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After PWD transfer debacle, now UP minister Prasada rebukes top official over road repair report

In a letter, UP PWD minister Jitin Prasada accused principal secretary of 'supervisory laxity' after the official failed to share a progress report on repair of rain-damaged roads.

Uber’s auto woes in Bengaluru show how archaic systems are obstacle to city’s tech-hub aspirations

Karnataka High Court on 14 October stayed a "ban" imposed by the state transport department on auto rickshaw services provided by app-based aggregators, but capped convenience charges at 10%.

After Kolkata Metro work causes ‘cracks’, panel wants to raze 45 British-era homes in Bowbazar

Expert panel from Jadavpur University was hired by Kolkata Municipal Corporation in the wake of serious damage to old buildings amid work on the East-West Metro project.

Penalising social media last resort, says Centre on new IT rules but critics wary

According to MoS IT ministry Rajeev Chandrasekhar, these rules are “indicative” of the Centre’s intention to ensure that the “internet remains safe, open and trusted”

New amendments to IT Rules: Govt-appointed grievance panel, stricter compliance for social media

Users unhappy with a decision taken by a social media intermediary’s grievance officer can file appeal with such panels, which will get 30 days to resolve their issues.

7 lakh ‘ineligible’ residents, tight deadline: Potential bidders voice doubts about Dharavi revamp

With Shinde govt initiating revamp effort, potential bidders expressed concerns at meeting earlier this month. Redevelopment authority says project requires ‘out of the box thinking’.

The ‘rise’ of Delhi: How land policy changes ushered in new high-rise apartment culture

Private real estate developers like DLF, Unity, Parsvnath, Godrej, TARC and others are changing the skyline of what was traditionally a low-rise city.

Who’s the most influential official in UP? Meet the key players in revamped Team Yogi

Focus of CM Adityanath's second term is on achieving 'double engine growth' through welfare measures & tough policing. A look at some of the top officers who form his core team.

Want to delete Chrome from your Android? All about competition watchdog’s ruling against Google

Competition Commission of India fined Google Rs 1337.76 cr for abusing its dominant position and ordered it to stop anti-competitive practices that also affect consumer choice.

‘Seek approval, or else’: How Modi govt is tightening grip on IPS in states yet again

MHA, in letter sent to all chief secretaries on 12 September, ordered states to get approval before promoting or appointing senior IPS officers, or risk having the posting cancelled.

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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.