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Hafta 314: Budget 2021, Rihanna and Greta Thunberg’s tweets, and journalists detained at Singhu

The podcast where we discuss the news of the week.

WrittenBy:NL Team

This week on NL Hafta, Newslaundry’s Manisha Pande, Raman Kirpal, Mehraj D Lone, and Jayashree Arunachalam are joined by Vivek Kaul, an author and journalist.

Starting off with the union budget, which was presented on February 1, Vivek says the government has “cleaned up the expenditure side of the budget”. He also explains what “health and wellbeing” refers to, and just how the government’s push for “atmanirbhar” will play out.

The panel discusses the government’s plans for public sector enterprises. Raman says the government “may have many announcements, but the implementation is yet to be seen. We have to see the budget with consequences.”

Moving on to journalists being detained and booked in the past week while covering the farmer protests, Mehraj explains why Kashmir is “way worse”. Manisha says it’s important to remember that “editorial mistakes cannot be penalised with sedition cases”. The discussion then shifts to tweets by Rihanna and Greta Thunberg on the farmer protests, and the outrage that followed.

This and a lot more. Tune in!

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