Secretary of State hopeful Morales seeks unity as opponents campaign off controversy

by Leslie Bonilla Muñiz, Indiana Capital ChronicleJune 29, 2022 The race for Indiana’s next Secretary of State – typically a low-interest, down-ballot contest – has become a referendum on the future of the Indiana Republican Party with a rare statewide opportunity for hopeful Democrats. Republican insiders earlier this month voted to nominate former Mike Pence … 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

Kerala Not In ‘Debt Trap’, RBI Article Failed To…, Says State Minister

Kerala not in ‘debt trap’; RBI article failed to study ground realities: State Minister Thiruvananthapuram: Asserting that Kerala is not in a “debt trap”, Finance Minister KN Balagopal on Sunday said an RBI article that expresses concerns over the state’s health was done without studying the financial realities. Critical of the Reserve of India (RBI) … Read more

Explained: Bengal passes Bill replacing Governor with CM as state university chancellor. What are the constitutional and political issues here?

The move by the Mamata Banerjee government has once again brought to the fore similar disputes playing out in Opposition-ruled states such as Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra, which too have curtailed the authority enjoyed by Governors as Chancellors. What is the latest development in West Bengal about? On Monday, the state Legislative Assembly passed the … Read more

Explained: How Telangana became a separate state?

On June 2, Telangana celebrated its 8th anniversary after becoming a separate state in 2014. The leadership of the state has remained constant since its creation with Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao at the helm. In light of the anniversary, the state released a 172-page report highlighting the schemes and changes under the CM aimed … Read more

State prisons: ‘Mulaqats’ resumed, but poor infra keeps families of prisoners away

TWO YEARS ago, state prisons began allowing inmates audio and video calls to their families since physical meetings were not possible amid the Covid-induced lockdown. With physical meetings now resumed, most prisons have discontinued calls, a decision criticised, and even challenged in court. Apart from a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed before the Bombay High … Read more

Himachal BJP chief: ‘State follows a two-party system, no space for third (AAP)…There is no strong Opposition’

Himachal Pradesh BJP president Suresh Kumar Kashyap, a former Air Force man, is a two-term MLA and currently represents the Shimla (SC) constituency in Parliament. On his way to attend the recent BJP national office-bearers’ meeting in Jaipur, he stopped over in New Delhi. He talked to The Indian Express about his tenure at the … Read more

Supreme Court’s verdict on NEET PG 2022, GUJCET 2022, state board results and more: Top education news last week

One of the biggest decisions that took place in the education sector this week was the Supreme Court’s dismissal of the plea regarding postponement of the NEET PG 2022 exam. In addition to that, state boards released results of board classes and universities are extending registration deadlines after NTA, too, extended registration deadline for CUET … Read more

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

From A political slugfest between the AAP and BJP over the arrest of BJP leader Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, to why China’s decision to postpone the Asian Games has thrown the 2023 sports schedule into disarray – here are the top stories from today’s schedule. Big Story In an operation that pitted Punjab Police against … Read more

With spate of attacks, Islamic State group begins bloody new chapter in Afghanistan

The first blast ripped through a school in Kabul, the Afghan capital, killing high school students. Days later, explosions destroyed two mosques and a minibus in the north of the country. The following week, three more bombings targeted and Sufi Muslims. The attacks of the past two weeks have left at least 100 people dead, … Read more