Four southern states — Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka & Tamil Nadu — have been gripped by drought, and people blame politicians for ignoring them.
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.
BJP had pledged to make Maharashtra drought-free this year but many dams, ponds & tanks remain dry.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis says his govt has tried to handle the drought situation, but any farmer suicide remains a matter of concern.
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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’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.
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.
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.