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Daily Briefing: PM Modi, Biden to discuss Ukraine war, food security at Quad; BJP MP Arjun Singh returns to TMC
Mon, May 23, 2022

From PM Modi’s meeting with the Quad leaders to BJP MP Arjun Singh returning to the TMC, here are the top stories from today’s edition:

Daily Briefing: Govt cuts excise on fuel; Modi-Biden talks to look at global issues, says govt
Sun, May 22, 2022

Nikhat started her boxing journey in earnest in 2009, won the youth world championship in 2011, fell in the quarters of the senior world championship in 2016, and has now won the gold.

Daily Briefing: India creates history, wins maiden Thomas Cup title; PM Modi in Nepal today
Mon, May 16, 2022

From India’s historic win at the Thomas Cup to a $60-million scandal involving loans and grants by an UN agency, here are the top stories from today’s edition.

Daily briefing: Govt bans wheat exports after new low output estimate; The hand of the Rajapaksas
Sun, May 15, 2022

The Government could have announced a bonus of Rs 200-250/quintal on top of MSP to augment its wheat procurement.

Daily Briefing: Protests turn violent as Sri Lankan PM resigns; Congress may call for anti-BJP parties to align
Tue, May 10, 2022

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it “has decided to re-examine and re-consider the provisions of Section 124A (that deal with the offence)”.

Daily Briefing: Atta prices at record high; Govt’s ‘narrative management’ strategy
Mon, May 09, 2022

In this edition of Idea Exchange, EU Ambassador Ugo Astuto shares how Europe has a renewed interest in India and both can work together to deepen strategic partnerships on climate, green energy and connectivity while ensuring a rule-based order.

Daily Briefing: PM Modi in Germany says no winners in Ukraine war; India confirms first case of Omicron sub-variant XE
Tue, May 03, 2022

Ahead of PM Modi’s scheduled visit to France, French defence major Naval Group has announced that it is unable to participate in the P-75 India (P-75I) project

Daily Briefing: PM Modi to meet German Chancellor over Russia-Ukraine war; Ministries and the PM Speech tracker
Mon, May 02, 2022

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz spoke to The Indian Express on India's position on Russia, "massacres against the civilian population" in Ukraine, and fixing accountability for "war crimes".

Daily Briefing: Elon Musk set to acquire Twitter at $44 billion; EU chief says Ukraine war will impact Indo-Pacific
Tue, Apr 26, 2022

Even as a court in Assam’s Kokrajhar granted him bail in the case related to a purported tweet against PM Modi, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani was re-arrested Monday in a fresh case filed in Barpeta district.

Daily Briefing: UGC eases norms for dual and joint degrees with foreign varsities; 2 held for terror met Pakistan Army Major in Abhinandan photo
Wed, Apr 20, 2022

The Pakistani “Major” was among nine persons identified by the two accused, Zeeshan Qamar (28), a resident of Allahabad in UP, and Osama alias Sami (22), a resident of Jamia Nagar in Delhi, the chargesheet claims.

Daily Briefing: Missing case in Khargone communal clash becomes the first casualty, Jaffna’s fishermen issue aggravates following New Delhi-Beijing renewable energy project
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

A week after communal clashes broke out in Madhya Pradesh’s Khargone during a Ram Navami procession, a 28-year-old man who went missing soon after became the first casualty of the clashes.

Daily Briefing: Inflation hits 17-month high; Kashmir University Ph.D student arrested under UAPA
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Read the latest on India's inflation data, our Idea Exchange with former Indian cricket team coach Gary Kirsten, the uptick in Covid-19 cases and more latest news here.

Daily Briefing: US President Biden, PM Modi discuss Ukraine war; Pakistan gets new Prime Minister
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

Here's the latest on the Russia-Ukraine war and the crisis in our neighbouring countries, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, from today's edition of The Indian Express.

Daily Briefing: Shehbaz Sharif files nomination for Pak PM’s post; many states face power outage
Mon, Apr 11, 2022

Even as the government claims it is pulling out all the stops to avoid a nationwide power crisis, the worsening of fuel stocks at thermal stations is likely to cripple electricity supplies in the weeks ahead.

Daily Briefing: HDFC Ltd to merge with HDFC Bank; Kashmiri Pandit, 2 migrants shot in attacks in Valley
Tue, Apr 05, 2022

The attack on police personnel posted at the Gorakhnath temple, where CM Yogi Adityanath is the head priest, by 29-year-old Ahmed Murtaza Abbasi is part of a “serious conspiracy” and “could be called a terror incident”, UP Police said

Daily Briefing: Govt introduces Bill to take bio samples of accused; India, Sri Lanka seal pacts
Tue, Mar 29, 2022

A Bill in Parliament that allows police to collect biological samples, a petition challenging the Centre’s power to notify minorities in India, and the latest on the war in Ukraine — here are the top stories from today’s edition:

Daily Briefing: A common entrance test for Central unis; no-confidence motion against Pakistan PM; & more
Tue, Mar 22, 2022

In a virtual summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his Australian counterpart, Scott Morrison, expressed his understanding of India’s position on the crisis in Ukraine.

Daily Briefing: New national health law to be introduced in Parliament; N Biren Singh to remain CM of Manipur
Mon, Mar 21, 2022

Read the latest on Monsoon Session of Parliament, the Ukraine crisis, our Idea Exchange with Bajaj Finserv CMD, Sanjiv Bajaj and more top stories here.

Daily Briefing: PM Modi urges Russia, Ukraine to hold direct talks; BJP likely to return to power in 4 states, exit polls say
Tue, Mar 08, 2022

There is a possibility of hung Houses in Goa and Uttarakhand as the exit polls differed sharply, with some even predicting that Congress would emerge as the single largest party.

Daily Briefing: Indian students wait for rescue in Ukraine’s Sumy; Operation Ganga proof of India’s growing influence, says PM Modi
Mon, Mar 07, 2022

Read our latest stories on the ongoing Russian offensive in Ukraine, India's evacuation efforts, Idea Exchange with German Ambassador to India, Walter J Lindner and other news here.

Explained: Why is Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich selling English club Chelsea?
Fri, Mar 04, 2022

Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich has put up five-time Premier League champions Chelsea football club for sale. Abramovich, in his statement, said he will donate all "net proceeds" from the sale to a foundation set up by his team to help victims of the Ukraine invasion. Why is he selling the club?

Explained: What is Pakistan’s ‘draconian’ media law, and why is it being opposed?
Wed, Feb 23, 2022

A new law in Pakistan could jail social media users for up to five years for posting "fake news". What is this law, and why was it brought? Why is it being criticised? 

India vs rest of world: What the Covid vaccine numbers say
Thu, Oct 21, 2021

In terms of absolute numbers, only India and China occupy the billion-doses club. And this won’t change as no other country has a population of similar size

4 Bills on population control in Lok Sabha today; check how many children your MP has
Fri, Jul 23, 2021

An analysis of Lok Sabha members data shows that 168 out of 540 MPs have more than two children; out of them, 105 are from the BJP.

Explained: The politics behind the water wars of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana
Wed, Jul 07, 2021

Even though relations between the two state administrations improved after Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy became Chief Minister in 2019, disagreements over the sharing of the Krishna river water continue to shape politics in the region.