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India trashes Canada theory that govt invited Sikh militant Atwal to Trudeau dinner

A senior Canadian security official said that some Indian government elements tried to sabotage Trudeau’s visit to India by inviting Atwal to dinner.
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav with former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) leader Jitan Ram Manjhi (left) on Wednesday | PTI photo

Even a personal phone call from Amit Shah couldn’t keep Jitan Ram Manjhi in NDA fold

Former Bihar CM quits NDA and joins hands with RJD. He had been unhappy since his son wasn’t accommodated in the JD(U)-BJP ministry formed last year.
File photo of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on World Marathi Day

In Maharashtra, Congress-NCP target BJP govt for neglecting Marathi

Govt fails to provide Marathi translation of governor’s speech, drops a ‘significant’ stanza from the recital of a poem. Shiv Sena sides with opposition.
A file image of Karti Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti Chidambaram arrested by CBI

Karti Chidambaram has been arrested for money laundering, had received over Rs 300 crore when his father was union finance minister. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hands over a model of polugh to Karnataka BJP President and chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa during the party's 'Farmers Convention' at Davanagere

Age no bar: Why Yeddyurappa is BJP’s best bet in poll-bound Karnataka

Yeddyurappa has been tainted by allegations of corruption and doesn't have a flattering record. But the BJP remains dependent on the Lingayat leader to reclaim power in Karnataka. 
File photo of Malkiat Sidhu

Ex-Punjab minister refused to get bullet fired by Atwal removed from his body

Malkiat Singh Sidhu called it a ‘souvenir from Canada’ and it remained with him till he died in another militant attack in his hometown Moga.

‘Do they roam naked?’: Debunking myths about Nagas & India’s oldest separatist movement

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

Babul Supriyo wins a battle against Pakistani artists, but Bollywood isn’t losing the war

Minister and singer Babul Supriyo has demanded a ban on all Pakistani artists in Bollywood, but the threat might not be taken too seriously.
Narendra Modi

The Modi govt keeps mixing up IR (international relations) and PR (public relations)

Modi squandered an opportunity that the UPA never had, of improving relationships with Pakistan and China without surrendering national interest.
Jinnah House

Modi govt plans to revive contentious Jinnah House in Mumbai, make it a cultural centre

Pakistan has long wanted possession of its founder’s house, while BJP MLA M.P. Lodha wants it to be repurposed as a cultural centre, war memorial or museum.

On Camera

A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

Study shows Indian politicians are spending less and less time in legislative assemblies

Politicians in India are expected to help their voters in practical matters by negotiating with the local administrative bureaucracy, attending local social functions, and networking with influential people.
tiktok app

Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.