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Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis speaks in Akola | PTI

Eager to woo Shiv Sena, Maharashtra govt rushes to get Thackeray memorial off the ground

The Devendra Fadnavis govt has invited bids for the Bal Thackeray memorial, just 3 weeks after plan received cabinet approval.
Jogendra Nath Mandal | Commons

Jogendra Nath Mandal, a Bengali Dalit leader who went on to become a Pakistani minister

On his 115th birth anniversary, ThePrint looks at the Dalit activist who traversed the distance to Pakistan, only to return back.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar reading a book

This leader forced Mahatma Gandhi to change his views on caste

Mahatma Gandhi’s inconsistent stand on caste has been criticised by some leaders.

In Bhopal, PM Modi invoked many top leaders except his favourite Ambedkar

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The word Dalit is not ‘unconstitutional’. It is empowering

What's unconstitutional is telling the media not to use the word 'Dalit'.
Narendra Modi with Amit Shah

In Dalit outreach mode, BJP to hold national executive at Delhi’s Ambedkar centre

Party also set to discuss ways to court Dalits; latest meeting expected to be last before 2019 polls.
New BJP Headquarter

Ambedkar on its agenda, but BJP has little space for Dalits in its own house

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours.
The BJP headquarters in New Delhi | Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

We analysed 1,000 BJP leaders & found the party remains a Brahmin-Baniya club

ThePrint’s detailed analysis of the party’s hierarchy reveals that it is still upper caste, with negligible representation from all minorities. 
PM Narendra Modi bows in front of B.R. Ambedkar's portrait on Ambedkar Jayanti in Bijapur, Chhattisgarh

How Narendra Modi is playing with history to co-opt Ambedkar again

S.P. Mookerjee and B.R. Ambedkar were colleagues in Jawaharlal Nehru’s first government, but never had a cordial relationship. 
DMK leader MK Stalin detained with party cadre for protesting against state governor

Tamil Nadu governor must not let Raj Bhavan become a den of political activity

The Tamil Nadu governor’s review meetings with district authorities overstep constitutional boundaries.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?