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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.
Pragya Singh Thakur

BJP MP Pragya Thakur says opposition using ‘sorcery’ after Arun Jaitley’s death

Referring to the several deaths of BJP leaders, controversial MP Pragya Thakur claimed that during her election campaign, a 'maharaj ji' had warned her to be cautious of 'sorcery'.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.