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Hindus in Bangladesh as well as the small group of pro-democracy civil society leaders are the best guarantee for an India-friendly neighbour in the East. Don't let them quit.
Over the last 2 years, there have been at least 8 instances where NCP and Sena leaders have publicly clashed over local issues or acrimonious statements made by one party against the other.
Astronomers have recorded over 1600 Fast Radio Bursts — mysterious, high energy radio pulses coming periodically from a spot in the sky — in under 60 hours. Where these radio signals come from and what causes them is a mystery. ThePrint's Sandhya Ramesh explains the observations, which pose more questions than answers to our understanding of these high energy phenomena.
As India crosses the mark of 100 Crore vaccine doses, Shekhar Gupta finds, how various states compare. Also, a case study of vaccine confidence versus hesitancy as mighty Russia stalls, sees record cases & deaths. Episode 862 of CutTheClutter
Long wait for Covaxin's emergency-use listing has perplexed many. The issue was discussed at great length during Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya's meeting with WHO Director-General Tuesday.
As Amarinder Singh tells Shekhar Gupta that he is floating his own party, a trend of Congress losing its voters to allies can be picked from UP, Goa and Tamil Nadu as well. And who are the colourful Sikhs of Nihang sect, what is 'Sarbloh Granth', and the controversy surrounding its ‘sacrilege.' Episode 861 of #CutTheClutter
When you look up at a crescent moon, there's a blurry, dimly lit outline that isn't quite as bright as the crescent. This is FROM earthshine -- the sunlight reflected from Earth onto darker parts of the moon. Scientists have discovered that our planet's earthshine has been declining, and one of the reasons for this could be climate change. In this episode of PureScience, Simrin Sirur explains the significance of earthshine and why it could be shrinking. Brought to you by @Kia India ----more----Supplementary readings Study: https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021GL094888----more----Global warming "hiatus": https://www.climate.gov/news-features/climate-qa/why-did-earth%E2%80%99s-surface-temperature-stop-rising-past-decade----more----Pacific decadal oscillation: https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/learn-about/weather/oceans/pacific-decadal-oscillation----more----https://www.worldclimateservice.com/2021/09/01/pacific-decadal-oscillation/
In India, where the right hand often doesn't know what the left hand is doing, Gati Shakti is a major but still partial reform.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/india-needs-cross-sector-policy-making-pm-modis-gati-shakti-is-good-but-still-ad-hoc/753114/
ICAR-IIVR says each Brimato plant can yield 3-4 kg brinjal and 2-3 kg tomato. It will help grow more in smaller spaces like semi-urban and urban areas, and reduce costs.
As India, US, Israel and UAE form a new alliance, Shekhar Gupta explains if it is truly a 'new quad' or a 'Middle Eastern quad' as it comes one year after the significant Abraham Accords. And a look at India's relations with Israel over the years. Episode 860 of CutTheClutter
Long training period, lack of commensurate remuneration and shortage of opportunities for professional growth are hampering student entry into the medical field. Here's the way out.----more---- Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/indian-healthcare-is-missing-out-on-talents-not-inclined-to-join-medical-profession/752659/
CWC choice of Rahul Gandhi as party president isn't about the fight against BJP. It was about the Gandhi dynasty's crown jewel, Congress, and they have secured it. Watch ThePrint's Political Editor DK Singh explain in #PoliticallyCorrect
In the document, The Resistance Front (TRF) also threatened to target civilians who help non-locals, & officials who help them get domicile certificates. ----more---- Read the full article here : https://theprint.in/india/lashkar-offshoot-circulated-how-to-target-non-locals-document-month-before-kashmir-killings/752707/
News has just broken that China launched launching a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August. Shekhar Gupta explains why this is a concern for the strategic world when Russia & US already possess hypersonic capabilities. What are ICMB, HGVs and where does India stand in the race of hypersonic missile systems. Episode 857 of CutTheClutter
Bilateral ties started to evolve as Australia's relationship with China began deteriorating, after a period of steady economic relations between Beijing and Canberra.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/diplomacy/from-cricket-trade-to-strategic-allies-the-14-year-switch-in-india-australia-relationship/752038/
#NobelPeacePrizeWinner #MariaRessa In this edition of #ThePrintUninterrupted, Nobel Peace Prize winner journalist Maria Ressa tells ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra how social media giants have aided and abetted the rise of populist leaders across the globe while creating fractured societies with manipulated realities based on twisted half-truths. The co-founder and CEO of Rappler, a news website based in the Philippines, also discussed how people speaking the truth to the power are being intimidated at various levels.
