While metro rail networks may ease road traffic woes to some extent, the efficiency of investments in them remain a matter of debate. (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

India’s public transport challenge

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The induction of nine new ministers and elevation of four ministers to cabinet rank marked the third cabinet reshuffle of the Narendra Modi government. Photo:

A tale of three cabinet reshuffles

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Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was removed from the post over corruption allegations in the Panama Papers scandal. Photo: AFP

Pakistan’s game of thrones

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Seventy-nine percent of BJP MPs logged 80% attendance compared with 56% Congress MPs. Photo: Vipin Kumar/HT

BJP MPs lead in Lok Sabha attendance

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The practice puts pressure on the spending capacity of government departments; it could lower the quality of spending, and indicates a lack of planning and discipline. Photo: AFP
Isro is all set to launch 104 satellites in one go aboard its trusted rocket, the PSLV, on Wednesday—a world record for the most satellites launched in a single mission.

Isro’s commercial boosters

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