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English or Hindi medium? — Modi-Shah’s push for Hindi not sitting well with BJP CMs

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

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Modi-Shah’s push for Hindi is fine but they must check with Yogi, Sarma, Saha, other CMs first

PM Modi wants to pull the country out of the ‘slave mentality’ surrounding the English language. For once, many of his CMs and ministers don’t seem to agree, writes D.K. Singh in ‘Politically Correct’.

 

Indian private firm beats 8-yr Chinese monopoly, supplies ammunition to Nepalese Army

While the Nepalese Army used to import ammunition from India, they had stopped doing so after it replaced the Indian-made INSAS rifles with the Korean and American supplied M4s, M16s and other NATO rifles, reports Snehesh Alex Philip.

 

Hi-tech machines, 9,000+ workforce — inside Integral Coach Factory making Vande Bharat trains

ICF in Chennai is one of world’s largest coach factories, producing over 4,000 coaches a year. Workers racing against time to meet target of 75 Vande Bharat trains by 15 August 2023, reports Moushumi Das Gupta.

 

China sets up new Politburo with two members who have India history

Xi Jinping has packed the Politburo Standing Committee with six friends and allies. But there’s another 24-member Politburo that is a concern for India, writes Aadil Brar in ‘Chinascope’.

 

Listen: Looking for noise cancelling earbuds? The serious ones will cost at least Rs 5,000

The Galaxy Buds2 Pro, the Sony WF-1000XM4, and the Google Pixel Buds Pro are all excellent for a customer looking for an AirPods Pro rival, writes Sahil Mohan Gupta in ‘PrinTech’.

 

Statue of Unity is central to IAS officers for Modi’s Aarambh course

Patel integrated all the 562 princely states and laid the foundations of a strong civil service structure. All fresh entrants must take their inspiration from his works, writes Sanjeev Chopra.

 

Imran Khan has Pakistani army ducking & defending. Why it’s a historic moment for the subcontinent

The army’s word used to be a command for any government of the day. It could hire, fire, jail, exile, or murder prime ministers. But now it fears defeat at the hands of politicians, writes Shekhar Gupta in this week’s ‘National Interest’.

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