Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
TopicSwadeshi Jagran Manch

Topic: Swadeshi Jagran Manch

How Rahul Gandhi ‘defied’ Gandhi & Ambedkar: What Hindu Right press focused on this week

ThePrint’s round-up of how pro-Hindutva media covered and commented on news and topical issues over the past few days.

RSS-linked Swadeshi Jagran Manch wants cryptocurrency banned, says it’s used by terrorists

Swadesh Jagran Manch asks RBI to launch its own digital currency, says in resolution that virtual currencies damage financial market, help evasion of taxes.

Never met patient who got cancer from beedi — MPs back ‘Indian cigar’ at RSS-linked event

RSS affiliates Swadeshi Jagran Manch and Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh, and All India Beedi Industry Federation, organise event to protest proposed changes to tobacco law.

RSS affiliate & BJP leader spar over Modi govt decision to do away with retrospective tax 

Swadeshi Jagran Manch co-convenor Ashwani Mahajan and BJP leader Vijay Chauthaiwale argued on the implication of the Modi government decision. 

RSS affiliate wants govt to ‘reconsider’ disinvestment push, flags FDI rise in insurance too

Strategic disinvestment of govt enterprises ‘created by taxpayers money is not right’, Swadeshi Jagran Manch says, but lauds steps announced to revive Covid-hit economy. 

RSS affiliate wades into Sci-Hub row, urges govt to ensure access to books, articles online

Ashwani Mahajan of the Swadeshi Jagran Manch has written to the govt, saying blocking free portals Sci-Hub & Libgen will hurt students in a pandemic year.

Swadeshi Jagran Manch — how RSS-inspired body went from ‘pariah’ to key policy guide in 29 yrs

SJM was formed on 22 November 1991 in the backdrop of India ushering in a new era of liberalisation. By 1996, it had become an important voice of dissent on economic policy.

Dattopant Thengadi — activist MP from RSS who shaped ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ idea decades ago

On Dattopant Thengadi’s birth centenary, Mohan Bhagwat is set to release a book today on the RSS stalwart who had laid the foundation of Sangh’s economic philosophy.

RSS affiliate tells Modi govt to cancel remdesivir patent & act against ‘greedy’ pharma MNCs

In a letter to Modi, Swadeshi Jagran Manch requested the PM to cancel the patent on remedsivir, which it said was granted 'against the provisions of Indian Patents Act'.

Halt Bt brinjal trials, it is against the national interest, RSS affiliate writes to Modi

Swadeshi Jagran Manch alleges conflict of interest on the part of regulators, adding that GM crops could hurt trade security, and allow MNCs to monopolise the market.

On Camera

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India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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