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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

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
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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.

OnCamera

The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
pakistan

BCCI set to seek World Cup ban on Pakistan: Playing to the gallery or a stand on terror?

The BCCI is being urged to ask the ICC to ban Pakistan from participating in the World Cup cricket tournament for harbouring Jaish-e-Mohammed, which carried out the Pulwama terror attack.

Defence

A CRPF soldier stands guard near the site of suicide bomb attack at Lathepora Awantipora in Pulwama

Home ministry’s air travel facility for central forces won’t replace convoys in Kashmir

After launch of air travel facility for central forces, including CRPF, BSF and NSG, Thursday, ministry official says 'practically impossible to do away with the convoy'.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.