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Three reasons why Yogi Adityanath is sweating it out in UP urban local body polls

The urban local body polls in UP are all about Yogi Adityanath and his governance. His mafia-ko-mitti-mein-mila-denge take on gangster encounters is the central plank.

Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is no saint. But BJP has reasons to look away from wrestlers’ protest

Modi didn’t mention wrestlers in Sunday’s Mann ki Baat. But the message was unmistakable: his govt’s women empowerment record can't be blemished by partymen's alleged misdeeds.

BJP politics in Karnataka is letting Modi down. It’s becoming another Congress

Incumbent and former MLAs walking over to rival camps, leaders publicly criticising the high command were the Congress' hallmark. BJP is witnessing all these in Karnataka.

From Ahmedabad to Prayagraj—how baahubalis come in handy to Modi, Yogi in BJP’s expansion

Opposition politicians and the Left and liberal intelligentsia have raised concerns about the killing of Atiq Ahmed, but it's unlikely that Yogi will be losing sleep over it.

Why Sachin Pilot is fighting a losing battle against Ashok Gehlot

Congress high command doesn’t look inclined to go for a change of guard in Rajasthan barely eight months before elections. Sachin Pilot finds himself in a catch-22 situation.

Vijayendra, Poonam, Dushyant, Abhishek, Varun—why some BJP dynasts can’t impress Modi-Shah

Nothing explains why some dynasts make it big in Modi’s BJP and government while others are consistently overlooked. If only Anurag Thakur could give them a tip or two.

In Rahul Gandhi’s disqualification, Modi-Shah lay an electoral trap for Congress

Renuka Chowdhury’s threat of defamation suit is just the beginning. In coming weeks, expect many Congress leaders to remark against Modi to try to impress the Gandhis.

BJP is planning its roadmap for 2024, even 2029. The opposition is still stuck in 2018

What’s the opposition doing a year ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha election that didn’t in 2018? Essentially, nothing different.

Modi’s letter to Sania Mirza has a message for BJP MPs, MLAs, Khattar. Read between the lines

The silence of PM Modi and the BJP on the women wrestlers' protest in Delhi was deafening. He may have spoken out through his letter to Sania Mirza.

Modi-Shah’s leadership mettle to face the toughest test yet in coming Assembly elections

Vasundhara Raje and BS Yediyurappa must be BJP high command's biggest worry. Modi and Shah aren’t known to give in to regional satraps.

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan. (File Photo) ANI

Pakistani Generals have a history of censoring media. Imran Khan is...

The chokehold of the Pakistani military on ideas has created a republic of fear. For Indians, the crisis ought to remind just how fragile democratic freedoms are.
Representative image | Photo: PTI

Make it easier for nominees & heirs to access money left...

Panel set up in May 2022 has recommended ways in which RBI's regulated entities can improve customer service, including easing KYC norms & removing limits on UPI transactions.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets German Federal Minister of Defence Boris Pistorius at Manekshaw Centre in New Delhi | ANI

Submarine deal, defence manufacturing hub: Rajnath pitches ‘Make-in-India’ to German counterpart

With German Defence Minister Boris Pistorius in town, India has told the European nation it is welcome to set up factories here for manufacture of military equipment, it is learnt.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.