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Chandrababu Naidu

Founded by movie legend NTR, Telugu Desam Party has always punched above its weight

Within a year of its launch, the Telugu Desam Party unseated the Congress government from Andhra after 27 years in office.     
Police personnel guard the statue of rationalist leader E V Ramasamy, popularly known as 'Periyar', in Chennai | PTI

Periyar’s legacy serves as a reminder for Dravidian parties to be caste conscious

After he quit Congress, Periyar joined the Justice Party that was later named Dravidar Kazhagam; he was associated with the Self-Respect Movement.
CM Siddaramaiah unveiling the state flag | Twitter

Karnataka has unveiled its own flag: Is it legal and why does it want one?

Many see Siddaramaiah's unveiling of a state flag as a political decision ahead of the state elections.
A Delhi Police constable in New Delhi | PTI

Today is International Women’s Day, but many Indians celebrate it on 13 February

Many Indian groups celebrate Women's Day on the birth anniversary of this remarkable woman freedom fighter instead.
Punjab National Banks South Mumbai branch. | PTI / Shashank Parade

PNB’s long journey from being the first swadeshi bank to the Nirav Modi fraud

The image of Punjab National Bank, whose clientele once included Nehru, Shastri and Indira Gandhi, has taken a major hit with the Nirav Modi fraud.
Sridevi attends the "English Vinglish" premiere

Dubai Police closes case, says Sridevi accidentally drowned after losing consciousness

The Dubai Public Prosecutor's office closed the investigation into Sridevi's death, confirming the forensic report findings that she died of accidental drowning.

‘Do they roam naked?’: Debunking myths about Nagas & India’s oldest separatist movement

ThePrint brings you an explainer on the people and culture of a region, which is witness to India’s oldest separatist movement.
Gulbarga Fort

What you should know about Bahmani empire that the BJP doesn’t want celebrated

The Bahmani sultanate, despite what the BJP believes, influenced Karnataka greatly.
The Mahadayi or Mandovi river

The Mahadayi water war, and why it is again becoming an issue around election season

The dispute with Goa is over 40 years old, and involves Karnataka’s demand for 24 tmcft of water to be diverted from the Mahadayi for its drinking needs.
Immunization

Complete rollout of world’s largest healthcare scheme to take 1.5 years

First phase may be launched on 15 August;, 1.5 lakh health and wellness centres to be set up by 2022.

On Camera

Sri Lankan soldiers inspect the damage inside St. Sebastian's Church, Sri Lanka | Tharaka Basnayaka/Bloomberg

Sri Lanka attacks mark birth of terrorism 3.0

Terrorism 3.0 is defined by the Islamic State — a globally dispersed, highly lethal, financially capable, deeply innovative organisation.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.