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An incomplete residential housing complex in Noida, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ThePrint

PMAY’s subsidy burden will become unmanageable. Govt must look at the PPP model

PMAY is an excellent first step to put mechanisms in place for directly reaching the beneficiaries but it has to evolve so it stays relevant and can be scaled up going ahead.

Modi govt’s e-Shram takes digital literacy as granted. Won’t help unorganised sector workers

The absence of data for the unorganised workers is not by accident but by design.

All regional languages should be promoted & encouraged, Amit Shah says on Hindi Diwas

Addressing the Hindi Diwas Samaroh 2021, the home minister also said Hindi is the 'friend' of all Indian regional languages and hesitation over the language is 'passe'.
File photo of Bhupender Yadav, Minister of Enviornment, Forest and Climate change | Representational image | Facebook

Climate change now a question of patriotism, Modi govt, states must act

The Centre should provide the right set of incentives and the adequate platforms to convert India into a hub of green technology.
Air conditioners (representational image) | Pixabay

Modi govt commits to phasing down HFCs, greenhouse gases used in ACs and fridges, by 2047

Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), commonly found in ACs and refrigerators, are greenhouse gases that accelerate global warming and contribute to climate change.
EAM S. Jaishankar and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in New Delhi, July 2021 | Twitter

Don’t burden Delhi-Washington ties with Afghanistan, or issues like democracy under Modi

It is not in India’s interest for the US to remain in Afghanistan. India has a Pakistan problem, rather than a Taliban one.
A file photo of Chief of Defence Staff Gen Bipin Rawat and Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria. | Photo: ANI

J&K as a separate theatre questionable. It should come under western continental command

Prime Minister Narendra Modi should refrain from making theatre command announcements on Independence Day.
Samples of pulses are displayed in a wholesaler at Khari Baoli spice market in New Delhi | Photo: Ruhani Kaur | Bloomberg

Pulse prices soaring. Why the Modi govt’s policy actions are falling flat

The recent policy actions are, in a way, an acknowledgment of the inaccuracies reflected in the government’s own production data.

SubscriberWrites: After Covid disaster, new Modi Cabinet should primarily focus on rebuilding bridges

According to Shubhayan Bhattacharya, Modi government should chart out the country's recovery from pandemic wounds and a ministerial shakeup may just be the first step forward.

Modi govt’s industrial policy shows it has run out of ideas & is taking India back to pre-1991

Exactly 30 years after India turned away from central planning and liberated the private sector, the Modi govt is again handing out subsidies & licenses while putting up tariff walls.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group chief David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Climate financing still area of worry, says Sitharaman, flags questions on $100 bn pledge

The remarks came ahead of the upcoming COP-26 Summit to be held in UK. Leaders of nearly 200 countries will gather at the summit in Glasgow to discuss climate action.


Representational image of a contingent of the Indian Army| Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Military exercise with Sri Lanka will promote synergy, strengthen bilateral ties: Indian Army

The 8th edition of Exercise #MitraShakti21 between Indian & Sri Lankan armies culminated at the island nation's Ampara district with a focus on enhancing counter-terror cooperation.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.