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Economy to Citizenship Bill – Accusations pile on PM Modi, but he could not care less

As 2019 draws to a close, Modi remains difficult to dislodge. And the Citizenship Bill won’t diminish his image in south Asia either.

Modi hoped Rajapaksa trip will shift focus from Maharashtra loss. But Pragya Thakur happened

It is more than likely that PM Modi is furious with Pragya Thakur’s repeated reference to Gandhi’s assassin Godse. So why doesn’t he say so publicly?

Why Modi has to douse many fires this week and skip photo ops with Hasina & Mamata

PM Modi won’t certainly be happy with the manner in which the map of India is fast changing colour.

History is offering two closures: Kartarpur & Ayodhya. And Modi has a starring role in both

Despite misgivings on Pakistan, Modi realises his support of the Sikhs in this deeply emotional moment will earn goodwill and votes.

Modi makes civil servants pledge ‘One Problem, Total Solution’. But his big test awaits

Modi believes he is completing Sardar Patel’s agenda on Jammu & Kashmir and putting India back on the right path to democracy by scrapping Article 370.

Modi’s glitter intact after Haryana & Maharashtra wins, but there’s news for Amit Shah

In the other tent, the Congress high command remained silent, no pat on the back for its workers in Maharashtra & Haryana.

Modi and Xi are unequal leaders who won’t tango in Mamallapuram but size each other up

There is virtually no comparison between the economic strength of India and China. And yet, Modi is employing all his resources to stand eyeball-to-eyeball with Xi.

Amit Shah vilifying Bangladeshis while PM Modi rolls out the red carpet for Sheikh Hasina

Modi knows and Hasina knows there’s no question of throwing even one Bangladeshi out of India – in any case, Hasina believes there are none.

In the US, Modi out-Trumped Trump & forced RSS to swallow its protectionist agenda

RSS is aware that only lack of money in people’s pockets can hurt Modi government – not Rahul Gandhi or Sharad Pawar or Mamata Banerjee.

As Narendra Modi meets Donald Trump, big test is to keep the quiet in Kashmir

On the eve of his US visit, Modi has pressed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to cut corporate tax, a move that has already generated a positive buzz.

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File photo of Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar | Reuters

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.
Beneficiaries of the PM-GKAY PDS centre in Odisha | Representational image | ANI

Free grains, fuel tax deferred – Gujarat, HP on its mind, Modi govt puts politics over economy

RBI's rate hike also among decisions announced last week that might pay political dividends in state polls, but could come with commensurate economic costs, say economists.

Defence

Air Chief Marshal Vivek Ram Chaudhari, addresses a press conference upon the upcoming Air Force day parade at Akash Officers Mess in New Delhi on Tuesday. ThePrint photo by Suraj Singh Bisht

Mirages, MiG 29s, Jaguars to be phased out by 2035, IAF seeks more aircraft

IAF chief Air Chief Marshal V.R. Chaudhari said Tuesday that even though the force was looking at quality and technology of fighters, numbers still mattered.

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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