Highlights of India Today Hindi 1st December 2021, issue: Cover Story: Crypto currency
Crypto Ka Kanta
A $6 billion investment by young Indians in digital currency is fuelling a crypto frenzy. Is it a bubble waiting to burst?
Ab Lamba Karyakal
The Union government, on November 14, passed an ordinance to extend the tenures of the directors of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) up to five years. Both posts had a fixed tenure of two years, irrespective of the retirement age of 60. What will be the implications of this decision?
Asantosh Ki Khad
Farmers across the country have been reeling under a shortage of fertilisers, especially diammonium phosphate (DAP) and urea, both key inputs in the ongoing rabi season. The shortage could deplete farm incomes further as a delay in sowing leads to drop in production. For political parties, there is also the threat of an erosion of their support base. Poll bound states such as Uttar Pradesh and Punjab, where farmers are a crucial political group, could see more acute fallout of the crisis.
Upfront: West Bengal
Kyon Itna Aham Hai Devcha Pachmi Coal Block?
Deocha Pachami coal mining project, involving land acquisition of thousands of acres, including a wide expanse of forests and 12 Adivasi villages, will be West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s biggest challenge yet. No one in the state has forgotten that 14 years ago, Mamata had been on the other side of the fence, spearheading the agitation against the Left Front government’s land acquisition policy in Singur, which led to the Tatas migrating an iconic car project to Gujarat, and Bengal earning the dubious reputation of being hostile to industry in the bargain.