Saturday, 2 July, 2022
TopicModi government 2019

Topic: Modi government 2019

Effect of surgical and Balakot strikes gone. Piecemeal policies against Pakistan won’t work

Even during the coronavirus pandemic, Pakistan is supporting terror through attacks on Indian soil, the latest being by the LeT that killed five soldiers.

Covid-19 crisis is choking India’s MSME sector. Business won’t pick up even after lockdown

Countries such as US, UK, Germany and China have announced quick relief for small companies. Perhaps finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman missed a trick or two.

PM Modi has shown decisive leadership in fight against coronavirus: BJP youth leader

The nationwide lockdown has united the resolve of 1.3 billion Indians to undertake sacrifices to defeat the coronavirus.

Tablighi Jamaat was a serious security lapse. Futile to argue Hindu temples too were open

Modi govt was aware of the situation building up. It’s strange that Tablighi Jamaat members in Delhi were allowed to return without any checks or quarantine.

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.

In India’s fight against coronavirus, one arm failed miserably — Parliament

MPs were warning about the severity of Covid-19. But Modi govt, whose AYUSH Ministry kept advocating homeopathy, didn’t wake up until Kanika Kapoor incident.

Not just IAS and police, India’s Covid-19 fight must use panchayats and municipalities too

Once again, the prolonged period of Covid-19 pandemic crisis will shine the light on India’s state capacity. But should India depend only on its elite bureaucracy?

How Covid-19 is changing Indian politics

Modi’s ratings now depend heavily on his managing the health crisis, but as the Hindutva agenda is side-stepped, the opposition has a new opening.

Real social distancing: Special planes for India’s rich, police lathis for working-class poor

Thousands of working-class poor are on the move due to the coronavirus lockdown imposed by Modi with only four hours' notice, only to face a brutal police crackdown.

Modi govt, RBI, private sector, citizens: How India can be leader in fight against Covid-19

The Modi government must ensure constant and credible communication to allay any fears and panic among Indians. A good example of this is in Kerala.

On Camera


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.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.