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Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Narendra Modi shares document on ‘vikas yatra’ during his govt’s second term in office

The document is divided into 15 heads ranging from ease of doing business and living, to elimination of corruption and the country's fight against Covid-19.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger isn’t helping Modi govt’s image in lockdown

If Nirmala Sitharaman’s anger is the only thing India is taking away from her press briefings, she should take a few lessons from Arun Jaitley and Sonia Gandhi.
File photo | Migrant workers jostle to get onto the UPSRTC buses in Delhi | Photo : Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Don’t blame Covid or financial package. Politics is holding India’s migrant workers hostage

Almost 64% of migrant workers have less than Rs 100 left, and 78% have not been paid since lockdown. They want to go home, but their path is blocked by the government.
Security personnel and passengers wear masks to mitigate the spread of coronavirus at Raja Bhoj Airport in Bhopal, Friday I

Modi govt pulls up states, UTs for ‘gaps’ in monitoring people with foreign travel history

In a letter, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba has asked all states/union territories to immediately put such individuals under surveillance to contain the spread of Covid-19.
Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan with MoS Health Ashwini Choubey in a press conference on novel coronavirus, in New Delhi | PTI

These are the two laws Modi govt has invoked to tackle coronavirus. But it’s not enough

The Disaster Management Act, 2005, and the Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 are innovative, but they still fall short of comprehensibly dealing with outbreaks.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Nehru never excluded Patel from cabinet list. Louis Mountbatten and V.P. Menon got it wrong

Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.
PM Narendra Modi

First, western liberals, and now conservatives: Modi govt has left everyone disappointed

"Brazil is the country of the future -- and always will be" once defined the country’s inability to realise its potential. India must not attract a similar tag.
PM Narendra Modi with Bollywood stars

Lights, camera and action: How Modi govt relies on drama to survive just like Bollywood films

Deepika Padukone did not just appear at JNU. The Modi government has been hard at work for six years to bring it to pass.
Mahatma Gandhi

Restore photos at Gandhi Smriti: Modi govt must stop trying to change facts of Bapu’s murder

Gandhi Smriti is a memorial for a man for whom simplicity was a religion, let his story be told simply. Restore Cartier-Bresson’s photographs, they show facts.
PM Narendra Modi

Modi govt now snubbing critics in other countries too. And US, UK won’t hold back for long

Modi government is taking a risk by concluding that India has the heft to disregard opinions of friendly countries and make enemies out of parties not in power. 

On Camera

File image of Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot | Photo: Facebook

Sachin Pilot’s anger is misplaced. Ashok Gehlot isn’t the enemy, Congress culture is

Pilot should have quit the Congress long ago because there is no real future for young, capable leaders as long as the Gandhi family feels threatened by them.
Barrier tapes is wrapped around tables and chairs at a food court during a partial lockdown imposed due to the coronavirus in Singapore. | Bloomberg

Singapore slumps into a recession as its GDP plunges by a record 41.2%

Singapore is one of the first countries to report quarterly GDP data, and the figures show it’s taking a bigger hit than many others in Asia.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India-China corps commanders talks today to focus on Pangong, to be toughest round yet

India and China have serious differences at Pangong and Depsang Plains, even though they have moved ahead with disengagement at other points of conflict along LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.