Clampdown & unclear policy, crypto exchange founders leaving India

MULTIPLE INDIAN entrepreneurs and developers in the Web 3.0 space are moving out of the country in a bid to shift base to more crypto-friendly destinations. The co-founders of India’s largest cryptocurrency exchange WazirX, Nischal Shetty and Siddharth Menon, have moved to Dubai with their families. Polygon co-founder Sandeep Nailwal is also among those who … Read more

Gujarat 2002 cases | Moving key riot trials out to indicting state: What Supreme Court once said and did

Dismissing the appeal by Zakia Jafri, wife of former Congress MP Ahsan Jafri who was killed during the 2002 Gujarat riots, against the Special Investigation Team clean chit to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others over allegations of conspiracy in the riots, the Supreme Court, in its judgment three days ago, referred to proceedings … Read more

Lok Sabha Bypoll: Simranjit Mann makes AAP bite dust in Punjab CM’s own turf

In politics you can’t write off anyone. Simranjit Singh Mann is a perfect example of it. Twenty-three years (1999) after winning his last major elections from Sangrur, he almost faded into oblivion. His worst came in 2019 Lok Sabha elections where he had to undergo the ignominy of losing his security deposit. But keeping faith … Read more

New headache for cops: Cyber ​​criminals buying personal data in bulk

“Dear customer, your account with xxxx has been suspended. Please complete your KYC (know your customer) with this link…”; “Dear user, Please update your KYC for your account with this link/number…”; “Dear customer, you have earned Rs 5000 worth reward points on your account xxx…” These are just some of the bulk messages received on … Read more

The Sunday Profile | A Maharashtra rerun, and the Comeback Man: Devendra Fadnavis

AT 51, Devendra Fadnavis is younger than the number of years Sharad Pawar has spent in electoral politics. Last week, the BJP leader achieved the near impossible in Maharashtra by outsmarting the grand old man of state politics and stealing power from right under his nose. Pawar, as reported by this paper, didn’t mince his … Read more

Modi listening, Xi: Cold War mentality, bloc confrontation must be abandoned

WITH PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin listening, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday said the “must abandon Cold War mentality” and “confrontation block” — and “oppose unilateral sanctions and abuse of sanctions”. Xi’s references to the Cold War and blocs at the annual summit of the five-nation group appeared to target … Read more

In Arunachal district, women lead fight for drug-free community

THREE MONTHS back, Kimcham Taiju says, she made the “bravest decision” of her life: she signed up her husband for a drug de-addiction programme. For 25 long years, Taiju’s husband, like many in his village, was addicted to ‘kaani’ — as opium is colloquially referred to in Arunachal Pradesh’s Changlang district. But one Sunday evening … Read more

Premature termination of health insurance; 45.6 lakh beneficiaries sans cover in Punjab

AS MANY as 45.6 lakh beneficiaries of Center’s and Punjab’s Ayushman Bharat – Mukh Mantri Sehat Bima Yojana (AB-MMSBY) are sans any health insurance cover in the state for the past six months, thanks to premature termination of contract with the insurance company during the regime of previous government. The “immediate termination” order by Punjab … Read more

Soldiers exiting after 4 years will get priority in paramilitary: Centre

A day after the government unveiled its Agnipath scheme for short-term recruitment of soldiers, sailors and airmen as Agniveers in the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, the Union Home Ministry announced that these personnel, upon completion of four years of service Under the scheme, will get priority in recruitment for the Central … Read more

Explained: BrahMos, 21 and developing

On June 12, 2001, the BrahMos supersonic cruise missile was first tested from a land-based launcher in Chandipur. In the 21 years since, BrahMos has been upgraded several times, with versions tested on land, air and sea platforms. A look at the 21-year journey of the versatile asset, which recently bagged an export order from … Read more