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Bangladesh is facing a major remittance loss due to Covid-19

International remittances make up 7 per cent of Bangladesh’s GDP, but Covid-19 has adversely impacted its migrants working in countries with strict lockdowns.
Women health workers during house-to-house drive for coronavirus at a slum in Kolkata on 27 April 2020

Covid pushed women back decades. India can’t be ‘atmanirbhar’ without bailing them out

Most women in India are shouldering the larger burden of household duties now. Those who have jobs are on ‘double double shift’.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a discussion with chief ministers and lieutenant governors of 21 states and union territories Tuesday | PTI

Economy showing green shoots, says PM Modi in e-meeting with CMs, Lt Governors

In a word of caution, PM Narendra Modi said the slightest carelessness, laxity, lack of discipline will weaken all of the fight against coronavirus.
File image of PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

India’s young no longer charmed by Modi. Blame economy and ideology

Dissatisfaction from Modi does not imply that the Congress or any other opposition party can swoop in and reclaim their former vote share.
File photo | Salespersons arrange items at a shop in a mall in Jabalpur | PTI

Indian brands can’t wake up after lockdown. Decoding hoarders, lamenters, indulgers will help

The Kübler-Ross Model of ‘stages of grief’ can easily be applied to Indian consumers during the pandemic. Brands should know who they are dealing with.
File photo | Rajiv Bajaj, managing director of Bajaj Auto Ltd | Bloomberg

India has a guns, germs and steel crisis. But India Inc rather stay silent

India Inc praised Rajiv Bajaj in private for speaking up, but chose to incur losses for three full months than criticise the Modi government for its lockdown.
File photo | Shoppers maintain social distance while standing in a queue at Lake Mall, Kolkata | PTI

India is being forced to unlock during pandemic. But it’s no green zone yet

It is the way Indians behave that will determine the extent to which religious places, restaurants and malls will cause an uptick in Covid cases.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Don’t absolve Modi by saying he doesn’t have the right team to bring in economic reforms

Modi has always found a way to achieve his political goals— Article 370 to Ram Mandir. Shekhar Gupta can’t blame the PM's bureaucrats for his economic failures.

PM Modi’s key to economic revival, and his tussle with President Xi

The best cartoons of the week, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi and then BJP President Amit Shah at the party headquarters, New Delhi, 2018 | PTI

Hindutva pill for post-Covid India: Why Modi-Shah will return to what they know best

When all else fails — economy to health to welfare — what is a bigger cushion for the BJP than its brazen Hindutva face?

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What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 


Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.