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65th Filmfare Awards in Assam: Good to expand Bollywood beyond Mumbai or is it politics?

Filmfare Awards was held for the first time outside Mumbai Saturday. The Assam govt reportedly spent Rs 20-30 crore on it out of its tourism budget.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru-Sardar Patel ‘rivalry’ matter to India in 2020?

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.

SC on criminal candidates: Should it be questioning political parties on their selection?

The Supreme Court has ordered political parties to declare details of criminal cases pending against election candidates within 48 hours of their selection.

Congress outsourcing fight against BJP to state parties: Smart strategy or suicidal?

Congress’ national spokesperson Sharmistha Mukherjee rebuked P. Chidambaram on Twitter Wednesday for “gloating” over AAP’s victory.

What lessons should Narendra Modi, Amit Shah & Arvind Kejriwal draw from Delhi election?

AAP is headed for a sweeping victory in the Delhi assembly election after securing 62 out of the total 70 seats, while Modi-Shah's BJP trails behind at 8 seats.

SC on reservations: Does politics hamper objective review of India’s quota for Dalits, OBCs?

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked the Narendra Modi government saying that it is “in the DNA” of the BJP and RSS to end the reservation policy.

Karnataka anti-CAA school play: Should children not participate in political movements?

The questioning of 85 children of a Karnataka school by the police over a play that was allegedly staged against the Citizenship Act has drawn sharp criticism.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Former J&K CMs under PSA: Modi govt taking shortcuts instead of hard political engagement?

Former J&K CMs Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have been booked under Public Safety Act after six months of preventive detention following the dilution of Article 370.

Who’s better for India: Donald Trump or a Democrat leader?

US President Trump is scheduled to visit India for the first time since being elected this month. His visit comes against the backdrop of India-US trade tensions.

CDS Bipin Rawat on military retirement age at 58: Is greying army a good or dangerous idea?

CDS Bipin Rawat said Tuesday that the retiring age of armed forces personnel, those below the rank of officers, should be extended to 58, from the current 37-38.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the 'Howdy Modi' event, in Houston, Sunday

US holds all the cards in trade relationship with India, and Trump knows it well

The recently agreed Phase 1 US-China trade agreement reflects the reality that China has far greater clout negotiating with the US than most other countries.
Illustration by Arindam Mukherjee | ThePrint

Justice Muralidhar transfer: Lawyers out of line to protest against judicial appointments? 

The Supreme Court collegium’s decision to transfer Delhi High Court judge S. Muralidhar to the Punjab and Haryana High Court has met with strong opposition from the Delhi High Court Bar Association.

Defence

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane | Photo: ANI

Army ready with roadmap for women officers’ permanent commission: Gen. Naravane

Army chief Gen. M.M. Naravane says the process will be similar to that followed for male officers on short service commission.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.