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Mahinda Rajapaksa | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg News

Sri Lanka PM Mahinda Rajapaksa to resign and end political crisis, says his son

Rajapaksa was appointed as the prime minister on October 26 by President Maithripala Sirisena in a controversial move.
Mir Suhail | News18

PM Modi’s hollow 56-inch chest, and Yogi Adityanath calls BJP’s loss ‘just an accident’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel | Olivier Douliery/Bloomberg

Former RBI Governor Urjit Patel paid a heavy price for his unseemly power grab

RBI has now acquired far more monetary policy independence than it had during the UPA years.
Memorial for assassinated journalist Shujaat Bukhari | ThePrint.in/Rahiba R. Parveen

Top LeT operative, who killed Kashmir journalist Bukhari, gunned down in encounter

Naveed Jatt killed in an encounter at central Kashmir's Budgam district. He had escaped from police custody earlier this year. New Delhi: Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant...
Nandita Das at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

Anything worth saying today is going to be provocative: Actor-director Nandita Das

Speaking about the inspiration behind her directorial ventures Firaaq and Manto, Das said she 'wanted to respond to what was happening around us'.
Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

Nobody should be arrested basis what they think, says Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo

Speaking at Democracy Wall, the Biju Janata Dal leader said he strongly opposed criminal defamation.
China

The world will be waiting as China and Japan meet on Friday

Japan could push China toward policies that support global norms of economic and diplomatic cooperation.
Bhagwant Mann at Democracy Wall | ThePrint

From rivals’ hug to social media trolling, Democracy Wall’s Jalandhar edition had it all

At Jalandhar's Lovely Professional University, alert students grilled actors, politicians and activists with sharp questions.
Vinod Dua

Left or Right must not matter in #MeToo: Nishtha Jain, who outed journalist Vinod Dua

Right-wing accounts were quick to use Jain’s allegation of sexual harassment against Dua, a famous Left-liberal voice critical of the Modi government.
Meenakshi Lekhi at Democracy Wall | ThePrint.in

Freedom of speech that Indians enjoy today never existed earlier: Meenakshi Lekhi

BJP spokesperson says those who criticise PM Modi tend to ignore his initiatives such as Swachh mission, steps taken for India’s growth, among others.

OnCamera

Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 

Defence

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.