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Farmers protesting at Tikri border against the three farm laws | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

India Today talks to Panagariya & Banerjee on farm laws, Republic Bharat on ‘gumrah gang’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks online | Photo: @INCIndia | Twitter

A Congress strategy and decoding Covid — behind Rahul Gandhi’s video interview series

Indian-origin nurses are next guests in video series, which Congress says aims to showcase Rahul Gandhi as a politician with layers and a working style different that PM Modi's.
A woman walks past closed shops in Old Delhi amid the nationwide lockdown | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

IAS officers, Nobel winners, filmmaker — states gather their best to battle Covid crisis

From Tamil Nadu to Maharashtra and West Bengal, multiple states have engaged high-profile experts to find a way out of the lockdown, revive their battered economy.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Twitter suspends fake accounts impersonating Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

Economist Abhijit Banerjee had registered a complaint with Twitter against two fake accounts impersonating him Tuesday.
Abhijit Banerjee at OTC

Provide cash to India’s poorest 60% to revive economy: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee

In conversation with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, Abhijit Banerjee advocates larger stimulus package, complete debt cancellations for a quarter, and temporary ration cards.
Abhijit Banerjee at OTC

Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee to guide Mamata govt on beating lockdown impact on economy 

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee spoke to Abhijeet Banerjee last week about an awareness campaign for coronavirus and he agreed to help. 
Attendees at World Economic Forum meet in Davos | Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Davos 2020 will debate how to deal with ‘Peak Decade’, from globalisation to central banks

Politicians, investors & executives in Davos will debate whether we are witnessing peaks in key drivers of the world economy.
Guidelines in many countries require that those on whom an experiment is conducted should be among those who would benefit from its policy implications

Why India needs ethical guidelines for social science trials after Abhijit Banerjee Nobel

RCTs will get more resources & interest after Banerjee & his partners’ economics Nobel. But the poor, on whom these trials will be conducted, need protection.
Representative image | A shopper walks through an hypermarket aisle | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why this MIT student’s paper on Indian liberalisation threatened trade economists

In Good Economics for Hard Times, Nobel laureates Esther Duflo and Abhijit Banerjee write about the link between liberalisation and inequality in India.
Nobel Prize winner Abhijit Banerjee at ThePrint OTC | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Abhijit Banerjee’s advice to Trump: Stop treating the poor like losers

Abhijit Banerjee & Esther Duflo have some advice for global leaders to end deep disillusionment with politics as usual throughout the developed world.

On Camera

Afghan peace deal being signed in Doha

Year on, Trump’s Doha accord with Taliban grows into a headache for Biden — and for India

Should the Biden administration go ahead with Trump’s plan to withdraw troops and risk plunging Afghanistan into further chaos and bloodbath like the Obama administration did?
Indian currency

GST collections cross Rs 1 lakh crore-mark for fifth consecutive month in February

The finance ministry said that the revenues for the month of February 2021, which stood at Rs 1.13 lakh crore, were 7% higher than the GST revenues in the same month last year.

Defence

Representational image of a Chinese People's Liberation Army soldier at a base in Qinyang, China

4, 9 or 14? Even China ‘isn’t sure’ how many PLA soldiers died in Galwan Valley

During talks with India, Chinese officials have — unofficially — given contradictory figures for their Galwan clash casualties. China has officially acknowledged 4 deaths.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint Team

Habeas Porcus — how our judiciary is murdering the principle of ‘bail, not jail’ routinely

Judiciary is responsible for ensuring our liberty, and habeas corpus is the usual route. But magistrates are acting as if the rule is ‘jail, and bail is above my pay grade’.