Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicTricolour

Topic: Tricolour

Row erupts as BJP flag is placed on top of Tricolour at Kalyan Singh’s tribute meet

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor called the incident an ‘insult’, while Samajwadi Party leader Ghanshyam Tiwari said it was typical of BJP to place party above nation.

‘National flag used as decoration’: Union minister accuses Kejriwal of violating flag code

In letter to Delhi L-G Anil Baijal, Tourism Minister Prahlad Patel says the national flags on display in Delhi CM Kejriwal’s recent Covid briefings don't adhere to the flag code.

BJP demands arrest of Mehbooba Mufti for ‘seditious remarks’ on tricolour

Addressing reporters for first time since her release from detention, Mufti said she would only hold the national tricolour after the flag of J&K was restored.

No black flags by Maoists on 15 Aug ‘first time in 20 yrs’, Bastar cops call it big positive

Police officers say this is a sign Maoists are losing their hold, and security forces and the govt’s programmes are making an impact on Bastar’s villagers.

Technically, the national flag shouldn’t fly at half-mast everywhere for Karunanidhi

The Flag Code of India doesn’t officially allow for this honour to be given to a former state CM. But the code has long been flexible.

Annationalism

The use of patriotism, in a political debate, is no different from the use of religion, or an invocation to God. Because that squashes all argument.

On Camera

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PT Pertamina Balongan refinery in Indramayu, Indonesia | Representational | Bloomberg

Asian refiners to ramp up gasoline exports to US as sky-high prices beckon

In Asia, gasoline margins have doubled to more than $33 a barrel since the end of March and have edged above those for diesel, which have eased from a peak in early May.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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