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Why Yogendra Yadav believes Anna movement inadvertently helped Modi’s rise

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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‘Kejriwal dithers on secularism, ambivalent on social justice’

Accused by the Congress’ Pawan Khera of mobilising the RSS for the Anna Hazare movement, on a TV debate, social activist and psephologist Yogendra Yadav has an apology and a question for the Congress.

No. NYT didn’t feature Modi on its front page

A screenshot of what looks like the front page of the US daily The New York Times, featuring Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has been doing the rounds on social media and WhatsApp groups. Raghav Bikhchandani explains how the fake image caught on.

Imran Khan lands in a soup over UNGA speech 

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan drew flak last week after his speech in the United Nations General Assembly, in which he said the ‘mujahideen’ were considered ‘heroes’ and that former US President Ronald Reagan had invited them to the White House. Revathi Krishnan reports on how the speech has prompted some to call for the firing of PM Khan or his speechwriter.

How IAF deal for Mirage 2000 spares is saga of missed opportunities

India had the opportunity to manufacture Mirage 2000s twice, in 1980s and 2000s. But now, writes Snehesh Alex Philip, it has to buy phased-out aircraft to keep its fleet of 50 going.

The need for a new UPSC exam system

Failing UPSC Mains sends you back to square one. Priyank Mishra and Vinayak Kishore make a case for why the prelims needs to be replaced with a new exam system.

Like Rafale, a submarine deal is critical for India

Australia ditching its submarine building commitment with France has opened up an opportunity for India to leverage the European nation, writes Lt Gen Prakash Menon (retd), who argues that if New Delhi aspires to build capability for a strategic offensive in the Indian Ocean Region, it must enhance its submarine-building capacity.

How UP 2022 could change 2024 script

Prime Minister Narendra Modi seems unassailable, but if the BJP doesn’t win UP, or wins it narrowly, the mood for 2024 will be different, writes Shekhar Gupta in ‘National Interest’.

(Edited by Arun Prashanth)​​


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