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The Race Against Time
RECALIBRATES ITS VACCINATION STRATEGY IN THE HOPE OF INOCULATING INDIA’S 900 MILLION ADULT POPULATION BY DECEMBER 31. HOW REALISTIC IS THIS TARGET? WHEN WORD CAME THAT Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address the nation at 5 pm on June 7, the pand
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Retooling for War in Super-high Altitudes
THE INDIAN ARMED FORCES ARE rebalancing along the northern borders. The total number of troops in super-high altitudes (over 12,000 feet) will increase manifold. Rebalancing additional forces into super high altitudes has implications on operational
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Many-Headed Dragon In The Indo-Pacific
THE TITLE FOR THIS COLUMN IS meant to be more deliberate than dramatic. Chinese seapower in the western Pacific, its current primary area of concern, is already well and truly multi-dimensional. The PLA-N (People’s Liberation Army-Navy) is its lead i
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Missing the Boat
THE DELIVERY OF INS SHANKUL in 1994, the second submarine built at Mazagon Dock Limited (MDL), effectively marked the end of the scandal-hit HDW (Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft) programme. An attempt was made in the late 1990s to use the “option clause
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India’s Missing Military Industrial Complex
GERMAN GENERAL Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s remark—‘The battle is fought and decided by the quartermasters long before the shooting begins’—highlights the central role of logistics and supply chains in conflict. The outcome of a war hinges on a count
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“ We Are Not Here To Regulate Content Or Invade Privacy ”
In an exclusive interview with Deputy Editor KAUSHIK DEKA, the Union minister for electronics and information technology RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD talks extensively about how the Information Technology (Intermediary Guidelines & Digital Media Ethics Code)
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UAVs: India’s Weak Link in Modern Warfare?
THE DESTRUCTION UNLEASHED BY armed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of Azerbaijan in its conflict with Armenia last year has brought these systems to the centre-stage of the security arena. The earliest demonstration of UAV capability was by Israel du
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In Your Own Tongue
The lockdown made OTT platforms like Netflix, Amazon Prime and Disney+ Hotstar, among many others, a prime source of entertainment for the world stuck at home. And despite the India-specific content available on most of these, there remained a gap as
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The Leopard Library
LEOPARD DIARIES The Rosette in India by Sanjay Gubbi WESTLAND ₹599; 272 pages THE BERA BOND by Sundeep Bhutoria MACMILLAN ₹569; 163 pages Leopards in India are relegated to a strange oblivion despite their big cat status, captivating beauty and mys
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Presenting India Today Insight
For sharp analysis on topical issues by the editors of INDIA TODAY, log on to www.indiatoday.in/india-today-magazine-insight After defeating the BJP in the 2021 assembly election, the West Bengal chief minister’s position within the Opposition has ri
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Succour From States
Madhya Pradesh Rs 5,000 monthly pension till the age of 21 (or 24, if they decide to pursue higher studies); free education Delhi Rs 2,500 monthly pension till the age of 25; free education Chhattisgarh Rs 500 monthly pension till the age of 12; th
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Fear and ‘Safe Zones’ in Kashmir
The dramatic and hostile reordering of Jammu and Kashmir’s political status vis-a-vis the Indian state on August 5, 2019 was followed by a systematic emasculation of the old political order and its replacement by a new set of elected leaders. The BJP
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The Long Road To Safety
(projected vaccine availability Jun.-Dec. 2021, millions of doses) Percentage of population fully vaccinated Sources: GoI data (MoHFW and others), Bloomberg World Vaccine Tracker (Data as on June 8) ■
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India Today
CHAIRMAN AND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Aroon Purie VICE CHAIRPERSON: Kalli Purie GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Dinesh Bhatia GROUP EDITORIAL DIRECTOR: Raj Chengappa CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER: Manoj Sharma GROUP CREATIVE EDITOR: Nilanjan Das GROUP PHOTO EDITOR:
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Glasshouse
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is a workaholic and he expects nothing less from his underlings. His office is open round the clock, doing three eight-hour shifts a day. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served free and officers are required t
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Rural Terror
12 No. of elected officials killed since the 2018 local bodies election 40,000 Estimated no. of sarpanchs and panchs in J&K; also 280 DDC members, 310 BDC heads ₹ 4,817 crore Funds for rural development in J&K this fiscal ■
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The Young Survivors
On April 8, Deepak Solanki, resident of Bagratawa, a village in Madhya Pradesh’s Hoshangabad district, tested positive for the coronavirus. Two days earlier, Solanki and his wife Anita developed a fever and other flu-like symptoms, but they thought i
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Abhishek’s Inner Circle
Abhishek Banerjee and ‘PK’ are the power duo in the Trinamool Congress. From joining the party’s core meetings to accompanying Mamata, Abhishek and his mother to a Kali temple after the assembly poll victory to attending Didi’s swearing-in ceremony o
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A Resounding Tragedy
The period from 1989-1991 was a historically significant time that continues to shape the world we live in today. Bookending it were the Tiananmen Square protests, the subject of former Indian foreign secretary and ambassador to China Vijay Gokhale’s
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Editor-in-chief
India’s floundering vaccine policy has been a case of one step forward and two steps back. Last week, amid much fanfare, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a televised address, took one step forward when he announced that the Centre will now procure 75
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On Neutral Ground
In the early years of her career, Annet Mahendru, an Indian-Russian actress, never fit Hollywood’s template to play a Russian character. “I wasn’t blonde or blue-eyed, so I wasn’t ‘Russian enough’,” says the 35-year-old. Things changed, though, when
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Casting His Net Wide
After assuming charge as chief minister of Andhra Pradesh on May 30, 2019, Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy’s top priority was ‘Navaratnalu’ —literally nine gems, but in this case, a reference to the nine welfare schemes he had promised to implement if voted t
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On A Roll
With the second wave of Covid putting a stop to all activity, most of Bollywood lay low in May. Not Huma Qureshi, though. First up was promoting the Hollywood action thriller, Army of the Dead, in which she has a brief part as a desperate mother stuc
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The Rumblings Within
On May 8, the BJP top brass, including party chief J.P. Nadda, Union home minister Amit Shah and general secretary (organisation) B.L. Santhosh, went into a huddle with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They had to decide on the party’s pick to lead the
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Vaccine Meter
There are now a range of vaccines on the market, with several more being developed Developed and produced by Serum Institute of India (SII) Type: Viral vector vaccine Efficacy: 70 per cent with India’s current dosing interval Global use: Approved
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How Safe Are Your Kids?
When 13-year-old Sanaya Kukreja ( name changed) had fever, her parents had a difficult time persuading her to get an RT-PCR test. “But since we were told children don’t get Covid, we didn’t insist on the test or medicine,” says her mother from Hydera
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The It Guidelines The Objections
When intimated by an appropriate government agency, any unlawful information in relation to the sovereignty, integrity and security of India, friendly relations with foreign states, public order, decency or morality, contempt of court and defamation
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‘I Want To Do Everything’
Sandeep aur Pinky Faraar’s theatrical release was fraught with challenges, but it later found an audience on Amazon Prime Video. In hindsight, was direct-to-streaming the way to go? The producer/ director wanted a big screen release, but it needed th
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Defence Ministry 2.0
IN HIS SECOND TERM, Prime Minister Narendra Modi completely reshaped the defence ministry architecture, going well beyond the demands of the armed forces and the national security community. In his own words, “the creation of the Department of Milita
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A New Era Begins
The anointment of Abhishek Banerjee as Trinamool Congress (TMC) national general secretary, on June 5, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time for the party. Emboldened by her landslide election victory that gave her a third term on the trot, Mam
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