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Savarkar wouldn’t have found a place in today’s politics: Historian Vikram Sampath

Speaking at 'Off The Cuff', historian and author Vikram Sampath says Savarkar had differences of opinion with the RSS and its second Sanghsarchalak, MS Golwalkar.
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Delhi HC seeks Centre’s reply on plea contending new IT rules as ‘unconstitutional’

The petition, filed by advocate Uday Bedi, also said the new IT rules are 'antithetical' to the fundamental principles of democracy.
Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa with Lingayat seers at his official residence on Wednesday | ANI

Lingayat seers mount show of strength for community man Yediyurappa as ouster rumour takes off

The show of strength will likely help Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa increase his bargaining power over the choice of his successor and 'ensure a good deal for his son'. 
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata on 21 July 2021. | Photo by special arrangement

‘I was also snooped on’, Mamata claims as she urges SC to order probe into Pegasus hackings

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee calls upon Opposition leaders to form a front to fight Modi-Shah 'without wasting time', says people won't forgive us.
File photo of Raman Singh | Twitter

Why BJP fighting 2023 Chhattisgarh polls without CM face is not good news for Raman Singh

Raman Singh was Chhattisgarh CM for 15 years till BJP's loss in 2018. Since then, Singh remained face of BJP in the state, taking on CM Baghel on Covid handling, Naxal problem.
A file photo of BSP chief Mayawati. | Photo: ANI

Mayawati to blend Hindutva with her Dalit politics, plans first Brahmin convention in Ayodhya

Outreach by Mayawati, ahead of 2022 UP polls, is a reminder of her 2007 campaign when Dalit-centric BSP successfully wooed Brahmin voters, a combination that helped party win majority on its own.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee | Photo: ANI

Eye on 2024, Trinamool readies to take Mamata’s Martyrs’ Day rally beyond Bengal to BJP states

Mamata Banerjee's 21 July speech will be telecast on giant screens across West Bengal and five other states — Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Tripura and Delhi.
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Privacy a serious matter. BJP leaders can’t obfuscate Pegasus issue with national pride

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‘Congress still not out of its stupor, spreading lies on Covid’, PM Modi says at BJP meet

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meet, PM said there is no vaccine shortage in the country, added that the Congress is unable to digest the 'BJP's growth'.

Will boycott Minister Nisith Pramanik in Parliament, he is Bangladeshi, Trinamool says

MoS (Home Affairs) Nisith Pramanik's Lok Sabha profile states he was born in West Bengal, but the Trinamool Congress claims he is a Bangladeshi citizen.

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(File image) Union Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar (left) meets Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani (right) in Dushanbe, on 29 March 2021 | Twitter

Indian experts are wondering why New Delhi has been sidelined in Afghanistan. This is why

There’s a new Russia-Pakistan axis and Quad to tackle the Afghanistan crisis. India still doesn’t know what to do about them.

RBI is considering ‘phased introduction’ of digital currency, plans pilot programmes

Introduction of a digital currency is expected to bring down usage of cash in the economy, while minimising damage to public from usage of private currencies.

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Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

China in focus, Army’s Strike Corps units reach Ladakh as part of ‘rebalance’ strategy

Strike Corps units, which have been dual tasked with focusing on Pakistan and China, reach Ladakh amid massive deployment by China.

Is India made of porcelain? Question CJI Ramana should ask Modi govt at next sedition hearing

Sedition law isn’t just a colonial hangover. It’s a convenient weapon for under-performing governments to conflate themselves with the nation and use against critics.