Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Topic: Modi government

Minister of State for External Affairs MJ Akbar leaves MEA | Kamal Singh/PTI

Once a brilliant editor, MJ Akbar is now seen as India’s most high-profile sexual predator

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Delhi University | Commons

No ESMA in DU, Modi govt rolls back decision to curb dissent by university teachers

HRD ministry goes back on plan to make teaching in Delhi University an essential service and punish striking teachers.
File image of DUTA walking in protest | DUTA Press release

Before Modi, Lord Curzon had tried to gag university teachers in 1903 and failed

Curzon, Viceroy of British India, had brought in the Indian Universities Bill to give larger control to the govt, but had to amend it after stiff opposition.
Representational image | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

Why low food inflation is a new headache for Modi govt in poll year

Modi govt may have to shell out more to compensate farmers for low market prices of some crops under a plan announced this year.
Indian two thousand and five hundred rupee banknotes|: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt considers tapping overseas Indians to support rupee

Govt. has raised import tariffs while the central bank allowed companies to raise more money abroad and eased norms for foreign investment in local bo...

Gujarat is home to some of India’s best villages but Telangana’s Tellapur is No. 1

Rural Development Ministry’s rankings show Punjab is second to Gujarat in the number of villages in the top 30, while Andhra has the most in top 10.

Centre’s IAS officers shortage: Need for lateral entry of experts or should states fix gap?

The Modi government only has 34 per cent of the IAS officers it should ideally have. The Centre relies on states for its IAS cadre, but the latter is ...
Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) workers in protest for Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo by Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

VHP to direct Modi govt to bring ordinance on Ram Temple

Sangh affiliate VHP wants ordinance on Ram Temple in winter session of Parliament, wants issue resolved before the end of the year.
File image of finance minister Arun Jaitley

The untold story behind Modi government’s shock takeover of IL&FS

The Modi govt had been monitoring IL&FS for two weeks and decision to oust its board was taken by finance minister Arun Jaitley.

IL&FS new board will have to get selling its assets right to prevent more angst for India

IL&FS still owns long-term infrastructure financed with short-term funding. New board will need to sell assets to pare $12.6 billion debt.
tennis

With Djokovic’s recent wins, is it time to anoint him king of tennis over Federer & Nadal?

Novak Djokovic won the Shanghai Masters last week, adding another important title to his victories at Wimbledon, the US Open and the Cincinnati Masters this year.