Chhattisgarh’s Godhan Nyay Yojana gets PM praise at NITI meet

PRIME MINISTER Narendra Modi on Sunday praised the Godhan Nyay Yojana initiated by the Congress-led government in Chhattisgarh, saying the scheme is in the interest of farmers as vermi-compost prepared from cow dung helps in increasing productivity of the field. The Prime Minister was speaking at the 7th Governing Council meeting of NITI Aayog, which … Read more

No victim-blaming, no fetishising of abuse: Darlings shows why we need more women telling women’s stories

Darlings, now streaming on Netflix, has its misses. It could have been shorter, the plot wobbles, and the movie desperately wants to be called “quirky”. But it also has its hits – heartfelt moments that resonate, powerful performances that chill and hearten, and an unpretentious portrayal of women negotiating unfulfilled men with unfulfilling lives. Darlings … Read more

4 ‘dummy IEDs’ planted in Central Delhi to check police alertness ahead of I-Day, all found

To check alertness of staff ahead of Independence Day, senior officers in Delhi’s Central District planted four ‘dummy improvised explosive devices (IEDs)’ in markets and high footfall areas, said police Sunday. According to police, four tiffin boxes (dummies) were planted in Jama Masjid, Gaffar Market, New Delhi Railway Station and Paharganj and all were recovered … Read more

Yamuna level likely to rise amid rains, Delhi Police help sought to patrol flood-prone areas

Preempting an increase in the Yamuna river’s water level during the monsoon, the Northeast Delhi district magistrate has asked the Delhi Police to increase police deployment round-the-clock around flood-prone areas to provide safety in the low-lying areas. According to officials, following the instructions and predictions of the Central Water Commission DM Geetika Sharma made the … Read more

Mumbai News Live Updates, August 6, 2022:

After 15 days of protest against the fee hike at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay, students got a minor relief as the administration reduced Rs 1,800 from the Semester Mess Advance (SMA) component of the fee structure. However, students plan to continue with relay hunger strike starting Saturday, demanding complete rollback of fee hike. … Read more

Explained: As India strengthens its climate targets, a look at the progress so far, what’s new

Nine months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a few headline-grabbing promises at the climate change conference in Glasgow last year, the government, on Wednesday, converted two of those into official targets, which would now be part of India’s international climate commitments for 2030. India’s NDC, or nationally determined commitments, have been updated with these … Read more

While You Were Asleep: Seema Punia finishes 5th, Indian mixed badminton and weightlifter Vikas Thakur win sliver

39-year-old discus thrower Seema Punia finished fifth with a best attempt of 55.92m. This is the first time the 4-time CWG medallist has not finished on the podium since her silver at Melbourne 2006. 2018 bronze medallist Navjeet Kaur Dhillon finished 8th with a best effort of 53.51m. Discus thrower Seema Punia. (Twitter) Indian mixed … Read more

Daily briefing: US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri; Rajya Sabha to discuss price rise today

In today’s edition: US kills al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri; the latest in Parliament; India’s medallists at CWG and more The Big Story In the biggest blow to al Qaeda since its founder Osama bin Laden was killed in 2011, the United States killed the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in a strike in Afghanistan, President … Read more

‘Abnormal’ rainfall in 8 Rajasthan dist so far this Monsoon, no district deficient

Eight of Rajasthan’s 33 districts have received ‘abnormal’ rainfall this Monsoon season so far while 17 districts have witnessed ‘excess’ rainfall, according to official data. The data shared by the met department and the Department of Water Resources also showed none of the districts has recorded deficit or scanty rainfall during the season. Due to … Read more

Daily Briefing: Three Jharkhand Congress leaders detained; Lok Sabha scheduled to discuss inflation

  In today’s edition: The arrest of Jharkhand Congress MLAs, the ED case against Sanjay Raut, Parliament to discuss inflation, and more   The Big Story The police Sunday arrested the three Jharkhand Congress legislators, who were detained in West Bengal with huge amounts of cash. 🔴 The arrested MLAs, Irfan Ansari (Jamtara), Naman Bixal … Read more