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Lok Sabha candidates from Shimla

In Shimla’s IAF vs Army fight, nationalism & Balakot battle jobs & highways

BJP's Suresh Kashyap, an ex-IAF personnel, is banking on national security while his rival, Congress' Col Dhani Ram (retd) is 'aghast the Army is being politicised'.
Imaging: Arindam Mukherjee

Want to watch Game of Thrones live? Just tune into the Indian election

Just as national elections get underway in India, the much-anticipated final season of Game of Thrones is here too.
Indian military

The real problem with AFSPA is how a normal law can bypass constitutional safeguards

India does not need to look far to see how military power can undermine constitutional orders.

NaMo TV makes mockery of laws & poll code. It should be shut down immediately

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
Indian Army personnel keep vigilance at Bumla pass in Arunachal Pradesh | BIJU BORO/AFP/Getty Images

Modi govt extends AFSPA ‘disturbed area’ tag for 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh

The home ministry continued to designate Tirap, Changlang and Longding as disturbed areas under AFSPA, but partly withdrew tag from 3 other districts.
File image of CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

CPM pledges unemployment allowance, scrapping of sedition law in election manifesto

CPI(M) also promises to restore wealth tax, revive Planning Commission and scrap the use of Aadhaar card for welfare schemes.
Security personnel stand guard along a road during restrictions in Downtown Srinagar

IPS officer to take up post at Indian Army HQ to deal with human rights issues

Approved under a plan called 'Reorganisation of the Army headquarters', the move is part of a major restructuring of the armed forces.
Mehbooba Mufti visiting a family which lost a member to militancy in the valley | @MehboobaMufti/Twitter

Dumped by BJP, ‘desperate’ Mehbooba returns to ‘soft separatism’ to find way back to power

Mehbooba Mufti had all but given up on PDP’s “healing touch” policy for 3 years as J&K chief minister when she toed a nationalist line with BJP. 
Ceasefire violations on LoC

On AFSPA, action must now shift from Supreme Court to Parliament

Apprehensions of the Indian Army are genuine, but this is a battle that cannot be won in the civil courts.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?