Friday, 12 August, 2022
TopicNarendra Modi

Topic: Narendra Modi

Talk Point: Has India’s new disability rights law begun to fix chronic inaccessibility for the disabled?

A year-and-a-half ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ambitious programme ‘Accessible India’. But people with disabilities continue to struggle against inaccessible infrastructure and services. Can India afford to delay any longer? We ask experts.

Three years on, Modi Sarkar tinkers with UPA schemes in its pursuit of a rural makeover

While UPA resorted to big-bang rural policies, the approach of NDA-2 has been subtle and focused on completing programmes of its predecessor as the BJP tries to shed the image of being a party of the urban classes. RUHI TEWARI

Air India is next on disinvestment list — Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

From Make in India to real estate reforms and relations with China to the controversial anti-corruption law, Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant addressed a wide range of pressing concerns at OTC. ThePrint TEAM

Railways lost out due to neglect, warped policies – Suresh Prabhu

Like in China, railways can help transform India and the Modi government has doubled the pace of execution of electrification, commissioning new lines, among others, the Railways Minister said at OTC. SANYA DHINGRA

India’s courts have already invalidated triple talaq. The Supreme Court is unlikely to bring new closure

Several Indian courts, including the Supreme Court, have ruled that the practice of instantaneous triple talaq is invalid and un-Quranic. It is unlikely that the upcoming hearing from May 11-19 by a constitution bench headed by the Chief Justice, will be groundbreaking. SANYA DHINGRA

Last Laughs — The Best Indian Cartoons (29 April – 05 May)

The best Indian cartoons of the week, chosen by senior editors of ThePrint. The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media and are credited appropriately. Cartoons that feature in Straight Lines are not ranked and are listed by the day on which they were originally published.

3 years of Modi govt: Congress digs up failures, but unsure about cow vigilantism

The issues that the opposition party will attack the government with include foreign policy, employment, Kashmir, personal freedom and farm crisis. Ruhi Tewari

BJP’S election machine is already at work in Gujarat

Modi has decided to make Gujarat a key focus until the assembly polls later this year and will visit the state frequently with outreach programmes.

Chenani-Nashri – a tunnel at the end of a struggle

India’s longest road tunnel, Chenani-Nashri, had to overcome floods, payment disputes, accidents and landslides before it could see the light of day.

Deradicalisation, the Malaysian method

India wants to learn from Malaysia’s deradicalisation programme which is based on the belief that not only is it imperative to counter security threats posed by convicts but it is also incumbent on the state to rehabilitate them.

On Camera

YourTurn

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being greeted by Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav after taking oath, at Raj Bhavan, Patna | PTI

In Bihar, both BJP and Nitish Kumar camp happy. But ‘Sushashan Babu’ has invited trouble

The so-called ‘secular’ parties have found a new leader in Nitish Kumar after they lost Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray. But his folly is clear.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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