17 March 2021
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Attack on academic freedom: pressure from government forces the Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University Pratap Bhanu Mehta to resign; the noted scholar and public intellectual is known to write articles critical of the government on occasion
Why trout farmers in Himachal Pradesh are exiting the business: Trout farm owners in Himachal Pradesh are exiting the business because of poor supply of seed and feed from the government and exposure to flash floods
Central government takes away powers from elected Delhi government; BJP leader says, "After 2014, with the onset of Arvind Kejriwal, and his autocratic behaviour, we have realised that the national capital has to be a Union Territory whatever the cost may be"
Members who were part of the Commission for Air Quality Management said they were taken aback by the sudden dissolution of the body; the dissolution happened despite the nodal Union Environment Ministry supporting the legal backing to the commission
The central government has reconstituted an advisory committee to chalk out a plan for studying the mythical Sarasvati river for the next two year