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A woman in Uttar Pradesh cooks on a LPG-connected stove | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

How Modi stopped rural Indian women from inhaling an equivalent of 400 cigarettes per day

Narendra Modi government’s Ujjwala scheme has been a game-changer for millions of women across India.

Is it high-handed or routine for Modi govt to insist on PM’s face on petrol pumps?

State-owned oil companies have been using fuel stations across the country to promote government schemes, including the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana. Many petrol pump dealers now allege they are being forced by oil companies to put up ad hoardings for these schemes, featuring PM Narendra Modi’s picture, ahead of the 2019 elections. ThePrint asks: Is it high-handed or routine for Modi govt to insist on PM’s face on petrol pumps? Posters with PM’s photo put up so more people can benefit Ashwani Mahajan National Co-convener, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch Putting up hoardings and photographs of political leaders and publicising their achievements is not something new. This had happened during Atalji’s time when the golden quadrilateral was being publicised. Atalji had said that it is the duty of the government to publicise its schemes and programmes. We see Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s photographs in almost every nook and corner of Delhi, including on the walls of government...
Narendra Modi on Google search

One graph that captures 50 months of ‘Modi Magic’ on Google

Rahul Gandhi’s hug may have made big news but it’s Aadhaar and Supreme Court collegium that showed steady search interest.

On Camera

CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.