Thursday, 19 May, 2022
TopicUPA

Topic: UPA

NDA restores subsidy to flagship Gujarat PSU that UPA had stopped for ‘abuse’

UPA had stopped subsidy to GSFC in 2013 after it was found the company wasn’t passing it on to farmers. Modi govt reversed decision this March.

Manmohan, Sonia, Chidambaram, Sibal, all opposed retrospective tax: Pranab Mukherjee

What foreign investors need is certainty in tax laws and not a tax-free environment, the former President and finance minister argues to justify his controversial tax decision.

We had designed 2008 farm loan waiver to be last of its kind – UPA Agriculture Secy

Repeated loan waivers raise question if the move benefits farmers or banks as someone else ends up paying for the write-off, says former bureaucrat T. Nanda Kumar. RUHI TEWARI

Three years on, Modi Sarkar tinkers with UPA schemes in its pursuit of a rural makeover

While UPA resorted to big-bang rural policies, the approach of NDA-2 has been subtle and focused on completing programmes of its predecessor as the BJP tries to shed the image of being a party of the urban classes. RUHI TEWARI

“Museum wahin banayenge!”

All politics is symbolic, and the BJP is replacing realpolitik with symbolic politics, especially in Ayodhya, by trying to build a museum.

Democracy by danda

That's how our politics is with no inner-party democracy. That's why we should listen to Hilary Benn speech.

1984 won’t end

Rahul Gandhi's defensive 'I-didn’t-do-it, my grandmother was assassinated' response has brought a three-decade-old calamity back, centre stage in his most important election campaign yet.

Lawlipop politics

Civilised, mature democracies demand, and deserve, better governance. They do not enact bad laws in a hurry.

Blunder Janata Party

In its UP campaign, BJP has displayed all the weaknesses usually chronic to Congress: lack of a clear CM candidate, infighting, absence of a grassroots organisation & agenda.

Decide on the doctor

Congress must make sure the prime minister’s writ runs, or people will choose another prime minister. People now have choices, and no patience.

On Camera

YourTurn

Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

Defence

Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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