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In today’s featured cartoon, Satish Acharya takes a dig at the Narendra Modi government for proposing a heavy 30 per cent tax on virtual digital assets including cryptocurrencies under Budget 2022-23, and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s subsequent clarification in Parliament that the move does not give cryptocurrency legal status.
Sandeep Adhwaryu comments on the heroic act of 37-year-old Mohammad Mehboob, who saved a woman from being run over by a goods train in Bhopal, while the rest of the country seems to be focussing on matters other than pressing issues like rising unemployment.
Sajith Kumar takes a swipe at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s recent statement that the government will function according to the Constitution and not the Sharia law, and then going on to speak of a “new India” of the “world’s most popular leader Prime Minister Narendra Modi”.
R Prasad comments on secularism taking a backseat as political leaders rake up the hijab row amid elections.
Kirtish Bhatt takes a dig at assembly poll candidates trying to woo the electorate on 14 February, which also happened to be Valentine’s Day, when voting was held in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Goa.