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Centre not releasing states` slice of Rs 26,000 crore GST: Arvind Sawant

Lok Sabha MP and Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant has said that prime minister Narendra Modi is passing the buck and not fulfilling his responsibility of governance towards the states. After skyrocketing fuel prices and resulting infl

Supreme Court green-lights Mumbai’s Rs 26,000 crore sewerage plan

The Supreme Court has directed the BrihanMumbai municipal corporation (BMC) to award the contracts for Mumbai’s sewerage treatment plants (STPs) to the eligible lowest bidder before May 31, 2022. The BMC has been trying to set

What’s the motive behind the US report that says religious freedom in India is diminishing?

The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), in its 2022 Annual report, has recommended to the US State Department that India be designated a ‘Country of Particular Concern’ (CPC), i.e., the category of gov

Should taxpayers be given some kind of bravery award?

Vote For Pant: But, Don’t By Sorabh Pant Rupa Publications, 200 pages, Rs 295 Do not vote for comedian Sorabh Pant. He is irrelevant, insignificant and has no knowledge or insights

First ever Party Spokespersons 50 Rankings launched by exchange4media group

In a first-of-its-kind initiative launched by the exchange4media group 50 Party Spokespersons were ranked and hon

“Govt wants to champion LIC as long-term value creator for shareholders”

India’s biggest ever public issue of shares – and 11th largest in the world – by an insurer, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) will open on May 4 and close on May 9. It will be open for anchor investors on May 2. It is le

There should be rule of law, not law of rulers: Sanjay Hegde

Coming down heavily on Delhi’s Jahangirpuri demolition drive, senior Supreme Court advocate Sanjay Hegde has said that in recent years many bulldozers have been used at various places including at homes of people who left the BJP to join oth

‘Missing in Action’ Indian soldiers: What went wrong, what needs to be done

The 1971 war between India and Pakistan lasted for 13 days. India flagged victory and the eastern part of Pakistan was separated from it, becoming Bangladesh. In that war 93,000 soldiers of Pakistan surrendered.  Eight months after the war en

Sixth and last submarine, ‘Vagsheer’, set for April 20 launch

With the fifth Submarine ‘Vagir’ undergoing mandatory sea trails for completion before the delivery schedule, Mazgaon Dock Shipbuilders Limited (MDL) will launch ‘Vagsheer’, the last boat of a series of six submarines, unde

Pilots under financial stress: Is it affecting flight safety?

The coronavirus fear seems almost over now, and many state governments have withdrawn most of the pandemic-related restrictions. Lives for almost all seem to be back on track, airlines are back to business in full strength, but the lives of Indian

‘India’s EV policy progressive; right fit product will bring shift’

As life came to standstill during the lockdown and everyone was confined within four walls of their homes, India’s gig economy ensured that basic supplies were not hampered. At that time, in Bengaluru, Yulu e Bikes were the only vehicles on

BMC forms squads for nullah desilting work

Preparing the infrastructure ahead of monsoons, Mumbai municipal commissioner IS Chahal has ordered formation of two squads in every ward for desilting and cleaning of nullahs in the city starting Thursday.    While work o

Police Reforms: Why they are still talked about 120 years later

Police reforms in our country are long overdue. Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also stressed upon the need for police reforms. He called for radical changes in the police administration. He said that the policing system in the country had

Tata Memorial signs MoU for Cancer Care in Indonesia

To bridge the gap and address diverse needs in cancer care, Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Centre (TMC) has signed a partnership agreement with Indonesia for the Cancer Patient Navigation (CPN) programme. The MoU was signed virtually

Volcano has erupted with `The Kashmir Files`: Ashoke Pandit

Filmmaker and social activist Ashok Pandit has said that the genocide of Kashmiri Hindus was known to everyone for over 32 years, but political leaders, political parties and celebrities refused to accept the truth. Instead, a false narrative was

Legal Logjam: Does India need judicial reforms for swift justice?

Justice delayed is justice denied. That is what William British prime minister Ewart Gladstone said two centuries ago. It remains relevant in India today. This principle is held in high regard and focuses on the right to a speedy trial by expediti

Mumbai to start pre-monsoon works immediately

In preparations of monsoons the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved proposals worth Rs 545 Cr for desilting of stormwater drains and reinstating trenching along roads. In a statement on Thursday, the civic body sai

International Cruise Terminal at Mumbai to start in July 2024

The Mumbai International Cruise Terminal at BPX-Indira Dock, the much anticipated and ambitious project of Mumbai Port Authority, is expected to be commissioned by July 2024. Mumbai Port Authority chairman Rajiv Jalota said that ou

"MiG-21 is not a forgiving aircraft"

Does MiG-21 have a poor track record? Here is the gist of an online discussion held with Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa, Former Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Navkaran Jeet Singh Dhillon, Air Marshal SK Ghotia, and Wing Commander Rajiv Batt

Oppn giving publicity to ‘Kashmir Files’ by talking about it: Tehseen Poonawala

Responding to the popularity of the much-debated film ‘The Kashmir Files’, political analyst and social activist Tehseen Poonawala has asked the opposition, if it has no burning issues to discuss other than giving the film overt public

Visionary Talk: Sanjay Pandey, Mumbai Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


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