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India has one of the lowest carbon emissions in the world, says PM Modi at Energy Week

Addressing the first India Energy Week, Modi outlined seven key points of change that will drive the country's energy map to be cleaner and self-sustainable.
PM Modi addresses the nation on 20 October, 2020 | Twitter

As India bends the Covid curve for now, reading between PM Modi’s lines in festival season

In episode 597 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta analysed PM Modi's latest address and noted how Indians should not get complacent in face of declining Covid numbers.
A file photo of Union Minister Smriti Irani | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP is using Smriti Irani & Bhojpuri to combat ‘misinformation’ over farm bills

The party is devising various state-specific strategies to deal with what it terms is a ‘misinformation campaign’ by the opposition on the farm bills.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Modi asks BJP workers to explain farm bills to farmers, says opposition misleading them

In virtual address to BJP workers, PM Modi urges them to conduct small meetings in groups of five over 'chai' and explain the nuances of the bills to farmers.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump at Hyderabad House | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Trump claims PM Modi lauded coronavirus testing in US

Speaking at an election rally, Trump claimed the US was ahead of India by 44 million tests, and that the media needs to understand that.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Bihar voters fatigued by Nitish but he’ll be helped by goodwill for Modi, BJP assessment says

BJP’s ground-level assessment says CM Nitish Kumar’s popularity is declining and that he needed to be more aggressive in attacking Lalu Prasad Yadav to ensure NDA victory.

India to get new, ‘robust’ cyber security policy soon, says PM Modi

The policy will enable protection of information, safeguard citizen’s data, and work on cracking down on 'misinformation being spread'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation during the 74th Independence Day at Red Fort in New Delhi on 15 August 2020 | PTI

J&K to soon have its MLAs and CM, says Modi, thanks sarpanches for efforts in development

In his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said scrapping of Article 370 has ‘freed’ J&K and set it on path of development.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launching Agri-Indra fund via video conference | Twitter

PM Modi launches financing facility of Rs 1 lakh crore under Agri-Infra Fund to help farmers

Modi launched the fund through a video conference on the occasion of Balram Jayanthi, a day when farmers worship plough. Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar participated too.

Bhoomipujan 2020 is like Balakot 2019, the surgical strike that washes all sins

Covid, economic slowdown, increasing poverty, China — everything is forgotten.

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Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.


File photo of ships during the Malabar naval exercise

First phase of Quad members’ Malabar exercise from 3-6 November in Bay of Bengal

Last week, India had announced Australia will take part in the exercise along with US and Japan, making it a drill by all 4 member nations of the Quad or Quadrilateral coalition.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.