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PM Narendra Modi addresses the nation, through video conferencing, on 19 November 2021 | ANI

Our survey shows farm laws are popular. Modi was correct in his assessment

More than 50% of CVoter’s respondents said the three farm laws were indeed beneficial. But the messaging was wrong.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in the Rajya Sabha during ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on 9 February, 2021| PTI

Reforms in tribunals necessary but Modi govt isn’t helping judiciary by scrapping them

The ordinance scraping intellectual property and film certification tribunals is yet another case of the Modi government using a sledgehammer to crack open a difficult nut.

Pakistan’s civil service reforms ignores top performers and specialised recruitment

Pakistan’s much-awaited reforms for the civil service seem to be more of an attempt to reform the civil servant rather than the civil service.
File photo | Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairing a meeting to review Covid, July 2020 | PIB

Too little democracy is why India’s reforms and progress are stymied

Amitabh Kant’s diagnosis is wrong: India doesn’t have too much of a democracy. It has too little of it for economic growth.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

How Congress is justifying its stance against farm bills after backing reforms last year

In its 2019 election manifesto, Congress had promised repealing APMC Act, and Essential Commodities Act. Now, it is at the forefront of opposing similar reforms.
Civil servant trainees

First mission of Modi’s Mission Karmayogi must be to not repeat mistakes of past reforms

Mission Karmayogi departs from previous reforms, and goes beyond Group A and B officers to include the 89 per cent of public service workers in Group C.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Modi govt walks the talk on agriculture reforms. Now, fix the loopholes

Modi govt has made actual legal changes to implement its policy statements on agriculture reforms. It should now plug loopholes to realise their full potential.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Don’t absolve Modi by saying he doesn’t have the right team to bring in economic reforms

Modi has always found a way to achieve his political goals— Article 370 to Ram Mandir. Shekhar Gupta can’t blame the PM's bureaucrats for his economic failures.
Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Covid pushes Supreme Court to fast-track reforms, justice delivery could get smoother

From video-conference hearings to e-filing, Supreme Court is implementing a host of measures that have been pending for a long time.
File photo of migrant workers on their way back to their native villages and cities amid the coronavirus lockdown | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Dear intellectuals, migrant workers will come back. Here are the five reasons

Industrialisation is key because agriculture remains highly unproductive with 43.2 per cent share of total employment but contributes only 14.6 per cent to GDP.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.