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PM Modi’s donations to public causes from savings, auctions cross Rs 103 cr, report says

Highlighting Modi's donations, sources noted that he gave Rs 21 lakh in 2019 from his personal savings to the fund set up for the welfare of sanitation workers of Kumbh Mela.
A medic in PPE collects samples for Covid-19 tests in Bengaluru on 25 August 2020 | PTI

PM CARES Fund received Rs 3,076.62 crore in 5 days, account statement shows

The receipt and payment account showed nearly Rs 3,075.85 crore as voluntary contributions, while Rs 39.67 lakh came as foreign contributions.

Prashant Bhushan’s ‘sorry not sorry’ and cases CBI could not solve

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Congress’ Divya Spandana returns to social media politics with Twitter jibe at BJP ministers

Actor-turned-politician Divya Spandana questions ministers Jitendra Singh and Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling on PM CARES Fund.
BJP working president Jagat Prakash Nadda addresses a press conference, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on 10 Nov, 2019 | Photo: PTI

SC verdict on PM CARES resounding blow to Rahul Gandhi’s nefarious designs, says Nadda

BJP President Nadda tweeted the Supreme Court ruling showed truth shines despite the 'ill intent and malicious efforts' of Congress and its associates.
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SC says money from PM CARES need not be transferred to disaster response fund

Supreme Court says funds received by NDRF can be utilised for Covid relief, and that it is open for anyone to contribute to the fund voluntarily.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Centre defends PM CARES Fund as a public trust, Supreme Court reserves verdict

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that PM CARES Fund is a 'voluntary fund' and no budgetary allocations to the NDRF or SDRF are being touched.
The Parliament building in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP MPs oppose audit of PM CARES Fund at a parliamentary committee meeting

At the Public Accounts Committee meeting, most members, including 12 from BJP, also opposed panel chairman & Congress MP Adhir Chowdhury’s suggestion to discuss Covid.
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Existence of NDRF doesn’t bar creation of PM CARES for voluntary donations: Centre tells SC

A petition filed by the Centre for Public Interest Litigation says that NDRF has not been utilised by the authorities and the PM CARES Fund has been set up instead.

Legacy of police brutality in India, and PTI’s ‘anti-national’ interview

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On Camera

Cubes of sorted compressed plastic bottles, Istanbul | Chris McGrath/Getty Images

Don’t give up on recycling plastic. It’s going to help manage our trash, spur innovation

The global recycling industry has a history of transforming what was previously 'unrecyclable' into useful products and is poised to do so again.
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Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

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No decision on selling only ‘Made in India’ items in military canteens, says defence ministry

Union Minister Shripad Naik was replying to a query on whether the defence ministry will consider using and selling only 'Made in India' products in its stores.
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Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?