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Shoppers walk through the New Market area in Kolkata, India, on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election bid in national elections | Photo by Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

Only big bang reforms can rescue Indian economy and boost investment

Modi govt desperately needs to revive investment. The only way to do so is to embrace something it’s avoided thus far: A true reform big bang.
Yashwant Sinha

Yashwant Sinha: RCEP decision ‘cowardice’, take land in Ayodhya: Salman Khurshid to Muslims

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
File photo | Narendra Modi meets Xi Jinping during the 11th BRICS Summit | PTI

Modi meets ‘close’ friend Xi at BRICS summit, says ties with China have ‘new energy’

The meeting between Modi and Xi, on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Brazil, comes days after India decided not to join China-backed RCEP over unresolved "core concerns".
File photo of Amit Shah in New Delhi| ANI Photo

Amit Shah calls India’s RCEP walkout a bold move but indicates Modi govt keeping door open

In a write-up for The Economic Times and Jagran, Amit Shah blames UPA for agreeing to become part of RCEP, says it showed Congress’ lack of foresight.
Amit Shah on triple talaq

Amit Shah says ‘India first’ on RCEP, A Varshney on Muslims’ ‘electoral irrelevance’

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.
File photo of PM Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | @narendramodi/twitter

Modi & Xi to meet in Brasilia, formally now — first time after India’s no to RCEP

Both leaders are expected to discuss RCEP as China wants India to reconsider move to opt out of it.
People gather outside Supreme Court, Saturday | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Ayodhya verdict: Ronojoy Sen says ‘mixed signals’ & S Palshikar asks will it bring closure

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Delhi suffers from dangerous levels of pollution yet again this November

Will there be a solution to smog, asks Amar Ujala & Dinamani on snooping, right to privacy

A round-up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.

Maharashtra’s elusive ‘acche din’ and a walk down demonetisation memory lane

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Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

RCEP pullout: How can Indian industry be made more competitive?

India opted out of Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership over fears that its industry would be deluged with imports from other Asian markets.

On Camera

Boring Joe Biden chooses boring Kamala Harris for VP. But it’s a logical choice

California’s Kamala Harris is a nationally known senator from a big state who had run for president and acquitted herself well. That speaks well of Biden.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.

Defence

The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.