Monday, 4 July, 2022

Topic: federalism

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal angry as Modi govt sets conditions with higher borrowing limit

While Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said her government 'won’t bow down', Kerala FM Thomas Isaac has claimed the step 'sets a bad precedent'.

PM puts onus to reopen India on states. Promise of Rs 20-lakh cr package will depend on details

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Indian states can absorb diverse Covid response models, but Modi govt using one size for all

Modi govt's command and control approach puts India at risk of losing the advantages gifted by its size and federal constitutional structure.

From India to the US, coronavirus is straining the concept of federalism

The populists & budding authoritarians see Covid crisis as an opportunity to expand their authority & are unlikely to recognise how strained federalism is becoming.

Law Commission set to recommend simultaneous polls, says it won’t hurt India’s federalism

Unlike the US, which is a federation of states, India is a union of states. Therefore, federalism won’t really get undermined, the report is set to say.

The states strike back

And the Centre is clueless because it fails to see and respect the power shift.

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Attendees pose for a group photo at the 48th G7 Summit on 26 June | PTI

G7 infra plan a lifeline developing nations can’t ignore but first crack this code, like BRI

Silk roads are getting bumpier but Beijing will maximise its pursuit of global leadership as long as it perceives that Washington seeks to deny it any.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

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.