Thursday, 7 July, 2022
TopicUnion Territory

Topic: Union Territory

‘They trapped me’ — 25-year-old Andaman woman blames DGP, 3 cops in ‘suicide’ video

Police say the video shot by Deepika Kishen, a resident of Bambooflat in South Andaman, is old, accuse her of cheating and forgery.

‘He is destroying the island’: Administrator Praful Khoda Patel now faces a row in Lakshadweep

While local residents and politicians are opposing policies introduced by the Lakshadweep Administrator since his appointment in Dec 2020, Patel said his only agenda is 'development'.

Sena demands Belgaum be declared Union Territory over ‘atrocities’ against Marathi people

An editorial in Shiv Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' alleged that a pro-Kannada organisation beat up Marathi people in Belgaum and claimed Karnataka police were also harassing them.

AAP vs L-G tussle — no final word on ‘services’ as SC has deferred case thrice in 2 years

The matter of distribution of powers in Delhi has been at the centre of a raging debate for years, stoking a face-off between the Delhi & central govts.

Resignations, protests and stiff competition turn up heat for BJP ahead of Ladakh election

This year, people in Ladakh can choose from BJP, Congress and AAP. But their resentment at not having constitutional safeguards is at its highest.

Domicile certificate only for jobs, does not confer right to own land, says J&K admin

The officials also said those holding domicile certificates would not be included in the voters' list in the Union Territory.

J&K was a broken state, frauds were at unbelievable levels everywhere, says chief secretary

Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said there was no system in place in J&K due to years of misgovernance and corruption.

Darbar Move waste of time and effort, says J&K High Court, asks govt to consider viability

Court orders judgment to be served on J&K chief secretary, directing him to place it before the authorities to examine the issues raised.

J&K has no chief minister but now has ‘four ministers’ — for home, power, revenue, Haj

Jammu & Kashmir is a union territory with a legislature and a chief minister, but it has not seen elections since it was stripped of its statehood.

Central pay perks now for govt staff in J&K — grants for children, higher studies allowance

Order issued by J&K Lieutenant Governor G.C. Murmu says Rs 2,250 per month per child fixed as Children Education Allowance. Double amount for special children.

On Camera


Mahendra Singh Dhoni sporting an Army insignia on his glove during the India-South Africa

MS Dhoni is the rainbow of Indian cricket, a cult figure who inspires youth across nation

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s honest self-assessment always put the interests of Indian cricket ahead of any desire to build a ‘legacy’ for himself.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Nepali Gorkhas to be recruited in Indian Army through Agnipath scheme, here is how

Similar to terms for Indian soldiers, the Nepalis would be inducted for 4 years, after which only 25 per cent would be retained.

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.