Sunday, 22 May, 2022
TopicBrand Modi

Topic: Brand Modi

BJP video celebrating PM Modi’s India vision on his birthday uses image of LA skyline

The 2-minute-42-second video enumerates the many achievements of Modi govt. But the city skyline at 2 minutes and 22 seconds is a stock photo of Los Angeles.

Modi is India’s ‘salesman-in-chief’ in the world, authoritarian at home

In ‘Brand New Nation’, Ravinder Kaur writes about how PM Modi promised to replace red tape with red carpet, but India is now in a permanent state of anticipation.

Narendra Modi is India’s best PM, Yogi Adityanath the best CM, finds India Today survey

From the more than 12,000 respondents, 66% believe Modi would be the best choice for the next term as well.

Five elements make up Modi’s charisma. 4 are beginning to lose lustre

Considering the astute politician Modi is, he knows well his popularity and electoral victories are not just about his image as a protector of Hindu interests.

Price hike, joblessness, slow economy. Yet, it’s advantage BJP in Maharashtra & Haryana

Less than a month to go for polls, BJP and Congress have yet to kickstart the campaign. But both have their own reasons.

Why Nitish, Mamata, Uddhav and Kamal Haasan need Prashant Kishor

Prashant Kishor gives a big leg-up to his clients, working on their strengths and weaknesses. But his successes expose his clients, too.

Amit Shah knows BJP’s IT cell propaganda isn’t enough for 2019

Amit Shah’s visits with famous people are a tactic to attract TV cameras and market ‘Brand Modi’ for 2019. It is so much easier than engaging with the media directly.

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Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur

Quad has a sea of challenges. Navy can take cue from a Maratha admiral who sank English ships

Even though Kanhoji’s navy held its own against the English and Portuguese, its fleet never truly modernised. Indian Navy could learn from his tale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.
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