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Rajasthan govt imposes Section 144 in 11 districts as Covid cases rise

The Rajasthan government has also decided to continue the ban on social or religious functions until 31 October.
Arun Shourie | YouTube

This is the 2002 hotel sale case in which CBI court wants FIR against Arun Shourie

A CBI court has asked the agency to file criminal cases against Shourie & four others as allegations against them in the corruption case prima facie appeared to be true.
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At 96.2%, Kerala tops India’s literacy rate chart again, Andhra ranks last at 66.4%

According to a July 2017 to June 2018 study by the National Statistical Office, the male literacy rate (84.7%) is higher than females (70.3%) in India.
A file photo of Dr Kafeel Khan's release from Mathura Jail. | Photo: ANI

Even ‘Dr Kafeel Mishra’ or ‘Dr Kafeel Kumar’ would have done the same thing, Kafeel Khan says

'They made me naked, made me lie down, used batons and sticks to hit me… I couldn’t sit for so many days,' Dr Kafeel Khan tells ThePrint days after release from jail.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Supreme Court dismisses plea against merger of 6 BSP MLAs in Rajasthan with Congress

The SC bench said the plea was against an interim order of Rajasthan HC and has now become infructuous. The HC Monday passed an order on the petition filed by BJP MLA Madan Dilawar.
File photo | A vehicle lies buried in landslide debris following heavy rainfall, in Jaipur | PTI

Want to save Jaipur and its 2,300-yr-old mummy? Unclog the drains

Torrential rains recently inundated the walled city, but experts say Jaipur’s problem started years ago when it ignored its drainage systems in quest for modernity.
File image of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Facebook

Congress should decide who will work in govt or in party organisation, says Sachin Pilot

Sachin Pilot also hoped said three-member panel formed by AICC would find solutions to the issues he has raised.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC defers hearing on plea against merger of 6 Rajasthan MLAs from BSP with Congress

The petition by a BJP MLA said the MLAs have been wrongly allowed by the Rajasthan assembly speaker to merge with the Congress. The hearing has been deferred to 24 August.

Congress replaces Rajasthan in-charge Pande with Maken to keep ‘promise’ made to Sachin Pilot

Avinash Pande was seen to be a supporter of CM Ashok Gehlot, and replacing him as the Congress’ Rajasthan in-charge was among the Pilot camp’s demands.
BJP MP from Tonk–Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria | Facebook | Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria

‘No Covid will touch’ if you blow conch shell, take mud bath, cut LPG use — Rajasthan BJP MP

In a Facebook post, Rajasthan BJP MP Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria says blowing conch will improve lung capacity while a mud bath will improve immunity. 

On Camera

Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Farm reform bills are a beginning, not the agricultural equivalent of 1991

Govt says farmer should be free to sell to who he chooses, where he chooses, when he chooses. But fact is outcomes vary across crops & geographies, over time.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

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India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?