Mufti storms out of cabinet meet; chill sets in PDP-BJP ties
By Ramesh Vinayak
Dec 10, 2016 13:12 IST
what happened: Fissure emerged in the ruling PDP-BJP alliance as CM Mehbooba Mufti walked out of cabinet meeting.
what it means: Mufti's uneasy ties with saffron party came under strain on Friday as senior BJP ministers blocked her bid to promote Kashmir cadre police officers to senior posts(DIG and IG) meant for the IPS cadre.
what next: With her govt Beleaugued by prolonged unrest in Kashmir, Mufti's frosty ties with BJP will worsen
Harmanpreet Kaur to feature in Women's Big Bash League
By Siddharth Vishwanathan
Dec 10, 2016 09:44 IST
what happened: Harmanpreet Kaur, India women's cricket team captain, will play in Women's Big Bash League.
what it means: Harmanpreet is the first Indian player to feature in an international Twenty20 competition. Her presence in the Women's Big Bash League will create big interest for women's cricket in India.
what next: Harmanpreet Kaur's exploits in Women's Big Bash League will be followed closely.
India needs a communication policy : IB minister Naidu
By Smriti Kak
Dec 10, 2016 12:53 IST
what happened: IB minister Venkaiah Naidu says the country does not have a communication policy.
what it means: Most ministries have policy guidelines that act as roadmaps. The NDA government aims to focus on information dissemination and outreach and is, therefore, keen to develop a communication policy.
what next: Feedback will be sought from all states to draw broad contours of the policy.
Sufi singer Hans sings new poll tune:dumps Cong,joins BJP.
By Ramesh Vinayak
Dec 10, 2016 13:38 IST
what happened: Sufi singer-turned-politician Hans Raj Hans deserted the Congress and joined the BJP on Saturday.
what it means: This is the third political switch by Hans in last two years.He contested the 2014 Lok Sabha polls from Jalandhar as Akali,then defected to Congress,but was sulking after denial of Rajya Sabha seat.
what next: A Dalit with limited base, Hans can be a crowd-pulling entertainer for BJP poll campaign in Punjab.