Tuesday, 4 October, 2022

Topic: Modi

‘New India will not remain a mere consumer of technology’ says PM Modi while launching 5G in India

5G was launched at India Mobile Congress, the country’s flagship telecom event. Telecom giants praised the new tech, announced timelines for implementation as early as March 2023

Time for an upgrade? 5G to hit the markets next month

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

‘Urban Naxals stalled Narmada project’, Modi tells environment ministers, urges faster clearances

PM asserts environment ministry's role is more than a mere regulator. It is necessary to remember that development will be faster if green clearance is available promptly, he adds.

The Nordic-5 is tired of China’s power-games, and Modi’s India has its eyes out

When China was a country that preferred to be loved, its most sustainable outreach in Europe was to the Nordics. Needless to say, its not the same anymore.

India-China SCO ‘cold war’ shows we have different ideas of normality—military or economic

Perhaps it is time to take a page or two from the Cold War textbooks, suitably translated into an Asian language of choice.

Modi-Xi ‘cold war’ at SCO proves member relationships strained. India must stand on its own

China-Russia power struggle in Central Asia can bring many opportunities. India must keep track to make most of its 2023 SCO presidency.

Modi hat-trick in 2024? Amit Shah preparing to strike with a ‘multi-pronged’ plan

At a high-level meeting on 6 September, Home Minister Amit Shah stressed on winning at least 72 of 144 seats the BJP had lost previously.

Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ mantra finds a new meaning in BJP’s organisational revamp

While the projection of inclusiveness may be true to a certain extent, it also depends on the leaders’ utility and perceived loyalty quotient.

Our take on Siddique Kappan’s bail, Modi’s Kartavya Path and Teesta dispute—in 50 words

ThePrint view on the most important issues this week.

On Camera


File photo of Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.
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.


The LCH is designed with stealth features such as reduced visual, aural, radar and infrared signatures | Photo: IAF

Prachand, India’s new Light Combat Helicopter, doesn’t yet have main arsenal or protection suite

IAF inducted new helicopter Monday, but it'll get anti-tank guided missile only by mid-2023, while air-to-air missiles haven't yet been ordered, it is learnt.

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.