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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
THE DELIMITATION THAW
THE DIDI DYNASTY
WORK FROM HOME
BLAST FROM THE PAST
MOD TO MODI LAND
‘Insurgency in N-E cannot be solved with military force’ • Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K. Sangma heads the National People’s Party (NPP), which is a constituent of the NDA and shares power with the BJP in Meghalaya and Manipur. Even so, he has opposed the BJP on key pieces of legislation, such as the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, and the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958, the repeal of which has been demanded by several states in the Northeast. Following the killing of 14 civilians in a botched-up army operation in Nagaland on December 4, Sangma has again raised his voice against AFSPA. Excerpts from an exclusive interview with Deputy Editor Kaushik Deka:
WHAT’S WRONG WITH AFSPA?
Battle Lines in Raghogarh
POPPY POSES A PROBLEM
SAY IT AT YOUR PERIL
A DEADLY JOB
HOW TO SUSTAIN THE RECOVERY • While the second quarter numbers suggest the Indian economy is on the mend, high inflation, sluggish demand and a jobs squeeze remain areas of concern. Experts weigh in on how to ensure vigorous and sustainable economic growth
A MIXED RECOVERY
THE SIGNS OF HOPE
CONCERNS FOR THE ECONOMY
How to keep the momentum going
HOW TO REV UP THE REVIVAL • The Board of India Today Experts interprets the GDP numbers for Q2 of 2021-22 and suggests ways to not just sustain the economic recovery but achieve full growth potential
CHIEF MINISTER PUSHKAR SINOH DHAMI FULFILLING THE DREAMS OF YOUTH
THE MISSION OF CM DHAMI IS TO EMPOWER THE WOMEN
RAWAT’S UNFINISHED AGENDA • The untimely death of the chief of defence staff leaves his successor with the challenge of finishing India’s most significant military reform since Independence. The task ahead for the new superchief
THE DEFENCE REFORM EXPRESSWAY • The next CDS will have to hit the ground running to implement India’s biggest military overhaul scheduled over the next two years
“We do not accept change, we are status quoists” • Some weeks before his tragic death, GENERAL BIPIN RAWAT spoke to Managing Editor SANDEEP UNNITHAN about why bringing change is so difficult, the road ahead for India’s military reforms and on the full spectrum of India’s security challenges. Edited excerpts from the interview
Sustainable Growth Supported by Holistic Social Infrastructure
THE NEW GOBAR ECONOMY • A NOVEL SCHEME IN CHHATTISGARH HAS THE GOVERNMENT BUYING COW DUNG FROM CATTLE OWNERS TO PRODUCE COMPOST FOR SALE; THE BJP DUBS IT A SCAM
THE RAIPUR MODEL • A cost-benefit analysis of the Godhan scheme
PROFIT OR LOSS?
COW DUNG TO COMPOST
THE SPIN-OFFS • The state government claims multiple benefits of the scheme
THE CLIMATE QUESTION • How does Chhattisgarh plan to reconcile its cow dung procurement initiative with concerns about global warming?
THE RETURN OF THE KING • THE BAHUBALI DIRECTOR IS READY WITH HIS NEXT EPIC EXTRAVAGANZA—A RS 550 CRORE SPECTACLE...