Monday, 4 July, 2022
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Congress begins ‘Chintan Shivir’ today with one goal: Not to let India become ‘Congress mukt’

Over 450 delegates in attendance at 3-day meet in Udaipur, the first such brainstorming session since 2013. Focus is on organisational restructuring & main 2024 narrative against BJP.

China firm wins contract to build 5.6km underground stretch of Delhi-Meerut rapid rail project

The 82-km Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut Rapid Rail Transit System corridor is being funded by the Asian Development Bank, and procurement is governed by guidelines of the bank & govt.

Flying trains could be coming your way

Akka Technologies’s ‘Link & Fly’ will allow passengers to board a train-like tube which later transforms into an aircraft.

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T.V. Somanathan, Union Finance Secretary | ThePrint

Tame subsidies, hike fees for govt services — Centre’s tips to states to slash deficit

At a meeting with chief secretaries of states, Union Finance Secretary T.V. Somanathan made a presentation that highlighted a worrying rise in debt in some states.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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