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Inside story: How Brahmos missile got integrated with Sukhoi-30 fighter plane

India successfully test-fired Brahmos from Su 30 fighter aircraft; Russia asked for Rs 1,300 crore for missile integration, Indian companies did it in Rs 80 crore.

मस्जिद और मिलिट्री के बीच फिर फंसा पाकिस्तान

जनरल कमर बाजवा राजनीति में फौज के सीधे दखल के खिलाफ प्रतीत होते हैं लेकिन, खादिम रिजवी और उनके साथी दबे-छिपे कह रहे हैं कि हो सकता है जनरल सही तबके के न हों।

Mamata, Mayawati stand to lose most from holding state and national polls at same time

Some lucky state assemblies would get an extension by a few months while some unlucky ones will get their terms cut short.

The glitzy event in Hyderabad was just a glamorous selfie for Ivanka Trump and Narendra Modi

Ivanka Trump gave India something that had nothing to do with women and empowerment. She gave India what it still covets—effusive praise from the West.

The worrying rise of militarisation in India’s Central Armed Police Forces

Once one has a hammer, one tends to see a nail everywhere — the use of lethal force by organs of the state against its own citizens needs utmost vigilance.

A runaway judiciary is Modi govt’s biggest frustration

There's much room for reform in the government-judiciary relationship. But first, both need to speak the same language. 

‘Fashionista’ to ‘Trump ki beti’: The sexist media coverage of Ivanka Trump’s Hyderabad visit

Ivanka Trump may be here for an entrepreneurship summit, but on some television channels the focus was firmly on other matters.

How about calling Hadiya’s case ‘Kerala Hindutva case’ instead of ‘Kerala Love Jihad case’?

The media continues normalise a right-wing coinage and turn identities of marginalised people into click-bait commodities.

Hadiya case is all about our old neurosis over Muslim men, invaders, seducers

The case will affect the future of interfaith marriages that are legally challenged by families.

Hadiya case shows that instead of fighting terror, the NIA has become a marriage bureau

Instead of fighting terrorism, the NIA seems to have become part of a marriage bureau, which is very unfortunate.

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Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.