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.
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Bihar Assembly polls 2020: BJP promises 19 lakh jobs in next five yrs, free COVID-19 vaccine in its manifesto
BJP's manifesto also included the appointment of three lakh teachers within the next year in schools and higher education institutions and one lakh jobs in the health sector
Opposition leaders, activists slam BJP over promise of 'free vaccine' in Bihar, say party 'deriding people'
Some also drew the Election Commission into the debate, asking whether the BJP could be allowed to make such an announcement when preparations for the polls were already underway
Amarinder Singh says Punjab govt took prompt action in Hoshiarpur rape case, accused arrested 'without delay'
Punjab chief minister claimed that the Adityanath govt had delayed action in the Hathras rape case, which is "why Rahul Gandhi had to rush to Hathras, to secure justice for the victim's family"