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In today’s featured cartoon, Manjul alludes to PM Narendra Modi’s recent ‘Pariksha Pe Charcha’ interaction with students, and shows that what the PM is hiding behind his back is his own poor report card.
Sajith Kumar alludes to the political crisis in Pakistan, where Prime Minister Imran Khan Sunday blocked a no-confidence vote he looked set to lose, and advised the president to dissolve the national and state assemblies and order fresh elections, leading to a backlash from the opposition.
E.P. Unny also illustrates on the political crisis in Pakistan, suggesting that Imran’s exit, which looked like a foregone conclusion, is getting extended repeatedly.
R. Prasad refers to Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh’s acknowledgement of the contributions of activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who fasted for nearly 16 years to press her demand for the repeal of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958. Chanu is likely to be honoured by the Manipur government.
Kirtish Bhatt draws on reports of diesel no longer being sold in Sri Lanka, which has crippled transport as the country’s 22 million people endured record-long power blackouts amid an economic crisis. The South Asian nation is in the grips of its worst economic downturn since independence, sparked by an acute lack of foreign currency to pay for even the most essential imports.