Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicJD(S)

Topic: JD(S)

Siddaramaiah does a modern day Mandal to take on BJP juggernaut

The Karnataka CM has no substantial accomplishments despite being in power for 4 years. But he is banking on a social engineering formula to fend off BJP. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi

Exclusive: No need for Centre to impose Hindi in Karnataka – CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defends the controversial move to give the state a separate flag as well as the transfer of a “whistle-blower” DIG. He also rules out any political alliance ahead of state assembly elections due next year and accuses the Centre of trying to impose Hindi in Bengaluru Metro. Anubhuti Vishnoi

On Camera

YourTurn

Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
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’.

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.
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