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Dinesh Gundu Rao: The accidental politician holding together Karnataka’s shaky alliance

Dinesh Gundu Rao, the Karnataka Congress chief, was once an engineer looking to go abroad before his father’s death brought him to public life.

A colourful revolution is sweeping across Punjab schools without a single paisa from govt

Through the BaLA programme, teachers and students have transformed over 400 government school buildings in Punjab into vibrant learning spaces. Chandigarh: If you travel in Punjab,...

Four years on, Devendra Fadnavis is more upbeat than when he was made CM

Governance has been a mixed bag but with political winds blowing in BJP's favour, CM Devendra Fadnavis is gung-ho as he enters final year of his term.

Dileep, the Malayalam cinema titan felled by his hubris

Dileep, accused of getting an actress abducted and sexually assaulted, rose from a mimicry artiste to become one of the three big stars of Malayalam cinema.

Not just Amritsar, several Dussehra events in Punjab are held right next to rail tracks

Organisers of Dussehra events near train tracks tell ThePrint they take several precautions, besides being in touch with railway authorities for coordination.

Shivamogga turns battleground to test legacy of three Karnataka CMs

The sons of former CMs B.S. Yeddyurappa, J.H. Patel and S. Bangarappa are up against each other in the Shivamogga Lok Sabha bypoll on 3 November.

After political furore in Punjab, Modi govt suspends notification on Chandigarh cops

Punjab's ruling Congress and opposition Akali Dal have been protesting against centralisation of Chandigarh bureaucracy and dilution of state's role.

This IAS officer is trying to change the perception that Mumbai Metro 3 is a ‘demonic’ plan

Ashwini Bhide is head of the Mumbai Metro, and has had to work hard to build political consensus and prove that the project will not destroy the city’s lungs.

Kumaraswamy might be Karnataka CM, but big brother Revanna remains ‘Super CM’

A hardworking politician, it is said if Revanna recommends a file, Kumaraswamy signs it without question. He also serves as the Deve Gowda family’s astrologer.

Priya Dutt’s long march in politics shows signs of winding down

Former Congress MP Priya Dutt was removed as AICC secretary last month, some 13 years after her debut in active politics.

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman speaking at a conference post-Budget | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Where Budget 2023 excels—fiscal prudence to reviewing ‘Covid spending’

The sanctity of budgeting has been preserved amid a lot of expectations, given that this is a pre-election year budget.
Indian billionaire Gautam Adani speaks during an interview with Reuters at his office in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad 2 April 2014 | Reuters/Amit Dave/File Photo

Adani Group’s surprising move — cancels fully subscribed Rs 20,000 cr...

Trigger could be news that Credit Suisse won't accept Adani bonds as collateral for loans. Gautam Adani says not ‘morally correct’ to continue with FPO amid stock price volatility.

Defence

India is modernising its armed forces and trying to reduce defence imports | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Budget 2023: Defence gets 13% more than last yr. Pensions &...

Capital budget increased to Rs 1.62 lakh crore from 1.52 lakh crore. Navy, Army see substantial increase but allocation for procuring aircraft, aero engines goes down.

Return of the Muslim: From Modi ‘sermon’ to Pathaan to Bharat...

Most key Hindutva/RSS objectives have been achieved, and Modi & BJP now need social calm, at least till summer of 2024. A de-escalation of some sort is on.