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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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How to survive a bear attack — lessons for Adani in...

Gautam Adani has a fight on his hands. Whether or not you think his group’s rebuttal of the appropriately named Hindenburg report on the...
File photo of Adani Group chairman Gautam Adani at India Ideas Summit in New Delhi | ANI

Hindenburg effect? Adani stocks plunge after controversial report’s release

While Adani Transmission’s stocks were worst hit, none of the group's seven listed companies escaped impact, with their stock prices falling between 10% & 27%.

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The Army band performs during Beating Retreat rehearsal at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi. 27 January, 2023 | Photo ANI

‘Ekla Chalo Re’ to ‘Saare Jahan se Achha’ — military bands...

At this year’s Beating Retreat ceremony, Indian tunes based on classical ragas will be performed by military bands. There will also be 3-D anamorphic projection and drone shows.

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.