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Meet the council of elders that decided Mizoram’s next chief minister

Published on Dec 08, 2023 01:31 PM IST

The victorious ZPM has a Val Upa Council that is made up of 15 prominent elderly people. It named the person to lead the government if the party won the polls

Lalduhoma (right) was sworn in by Mizoram Governor Hari Babu Kambhampati on Friday as the state's chief minister.(ANI)

‘India loses more than 1% GDP through the exclusion of LGBT persons’

Economist MV Lee Badgett has studied the economic impact of not extending the social institution of marriage to same-sex couples. An interview

Lee Badgett spoke at an event organised at the Godrej DEI Lab in Mumbai (Photo credit: Harinath Govindan)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 08:49 PM IST

In Tamil Nadu, a special wing of police aims to fight caste violence

The Social Justice and Human Rights wing acts on atrocities against SC/ST persons. This week, they will start an awareness programme aimed at school students

The recent caste-based crimes have led the Tamil Nadu police to re-assess some of the functions and strengthen their existing systems. (ANI File)
Published on Nov 27, 2023 06:55 PM IST

Cause and Effect | At COP28, world leaders are at a crossroads

Against a backdrop of months of devastating heat, the world is on track for 2.5 to 2.9°C warming, pushing the planet closer to irreversible climate breakdown

The world is currently headed for 2.5 to 2.9°C warming over the pre-industrial period. (CREDIT: AP)
Updated on Nov 26, 2023 04:54 PM IST
ByTannu Jain

Explainer: The Mahadev App online betting scam in Chhattisgarh

Till now 72 cases have been registered by the Chhattisgarh police and 449 suspects have been arrested from Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Mumbai and other parts.

The interrogation of the arrested revealed that the Mahadev app was run from more than 30 centres, mostly in Chhattisgarh, and transactions worth over <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>200 crores were carried from each of these centres. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 31, 2023 06:25 PM IST

LCA set to emerge as cornerstone of IAF’s combat power

The Indian Air Force's LCA programme is seen as a significant achievement in indigenisation and will serve as a base for future fighter programmes

In a first, the LCA on August 23 fired the indigenous Astra beyond visual range (BVR) air-to-air missile off the coast of Goa.(Defence ministry)
Published on Aug 30, 2023 06:00 PM IST

Jailed FTX founder Bankman-Fried to return to court for new plea

Founder of FTX exchange, Sam Bankman-Fried, jailed on fraud charges. Pleads not guilty, seeks court time to prepare for trial.

Former FTX Chief Executive Sam Bankman-Fried, who faces fraud charges over the collapse of the bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange, leaves following a hearing at Manhattan federal court in New York City, U.S.(REUTERS)
Published on Aug 22, 2023 04:04 PM IST
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To reach its economic potential, India must abandon protectionism

High tariffs and licensing do not help development—they hurt it

India’s government is convinced that reducing imports is necessary for its security and creating manufacturing jobs, and especially hopes to reduce imports from China.(AFP)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 01:37 AM IST
The Economist

Ukraine calls on Putin to meet, seeks security guarantee from west - 10 points

Ukraine-Russia tensions: The world “is at a decisive moment in history,” US vice president Kamala Harris said on Saturday amid heightened tensions.

A service member of the Ukrainian Naval Infantry Corps (Marine Corps) drives a tank during drills at a training ground in an unknown location in Ukraine. (Reuters) (via REUTERS)
Published on Feb 19, 2022 08:54 PM IST
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