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How freebie culture is a passport to economic disaster — and solution has to be political
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How freebie culture is a passport to economic disaster — and solution has to be political

Freebies are not just fiscally ruinous, but also have other baneful consequences. Punjab, for instance, has not just emptied the state exchequer but also harmed soil because excessive groundwater is drawn using electric tube-wells

COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals
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COVID-19: Experts warn about high risk of  transmission during festivals

Amid a rise in coronavirus infections in some parts of the country, the central government has asked Delhi and six states to ensure adequate testing, promote Covid-appropriate behaviour and increase the pace of vaccination to contain the surge

BEST increases hop-on-hop-off AC bus service for tourists in Mumbai
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BEST increases hop-on-hop-off AC bus service for tourists in Mumbai

Currently, the Ho-Ho buses are functional from Gateway of India to Juhu Chowpatty, with several tourist halts on the way. The new Ho-Ho bus will operate from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to various other spots around the city

After completing 50 years of practise, no hope left in SC, says Kapil Sibal
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After completing 50 years of practise, no hope left in SC, says Kapil Sibal

He criticized a number of recent Supreme Court judgements and stated that even if a landmark judgement is passed by the apex court, it hardly ever changes the ground reality

L-G VK Saxena expresses displeasure over AAP tweets dragging his name into Delhi excise policy row
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L-G VK Saxena expresses displeasure over AAP tweets dragging his name into Delhi excise policy row

VK Saxena cited two "brazenly mischievous, misleading and defamatory tweets" by the Aam Aadmi Party that were later removed, the sources in the lieutenant governor's office said

Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora asks officials not to put up his picture on walls of police stations
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Delhi Police chief Sanjay Arora asks officials not to put up his picture on walls of police stations

Generally, it has been a tradition to display pictures of the Commissioner of Police at various police stations and units besides the photographs of Mahatma Gandhi, President of India among others

Central teams to tour flood-hit districts of Andhra Pradesh to assess damage
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Central teams to tour flood-hit districts of Andhra Pradesh to assess damage

Over two lakh people had to be lodged in rehabilitation centres as their habitations were inundated

National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration
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National Anthem singing competition gets good response from south Kashmir, says J&K administration

Districts of South Kashmir have given a thumping response to the Nation Anthem singing competition, which has seen over 50,000 participants, being organised under the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav campaign

Elderly woman reunites with brother after 20 years, internet left emotional
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Elderly woman reunites with brother after 20 years, internet left emotional

One user commented, “That hug is filled with so much love, bless them.” Another person wrote, “Such a beautiful moment.” Many found the clip to be extremely wholesome.

PM Modi to dedicate to nation Rs 900 crore 2G ethanol plant in Haryana's Panipat on Wednesday
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PM Modi to dedicate to nation Rs 900 crore 2G ethanol plant in Haryana's Panipat on Wednesday

'Based on indigenous technology, the project will turn a new chapter in India's waste-to-wealth endeavours by utilising about two lakh tonnes of rice straw (parali) annually to generate around three crore litres of ethanol annually,' a statement by the government said

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's great-granddaughter put under house arrest in UP's Prayagraj
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Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's great-granddaughter put under house arrest in UP's Prayagraj

Rajshree Chaudhary Bose was going to Varanasi to attend an event organised by the Vishwa Hindu Sena as the chief guest. Known for her controversial remarks, in 2019, she performed aarti in front of a portrait of Nathuram Godse

Rajya Sabha: Centre introduces bill to create central Gati Shakti University
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Rajya Sabha: Centre introduces bill to create central Gati Shakti University

It would concentrate on areas like transportation-related courses and applied research on things like bridges, tunnels, material science, artificial intelligence, and new energy said Minister of Railways Ashwini Vaishnaw

Lok Sabha passes bill to promote non-fossil fuels like ethanol and green hydrogen
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Lok Sabha passes bill to promote non-fossil fuels like ethanol and green hydrogen

The bill provides for penalties for violations by industrial units or vessels, and on manufacturers if a vehicle fails to comply with fuel consumption norms

Save Aarey protest: Mumbai police arrest activist for unlawful assembly
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Save Aarey protest: Mumbai police arrest activist for unlawful assembly

The police have arrested activist Tabrez Sayyed in a case registered against him and 18 others at the Aarey police station for unlawful assembly last month

Ukraine-Russia war: Jaishankar, Ukrainian FM discuss recent developments, its global repercussions
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Ukraine-Russia war: Jaishankar, Ukrainian FM discuss recent developments, its global repercussions

Jaishankar assured Dmytro Kuleba that the next consignment of Indian humanitarian assistance will reach Ukraine very soon

Rebel Shiv Sena MLA claims conspiracy after his children's names appear on list of disqualified candidates
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Rebel Shiv Sena MLA claims conspiracy after his children's names appear on list of disqualified candidates

The names of Abdul Sattar's three daughters and a son appeared in the list of the 7,880 candidates who were disqualified and banned in connection with the alleged rigging of the Teachers' Eligibility Test 2019-20, two of whom, he claims didn't qualify the test and one didn't even appear for it

Dalai Lama congratulates Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar
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Dalai Lama congratulates Vice President-elect Jagdeep Dhankhar

'As someone who has lived here for most of my life, I consider myself very much part of Indian society. It is auspicious that you are taking up this position on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India's independence,' the Dalai Lama said in the letter to Dhankhar

BCI, AIBA slam Kapil Sibal for his controversial statement on Supreme Court, judiciary
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BCI, AIBA slam Kapil Sibal for his controversial statement on Supreme Court, judiciary

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament and senior advocate, Kapil Sibal, in an event, has expressed his displeasure over some of the recent judgements passed by the Supreme Court saying he has "no hope left" in the institution

Noida assault case: Six cops suspended, complainant provided security as Shrikant Tyagi continues to be on the run
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Noida assault case: Six cops suspended, complainant provided security as Shrikant Tyagi continues to be on the run

Tyagi is accused of assaulting and abusing a woman resident in his housing society in Noida. On Monday, police announced a cash prize of Rs 25,000 for any person who gives information about Tyagi

Monsoon Session: Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour
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Monsoon Session: Speaker Om Birla takes exception to Opposition MP approaching minister during Question Hour

It was after the House discussed a supplementary question related to the availability of human resources in the NCLT, Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh called Trinamool Congress MP Sougata Roy to explain the government's position in private