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Japan's Shinkansen bullet train | Akio Kon/Bloomberg

Modi’s 320 kmph Bullet Train has starting trouble

Modi’s showcase infrastructure project is struggling to acquire land as farmers are not happy with the compensation offered.
File photo of Narendra Mod

As India heads into election season, tracking the selective silence of Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi's recent speeches have been tellingly silent on some of his once-favourite topics.
File image of PM Narendra Modi with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe | @OmMathur_bjp/Twitter

Want our nod for bullet train? Give us doctors, street lights, medicines, say Palghar villagers

The National High Speed Rail Corporation is approaching individual landowners, but villagers in Maharashtra want their demands met first.
Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train

Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train construction will begin in 2019: Project chief

Achal Khare, MD of new company set up to build and run bullet train, says rest of this year will go in land acquisitions and awarding contracts.
The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest.

Riding A One-Trick War Horse

The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.
Indians react strongly to major infrastructure projects like the bullet train deal signed by India and Japan

Responses to “Homeopathy as Ideology”

A selection of the responses to Shekhar Gupta's column titled 'Homeopathy as ideology' are being published in our new section called Free Speak
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South Korea set to invest in Rs 45,000-crore Mumbai-Nagpur expressway project

South Korea has shown interest in investing in big infrastructure projects in India.

Last Laughs – The Best Indian Cartoons (September 9 – September15)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors of ThePrint.
Indians react strongly to major infrastructure projects like the bullet train deal signed by India and Japan

Homeopathy as Ideology

Criticism of the bullet train project shows our fear of scale is like mass hypochondria, where we fear real medicine and drift on with dainty, sweet, ineffectual pills.

Bullet train project launch to be likely birthday present from Abe to Modi

Japanese PM Shinzo Abe is expected to visit India in mid-September and Modi and he will lay the foundation for this India-Japan joint venture in Ahmedabad. Kumar Anshuman

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.