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Don’t ignore us for top posts: IRS body tells Modi, and a visual timeline of the Emergency

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A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.

We are domain experts too: IRS body tells PM

Sanya Dhingra reports that upset about being ignored for top posts, IRS officers have written to the prime minister, saying there is “merit and competence” in other central services, and not just in the IAS.

Sardar Patel actually designed Article 370

The BJP wants to revoke Article 370. Ironic, Srinath Raghavan tells us, since it was Patel — the man the BJP has been attempting to co-opt — who was its architect.

Nitish wants to get back together with Lalu

In a strange twist of events, crucial ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Nitish Kumar-led JD(U) wants to get back with Lalu Prasad’s RJD. Maneesh Chhibber reports that a year after the bitter break-up, Nitish’s emissaries have reached out to Lalu Prasad, the Congress and Sharad Yadav.

A graphic timeline of the Emergency

The Emergency and its sequence of events explained creatively through a series of illustrations by Soham Sen and Vandana Menon. Don’t miss this one!

Hapur lynching victim was attacked with screwdrivers and sickles

Ananya Bhardwaj travels to the ground to investigate the Hapur lynching; finds the victim Qasim was attacked with screwdrivers and sickles and died of blood loss.

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