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Arun Jaitley is returning to North Block, but Modi may’ve moved chess pieces in his absence

Industry is thrilled with Prime Minister’s comments in Lucknow, which called out the hypocrisy around wealth creation.

How Arun Jaitley persuaded Narendra Modi to soften his stand on homosexuality in India

Arun Jaitley has for some time been going against his party's grain and arguing that Section 377 should be scrapped.

How Narendra Modi is playing with history to co-opt Ambedkar again

S.P. Mookerjee and B.R. Ambedkar were colleagues in Jawaharlal Nehru’s first government, but never had a cordial relationship. 

As PMO releases surgical strikes videos, questions over timing remain

With the surgical strikes video now featuring the PM, attempts at politicising the army in the name of nationalism are being made.

Kashmir in governor’s hands, BJP set to focus on 2019 strategy with Modi to lead the way

In a month, the PM has gone from recalling Vajpayee’s ‘Kashmiriyat’ ideals to sanctioning the BJP pull out of the coalition government.

A ‘fit’ Modi has no time to speak on Shujaat Bukhari killing

The Prime Minister can reach out to ordinary people by offering condolences on Shujaat Bukhari’s murder.

A message for the PM from ‘mentor’ Mukherjee’s Nagpur speech

The PM can hardly ignore the lesson in pluralism and nationalism from a man he professes to admire so much.

Modi shores up support in southeast Asia but loses key political battle in India

If the BJP had given a few token seats to Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, both during the Lok Sabha and assembly elections, the slogan...

After Karnataka loss, Putin brings a smile to Modi’s face while Kohli leaves him sweating

It is in Modi’s interest to push a Modi vs The Rest narrative, and keep the opposition off-kilter so that it isn’t able to push its own regional strengths.

Congress can learn from PM Modi that politics is hardly a kitty party

Modi’s sheer determination to win Karnataka may have actually seeded the Congress with some of the fight he has so clearly displayed these last few years.

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File photo of AIIMS, New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Taiwan learnt to deal with China’s cyberattacks. India can take tips

Gone are the days when China’s cyber espionage campaigns were targeted at Tibetans in Dharamsala. We now live in a world where Chinese threats target India’s critical infrastructure.
Female labour force participation in India is among the lowest in the world, according to World Bank | ANI 

‘Remarkably resilient, better prepared’: World Bank revises India’s economic growth to...

Strong macroeconomic fundamentals have placed India in good stead compared to other emerging market economies, says World Bank. Lowers next year’s growth estimate from 7% to 6.6%.


Illustration by Soham Sen, ThePrint

How Arunachal is front & centre in Modi govt’s massive border...

Of total highway projects worth Rs 1.6 lakh cr announced for Northeast last month, Arunachal got the lion’s share. Meanwhile, BRO’s outlay also saw a significant jump this year.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP...

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.