Wednesday, July 26, 2023


House panel cites art thief Subhash Kapoor to urge agencies to work in tandem against antique smuggling

Standing committee on transport, tourism and culture, chaired by V. Vijayasai Reddy of YSR Congress, made many recommendations on protecting Indian antiques in report tabled Monday.

Tough pill to swallow for e-pharmacies as govt’s draft bill proposes curbs on online sale of drugs

Likely to be presented to Cabinet before being tabled in Parliament, latest version of draft bill aims to regulate, restrict or ban online sale of prescription drugs.

Over 5 lakh Indians have renounced citizenship since 2020, govt tells Lok Sabha. Top reason is work

According to MEA, 2.25 lakh Indians renounced citizenship in 2022, the highest since 2011. Those who renounced their citizenship went to 135 other countries.

Why India’s non-Basmati rice export ban could hit global markets hard

Even as rice prices have risen 11% year-on-year in July, the government has taken several steps in last few months to cool inflation in the key food grain.

Fuel costs same since June 2022, govt tells Parliament. But oil prices have fallen by 1/3rd since then

In Lok Sabha, Petroleum Minister Hardeep Puri says fuel prices set by oil marketing companies. But price of India's crude import basket has dipped by 32% in last one year.

Himachal asserts ‘7.19% stake’ in Bhakra-Nangal & Beas projects, Chandigarh, amid tussle with Punjab

Cabinet sub-committee formed by Himachal Pradesh government on 1 July to study the matter. Panel has asked state power department to prepare memorandum to be submitted to central govt.

Union govt works on scheme to help states, UTs streamline land & property records in urban areas

Consultations ongoing, solutions may be presented at meeting with PM later this year. This comes after impact of similar efforts to bring reforms in land, property records in villages.

Can Parliament amend Constitution to strip Delhi govt of ‘services’? SC’s ordinance plea stumper

3-judge bench led by CJI Chandrachud hearing Delhi govt plea, says two previous Constitution bench judgments on distribution of powers in Capital didn’t cover this question of law.

Why Delhi drowned: Jammed gates of crucial ITO barrage & a Delhi-Haryana blamegame

Flooding that hit parts of north and east Delhi last week was not just caused by heavy rains and water release from Haryana's Hathnikund barrage.

‘UCC should not undermine tribals’ customary laws’, RSS affiliate tells Law Commission

Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram has urged govt not to bring in Uniform Civil Code without consultations, warning that doing so could lead to mistrust within tribal communities.

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GDP to IIP—Indian statistical systems have bigger problems than ‘underestimating’ population

It is always a good idea to see if survey results are consistent with other indicators of the economy. The problems of measurement make it difficult to do this in India.

Oil eases on higher US stockpiles, caution ahead of likely Fed...

By Yuka Obayashi and Trixie Yap (Reuters) -Oil prices eased on Wednesday off three-month highs as industry data showed a stock build in U.S. crude inventories and investors remained cautious ahead of


File photo of Ajit Doval with Wang Yi | ANI

LAC tensions eroded trust says Ajit Doval, as China pushes for...

China's Wang Yi met NSA Ajit Doval in Johannesburg. Both sides agreed that the India-China bilateral relationship is significant not only for the two countries but also for the region and world.
Illustration: Soham Sen

New BJP govt, old divisive ways. Biren’s rule shows party never...

Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, and by implication, the BJP nationally and the Modi government are all under attack over anarchy in the...