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ThePrint.in is a news, analysis, opinion & knowledge media company that sharply focuses on politics, policy, government and governance.
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Modi’s new universe: the normal irritants of democracy & awkward chai with Rahul Gandhi

June 22, 2024 10:56 - 13 minutes - 18.3 MB

The changed reality for the Modi government in its third innings is a return to the old normal, where even majorities had to routinely wrestle with the storied million mutinies. Watch this week's #NationalInterest with ThePrint Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta https://theprint.in/national-interest/modis-new-universe-the-normal-irritants-of-democracy-awkward-chai-with-rahul-gandhi/2141953/

हमारे बारह के आक्रोश से पता चलता है कि मुसलमानों की हल्की आलोचना भी इस्लामोफोबिया के जैसी समझी जाती है

June 22, 2024 03:00 - 4 minutes - 6.35 MB

 #ThePrintSuprabhat में आमना बेगम की रिपोर्ट- हमारे बारह को लेकर गुस्सा दिखाता है कि मुसलमानों की हल्की आलोचना को भी इस्लामोफोबिया समझा जाता है   सुनिए शिव पाण्डेय @shivkpandey से

CutTheClutter: Macron's surprise snap polls, rise of Marine LePen’s Right, complexities & future of French politics

June 21, 2024 18:10 - 25 minutes - 35.4 MB

Macron's bold move to dissolve the National Assembly and call snap elections, following disappointing European Parliament results, has shaken French politics. In Episode 1472 of #CutTheClutter, Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta looks at the French parliamentary politics, political contenders & discusses the motivations behind Macron's early election call.

ThePrintPod: Mamata vs Abhishek—A spar in the making, it would decide the fate of future Bengal politics

June 21, 2024 06:54 - 8 minutes - 11.5 MB

TMC's choice of candidate for Maniktala assembly bypoll has brought to fore the subterranean sparring for control of TMC between founder Mamata Banerjee and 'heir' Abhishek Banerjee.

EyeOnChina: Why is China going all out to woo Australia? It’s a deliberate bid to weaken Quad cooperation

June 21, 2024 04:00 - 10 minutes - 14.1 MB

"Chinese Premier Li Qiang’s recent visit to Australia signals a pivotal moment in China’s efforts to strengthen ties with a select few countries. The visit – the first by a Chinese premier in seven years – came with significant economic inducements. These included the loan of new pandas, the easing of restrictions on Australian produce, as well as Australia’s inclusion into China’s visa-waiver programme. This diplomatic outreach to Australia has been ongoing, exemplified by Australian Prime ...

ThePrintSuprabhat: ‘ब्रांड मोदी पर बहुत भरोसा, ‘400 पार’ का नारा और दलबदलुओं को पार्टी में लाना’; BJP राजस्थान में क्यों हारी

June 21, 2024 02:00 - 4 minutes - 6.15 MB

जानकारी के मुताबिक पहलवानों के विरोध प्रदर्शन, कांग्रेस से दलबदलुओं को लाने और राज्य भाजपा इकाई के भीतर जातिगत समीकरणों को भी 11 सीटों पर पार्टी की हार के कारणों के रूप में पहचाना गया है.----more----https://hindi.theprint.in/politics/too-much-reliance-on-brand-modi-slogan-of-400-plus-and-bringing-turncoats-into-the-party-why-did-bjp-lose-in-rajasthan/699384/

Why has Delhi HC paused Kejriwal's bail till decision on ED's stay application?

June 21, 2024 01:00 - 4 minutes - 6.67 MB

Why has Delhi HC paused Kejriwal's bail till decision on ED's stay application? 

ThePrintAM: Why was UGC-NET 2024 exam cancelled?

June 21, 2024 01:00 - 5 minutes - 6.94 MB

ThePrintPod: Not enough time left, same fiscal constraints — why July budget maths will be similar to February’s

June 20, 2024 13:59 - 5 minutes - 7.14 MB

Leaving interim budget largely unchanged would be in keeping with trend since 2004-05. Even when new parties have come to power, budgetary allocations have not changed substantially.

ThePrintPod: China can exploit the US fear of nuclear escalation & create trouble at borders

June 20, 2024 13:32 - 8 minutes - 11.8 MB

Is the world drifting toward another world war? China’s rise, hyper-nationalism, and border conflicts highlight similarities with the conditions that led to the previous world wars.----more----https://theprint.in/opinion/china-can-exploit-the-us-fear-of-nuclear-escalation-and-create-trouble-at-borders/2138148/

ThePrintPod: ‘NTA incapable of conducting exams’ — cancellation of UGC NET exam leaves aspirants angry, frustrated

June 20, 2024 12:30 - 6 minutes - 9.08 MB

Aspirants say after dealing with poor management at centres, late release of admit cards & alleged paper leaks, they now have to take the test again. Congress demands answers from govt.----more----https://theprint.in/india/nta-incapable-of-conducting-exams-cancellation-of-ugc-net-exam-leaves-aspirants-angry-frustrated/2139016/

