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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the BJP workers during a party meeting at the airport in Ahmedabad on 2 October, 2019 | PTI

Strength, value of Indian passport has increased, says PM on Howdy Modi success

The Prime Minister told BJP workers that the 'Howdy Modi' event had become a talking point among global leaders, and the world was looking to India to lead it.

The Nobel omission, and TV news’ ‘spinning tribute’ for Gandhi

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

For Trump, Modi is like Elvis Presley but here’s why it’s a compliment few understood

Millennials don’t really relate to Elvis Presley’s legacy in America. A 2017 report in The Guardian stated 29% of British adults had never listened to an Elvis song.

Bhaskar says ‘Howdy Modi’ brought pride to India, Jagran urges govt to regulate social media

A round up of the Hindi newspapers opinion pages to reflect the viewpoint from the heartland on topical issues
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump at the 'Howdy Modi' event, in Houston, Sunday

How Modi, Imran gave Trump a 1-week crash-course in the nasty history of Indo-Pak ties

A year ago, Trump barely mentioned South Asia. Of late he has repeatedly offered to mediate on Kashmir and has multiple interactions with Modi and Imran Khan.
Srinagar, Kashmir

Times Now did not stop at Howdy Modi!, it went on to claim Kashmir’s Hindu homes ‘wiped’

Last week was not all about Modi’s Houston speech. India Today and Times Now had ‘world exclusives’ on Kashmir because just an ‘exclusive’ is never enough.

The new ‘father of India’ & the difference between Greta Thunberg & Donald Trump

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump meet on the margins of the UNGA in New York on 24 September, 2019 | PMO India | Twitter

Modi can handle terrorism from Pakistan, he will solve the problem, says Donald Trump

Ahead of Modi meeting, Trump says there'll be trade deal with India soon. US President compares Modi with Elvis Presley, calls him “father of India” for bringing country together.

Imran Khan’s silent arrival in US as PM Modi finds everything ‘fine’

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PM Modi at Howdy, Modi!

Rahul Gandhi criticises Howdy, Modi! but his party peers can’t stop praising it

Although former Congress president Rahul Gandhi lashed out at the PM for the 'expensive' event, some of his partymen had praise aplenty for Howdy, Modi! show.

On Camera

Security personnel guard a street during a strike call given by traders in protest against the extension of Central laws to Jammu and Kashmir and ban on Jamaat-e-Islami

Kashmiris like lawyer-activist Babar Qadri pay for the Valley’s silence on Jamaat-e-Islami

The extent of the conspiracy of silence is such that even leaders like Farooq Abdullah, who are hated by the Jamaat-e-Islami, oppose its ban.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.