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We don’t need Prashant Kishor, says Karnataka Cong chief Parameshwara

Months before assembly elections in the state, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara says that the party apparatus is in great shape and does not need an election strategist like Prashant Kishor to pull off a successful campaign. Anubhuti Vishnoi in Bengaluru

PMO steps in to put the shine on new line to push unity in diversity

The government identified a new mission called ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ (EBSB), to foster national unity, and the Prime Minister’s Office has now stepped in to give it a fresh push as it was floundering under the Culture ministry. Anubhuti Vishnoi

From Rajendra Prasad to Ram Nath Kovind, a look back at every presidential election ever

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind may have finally won the presidential election pretty easily against opposition candidate Meira Kumar. But here's a look back...

How Hooda and Tanwar are fighting a running battle to head the Haryana Congress

It’s almost two years to go for assembly polls in Haryana but a battle for the leadership of the Congress in the state is already on. Chitleen K Sethi

No Mulayam, Shivpal again at the Samajwadi Party’s September convention

The convention will be followed by a major reshuffle in the ranks aimed at removing all those who worked against the party in the assembly elections. Kumar Anshuman

Exclusive: No need for Centre to impose Hindi in Karnataka – CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defends the controversial move to give the state a separate flag as well as the transfer of a “whistle-blower” DIG. He also rules out any political alliance ahead of state assembly elections due next year and accuses the Centre of trying to impose Hindi in Bengaluru Metro. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Naidu vacates his ministries, BJP leaders eye early reshuffle

Some BJP leaders said Modi had “rewarded” Smriti Irani with additional charge of I&B as she had performed well in Textiles. Pragya Kaushika

AAP high command seeks a ‘less independent’ Assembly leader for its Punjab MLAs

Punjab’s rudderless unit of AAP will meet on July 20 to choose a leader, as MLAs rally behind Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

Exclusive: Constitution does not prohibit state from having a flag — Siddaramaiah

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Karnataka chief minister says state flag will not affect sovereignty of India. Accuses BJP of seeing everything from a political angle. Anubhuti Vishnoi in Bengaluru

On Camera

Clockwise: Usha Devi, Rekha Chaggla, Nirmala Dasua, Darshana Devi, Nirmala Dasua, Ishwar Kaur Narwal | Source: Kalyani, Satnam Singh

Not just Mayawati, these are the unsung women who led Kanshiram’s Bahujan struggle

Bahujan movement founder Kanshiram paid special attention to mentoring women leaders. But that rich history has now shrunk into the image of Mayawati.

Should Twitter, FB censor world leaders like Trump or remain platforms for freedom of speech?

Earlier, Twitter issued a fact-checking warning on Trump's controversial tweet threatening Minneapolis protesters.

Defence

File image of a meeting between officers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army in Nathu La, Sikkim (representational image) | Photo: ANI

Ladakh standoff continues, India ‘prepared for long haul if needed’

Talks between Indian and Chinese military commanders Saturday were held in a 'positive atmosphere', paving the way for higher diplomatic parleys.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.