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Punjab Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal dellivering a speech in assembly during the budget session

Punjab ministers, leader of opposition not to pay income tax on perks, state to pitch in

Punjab assembly passes 3 bills that exempt ministers from paying IT on perks & house allowance, finance minister says govt 'correcting anomaly'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

From Modi’s Eleven in 2014 to only NaMo in 2019, the Modi-fication of BJP is now complete

As BJP goes into 2019 polls, one man leads the army. Everyone else is a lieutenant, far diminished in stature in comparison to PM Modi.
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Respected judges & ministers, policing Netflix won’t make us sanskari

It is as if our courts and govt, having rid the society of all other evils, have taken up the onerous task of cleansing it.
Not really ‘Congress-mukt’: in many states, half of BJP’s ministers are ex-Congress

Not really ‘Congress-mukt’: in some states, half of BJP’s ministers are ex-Congress

Composition of BJP’s state cabinets leads to allegations of ‘Congressisation’, party says the ministers are now committed to its ideology and goals.
The graphic shows how five ministers in the Union Cabinet hail from around Varanasi

PM’s Varanasi catchment takes Union Cabinet by storm

Each of the five MPs along the 300-km highway corridor on either side of Varanasi is now a Union minister.

Model village scheme: 8 Union ministers among 100 MPs who met only 20% of target

Reports accessed by ThePrint show that ministers like Bandaru Duttatreya, J.P. Nadda, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Prakash Javadekar have performed poorly

On Camera

Delhi University | Photo by Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Delhi University has just one obsession — exams. And it has made a mess of it.

After months of back-and-forth over the much-criticised online Open Book Examinations, Delhi University has postponed its exams once again.
File image of Principal Economic Advisor Sanjeev Sanyal | Photo: ANI

India has fiscal and monetary space to boost demand: Principal Economic Advisor Sanyal

Sanjeev Sanyal said at India Global Week that the government has been careful not to spray money and take a step-by-step approach to economic revival.

Defence

Representational image | Soham Sen | ThePrint

India, China corps commanders to meet next week, will focus on next round of disengagement

Agenda for the corps commanders meeting will be finalised after India-China Working Mechanism for Consultation & Coordination meet likely to be held Friday.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.