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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing details of the Modi govt's Rs 20 lakh crore economic package Wednesday | Photo: ANI

Sitharaman defends ‘Atma Nirbhar’ in Express, Mint & worst cyclone since 1999 worries media

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed BJP workers on the party's foundation day Monday | Photo: ANI

3 reasons why Modi govt pushed through economic reforms during coronavirus crisis

BJP leaders say govt took long to come up with a stimulus package because it wanted to shut out any possible criticism a hastily-announced package could have invited.
Migrant workers and labourers stand in queues to board buses to their homes on the outskirts of Ghaziabad Monday. | Photo: ANI

C. Raja Mohan on probe into Covid origin, more tapasya & tyag for labour, says Mahesh Vyas

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Arundhati Katju, Mahesh Vyas, Sanjay Hegde & more.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing the fifth tranche of the economic package Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Bengal angry as Modi govt sets conditions with higher borrowing limit

While Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said her government 'won’t bow down', Kerala FM Thomas Isaac has claimed the step 'sets a bad precedent'.
File photo | Migrant labourers wave from a train as they leave for Barauni in UP, during the nationwide lockdown, in Amritsar, 10 May | PTI

Vivek Katju on India’s Afghan policy, Chandra Bhushan says don’t lock down without exit plan

Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from Vivek Katju, Sunita Narain, Ajay Shah, Ashok Gulati & more.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing the fifth tranche of the economic package Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

What ‘Lockdown 4.0’ allows, govt’s final stimulus boost leave BS & Mint disappointed

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.

Nirmala Sitharaman sports a different mask each day at Rs 20 lakh crore package briefings

In a series of press conferences over the past five days, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman unveiled details of the Rs 20 lakh crore stimulus package announced by PM Modi last week.
India's communication satellite #GSAT30 was successfully launched into a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit by Ariane 5 | @isro

Opening ISRO to private players — Modi govt’s latest space initiative echoes 2017 draft bill

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s announcement Saturday was met with hope and measured skepticism as more details are awaited.

65% boost for MGNREGA, relief for companies from IBC — final part of Modi govt Covid package

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman raises MGNREGA allocation to Rs 1.01 lakh crore, to provide work to migrants who have returned to their home states.
CDS General Bipin Rawat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Flexible procurement rules, hand-holding defence PSUs: CDS’ plan for domestic manufacturing

General Bipin Rawat’s plans to boost defence manufacturing comes just before Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s ‘structural reforms’ announcement.

On Camera

Firefighters extinguish flames in damaged buildings following a large explosion at the Port of Beirut on 4 August, 2020 | Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

What the massive Beirut explosion reveals about Lebanon’s complex political situation

In episode 542 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta talks about what led to catastrophic blast in Beirut and how this makes Lebanon's political and economic crisis more messy.
File photo of Mark Zuckerberg | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

The world has a new centibillionaire – Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook hit a record high on optimism about the release of its TikTok competitor Reels, shooting Zuckerberg's net worth over $100 billion for the first time.

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.