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Bollywood

Is it good for Indian democracy when artistes, celebs & economists endorse parties as groups?

Nine hundred artistes including Vivek Oberoi and Shankar Mahadevan have appealed to Indians to vote for PM Narendra Modi.
File photo of Narendra Modi | PIB

Modi govt’s data war: Economists & accountants are fighting for political power like rivals

An impression that you can replace economists with accountants or vice versa will undermine the value of expertise in government policymaking.
File photo of T.V. Mohandas Pai | Namas Bhojani/Bloomberg News

131 CAs back Modi govt on economic data, question motives of scholars who criticised it

The CAs, led by Manipal group chairman T.V. Mohandas Pai, have labelled the allegations made by the 108 economists and social scientists ‘baseless’.
Mr Modi and his team expect to win the 2019 elections, the groundwork for improved performance of India's economy in their second term should be done now.

108 economists & social scientists accuse Modi govt of blocking unfavourable data

The scholars slammed the Modi govt for ‘political influence’, pointing at the decision to withhold NSSO jobs data and to alter GDP data from the UPA era.
Representational image | Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Intelligent people are also more helpful

Insightful self-interest guides us to become effectively good citizens.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.