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Baba Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan

Clueless in Babaland

Gurmeet Ram Rahim is just the most colourful and blingy of north India's Godmen. He is also the first one the law has caught up with.

Understanding Deras and the violence after Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s conviction

Why are there so many deras in Punjab and how do they work? ThePrint's Editor-in-chief Shekhar Gupta explains.
LGBTQ

SC’s privacy judgement recognises the right to be different and make choices

The Supreme Court has given the right to privacy the widest meaning and protection.

Ram Rahim Singh’s devotees are rampaging. Why are politicians silent?

The godman, who influences local politics, has devotees who see nothing wrong with resorting to violence after his conviction in a rape case.

Talk Point: How does Nitish Kumar joining NDA affect the formation of a national opposition alliance?

Ahead of a grand Patna rally, does Nitish Kumar's absence mean there's already a very big crack in the opposition front that plans to take on the BJP in 2019?

China’s string of radars in Ladakh track every move of Indian Army

China now has a number of radars to watch movements in Indian territory. It is a reason for concern for India.

What critics of the Supreme Court’s triple talaq judgement missed

The article has been written in response to an article published on ThePrint titled 'SC judgement on triple talaq: What’s monumental about it and what’s not'

By linking right to privacy with dignity, SC protects it from constitutional amendments

Rooting privacy in dignity ensures that even constitutional amendments attempted to the right can be struck down

A ‘Congress-mukt’ Karnataka will be harder to achieve than Amit Shah thinks

To make Karnataka 'Congress-mukt', the BJP will have to address internal dissidence, build a new social coalition and a compelling development agenda.

J&K Police is being targeted by terrorists because it is succeeding

There has been a significant transformation of the J&K Police, from a passive observer to being the most outstanding anti-terrorist organisation in the country.

On Camera

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Twitter, not Microsoft, should buy TikTok

TikTok would be perfect product to extend Twitter’s reach toward younger audiences, broadening its viewer base & advertisers that want to reach them.
Indigo Airlines

IndiGo to raise Rs 4,000 crore to make up for coronavirus cash drain

The fundraising measures, along with its free-cash balance, should provide IndiGo with 10 months of liquidity.

Defence

File image of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh | Photo: ANI

Govt will take more steps towards indigenisation of defence infrastructure, says Rajnath Singh

Kick-starting the 'Atmanirbhar Week' in the defence sector, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the govt is looking to expand defence manufacturing capability in India.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.