Monday, 8 August, 2022

Topic: RCEP

Stubble trouble: CII chief on making land ‘burn free’, S Sundaresan’s snow leopard solution

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Trump and Xi watching, Modi knows India needs reforms even if it pulled out of RCEP

Surviving either Trump or Xi won’t be easy. If India has to compete with world again, Modi will have to push bitter medicine down country’s throat.

Narendra Modi rejecting RCEP shows Swadeshis and Left think alike on trade

If growth in India’s manufacturing and farming sectors has stagnated, it is because successive governments have failed to go for bold reforms.

R Jagannathan: India right not to enter RCEP’s ‘closed club’, Dushyant Dave on Bobde as CJI

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Modi’s RCEP move shows sound political judgement. Don’t scoff, it’s rare these days

Pulling out of RCEP was not only an economic decision. It involved taking a call not just on India’s foreign policy but also on India’s role in evolving world.

Modi’s Trump-like exit from RCEP trade deal is a tactical retreat for India

Modi is selling his refusal to join RCEP as a victory for India’s poor like Trump did after he withdrew from the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal.

China invites India back to RCEP, says it will work on resolving issues raised

China said it will follow the principle of "mutual understanding and accommodation" after PM Modi announced India was not joining the RCEP trade deal.

Delhi Police is Centre’s responsibility. It can’t ignore protest & hope to evade embarrassment

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RCEP is a ‘shallow’ pact but PM Modi’s decision expected, say trade economists

Trade economists note Modi’s cautious nature in opening up the Indian market, especially to Chinese goods, despite his image as a market-oriented leader.

On Camera


Opposition leaders protest outside Parliament | Representative image | ANI

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.
A suspension pylon in Tamil Nadu | Commons

You thought power subsidy is a Delhi-Punjab problem? Check out Tamil Nadu’s power sector mess

RBI data shows Indian discoms owe power generation firms over Rs 4.5 lakh crore, almost a third of which is owed by Tamil Nadu, where power subsidy cost is twice that of food subsidy.


Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

First batch of 19 women cadets join NDA, set to begin training this week

The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.