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File photo of PM Narendra Modi at the National Women Livelihood Meet 2019, Uttar Pradesh | PTI

These are the ‘unfulfilled tasks’ for which Modi govt is asking for another 5 years

The running theme in BJP ads on TV and radio is that the party is seeking more time to “further” and “expand” its initiatives and schemes.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi

With cash transfers, both BJP and Congress are showing no imagination in fighting poverty

The scope for graft in plans like NYAY is massive because the benefit is conditional and administrative authorities hold great discretion.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Karnataka Congress says ‘hidden hand’ behind EC move to put farm loan waiver scheme on hold

Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy says stalling the scheme will have no effect on the trust that people have in Congress-JD(S) govt.

The buzz in UP about Modi govt’s farm incentive — Rs 2,000 not enough, just a poll gimmick

Farmers say annual Rs 6,000 under PM-KISAN is too little, too late. They highlight stray cattle menace and believe that Balakot air strikes will help BJP.
File photo of Arun Jaitley | Bloomberg

Bengal, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh & Delhi govts did not certify farmers for PM’s scheme: Jaitley

The Centre had earmarked Rs 20,000 crore for disbursal among 12 crore farmers under the  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi scheme in the current financial year.
Farmers in Karnataka

How Modi govt managed to transfer funds to 2 crore farmers just 3 weeks after big promise

Modi govt is looking to deliver first instalment to all 12 crore beneficiaries by 31 March but faces a host of challenges, including non-cooperative opposition states.
Narendra Modi

People sitting in air-conditioned rooms do not know what Rs 6,000 means for poor farmer, says PM Modi

The Centre has announced direct income support of Rs 6,000 per year to those holding cultivable land up to two hectare.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.