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A garden feature shaped like a lotus, the emblem of the the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is seen in the courtyard of the party's headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. While the BJP has already moved into its newly-built, swanky, high-walled headquarters in New Delhi, the new office of the Congress party is still under construction due to a lack of funds, said the party leader. Congress earned one-fourth of the funds than BJP in the financial year ended March 2017. Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

Now we know who is behind the massive funding gap between BJP and Congress: the corporates

BJP’s rise in capturing more than 80 per cent of total donations and Congress’s decline are linked to how they tapped corporate money.
Ratan Tata

Selfless national interest doesn’t quite drive corporate-politician ties: Ratan Tata

Money's corrupting role in Indian politics has only grown since the country's independence, writes Ratan Tata

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Social sciences

Covid-19 put brake to academic activity, but digital libraries can ensure continuity

Covid-19 has paced up the transition to distance learning. While institutes are racing to shift courses online, students are engaging en masse with e-books.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

A picture of items found on the dead terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran sector. | Photo: By special arrangement

Masala tikka-flavoured snacks to AK-47s: What 5 slain Lashkar terrorists brought from Pakistan

Indian Army calls Pakistan's complicity in aiding and abetting infiltration, especially at a time when the world is fighting coronavirus, 'reprehensible'.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.