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Santosh Kumar Gangwar, the Union Minister of State with Independent Charge of the labour ministry | Photo: ANI

India’s battling its biggest migrant labour crisis. And labour minister Gangwar is ‘missing’

Labour minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar has said little on the 8 crore migrant workers displaced because of the crisis. Colleagues say low profile is part of his working style.
Delhi Minorities Commission (DMC) chief Zafarul-Islam Khan | Facebook

Scholar, editor and now sedition-accused: Delhi minorities panel chief Zafarul-Islam Khan

Delhi Minorities Commission chief Zafarul-Islam Khan, charged with sedition for a social media post, hasn't deleted it yet but said his comments were ill-timed.
Field Marshal K.M. Cariappa, the first Indian to be Army chief | Photos: Commons

Field Marshal KM Cariappa, the man who told Pakistan not to release his captured son

Pakistan captured his Air Force officer son in the 1965 war and Ayub Khan offered to release him. But Cariappa refused, saying all soldiers were his sons.
Suhas L. Yathiraj | Facebook

From Kumbh to Covid, this gold-medallist para-shuttler is Yogi’s go-to IAS officer

Suhas L. Yathiraj, an IAS officer of the 2007 batch, has been a trusted civil servant for governments across party lines.
File photo of Congress MP Jairam Ramesh | PTI

Rao, PC, Sonia, Rahul: The amazing Nth comeback of Congress backroom ‘engineer’ Jairam Ramesh

Former union minister Jairam Ramesh's inclusion in Rahul Gandhi's Covid-19 team marks at least the sixth resurrection for the veteran Congress leader.
Pramod Mahajan | Source : Poonam Mahajan @poonam_mahajan | Twitter

Pramod Mahajan, BJP’s master strategist and troubleshooter before Amit Shah

Pramod Mahajan was the brain behind the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra and was believed to be the only person Bal Thackeray trusted in the party
Tarun Bajaj, new secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs. | Illustration: ThePrint Team

Tarun Bajaj is no stranger to finance ministry, but this stint will be his toughest

In his third stint in the finance ministry, Bajaj’s positive attitude, hands-on approach and openness to feedback will help, say IAS colleagues.
Jamini Roy | Graphic: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Jamini Roy, one of India’s ‘national treasures’ who never sold paintings for more than Rs 350

Considered the father of modern Indian art, Jamini Roy was always inspired by rural India and rejected his training to discover his own artistic style.
File photo of BJP leader Tejasvi Surya

‘Arab women orgasm to Shaheen Bagh Mughals’, BJP MP Tejasvi Surya can’t resist controversy

South Bengaluru MP Tejasvi Surya is in news again for a 2015 tweet where he sought to quote Tarek Fatah’s controversial views on Arab women.
A file photo of US NIAID director Anthony Fauci. | Photo: Bloomberg/Sarah Silbiger

Anthony Fauci, top US scientist who is contradicting Trump publicly amid Covid-19 crisis

Immunologist Anthony Fauci has publicly disagreed with Donald Trump over the last few weeks, but only because the US 'faces a much bigger problem'.

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Startups

Can’t rely on foreign investors. India must become aatmanirbhar in startup financing

Startups are vital to India’s economic growth. To ensure they are not subject to onerous influence from foreign investors, we need to build up a venture capital industry.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

Why Ramdev’s Ruchi Soya shares jumped to Rs 1,535 from Rs 17 in 5 months & are now tanking

Since 29 June, stock has consistently fallen by 5% for 6 consecutive days, triggering lower circuit — levels where trading activity in a stock are suspended following a sharp fall in share prices.

Defence

File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

PLA troops ‘completely move out’ of Galwan as India-China head towards total disengagement

India and China have begun a second attempt at disengagement in Ladakh after a 61-day stand-off along the western sector of the LAC.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.