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Persons with disabilities excluded from welfare schemes since time immemorial, says Delhi HC

The court was hearing a PIL filed by an NGO, seeking directions to the Centre to ensure that persons with disabilities are given benefits of welfare schemes during the pandemic.
A file photo of migrant workers cycling to Chhattisgarh from Prayagraj during the lockdown. | Photo: ANI

Modi govt’s latest outreach for migrant workers — Shramik Setu portal and app

The portal, which will also have an app version, will help unorganised workers get details of different welfare schemes and can apply online to avail of the benefits. 

PM Modi to launch 125-day jobs campaign for migrants on 20 June from Bihar

Campaign will cover 116 districts — across Bihar, UP, MP, Rajasthan, Jharkhand and Odisha — each of which saw over 25,000 migrants returning from other states.

Modi’s 3 Ps, 5 Ts and several As (alliterations) can’t substitute serious thought or action

Real economics involves choices, like whether direct transfers should take precedence over investment for growth. Alliteration does not obviate such choices.
A woman carrying water on her head crosses a road in Bhopal District | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Modi govt tells ministries to be careful in releasing money to states for central schemes

Expenditure Secretary T.V. Somanathan tells ministries to first check if states have capacity to utilise money, and are not parking it and earning interest.
File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

Flaws of India’s welfare system are visible in our fight against Covid-19

The current welfare system cannot deal with the Covid-19 crisis. It is required to move to a demand-based system of relief and welfare.

Wealth creation in Economic Survey: Slowdown forces Modi govt to shed ‘suit-boot’ fear?

With “wealth creation” as the central theme of 2020 Economic Survey, Modi govt has harked back to its capitalist orientation in the backdrop of an economic slowdown.
Mahant Raju Das of Hanuman Garhi Mandir and a local Muslim leader Babloo Khan at Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in Ayodhya | PTI

Swapan Dasgupta on Hindu-Muslim `gulf’, Mohammed Ayoob on Ambedkar & how to tackle rape

The best of the day’s opinion, chosen and curated by ThePrint’s top editors.

Arvind Kejriwal is almost exactly the same package that Modi offers, minus Hindutva

From a personality cult to populist schemes, exaggerated claims and no checks on leadership, Kejriwal seems to be mimicking Modi’s style and substance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | File photo: PIB

New data explains the unwavering support for Narendra Modi despite sagging economy

There is certainly anecdotal and empirical evidence to suggest that the welfare schemes that the NDA took up cast a wide net.

On Camera

You know who’s really going local? Not RWA uncles, but Indian millennials

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Atmanirbhar Bharat plan three months ago, but India’s millennials have been vocal for local for some time now.
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Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.