Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
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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.

RJD and CPI move past Kanhaiya Kumar issue, plan to fight Bihar assembly polls together

In 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Kanhaiya Kumar was a deal-breaker for CPI-RJD alliance. But now RJD is attempting to ‘prevent the split of secular votes’ with an alliance with CPI.

Kanhaiya says prosecution order has come now because he was to contest 2020 Bihar polls

After Delhi govt gives its nod to prosecute him in 2016 sedition case, Kanhaiya says the law is being misused and he wants a speedy trial in fast-track court.

On Camera

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What it will take to vaccinate the world against Covid

A Q&A with vaccine scientist Peter Hotez, author of 'Preventing the Next Pandemic', on developing a low-cost Covid vaccine, and why Omicron won’t be the end of the pandemic.
File photo of Mukesh Ambani | Photographer: Prodip Guha/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

Defence

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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