Thursday, 22 February, 2018

Politics

File photo of Neiphiu Rio

Nagaland polls: In one of India’s poorest states, a vote is being ‘bought’ for...

Former CM Neiphiu Rio is among the top three richest candidates; voters in Mon district are allegedly being offered Rs 50,000 each.
File photo of Anand Grover | Pradeep Gaur/Mint via Getty Images

Unhappy with govt & CBI, special public prosecutor Anand Grover may quit 2G case

Grover is learnt to be uncomfortable about the manner in which the authorities have handled the case, and is likely to ask the SC to relieve him.
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh and Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Justin Trudeau’s India visit did the unlikely: Bring bitter rivals Modi and Congress together

Govt sources say after Amarinder briefed the Centre on Canadian politicians’ support for Khalistani separatists, it decided to fully support his stand.

Justin Trudeau in India looks like competition for Virat Kohli as Manyavar model

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau and his family's clothing in India has sparked more conversation than his politics.
Sharad Pawar, NCP Chief

In a first, blunt Raj Thackeray to interview the cautious Sharad Pawar at Pune...

The event is being held to mark Sharad Pawar’s 50 years in electoral politics, Raj could coerce him to open his political cards.
Ajit Jogi

BJP banking on one leader to win Chhattisgarh — it’s actually Ajit Jogi

The party is battling huge anti-incumbency after Raman Singh’s 15 years in power, but hopes Jogi and his new party can eat into Congress votes.

‘Do they roam naked?’: Facts & myths about the Nagas & India’s oldest separatist...

ThePrint brings you an explainer on the people and culture of a region, which is witness to India’s oldest separatist movement.
A Chinese Navy ship

India denies Chinese Navy is near Maldives, refutes reports that 11 warships deployed

Chinese portal claims ships sailed into the eastern Indian Ocean this month, India says nearest Chinese Navy force is on routine duty in the Gulf of Aden.
The INC office being constructed

Come November, bitter rivals Congress and BJP set to become next-door neighbours in Delhi

The Congress’s new headquarters is near the new BJP office on DDU Marg. It is set to be named ‘Indira Bhawan’ and inaugurated on her birth anniversary.
Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth’s 1997 diplomatic visit to India hit a raw nerve. Hopefully Trudeau’s won’t

The royal visit in 1997 seemed jinxed before the Queen even landed on Indian soil. The Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, currently on his eight-day long India visit, has been treading water since he arrived...
Donald Trump, Donald Trump Jr. and Ivanka Trump

The bling of billionaires like Trump Jr bedazzles Indians. They’re the gods of achhe din

Meanwhile in Washington DC, the Trump Hotel recently got an extreme makeover with the words “This Place is a Shithole” and poop emojis projected on its wall.
Illustration by Peali Dezine on bank privatisation

If Modi wants a real legacy, he must undo Indira Gandhi’s disastrous bank nationalisation

From Jimmy Nagarwala’s Rs 60 lakh from SBI to Nirav Modi’s Rs 11,000 crore-plus from PNB, India has a 47-year record of scams in govt banks. Why do all govts still love them?

Gujarat Elections 2017