Tuesday, 18 January, 2022

Topic: PTI

2021 was a year of many firsts for Pakistan – bhang to security. But Biden still hasn’t called

PM Imran Khan’s 'absolutely not' were the magic words of the year – even when it came to BFF Bajwa.

‘Doctors should be in hospitals, not streets’: Delhi CM Kejriwal writes to PM Modi

In his letter, Kejriwal said the prime minister must accept the demands of the protesting doctors and urged him to ensure that NEET-PG counselling process is expedited.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa polls, Bajwa, Opposition and other signs Imran Khan won’t last till 2023

Local body election trends are sometimes opposite to what a state-level polling may throw up. But that happens in democracies. Pakistan is different.

Imran Khan’s electoral win in PoK doesn’t represent the true will of the people. Here’s why

In a democracy, elections result in governance by the legislature and executive. But in PoK, both are powerless.

Flipkart valuation surges to $37.6 billion, raises $3.6 billion in fresh funding

The funding round saw the participation of sovereign wealth and pension funds and included Walmart, SoftBank Tencent Holdings & Blackstone Group-backed Antara Capital among others.

Delhi HC adjourns hearing on Juhi Chawla’s plea against 5G to July 29, judge recuses

Last month, the court had dismissed the lawsuit filed by the actress against the 5G rollout, describing it as 'abuse of law' and said it was filed for 'gaining publicity'.

Rajinikanth reconsiders entering politics, says will ‘consult’ RMM functionaries

Rajini Makkal Mandram was previously considered a launch vehicle for Rajinikanth's political entry. However, last December, the actor said he would not join politics.

‘Damini’ actor Madhav Moghe passes away at 68 of lung cancer

Moghe was widely popular for his mimicry, especially that of late actor Sanjeev Kapoor's iconic character 'Thakur' from the film, Sholay.

New IT rules empowering, protecting users, says Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw

Vaishnaw was sworn in as the new Union minister for IT and communications in the Cabinet reshuffle earlier this week.

Mullahs are supervising biology books. Imran Khan govt has put Pakistan in reverse gear

Clerics deciding PTI school curriculum will magnify body-related taboos. Pakistan is now on track to overtake Saudi Arabia as most stoutly conservative.

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OP Nayyar

O.P. Nayyar, the untrained musical genius who was more than just a hit machine

O.P. Nayyar was considered the biggest threat to Shankar-Jaikishan by the late 1950s. And though he and Lata Mangeshkar admired each other, they never collaborated.
President Xi Jingping addressing a meeting

Nations must secure global supply chains, prevent inflation shocks: Xi Jinping at WEF

In his 3rd address to World Economic Forum, Chinese President Xi Jinping said 'we need to resolve various risks and promote the steady recovery of the world economy'.


HAL likely to be in fray for Navy’s NUHs after defence ministry junks Coast Guard chopper deal

Last week, the Defence Acquisition Council scrapped the Coast Guard programme to buy 14 twin-engine helicopters under Buy Global category. Other projects under review now.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.