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LEFT IN THE COLD
CALL OF CHANGE FROM NORTH • Wangchuk isn’t the only one demanding change. It has united disparate sections in Leh, Kargil
VOKKALIGA PREMIER LEAGUE
THE OLD FIRM STILL RUNS
THE SLUGFEST SEASON
BENDING OVER BACKWARDS
“Blind men see too many elephants”
NO CHILD’S PLAY
TAMIL NADUA HUB OF MEDICAL TOURISM • With state-of-the-art hospitals across the state offering the latest treatments, Tamil Nadu is the go-to destination for medical tourists from around the world.
THUS SPOKE SOCCERATES
SACRILEGE BY ONE’S OWN
TREAT HIM RIGHT
THE FALLOUT • Adani may yet survive the Hindenburg missile, but the industrialist will have to clean up his act and the regulators will have to do their job to ensure macroeconomic stability
The ‘Shell Companies’ Shocker • Hindenburg Research alleged that Gautam Adani’s elder brother Vinod Adani, through several close associates, managed a vast labyrinth of offshore shell entities, 38 of which were identified. It put several questions to the Adani Group regarding these firms and related-party transactions. Some of Hindenburg’s key allegations and Adani’s responses:
POLITICAL BLOWBACK • The PM looks to deflect Rahul Gandhi’s allegations of a ‘Modi-Adani’ nexus, invoking the “blessings of 1.4 billion people”. How will this play out for the leaders and their parties?
TARGET MODI • This is not the first time Opposition parties have accused PM Narendra Modi of breaking rules to facilitate the Adani empire’s expansion
Why is there a demand for a JPC? • A Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) is a special committee set up by Parliament for the detailed scrutiny of a subject or Bill. To set up a JPC, a motion is passed in one House and supported by the other House. Another way to form a JPC is for the two presiding chiefs of both Houses to communicate with each other to institute one
“WE CAN TAKE INDIA-NEW ZEALAND TIES TO THE NEXT LEVEL NOW” • On his first visit to New Zealand in October 2022, external affairs minister S. Jaishankar said that the relationship between the two countries is “due for an update and a refresh”. New Zealand’s foreign minister NANAIA MAHUTA sought to further that in a three-day visit to India from February 7 to 10, and discussed with Jaishankar economic coordination, educational exchanges, defence ties and people-to-people contacts. In an interview with India Today Group Editorial Director RAJ CHENGAPPA, Mahuta also talks about India-New Zealand ties, the Quad, the Ukraine war and her country’s ties with China. Excerpts:
THE PANTHIC FERMENT • New panthic leaders, some with a radical bent reminiscent of the Khalistan days, are filling the space that political parties, particularly the SAD, have vacated, striving to find their own solutions to perceived crises
THE PANTHIC FACES • As the traditional custodians of Sikh faith and politics see...