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Saturday, May 21, 2022


Daily Briefing: Finding religious nature not barred by 1991 law, says SC on Gyanvapi dispute; PM Modi warns those creating controversies over language

May 21, 2022 7:59:13 am

From the latest on the Gyanvapi mosque dispute, to PM Modi’s warning to those creating “new controversies” over Indian languages – here are today’s top stories. 

Daily Briefing: Debris of old temples, Hindu motifs found in Gyanvapi mosque, says survey report; ISRO to conduct ‘abort missions’

May 21, 2022 7:59:40 am

From the row over Varanasi and Mathura mosques to the latest from the Cannes Film Festival, here are the top reads from today’s edition.

Daily Briefing: Hardik Patel quits Congress over issues with leadership; Perarivalan walks free after 3 decades

May 19, 2022 7:54:41 am

A jolt for Congress ahead of the Gujarat polls, the row over Varanasi’s Gyanvapi mosque and Rajiv Gandhi murder convict A G Perarivalan’s long road to freedom – here are the top reads from today’s edition

Daily Briefing: Secure Shivling claim site, allow namaz in Gyanvapi, says SC; wholesale inflation surges to record high

May 18, 2022 7:21:49 am

From the Supreme Court’s order in the Gyanvapi mosque case to the Cannes film festival’s opening night, here are the top reads from today’s edition

Daily Briefing: SC likely to hear plea challenging videography of Gyanvapi mosque; prices up as India bans wheat exports

May 17, 2022 8:05:47 am

A petition seeking videography of the Shahi Idgah Masjid adjacent to Krishnajanmabhoomi was recently moved in a local Mathura court for an assessment of the site “on the lines of (the) Gyanvapi mosque”.

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

May 16, 2022 8:24:10 am

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

May 15, 2022 8:13:23 am

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

Daily briefing: What led to demolition of house built under PM Awas Yojana in Khargone; Congress discusses drastic changes at the Chintan Shivir

May 14, 2022 8:15:20 am

What led up to the demolition of a house in Khargone, built under PM Awas Yojana; Congress discusses drastic changes at the Chintan Shivir in Udaipur; What’s in the 22 locked rooms in the Taj Mahal — here are the top stories from today’s edition.

Daily Briefing: Retail inflation at 8-year high; Congress’ Chintan Shivir to begin today

May 13, 2022 7:27:39 am

Militants barged into a government office in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and fatally shot a Kashmiri Pandit employee, Rahul Bhat — the third attack against the minority community in the Valley this year.

Daily Briefing: SC puts on hold trial in sedition cases; RBI may have to kill demand, hike rate

May 12, 2022 7:46:38 am

The Supreme Court’s order on sedition cases, the Delhi High Court’s split verdict on marital rape, and the RBI’s plan to tackle inflation – here are the top reads of today’s edition

Daily briefing: Shoot-at-sight orders in Sri Lanka amid violent protests; life insurance firms settle 2.2 lakh Covid death claims

May 11, 2022 7:17:05 am

Preliminary investigations indicate the attack in Mohali was allegedly orchestrated by a wanted gangster, Harvinder Singh alias Rinda, who is believed to be currently based in Pakistan and involved in terror operations against India, sources said.

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

May 10, 2022 8:18:33 am

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

May 9, 2022 8:14:20 am

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: UNSC calls Russian invasion of Ukraine a ‘dispute’; Tajinder Bagga gets protection from arrest till May 10

May 8, 2022 7:57:24 am

The Directorate of Estates under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has sent notices to the Foreign Correspondents’ Club and the Indian Women Press Corps to vacate the bungalows allotted to them as their tenures will soon end.

Daily Briefing: Highway drama over Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Bagga’s arrest; Why state govts love the sedition law

May 7, 2022 7:48:07 am

With China deciding to postpone the Hangzhou Asian Games, which were scheduled to be held from September 10 to 25, in the face of rising Covid-19 cases, the Olympic Council of Asia is staring at a narrow window where no major championships are already scheduled to conduct its flagship event.

Daily Briefing: J&K Delimitation Commission issues final notification; 47.4 lakh Covid deaths in India, says WHO

May 6, 2022 7:43:22 am

On the petitions challenging the constitutional validity of IPC Section 124A dealing with sedition, the Supreme Court decided to first examine if it should be referred to a larger bench in light of its 1962 judgment upholding the provision after reading it down.

Daily Briefing: RBI raises key policy rate to tackle inflation; BCCI bans Boria Majumdar over Wriddhiman Saha row

May 5, 2022 7:32:45 am

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that the drive to remove unauthorised loudspeakers from religious places in the state was conducted “peacefully” and set “an example for the entire country”.

Daily Briefing: PM told in Denmark, ‘hope India influences Russia to end war’; China plans strict Covid curbs for Asian Games

May 4, 2022 7:34:57 am

As the Congress prepares for its three-day “chintan shivir” beginning May 13, a 12-second video shared by the BJP, purportedly from the wedding of Rahul Gandhi’s “friend” in Kathmandu, has the party scrambling for damage control.

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

May 3, 2022 8:30:26 am

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

May 2, 2022 8:28:26 am

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: PM Modi bats for local languages in courts; Parties got electoral bonds worth Rs 648.48 crore this April

May 1, 2022 8:02:44 am

Ravindra Jadeja has relinquished Chennai Super Kings captaincy, handing it back to MS Dhoni, following the team’s last IPL match, which they lost by 11 runs.

Daily Briefing: Keen on good ties with Pak but it must end terror, says Army Chief; Centre sells its stake in Pawan Hans

April 30, 2022 7:33:05 am

India's drive against doping in sports has received a setback with two of its track-and-field Tokyo Olympians, a male and a female, failing dope tests for using banned anabolic steroids and facing bans up to four years.

Daily Briefing: Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal returns to bureaucracy; IndiGo uses Indian navigation system to land aircraft

April 29, 2022 7:51:14 am

The Indian Air Force needs to prepare itself for intense and short duration operations at a moment’s notice, and also be ready for short swift wars and long standoffs, like the one in Eastern Ladakh, Air Chief Marshal V R Chaudhari has said.

Daily Briefing: CMs hit back at PM Modi over hiked fuel prices; power outages increase amid low coal stocks, high demand

April 28, 2022 7:28:41 am

More than half of India’s population in the working-age group (15 years and older) is deciding to sit out of the job market, but also that this proportion of people is increasing, data show.

Daily Briefing: Covaxin gets DCGI nod for 6-12-year-olds; Congress and Prashant Kishor part ways & more

April 27, 2022 7:24:25 am

🎧 In today’s episode of the ‘3 Things’ podcast, we discuss Elon Musk's Twitter deal, his focus on absolute free speech, and what all of it means for users.