India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections. Brought to you by @Kia India ----more----Read this week's National Interest here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/mohan-bhagwat-is-right-china-is-the-big-threat-but-his-prescription-to-counter-it-is-flawed/751456/
India ranked 101 out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index rankings, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Shekhar Gupta looks into this alarming report that raises questions on our nutrition, 75 years after Independence. Does this report mean India is starving and how is hunger defined? Episode 858 of CutTheClutter Brought to you by @Kia India ----more----Read Ivica Petrikova and Arvind Kumar's article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/hunger-index-latest-reminder-india-should-fight-malnutrition-with-more-animal-sourced-food/750939/----more----Watch Episode 295 of Cut The Clutter here: https://youtu.be/Feie8HukGiA
By resurrecting Air India, the present dispensation has finally undone the mistake that we can attribute to Nehru or his advisors. Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/the-spirit-of-my-great-grandfather-a-shareholder-of-air-india-is-now-resurrected/750927/
India's trade with China is poised to cross a record $ 100 bn but the deficit also seems breaching the earlier record of $ 62.9 Bn. Economic dependence on Chinese exports versus the dream of aatmanirbharta. And Pakistan's internal politics just got curiouser as ISI chief appointment is stalled. Shekhar Gupta also comments on Aryan Khan's case for bail. Episode 857 of CutTheClutter
Letters exchanged between governor and chief minister this week deal with Dhankhar's concerns regarding violence that followed West Bengal assembly elections earlier this year. Read the full article here: https://theprint.in/politics/mamata-governor-keep-it-civil-in-public-but-letters-show-sparring-is-still-on/750030/
A primary concern of the public and military fraternity about women in the armed forces has been torture and rape at the hands of the enemy. But what about colleagues?
As Ratan Tata says "Welcome back, Air India". Shekhar Gupta analyses the tumbling flight taken off by Air India led by Nehru and all other governments to follow. What was the mindset of Indian government over the years and why is this privatisation so significant. Episode 856 of CutTheClutter. Additional Research by Sukriti Vats and Amogh Rohmetra Brought to you by @Kia India ----more----Read Gautam Chikermane's article here: https://www.orfonline.org/expert-speak/as-air-india-flies-to-the-tatas-a-brief-history-of-indias-biggest-policy-failure/----more----Read Anil Swarup's article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/coal-india-has-become-the-whipping-boy-in-coal-crisis-but-modi-govt-cant-escape-blame/749808/----more----Read Shekhar Gupta's articles on CAG here: https://theprint.in/opinion/2g-not-vinod-rai-cag-air-india/24334/ ----more----https://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/unfair-india/----more----Read the CAG report here: https://cag.gov.in/uploads/download_audit_report/2011/Union_Performance_Civil_Aviation_Ministry_of_Civil_Aviation_18_2011.pdf
The coal crisis is reminiscent of the shortage in 2014, which was managed through a meticulous plan and execution. There is a roadmap to deal with it. Read the full story here: https://theprint.in/opinion/coal-india-has-become-the-whipping-boy-in-coal-crisis-but-modi-govt-cant-escape-blame/749808/
The opposition in UP has found its voice, but it needs to dig its own language and agenda, not merely beat the anti-Modi tin drum. Watch News Editor Ruhi Tewari in #PoliTricks. To know more, read: https://theprint.in/opinion/politricks/hathras-lakhimpur-kheri-opposition-is-relying-on-bjp-missteps-not-setting-agenda/749812/
In this edition of #GlobalPrint, ThePrint's Senior Consulting Editor Jyoti Malhotra explains the breakdown in talks between the Corps Commanders of India and China on the Line of Actual Control on Sunday and why China believes it is more powerful than India and on par only with the US.
