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‘India’s urban local bodies among weakest globally’: RBI decries reliance on state, central grants

Municipal corporations need innovative alternative sources of financing to cater to increased infrastructural demands, says report by RBI.

Women empowerment, farming — now, news channels must show 30-min ‘public interest’ content daily

The Union Cabinet approved the amended policy guidelines for satellite TV news channels Wednesday. This is the first time that changes have been made to the rules since 2011.

Pier by pier, girder by girder, how bullet train project’s 348-km Gujarat leg is gathering speed

After years of delay, Gujarat stretch of India’s 1st high-speed bullet train project is on track, with workers and engineers working 24x7 at casting yards and construction sites.

‘Crucial’ to TN’s $1 tn dream, why airport project has had villagers protesting for 100 days

Tamil Nadu govt views 4,791-acre ‘greenfield’ airport project as ‘crucial infra’, but villagers who may be displaced won’t hear of it and ecologists warn of flooding risk.

Rohtak PGIMS students back on stir, as meeting with Khattar on bond policy yields no result 

Haryana CM's proposal to take back upfront Rs 10 lakh payment not enough, say MBBS students. PGIMS spokesperson asserts it has no say as institute is only implementing order.

Four in five families in Delhi-NCR facing pollution-related health issues, finds survey

Eighteen per cent of respondents have already visited doctors in last few weeks, LocalCircles report adds, warns situation is likely to get worse over coming week.

An ‘electrifying’ future for public transport? Delhi govt plans 8,000 e-buses in next 3 yrs

Plan is to solely procure e-buses instead of CNG/diesel variants & let 80% of existing bus fleet be phased out by 2025. Currently, national city has 250 e-buses.

At investor summit, Bommai seeks political capital with pitch for his ‘very, very serious govt’

Many see it as last-ditch effort to package himself as efficient & transparent leader ahead of 2023 Karnataka polls. Infighting in BJP has dogged Bommai ever since he became CM.

Days after bribery allegation by conman Sukesh Chandrasekhar, Delhi prisons chief transferred

The order issued from the Delhi Government’s home department states that the 1989 AGMUT cadre officer, Sandeep Goel will report to ‘police headquarters for further orders’.

The big picture: Maharashtra ahead in FDI, but stability & Delhi hand helping Gujarat catch up

Industry insiders from both states cite complacency on the part of Maharashtra & political instability in the state following 2019 election as reasons for Gujarat's improving prospects.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.