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Elephant or cow, Hindutva doesn’t give two hoots about animal welfare. Deaths are political

Hindus don't have any problem with cow slaughter or animal sacrifice unless it involves Dalits, Muslims, Christians or tribal people. Their outrage is fake.
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Ramayan on DD: Best way to keep India’s elderly indoors or show the young TV beyond Netflix?

Ramanand Sagar’s Ramayan, which was a rage in the late 1980s, has made a comeback at a time when the 21-day lockdown has forced people indoors.

Government takes ‘steps’ as migrant workers walk miles of panic

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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Work on 5-yr vision plan during lockdown, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar tells officials

In an audio interaction with nearly 400 ministry officials, Javadekar called for suggestions to increase efficiency and asked them to remain positive.
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‘Backdoor censorship’ — filmmakers say Mumbai fest rejected movies critical of Modi govt

Anand Patwardhan, Pankaj Rishi and others accused the information and broadcasting ministry of practising absolute control in the selection process.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Budget 2020 will have ‘plan of action’ to boost economy, says Prakash Javadekar

At a Cabinet briefing Wednesday, the minister said the economy is on the path of ‘revival’ and nobody should have a pessimistic view about it.
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Get artists & technicians in TV, OTT services under new labour code: I&B minister Javadekar

I&B ministry has proposed expanding the definition of cine workers so that artists & technical workers in TV and OTT platforms get social security benefits.
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Javadekar blames AAP govt for possible delay in hanging of 16 December gangrape convicts

Union minister Prakash Javadekar said the nation would have got justice sooner if the Kejriwal govt had issued notices to the 16 December convicts within a week of the Supreme Court's order.
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JNU violence: Pooja Bhatt advises Bollywood, Javadekar attacks FT & Reddit’s reminder

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference in New Delhi, Augist 2019. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

BJP’s Javadekar says AAP, Congress ‘misled’ Delhi, incited anti-CAA protests

The Congress and AAP rubbished Prakash Javadekar's comments and hit back at the BJP after the union minister demanded an apology.

On Camera

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Nepotistic privilege should be a matter of social shame. It holds India back

Woke young millennials should start looking down upon friends who take the easy route of following up on their parents’ careers.
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Economy showing signs of recovery but pandemic may affect business climate: Finance Ministry

Improved kharif sowing, pick-up in electricity and petrol consumption, and higher freight movement indicate green shoots in the economy, ministry report stated.

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PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.