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Modi-Shah’s BJP needs a new ‘enemy’ for Bihar election. Pakistan and Sushant won’t work

Pakistan is a Muslim state, an 'unprovoked' aggressor and an evergreen enemy — a seductive mix for the BJP. China does not quite fit the bill.

Taking BJP on Hathras easy for Rahul, Mayawati, Akhilesh. But on Babri case, they won’t talk

Babri and Hathras are not either/or battles. If one is about giving voice to women and Dalits, the other is about Muslims. Both need to be fought.

Modi, Shah think they don’t need allies like Sukhbir Badal. But they do

If Amit Shah is indeed the mastermind Chanakya of Indian politics, he would know that the invincible rise is not sustainable forever.

BJP’s West Bengal plan must not be ‘vote for Modi’ and get a Yogi or Biplab in return

West Bengal voters should be told who will replace Mamata Banerjee if the BJP pulls off the big win, and that Narendra Modi won't be the campaign's driving force.

Akhilesh Yadav’s politics has fallen silent. ‘UP ka ladka’ must hit the headlines

Akhilesh Yadav has vanished. Even the more erratic and prone-to-disappearing Rahul Gandhi is sustaining an aggressive campaign against Modi.

Not more of Nirmala Sitharaman, Modi’s economy needs lateral entry. Like Jaishankar

Narendra Modi and Amit Shah know their politics well. But they do not know how to handle the economy, something that is key to their politics.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.

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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