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BJP supporters celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday in Chennai Thursday | ANI Photo

‘Incarnation of Lord Krishna, India’s crown jewel’ — BJP leaders wish PM Modi on 70th birthday

The BJP also organised several events to celebrate the PM Modi's birthday, including a virtual exhibition, quiz competition and a week-long 'Seva Saptah' drive.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar | Photo: ANI

Fake news more dangerous than paid, self-regulation needed, says I&B Minister Javadekar

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the government has taken an initiative to curb fake news by setting up a fact check team that verifies information put online.
Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar | Photo: ANI

No audience or visitors on sets, Aarogya Setu must — Centre’s SOP for film, TV production

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar issues central guidelines Sunday, detailing the SOP for cast and crew as they begin shooting after the Covid-19 lockdown.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the event Monday

Modi govt gets over 17 lakh responses to draft EIA, will vet them to prepare final version

Draft EIA was published by environment ministry in March. It has, however, invited flak from activists & opposition who say the new rules will harm environment.
Union Information & Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar along with Principal Director General, Press Information Bureau, Kuldeep Dhatwalia briefing the media on Cabinet Decisions, in New Delhi in January 2020

Triple talaq law contributes to woman empowerment and dignity, says Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar along with other members of the BJP, hailed the positive impact of the law on the the first anniversary of the triple talaq bill's passage in Parliament.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

What Modi govt’s EIA draft says & why environment experts think it’ll encourage violations

New environment impact assessment draft has been widely criticised by experts and activists, who say it has adopted a regressive approach and fosters non-transparency.
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All your suggestions on draft EIA ‘unfounded’, Prakash Javadekar tells Jairam Ramesh

Javadekar's response came after former environment minister Ramesh wrote to him raising concerns about the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification.
Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar speaks at the event Monday

Javadekar lists Delhi riots, fall of MP govt, Rajasthan crisis as Rahul Gandhi ‘achievements’

Union minister Prakash Javadekar took to Twitter to list Gandhi’s 'achievements' since February, after ex-Congress chief criticised PM Modi for his ‘blunders’.
Information and Broadcasting (I&B) secretary Amit Khare | Twitter | @PIB_India

Govt wants level playing field for print, digital media with FDI: I&B Secretary Amit Khare

I&B Minister Prakash Javadekar says govt will soon announce incentives for films & TV hit by Covid, and will also come out with SOP for film and TV shoots.
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Elephant or cow, Hindutva doesn’t give two hoots about animal welfare. Deaths are political

Hindus don't have any problem with cow slaughter or animal sacrifice unless it involves Dalits, Muslims, Christians or tribal people. Their outrage is fake.

On Camera

A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
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Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.

Defence

Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

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?