Thursday, 19 October, 2017

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Actor Sanjay Dutt says he tried to find humour in the mundaneness of prison life

Indian jails are a university for nurturing criminals: Sanjay Dutt

Actor Sanjay Dutt says Indian prisons and judicial system desperately need reform; backs capital punishment for heinous crimes. Far from being places of reform, Indian prisons are turning into a “university” for grooming criminals, said...
Shivshankar Menon

Don’t worry about Doklam. India-China ties have seen far worse: Shivshankar Menon

Doklam is not as big a crisis as it has been made out to be, said former National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon ThePrint Reporter

India attacked 14 km inside PoK under Vajpayee: Shourie

Former union minister says 10-15 Pakistanis were killed in the raid on post Musharraf had visited 10 days earlier ThePrint Reporter 

Window for India-Pak engagement getting narrower – High Commissioner Basit

At ‘Off The Cuff’, Abdul Basit says Pakistan's stand is that talks need to be separated from terror, reiterates that Hizbul Mujahideen is “freedom fighting organization” ThePrint REPORTER

Our payments bank is more secure than PSU banks — Paytm chief Vijay Shekhar...

India's youngest billionaire spoke in Mumbai about taking on the big banks, Aadhaar, privacy and the NPA debate.

Air India is next on disinvestment list — Niti Aayog’s Amitabh Kant

From Make in India to real estate reforms and relations with China to the controversial anti-corruption law, Niti Ayog CEO Amitabh Kant addressed a wide range of pressing concerns at OTC. ThePrint TEAM

Railways lost out due to neglect, warped policies – Suresh Prabhu

Like in China, railways can help transform India and the Modi government has doubled the pace of execution of electrification, commissioning new lines, among others, the Railways Minister said at OTC. SANYA DHINGRA

“Three years is not enough to judge any government in black and white”

Edited transcript of 'Off The Cuff' conversation with Ram Madhav, National General Secretary, BJP

We will neutralise every single militant in Kashmir, Indian or foreign — Ram Madhav

The BJP’s pointsman for Kashmir made it clear that the Modi government is different and will not talk for the sake of talks ThePrint Team

I won’t take lead to forge opposition alliance against BJP- Pawar

Even as attempts are being made by the opposition to cobble a grand opposition alliance to take on the seemingly invincible BJP, Nationalist Congress Party chief and veteran politician Sharad Pawar Wednesday said he would not lead such an effort.
This controversy gives us the opportunity to trace the shades of discourse from Hindu organisations on India’s medieval past, especially Taj Mahal.

The shifting stance of RSS on India’s past means the debate on Taj Mahal isn’t over yet

It was in the book by the self-declared Hindu scholar P. N. Oak that the Taj Mahal controversy was first introduced in the 1960s.

Jobs In Crisis

The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest.

Riding A One-Trick War Horse

The Narendra Modi government has invested too much time and capital to further its political conquest. Today's crisis shows it may be left with too little time in this term to refocus on governance.