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After Congress-NCP truce, Maharashtra could see stronger opposition in budget session

The estranged allies have decided to work out their differences in a bid to combat the BJP, and the first test will be on the floor of the state legislature.

EC steps up vigilance over MP bypolls after complaint against ‘biased’ authorities

Commission to depute 10 special observers and double paramilitary presence for Saturday’s by-elections, following allegations of the state machinery’s ‘bias’.

President Kovind tells govt to pull up its socks on appointment of V-Cs & institute heads

Rashtrapati Bhavan advises HRD ministry to start selection process well in advance, and include candidates who may not have applied for particular posts.

From 1998 to 2018: How Congress is going downhill in Nagaland

NSCN’s poll boycott call ‘helped’ Congress sweep 53 seats in 1998; the grand old party is fielding only 18 candidates this time.

‘Embarrassed’ Prakash Raj calls Cong MLA’s son Nalapad a ‘demon’ for assaulting youth

A viral video shows Raj praising Nalapad a month before the incident, but now, the actor has said he regrets being part of the event.

Modi to Trudeau: Those challenging the unity & integrity of India will not be tolerated

With his Canadian counterpart beside him, PM says ‘there should be no place for those who misuse religion for political objectives and create divisions’.

BJP govt’s Valentine’s Day gift was reduced stent prices for your heart

Union Minister Ananth Kumar confirms the announcement was deliberately made on 14 February, comments on Sangh outfits’ protests against V-day.

5 major challenges that Kamal Haasan faces after his political plunge

The biggest challenge Kamal Haasan faces is how to convert his huge fan base into the cadre of a cohesive political unit, say political analysts.

Sharad Pawar criticises Modi for personal attack on Gandhi family, praises Rahul

Congress is the only alternative to BJP, Pawar says during a first-of-its kind public interview with MNS chief Raj Thackeray.

Trudeau reassures Amarinder on Khalistani separatists, Canada & Punjab bury the hatchet

The two leaders had a 40-minute long meeting in Amritsar, where they agreed to cooperate and crack down on violent Khalistani separatists.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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