Sunday, 18 March, 2018

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh delivering a speech at the 84th Plenary session of the Indian National Congress

Doubling farmers’ income is another Modi jumla, it would need 12% growth: Manmohan Singh

Former PM hits out at Modi govt’s policies, ex-finance minister Chidambaram presents Congress’s economic resolution for the future at plenary.
National flag

The national anthem is a poem. Stop trying to turn it into a cartographic document

A Congress MP has demanded that ‘Sindh’ must be removed from the national anthem and replaced with the northeast. The demand keeps popping up again and again.

Last Laughs: Kejriwal’s apology, Congress’ continuing troubles, and India’s unhappiness

The best Indian cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath with DGP OP Singh and AGP Anand Kumar during the launch of UP 100 vehicles

In Yogi’s ‘encounter Pradesh’ dead gangsters tell tales of torture and fishy bullet wounds

Since the BJP government took over in March last year, 39 alleged gangsters have been killed in encounters. None of them was on the ‘most wanted’ list.
Haneefa Begum, mother of encounter victim Aslam Ali

Encounters in UP: Man who went to ‘surrender’ killed, mother who heard cops ‘finish’ son

Four of the six encounters in Shamli district since July 2017 feature discrepancies, unexplained injuries, and allegations of torture and political vendetta.

TalkPoint: Does the internal revolt over Kejriwal apology to Majithia show that AAP is unraveling?

Experts weigh in on Kejriwal's apology to Bikram Singh Majithia for calling him drug lord and it's likely impact on the Aam Aadmi Party.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Does UP bypoll result show that 2019 will not be a cakewalk for the BJP?

The BJP has lost three closely watched bypolls, two in in UP - Gorakhpur, Phulpur, and one in Bihar - Araria. Experts weigh in on how it will impact 2019.


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