Monday, June 5, 2023

Tim Culpan


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A train moves past a damaged coach, after the tracks were restored, at the site of a train collision following the accident in Balasore, on 5 June 2023 | Reuters

Rail privatisation shouldn’t be an afterthought post-Odisha collision. See Japan, UK

The government will need to absorb a large part of Indian Railways’ Rs 7 lakh crore debt burden to make the system more lucrative for a private buyer.
balasore, odisha train accident, privatisation
The TikTok app. | Photographer: Roy Liu | Bloomberg

Why buying TikTok India could be the smartest move Masayoshi Son...

SoftBank Group Corp.’s Masayoshi Son is already one of India’s greatest foreign backers, having poured money into local startups including Snapdeal, Oyo Rooms and Paytm.


Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence...

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.