Tuesday, 28 June, 2022
TopicPatel agitation

Topic: Patel agitation

Why Modi govt is reluctant to use its power to implement Maratha reservation

On 5 May, SC took away Maharashtra’s ability to grant quota, leaving it to Centre. But the judgment has out the Modi govt in a peculiar situation.

Hardik Patel, a debacle foretold

Hardik Patel joins a list of demagogues in the subcontinent who pick up an ethnic, religious or caste group’s grievance and build it into a persecution complex.

BJP brokers three-point deal with Patidars to end reservation stir in Gujarat

As part of the deal, a commission to examine reservation demands is set to be set up, and cases against Patidars involved in agitation...

On Camera

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J.P.Singh, joint secretary (Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran Division), MEA, meets Taliban's interim foreign minister Amir Khan Mottaki | Photo credit: Twitter/@QaharBalkhi

Hard-nosed, practical—why India has revived relations with Kabul, and why Taliban is welcoming

By protecting the Indian embassy in Kabul for the last ten months, the Taliban is sending a message to its neighbours and the rest of the world.

Central banks in Asia spend billions to bolster weakening currencies against rising US dollar

Learning from the 1997 Asian financial crisis, central banks have been accumulating dollars to help defend their currencies during periods of wild market swings.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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