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Gauri Lankesh and the scene outside her house

Gauri Lankesh’s activism or journalism can’t be used to justify her brutal murder

Gauri Lankesh's brutal killing outside her home raises an uncomfortable question: why are people emboldened to kill in Karnataka?

A ‘Congress-mukt’ Karnataka will be harder to achieve than Amit Shah thinks

To make Karnataka 'Congress-mukt', the BJP will have to address internal dissidence, build a new social coalition and a compelling development agenda.

Now, SC to hear land-grabbing case against Karnataka minister D.K. Shivakumar

Allegations of collusion with revenue department officials to buy government land date back to 1999-2003 when Shivakumar was UD minister in S M Krishna govt. Apurva Vishwanath

BJP comes up with ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to counter ‘separate flag’ issue 

The party will promote the concept of 'one nation, one flag' across India. Pragya Kaushika 

Siddaramaiah does a modern day Mandal to take on BJP juggernaut

The Karnataka CM has no substantial accomplishments despite being in power for 4 years. But he is banking on a social engineering formula to fend off BJP. Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi

We don’t need Prashant Kishor, says Karnataka Cong chief Parameshwara

Months before assembly elections in the state, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee President G. Parameshwara says that the party apparatus is in great shape and does not need an election strategist like Prashant Kishor to pull off a successful campaign. Anubhuti Vishnoi in Bengaluru

Exclusive: Siddaramaiah’s push for state flag is disservice to India’s dignity, integrity and sovereignty — Ananth Kumar

In an exclusive interview to Assistant Editor Pragya Kaushika, Union minister Ananth Kumar lashes out at Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah's demand for a state flag.

Exclusive: No need for Centre to impose Hindi in Karnataka – CM Siddaramaiah

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah defends the controversial move to give the state a separate flag as well as the transfer of a “whistle-blower” DIG. He also rules out any political alliance ahead of state assembly elections due next year and accuses the Centre of trying to impose Hindi in Bengaluru Metro. Anubhuti Vishnoi

Exclusive: Constitution does not prohibit state from having a flag — Siddaramaiah

In an exclusive interview to ThePrint, Karnataka chief minister says state flag will not affect sovereignty of India. Accuses BJP of seeing everything from a political angle. Anubhuti Vishnoi in Bengaluru

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.