Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: CAA-NRC

‘Inconsistent with India’s Constitution’ — San Francisco 6th US city to denounce CAA-NRC

Seattle, Albany, St. Paul, Hamtramck and Cambridge have also denounced the laws, more than seven months after they were passed in the Lok Sabha.

Karnataka school that held ‘seditious’ play now a quarantine centre for Covid-19 cases

The Shahpur Gate branch of the Shaheen Urdu Primary school in Karnataka's Bidar houses 193 Covid-19 patients. 

C Raja Mohan for tech help on COVID-19, Ban Ki-Moon’s ‘deeply concerned’ about India

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Sudipto Mundle, C. Raja Mohan , Ban Ki-Moon, Ameen Jauhar & many others.

Modi to wish Bangladesh via video on ‘Mujib Barsha’ celebrations after COVID-19 cancels trip

PM Narendra Modi was to officially roll out the year-long birth centenary celebrations of Bangladesh founder Sheikha Mujibur Rahman.

With centre-state political standoff, can coronavirus outbreak be effectively fought?

India now has 28 confirmed coronavirus cases. In recent months, the relationship between the Centre and the states has seen a breakdown over several issues.

Bihar on NRC: Is Nitish Kumar asserting himself successfully or is this BJP’s retreat?

The Bihar assembly Tuesday passed a resolution against the NRC, making it the first NDA-ruled state to oppose the contentious exercise.

Road connecting Faridabad to Noida via Shaheen Bagh re-opens briefly Friday morning

The development came after the intervention by mediators appointed by the SC who indicated the possibility of opening of some routes following talks with the protesters.

Do Shaheen Bagh protesters run risk of waning interest or should stay put for CAA endgame?

The Shaheen Bagh protest against CAA has entered its third month. SC-appointed mediators met protesters this week and may meet them again at a different location.

From catch-all to catch-none party, it’s still not too late for Congress

If Congress is able to shake off its political inertia and becomes actively involved in social and political movements, it would address all its three weaknesses.

Shaheen Bagh and the new wave of protest art that’s sweeping across India

Posters, murals, installations, Instagram filters - protest art is having a moment in India

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File photo of Ukrainian servicemen fire a self-propelled howitzer toward Russian positions, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, 2 November, 2022 | Reuters

Who will pay the bill for rebuilding Ukraine? The answer lies in unfreezing Russian assets

The rebuilding load will have to be shared among the western allies but the West is also keen on making Russia foot the bill for its destruction of Ukraine.

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.


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.