Firstpost Editor's Picks: Road ahead for BS Yediyurappa, Alex de Minaur at Atlanta Open, tax hike for super-rich; today's must-read stories
Editor's Picks: Road ahead for BS Yediyurappa, BJP's inability to rein in Kuldeep Singh Sengar, International Tiger Day; today's must-read stories.
The Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar, who was at the centre of the controversy, for the past one month, resigned immediately after affirming Yediyurappa had the majority and the confidence of the state Assembly. By resigning, Kumar chose to go out with grace. He has made the task easier for Yediyurappa and the BJP as the ruling party, in any case, would have removed Kumar and brought in its own Speaker by moving a motion in the House.
Sunday's "accident" fits right into a pattern of similar incidents over the years since the survivor, then a teenager, brought allegations of rape against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar of Bangarmau constituency in Unnao in 2017. The girl, then a minor, had alleged that Sengar had raped her at his residence in the pretext of providing her a job.
Ever since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, the policy focus of this government has been amply clear. Put more money into the hands of the lower-income bracket as a means to empower and, of course, reap consequent political dividends.
The numbers tell a very clear tale of just how good De Minaur had been this tournament, and how. The ATP began recording statistics in 1991 — less than a decade before de Minaur was born, and the 20-year-old has become only the third person in recorded men's tennis to win a tournament without even facing a single breakpoint.
While the current forest cover suggests that India is facing a saturation point in terms of tigers it can hold, more land exists, waiting to be invested in and recovered.
Centre to introduce new bill on cryptocurrency in Parliament after Cabinet approval, says Nirmala Sitharaman
The finance minister in Rajya Sabha said the government, RBI and Sebi have been cautioning people about cryptocurrencies being a ‘high risk’ area and ‘more can be done’ to create awareness
Nirmala Sitharaman says 'Indians resilient, can adapt to any situation', but urges caution over Omicron
The finance minister said there needs to be a sense of caution about the new variant, and protocols need to be followed. Sitharaman was speaking at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on Saturday
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also attended the event. During his address, Adityanath said that the state has set a model for better law and order situation in the country