Tuesday, 5 July, 2022
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Topic: CPI

How food prices play out in India this year will depend on global inflation and local rains

While a lot has been talked about commodities that have become expensive, not much is being talked about commodities that are selling cheaper than last year.

CPIM founder, Gandhi follower — There’s more to A.K. Gopalan beyond ‘marriage scandal’

From Guruvayoor temple satyagraha, Dandi March to founding the CPI(M), AKG had his fingers dipped deep into politics. Why reduce him to a scandal?

Nehru called Kolkata ‘nightmare city’. Now, Bengal worships freedom with inter-party violence

From Gandhi to Jyoti Basu to Didi, Bengal's back is broken by political violence, says Sugato Hazra in 'Losing the Plot'.

‘Not very CPI, natural for Congress’: ‘Begusarai Bourgeois’ Kanhaiya Kumar panned for holiday pic

The Instagram image shared by Kanhaiya Kumar shows him reading in a room overlooking the hills. The former CPI leader joined Congress last month.

Denied entry, 8 MPs give breach of privilege notice against Lakshadweep administrator

The delegation of MPs wanted to visit the island to do a fact-check on a slew of controversial regulations proposed by Administrator Praful K. Patel since January 2021.

Kanhaiya Kumar meets Nitish aide Ashok Choudhary, triggers speculations in NDA

Some leaders in the ruling alliance say Choudhary’s meeting with Kanhaiya could have been yet another attempt by JD(U) to raise its stock after its performance in the assembly polls.

Grassroot presence and a ‘natural’ alliance — why the embattled Left did well in Bihar

CPI, CPI(M) & CPI(ML) Liberation won 16 Bihar seats under RJD-led Mahagathbandhan, showing fight despite the Left’s electoral marginalisation in recent years.

With Bihar success, CPI(ML) has smartly blended radicalism and pragmatic politics

CPI(ML) Liberation won 12 seats in Bihar despite relentless propaganda through terms such as ‘Naxalites’, ‘terrorist sympathisers’, ‘China-funded Maoists’, 'tukde-tukde gang'.

CPI(ML) Liberation, CPI(M), CPI make mark in Bihar elections, take lead in 18 of 29 seats

Left leaders say parties were able to make a significant improvement from the previous elections in Bihar due to issues like the migrant crisis and unemployment 

Why lockdown can save the RBI from explaining ‘failure’ to fight inflation to govt

RBI has to answer to Parliament if it misses the inflation target for three quarters. Inflation has stayed above 6% for two quarters now, with a third likely.

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

ThePrint team | Rafale M jet (left) and Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet (right)

Indian Navy to go for govt-to-govt deal with US or France for fighter planes

Navy is in the process of expediting a trial report into operational demonstration by Rafale M of French firm Dassault Aviation and F/A 18 Super Hornet of American company Boeing.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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