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For Modi govt, health is not the focus, headlines are

Criticism, feedback and questions are a vital aspect of any thriving democracy, more so during an unprecedented crisis.

BJP has now fully embraced the Congress culture. Assam saga is the latest example

BJP took a week to choose between Himanta Sarma and Sarbananda Sonowal, summoning them to Delhi, and then just read out the decision to them. It's a Congress culture.

BJP or TMC, we don’t know who’ll win Bengal, but we know who the loser is

While the EC has not really made itself proud in recent years, its conduct in the current assembly polls has established what it lacks — both a spine and teeth.

Between out-of-depth Arvind Kejriwal and distracted Amit Shah, Delhi is missing Sheila Dikshit

Delhi's Covid management needs central intervention. But Modi and Amit Shah can't make it a priority because they are distracted by West Bengal.

Poll rallies to Kumbh Mela — Modi-Shah’s conscience must take a look at latest Covid surge

There is a reason Modi forgets his Mann ki Baat on Covid safety at rallies and Kumbh Mela — it’s poll over people.

Miliband to Burns — validation by foreigners gives Rahul Gandhi a kick but hurts his politics

Rahul Gandhi’s obsession with international platforms to draw some pats on his back, instead of connecting with voters, has constantly given Modi ammunition.

Assam’s wave of ethnic anxieties now just an undercurrent. That’s what Modi-Shah achieved

In Assam, the issue of ethnicity has receded into the background. People seem more at ease talking about what every voter does — roads, welfare and even religion.

For BJP, Uddhav Thackeray is the perfect example — how not to run a government

Sweeter than getting the numbers to form the government is the pleasure of seeing your ally-turned-rival make constant gaffes and seem unworthy of the throne.

Aishe Ghosh, Kanhaiya Kumar are doing what Left leaders should have done long ago

JNUSU president Aishe Ghosh’s decision to contest West Bengal election marks a welcome change in what has been at the root of Left's decline in India.

Rivals BJP and Congress share the same dilemma in Assam — the missing CM face

For both the Congress and BJP, the misery is unlikely to end soon. The issue will become even more difficult to handle once polls have been won.

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File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.

Defence

The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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