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A damaged CRPF vehicle in Pulwama district | PTI

How incidents like Pulwama terror attack catch liberals on the wrong foot

The BJP-led govt is in charge of the security of our borders, while we take charge of human rights.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing the two-day BJP National Convention | PTI

On Rafale, go beyond costs and ask why Modi govt scrapped older process to get 126 aircraft

Modi government's extraordinary ineptitude can only be explained by the circumvention of laid down procedures in the Rafale deal.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Jeremy Piper/Bloomberg

Finance minister Arun Jaitley and his experiments with untruth

We are only a blog away from Jaitley claiming that the stated goal of demonetisation was to curb global warming.
RBI Headquarters in Mumbai | Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images

Modi govt is right: RBI’s idle, excess reserve can reduce public debt & improve India’s rating

Every government would benefit from a lower level of debt.
scales of justice

A wish list, your honour: How the Indian judiciary can get back its prestige in 2019

All that it takes to tilt the scales in favour of justice.
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Older IAS entrants tend to have lower performance levels, says a global study

Research by scholars from University of Chicago, UC Berkeley and London School of Economics backs Niti Aayog suggestions for civil services.
Tuticorin beach

No separate time zone for northeastern states for strategic reasons, says Centre

Northeastern states requested separate time zones because the sun rises and sets there much before office hours.
File photo of RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Shaktikanta Das’ RBI has a delicate task – balance govt’s fiscal targets & its autonomy

The RBI governor is likely to find a way to transfer the right amount of money to help the government meet its fiscal targets.
Supreme Court of India | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

India has a right to know how the CJI-led bench went wrong with Rafale judgment

Whatever the court does now in the Rafale case, it will be viewed with scepticism.
File image of Narenda Modi | @MannKiBaat_PMO/Twitter

Midnight orders and hurried transfers: Where Modi govt is going wrong with IAS officers

Enormous delays in postings, shifting of top IAS officers and short tenures — a lot is amiss in Modi government.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi era begins in politics as caste factor fades. Here’s why he won’t be easy to beat

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.