Daily Briefing: Punjab farmers resume Dilli march today; 10% quota for Marathas in Maharashtra; and more | Live News – DollarJob

Daily Briefing: Punjab farmers resume Dilli march today; 10% quota for Marathas in Maharashtra; and more | Live News


The Supreme Court has quashed and set aside the result of the January 30 mayoral polls for the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation in which the presiding officer had named BJP’s Manoj Sonkar as the winner, and instead declared Kuldeep Kumar, the AAP-Congress coalition candidate, as the validly elected candidate.

We delve into the grounds that the court struck down the result and why it matters.

Only in the Express

In today’s Opinion section, Kamini Walia writes on the growing concern over the escalation of respiratory diseases, particularly Influenza A (H1N1), in India. “Every year, there are outbreaks of influenza in India, particularly during winter. Factors like high population density, poor hygiene practices, weather conducive to the survival and spread of the virus and low vaccination rates increase the risk of flu transmission,” she writes.

From the Front Page

Haryana and Delhi brace for the march today by Punjab farmers seeking a minimum support price (MSP) guarantee. As farmer tractor trolley numbers swelled at the Punjab-Haryana border points, Sarvan Singh Pandher, general secretary of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee and one of the farm leaders who participated in talks with Union Ministers, demanded that the Prime Minister call a special session of Parliament to bring an MSP guarantee legislation.

Festive offer

The Maharashtra Assembly has unanimously passed a Bill granting 10 per cent reservation in education and jobs to the Maratha community, with Chief Minister Eknath Shinde exuding confidence that it will survive the test of law. With the addition of 10 per cent for Marathas, total reservation in the state will reach 72%.

Upset over a “Khalistani” slur hurled at him, a Sikh IPS officer hit back at a group of protesting West Bengal BJP leaders and workers, who were being led by Leader of Opposition Suvendu Adhikari, asking them not to typecast people and leave his faith alone. The incident, which snowballed into a new confrontation between the BJP and the TMC, took place when a police contingent stopped BJP leaders and workers from visiting Sandeshkhali.

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With India and the UK both headed to elections this year, hectic parleys have been going on to seal the free trade agreement (FTA). An Indian delegation left for London Tuesday in a final effort to close the deal before the dates of the 2024 general elections are announced. Once the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) kicks in, it will restrict the Union government’s ability to announce the deal.

It was all smiles at hockey star Jyoti Chhetri’s home. The day The Indian Express reported that Chhetri’s family stands to lose its home to demolition, local government officials visited their house and assured them of help.

A 38-page book, ‘Happy Healthy Meals‘, has recipes that can even turn bitter gourd sweet. To ease challenges faced by caregivers whose children are suffering from cancer, 21 parents like Durgarani were brought together by an NGO from across India to share as many tasty but simple and nutritious vegetarian recipes.

And Finally

Manoj Tiwary, a pillar of Bengal cricket and with over 10,000 First-class runs under his belt, retired last week after a two-decade long career. The Indian Express caught up with the Bengal sports minister to speak about the ‘many things wrong’ with Ranji Trophy cricket.

Delhi Confidential: Sunday last, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal referred to senior advocate A M Singhvi, who has been representing the party in several cases, as ‘sankatmochan’ (reliever of troubles). Here’s how he lived up to the name just a day later – for not just AAP, but three parties.

🎧 In today’s episode of the 3 Things podcast, we explain the significance of OpenAI’s generative AI tool, Sora. We also talk about challenges faced by the first female coach of the Indian women’s hockey team, and the row over an IPS officer being called a ‘Khalistani’ by Bengal BJP leaders.

Until next time,

Sonal Gupta and Rounak Bagchi

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