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BJP’s vaccine for Bihar and Trump’s ‘send you to Bihar’ promise

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Actor-turned-politician Kushboo Sundar joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 12 October, Monday | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Khushbu Sundar joins BJP hours after quitting Congress

The actor-turned-politician said if India has to move forward, then someone like PM Modi is needed to take the country ‘in the right direction & to its glory’.
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BJP will be in power for 30 yrs if people hang Vivekananda’s photos at homes, says Tripura CM

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb called upon activists to distribute pictures of Swami Vivekananda in the state. In August, he had distributed books on Vivekananda among Covid patients.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.
File photo of BJP MLA from Dwarahat, Mahesh Negi | ANI

Uttarakhand BJP MLA Mahesh Negi booked for ‘rape’, says it’s conspiracy to defame him

A woman has accused the Dwarahat MLA of raping her and fathering her daughter. She has also demanded a DNA test be conducted if agencies doubted the veracity of her charge.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Modi floats like a butterfly past problems & makes new promises. But the maths will catch up

Silence on difficult issues is fine as political strategy. But Modi’s expansive spending announcements will have to reconcile with predicted economic trouble.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Fort Modi is impregnable despite China, Covid, job losses. Only one leader can defeat him

Critics wonder why voters aren’t turning against Modi. But a well-entrenched Indian leader has never been defeated by a rival; only Modi can do that to himself.
Five ex-Congress MLAs of Manipur join BJP | Twitter

5 ex-Congress MLAs of Manipur join BJP in presence of CM Biren Singh

Welcoming them in the party, BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said there is no threat to the Biren Singh government in Manipur now.
J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina with PM Narendra Modi

Book on sacrifices, flag-hoisting in all J&K panchayats — BJP’s plans to mark 5 August

The BJP is planning a host of events to mark the first anniversary of Jammu and Kashmir losing its special status. 
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Covid-19 situation worsening in Delhi due to misgovernance: Congress slams AAP, BJP

Congress has requested NHRC to intervene & direct AAP govt to ensure that Covid-hit areas be kept in containment with realistic, scientific and efficacious definitions.

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The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.

Why millions of women are going to quit their jobs due to Covid

Nearly 2 million women are considering taking a leave of absence or leaving the workforce altogether, according to the McKinsey ‘Women in the Workplace’ report.

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Representational Image of a soldier in one of the canteen stores department | http://www.csdindia.gov.in/

Defence Ministry to stop sale of imported goods, including from China, in military canteens

The decision to stop sale of imported goods in canteen store departments is part of efforts to promote local goods. Defence sources say sale of foreign liquor also may follow.
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Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.