Good mental health leads to improved longevity & influences healthy ageing, finds Nature study

June 19, 2024 17:24 - 5 minutes - 8.11 MB

Good mental health leads to improved longevity & influences healthy ageing, finds Nature study    

Railways weren’t Britain’s ‘gift’ to India—we paid with blood, sweat & humiliation

June 19, 2024 17:16 - 9 minutes - 12.5 MB

https://theprint.in/opinion/railways-werent-britains-gift-to-india-we-paid-with-blood-sweat-humiliation/2136677/

CutTheClutter: Priyanka Gandhi in Wayanad brings focus to LS balance of woman power. How BJP Vs INDIA stacks

June 18, 2024 17:56 - 26 minutes - 36 MB

As Priyanka Gandhi decides to contest from Wayanad we look at the balance of woman power in LS. Under Narendra Modi BJP has focused on the women’s vote. Has it worked? In Episode 1471 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta reads numbers and names to find Soms pouters .

Mohan Bhagwat is doing what Modi is refusing to do—introspect. But don’t be fooled

June 18, 2024 15:44 - 9 minutes - 12.5 MB

Mohan Bhagwat is doing what Modi is refusing to do—introspect. But don’t be fooled

ThePrintPod: Hunt for Instagram user, cab to Bengaluru — how Kannada actor Darshan, aides ‘planned’ murder

June 18, 2024 14:45 - 6 minutes - 8.64 MB

Karnataka Police suspect actor Darshan Thoogudeepa and aides allegedly murdered Renukaswamy for sending ‘lewd’ messages to actor’s rumoured partner Pavithra Gowda on Instagram.  

ThePrintAM: What caused the Kanchanjunga Express train accident?

June 18, 2024 02:00 - 10 seconds - 166 KB

CutTheClutter: Where did COVID-19 virus come from: top biologist, US Congress revive COVID-19 Wuhan lab leak theory

June 17, 2024 19:19 - 27 minutes - 38.6 MB

Molecular biologist Alina Chan's NYT opinion piece supporting the COVID19 lab origin theory as Anthony Fauci's US congressional hearing in the case comes to an end has once again raised questions about China's Wuhan Lab. In Episode 1470 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta discusses the key takeaways, implications, and why China needs to break its silence.----more----Watch Cut The Clutter episode no 748 here: https://youtu.be/OlO8sKRynBY ----more----Watch Off The Cuff with Nicho...

ThePrintPod: How Uttarakhand trekking turned adventure into tragedy—cost-cutting, scant resources

June 17, 2024 14:47 - 10 minutes - 13.9 MB

An adventure trip is curated with terrain and domain knowledge and planning is a critical part of the exercise. In Uttarakhand's case, the Karnataka Mountaineering Association seemed to be too ambitious.  

ThePrintPod: ‘NEET took my nephew’s life’ — in Tamil Nadu, kin of candidates who died by suicide say exam must go

June 17, 2024 14:11 - 5 minutes - 6.93 MB

Amid countrywide protests over alleged paper leaks and mismanagement at testing centres, these families say the medical entrance test puts underprivileged students at a disadvantage.

ThePrintPod: संघ की नसीहत BJP को रास्ता दिखाने जैसी है, पार्टी के नेतृत्व में बदलाव न ही RSS की मंशा है और न ही ताकत

June 15, 2024 14:07 - 8 minutes - 12.1 MB

संघ-भाजपा के रिश्ते का इतिहास प्रेमियों के बीच होने वाली नोक-झोंक से भरा पड़ा है, लेकिन इस सबसे  शायद ही कोई बड़ा फर्क पड़ा है. यह सोचना कि संघ भाजपा नेतृत्व में कोई परिवर्तन लाएगा, उसकी मंशा और ताकत का गलत आकलन ही होगा

#NationalInterest: Sangh wants BJP to know it’s not dispensable. It’s a rap on the knuckles, nothing more

June 15, 2024 13:29 - 12 minutes - 16.7 MB

In the liberal community’s ‘brave new post-4 June universe’, the RSS chief is seen as less illiberal — and more acceptable — than the Modi-Shah BJP. Why this is an incredible misreading of the situation. Watch Shekhar Gupta’s view in thus week's National Interest.----more----Read this week's National Interest here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/sangh-wants-bjp-to-know-its-not-dispensable-its-a-rap-on-the-knuckles-nothing-more/2132102/----more----Watch RSS Researcher Ratan Sharda inte...

As Ajit Doval 3.0 begins, a look at IB, RAW, intel titans & how India’s NSA office evolved

June 14, 2024 18:45 - 23 minutes - 31.8 MB

In an unprecedented event, Ajit Doval has been appointed the NSA for a third term. In Episode 1469 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta takes you through the establishment of a dedicated cabinet rank of the NSA, the most notable people holding this post, and how the post changed under different prime ministers.

