Wednesday, 5 October, 2022
TopicBeti Bachao Beti Padhao

Topic: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

‘Want to study’ — Jharkhand tribal woman who was ‘kicked, tortured, choked’ by BJP woman leader

For 3 years, Sunita Xaxa was tortured, allegedly at the hands of suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, at whose Ranchi home she worked as a domestic help. Patra was arrested Wednesday.

Gross underutilisation of WCD ministry funds, no results of schemes seen on ground: MPs’ panel

Parliamentary panel has asked the WCD ministry to submit action plan by 30 June on rising cases of violence against women, suggests a bill be introduced to tackle trafficking.

Focus on women, not cows — Miss Kohima runner-up’s message to PM Modi goes viral

18-year-old Vikuonuo Sachu’s comment came during the Q&A round of Nagaland’s state-run beauty pageant on 5 October.

Modi’s ‘vikas’ lost in the wild & Unnao mishap crushes BJP’s ‘Beti Bachao’ slogan

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

BJP picks off Congress in Goa & Karnataka as indifferent Rahul Gandhi sulks in corner

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

‘Nudge’ is the secret behind success of Modi’s pet projects, says Economic Survey

Economic Survey praises Modi govt for using behavioural economics to popularise schemes such as 'Swachh Bharat', says it's needed for more informed policy-making.

Too soon to celebrate Modi govt’s sex ratio claim, wait for 2021 census, say experts

Modi govt told Parliament that sex ratio at birth has risen to 931 from 923 in 2015-16, but academics & activists are taking it with a pinch of salt.

Modi pushed many pro-women schemes, but is reluctant to share power with them

At the end of the day, when it comes to placing power in the hands of women, both Narendra Modi and the BJP have balked.

WCD not a soft ministry, it looks after 70% of India’s population: Maneka Gandhi

Union minister Maneka Gandhi was speaking at a function organised to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme.

Four years of Modi’s Mann Ki Baat: Lots of policy & motivation, not one mention of BJP

An analysis of the transcripts of all episodes of Mann Ki Baat shows how PM Modi uses the platform to convey his message while remaining apolitical.

On Camera

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V. R. Chaudhari with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Twitter/ @IAF_MCC

Need organisation structure best suited to Indian conditions, IAF on theatre commands

The IAF chief said the model of integration that India adopts must be future-ready, must reduce levels of decision-making, and capitalise on the strength of all three services.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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