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Opinion  /  Published 01.02.22

Gaps remain: Economic survey

The Economic Survey of 2021-22 was released at the beginning of the budget session. The growth rate of gross domestic product has been estimated to be 9.2 per cent for 2021-22. Impressive as it might ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 31.01.22

A threat to autonomy and research

December 17 marks the Foundation Day of the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), founded by Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in 1931. Ninety years have elapsed. On the latest Foundation Day, the institute ...
By Partha Majumder

India  /  Published 24.01.22

Bihar: Vikramshila University site scan

The Union government has taken the first tangible step towards establishing a central university near Bhagalpur city six years after Prime Minister Narendra Modi had promised one to revive the glory o...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

West Bengal  /  Published 21.01.22

IAS law: Didi writes to PM

Mamata Banerjee on Thursday wrote another letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi with a plea to drop the move to amend the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954, after the Union government inserted another provisio...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

India  /  Published 19.01.22

Starvation deaths: SC gives Centre, states two weeks to submit data

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted two weeks to the Centre and the states to submit data on starvation deaths after the Union government said it had no statistics on such fatalities and placed outda...
By R. Balaji in New Delhi

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West Bengal  /  Published 19.01.22

CM objects to IAS rule tweak

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi registering her “strong reservations” over the proposed amendments to the IAS (Cadre) Rules, 1954, and urged him to roll ba...
By Pranesh Sarkar in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 10.01.22

Death toll: tigers

The National Tiger Conservation Authority registered 126 tiger deaths in 2021, the highest since such enumeration began a decade ago. The Wildlife Protection Society of India estimates that the figure...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 04.01.22

SC notice to Centre on Northeast permits

The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Centre on a PIL challenging a 2019 order by the Union government restricting trade and tourism activities in the northeastern states of Manipur, Assa...
By Our Legal Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 21.12.21

'Draft bill on births can access other databases'

The draft amendment to the Registration of Birth and Death Act has a provision to update the database of births and deaths with other databases, the Ministry of Home Affairs informed the Lok Sabha tod...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in New Delhi

India  /  Published 19.12.21

Meeting call 'irks' Chief Election Commissioner

The Union law ministry on Saturday confirmed that chief election commissioner Sushil Chandra had expressed displeasure at a ministry letter that appeared to suggest his presence was expected at a gove...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi


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