Saturday, 29 January, 2022
TopicModi government

Topic: Modi government

States should retain veto on Centre’s request for IAS officers, retired civil servants say

Constitutional Conduct Group says proposed amendments to cadre rules of three AIS hit at 'very core of constitutional scheme of Indian federalism'. Some civil servants back the change.

SC issues notices to Centre, EC on plea seeking ban of ‘irrational freebies’ ahead of polls

The PIL filed by BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay said there should be a ban on such populist measures to gain undue political favour from voters as they violate the Constitution.

A plinth for every problem & merging ‘acche din’ with real life

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Amar Jawan Jyoti was lit after 1971 war. India Gate’s ‘colonial past’ is why it’s getting ‘merged’

Flame at India Gate was lit in Jan 1972 by Indira Gandhi to commemorate 1971 war. Now, it's getting 'merged' with the one at National War Memorial, which was drawn from it.

SP-BJP tit-for-tat moves in UP show ideology is fungible for leaders

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Bid to break ‘IAS monopoly’? Forest service officer named MHA additional secretary in rare move

B.V. Umadevi, a 1987-batch Chhattisgarh-cadre IFoS officer, has been posted as an additional secretary in MHA. Govt officers also point to a crunch of IAS officers at the Centre.

Raise Truth Army to fight India’s troll army, but go beyond just fact-checking

It is time to stop cribbing about the trolls and set up a resistance. India needs it.

Elon Musk says Tesla isn’t in India yet due to ‘challenges with the govt’

Tesla CEO and Modi’s administration have been in talks for years, but disagreements over a local factory and the country’s import duties of as much as 100% have led to an impasse.

Indian govt to now own 35.8% stake in Vodafone Idea after converting dues into equity

The move will result in dilution for all the existing shareholders of the company. Vodafone Group will own around 28.5% and Aditya Birla Group will have about 17.8%.

MSP is not easy maths. Government delay in making it legal understandable

The Modi government said last year that it will set up a committee to decide on MSP. Its delay reveals how complex the decision is.

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Padma Awards 2022 brought back controversies, politics and the question of its relevance

Buddhadeb Bhattacharya declined Padma Bhushan and Ghulam Nabi Azad drew jibes from Congress leaders for accepting the award from Modi govt. But such controversies are not new.
V. Anantha Nageswaran

Who is V Anantha Nageswaran, new chief economic advisor? IIM-A grad, academic, PM’s ex-advisor

Nageswaran, who has taught at various B-schools in India and Singapore, takes charge days before the tabling of the Economic Survey and the Union Budget.


Representational image of Indian Navy ships | Photo: Commons

India carrying out more warship patrols than ever to catch China in crowded global seas

Estimated 125 foreign naval vessels are in the Indian Ocean at any given time, roughly 3 times the number deployed in the wake of the 9/11 attacks when the US invaded Afghanistan.

Let them eat communalism: Yogi’s poll pitch may work but heartland’s jobless fury endangers India

While UP’s unemployed are angry, Yogi’s call for a choice between Jinnah and Sardar Patel, more than seven decades after they both died, is the new ‘let them eat cake’.