Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Topic: Modi

Construction work in progress of the Statue of Unity, dedicated to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel | PTI

The political & electoral motivations behind Modi’s push for grand Sardar Patel statue

Modi govt released ‘Incredible India’ ad on the ‘Statue of Unity’, reminding the younger generation about Patel’s contributions and how he ‘united’ India.
File image of Sachin Singh | YouTube

This MBA-turned-IRS officer is curing Modi’s ailing scheme for affordable medicines

New CEO Sachin Singh has brought in sweeping changes to the scam-tainted govt agency handling the jan aushadhi scheme.
G. D. Agarwal (left) | @matrisadan/Twitter

Ganga crusader GD Agrawal, on fast since 22 June, dies in Haridwar

The 86-year-old IIT-Kanpur professor had survived on just 3 glasses of water since 22 June. Three days ago, Agrawal gave up even that.
Ayni airbase

India renews interest in running its first foreign military base in Tajikistan

A military base in Ayni could give New Delhi a significant strategic edge over Islamabad as it would effectively put India behind Pakistani lines.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi establishes direct line with cadres to boost morale and lay strategy for 2019

BJP believes these pan-India interactions, through video-conferencing, offer more personalised contact and cut logistical effort.
Illustration by Peali Dezine

India was asked to choose between society and economy in 2014. Now they have neither

India has jackboot laws, a state prepared to stomp all over you, and citizens who don’t often realise how easily they can be crushed under both.
Former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon

Modi govt will look guilty if it doesn’t divulge Rafale details: Ex-NSA Shiv Shankar Menon

Former minister Yashwant Sinha says even Americans were forthcoming about nuclear pact, so France should also be transparent about the Rafale deal.
M K Stalin addressing the party's General Council Meeting | PTI

Let us teach Modi government a lesson, says Stalin as he takes over as DMK chief

Remarks could cast cloud on BJP’s participation in Karunanidhi’s memorial, scheduled for 30 August.
Parliament building | Raj K Raj/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

No ‘one nation, one poll’ without amending Constitution, law panel to tell Modi govt

The Law Commission is not expected to take a stand for or against simultaneous elections. Its report will be made public Tuesday.
PM Narendra Modi

Modi’s MSP increase to have limited impact as govt buys only a third of rice, wheat output

Data shows every year only one third of total rice and wheat produced is procured by the govt, thus limiting benefits of hiked MSP.
A laptop computer screen displaying the Netflix homepage | Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Netflix is to blame for spoiling viewers rotten

Netflix has accustomed viewers to the idea of an unlimited assortment of TV shows and movies at lesser prices and no ads.
Sabarimala temple

Sabarimala opens tomorrow: Bracing for street attacks on women or is SC order unworkable?

The Sabarimala shrine in Kerala is set to open its gates Wednesday to women of all age groups for the first time after the Supreme Court ruling last month. Seve...