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A file photo of Sadhvi Ritambhara. | Photo: Twitter/@DidiRitambhara

‘Ram Mandir event Diwali for all Hindus’ — Ritambhara says movement leaders can’t be forgotten

Speaking to ThePrint, Sadhvi Ritambhara said she will attend the Ram Temple bhoomi pujan in Ayodhya on 5 August that will mark 'end of 500 years of struggle'.
File photo of Sushant Singh Rajput | Facebook

Sushant Singh Rajput death gets more political, BJP slams Uddhav govt over cop’s quarantine

Patna Superintendent of Police Vinay Tiwari, who arrived in Mumbai Sunday in connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s death probe, was told to be under home quarantine. 
File image of J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina (second from left) and national general secretary in-charge of J&K Ram Madhav (second from right) with new inductees | Photo: ANI

How BJP gained 2.5 lakh members in Kashmir in a year since Article 370 was scrapped

BJP says its membership in Kashmir has gone up to 7 lakh, and it has strengthened its structure and social media presence in the Valley.
Union Home Minister and former BJP president Amit Shah | Photo: ANI

August begins on a solemn note for India’s politicians — 6 test positive for Covid, one dies

Congress MP Karti Chidambaram tested positive Monday. Five politicians, including Amit Shah, were diagnosed with Covid Sunday, while UP minister Kamla Rani Varun died.
Families of victims of the Punjab hooch tragedy mourn in Tarn Taran district | Photo: ANI

Punjab hooch tragedy toll 104, Congress leaders join opposition chorus for stricter action

SAD accuses 5 MLAs of ‘involvement’, demands probe led by HC judge. AAP’s Kejriwal asks for a CBI inquiry, Amarinder tells him to mind his own business.

A Haryana connection amid Mumbai-Bihar tussle in Sushant Singh Rajput case

There is a growing feeling in the Bihar BJP that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s action are linked to a phone call he received from Haryana.

MP Congress chief Kamal Nath to host Hanuman Chalisa recital day before Ayodhya event

Nath has also asked Madhya Pradesh Congress leaders to recite the prayer at their homes, and said the event is spiritual and nothing should be read into it.
File photo of Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh, who died Saturday | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Amar Singh, controversial politician who hung out with the stars and helped save a govt

Amar Singh, who passed away Saturday, had made friends across party lines over his roughly three decades in politics.
Manmohan Singh addresses Bharat Bachao rally | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Congress leaders jump to Manmohan Singh’s defence after young colleagues question UPA II

Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari, Anand Sharma, Milind Deora tweeted about how the UPA govt led the country with a sense of purpose and a commitment to the common man.
File image of Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot

If high command forgives, I shall embrace them, says Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on rebels

Since the power tussle between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot resurfaced last month, the Congress veteran has used harsh words against his former deputy, even referring to him as 'useless'.

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India pioneered TV education, but smartphone classes during Covid let down its poor students

Trauma faced by students for being able to afford smartphones and laptops for online classes could have been avoided if the govt implemented the DTH scheme.
HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh | Photo: Flickr

Indian economy will be booming by next August, worst behind us — HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh

At ThePrint's Off the Cuff, HDFC chairman Deepak Parekh said govt should reduce stakes in state-owned banks to 51% and pursue aggressive asset monetisation & privatisation.

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Women Army Officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February (for representation only)

Army to call special selection board to screen women officers for permanent commission

Some women officers said the process is still ambiguous and more clarity is needed as many have been asked to undergo a junior command course next month.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.