Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
TopicAgnipath protests

Topic: Agnipath protests

Gradual Agnipath introduction ‘wouldn’t have broken so many hearts, aspirations’ says CMIE MD

In an 'Off The Cuff' conversation with Shekhar Gupta & Manasi Phadke, Mahesh Vyas, also the CEO of Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy, also spoke of bringing reforms in the Indian economy.

Agnipath scheme is a smart move but it cannot be the solution to India’s unemployment problem

Campus Voice is an initiative by ThePrint where young Indians get an opportunity to express their opinions on a prevalent issue.

Up against central powers, a test of Uddhav’s acumen — Urdu press on Maharashtra crisis

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

‘Ridiculous, based on disinformation’ — what Hindu Right press wrote on Agnipath protests

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few weeks.

‘Protest funded by foreign forces, need to build younger Army’ — RSS all for Agnipath

Agnipath protests also condemned by ABVP, the RSS' student wing, which issued a statement calling the agitation a 'political conspiracy'.

Armed forces not about jobs, it’s about passion, says MoD on Agnipath protests

Lt Gen Anil Puri, addl secy, Dept of Military Affairs, says govts have wanted to reduce age profile of forces since 1990 & recruitment break caused by Covid gave opportunity for reform.

Modi has actually given democracy a shot in the arm with his usual decision-making style

Indians are refusing to be silent spectators of Modi govt's disruptive policies. Agnipath protests are the latest indicator from a society that won't be muzzled.

Salaried jobs are hardly growing — govt data explains the Agnipath anger of young Indians

Government’s latest Periodic Labour Force Survey, released last week, shows that India’s salaried class has grown 3 percentage points & 1 percentage point in rural & urban areas.

Some decisions may appear unfair but will help in nation-building, says PM amid Agnipath row

Modi made the remark in Bengaluru, without naming the new scheme that has sparked nationwide protests. A day earlier, he said ‘good things brought with good intentions’ get trapped in politics.

Artistic tinkering to make Agnipath a ‘masterpiece’ & Kashmir’s thriving new ‘cottage industry’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

On Camera

YourTurn

Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

78% of Indian abortions are outside clinics, even with a good law

Women have, and always will, need abortions. Our job as policymakers and programme implementers is to empower them to do so.
The logo of the Adani Group is seen on the facade of one of its buildings on the outskirts of Ahmedabad | Reuters file photo

From ports to energy transition — Adani Group to invest over $100 billion in next decade

Speaking at Forbes Global CEO Conference in Singapore, Adani said the group intends to do more as a solar player & has earmarked 70% of the investment for the energy transition space.

Defence

Parts of Iranian made 'suicide' drone Shahed-136 after being shot down by the Ukrainian military | Reuters

All about Shahed-136, Iran’s ‘kamikaze’ drone that Russia is using to strike Ukraine

Over the past few days, Russia has hit multiple targets using these Iranian-supplied drones—including civilian structures and amenities—leading to the death of several Ukrainians.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.
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