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Intelligent people are also more helpful

Insightful self-interest guides us to become effectively good citizens.
Rahul Gandhi sports a quilted jacket | PTI

Rahul Gandhi says he’ll take hard decisions for Congress’s benefit. But can he beat his past?

At the Congress plenary session in the capital, party president indicates he won’t be afraid to hurt senior leaders; puts the focus on the youth.
Chandrababu Naidu

Chandrababu Naidu: The shrewd politician who didn’t even hesitate to oust his father-in-law

Through his career, Naidu has switched sides to whoever has been most useful to him, leading to his opponents dubbing him an ‘opportunist’.

How south Kashmir has turned into a hotbed of homegrown militants

Out of nearly 220 militants active across the Valley, 75-80 are from south Kashmir, says Swayam Prakash Pani, IGP of Kashmir range.
Dhinakaran

Fresh ripples in Tamil Nadu politics as Dhinakaran floats own party in Tamil Nadu

The launch of Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam comes weeks after actors Kamal Haasan and Rajinikanth took the political plunge and amid the continued political churn in Tamil Nadu.
Narendra Modi in Varanasi

UP bypolls: It is not just a vote against Yogi but also against Modi

These by-elections may effectively set the tone for 2019, more than the recent BJP successes in the three states in the northeast.
Amit Shah with Modi

Modi-Shah might have lost today, but the BJP is not going to mourn for long

Complacency and hubris are a lethal mix at the hustings, and with Wednesday’s verdict, BJP has learnt that the hard way.
A file photo of Captain Amarinder Singh holding a meeting | Twitter

Amarinder Singh’s first year in power: The good, the bad, the ugly

The good news is his strong stance on Khalistani elements & illegal sand mining; the bad news is pre-poll promises of phones & jobs are unfulfilled.
File photo of Haseeb Drabu | Flickr

Haseeb Drabu: Mufti Sayeed’s close confidant who didn’t have Mehbooba’s trust

Drabu was the architect of the PDP-BJP alliance in J&K. He was sacked from the cabinet for his comment that Kashmir is a social, not political issue.
Blood test

A new blood test can help catch 8 different cancers early

CancerSEEK can indicate the presence of ovarian, liver, stomach, pancreatic, oesophageal, bowel, lung or breast cancers.

On Camera

Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?