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Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

What makes Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami and deputy CM Panneerselvam eat out of Amit Shah’s hand

Sasikala will be out of jail before the Tamil Nadu election. The chief minister and his deputy must brace for a storm in the AIADMK.
The Reserve Bank of India | File photo: Bloomberg

Post-Covid India, desperate for capital, could see tycoon cronyism take over banking system

Crony capitalism has built up slowly in India, emerging as a Frankenstein’s monster. Telecommunications to transportation, the landscape is starting to resemble a Monopoly board.

Defence

A Chinese Wing Loong drone | Xinhua

China has become a major exporter of armed drones, Pakistan is among its 11 customers

Defence experts say Chinese arms supplies, especially in India’s neighbourhood, should be a cause for concern.
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What the amazing rise & sudden death of a ‘Holy Warrior’ tell us about Islam & politics in Pakistan

Khadim Hussain Rizvi was the face of Pakistan’s radical Islamist politics. His sudden death, however, will not end the mass appeal of religious fundamentalism.