Officials in Mizoram's health department point to a variety of factors that could have led to the recent surge, including a large ‘vulnerable population' and ‘targeted testing'.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/health/why-tiny-mizoram-has-emerged-as-covid-hotspot-with-17-positivity-rate-as-rest-of-india-sees-drop/749530/
Data identifies a positive new trend in the collapse of the sale of the more polluting Diesel cars. Shekhar Gupta explains what is the surprising correlation between the price of diesel and the sale of diesel cars since the Modi government withdrew fuel subsidy. And why the stalemate in new ISI chief's appointment underlines a power tussle in Pakistan. Episode 855 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by @Kia India ----more----Read Nikhil Rampal's article on diesel here: https://theprint.in/economy/from-58-to-17-market-share-why-indians-dont-like-diesel-cars-anymore/747710/----more----Read Snehesh Alex Philip's article here: https://theprint.in/defence/latest-india-china-military-talks-fail-as-beijing-refuses-to-disengage-de-escalate-in-ladakh/748781/----more----Read India's statement on 13th India-China corps commander level meeting here: https://mea.gov.in/press-releases.htm?dtl/34372/13th+round+of+IndiaChina+Corps+Commander+Level+Meeting----more----Read China's statement on India-China military talks here: http://eng.mod.gov.cn/news/2021-10/11/content_4896453.htm
Last year, before Bengal elections, BJP participated in Durga Puja festivities with fanfare. This time, leaders claim they're lying low because of Trinamool ‘intimidation'.
Delhi Police commissioner Rakesh Asthana wants to better the force's image in public. It doesn't really matter — look at India's home ministry. Watch our Political Editor D.K. Singh in #PoliticallyCorrect
Two courageous journalists, Maria Ressa from Philippines, and Dmitry Muratov from Russia, have won the Nobel peace prize. Shekhar Gupta throws light on the significance of Nobel prize for journalists over the years. Why Nobel peace prize given for journalism is linked to global politics and the state of democracy around the world. Episode 854 of CutTheClutter. Brought to you by @Kia India
Schools, parents & educationists say sleeping & eating patterns as well as the amount students interact with each other has changed. Kids from low-income families have it worse.----more---- https://theprint.in/india/education/back-in-school-after-lockdowns-kids-struggling-to-adjust-teenagers-dont-want-to-open-up/748679/
Until now, Modi's capture of power and ability to either ignore or dismiss his critics held total sway. Lakhimpur Kheri has changed that.----more----Read article here: https://theprint.in/opinion/lakhimpur-kheri-is-tipping-point-for-modi-govt-like-gandhis-chaura-chaura-was-for-british/748718/
In the light of the passing of nuclear physicist Abdul Qadeer "AQ" Khan on Sunday morning at the age of 85, Shekhar Gupta traces the life and times of the father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb, from his birth in Bhopal, espionage in the Netherlands and tacit nuclear threat to India in the late 1980s. What was the AQ Khan network, footprints in Iran, North Korea, Europe. Episode 853 of #CutTheClutter
Key to handling troubles in Kashmir is Punjab at peace. 30 years back, familiar & evil outside forces were given an opening to set fire to both. India can't let this happen again. Watch Shekhar Gupta in #NationalInterest.
As controversial ISI chief Lt. Gen Faiz Hameed is shifted out of ISI and made Corps Commander, Peshawar, Shekhar Gupta throws light on the recent reshuffle in Pakistani Army. Is his removal from the powerful post a demotion or a promotion? Also, countdown to the next Army chief. Episode 852 of CutTheClutter.