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Panel with Justice Lokur, ex-SC Judge, to probe Pegasus row, says Mamata Banerjee

Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Madan B Lokur, and former Chief Justice of Calcutta High Court Justice (retd) Jyotirmay Bhattacharya, will carry out the inquiry.

West Bengal TMC

Covid casualties: BJP, Opposition spar over govt claim of no deaths due to lack of oxygen

The BJP said the Opposition was “playing politics in the pandemic”, while the Opposition parties accused the government of misleading the country.

oxygen shortage

Days after PM Modi holds talks with parties, delimitation panel plans visit to J&K

The commission will be visiting J&K from July 6 to July 9, and interact with political parties, public representatives and state government officials over redrawing of boundaries of existing Assembly seats.

modi kashmir meeting

‘Reclaiming of trust among the migrant population is important’

Moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, this edition had panelists discuss healthcare provisions for migrants, the need for community-based health services and universal health coverage

migrant population

Assembly polls ahead, BJP’s UP face Yogi Adityanath is guest at e-Adda today

Now, with less than a year to go for the next state elections, the UP Chief Minister will be the chief guest at the Express e-Adda on Thursday.

yogi adityanath

TMC to look beyond Bengal, will go to a state only to win: Abhishek Banerjee

With the BJP emerging as the TMC’s primary opponent in West Bengal, Abhishek said, “Our target is not to defeat the BJP. Our target is to save the country and protect our Constitution.”

abhishek banerjee

BJP’s N-E face, its new CM in Assam, at Express Adda today

Holding important portfolios in the last state government, including finance, health and education, Sarma's claim to the top post in the state was accepted by the BJP ahead of incumbent CM Sarbananda Sonowal, after a large ma

Himanta Biswa Sarma

Bengal chief secretary ignores summons from Centre; retires, becomes adviser to CM

Banerjee also announced that Home Secretary H K Dwivedi would be the new chief secretary of West Bengal, and B P Gopalika would be the new home secretary.

Alapan Bandyopadhyay

Narada case: SC says let Calcutta HC bench decide

The agency had approached the apex court over the high court sending the four TMC leaders arrested in the case to house arrest.

supreme court

Jaishankar, senior US Defense official at IE-FT event today

The discussion will be around the fraught relations between India and China marked by an unresolved border dispute on the one hand, and a steadily deepening economic engagement on the other.

The opening session, Jaishnkar’s keynote interview, will be conducted by Jamil Anderlini, Asia Editor, Financial Times, and C Raja Mohan, Director, Institute of South Asian Studies at the National University of Singapore, who is also Contributing Editor at The Indian Express.

Thinc Migration series: ‘Legislation that is nativist should be struck down’

At the second edition of The Indian Express Thinc Migration series, moderated by Deputy Associate Editor Udit Misra, panelists spoke on nativist policies and how to give migrants a political voice.

Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh guest at e-Adda today

Chief Minister Amarinder Singh enters his fifth year in power this month, with his grip on the administration and the Congress in Punjab as strong as ever

Amarinder Singh

Express Adda| An institution is only so strong as the people willing to defend it, says Fareed Zakaria

At an e.Adda held recently, international affairs columnist, CNN news host and author Fareed Zakaria spoke on democracy in America, the challenges for journalism, big tech and why India needs to have a strategic conception of

Fareed Zakaria, Fareed Zakaria express adda interview

Express Adda: A part of my soul goes into the making of a subtle performance, says Pankaj Tripathi

At an e-Adda held recently, actor Pankaj Tripathi spoke on his journey, keeping calm, why OTT platforms should duck formula, and Bollywood being a democratic space

Pankaj Tripathi

Express Adda: ‘The pandemic may make us write a new social contract’

At an e.Adda held recently, NK Singh, Chairman, 15th Finance Commission, spoke on financial and banking sector reforms, being active partners in the gains of trade, privatising state-owned banks and his book Portraits of Powe

Express Adda: ‘We have to find a safety net for people who will be left out’

At an e-Adda held last week, Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and President, Confederation of Indian Industry, spoke on the impact of Covid on the economy, risk aversion among banks and how technology will drive bus

All eyes on economy, Uday Kotak is guest at Express e-Adda today

To discuss the way forward and reforms needed to boost growth, Uday Kotak, MD & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank, and President, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), will be the guest at the Express e-Adda Thursday.

Express Adda: ‘In this country, the link between politics and economics is very loose’

At an e-Adda held this week, Ruchir Sharma, Head of Emerging Markets and Chief Global Strategist at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, spoke on India’s economic future, the government’s response to the pandemic and h

Morgan stanley, Ruchir Sharma, economic growth, corporate sector, farm bills, US elections, BRICS, donald trump

‘When any country rises, it will be tested, it will be challenged’

At an e-Adda held this week, days before he left for Moscow for the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) meet, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar spoke on the complex relationship between India and China, engaging with

Online Express Adda: Key Covid strategist, AIIMS chief Guleria is guest today

The Indian Express will host its second online Express Adda with Dr Guleria, also internationally renowned pulmonologist, on Monday, May 4.

AIIMS, Dr Randeep Guleria, express adda, coronavirus

Mumbai COVID-19 lockdown: Frustrated, migrants come out on road, want to go home

Daily wage workers have been rendered jobless ever since the lockdown was announced late last month, making their life a constant struggle.

Heavy police deployment was made at the protest site to tackle any untoward incident.

COVID-19 in Delhi: No case in 10 days, Dilshad Garden declared ‘virus-free’

People and vehicles were barred from leaving or entering, and announcements were made asking those who had met the woman or her family, to reach out to authorities.

Jain added: “The hard work of health officials and successful implementation of the operation has made Dilshad Garden coronavirus-free.”

Pooled testing planned in districts with zero cases to get real picture

Into the third week of the 21-day lockdown, there is realisation in the government that without adequate testing in the Covid-free districts, there is an inherent risk in taking any decision on the lockdown.

These tests will be done through RT-PCR, the nucleic acid-based test that India has been using from the start, and not the recently introduced faster option of serological tests, sources said.

Coronavirus outbreak: Delhi lines up ‘five-Ts’, CM Kejriwal invokes South Korea experience

The presence of antibodies would mean the person is immune to the virus. The antibody test happens to be a faster alternative to the direct test, known as Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), in which throat or nasal swabs are ta

Nizamuddin coronavirus cluster: Race to trace Tabligh meet contacts

According to officials who traced the movement of the group, the entire group travelled in a second class coach (S9) of AP Sampark Kranti Express. They first got down on March 13 at Ramagundam in Peddapalli district of Telang

Amit Shah in Bengal: Will not stop till we grant citizenship to all refugees

Shah also launched a state-wide campaign, ‘Ar Noi Annay (No More Injustice)’, to take on Banerjee’s outreach programme, ‘Didi ke Bolo’.

In an apparent reference to Mamata Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee, Shah said no shahazada (prince) would become Chief Minister when the BJP comes to power in the state. (Twitter image)

Uddhav Thackeray backs NPR, says will personally check questionnaire

He said the CAA and the NRC were two different issues and his government will not allow the NRC to be implemented in the state.

Sources in the government said the first phase of the census will be carried out in the state between May 1 and June 15 this year.
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