Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Modi

First, Rahul Gandhi visited Nepal, then PM Modi. Different reasons, one common factor

While Rahul went to attend a friend’s wedding, Modi was on an official visit. However, there was a common thread between the two.

The West is tired of China’s power games. India could take advantage

From Covid to waning popularity of BRI, there is lots that is not in China's favour. India could step-up its game.

Jawans hired under Army’s Tour of Duty scheme will struggle for jobs, face uncertain future

In his first year, a Tour of Duty recruit, at best, will learn how to hold a rifle, bear abuse and give guard duty

Prashant Kishor is turning a new page in politics. It’s well thought out and minus any drama

When political stalwarts refuse to acknowledge his presence, Prashant Kishor hits back with his strategic brilliance.

8 years back, Modi promised to transform India’s military. Today, the plan is in disarray

A large number of standalone military reforms have been conceptualised but for inexplicable reasons have not been executed.

Modi’s BJP can force Hindi on India if it wants to be a regional party with cow belt agenda

The BJP is unlikely to resurrect a dated language debate. Even Vajpayee abandoned the idea.

With EU trying to move away from Russia & China, Modi’s visit is India’s chance to boost ties

Modi's trip saw first instance of joint statement involving India mentioning Russia for Ukraine invasion, though it came from Germany’s perspective. Europe sees it as ‘big shift’.

BJP’s top decision-making body dysfunctional as Modi-Shah call the shots, no move to induct Yogi yet

The party’s 12-member parliamentary board, last reconstituted by Amit Shah in 2014, has been reduced to almost half its strength with five vacancies.

Tailor to Tzars: The story of the Indian ‘master cutter’ in Russia who dresses Modi, Putin

From Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo and Angola, to finally Moscow’s Red Square — Sammy Kotwani's Imperial Tailoring has been the choice for the world's elites.

On Camera


World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.