The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Livability Index 2022 analysed living conditions in 173 cities, 5 of which — New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad — were in India, reports Nikhil Rampal.
Popli was arrested by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau on 21 June, for allegedly demanding cut of 1 per cent from a contractor working on a Rs 7.3 cr project to lay sewerage pipelines in Nawashahr, reports Ananya Bhardwaj.
Ever since his arrest for “wrapping meat in deities’ images”, Talib Hussain’s family has been gripped by fear. His eatery has lost customers, his grandkids have stopped going to school, reports Sonal Matharu.
Strong centres can be misused. But let’s not forget that there are many more competing checks and balances on central governments than on states, writes Jaithirth Rao.
Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it’s not the same in moral and intellectual spaces, writes Dilip Mandal.
As India focuses on more bilateral and multilateral military exercises, it’s pushing for hard power when it comes to striking defence deals, writes Snehesh Alex Philip.
If the first ‘no’ to whether I have a complaint with Zubair is principled, the second comes from the heart as a believer, a Hindu, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.