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Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson’s tea diplomacy & Modi govt’s ‘wonderful tales’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

What NDA stands for, about the Rajya Sabha rule book & reality of ‘Achhe Din’ promise

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Students protest against unemployment at the Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi Thursday | Photo: ANI

Yogi says UP govt will fill up vacant posts after huge student protests on unemployment

Students have demanded action against rising unemployment, and CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered officials to start recruitment in 3 months, appoint people in 6.
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata |

Mamata sings iconic Jago Durga song on Mahalaya, listeners leave ‘give us jobs’ comments

Bengal CM posts video of song on Facebook, where the youth urge her for jobs. TMC says state has limited power, but opposition says Modi & Mamata suffer from 'Ostrich syndrome'.
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Robot server at Seoul restaurant, UAE okays vaccines for health workers & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.
Women stand on the terrace of a brothel on G.B. Road | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

99% of sex workers in Pune’s major red-light area want alternative livelihood, study finds

Study by Asha Care Trust included 300 respondents in Budhwar Peth, India’s third-largest red-light area housing nearly 3,000 sex workers in around 700 brothels.
Construction workers in New Delhi (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Urban MGNREGS on the doorstep, but wages can make stealing business from China harder

Nobody can claim that Modi govt’s intentions are misguided. India must create jobs in cities as these hubs of modernisation are more productive than villages.
Migrant labourers have been on a quest to get back home. Here, they are seen sitting on the road near the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border as they wait for their turn to be screened | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

What an ‘urban NREGA’ should look like

Having eaten humble pie on NREGA, time for Narendra Modi to seriously consider Jean Dreze’s terrific proposal for urban employment.

You can bulldoze a building but not Kangana’s voice — Aaj Tak, News 18 on BMC ‘efficiency’

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.
Representational image for suicidal thoughts | ThePrint

10.1% who killed themselves in 2019 were unemployed, Maharashtra tops suicide chart — NCRB data

A total of 1,39,123 suicides were reported in India in 2019, of which 2,851 or 2% killed themselves due to unemployment. The highest number of these deaths were in Karnataka.

On Camera

Stigmatise and shame nations that keep nukes if treaties are futile in banning them

Stigma could, in time, turn domestic opinion in China, sway public attitudes in Russia, India & elsewhere, or even bring the U.S. back to the arms-control negotiating table.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?