Tuesday, 9 August, 2022

Topic: government

Not constant monitoring by govt, it’s non-intervention that will help internet safety in India

Proposed amendments to IT rules aim to prioritise safety of digital Indians by appointing a government-controlled grievance appellate committee.

UN calls for dialogue to ensure smooth govt transition in Sri Lanka

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemned all acts of violence amid the political unrest in the country. He wants to create further dialogue to resolve the same.

Indian govt can’t introduce quality reforms because it’s ignoring these three issues

The basic structure of the Indian State and governance have remained the same as the British colonial administration in 1947.

Modi govt bans direct selling companies from promoting pyramid, money circulation schemes

Tupperware, Amway and Oriflame are some of the key players in the direct selling industry. The govt Tuesday notified new rules and has given companies 90 days to comply with them.

India can’t afford a hurried resolution on MSP demand. It can cause chaos, long-term damage

A guaranteed MSP can be a procurement scheme, a price deficiency payment option, or a combination of both. What could be the implications for govt and the market?

Off the Cuff with Capt. Amarinder Singh

Our next ThePrint 'Off The Cuff' guest is former Punjab chief minister Capt. Amarinder Singh. In a conversation with Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Singh hinted...

India needs cross-sector policy making. PM Modi’s Gati Shakti is good but still ad hoc

In India, where the right hand often doesn’t know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.

Govts can think big and act fast on urgent issues. But it won’t work until they start small

The failure of governments to find multilateral solutions to global problems means that significant challenges are being neglected.

India needs citizens’ commission on Covid mess to seek answers on vaccines, 2nd wave

Citizens’ commissions have no political bias and their reports become available in the shortest possible time— Delhi, Gujarat riot panels are a proof.

A+++ to D – How China rates its citizens. Drunk driving can take you way down

In ‘How Should A Government Be’, Jaideep Prabhu writes China's ominous Social Credit system is a vision of what’s in store for us. Whether you are Left or Right, it matters whether your government does.

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Representational image | Indian Navy/Facebook

Tale of two ships – How Delhi is asserting Indianness of the Indian Ocean to China

A US Navy ship docked in an Indian port for the first time. And a Chinese ship couldn’t in Sri Lanka. New Delhi is finally pulling strings.
Representational image | Rupixen/Unsplash

‘We are cracking down’— how Modi govt plans to make it tougher for states to fund freebies

The Narendra Modi government is looking at ways to check states’ spending on handouts like free electricity and rations. The first step is to tighten the noose on state borrowings.


Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.