Modi Monitor

Amit Shah

In Narendra Modi’s first 100 days, Amit Shah has become India’s most powerful man

Should the PM tell his home minister to tone down his rhetoric and allow him to fix the economy on priority?
PM Narendra Modi with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Vladivostok, Russia | Photo: PIB

Act East to Act Far East: Why Narendra Modi’s Vladivostok trip is such an ace

If Modi’s second tenure has to work, then he has to turn around the economy. That’s why he is believed to have got rid of principal secretary Nripendra Misra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo | PIB

France to Chidambaram – PM Modi now has almost complete control over all levers of power

As the Congress party flails at home, the Modi-Amit Shah duo is consolidating power at home and abroad.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on 8 August, three days after his government revoked Article 370 | BJP | Twitter

With Kashmir move, Modi has ensured map-making comes to an end in subcontinent

Modi has made clear that India will not venture beyond LoC to take territory, like the Pakistanis, but it will defend its own, no matter the price.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

Modi hails triple talaq law as achievement, but is very quiet on women reservation bill

Modi govt wants to promote a pro-women narrative but has made no effort to pass women’s reservation bill in Lok Sabha where it enjoys a brute majority.
Modi at BJP Parliamentary party meeting

Modi clearly missed the danger signals as economy tanked; he must now steer it

Subhash Garg’s replacement Atanu Chakraborty in finance ministry is an old Gujarat hand. Modi and Chakraborty obviously know each other well.
File photo of Narendra Modi | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Karnataka instability to Kulbhushan Jadhav: This has been a good week for PM Modi

The biggest feather in Modi’s cap these last few days has been International Court of Justice verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav.
US President Donald Trump, left, Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, center, and Narendra Modi at G-20 summit in Osaka, Friday| Photo: Carl Court | Bloomberg

In Osaka, a mature Modi has emerged – one who didn’t make the mistake of hugging Trump

Modi assumed the quiet dignity of his office, which represents 1.3 billion people, and let Trump ramble on and on.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi performs yoga during a mass yoga event on the 5th International Day of Yoga at Prabhat Tara ground, in Ranchi. | PTI

The terrible silence in Muzaffarpur that has got everyone tongue-tied, including PM Modi

Is the Janata Dal(United)-BJP coalition in Bihar coming in the way of action being taken on controlling the encephalitis epidemic in Muzaffarpur?
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | File photo: PTI

Beyond cold silences between Modi & Imran Khan in Bishkek, India needs to make nice with US

The US would like India and Pakistan to talk, if only to return the region to some modicum of stability.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Yogi vs Uddhav vs Piyush Goyal: Will politics over migrant workers hurt economic revival?

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s accusation that the Railways is not running enough trains to ferry migrant workers sparked a Twitter war with Railway minister Piyush Goyal.

Defence

Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.