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Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha searches for relevance in Bihar, looks to make Third Front ahead of polls

Yashwant Sinha lashed out at Bihar CM Nitish Kumar at a press meet and stressed the need for change in Bihar. A JD(U) leader called his supporters a ‘team of losers’.
Bihar labour minister Vijay Kumar Sinha. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Bihar reviewing labour laws to give industries a push, says state’s labour minister

In an interview to ThePrint, Vijay Kumar Sinha said Bihar is fully geared up to handle the migrant workers who return to the state.
Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury (file) | ANI

Congress, DMK in Lok Sabha demand Gandhi family be given SPG cover again

Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury cited that the previous NDA govt, led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, had not removed SPG cover to the Gandhi family.
Mamata Banerjee

Mamata Banerjee asks people to protect constitutional rights in ‘Super Emergency’ era

Mamata Banerjee has frequently stated in the past that India is going through 'Super Emergency' under the BJP-led NDA rule at the Centre.

The fearsome foursome who comprise Modi’s security dream-team in second term

The national security team that PM Modi has selected not only enjoys his trust and confidence, but also has the experience to deliver.
Narendra Modi outside Parliament House

Modi govt plans to bring 75% of all Indians under Ayushman Bharat

The PM-JAY or Ayushman Bharat health insurance scheme currently covers the poorest 40%, but the Modi govt plans to merge all state & central schemes under it.
File photo of BJP president Amit Shah | AmitShah/Twitter

CM Biren Singh’s BJP govt made Manipur blockade-free: Amit Shah at state rally

Modi-led government allotted 238% more funds as compared to Congress rule for the development of the northeast, he said in Manipur.
Reserve Bank of India (RBI) head office in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

At 19 Nov meeting, RBI board to discuss whether to accept govt demand for more dividend

RBI board is also expected to discuss the loan defaulters’ list that has not been made public.
An individual records fingerprints as part of the biometric data collection for Aadhaar | Commons

Only the government seems to have won the Aadhaar battle in the Supreme Court

There’s a lesson for all techno -- utopians- anything that creates centralised power might be eventually taken over by bureaucrats.

A UPA governor beats the reshuffle yet again as PIB scouts for ‘government-friendly’ journos

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On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.