Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicModi government 2019

Topic: Modi government 2019

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.

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.

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.

Like an MEA to help NRIs in crisis, India needs a system for its internal migrants too

The way special ‘Shramik Express’ trains were implemented shows many Indian states neither have political sensitivity nor administrative structure for migrants.

I downloaded Aarogya Setu app — the twist in season finale of Black Mirror lockdown

Israel, Singapore, Italy and others have left the choice of using the contract tracing app for Covid upon users. But Modi govt is creating an Aadhaar-like moment.

Don’t stop at Raghuram Rajan. Here’s a list for Rahul Gandhi’s interviews

My list for Rahul Gandhi includes Arnab Goswami and Tablighi Jamaat members. He can show up Modi in these interviews.

Modi govt telling businesses to pay staff but cutting its own employees’ salary is untenable

For business hit by lockdown, the MHA served a bigger jolt with its flip-flop over proposed penal action if company employees test Covid-19 positive.

Modi govt could revisit order banning alcohol sale after pressure from states

Punjab has officially asked for permission to sell alcohol, while other states have raised the issue informally. But the central govt has held firm so far.

Covid offers India-Pakistan a chance to fight common enemy, bury hostility over Kashmir

The magnitude of the coronavirus pandemic allows India and Pakistan to gracefully alter their rigid attitude and sell the idea of an agreement to their emotional citizens.

With Covid-19, not just air quality, but India’s politics also has come out of red zone

India's opposition-led states have engaged positively with the Centre, bringing out the true spirit of 'cooperative federalism' that Modi has talked about since 2014.

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Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.


Indian Naval Air Squadron INAS 324 commissioned at Visakhapatnam | Twitter | @PBNS_India

India’s Eastern Seaboard gets its first naval air squadron INAS 324

With INAS 324, the Indian Navy's Eastern Seaboard will now operate a naval air squadron with HAL’s indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopter.

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.