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Q2 GDP growth set to break five-quarter sliding trend

GDP and GVA numbers to be released Thursday, experts expect recovery after adverse impact of demonetisation and the pre-GST slowdown.
Cabinet Secy shoots down mediocre proposals to boost public sector

Cabinet Secy shoots down mediocre proposals to boost public sector

Cabinet Secretary disappointed with suggestions and proposals made so far, wants radical ideas for adapting public sector enterprises to ‘New India’.
Hurriyat blames Centre for Kashmir dialogue stalemate

Hurriyat blames Centre for Kashmir dialogue stalemate

Mirwaiz Umar Farooq says Modi govt lacks “Vajpayee approach”, paying lip service about holding talks.
Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

Modi’s new vote: Sub-categorisation set to bring OBCs into BJP fold

By spreading benefits of OBC reservations more evenly among all castes, the BJP can win over 40 crore of India’s most deprived people.
Modi government’s pet e-Sampark database hits privacy roadblock

Modi government’s pet e-Sampark database hits privacy roadblock

Days before Supreme Court judgement on privacy, health and railway ministries had raised concerns over sharing citizens’ details for the new database. Before the Supreme Court delivered its landmark judgement on privacy being a fundamental right, the Narendra Modi government’s massive people-contact database initiative, e-Sampark, had already hit a privacy roadblock. As the debate over privacy raged on, the health and railway ministries had red-flagged the new initiative due to privacy concerns at a meeting of top officials on 11 August. e-Sampark is an IT platform for government-to-government and government-to-citizen communications, which will use mailers, outbound dialling, and SMS campaigns. The government considers e-Sampark key to its communications strategy. It is also considered very useful for targeted campaigns based on geography, gender, occupation etc. The government intends to scale it up in a big way, with plans for a much larger citizen database, besides a comprehensive database of all government functionaries. Concerns raised The e-Sampark...

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India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.