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Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar at Parliament House

‘Modi’s ouster on 23 May will be India’s fitting reply to the most foul-mouthed PM’

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar

Akshay Kumar’s Canadian roots go deeper — from campaigning for a PM to owning mansion there

Canadian daily National Post wrote that actor Akshay Kumar had once said Toronto is his home and he would go back to Canada after retiring from Bollywood.
A file photo of Akshay Kumar | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

To become Canadian, Akshay Kumar pledged ‘to bear true allegiance’ to Her Majesty the Queen

Akshay Kumar finally came clean about his citizenship this week, after years of uncertainty over whether he held an Indian passport.

Canadian Akshay Kumar should stop preaching nationalism to Indians

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PM Narendra Modi introduced the channel on his Twitter account | @narendramodi/Twitter

BJP wants to air 2 movies on NaMo TV, seeks permission from Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer

The Delhi poll body has written to the Election Commission to ascertain whether the BJP can air Padman and Toilet-Ek Prem Katha on NaMo TV.
Akshay Kumar

From Padman to PM Modi interview, Akshay Kumar is on a nation-building project

Even someone as hyper-nationalistic as PM Modi needs an Akshay Kumar midway through the Lok Sabha elections.
Suhail Naqshbandi | Greater Kashmir

Priyanka walks out of Varanasi ring, and feather-light voting in Kashmir

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Markandey Katju

When Markandey Katju got ‘an earful’ from attorney general for ticking off SC judge

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Satish Acharya | Twitter

Opposition finds new hero in MNS’ Thackeray and actor interviews PM

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Apoorva Shukla Tiwari

Rohit Shekhar death: How not to report a murder

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On Camera

File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.