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PM Narendra Modi addresses a public rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

Foreign investors don’t know if ‘Watchman Modi’ will be good for them

India needs more dynamic reforms, not less. Foreign investors should pray that if Modi wins, he should pick up from where he started in 2014, not where he left off in 2019.
PM Narendra Modi during an election rally in Coimbatore | PTI

‘Pakistan, terrorism, chowkidar’ — Modi’s favourite words in speeches after Pulwama attack

ThePrint’s word analysis of Narendra Modi’s public speeches before and after the Pulwama terror strike reveals a significant shift in his poll campaign.

With Wayanad seat, Rahul says Congress’ message is of unity

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who filed his nomination for Wayanad Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, said he chose a seat each in the north (Amethi) and south to assert 'India is one'.
West Bengal CM Mamata Benerjee during poll campaign in Visakhapatnam | PTI

If Modi returns, 2019 will be the last general election of India, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed PM Narendra Modi will "throw away the Constitution" and make India a totalitarian regime if he was voted back to power.

Karnataka raids a brazen display of power, undermine democracy

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Samjhauta acquittal blunts India’s censure of Pakistani inaction on terror

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File photo of Narendra Modi at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

I wear abuses as jewels, says PM Modi in chat with 25 lakh chowkidars

The interaction with the security guards across the country via an audio bridge lasted for 23 minutes, one of the PM’s shortest public addresses.

Like Rahul Gandhi, British in India viewed chowkidars as ‘chors’ too

The British brought chowkidars, formerly under the control of zamindars (rich landlords), into the administrative fold in 1813 in Bengal.
India's policy on nuclear deterrence has killed Pakistan's fantasy of pre-emptive nuke strikes. But Narendra Modi has erred in changing a successful script, and trivialising it in the elections campaign | PTI / File photo

PM Narendra Modi to address 25 lakh ‘chowkidars’ via radio today

The pre-Holi address by PM Narendra Modi is meant to highlight the work done by 'chowkidars', or watchmen, 'who work round-the-clock without leave'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

PM Modi’s allies exempt from ‘chowkidar’ prefix drive, but it spares none in BJP

PM Modi took little time to decide that his entire party would go public with the ‘Chowkidar’ Twitter handles. Unity in unity, it was felt.

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File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.