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How 5 August redefined national politics in India — beyond Ram Mandir and Article 370

In episode 540 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the major political developments in the past few years and theorises a big change that has happened in Indian politics.
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India’s low case fatality rate is good news but infections & deaths are still on the rise

In episode 539 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into Covid data on fatality rates in India and compares it to the rest of the world. There is some good & bad news here.
Congress

Congress blaming UPA for poll losses because it needs scapegoats to save Rahul from blame

In episode 538 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta delves into the latest mess in Congress where leaders are blaming UPA govts for poll losses to pave Rahul Gandhi's comeback.
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With less than 100 days to the US election, Donald Trump is panicking & its showing

In episode 537 of #CutTheClutter, ThePrint’s Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains why Trump is in a state of panic, and whether the US election can be delayed at all.
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India’s New Education Policy takes the bullet out of the old, Russian roulette-like system

In episode 535 of 'Cut The Clutter', Shekhar Gupta dissects the new policy to see how it solves the problems of the existing, exam-centric system.

Modi’s strongman leadership needs reality check, Ninan & Fukuyama offer one

In episode 532 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about how the Modi government functions and how its DNA does not allow it to accept its mistakes.
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Why Congress has now woken up to own PV Narasimha Rao’s legacy

In episode 531 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta says Congress in its obsession with Gandhi-Nehru family lost most of its icons to BJP. It can’t afford to lose one more.
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Mahar soldiers did not run away from Poonch post in 1947-48, say regiment veterans

Brigadier (retd) Vivek Sohal has in a letter to ThePrint said a part in Cut The Clutter episode 456 has left Mahar Regiment fraternity ‘in deep anguish’. Read excerpts.
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Why contempt case against Prashant Bhushan in Supreme Court could set a bad precedent

In episode 529 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta says the top court’s capital is its own stature and it’s for the court to decide how fragile that stature is.
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Indira’s bank nationalisation move, why Modi hasn’t reversed it, and the first bank scandal

In episode 526 of ThePrint's Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta discusses the bank nationalisation move on its 51st anniversary, and looks at the political history around it.

On Camera

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Why nothing can challenge the power of Apple, Amazon and Google

EU wants to make sure other companies are allowed to compete with these incumbents but American antitrust law focuses on the interests of the consumer.
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These are the sweeping changes Amazon India is making for its first Prime Day since Covid

This time, thousands of Amazon employees will coordinate the sale from their homes, and packers, sorters and deliverymen will follow stringent hygiene protocols.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

India is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.
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Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.