US convinced that Russia will attack Ukraine coming week

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19 February, 2022

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Extra EVM machine was found in the vehicle of the zonal magistrate in Kairana

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district have recommended action against a zonal magistrate and suspended a police constable and a home guard for alleged negligence during poll duty in the Kairana assembly constituency. Superintendent of Police Sukriti Madhav said an extra EVM machine was found in the vehicle of the zonal magistrate after polling in Kairana on February 10.. HT

Destabilising Ukraine

Without outright declaring war or taking action that would trigger the harsh sanctions promised by the West, Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, has once again succeeded in destabilizing Ukraine and making clear that Russia could wreck the country’s economy. Deccan Herald

US convinced that Russia will attack Ukraine coming week

US President Joe Biden has said that he is convinced and has reason to believe that Russian forces will attack Ukraine, including its capital Kyiv, in the coming week, warning that Russia will be responsible for a “catastrophic and needless war of choice” if it pursues its plans. Telegraph

Political narrative shifts from rozi-roti to the bogey of Khalistan

As the state readies for its first multi-cornered contest, the knives are out. In a rare instance of Congress and BJP taking the same line late last night Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi shot off a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking investigation into the charges levelled by former AAP member Kumar Vishwas against AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal while Rahul Gandhi Tweeted, “Kejriwal ji, seedha jawab do, Kumar Vishwas sach bol rahein hain ya nahin?. Indian Express

SC: Refund damages recovered during CAA protests

The Supreme Court on Friday ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to refund damages recovered from the persons accused of “destroying public property” during protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA). Hindu


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Rise and fall of Rishi Agarwal – ABG

Rishi Agarwal, the former promoter of fallen shipbuilder ABG Shipyard Ltd is in the eye of what is dubbed as India’s biggest bank loan scam.

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24 February, 2024

Byju’s, once heralded as a flagship in India’s edtech sector, is grappling with severe financial and operational challenges, marked by a dramatic valuation drop. The company, which sought to stabilize its operations and finances, is now raising funds at a valuation significantly lower than its peak. This development comes amid efforts to address a substantial debt burden, with Byju’s proposing a repayment plan for its $1.2 billion loan. Investor confidence appears shaken, with some stakeholders pushing for drastic changes in leadership to navigate the crisis effectively. The turmoil reflects broader sectoral pressures and raises questions about the sustainability of high-growth trajectories in the edtech industry

10 February, 2024

Australia’s energy market is witnessing significant transitions and investments aimed at bolstering renewable energy infrastructure and securing gas supplies. Key developments include a $179 million investment by the Queensland Government for community battery projects, Santos’ $5.7 billion gas pipeline project following a legal battle win, and a $206 million energy savings package for NSW households. Additionally, the Australian government has secured new gas supply deals to support the east coast market, emphasizing the role of gas in transitioning to a renewable grid.

India 2024
9 February, 2024

The latest opinion polls, including the Mood of the Nation survey by India Today, predict a comfortable victory for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s BJP and its allies in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), with a projected win of 335 Lok Sabha seats in the 2024 general elections. This forecast suggests a slight decrease from the 2019 elections but still ensures a majority. The survey, involving interviews with over 149,000 respondents, reflects Modi’s enduring popularity based on his nationalist policies and economic reforms. Other polls echo these findings, although seat projections vary slightly. The opposition INDIA alliance is expected to secure a significant number of seats, yet not enough to challenge the NDA’s majority. These predictions highlight a political landscape that remains largely favorable to Modi and the BJP as the election approaches