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(From left to right): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, Railways and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and IT and Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. | Photo: ThePrint Team

BJP questions, BJP answers — party’s new social media experiment as Modi govt completes a year

BJP has launched what it calls a new experiment, as its spokespersons interview Union ministers. Four such interviews have been done so far.
Worl leaders at the SCO Summit

Jaimini Bhagwati says world should demand transparency from China, NN Vohra on US-WHO tussle

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Krishna Kumar, Arghya Sengupta, Duvvuri Subbarao & more.
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.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing details of the Modi govt's Rs 20 lakh crore economic package Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Future actions to stimulate economy will depend on how Covid-19 crisis pans out: Sitharaman

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's statements came a day after the RBI projected economic contraction in 2020-2021.
File photo of migrants at Bandra terminus in Mumbai | PTI

Why Modi govt dropped the idea of transferring cash to migrant workers during lockdown

Modi govt has been criticised for announcing interventions in economic package that are of a long-term nature. Opposition, activists say migrants who lost livelihood need cash in hand.
Governor Shaktikanta

RBI cuts lending rate by 40 bps to record low, says Indian economy will shrink this fiscal

In his statement, RBI governor Shaktikanta Das said inflation will remain high in the first half of the fiscal, but will stay below the 4% target later.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The 3 big unknowns that have forced Nirmala Sitharaman to be prudent with economic package

The future of Covid-19 in India and its impact on the economy and govt revenues is unknown, so it’s better not to exhaust all options by May.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing details of the Modi govt's Rs 20 lakh crore economic package Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Modi govt has got it right. India doesn’t need a bigger stimulus

Instead of wasting money it doesn’t have, Modi government has tried to address the problem we do have due to the lockdown.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Industry needs to reset relations with workers, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The Finance Minister was speaking at a Confederation of Indian Industry conference, where she also said that the government trusts industry fully and comprehensively.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing details of the Modi govt's Rs 20 lakh crore economic package Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Sitharaman says more support measures not ruled out but will depend on how pandemic evolves

In her interviews to three newspapers, Finance Minister Nirmala said no decision on monetisation of deficit has been taken yet.

On Camera

File photo of US Senator Kamala Harris | Facebook

Hinduphobia makes Kamala Harris’ identity a liability. So she is ‘Black’ in US media

No wonder the wealthy and influential, but largely Democratic, Indian-American community has not yet welcomed Kamala Harris’ candidature as warmly as might be expected.
Rishi Sunak, UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, departs from Number 10 Downing Street in London, UK, on 13 February 2020 | Simon Dawson | Bloomberg

UK economy plunges into deep recession, shrinks 20.4% between April and June

Reacting to Office for National Statistics data, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak said the figures confirm that hard times were here and warned about more job losses in the coming months.

Defence

Army convoy moving towards eastern Ladakh from Leh on 30 June 2020 (representational image) | ANI

30,000 additional troops in Eastern Ladakh, Army faces stiff task housing them for winter

There is an infrastructure shortage in Eastern Ladakh, stemming from the fact that such large-scale movement of troops was unheard of in the region, and due to the challenging terrain.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.