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Delhi CM and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (C) with deputy CM Manish Sisodia and Gopal Rai at the press conference | PTI

AAP extends unconditional support to Left Democratic Front in Kerala

While addressing a press conference, AAP leader Somnath Bharti said the party's main aim is to remove the NDA and put an end to communal tension.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh targets ‘anti-national’ Modi, alleges he sold interest of the nation

Navjot Sidhu accused Narendra Modi of favouring Ambani and Adani at the cost of state-run firms, and called him a "chowkidar" who only takes care of the rich.
Election Commission

EC asks Eros Now to stop streaming of web series on PM Modi

Election Commission rules that since PM Modi is a prospective candidate in Lok Sabha elections, hence the web series cannot be exhibited.
Jet Airways employees

Jet Airways employees write to President, PM seeking help in getting their salaries

In separate letters, Jet Airways employees requested help in getting the outstanding salaries cleared and urged that the process of funding the airline be expedited.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Bar Council of India & National Green Tribunal condemn allegations against CJI Ranjan Gogoi

Bar body officials called the allegations false, cooked-up and an attempt to malign the CJI and judiciary.

EC to issue notice to Sadhvi Pragya Thakur for her Hemant Karkare remarks

BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Thakur triggered a political storm after she said Mumbai ATS chief Hemant Karkare died in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks because she had ‘cursed’ him.
science

States to have cyber forensic labs & DNA examination facilities to deal with crimes against women

The boost to forensic investigation capabilities will cost more than Rs 200 crore and is being implemented under the Centre’s Nirbhaya Fund.
koffee with karan

Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul fined Rs 20 lakh each for their sexist comments on Koffee with Karan

The two were directed to pay Rs 1 lakh each to widows of 10 constables of para-military forces and deposit Rs 10 lakh in the fund "created by the Cricket Association for the blind".
People at a commemoration for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy

Bhopal Gas tragedy among world’s ‘major industrial accidents’ since 1919, says UN report

The UN report, which includes the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, said the Bhopal Gas tragedy affected more than 600,000 workers and their descendants.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik

BJP conspired to sell Chilika lake, we stopped it, claims Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik accused the BJP-run Central government of conspiring to sell the Chilika lake as part of its plan to build a water aerodrome.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.