Friday, 1 July, 2022
TopicGandhi Jayanti

Topic: Gandhi Jayanti

Why single-use plastic ban missed Gandhi Jayanti date

Instead of bringing in a policy decision, Modi govt now wants a public movement to end use of single-use plastic.

Uncanny chill between BJP & Congress, political barbs mark Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi did not acknowledge each other at the Parliament Hall.

Sonia says those who think they’re ‘supreme’ won’t understand Mahatma Gandhi’s sacrifice

Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi said India and Mahatma Gandhi are synonymous, and critiqued people who "want RSS to be synonymous with India".

Bono’s Gandhi connect, Giriraj’s Gandhi attack on Rahul Gandhi & Kejriwal cleans Delhi air

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

PM Modi, Gandhis, & other political leaders mark Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary

The country and politicians honoured Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary, with tributes being made at Raj Ghat and the historic Central Hall in Parliament.

Sunil Khilnani on the idea of Gandhi, Mohan Bhagwat on Gandhi’s ‘joy’ in the RSS

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

On Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary, Rahul Gandhi leads padyatra to Rajghat

The Gandhi Sandesh Yatra began from Delhi Congress office to Rajghat, about 3 kms away, with party workers waving flags and chanting 'Mahatma Gandhi Amar Rahein'.

More people in rural India defecate in open than what govt’s household survey shows: Study

India’s Demographic and Health Survey that asks household-level questions greatly underestimates open defecation among households with latrines.

Swachh Bharat toilets without sanitation is why Dalits are at the receiving end

Modi government needs to extend the scope of the Swachh Bharat campaign and improve sanitation keeping in mind that many sanitation workers are Dalits.

We can’t talk about Gandhi if we don’t speak up on Kashmir and lynchings

Gandhi was no doubt a pacifist, but not at the cost of suffering injustice. His sensibilities, his techniques, his message were informed by a distinctly modern outlook.

On Camera

YourTurn

PM Modi at the MSME Idea Hackathon, 2022. | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP, Modi’s ‘total politics’ stems from insecurity. They still don’t rule the power elite

Yogendra Yadav is wrong. BJP might have a hegemonic position in politics and economy, but it's not the same in moral and intellectual spaces.
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

The Autonomous Flying Wing Technology Demonstrator | Photo: DRDO

‘Major milestone’: India conducts maiden flight of unmanned aircraft demonstrator

DRDO calls flight a significant step towards self-reliance in defence technologies; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds achievement, says ‘it paves way for Aatmanirbhar Bharat in critical military systems’.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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