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PM Narendra Modi leaving to receive Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Hyderabad House

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.
Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa (left) meets PM Narendra Modi (right)

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?
File photo | Narendra Modi, Sheikh Hasina and Mamata Banerjee at inauguration of Bangladesh Bhavan, at Santiniketan, May 25, 2018 | PIB

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.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
File photo | PM Narendra Modi at Kevadia on Sardar Patel's 144th birth anniversary | ANI

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.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after Haryana and Maharashtra poll results | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

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.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping at Hyderabad House in New Delhi | Photo: Graham Crouch | Bloomberg

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.
Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina at Palam Airport, Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

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.
Narendra Modi

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.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi | File photo | Kamal Kishore | PTI

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.

On Camera

Modi-Xi summit

How India lined up US, Russia on its side of LAC and China was forced to return friendless

China is disengaging from the LAC, and also taking back the message that India has far more friends in the world today. The last 24 hours have truly been PM Modi’s.
A deserted road during the 'triple lockdown' strategy in Thiruvananthapuram on 6 July | ANI Photo

Kerala’s $14-15 bn 2019 remittances could see $2 bn drop this year – World Bank expert

Fall in remittances can hurt Kerala’s finances seriously. World Bank is working with state govt on ‘diaspora bonds’, to mobilise savings of expats.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.