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A makeshift tin temple has been built at the spot where the old temple stood in Huchchagani village | Photo: Anusha Ravi Sood/ThePrint

‘We didn’t even spare Gandhi’: Hindu Mahasabha ‘leader’ threatens CM Bommai over temple demolition

An FIR was filed against Hindu Mahasabha leader Dharmendra for allegedly misusing the organisation’s name and identity following a complaint by leader of another faction of the outfit.
Airline employees seen wearing masks as a precautionary measure against coronavirus at Mumbai international airport

WHO didn’t say vegetarians haven’t contracted coronavirus, viral Twitter post is misleading

The viral Twitter post also stated the entire world is now doing ‘namaste’, and that the significance of cow urine and tulsi is now being understood.
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How Army-IAF fight over Apache helicopters cost India an extra Rs 2,500 crore

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Chakrapani Maharaj, president of the Hindu Mahasabha | Image: ThePrint Team

Hindu Mahasabha plans gaumutra party with cow-dung cakes to fight coronavirus in India

Chakrapani Maharaj, head of the Hindu Mahasabha, says coronavirus came to India because Telangana ministers angered it by publicly consuming chicken.
Ranjeet Bachchan was shot dead while on his morning walk. | PTI

Pro-Hindutva leader murdered in Lucknow Sunday was a Big B fan, former SP man

Gorakhpur-born Ranjeet Bachchan had discontinued his long association with the Samajwadi Party in 2017 to join forces with pro-Hindutva organisations.
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Antarrashtriya Hindu Mahasabha UP chief shot dead in Lucknow

Ranjeet Bachchan who was earlier associated with the Samajwadi Party was killed on Sunday when he was out on a morning walk.
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Hindu Mahasabha will challenge Supreme Court grant of 5 acres to Muslims in Ayodhya

Hindu Mahasabha says Ayodhya case was primarily a title suit and SC gave exclusive possession of inner and outer courtyards to Hindus, so why grant alternate land to Muslims.
Kamlesh Tiwari. Illustration: Arindam Mujherjee/ThePrint

The story of how angry karsevak Kamlesh Tiwari rose to become a Hindu leader

ThePrint speaks to members of Kamlesh Tiwari’s family and organisations to trace his three-decade-long journey of extremist politics against Muslims.
Trial of people accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Special Court in Delhi on May 27, 1948. Godse highlighted | Commons

In 1964, calling Godse patriot led to uproar in Parliament. Now, Pragya Thakur gets approval

Under Narendra Modi’s regime, the once-close circle of Godse acolytes has only grown larger.
Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together

Sardar Patel wanted RSS to be merged into Congress but Nehru & Golwalkar stood in way

It was also ironical that in December 1948, the RSS’ first mass agitation was based on Mahatma Gandhi’s principles of non-violence.

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Global investors are afraid to look at Indian telecom market. Vodafone CEO can change that

A true revival of the Indian telecom sector will require an optimistic view of the future, which is a difficult ask given the industry’s chequered past.
A Cars24 employee sanitises a used car |

India’s used car website Cars24 raises $450 mn from SoftBank, Tencent, others

The round values Cars24 at $1.84 billion, almost doubling from the end of last year. It’s starting conversations about an IPO and aims to go public in 18 to 24 months.


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his American counterpart Lloyd Austin in New Delhi, on 20 March 2021 (file photo) | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh speaks to US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin ahead of PM Modi’s visit to US

During the telephone call, Defence Minister Singh and his American counterpart spoke on issues pertaining to bilateral defence cooperation, including situation in Afghanistan.

Modi at 71 has zero challenge. But one CM is emulating him, a divisive, rising BJP star

Yogi has put high command in a tough situation. If he doesn’t win UP next year, it will set back BJP’s prospects in 2024. If he wins, it will be seen as his win as much as theirs.