would deter violence.

Bhopal gas leak: Supreme Court can now undo collusion between Union Carbide, Indian govt

In 1989, Union Carbide and Indian govt together reduced the number and extent of injury that Bhopal gas leak caused. A curative petition is now before Supreme Court.

These common antibiotics have new side-effects & will now come with warnings

India's drug watchdog tells manufacturers of Cefixime, Cefotaxime, Ofloxacin and 4 other drugs to ensure warnings on leaflets in drug packets. 

Govt owes Air India over Rs 1146.86 crore for VVIP charter flights

The Defence Ministry has outstanding bills of Rs 211.17 crore, Cabinet Secretariat and PMO Rs 543.18 crore and External Affairs Ministry Rs 392.33 crore.

TalkPoint: Lateral entry at joint secretary level positions: reform or politically motivated?

An advertisement by the government of India on Sunday announced 10 positions at the joint secretary level for ‘talented and motivated’ professionals. Experts weigh in whether it will help.

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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses a Vijayadashami function in Nagpur Wednesday | PTI

Mohan Bhagwat’s caution on population ‘imbalance’ must go beyond statistics, vote-bank politics

The RSS chief has highlighted the need for consensus on population control and to consider Uniform Civil Code as a contributory aspect of achieving population balance.
Falguni Nayar, Nykaa's founder & CEO, and Sima Ganwani Ved, Apparel Group's founder & chairwoman, pose for a picture during a strategic alliance announcement in Mumbai, on 6 October 2022 | Reuters

Nykaa forge ties with Dubai’s Apparel Group to expand business in Gulf countries

Falguni Nayar, the online retailer founder and CEO, said the two companies would together build a multi-brand beauty retail business with Nykaa holding a 55% stake of the entity.


Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

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.