Saturday, June 3, 2023


Atiq dead, Mukhtar convicted, but sons and ‘fugitive’ wives now in police crosshairs in Yogi’s UP

With a manhunt on for Atiq Ahmed’s wife Shaista Parveen and Mukhtar Ansari’s spouse Afshan, a look at some ‘mafia’ family members currently in the radar of the UP police.

‘Not a yes man’ — why Stalin ‘values’ Tamil Nadu finance minister PTR, target of BJP’s audio files

While BJP & AIADMK upped the ante against ‘PTR’s remarks’, the Tamil Nadu backed his minister and dismissed the issue as 'cheap politics'.

Amritsar’s Rambagh Palace — a tragic tale of lost glory and systemic apathy 

Chandigarh: In December 1838 — just a few months before his death — Maharaja Ranjit Singh, the founder of the Sikh Empire, escorted Lord...

Ajit ‘dada’ & Supriya ‘tai’— how Sharad Pawar’s resignation has put focus on power dynamics between Pawar cousins

A committee, comprising senior party leaders and key officebearers, nominated by Pawar met Friday morning for the first time and decided to reject the NCP supremo’s decision to step down.

From Dabhol to Barsu, why industrial politics dogs projects in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri

Proposed Barsu refinery is latest of many projects in industrially backward Ratnagiri district, part of Konkan region, to face protests with heavy political undercurrents.

74 years, 3 generations, 1 ideology: Inside DMK’s ‘first family’ at the heart of TN BJP’s ‘corruption exposé’

BJP’s purported exposé — ‘DMK Files’ — claims 13 members of DMK have assets totalling Rs 1.34 lakh crore. Five of these, it says, are members of ‘DMK first family’.

Haryana man behind #SelfieWithDaughter among Modi’s guests to mark 100th episode of Mann ki Baat

Former sarpanch of Bibipur village, Sunil Jaglan will be part of week-long celebration leading up to 100th episode airing on 30 April. Modi has mentioned him often in his radio address.

Loyalty, boundaries, revolt — what shapes the ‘Pawar brand of politics’ and where it’s headed

While MLAs quitting under central agencies' pressure may bring sympathy for Pawar, the question of his political heir — nephew Ajit or daughter Supriya — continues to plague NCP.

DMK’s rising star or crowned too soon? Inside MK Stalin’s son Udhayanidhi’s swift ascent as minister

DMK cadres are rallying behind Tamil Nadu actor-politician Udhayanidhi like they had with his grandfather Karunanidhi & father CM Stalin, but analysts say he has ‘a lot to prove’.

Guru Granth Sahib manuscripts & state records to phulkari designs — how a digital library is ‘preserving’ Punjab

Panjab Digital Library, started in 2003 by 2 people with 'pure passion for history', is archiving undivided Punjab and has also digitised over 22 lakh pages of Himachal govt archives.

On Camera


Wasim Akram | Wikimedia commons

Wasim Akram showed his class against the mighty West Indies. No...

Be it the 1986 match against the West Indies or his last test hundred in 2000, Wasim Akram's knocks have resulted in multiple victories for Pakistan.
A woman shops inside the Big Bazaar retail store in Mumbai | Reuters/Niharika Kulkarni

GST collection rises 12% to Rs 1.57 lakh crore in May

The government collected 1.41 trillion rupees as GST in May 2022 and a record 1.87 trillion rupees in April.


Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Manipur CM N. Biren Singh chairs a meeting with senior officials of the Manipur Police, CAPFs and the India Army to review the security situation in Manipur, in Imphal | ANI

Manipur unrest: Army defends itself against social media attacks, says its...

Statement follows social media posts giving out names of 21 officers belonging to one of two Manipur communities locked in violence — Kukis and Meiteis — and alleges favouritism.
Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Manipur saw ‘free’ India’s 1st flag hoisted. Now it’s BJP’s biggest...

There are 3 things you never do in a small northeastern state: undermine local leaders, divide and rule, push homogenisation.