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The 18-point political resolution moved by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the first BJP National Executive meeting in two years was largely devoted to lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s leadership over a range of issues, from Covid to his stand on climate change, as well as reduction of the excise duty on petrol and diesel. However, the resolution was silent on the contentious farm laws, as well as on the CAA and the border dispute with China.
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In this edition of the Idea Exchange, Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat says Captain Amarinder Singh alone can’t be faulted over Punjab government’s problems, stresses the farm laws issue will be resolved before Punjab polls, and explains Jal Jeevan Mission’s thrust on managing demand.
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A fisherman from Palghar, Maharashtra, was killed and another wounded in the high seas off the Gujarat coast after personnel of Pakistan’s Maritime Security Agency allegedly opened fire at an Indian fishing boat in the Arabian Sea, official sources said on Sunday. “We have taken serious note of this incident. We are going to take up this issue diplomatically with the Pakistan side,” a government source said in New Delhi on Sunday.
As the first week of the Glasgow climate conference drew to a close, NGOs and civil society organisations were complaining about the lack of any progress in the negotiations, particularly on difficult issues like finance. Developed…