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Is Modi govt trying to decongest Indian cities? Its economic package gives that impression

Economic package assumes people will go back to villages, and rural incomes need to be boosted. Modi govt seems to be trying to give them employment there.
A signpost declaring land acquisition for the Noida International Airport in Jewar, Uttar Pradesh (representational image) | Photo: Unnati Sharma | ThePrint

Let states do it — Modi govt could take same route for land reforms like it did for labour

States that have brought in their own land acquisition laws or propose to do so will be asked to align them with the 6 March SC verdict on compensation clauses.
A migrant shows his special train ticket at Patna railway station in Bihar | Photo: ANI

Modi govt claims it’s paying 85% of migrants trains’ cost but has no ‘ticket’ to prove it

Railway officials say if fares are being borne by states, Centre’s claim of paying 85% is inexplicable, and there’s no official communication explaining it.
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Silencing the IRS — the story of Modi govt’s face-off with an elite civil service

The three IRS officers were discharged of their duties for authorising a contentious report advocating a tax hike to boost the Covid-stricken economy.
Migrant workers (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Social security net could be Modi govt’s route to protect unorganised workers

The labour and finance ministries are working on the proposal, even as RSS’ labour wing BMS is asking govt to formulate a new national policy on labourers.
Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti | File photo: PTI

Mehbooba won’t be free soon but more ‘Apni parties’ in 2nd phase of govt’s Kashmir policy

Release of NC leader Farooq Abdullah marked the beginning of the second phase, in which Modi govt wants to engage with politicians beyond the ‘old guard’.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt to go ahead with NPR using new questions, says they were present in 2010 too

Govt’s stand comes despite objections from states. Parliamentary Standing Committee advises caution, given the apprehensions in the country.
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Allahabad HC remarks in Chinmayanand hearing unwarranted, bound to prejudice case

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Centre challenges Delhi court’s stay on hanging of December 2012 gangrape convicts

A trial court Friday stayed the hanging of the four convicts in the December 2012 gangrape, earlier scheduled for 1 February. The Centre has now approached the Delhi High Court.
The Economic Survey uses the affordability of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis as a measure of the Modi government's inflation control | Image: ThePrint Team

How Economic Survey used ‘Thalinomics’ to defend Modi govt’s inflation management

The 2019-20 Economic Survey has found that veg thalis became 29% more affordable compared to 2006-07, while non-veg thalis became 18% more affordable.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.