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Kangana Ranaut & Anupam Kher target liberals, but their patriotic act falls flat

The Kangana Ranauts and Anupam Khers of the world, cloaked in an armour of fiery jingoism, are immune from any scrutiny.
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Kirron Kher’s got talent, even in Parliament. Deal with it

Actor-MP Kirron Kher is among the new breed of empowered women in BJP who may just redefine how politicians express themselves.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
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The double life of Anupam Kher: Hollywood’s favourite desi & BJP’s pin-up patriot

A short history of Anupam Kher’s split incarnation
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube

Why The Accidental Prime Minister matters to ‘chowkidar’ Narendra Modi

The saffron party certainly hopes the movie will evoke some of the anger the book did in 2014 and help push Modi over the finishing line in 2019.

India’s new cyber regime, and ‘muscled saviour’ Rahul Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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Anupam Kher resigns as FTII chairman, cites other professional commitments

Anupam Kher, who needs to be in the US for a TV show, says he had told Smriti Irani about this commitment at the time of appointment as FTII chairman.
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Akshay Kumar deletes old tweets on petrol price hike, but public memory isn’t that short

Modi government does not take kindly to criticism. Those who do it are labelled anti-national, anti-sanksari.
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HoaXposed: Anupam Kher tweets a barista’s ‘tribute’ to Sridevi, but video is from 2017

The video has been doing the rounds of the internet for around a year and a coffee chain from South Africa has even claimed credit.  New Delhi: Veteran Bollywood actor and Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII), Anupam Kher, tweeted Wednesday a video of what he claimed was a Turkish coffee maker designing actress Sridevi's face in a cup of coffee. https://twitter.com/AnupamPKher/status/973710008671260673 The actor said he had received the 'tribute' through a message and didn't specify who it had come from. The tweet has already been retweeted 636 times and the video has received over 32.9k views. However, the woman drawn in the cup of coffee may bear some resemblance, but wasn't done in honour of Sridevi. Also the video isn't from Istanbul. The video that Kher shared has actually been shared a number times on the internet earlier. For instance, one Twitter user tweeted the video in December 2017, marking the...
BJP president Amit Shah

Himachal polls: Amit Shah visit to intensify BJP’s campaign, Modi will be its face

BJP national president Amit Shah will address a youth rally in Kangra on 22 September; no CM candidate expected to be announced before the polls. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) preparations in the poll-bound state of Himachal Pradesh are set to receive a shot in the arm on 22 September, when its national president Amit Shah visits the state. The party’s core group held a two-day meeting last Thursday and Friday to finalise the modalities of Shah’s visit, as well as shortlist the first set of candidates. Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, who was recently named the party’s election in-charge, chaired the closed-door meeting. In the current Assembly, the Congress holds 36 of the 68 seats while the BJP holds 26. But the BJP is confident of regaining power after five years of Congress rule, and has been in election mode since April, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a rally in...

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Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

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India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.