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The PTI office at Sansad Marg in New Delhi | Wikimedia Commons

Modi govt slaps Rs 84.4-cr fine on PTI, says it hasn’t paid rent for Delhi office since 1984

Officials of the Union housing ministry confirmed that PTI has been slapped with the fine, but denied the news agency is being singled out. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

Who is India fighting – PTI, Congress or its own ambassador in China? Xi knows the answer

During Kargil, Vajpayee united the political class to secure national interest. Now, Modi’s BJP is fighting the opposition and PTI’s reporting as China watches.
The committee’s report stated that IIS officers should be posted to Prasar Bharati for a specific period | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Prasar Bharati ‘reviewing’ Rs 6.8 crore/year PTI subscription after China envoy interview

In a letter to PTI Saturday, Prasar Bharati notes that its actions have been contrary to values that it upholds as a public service broadcaster.
File photo | Cynthia D Ritchie | Twitter/@CynthiaDRitchie

Cynthia Ritchie’s accusations are bigger than Covid in Pakistan. As Imran Khan would like

Cash-strapped and under pressure for poor Covid-handling, Imran Khan government and Pakistan military are using an age-old strategy to shift attention.
Kashmiri students were arrested in Hubbali on sedition charges

Karnataka police re-arrest three Kashmiri students on sedition charges

The trio was arrested Saturday for raising pro-Pakistan slogans and let off next day, leading to protests against the police.
Students from Tianjin medical university with India's ambassador to China

China restricts English-MBBS courses to 45 colleges after record Indian student enrollment

China’s education ministry authorised only 45 out of 200 medical colleges to teach foreign students MBBS in English.
Pak PM Imran Khan

A year ago, PM Imran Khan promised Naya Pakistan but gave a series of embarrassments

Pakistan PM’s score card on altering the economic, foreign and security policies to usher in a welfare state is dismal.
Rajnath Singh at a seminar

India has proven its ‘reach & lethality’, hope for more synergy in defence sector: Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced that the govt will allow its test facilities to be used by the private industry to meet the standards required for defence manufacturing.
Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi joins #SareeTwitter, ‘rhymester’ Piyush Goyal, & what PTI stands for

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

Smriti Irani slams Rahul Gandhi for contesting from Wayanad, calls it an insult to Amethi

Congress' Rahul Gandhi will be contesting his second Lok Sabha seat from Kerala's Wayanad apart from Amethi where he's in contest with BJP's Smriti Irani.

On Camera

Where’s the sympathy for lonely young people hit by social distancing?

Younger people report higher rates of anxiety and depression when compared with the elderly, and the pandemic hasn’t changed that.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Allow us to restructure loans but no need for blanket recast, banks tell RBI

The Indian Banks’ Association has written to RBI, saying debt recast needs to be completed by September to prevent fresh bad loan creation.

Defence

Representational image of the Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh, which borders on China | Photo: Commons

Himachal’s plan to counter China — train personnel in Chinese, residents in guerrilla warfare

Plan with 12 ‘high points’, drawn up by Himachal DGP Sanjay Kundu at the behest of Governor Bandaru Dattatreya, sent to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh for action.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.