Friday, 2 December, 2022

Topic: governance

Why Russia’s bid to destroy Ukraine’s cultural heritage is a recipe for disaster

Russia’s onslaught on Ukrainian heritage has been equated with attacking freedom of thought, conscience, and religion.

‘Can’t outsource good governance only to govt. Onus on citizens too,’ says Rohini Nilekani

In an 'Off The Cuff' conversation with Shekhar Gupta & Sandhya Ramesh, Nilekani talks about the role of youth in politics, climate change and its impact, and gender inequality.

Why Yogi ministers can’t choose personal staff, but can turn down women as personal secretary

Ministers in Yogi 2.0 government are being assigned staff through digital randomisation to avoid ‘bias’. But they can turn down women personal secretaries as ‘practical’ measure.

Governance accountability is a myth. Just see what has happened in India: Ex-IAS officer

Where does India stand, in today’s post-accountability world? The government has won, civil society has lost.

Reader View: Time for govt to fulfill its minimum government, maximum governance promise

YourTurn is our weekly feature in which ThePrint's readers share their views or opinions in response to the question of the week.

‘Girl-Friendliness’ ranking of African countries is the new thing

The Girl-Friendliness Index is a rights-based statistical tool anchored on three pillars of children’s rights: protection, provision and participation.

Your role is minimum government, maximum governance, PM Modi tells IAS probationers

Modi told the probationers that people are the 'real driving force' of govt policies during a video conference from Kevadiya in Gujarat.

Bring presidential system to states, cut MLAs to size and watch corruption shrink

Corruption can only be tackled effectively if there is a strong push from the highest level — the political executive. This may seem like asking for the moon but it is not impossible.

Indian state great at handling Covid-like crises. But it can’t deal with complexities

India’s ability to deliver during a crisis was never the problem. The problem is that everyone from CM to DM waits for complex diktats from the top.

In Covid-19 pandemic, Modi govt focussed more on headline management than crisis management

One week into coronavirus lockdown it is clear that thinking and planning began after PM Modi’s momentous decision. And PR has overridden governance.

On Camera


File photo of Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan | ANI

Arif Mohammad Khan vs Kerala govt isn’t a new faceoff. Old cases show Governor wears two hats

Under UGC provisions, a search committee is appointed to find suitable candidates for the V-C post. Governors make their selection from among these names.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.