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Imran Khan paid no heed to PCB flaws, he was obsessed with foreign model of cricket

Imran Khan’s contribution to Pakistani cricket was supreme, but he will still be hailed as ‘half a hero’.

Quit Congress, join BSP, quit BSP, lead Congress—why some UP Congress leaders see merit in it

BJP workers aren’t worried about having to buy new 5G-enabled smartphones. If even 5-10 phones are ‘gifted’ to senior leaders, at least one would definitely fall into their hands.

Ishaq Dar, new Pakistan finance minister—a Nawaz Sharif’s mole in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet

Insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results, Albert Einstein said. But Paksitanis don't get it--Dar's been appointed FM for the fifth time.

How RSS pracharak BL Santhosh has emerged as BJP’s ‘rock star’ general secretary

As BJP's general secretary (organisation), BL Santhosh holds enormous powers. But none of his predecessors were as high-profile as him, not even Narendra Modi.

Mughal-e-Azam, Pakeezah to Gadar, Hindi cinema’s Muslim characters are never Pasmandas

Dalit cinema in India has put marginalised Hindus on the silver screen but the Muslim Pasmanda community remains untouched.

National media’s coverage of Congress exposes its own spectacular incompetence and arrogance

It is said journalism is the first draft of history. I shudder to think how distorted history can be if you see Delhi media’s reporting on Rahul Gandhi.

Why Russia’s nuclear threats to Ukraine are as empty as Pakistan’s to India

Russia is trying to do what Pakistan tried—engage in aggression and threaten nuclear escalation if the other side responded.

What do BJP, Congress and Left’s Lok Sabha election manifestos tell us about India since 1952

A Centre for Policy Research report offers a ringside view of how deeply and structurally the polity, economy and society have changed since India’s first Lok Sabha election in 1952.

Indian Armed Forces can’t turn a blind eye to religious politics anymore

The Military leadership in India must sensitise itself and rank and file on a continuous basis to keep such threats at bay.

SC ruling on hijab & Gyanvapi won’t just be limited to faith. It’ll be about our democracy

While petitions against Karnataka’s hijab ban are an opportunity to define student rights, those against Place of Worship Act can be a platform to ensure a robust law-making procedure in India.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.

Defence

File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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