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Only 1 channel covered Nadda’s temple run on Himachal poll day. BJP chief can blame himself

BJP President J.P. Nadda committed a blunder in media management. He realised his mistake only after being informed by a functionary of the party’s media cell.

BJP star campaigner in Himachal, Yogi Adityanath is avoiding Gujarat poll rallies

M.K. Stalin gifting PM Modi the Ponniyin Selvan book might be his idea of suggesting that the Tamil region was independent of North India.

No unnecessary expense—when Mallikarjun Kharge wouldn’t let Congress keep Diwali lights on

‘Which caste dominates BJP’—this question in party headquarters goes unanswered but for JP Nadda’s smile when the names of three 'Thakur' CMs are recounted.

Some BJP MPs in UP are getting restless–more and more vocal against Modi and Yogi govts

The saga of immortal love between Laila-Majnu, Shirin-Farhad, and Romeo and Juliet, which is recited even today, is similar to the pairing of Nitish and BJP.

‘Modi hai to namumkin hai’—how BJP plans to win Gujarat with this new slogan

What this Bengal Congress leader told Rahul Gandhi on 2024 alliance.

BJP search for ‘ally’ in Valley before J&K polls—the elusive party must meet 3 conditions

BJP has a 'half PVN' in its fold — one of its secretaries can speak nine languages. Former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao could speak 17 languages.

Quit Congress, join BSP, quit BSP, lead Congress—why some UP Congress leaders see merit in it

BJP workers aren’t worried about having to buy new 5G-enabled smartphones. If even 5-10 phones are ‘gifted’ to senior leaders, at least one would definitely fall into their hands.

Mohan Bhagwat’s mosque trip left BJP clueless. Only Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi is smiling

BJP ministers have been told to keep handy a list of their ministries' work. Used to praising Modi, they are worried what they will say if the PM asks them about their work.

Memes, fake photos welcome cheetahs to India. Uttarakhand CM wasn’t welcomed by an elephant

According to a Punjab BJP leader, the only vacancy for new entrant Captain Amarinder Singh in the party organisation is in the Margdarshak Mandal.

Bharat Jodo or ‘thali todo’? Journalists denied food, Congress spokesperson in tears

In Kanyakumari, on the day Rahul Gandhi was about to start his Bharat Jodo Yatra, a Congress spokesperson invited media persons for dinner.

On Camera

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Rahul Gandhi in Srinagar, where the Bharat Jodo Yatra has culminated | Rahul Gandhi/Twitter

Bharat Jodo Yatra has worked more for Rahul Gandhi. Congress’ walk...

In such a buzz-creating yatra, not one new Congress leader was born. Pramod Mahajan, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Modi emerged from Advani's and Manohar Joshi’s yatras.
File photo of trade unions protesting the Modi government's labor codes in Bhubaneswar | ANI

Economic Survey says govt’s labour codes ‘in tune with market trends’....

Four labour codes, amalgamating 29 laws, were passed in 2019 & 2020. But central, state govts have yet to notify the laws that will cater to around 40 crore unorganised sector workers.

Defence

Representational image | Nuclear submarine INS Chakra | Indian Navy

Budget 2023: Defence eyes big boost for more firepower, submarines, drones

Private sector is also hoping for a high budgetary allocation for defence capital expenditure since it will translate into more acquisition programmes fructifying.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.