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Lame duck or populist? Here’s how India’s interim budget works

India watchers are waiting to see if Modi will betray convention and announce tax concessions to win votes.

Congress fields ex-BJP MLA Manvendra Singh against Raje to ‘avenge insult to father’

Manvendra Singh, the son of former external affairs minister Jaswant Singh, had quit the BJP to join the Congress in September.
File image of Manvendra Singh | Facebook

Rajasthan BJP MLA & Jaswant Singh’s son Manvendra quits BJP, may join Congress

BJP MLA Manvendra Singh has been at loggerheads with his party for denying dad Jaswant Singh a Lok Sabha ticket in 2014
A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

How Vajpayee worked with leaders from rival parties to save the Sukhoi-30 deal in ’96

The inside story of how IAF’s Su-30 dream would've crashed but for the sagacity of Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Jaswant Singh

When the US envoy protested about the nuclear test, my father Jaswant Singh gifted a toy for his son

His early breakfast, departure for work on a government holiday, and cryptic calls on the RAX line, were all tell tale signs that my father Jaswant Singh was an aware and active participant.
Jaswant Singh

My dad Jaswant Singh at 80: Sad how Vajpayee’s ‘Hanuman’ can no longer fly

For the first time, son Manvendra Singh writes about Jaswant Singh on his 80th birthday in an exclusive to ThePrint.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Is RSS wary of Modi-Shah? A quiet ‘support’ to Raj Thackeray in Maharashtra signals so

BJP emerging as single-largest party in 2019 won’t be enough for Modi because many, including some in RSS, see a ‘threat’ in his return.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.