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RBI Governor Urjit Patel | Shashank Parade/PTI

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s exit shows Modi government is prioritising short-term gains

RBI governor Urjit Patel’s resignation is a wake-up call for Narendra Modi government to focus on financial stability.
Indian Army personnel in Jammu and Kashmir | Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times

Indian Army made way for government to resolve Kashmir, but politics failed

The unpopular coalition government could not provide the healing touch in Jammu and Kashmir.
North Block and South Block on Raisina Hill | Manisha Mandal/ThePrint

India needs Reforms 2.0 to save both bureaucracy and good IAS officers like H.C. Gupta

Hope that the judiciary wakes up to the travesty of convicting good civil servants like H.C. Gupta.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Things seem to be falling apart for Narendra Modi, and the Centre cannot hold

Narendra Modi’s ministers make headlines for everything but their ministries.
A view of Parliament building, New Delhi | Bloomberg News

With 3 pillars of democracy falling apart, it’s time to read the Constitution once again

Constitution-framers wanted these three wings to function independently, with clearly defined separation of powers.
Lust Stories

Respected judges & ministers, policing Netflix won’t make us sanskari

It is as if our courts and govt, having rid the society of all other evils, have taken up the onerous task of cleansing it.
Indian army personnel | PTI

Arrogant bureaucracy and a sulking Army are not good for India’s national security

The military leadership resents the overarching power of the bureaucrats in the MoD.
The NTPC Ltd. Badarpur coal-fired power plant | Kuni Takahashi/Bloomberg

India’s public sector enterprises: Where do we go from here?

Although CPSEs continue to have a considerable presence in India’s economy, their role in generating jobs has declined.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with the employees of Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd in Bengaluru | Shailendra Bhojak/PTI

Want to be original equipment maker for Rafale, not an offset partner: Hindustan Aeronautics

Managing director Madhavan was replying to the charge that Hindustan Aeronautics Limited had been deprived of an offset contract from the Rafale deal.
Supreme Court | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Supreme Court merely sniffing secret envelopes to see if there’s a scam in Rafale deal

Opposition has already approached the CVC and the CAG on Rafale deal.

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.