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Interim president Sonia Gandhi and former Congress president Rahul Gandhi at the recent CWC meeting

The ‘real’ & ‘fake’ Congress supporters, remembering Arun Jaitley, & Trump’s poll reading

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
File image of Goa CM Manohar Parrikar | Wikimedia Commons | Glenn Fawcett

Manohar Parrikar had Rafale file all memorised, blamed Jaitley for delaying OROP: New book

Book titled ‘An Extraordinary Life’ also recounts Manohar Parrikar’s sleepless night when Indian troops conducted surgical strikes across the LoC in 2016.
File photo of Subramanian Swamy | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

Swamy questions Tarun Bajaj appointment as DEA secretary, calls him Robert Vadra’s ‘chela’

In a tweet, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy questions if civil servants are taking advantage of the PM’s ‘total engrossment’ with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Union Minister of Finance Arun Jaitley during a press conference

Arun Jaitley’s close friends working to revive OPIUM — to ‘discuss, disagree, debate’ again

Arun Jaitley was a prominent member of OPIUM, an informal group of 60-odd old DU students who are now trying to revive it as a ‘homage’ to their friend.
BJP MP Sahdvi Pragya Thakur arrives for the BJP Parliamentary meet in New Delhi on 19 November 2019 | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Pragya Thakur was Amit Shah’s personal choice to take on Digvijaya Singh in Bhopal

Amit Shah felt Pragya Thakur was the right nominee to 'expose' the Congress' alleged 'anti-Hindu' bias.

How Modi govt quietly dropped proposal for public consultation on electoral bonds

Finance ministry prepared 2 notes about briefing PM Modi on the scheme in August 2017. But proposal for public consultation in first note was struck down by hand.
Modi at Arun Jaitely tribute cereomony

‘Miss his presence’: PM remembers Arun Jaitley, says his life inspires them to work harder

Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the late BJP leader, Arun Jaitley, and recalled how working for the nation energised him.
File image of Nitish Kumar | Photo: ANI

No Arun Jaitley or Prashant Kishor by his side, Nitish Kumar struggles to deal with BJP

The latest among the host of issues that have triggered rifts between the BJP and the JD(U) is the former’s demand for an NRC in Bihar.
Political leaders at Arun Jaitley's funeral

Ministers, journalists among many lose phones at Jaitley funeral, police say only 5 cases

In a post on Twitter, Patanjali spokesperson S.K. Tijarawala claims phones of 11 people, including him, were stolen.
E. P. Unny cartoon

Parliament House upgrades to ‘home theater’, and PV Sindhu nets World Championship

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

On Camera

Bookstore_book shelves

Are you anti-national, seditious, or simply inconvenient? Your bookshelf holds the answer

Indians today should ditch the books that Sharjeel Imam, Akhil Gogoi, Umar Khalid and Kanhaiya Kumar read and stick to Chetan Bhagat.
A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?