ThePrintPod: Women recruits in IFS up by 6.6% from 2014-2022, but top posts largely out of reach

June 13, 2024 14:08 - 6 minutes - 9.59 MB

Despite rise in their representation in IFS cadre over past decade, women lead only 8 diplomatic missions and only 1 of 7 secretary-level postings in MEA is occupied by a woman.  

ThePrintPod: New SEBI proposals on tightening futures & options norms will strengthen market, protect investors

June 13, 2024 11:31 - 7 minutes - 10.4 MB

SEBI paper proposes new eligibility criteria for stocks to qualify for futures & options market. The market's strong growth signals that norms need a review to protect investors.----more----https://theprint.in/economy/new-sebi-proposals-on-tightening-futures-options-norms-will-strengthen-market-protect-investors/2128887/

ThePrintPod: Jikji, not Gutenberg’s Bible—how Korean Buddhist monks created the first metal-printed book

June 13, 2024 11:14 - 6 minutes - 8.91 MB

The Buddhist chronicle Jikji, the oldest surviving metal-printed book, was printed in Korea a full 77 years before Gutenberg’s Bible.----more----https://theprint.in/opinion/jikji-not-gutenbergs-bible-how-korean-buddhist-monks-created-the-first-metal-printed-book/2128800/

ThePrintAM: What's behind the surge in terror attacks in Jammu?

June 13, 2024 01:00 - 5 minutes - 7.56 MB

CutTheClutter: Challenges Chandrababu Naidu faces on his comeback as CM. And understanding Andhra politics

June 12, 2024 18:49 - 26 minutes - 36.3 MB

As N. Chandrababu Naidu makes a return as Andhra Pradesh CM for the fourth time, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta details out his political journey, the challenges before him and how it will affect Andhra's politics. Watch episode 1467 of #CutTheClutter

Challenges Chandrababu Naidu faces on his comeback as CM. And understanding Andhra politics

June 12, 2024 18:49 - 26 minutes - 36.3 MB

As N. Chandrababu Naidu makes a return as Andhra Pradesh CM for the fourth time, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta details out his political journey, the challenges before him and how it will affect Andhra's politics. Watch episode 1467 of #CutTheClutter

Key takeaways from RSS chief Bhagwat’s speech on polls,arrogance,Modi govt,Manipur, caste, religions

June 11, 2024 18:11 - 18 minutes - 25.8 MB

RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat Monday addressed arrogance and lack of decorum during elections, Modi-led government's achievements, and Manipur's gun problem, while attacking casteism and religious conversion. In Episode 1466 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta discusses key takeaways from Bhagwat's address at Karyakarta Vikas Varg Dwitiya.

Cabinet of continuity, change & political signals: DK Singh joins in to explain

June 10, 2024 19:18 - 34 minutes - 47 MB

The BJP, which is the single largest party in the coalition with 240 seats, has retained the top four ministries in the largest Union cabinet led by Modi since 2014.  In Episode 1465 of Cut The Clutter, Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Political Editor DK Singh look at the choice of cabinet ministers, portfolios assigned, analyse representation of minorities and the political messaging behind retaining status quo & continuity in Modi 3.0.

Muslims made their vote count. This time Hindus built a coalition with them

June 08, 2024 11:23 - 13 minutes - 19.1 MB

Read Here: https://theprint.in/national-interest/muslims-made-their-vote-count-this-time-hindus-built-a-coalition-with-them/2121707/

ThePrintAM: What are the takeaways from Modi's speech at NDA meet?

June 08, 2024 01:00 - 7 minutes - 10.8 MB

#PoliticallyCorrect: Lord Ram didn't let PM Modi down in 2024 Lok Sabha elections, BJP colleagues did

June 07, 2024 16:38 - 10 minutes - 14.6 MB

Why PM Modi needs to have a candid chat with Amit Shah over poll results, ThePrint's Political Editor explains in this episode of Politically Correct----more----Read this week's Politically Correct here: https://theprint.in/opinion/politically-correct/lord-ram-did-not-let-pm-modi-down-bjp-did/2121491/

MacroSutra: What are the top 5 economic priorities for the new NDA govt

June 07, 2024 16:36 - 23 minutes - 32.7 MB

The 8.2% GDP growth in FY24 hides a few pain points that the new government will need to address on priority. Economist Radhika Pandey and Deputy Editor TCA Sharad Raghavan explore these in #MacroSutra.----more----Read this week's MacroSutra here: https://theprint.in/macrosutra/indian-economy-showing-solid-growth-but-these-must-be-new-govts-top-5-priorities-to-sustain-momentum/2120198/

बीजेपी और कांग्रेस के वोट शेयर में हुआ मामूली बदलाव, फिर भी सीटों का है भारी अंतर, कैसे

June 07, 2024 02:32 - 6 minutes - 8.97 MB

https://hindi.theprint.in/politics/there-is-a-slight-change-in-the-vote-share-of-bjp-and-congress-yet-there-is-a-huge-difference-in-the-seats-how/695297/

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