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Govt brings mainstream media under new IT rules; must comply with norms

All mainstream media, including print and electronic, will have to comply the provisions of IT Rules, 2021 with immediate effect without exemption as the government has refused to exempt them from the ambit of the new digital media rules. The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (I&B) has said that the rationale for bringing the websites of the organisations under the ambit of the law is "well-reasoned".

Bengal, Central finance ministers cross words over GST Council meeting

Following the conclusion of the 44th meeting of the GST Council on Saturday, a war of words erupted on Twitter between Union Minister of State for Finance, Anurag Thakur, and West Bengal Finance Minister, Amit Mitra, over the way the important meeting of the state and Central Finance Ministers to decide on GST rate for Covid relief items was conducted.

Bihar’s big NDA allies in dilemma over issues raised by small partners

Larger parties like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Janata Dal-United JD(U) which are part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government in Bihar are in a dilemma over the issues raised by smaller allies like Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and the Vikassheel Insaan Party (VIP).

BJP is a sinking ship; I will not ride on it: Om Prakash Rajbhar

Former Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president, Om Prakash Rajbhar, has taken a jibe at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) saying, "BJP is a sinking boat, whosoever wants to ride on it is welcome to do so, but I will not ride on it.

Big blow to BJP; Mukul Roy returns to TMC; first cut among many more: Didi

The ghar wapsi, or homecoming, of Mukul Roy is part of Trinamool's strategy to strike while the iron is hot. The objective - to demolish the BJP in Bengal, where it still has 18 Lok Sabha MPs, ahead of the 2024 national election, which is just two-and-a-half years away. To accomplish this objective, and chart out its future course, the Trinamool is eager to capitalise on the anti-BJP sentiment in the state at this moment. The operation for the 'return of the prodigals', as it were, was top secret. Both Trinamool and those being courted have been tight lipped. It wasn't just the senior Roy who has returned to the Trinamool fold; his son, Subhranshu Roy - a former Trinamool MLA who joined the BJP, contested the election and lost - also returned.