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Sambit Patra gets a bashing, Kanhaiya Kumar’s poem and Shashi Tharoor’s riddle

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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Shashi Tharoor approaches Delhi HC to direct police to preserve Sunanda Pushkar’s tweets

The application said the Twitter timeline of Pushkar is important in the case & as she is not alive, there is an apprehension that the account may be deleted.
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, in a video message, said crores of jobs were lost due to the lockdown | YouTube

Congress targets govt using SpeakUpIndia campaign days before BJP’s mega anniversary plans

As part of the campaign, Congress urged the Modi govt to give Rs 7,500 to needy families every month for 6 months, and provide Rs 10,000 immediately.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor | File photo | ANI

Tharoor’s ‘atmanirbhar’, ‘small contributor’ Vijay Mallya & what’s Bachchan’s Twitter profile

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal at a meeting to boost investment Thursday | Photo: ANI

Shashi Tharoor: Aarogya Setu fits right in with Modi govt’s push for greater state control

The Aarogya Setu app became the Modi government’s weapon of choice overnight to fight Covid-19. But it can very well outlive the crisis.
An extension of the lockdown is expected to further hit economic activity that has already come to a halt

IRS officers suggest 4% Covid cess, tax for super rich to help economy recover from lockdown

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Shashi Tharoor: Modi govt wasted money on faulty Chinese Covid tests ignoring Indian options

Why did India buy Chinese rapid testing kits for Covid when other countries have complained about its accuracy? In the words of a TV showman, the nation wants to know.
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi at Parliament | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Rahul, Tharoor on Modi-Trump, Anurag Kashyap’s Wasseypur-style jibe, Pooja Bhatt’s cartoon

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Modi at Delhi rally

Numerology to religious references — Modi’s call to light candles floats mystical theories

From the importance of number ‘9’ to how heat kills the coronavirus, people came up with all sorts of theories to support PM Modi’s move.
A man suspected of Covid-19 being transported from Nizamuddin | PTI

‘Coronavirus ki jung’ on Zee News, Amish Devgan & Navika Kumar attack Opposition

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.