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Episode 698 January 16, 2020

Food price rise, Muzaffarnagar update and an ‘anti-Modi’ graffiti row

On Monday, the National Statistical Office released data that showed that the retail food inflation has risen to a six-year high of 14.12%. On the first segment, Indian Express’s Rural Affairs Editor, Harish Damodaran talks about what has led to this rise, when it is likely to decline and whether the government can do anything about it. Next, Kaunain Sheriff explains why the UP police is struggling to make charges stick against people who had been accused of rioting during the anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar and why the police’s investigation now raises serious doubts. And last, how the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology in Bengaluru will remain shut for two days over an incident related to an anti-Modi graffiti.

Further listening:

What two FIRs of CAA protest in UP show
Muzaffarnagar and UP government’s response to the CAA protests


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Food price rise, Muzaffarnagar update and an ‘anti-Modi’ graffiti rowOn Monday, the National Statistical Office released data that showed that the retail food inflation has risen to a six-year high of 14.12%. On the first segment, Indian Express's Rural Affairs Editor, Harish Damodaran talks about what has led to this rise, when it is likely to decline and whether the government can do anything about it. Next, Kaunain Sheriff explains why the UP police is struggling to make charges stick against people who had been accused of rioting during the anti-CAA protests in Muzaffarnagar and why the police's investigation now raises serious doubts. And last, how the Srishti Institute of Art Design and Technology in Bengaluru will remain shut for two days over an incident related to an anti-Modi graffiti. Further listening: - What two FIRs of CAA protest in UP show - Muzaffarnagar and UP government’s response to the CAA protests You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on http://www.indianexpress.com/audio.