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BJP has found its Bengali Hindutva icon ahead of 2021 assembly polls — Syama Prasad Mookerjee

Modi govt renamed 150-yr-old Kolkata Port as Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port in January. Bengal BJP has launched programmes to celebrate him as Bengali leader of eminence.

Why an ad for a coveted bank job has left Ladakh anxious 11 months after Article 370 move

Ladakh residents, particularly the youth, are increasingly worried about their shot at a govt job or admissions to educational institutes under new status quo.

The ‘thick skinned’ civil engineer behind ‘Dharavi model’ and Mumbai’s footpath challenge

The ‘Dharavi model’ has made international headlines, and perhaps, just as talked about as the model is the face behind it — assistant municipal commissioner Kiran Dighavkar. 

‘We are sitting ducks’ — elected village leaders in J&K fear for life but govt can do little

After local BJP leader's murder in Bandipora, J&K administration has come under increased pressure to provide security to elected representatives, who say promises not being kept.

How coronavirus is exposing the ‘autocratic’ leadership of ‘missing’ CM KCR

Since the formation of Telangana, Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao or KCR has governed with an authoritarian streak and the pandemic has changed little.

Param Bir Singh — ‘encounter specialist’ IPS officer & Mumbai top cop caught in Sena-NCP tiff

Seemingly stuck in the Sena-NCP tug of war in Maharashtra, Param Bir Singh is a celebrated IPS officer but one who has also courted multiple controversies.

Is Kashmir militancy beginning to ebb? Last decade trend shows it could be another false dawn

Official data shows 118 militants have been killed, and recruitment has dipped 48% so far this year. But a 2010 lull like this had ended with a new phase of militancy.

High productivity, less gossip, but no work-life balance — WFH tales of Bengaluru techies

Covid lockdown has transformed how IT sector works, with firms making quick transition to work from home to sustain operations. But the experiment has got mixed reviews.

Ajoy Mehta — Maharashtra IAS officer Congress can’t stand & Uddhav can’t do without

Ajoy Mehta got two extensions as chief secretary before term ended Tuesday. Now principal adviser to CM, he is known to be a tough taskmaster who's popular with his politician bosses.

Trinamool’s cut-money was CPM’s subscription — Bengal’s long history of political ‘extortion’

While the cut-money allegations have put Mamata govt on the backfoot, political experts say extortion has been an intricate part of Bengal’s politics for the past four decades.

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Illustration by Prajna Ghosh | ThePrint

Alia Bhatt in Raazi to Deepika Padukone in Pathaan — female...

From Mala Sinha in Ankhen to Deepika playing a cosmopolitan spy in Pathaan, Bollywood has come a long way. There's more to the 'guns, gadgets, women' formula.
By January 31 this year, wheat prices averaged about Rs 38 per kilogram | Representative picture | Photo: PTI

With tightening wheat supplies globally, prices of atta soar Rs 7...

Experts believe prices are likely to go down as harvest season approaches & assert that government must release strategic reserve in open market to enhance supply. 

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.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Market has won & now it’s for Adani to decide whether...

If the political establishment responds to a situation like this as if it’s something that must only play out between a corporate & the market, it's coming of age of Indian capitalism.