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With CAA, Kashmir, NRC, Amit Shah has come out of PM Modi’s shadow

Piloting triple talaq law, removing J&K special status and bulldozing through CAA in first few months as home minister, Amit Shah stamps his own mark on Modi government.

If BJP leaders could speak like Rahul Bajaj, this is what they would tell Modi & Amit Shah

Now that Amit Shah has clarified no one needs to fear, some BJP leaders may gather enough courage one day to break what they call “monologues” at BJP meetings.

Whether it’s CM Fadnavis or CM Thackeray, the only winner in Maharashtra is Rahul Gandhi

The outcome of the perceived or genuine rift in Pawar family doesn't matter. Rahul Gandhi can now claim the moral high ground.

Jalebi or not, why MPs, including Gautam Gambhir, don’t have it easy

People had voted to elect Modi, and MPs were just a medium.

Can Ayodhya Ram Mandir work for BJP in states when PM Modi didn’t?

When Modi factor is absent in states, Amit Shah's election machinery also fails. 'Masterstrokes' like installing CMs from non-dominant groups come to a naught.

Why Jharkhand elections can determine the course of Indian politics

Drawing-room strategists in the opposition camp already believe BJP should be out of the game in Jharkhand even before the poll campaign begins.

Why UP bypolls, not Maharashtra & Haryana verdict, threw up a bigger surprise for Mayawati

Akhilesh Yadav finally has reason to smile and not just because the Samajwadi Party won seats in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.

BJP set for victories in Maharashtra & Haryana but something has changed for Modi voters

PM Modi seldom talks about his ‘achhe din’ promise, but people still remember it. These voices from the ground are likely to be drowned in victory celebrations soon.

Three reasons why Sonia Gandhi should make one last ‘supreme sacrifice’ for Congress’ sake

Congress seniors continue to hold Sonia Gandhi in respect but are uneasy about her being an interim president to keep the seat warm.

Communist Party of China has a solution for India’s opposition that Modi-Shah won’t mind

Indian polity is witnessing a melting away of opposition parties with some putting up a fight on Twitter. But China’s CPC may have a permanent solution.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.