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Mamata promoted cut money, now her party fleeces even onion & potato sellers: Babul Supriyo

In interview with ThePrint, Union Minister Babul Supriyo accuses Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of positioning herself as Bengal’s daughter for ‘cheap publicity’.

A Bengal BJP unit full of Trinamool discards makes it easier for us: Minister Firhad Hakim

In interview with ThePrint, Bengal minister Firhad Hakim speaks of Mamata Banerjee’s injury & addresses the issue of the BJP referring to him as the ‘mini Pakistan’ minister.   

Congress-Left-ISF in cahoots with BJP in Bengal, will get single-digit seats: Derek O’Brien 

In an interview with ThePrint, Trinamool MP Derek O'Brien accuses BJP of influencing agencies, defends Mamata’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee and predicts a ‘comfortable majority’ for his party.

ULFA’s Paresh Baruah ‘hopeful of positive result’ in Quippo abduction, says 60% Assam backs us

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, ULFA(I) chief Paresh Baruah says negative social media comments not the voice of everyone.

Those demanding Congress internal elections right now only helping BJP, Kumari Selja says

Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja also said suspension of internet in various districts to deter farmer mobilisation shows BJP-JJP govt has 'begun to panic'.

Rakesh Tikait is ‘ready to go to jail’, insists he doesn’t have any political ambitions

BKU leader Tikait, who revived protest at Ghazipur border with emotional appeal, insists now politicians who come to attend won’t even be handed microphones.

Indian vaccine makers excellent example for lower income countries, Gavi deputy CEO says

Anuradha Gupta, deputy CEO of Gavi, the global vaccine alliance, tells ThePrint India is crucial for the global Covid vaccine response.

New farm bills will allow Indian farmers to reach out to Walmart, Amazon, says US trade body

In interview with ThePrint, Mukesh Aghi, President & CEO of US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF), says the Quad can become an economic zone to counter RCEP.

Sting op a conspiracy, attempt to de-stabilise BJP govt, says Yediyurappa’s son Vijayendra

In exclusive interview, Vijayendra told ThePrint that his family was being blackmailed, insisted there was no truth to corruption charges & said he was being targeted as he is the CM’s son.

LJP not our ‘B’ team, BJP has nothing to gain from JD(U) losing, Bihar dy CM Sushil Modi says

In interview with ThePrint, Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi insists BJP has nothing to do with LJP contesting solo & says situation wouldn’t have arisen if Ram Vilas Paswan was alive. 

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Jaishankar to embark on his 1st visit to New Zealand from Oct 5

G20 has 5 daunting challenges and India’s presidency can turn this crisis into opportunity

India should highlight its leadership in low-cost vaccine tech, effective health immunisation delivery, generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, and solar energy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 5G services at 6th Indian Mobile Congress 1 October 2022 | Representational image | The Print

Data vs atta, petrol, LPG: How dirt-cheap mobile internet contrasts with surging food, fuel prices

Analysis of govt data shows that while price of mobile data is one-twentieth of what it was 6 yrs ago, LPG price is up 73%, atta prices up by over 28%.

Defence

Rescue operation underway after an army aviation Cheetah helicopter flying in the forward area near Tawang crashed during a routine sortie Wednesday | ANI

Multiple military & civilian chopper crashes in past years highlight a disturbing trend for India

An Indian Army Aviation Cheetah helicopter crashed Wednesday. Several such crashes over past few yrs have jolted the military. Non-military sphere, too, has encountered many crashes.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.
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