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People commute during restrictions in Jammu, August 2019

‘Dictatorship’, no ‘accountability’, no jobs: People in Jammu say Modi govt has failed them

Hindu traders in Jammu who seemed to support Modi govt's move to scrap Article 370 are also suffering under its hidden xenophobic agenda.
Student protests

India’s student protests have broken image of national consensus on Modi’s policies

The idea that the anti-CAA protests will politically help the BJP fails to take into account how Narendra Modi and Amit Shah like to rule India.
MoS Finance Anurag Thakur and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a press conference in New Delhi |Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

To realise NIP worth Rs 102 lakh crore, Modi govt needs Indians to save long-term

To help India become a $5-trillion economy, the National Infrastructure Pipeline has been unveiled. But the big constraint is money willing to be locked up for years.
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Can Modi govt know who you text? Should FB be liable for your posts? We’ll know in Jan 2020

Apart from deciding on end-to-end encryption for chats, the amended IT Rules will also decide on what content belongs on the internet.
S. Jaishankar in New York

Why Modi and Jaishankar are safe from global censure on NRC & CAA, for now

Jaishankar cancelling a meeting with Democrat Pramila Jayapal in the US is just another show of Modi government’s belligerence, at home and abroad.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

BJP’s failure to see dissenting students as citizens belies Modi’s own youth activist history

By opting to silence voices of protesting students, the Modi government has shown its political incapacity to handle disagreement and dissent.
Bamboo trade

​Modi govt wants more bamboo trade but it must end ​control of China, Vietnam first

Modi government’s efforts to revitalise bamboo trade do not address the issue of bamboo waste and its commercial utilisation, which is the key to ​its success.
Urbanisation

Smart city technologies can tackle India’s urban explosion. But key questions must be asked

Modern cities have come to produce tremendous quantities of data. Understanding this data will give India a new level of understanding of the urban ecology.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi along with BJP president Amit Shah and party leader Rajnath Singh | PTI

Modi govt must learn from Vajpayee on how to generate wealth from disinvestment in PSUs

The Atal Bihari Vajpayee government’s disinvestment record has still not been matched by any government. UPA government’s record has been relatively pathetic.
Toxi smog engulfed Delhi Thursday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

To fight India’s airpocalypse, Modi govt must first centralise air pollution policy

There is very little Delhi, Haryana or Punjab can do on their own to clean the air. Local air pollution control mechanisms are bound to be ineffective.

On Camera

India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.