Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Politicians

Why so many politicians have got Covid, and what they should do to prevent infection

Politicians say they are at higher Covid risk because of their frequent public interactions, health experts agree.

Political parties battle each other in Indian slums by using rumours and violence

In Demanding Development, Adam Michael Auerbach writes on the competition between different party workers in slums and how it fragments leadership.

Delhi municipal councillors care more for performance ratings in newspapers: Study

Scholars from American universities informed some municipal councillors in Delhi that a newspaper would report on their performance just before elections. This is what happened.

Facebook’s new ad policy, exempting politicians from fact-checks, is a bad idea

While Facebook opens itself to accusations of political bias by taking down ads, it needs to find new ways to reduce falsehoods that could undermine the democratic process.

Tiranga TV, 2G or EVMs: Kapil Sibal reserves his best performances for the worst causes

Kapil Sibal, called Kapilous Sibalious in his college days for his love for Shakespeare, is what many young lawyers-turned-politicians hope to be.

Rishi Kapoor to Sharad Pawar: Why Bollywood wants to talk about cancer and politicians don’t

Indians don't seem particularly keen on politicians who wear their vulnerabilities on their starched kurta sleeves.

Between 2014 & 2019 polls, all parliamentarians got richer but BJP MPs especially so

If JMM’s Champai Soren managed to double his wealth between 2014 and 2019, BJP’s Arjun Munda quadrupled his riches during the same period.

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.

Why just Indira and Priyanka Gandhi, media must psychoanalyse Narendra Modi too

Several political commentators have compared 'Indira Gandhi’s authoritarianism' with Modi’s 'autocratic and decisive style'.

An ex-IAS officer on how politicians (mis)use civil servants—and the way out

The damage political crossfire does to governance is phenomenal, especially if honest IAS officers are implicated.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

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.