Highlights of India Today Hindi 5th February 2020, issue:
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Lead Essay
Har Morche Par Bechaini Behisaab
Seven months after being re-elected PM, Narendra Modi retains his popularity in our Mood of the Nation poll, but a slowing economy and CAA protests rob his government of its sheen, calling for course correction.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Mahagathbandhan
Saajha Maqsad Ka Morcha
In the nationwide CAA-NRC protests, the opposition parties may have found the glue that will hold them together in a grand alliance that can take on Narendra Modi’s BJP in the next big election battle.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Congress
Khuli Chhoot Dene Ka Samay
Despite being the only pan-India opposition party and even after clawing back to power in some states, the Congress struggles to find a non-Gandhi national leader.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Best Chief Minister
Shikhar Par Barqarar
Yogi Adityanath rides on his doer image to bag top honours for the second consecutive MOTN poll; Kejriwal and Mamata make big leaps to finish joint runners-up.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Economy
Rapteeli Rahon Par
The Modi government’s credentials in handling economic issues—unemployment, credit squeeze and price rise, to name a few—have taken a further beating in the public eye.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Foreign Affairs
Popular perception of how the government handled foreign policy with the US-China-Pakistan troika is positive. However, growing internal unrest is a cause for concern.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Social Policies
BJP Ka Social Network
The ruling party’s welfare schemes, particularly the Ujjwala Yojana and Swachh Bharat, have left their mark, but equitable distribution remains a challenge.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Sports
While cricketers dominated the top spots for best sportsmen of 2019 yet again, women sport stars shone in a variety of disciplines.
Cover Story: Mood of the Nation: Cinema
Lokpriyata Mein Topper
A major change in this year’s MOTN survey was the rise of Akshay Kumar as box-office king, while among the women, Deepika Padukone kept her crown.
Kam Qeematon Ka Kaarsaaz
On January 15 Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced a fresh investment of $1 billion into the country over the next five years, but the very next day, commerce minister Piyush Goyal stunned many by making light of the announcement.
Upfront: Telcos AGR Dues
Poore Sector Ka Sankat
If Telcos don’t get relief and Vodafone has to shut shop, the sector will become a duopoly. The Cellular Operators Association of India, representing the incumbents, has sought a 14-year period for payment.
Arthaat: Na Hota Ye To...
The government should be concerned about what should not be in the budget as measures to boost economy have so far backfired.
State: West Bengal
Dilip Ghosh Ke Phir Chune Jaane Ka Arth
In retaining Dilip Ghosh as head of the state BJP, the party has signalled its intention to run a polarising election campaign in the state.
Asli Boss Kaun
The Maharashtra deputy chief minister’s assertiveness has raised eyebrows. Unilateral decisions by him have also caught bureaucrats and alliance partners by surprise.