Topic: Princely states
While no casualties were reported, the ‘Colonnade Bar’, billiards room, a ballroom, main reception and a staircase of the 144-year-old British-era establishment were damaged.
In ‘False Allies’, Manu Pillai writes about the Maharajas of India and the problems their newly appointed East India Company Residents brought into their lives.
In ‘Sikkim’, former diplomat Preet Mohan Singh Malik writes about the Namgyal dynasty that ruled the Himalayan kingdom until it became India’s 22nd state.
The RBI wants every small-ticket loan to be a marriage officially solemnised in the church of banking. Its new guidelines stop nonbanks from loading digital wallets using credit lines.
Niti Aayog report finds concentration of workers rising in low- and high-skilled categories, maximum share in retail trade and sales.
These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.
Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.