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In images, laughter & games at Harsimrat Kaur Badal’s lunch for parliamentarians

Union cabinet minister of Food Processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal threw a lunch at her residence in New Delhi for fellow parliamentarians on the first day of the budget session.

In images | On Republic Day, PM Modi shares a ‘chai pe charcha’ moment with Manmohan Singh

Top ministers of the Modi government besides former leaders and the other dignitaries were hosted by President Ramnath Kovind on Republic Day.

The 5 new entries to watch out for in this year’s Republic Day parade

From an all-women contingent to new additions in the weapons display, ThePrint lists five firsts to see this Republic Day.

In images, Priyanka Gandhi’s emergence from Congress legacy to leadership

With Congress announcing her appointment as a party official, Priyanka Gandhi finally emerges from the shadows of her mother and brother.

In photos: Opposition leaders at Brigade rally in Mamata Banerjee’s Kolkata

The Kolkata rally saw prominent anti-BJP parties attacking the Narendra Modi government.

In images, contingents of Indian army practice for Republic Day

Here are a few moments captured from the Republic Day rehearsal.

In Photos | PM Modi to Amit Shah to LK Advani — When BJP’s top guns were all in the same room

The BJP's national convention, which will see the party set its course for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was attended by all of top leaders.

In Photos | MPs in Parliament for the extended winter session of Rajya Sabha

Rajya Sabha MPs were in attendance in Parliament Wednesday morning after the government extended the winter session by a day.

In Photos | Norwegian PM Erna Solberg receives a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan

Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg's second day in India started with a ceremonial reception followed by meetings with PM Modi and external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.