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People are anxious about Presidential election because two Dalits are fighting over an unreserved post, says Meira Kumar

Meira Kumar is fighting an uphill battle against NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind. But after filing her nomination for the presidential election on July...

In Punjab a “disgraced” pagri sparks surprising bonhomie between AAP and arch-foe SAD

The new-found love between AAP and the Akalis could disrupt the political strategies of all parties in the coming weeks. Chitleen K Sethi

Congress MP, NGO threaten to take govt to court if sanitary pads aren’t made tax-free under GST

Activists are up in arms over the government's plan to tax sanitary pads at the same level as cheese, cell phones and frozen meat products under the Goods and Services Tax. And there may be at least two legal petitions challenging this decision. KAVEESHA KOHLI

Pehlu Khan attack: Justice seems like a long shot for his family

Nearly three months on, 8 of 15 suspected cow vigilantes who attacked the Haryana dairy farmer are still to be arrested. But police say the probe is on track and justice will be done. RUHI TEWARI in Behror, Alwar, Nuh

Should the Election Commission get powers to prosecute those who question its credibility? Here’s what former Election Commissioners said

In a letter to the law ministry, the Election Commission of India sought powers of contempt to act against those who question its credibility by making baseless allegations. ThePrint's Kaveesha Kohli spoke to former election commissioners about whether it is necessary.

Animal welfare means cow welfare in the new Animal Welfare Board

The fallout between the government and the Animal Welfare Board of India over Jallikattu last year led to a revamp of the dissenting body. The government filled it with eight new independent members, seven of  whom have worked on cow welfare. SANYA DHINGRA 

Rahul Gandhi’s imminent promotion is more talk, less of a certainty

Contrary to reports, the Congress is still undecided over Rahul Gandhi replacing his mother as Congress president. The quandary, as in the past, seems to be about timing. RUHI TEWARI

Three years on, Modi Sarkar tinkers with UPA schemes in its pursuit of a rural makeover

While UPA resorted to big-bang rural policies, the approach of NDA-2 has been subtle and focused on completing programmes of its predecessor as the BJP tries to shed the image of being a party of the urban classes. RUHI TEWARI

Karti Chidambaram — lawyer, businessman, sports administrator, now in CBI’s crosshairs

The CBI FIR alleges INX Media used Karti to influence finance ministry officials when his father was finance minister to avoid punishment for receiving foreign investment without approval ARUN GEORGE

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TikTok | Representational photo | Kon Karampelas | Unsplash

The new risk in India Inc’s boardrooms is a five-letter word called China

China is the biggest disrupter of corporate-government relations. Boards functioning in B2B or B2C environment are confronting a new govt to business setting.
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These are the sweeping changes Amazon India is making for its first Prime Day since Covid

This time, thousands of Amazon employees will coordinate the sale from their homes, and packers, sorters and deliverymen will follow stringent hygiene protocols.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 | Representational image | ANI

India’s quest for armed drones gets a boost as US looks to ramp up arms sales

India is now looking at acquiring 6 armed drones from the US instead of the planned mix of 30 armed and non-armed drones. It is also in talks with Israel.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.