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BJP’s Anurag Thakur is fighting to save his political clout after losing cricketing clout

His father's loss in the assembly elections, setbacks on the cricket front and a growing chorus against dynastic politics threaten a once rising BJP star.
Jack Dorsey, co-founder and chief executive officer of Twitter Inc | Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

Twitter CEO or top officials, no one else will do: Parliamentary panel issues summons again

The parliamentary committee took serious note of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey not appearing before it for the earlier summons.

Deep respect for Parliament but not enough time for US officials to attend hearing: Twitter

Micro-blogging site offers to send officials from India team for Parliamentary hearing over allegations that it is biased against the Right.  
Twitter logo displayed on a phone | Alex Flynn/Bloomberg

Twitter CEO, top officials decline to appear before parliamentary panel: Sources

Twitter cited "short notice of the hearing" as the reason, despite being given 10 days to travel, the sources said.
The Twitter Inc. logo displayed outside the company's headquarters in San Francisco | David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Parliamentary panel summons Twitter officials over safeguarding citizens’ rights on social media

The panel has also called representatives of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology to appear before it.
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BJP volunteers write to Parliament IT panel, want hearing against Twitter & FB for ‘bias’

A volunteer group has submitted a document to Anurag Thakur-headed panel alleging that the social media giants are biased against Right-wing accounts.
Dhumal prevails over Nadda as BJP declares candidates for Himachal polls

Dhumal prevails over Nadda as BJP declares candidates for Himachal polls

Union minister Nadda is not even on the list while two-time former CM Dhumal will fight from Sujanpur; elections for the 68 seats will be held next month.
‘CM on bail, IG in jail’ — BJP’s slogan in poll-bound Himachal

‘CM on bail, IG in jail’ — BJP’s slogan in poll-bound Himachal

BJP hopes to dislodge Virbhadra Singh government by focusing on corruption and ‘deteriorating’ law and order situation in the state.
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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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.