Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicDrought

Topic: Drought

India’s southern states are reeling under drought, but it still didn’t become a poll issue

Four southern states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu — have been gripped by drought, and people blame politicians for ignoring them.

This Maharashtra village has found the answer to farm distress. It’s not a loan waiver

In Maharashtra's Hiware Bazar, farmers compare loan waivers to the IPL, saying they are a short-term hack with no real potential to resolve farm distress.

Suicides & drought plague Maharashtra – India’s ‘angriest’ state

BJP had pledged to make Maharashtra drought-free this year but many dams, ponds & tanks remain dry.

Maharashtra farmer suicides have nearly doubled under BJP govt, drought to blame

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says his govt has tried to handle the drought situation, but any farmer suicide remains a matter of concern.

Drought-proofing India

The answer to why one region can deal with a terrible drought and another can't lies basically in its politics — because in a democracy votes decide where the state invests.

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

Defence

File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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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