Monday, 23 May, 2022

Topic: Modi

Ease of Doing Business: Over to the states & local bodies now

The ranking vindicates the reformist measures undertaken by the Modi government. But further improvement requires vanguard action from states and local governments.

Difficult to do comedy freely nowadays: Shyam Rangeela, whose ‘Mitron’ act never aired

Comedian Shyam Rangeela, whose now viral video of an imitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a comedy show was never aired speaks up.

Last Laughs (Best of political cartoons, 14 – 20 October)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors at ThePrint.

Talk Point: Is the Congress battle-ready for 2019 with Rahul Gandhi at the helm?

We seek perspectives on whether Congress has learnt its lessons from 2014, and with Rahul Gandhi about to take over, is it battle-ready for 2019?

Is Modi’s new scheme Saubhagya a realistic goal given the health of state power utilities?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has launched a new scheme called Saubhagya to ensure electrification of all willing households by 2019.

The rise of economic nationalism is merely a response to liberalism’s failings

Lord Meghnad Desai writes on the threat to the liberal order today, and examines why economic nationalism has become an alternative to nations globally.

The Union Cabinet reshuffle could be in line with Kamaraj Plan

Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, BJP chief chalks out a major overhaul in the organisational structure

Model village scheme: 8 Union ministers among 100 MPs who met only 20% of target

Reports accessed by ThePrint show that ministers like Bandaru Duttatreya, J.P. Nadda, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Prakash Javadekar have performed poorly

PM Modi’s outreach to Kashmiris needs to become a doctrine

At a time when the security forces have achieved impressive results in terrorist kills over the last three months, the statement surprised some observers in Kashmir.

PM Modi pulls up BJP MPs for not having govt apps on their phones

The apps were launched in order to connect with the masses and provide them information on various government welfare measures.

On Camera


Inflation made luxury cars even more expensive but sales remain in fast lane. See Mercedes

For years, the luxury car market in India was biased towards the entry-level. But today, cars below Rs 40 lakh account for the smallest fraction of sales.

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.