Tuesday, 24 May, 2022

Topic: Modi

Sonia Gandhi tears into Modi govt & BJP for ‘colluding with FB, Twitter to hack democracy’

During Zero Hour in Lok Sabha, Congress interim chief asked govt to put an end to ‘systematic interference’ of FB & other social media giants in India’s electoral politics.

Did China help Pakistan build bridges to Russia? Imran Khan nods yes & then slams Modi’s India

In an interview with state-owned media outlet Russia Today, the Pakistan PM alleged that India has been taken over by 'Nazi' ideology & is 'no longer the India of Nehru and Gandhi'.

People with ‘divisive thought don’t have right to rule Punjab’, PM Modi targets Channi

PM Modi targeted Punjab CM Channi over his ‘UP, Bihar and Delhi de bhaiye’ remark, asking if Congress leaders would insult Guru Gobind Singh and Guru Ravidas who came from Bihar and UP.

RSS concern about China has moved from security to economy. Cultural links don’t count

RSS' views on China have been long overlooked even as they undergo change during the Narendra Modi's leadership.

PM Modi launches frontal attack on Congress in Parliament, says it’s strengthening separatism

Attacking the Congress while replying to the debate on the president's address, PM Modi questioned why people were repeatedly rejecting them despite being in power for 50 years.

PM Modi accuses ‘fake samajwadis’ of stopping ‘river of development’ in UP before 2017

Addressing a virtual rally for three UP districts, Modi also urged farmers to ask those trying to 'mislead' them how much electricity was given to the villages in their area before 2017.

What is a ‘state funeral’, significance of the mourning period & national flag flown at half-mast

After Lata Mangeshkar’s demise, the home ministry declared that the legendary singer will be accorded a ‘state funeral’ & the national flag will be flown at half-mast for two days.

Boat-shaped with local touch: Cap worn by Modi on R-Day is flavour of poll season in Uttarakhand

Cap designed by Mussoorie-based Sameer Shukla as symbol of local pride is selling like hot cakes in Uttarakhand as elections draw closer, with both Congress and BJP said to be placing orders.

Why Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget 2022 is, and isn’t, an election Budget

Budget’s message for our political economy is, this is still a fiscally responsible govt playing the long game. It isn’t for these assembly elections, but it certainly is for 2024.

‘Youth got swayed by BJP in 2017’, say many Jats in west UP’s sugarcane belt, RLD gains ground

Anger over sugarcane dues, electricity bills, stray cattle & inflation resonates across the region. Farmers say young Jats voted for Modi last time, but they have learnt their lesson.

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Representational image | Patient suffering from monkeypox | Photo: CDC/Getty Images via Bloomberg

Monkeypox doesn’t pose Covid-sized threat, no reason to panic

There are uncertainties about this outbreak to iron out, but all the pieces are in place to study, treat and ultimately contain monkeypox infections.

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.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

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.