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A worker sorts plastic household waste at a warehouse in a recycling facility operated by Mysuru City Corp. in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. | Photo: Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg

Every day Modi govt doesn’t deposit money into people’s hands, it puts Covid fight at risk

For common Indians, Modi govt's economic packages have little meaning until they get money in their hands. And from labourers to doctors, all need cash right now.

China has an Achilles’ heel. India must take the battle there from LAC

Not just military salami-slicing, China is also carrying out surrogate conflicts against India through countries such as Nepal. Delhi must change rules of the game.

India returns to action in Unlock 1.0 — with fever guns, new habits and longing for the old

With malls, restaurants and religious places reopening, India is uneasily but surely coming back to life, but in the shadow of the coronavirus.

Budget 2020 is now useless. Modi govt must present a new one

Covid has ensured Modi govt won’t meet 20% growth in tax collection target. That would be a terrible assumption to make in a pandemic-hit economy.
Santosh Kumar in Nagepur village, Varanasi district, Uttar Pradesh

Job and trade loss will be common in Covid-hit world. But for India, it’s just another storm

Developing countries are expected to be hit harder in the economic downturn. But PM Modi’s steady and resilient leadership will surely guide India to calmer waters.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt will soon publish a magazine in 13 languages to highlight its achievements

The fortnightly magazine will be called ‘New India Samachar’, and will be published by the Bureau of Outreach Communication. It has got delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Medics walk past a new swab testing cabin at Podar hospital in Worli during a nationwide lockdown in the wake of coronavirus pandemic ( Represenational image) | PTI

ICMR data shows India’s Covid testing is not in right shape — 5 things that need fixing

ICMR has released its first data analysis of more than 10 lakh Covid-19 tests. But this data only tells us that there is a lot the Modi govt still doesn't know.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began is 14 April address to the nation with his face covered | Photo: ANI

Lockdown has overstayed its welcome. States may resist but Modi govt must put its foot down

As lockdown 4.0 comes to an end, India has to recognise the costs that come with it. We cannot keep different parts of our economy shut until the vaccine arrives.
Indian Army personnel (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Army’s Tour of Duty ill-conceived. Neo-nationalism will only create political militias

Leaked report of Army's internal study of a recruitment plan is basically military hierarchy using media as a sounding board for its ‘hunch and gut’ ideas.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi talks to chief ministers on plan to tackle coronavirus | Narendramodi.in

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.

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Representational image of digital payment | Samyukta Lakshmi/Bloomberg

Coronavirus succeeds where demonetisation failed as Indians dump cash for digital payments

Value of UPI transactions reached all-time high June as people feared handling banknotes amid the pandemic. Electronic fund transfers have also rebounded.

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Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.