Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: PMO

Not just Gujarat: Modi’s star IAS, IPS, IFS officers earned spurs under PM Manmohan

Vini Mahajan's appointment as secretary in Jal Shakti Ministry is among a string that questions criticism that Modi relies almost exclusively on confidants he worked with as Gujarat CM.

Modi to inaugurate new defence ministry buildings, vacated space to make way for PM residence

The Defence ministry offices will move to two new office complexes at Africa Avenue and Kasturba Gandhi Marg. The new office complex will be inaugurated by the PM Thursday.

Ex-IAS Amarjeet Sinha quits as Modi adviser, second high-profile PMO resignation in 6 months

There has been no official statement from the PMO on Amarjeet Sinha’s resignation, and no clarity yet on the reasons behind the decision.

Morarji Desai had stolen PMO documents. Was set to reveal classified secrets

In his memoir 'A Rude Life', journalist Vir Sanghvi recounts gripping details of politicians, actors, public figures and the media landscape.

Modi govt rejig has nothing to do with real governance, it’s all about perception management

Former health minister Harsh Vardhan is just a fall guy. Look into Javadekar, Gangwar, Pokhriyal, Prasad exits, a similar pattern emerges. 

PMO can help theatre command take off by finding a politician with defence background

The grave diggers of the theatre command system have won the current round and the political leadership has failed to discern the nature of the issues.

Lesson to Modi from ‘Accidental Prime Minister’ — PM ki kursi zameen se door kar deti hai

The Modi Indians voted for wouldn’t air-dash to politically important cyclone-hit states but stay indoors when crores are fighting coronavirus and government apathy.

Scarce resources for Kerala, Karnataka MP, and plea for Gadkari to lead Covid ‘war’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Modi needs a new team. Unless the PMO wants to keep running India

When people are dying for want of oxygen and medical facilities, ministers are responding to the crisis with more praise for PM Modi.

Central Vista project to include PM’s residential complex with 10 buildings, new PMO

Sources said that there is 'no question of dropping' the proposed new PMO, after the CPWD did not mention the same in its proposal before an expert panel of the Environment Ministry.

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.