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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankar at the assembly

The Rajasthan lawyer-politician who has become a headache for mighty Mamata

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar regularly fires salvos at CM Mamata and her govt, prompting even some BJP leaders to believe he is ‘occupying the opposition space’. 
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation vehicle that brough bodies for cremation

Videos of bodies dragged for cremation emerge in Kolkata, police say not of Covid victims

NRS hospital in Kolkata said they handed over 14 bodies to the civic body for cremation as they were unclaimed. But residents question such ‘disgraceful’ handling of bodies.
Anandabazar Patrika office in Kolkata, and editor Anirban Chattopadhyay: Image: ThePrint Team

Media freedom in Bengal questioned as ABP editor quits after Mamata attack, police summons

Mamata hit out at ‘Anandabazar Patrika’ & police summoned editor Anirban Chattopadhyay in a 2-month-old case on 27 May. He didn’t meet the police and resigned.
A file photo of West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. | Photo: ANI

CM Mamata is a nice person but her govt is ‘outsourced’ to private agency: Governor Dhankhar

In an interview to ThePrint, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says Covid-19 exposed West Bengal’s inefficient health infrastructure and Amphan crisis showed it is ill-equipped.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar says CM Mamata Banerjee running West Bengal like a police state

Dhankhar also said that Banerjee's ‘misplaced’ stance about constitutional norms reflected ‘authoritarianism’ which has no place in a democracy.
File photo of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata |

CM Mamata, Governor Dhankhar trade charges in letters as war of words escalates over Covid

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee tells Governor Jagdeep Dhankar he has no power to interfere with internal administration, he responds by listing ‘the chief minister’s duty to the governor’. 
West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar | ANI

‘Raj Bhavan ignored’: Governor Dhankhar says CM Mamata didn’t brief him even once on lockdown

Governor Dhankhar says CM Mamata Banerjee hasn’t given him any updates on how Bengal is dealing with Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar with Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday at New Delhi. | @jdhankhar1 | Twitter

‘Very sorry state of affairs in Bengal’ — Dhankhar meets Shah with complaints against Mamata

Massive misuse of public funds to propagate the political agenda of Mamata Banerjee government, Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar tells Home Minister Amit Shah.
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar

Here’s what Governor Dhankhar really wanted to say instead of Mamata’s anti-CAA speech

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar tells ThePrint in an exclusive interview that he was not allowed to raise the issues he really wanted to take up in the speech.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with Governor Jagdeep Dhankar at the assembly

Governor Dhankar sticks to his word, reads out Mamata govt Budget speech without any changes

Dhankar’s speech included Mamata govt’s anti-CAA stand, words such as ‘divisive India’ and ‘intolerance’. He wanted changes but was refused. He read it anyway.

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.