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Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Assocham event in New Delhi on 20 December | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Modi used to be toast of the world, now his ministers are damaging Brand India by lashing out

From The New York Times to The Economist, the world is beginning to paint India with the same brush on CAA and Kashmir just eight months into Modi’s second term.
PM Modi and Donald Trump at the G7 summit | @narendramodi | Twitter

From Modi to Imran Khan, Trump’s visit to Delhi holds a victory for all sides

New Delhi is chuffed over the positive reports from envoys who visited J&K. What the government needs now is a Modi-Trump hug to take care of anti-CAA protest images.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Kashmir and CAA protests forcing foreign leaders to take a second look at PM Modi’s India

Bangladesh ministers have made their displeasure clear. The US and France have raised concerns on Kashmir clampdown and Japan’s Shinzo Abe cancelled a trip.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the BJP workers during a party meeting at the airport in Ahmedabad on 2 October, 2019 | PTI

Why Pompeo called Pakistan Army chief Bajwa and not Jaishankar after Soleimani killing

Rahul Gandhi's disappearing acts are giving Modi govt a free pass on foreign policy – unlike how Sonia Gandhi brought Parliament to its knees in 2003.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Modi can’t bury 2019’s challenges but can manage if Indian economy turns around in 2020

PM Modi will need to return to the neighbourhood in 2020 and fix New Delhi's relations with India’s smaller neighbours.
S. Jaishankar in New York

Why Modi and Jaishankar are safe from global censure on NRC & CAA, for now

Jaishankar cancelling a meeting with Democrat Pramila Jayapal in the US is just another show of Modi government’s belligerence, at home and abroad.
PM Modi and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe

Why is Japan bailing out Modi govt even as global concerns rise on Kashmir

China has ignored international concerns on human rights violations while opening up its large market to the world. Modi is taking a leaf out of Beijing's book.
A fire rages in the Taj Mahal Palace and Tower hotel during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg News

US slams CPEC but Pakistan knows it can spurn India’s need for 26/11 closure with China help

Masterminds like Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi have been in and out of Rawalpindi’s jail in the last 11 years, with Lakhvi even fathering a child.
Gotabaya Rajapaksa | Photo: Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

In Sri Lanka, Modi’s India must deal with reality as exists on ground, not as it wants it be

Newly-elected Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa will wait and watch if India and US are coming closer together to take on the Chinese.

In Brazil for BRICS summit, Modi’s mind will be on Maharashtra and eyes on Sri Lanka

Few other places have had such a grip on India’s imagination like Sri Lanka, and not just because of the Ramayana connection.

On Camera

Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
Mukesh Ambani at ThePrint Off the Cuff

Mukesh Ambani is now world’s fourth richest man, overtakes Europe’s wealthiest

Reliance's shares have more than doubled from a low in March as its digital unit got billions in investments from companies including Facebook Inc. and Google.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Artillery guns, assault rifles, AFVs — Here’s a list of 101 items MoD won’t import in future

Contracts worth almost Rs 4 lakh crore will be placed with the domestic industry within the next six to seven years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.