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Captain Cook

How a salt brand named after a British explorer took on the ‘desh ka namak’

Tata Salt promoted itself as the ‘iodised salt’, but Captain Cook raced ahead by positioning itself as the ‘free flowing, iodised salt’.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Former chief justice of India TS Thakur presents 'Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace to former prime minister Manmohan Singh in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

Full speech: Manmohan Singh epitome of humility, says Sonia Gandhi

Full text of the speech by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on the occasion of presenting the Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development to former PM Manmohan Singh.
Dr Manmohan Singh

Modi’s rule hasn’t been good for India, he has failed electorate: Manmohan

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh alleged that under the present government, the environment in universities and national institutions like the CBI was being vitiated and dissent stifled.
Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh says India lost a great leader with Somnath Chatterjee’s demise

In a letter addressed to Chatterjee's wife, Singh said the former Lok Sabha speaker was universally loved and respected.
Arvind Subramanian

Modi govt will have to depend on PMEAC and NITI Aayog after Arvind Subramanian’s departure

With elections due in 2019, there may not be many takers for CEA job; officials say vacancy may not hurt much.
Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab babu shows that even at 80, the bhadralok can strike back

Both the sulking Congress and the gloating RSS should know that Pranab Mukherjee might seem harmless and easy to digest, but if he chooses, he can get stuck in the throat like a sharp bone from the katla fish he so dearly loves.

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PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

India must keep Beijing on tenterhooks, and wisely use its economic statecraft

A knee jerk disruption in trade ties will hurt Indian businesses, especially at a time when the economy is beginning to re-adjust to the new normal of Covid-19.
File photo of a Bharat Petroleum Corporation gas station in Mumbai

India’s fuel demand from cars to factories is beginning to bounce back

Provisional fuel sales in June climbed within 88% of 2019 levels from less than half in April in the midst of the world’s biggest lockdown, oil ministry said.


Indian Army (representational image) | Photo: PTI

India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.