Sunday, 2 October, 2022
TopicModi Govt

Topic: Modi Govt

Shipping containers, made in India — how Modi govt aims to cut dependence on China ‘monopoly’

There was huge shortage of shipping grade containers during pandemic. This resulted in shipping lines increasing container freight rates, which hit India’s export import supply chain.

Modi govt plans relief for 14 political parties owing 150 cr in land dues, BJP dues maximum

Cabinet likely to pass proposal to change category of land allotments for party offices in Delhi, made between 2000 and 2017, from 'institutional' to ‘central govt-to-govt’ transfer to slash rates.

Govt tells agencies to coordinate crackdown on Chinese firms as it has ‘security concerns’ too

Some firms registered in India but 'taking instructions from China' said to have data saved in cloud servers, where information on Indian entities’ accounts is shared with Chinese parent firms.

From ‘stooge’ cry to Har Ghar Tiranga advocate — IAS officer Shah Faesal reinstated by Modi govt

Faesal had resigned as an IAS officer in January 2019 to protest against ‘marginalisation of Indian Muslims’. He then started his own party, only to leave politics in August 2020.

After Modi directive, BJP looks to include this Muslim community in its OBC Morcha

Apart from increasing their representation in govt & party, BJP also plans to reach out to Pasmanda Muslims through its MPs & MLAs, make them aware of Modi govt’s welfare schemes.

Modi govt sacks MD of bullet train company after Lokpal seeks CBI probe into ‘corruption’

National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited MD Satish Agnihotri appointed in June 2021. Rajendra Prasad, director (projects) at the NHSRCL, to take additional charge as MD.

4 senior batchmates superseded by Tapan Deka to IB chief post seek ‘respectful rehabilitation’

Like Deka, Anish Dayal Singh, Manoj Yadav, Manoj Lal & Amitabh Ranjan are from the 1988 batch of IPS. They are nominally senior to Tapan Deka.

Here’s how the Modi govt’s Agnipath scheme brings about radical changes to the armed forces

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

Modi moved heavens to mend ties with Arab world. But Nupur Sharma, Tejasvi Surya hurting it

Ironically, it's the Arab world–littered with autocracies and undemocratic regimes–that's teaching India a lesson in harmony as it celebrates its 75th birthday.

Let’s discuss: Is Modi govt’s Kashmir policy a success, failure or same old muddling along?

Modi govt's Kashmir policy has been a success in changing status of state & redefining what remains negotiable. To expect it was going to end terror & alienation was wishful thinking.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Over 38% inmates in Indian jails are OBCs, 10% increase in a decade, study finds

Religious minorities, specifically Muslims and Sikhs, have been overrepresented among prison inmates for years now, but there have been some shifts in the last decade, NCRB data shows.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.

Defence

File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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