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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.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.