Just in | Output growth in #India’s eight core infrastructure sectors slowed to 3.3% in August, the slowest pace since November 2021, dipping from 4.5% in July. | @tragicosmicomic reports
Crude oil and natural gas continued to report contractions while electricity and steel production clocked sharply lower expansions than the previous month.
Maharashtra crisis live updates | Dissident #ShivSena leader #EknathShinde on Wednesday stepped out of Radisson Blu hotel here, where he and other rebel Maharashtra MLAs are camping since June 22, and visited Kamakhya temple to seek blessings. trib.al/ogDtJyx
Just in | #MaharashtraPoliticalCrisis: Rebel Sena MLAs to be moved to Goa from Guwahati | @alokdesh reports
May 23 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
#DataPoint | Six years since the implementation of the #IBC, the resolution process continues to be mired in problems of systemic delays and steeper haircuts. (1/5)
#DataPoint | This chart shows the share of companies that were liquidated, approved, settled and withdrawn among the cases for which the resolution process was completed. (2/5)
May 22 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
#JustIn | Finance Minister #NirmalaSitharaman said that the entire duty reduction in petrol and diesel has been done out of the RIC component of the taxes levied on petroleum products so the burden of the tax cuts will be borne solely by the Centre. | @tragicosmicomic reports
Allaying concerns that the duty cuts will lower the devolution of taxes to States, Finance Minister #NirmalaSitharaman said that the basic excise duty on petro products, which is sharable with states 'has not been touched'. | @tragicosmicomic reports
May 22 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just in | Raj Thackeray on postponing his #Ayodhya visit: "A trap was laid out for me. False cases were to have been slapped on #MNS workers had they accompanied me. But I did not fall for this trap as I did not want my MNS activists to languishing in jails there." | @ShoumojitB
Targeting #BJP MP Brij Bhushan Singh, who had opposed Mr. Thackeray's visit, the MNS chief said: "Why have certain people awakened to the fact after 14-15 years that I must seek an apology for the alleged mistreatment of north Indians?"
May 21 • 5 tweets • 3 min read
FM #NirmalaSitharaman announces a slew of measures to curb inflation, citing PM #NarendraModi's commitment to help the poor and common man, including a Rs.8 reduction in central excise duty per litre of #petrol and a Rs.6 cut in the duty on #diesel, reports @tragicosmicomic
She exhorted all States, especially those that had not cut State levies when central #taxes on #fuel products were cut the last time in November 2021, to implement a similar cut and give relief to the common man.
May 20 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
SC shifts #Gyanvapi case from the civil judge court to the higher District Judge Court of #Varanasi. Says the complexities of the case require a "senior and experienced official", reports @kdrajagopal
SC directs #Varanasi District Judge to decide mosque caretaker's plea under Order 7 Rule 11 CPC (asking the Hindu women who have filed the suit to show a cause of action or legal injury) to be decided on priority.
May 20 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just in | SC informs from the interim report of the #Pegasus committee that 29 mobile devices have been received with suspected malware. Statements of some of the petitioners have been recorded. | @kdrajagopal reports
The committee is also contacting individuals, agencies for their comments. Committee says its report along with Justice Raveendran's recommendations on issues of #privacy and cyber protection will be received by end of May.
Apr 18 • 5 tweets • 2 min read
Just in | #Inflation in India's wholesale prices hit a 4 month high of 14.55% in March, from 13.11% in February, driven by accelerating price rise across all categories of goods, with fuel and power as well as primary articles driving most of the gains., reports @tragicosmicomic
While the wholesale food prices index inched up marginally from 8.47% in February to 8.71% in March, manufactured products inflation moved up from 9.84% to 10.71%. However, the month-on-month change in the index for manufactured goods was sharper at 2.31%.
Apr 18 • 5 tweets • 4 min read
#DataPoint | Last week, the #WHO informed that they are monitoring two new sub-lineages of the #Omicron variant - BA.4 and BA. 5. This announcement comes at a time when the number of deaths due to #COVID is at its lowest since the pandemic started. (1/5)
#DataPoint | BA.4 and BA.5 are two new sub-lineages of the #Omicron variant that the #WHO is actively tracking. The table shows the no.of such sequences detected globally and the countries they were spotted in. (2/5)
Apr 17 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Just in | Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (#MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Sunday said that the MNS does not want riots in Maharashtra or elsewhere in the country. "We have no wish to disrupt the peace in Maharashtra or anywhere else", Mr. Thackeray said, reports @ShoumojitB
"But the Muslim community need to think of playing the #Azaan over loudspeakers keeping humanitarian considerations in mind. If they insist on playing it over loudspeakers, then they will have to listen to 'aaratis' being similarly played five times a day", Mr. Thackeray said
Just In | After #NawabMalik's arrest by the Enforcement Directorate, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chairperson #MamataBanerjee calls NCP chief #SharadPawar. According to sources, Ms. Banerjee called Mr. Pawar to express her solidarity.
A meeting of top NCP leaders was held at #SharadPawar's Silver Oak residence following #NawabMalik's arrest. Congress leaders Ashok Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat, too, called on Mr. Pawar.
Feb 22 • 4 tweets • 4 min read
Tensions between #Ukraine and #Russia escalated after Russian President #VladimirPutin recognised separatist regions in eastern Ukraine and deployed troops in a peacekeeping role. Here are the latest updates: trib.al/icTDZe2
A top European Union official says Russia’s recognition of the Ukrainian separatist regions of Luhansk and Donetsk as independent states and to send troops into the territories is an “act of war.” #RussiaUkraineConflict
The escalation of tension along the border of #Ukraine with the Russian Federation is a matter of deep concern. These developments have the potential to undermine peace and security of the region: India's Permanent Rep to United Nations TS Tirumurti, reports @suhasinih
Safety, security of civilians essential. More than 20,000 Indian students& nationals live&study in different parts of Ukraine, incl in its border areas. The well-being of Indians is of priority to us: India's Permanent Rep to United Nations TS Tirumurti, reports @suhasinih