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Bajrang Dal Valentine's Day

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.
Actor Kamal Haasan waves at his supporters on his arrival at the airport in Madurai

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.
Justin Trudeau meets Amarinder Singh

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.
Narendra Modi with Justin Trudeau

Trudeau’s mission: Make India buy Canadian peas again

India used to be a top importer of Canadian peas but after the imposition of a new duty last year, the trade value has halved to $500 million.

Cabinet checks result for PM Modi’s ‘Pariksha pe Charcha’, gives him top marks

The discussion was formally part of the cabinet agenda at its 20 February meeting. It was informed that over 7.9 crore viewers had tuned in to the programme.
File photo of Neiphiu Rio

Nagaland polls: In one of India’s poorest states, a vote is being ‘bought’ for Rs 50,000

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.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.