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After ‘lavish’ mid-air birthday, Tejashwi plays caste card to fight backlash

Tejashwi celebrated his birthday on 9 November aboard a chartered aircraft and shared the photographs on his Twitter feed.
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray addresses a press conference along with Aaditya Thackeray in Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray says Sena, Congress, NCP will work out a formula to form Maharashtra govt

Referring to the President's rule imposed in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said the Governor has now given them 6 months to decide on the govt formation.
Sharad Pawar along with Ahmed Patel during a joint press conference in Mumbai | PTI

Congress, NCP hint at alliance with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, will drive a hard bargain

Congress and NCP say they will first discuss a common minimum programme between themselves, before taking it up with the Shiv Sena.
The BMC building in Mumbai

Collapse of Shiv Sena’s alliance with BJP threatens its control over cash-rich BMC

Shiv Sena has 94 corporators in the 227-member BMC to the BJP’s 82, and if it doesn’t get support from Congress & NCP, it could fall short of numbers.
Examples of the memes being circulated on the Maharashtra crisis | ThePrint

#TumSENAhoPayega — Maharashtra crisis plays out on social media with memes & jokes

Before President's Rule was imposed Tuesday, govt formation in Maharashtra turned out to be a potboiler with new twists & turns each hour in the past week.
Rebel Karnataka MLAs at the Shirdi Saibaba

A jittery BJP waits as SC is set to rule on rebel Karnataka MLAs Wednesday

SC verdict will give rebel MLAs a clear picture on whether they can contest the 5 December bypolls or wait until 2023.
West Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh

BJP plans memorial for Kolkata’s kar sevak brothers killed in run-up to Babri demolition

In 1990, Ram and Sharad Kothari led 69 kar sevaks to Ayodhya, where they were killed in police firing on 2 November.
Uddhav Thackeray press conference

Shiv Sena moves Supreme Court against Maharashtra Governor as govt formation talks continue

Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had rejected the Shiv Sena's request for three days to prove its claim to form government.
VHP. Representational image | Facebook

After Ram Mandir, next on VHP agenda — reconstruction of J&K temples, cow protection

VHP’s biggest campaign, to construct the Ram temple in Ayodhya, is nearing completion. Hindutva organisation to now focus on staying relevant.
Uddhav Thackeray, Sharad Pawar and Sonia Gandhi

Cabinet clears President’s Rule in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena moves SC against Governor

The Governor's move to recommend President's Rule is believed to have come after NCP wrote to him asking for more time to secure its numbers.

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AI and tech

Era of ‘borderless’ innovation is over. US, India, China using national security to box tech

Security is now bleeding the economies of US and China, with flow of capital, people and technology being disrupted.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will joining Shiv Sena-NCP alliance help revive Congress or damage it further nationally?

The political deadlock in Maharashtra continues even as Shiv Sena leader Uddhav Thackeray met senior leaders of Maharashtra Congress.

Defence

Special Forces of the Army | Commons

Army wants officers to deactivate Facebook accounts, stay away from WhatsApp

The Indian Army advisory says WhatsApp is a vulnerable platform and Facebook has turned out to be a crucial source of collecting intelligence.

Imran Khan’s fantasy to revive Khalistan isn’t happening because Sikhs aren’t gullible

India isn’t made of porcelain. Kartarpur Sahib is open. It’s our moment of collective joy. Switch off that TV neurosis on the ‘return of Khalistan’.