Politics

AAP MP Sanjay Singh. (Photo: PTI)
AAP MP Sanjay Singh. (Photo: PTI)

BJP says it will withdraw free electricity scheme: AAP

  • AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh said the BJP has made its stand clear on the scheme
  • Sanjay Singh said that at a time when everywhere the price of electricity is going up, the AAP government is giving free electricity till 200 unit and providing subsidy for consumption up to 400 units

Congress' Padmavati Reddy with a supporter(Photo: @MohdAbdulMate11 on Twitter)
Congress' Padmavati Reddy with a supporter(Photo: @MohdAbdulMate11 on Twitter)

Huzurnagar by-election: Test for BJP’s claim as main Opposition in Telangana

  • Though TRS and Cong candidates are locked in a direct fight, BJP would hope 20% of the vote share would help it prove as the main Opposition, instead of Cong
  • Congress' Uttam Kumar Reddy won the seat in successive elections in 2009, 2014 and 2018 and now the party has fielded his wife Padmavati Reddy

The Golden Temple (iStock)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman (right) speaks with OECD secretary-general Jose Angel Gurria during the IMF-World Bank annual meeting in Washington (AFP)
Chidambaram was arrested in the corruption case by the CBI on 21 August (PTI )
Once finalised, the import, manufacture and sale of all medical devices will need to be certified by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) (Madhu Kapparath/Mint)
Once finalised, the import, manufacture and sale of all medical devices will need to be certified by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) (Madhu Kapparath/Mint)

Govt to bring all medical devices under CDSCO lens to improve safety & quality

  • The increased scrutiny on medical devices comes in the aftermath of Johnson & Johnson’s faulty hip implants
  • Once these devices are classified as drugs, the Central Drugs Standards Control Organization (CDSCO) will be responsible for regulating them

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Reuters file)
As per Nielsen, in the September quarter, rural grew at 5% in terms of value, sharply slower than 20% reported in the year earlier (Mint file)
As per Nielsen, in the September quarter, rural grew at 5% in terms of value, sharply slower than 20% reported in the year earlier (Mint file)

Slowdown hits mobile use in rural areas as base falls

  • March was the worst month when telcos lost 15.78 million wireless users in rural areas to hit a base of 511.32 million
  • Rural household consumption slumped to a seven-year low in the September quarter

Congress leader and former Union minister P Chidambaram (ANI file)
Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman  (Pradeep Gaur/Mint file)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case (Mint file)
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case (Mint file)

Muslim parties reject settlement talk in Ayodhya case, blame mediation panel

  • The latest contention of the Muslim parties differs with the Sunni Wakf board’s accommodative stance in the mediation
  • The case pertains to the ownership of the land to decide whether a temple can be constructed at the site where the Babri Masjid existed earlier

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi (HT file)
Besides Karnataka and Kerala, states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Telengana are the top performers (ANI file)
Besides Karnataka and Kerala, states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, and Telengana are the top performers (ANI file)

Karnataka and Kerala lead industry-university linkage index

  • Industry linkages are found moderate in India with an overall score of 4.7 in a scale of 10
  • Among states, most of the northeastern states are in the bottom of the stack, while larger states such as West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar are poor performers

Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal. (PTI)
Finance minister has announced packages for automobiles, infrastructure, exports and the real estate sectors (PTI)
Congress senior leader and former prime minister Manmohan Singh addresses a press conference, in Mumbai.  (PTI)
A file photo of Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala chief minister
A file photo of Pinarayi Vijayan, Kerala chief minister

Caste might test communist faith in Kerala bypoll

  • The bypolls are seen as a curtain-raiser for the battle for Kerala in 2021 assembly polls
  • Nair’s attacks have spun the conversations around the by-election, entering into the final lap of campaigning next week, entirely around caste and religion

Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankar. (ANI)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.  (ANI )
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.vipin kumar/ht (MINT_PRINT)