Highlights of India Today Hindi 8th December 2021, issue: Cover Story: State of States Survey
Bharat Ke Shreshth Rajya
In a year ravaged by the pandemic, the competitive spirit helped some states overcome adversity better than others. Presenting India Today’s annual State of the States survey and rankings
Upfront: Farmers Agitation
Aur Ab MSP par Jung
After Centre government’s decision to repeal the controversial Farm Laws agitating farmers denied to end their protest and said they will continue their agitation till MSP and other demands are met. Upfront: Telangana
Rao Ka Naya Daon
Telangana chief minister and Telangana Rashtra Samithi President K. Chandrashekar Rao (KCR) sat on a dharna and gave the Union government two days, until the afternoon of November 20, to procure at least 90 per cent of the paddy produced in the state, like in Punjab, and fix a Minimum Support Price (MSP). But with the Centre ignoring his demand and announcing repeal of the farm laws on November 19, KCR shifted camp to Delhi to pursue his state’s demand and join hands with the farmers continuing their protests. What is the politics behind KCR’s love for farmers?
Upfront: Tiger Count
Shant Hoti Dahad
Aslew of tiger deaths in Madhya
A slew of tiger deaths in Madhya Pradesh have set off alarm bells in the state’s wildlife establishment. At 39 deaths so far in 2021, with a month still to go before the year closes, the spike in MP’s tiger mortality rate (up from 32 in 2020) has authorities fretting over potential consequences. At a headline level, the state is at risk of losing its prestigious ‘tiger state’ tag, which it had wrested from Karnataka in 2019. As per the latest quadrennial wildlife census (2019), MP’s tiger population was 526, just two more than Karnataka’s.