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Delhi hotel, where 17 died in fire, was a guest house & not allowed to run kitchens

Preliminary findings of fire department suggests lapses on part of its officials to highlight violation of norms by Karol Bagh hotel in last inspection in 2017.

Congress was involved in 1984 anti-Sikh riots – I saw & reported it

The anti-Sikh riots were 3 days of furlough given to criminals by police, government, and yes, Congress – Rahul Gandhi’s denial notwithstanding.
Delhi HC suggestion to airlift 108ft Hanuman statue revives debate on encroachments

From posh areas to slums, India is unable to get rid of its encroachment problem

Top NDMC official says religious structures are a dicey matter, but the law comes first; even agencies in Mumbai chalk out a plan to relocate such structures.

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.