Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: UPA

Once the Amit Shah of UPA govt, tables have turned for Chidambaram

UPA government’s most powerful minister, P. Chidambaram is now staring at the darkest abyss.

Modi 2.0 needs to undo the damage done to the economy by UPA & his own first term

Businesses aren’t investing thanks to mistakes made by UPA. But Modi 1.0 must share the blame for muted financial reforms, partisan telecom policy etc.

What separates Modi’s NDA from Manmohan Singh’s UPA – Chidambaram’s arrest

Under successive Congress regimes, no one was ‘hanged’, not because there were no lamp posts, but because the political will was missing.

Modi won’t win in 2024, unless these nine economic follies are reversed

In 2024 Lok Sabha election, it will be good economics that will deliver PM Modi a good political outcome. He needs advisers he will listen to.

Siddhartha’s death highlights troubling issue — agencies’ vigilante role can hurt business

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.

Budget 2019: India has a law to cap fiscal deficit but UPA and NDA couldn’t care less

No matter what the specific deficits caps, debt limits or escape clauses are, a stronger rule of law in fiscal policy is in public interest.

Bharat Ratna for Manmohan Singh? He doesn’t deserve one

Hailing Manmohan Singh may serve a political purpose for Modi, but Manmohan’s legacy is nothing to be proud of.

From Bihar to Andhra, how India fought, and won, its 50-yr war with Left-wing extremism

Maoists still have strength in certain regions but it’s grossly untenable to say they pose an existential threat to India as they did in late 2000s.

Happy to cooperate, says Praful Patel after ED summons him in UPA-era aviation scam

This is the first major action against leader in alleged multi-crore aviation scam that is said to have taken place during the UPA govt.

Left to consider joining opposition after exit polls paint dismal picture for it

A majority of the exit polls have given zero seats to the Left front in West Bengal.

On Camera


Army chief General M.M. Naravane

Gen Naravane’s legacy can only be understood over time. But it’s altered LAC dynamics forever

Gen Naravane is both a dove and a hawk, depending on the issue. This was because, at the end of the day, he was, and is, a “quintessential Army man”.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.