Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicAutocrats

Topic: autocrats

Front companies, corrupt govts, banks that vanish overnight — how global kleptocrats unite

In ‘Kleptopia’, Tom Burgis follows how dirty money floods the global economy when crisis hits democracies and kleptocrats see an opportunity to seize power.

Go Corona to Go Democracy: How Covid showed Indians’ love for autocracy

Indians locked in their homes due to the coronavirus longed for their leader to turn more powerful and authoritarian, fondly reminiscing about the Emergency days.

Frightening setback in India, democratically elected Modi creating Hindu state: George Soros

Modi is imposing punitive measures on Kashmir, threatening to deprive millions of Muslims of their citizenship, billionaire George Soros writes in his blog. Read his full post.

Legal autocrats are on the rise. They use constitution and democracy to destroy both

Across the world in countries like Venezuela, Poland, Hungary, Russia, legal autocrats have deployed the rhetoric of democracy and methods of law. People don't see the danger until it is too late.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.