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Screenshots of the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha websites when accessed by a user in Sri Lanka | ThePrint

Rajya Sabha site blocked outside India for ‘security reasons’, Lok Sabha site still accessible

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh claims both Rajya Sabha & Lok Sabha websites are blocked for users abroad. NIC official says the block is scheduled to be in place until mid-October.
SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

 Rahul Gandhi’s consistency, Jairam Ramesh on ‘PM FIRES’ & Gambhir’s clean sweep

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
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India’s continuing Covid struggle, and new twists in Rajasthan’s political ‘game’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Prakash Javadekar

All your suggestions on draft EIA ‘unfounded’, Prakash Javadekar tells Jairam Ramesh

Javadekar's response came after former environment minister Ramesh wrote to him raising concerns about the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification.

Jairam Ramesh on Ramdev as ‘VVVIP’, Kejriwal’s silver lining, Djokovic’s double fault

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
File photo of Congress MP Jairam Ramesh | PTI

Rao, PC, Sonia, Rahul: The amazing Nth comeback of Congress backroom ‘engineer’ Jairam Ramesh

Former union minister Jairam Ramesh's inclusion in Rahul Gandhi's Covid-19 team marks at least the sixth resurrection for the veteran Congress leader.

Does the Jawaharlal Nehru-Sardar Patel ‘rivalry’ matter to India in 2020?

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar was attacked on Twitter after claiming that Jawaharlal Nehru did not want Vallabhbhai Patel in his cabinet in 1947.
File photo of Jairam Ramesh | NSUI/Twitter

Krishna Menon is so much more than 1962 defeat to China, says biographer Jairam Ramesh

Congress MP Jairam Ramesh’s biography of V.K. Krishna Menon tells the story of a complex, brilliant, misunderstood man.
Jawaharlal Nehru (L) and VK Krishna Menon (R) in New York | Wikimedia Commons

Was Krishna Menon thinking of a coup against Nehru? COAS Gen Thimayya had privately said this

In his new book A Chequered Brilliance, Jairam Ramesh writes about the rivalry between Gen Thimayya and Nehru’s defence minister V.K. Krishna Menon.
Indian Army

India didn’t get its CDS in 1950s due to rift between Army chief & defence minister

Congress’ Jairam Ramesh says in his book a tussle between Defence Minister V.K. Krishna Menon & Army chief K.S. Thimayya in the 1950s prevented creation of CDS post.

On Camera

Empty Sheikh Zayed Road during lockdown in Dubai | Bloomberg

What ails Arab economies is older than Covid-19

Dependence on oil and natural-gas exports and an over-reliance on Europe and US as trade partners have made it difficult for the region's integration into the world economy.
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Bengaluru-based startup FreshToHome raises $121 million from investors, including US govt

FreshToHome is one of the largest players in the $94 billion Indian fish and meat market, processing some 1.5 million orders a month and about $85 million in annual sales.

Defence

A file photo of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper at the 2+2 dialogue in Washington in December 2019. | Photo: ANI

The 3 foundational agreements with US and what they mean for India’s military growth

Basic Exchange and Cooperation Agreement, the last of the key foundational agreements between India & US, was signed Tuesday. LEMOA was signed in 2016 and COMCASA in 2018.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.