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This is why Modi govt is going slow on single-use plastic ban

PM Modi promised to crack down on single-use plastic from October 2019 with a plan to completely ban it by 2022.
IAS officer Astik Kumar Pandey

Aurangabad IAS officer slaps another Rs 5000-fine, this time for plastic gift wrapping

Aurangabad municipal commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey fined a BJP corporator for violating the Maharashtra govt's plastic ban. But the corporator said the item isn't listed as a banned product.

Jr Thackeray’s multilingual campaign, Rahul Gandhi’s ‘animal crisis’ & Bihar vs US floods

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
A worker sorts plastic household waste at a warehouse in a recycling facility operated by Mysuru City Corp. in Mysuru, Karnataka, India. | Photo: Samyukta Lakshmi | Bloomberg

India’s biggest packaging company sees profits in govt plan to cut plastics

Uflex aims to invest about $500 million over four years to build new factories and expand existing facilities focused on greener materials.

Is Modi govt being practical by deciding to curb single-use plastic instead of complete ban?

After his Swachh Bharat initiative, Prime Minister Narendra Modi now wants to curb single-use plastic in a phased manner and eventually eliminate it by 2022.

Why single-use plastic ban missed Gandhi Jayanti date

Instead of bringing in a policy decision, Modi govt now wants a public movement to end use of single-use plastic.
A waste picker segregating plastic waste at Tikri Kalan in New Delhi. | Simrin Surur/ThePrint

It’s like demonetisation, plastic industry says about ban confusion, business uncertainty

Uncertainty lingers over whether Modi govt will completely ban single-use plastic. And if it does, stakeholders are unsure what products will fall in the category.
PM Narendra Modi | File Photo | ANI

Jagran lists Art 370 as Modi 2.0’s success, Dinamani calls Chandrayaan-2 ISRO’s next leap

A round up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues
Pedestrians walk over plastic bags scattered on the pavement along Geeta Colony Setu over the River Yamuna, in New Delhi

5 facts that support Modi’s move to ban single-use plastic in India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said India will ban single-use plastic in the coming years.
A customer holds a plastic bag containing chai | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Modi govt’s blanket ban on plastics at this moment of economic slowdown is a bad idea

The single-use plastic ban is a disguised admission by the government that it has failed to put in place adequate garbage disposal mechanisms.

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People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
A customer holds a SIM card packet while waiting to connect his mobile phone to the carrier Reliance Jio | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Rs 4,000 smartphone running on Reliance Jio — How Ambani plans to dominate telecom market

Reliance is apparently in talks with domestic assemblers to make a version of its Jio phone that will run on Google’s Android and be offered with low cost wireless plans from Jio.


The Chinese flag (representational image) | Pixabay

China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?