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Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan — the President who defended Hinduism against Western criticism

On his 44th death anniversary, ThePrint remembers Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan and his contributions in the field of education and as a political leader.

Tashkent Files answers where Right-wing Twitter warrior Vivek Agnihotri is going next

After abusing liberals as part of his ‘urban Naxal’ project and filling young minds with propaganda, Vivek Agnihotri returns with an effective thriller.
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Vivek Agnihotri’s Tashkent Files adds confusion to many conspiracies over Shastri’s death

Characters and plot lines aren’t sketched out well in Tashkent Files, and seem to appear out of thin air, just like ‘facts’ about Shastri’s death.
Jinnah

Jinnah felt Pakistani & Indian soldiers would fight side by side against invaders

Journalist Kuldip Nayar recounts Lal Bahadur Shastri saying Kashmir may have had a different fate if what Jinnah believed had come true.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

PM Modi modifies Shastri’s ‘Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan’ slogan to include ‘Jai Anusandhan’

Referring to the scientific progress in the country, Prime Minister Modi said that it was through science that India was transforming its present and securing its future.
Harbakhsh Singh

India’s original surgical strike: How the Haji Pir pass was captured in 1965

Here’s an extract from the book War Despatches by the late Lt Gen. Harbakhsh Singh, who led the Western Command in the 1965 war.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Congress caught napping as BJP & AAP pay tribute to former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri

BJP and AAP take out ads lauding Lal Bahadur Shastri, India's second PM. BJP beats Congress to acknowledging Shastri even on social media.
Former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri | Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Ambassador not Cadillac: How Lal Bahadur Shastri defied Nehru’s tradition

On Lal Bahadur Shastri’s birth anniversary, his son Anil recalls rare personal and political anecdotes.
Former Indian Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri | Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

It’s duty of Central govt to explain how PM Lal Bahadur Shastri died: Information panel

Information commissioner Sridhar Acharyulu says people’s right to know ‘truth’ behind Shastri’s death cannot be brushed aside citing secrecy clause.
Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Vajpayee to be cremated at Delhi’s Smriti Sthal Friday afternoon, PMO takes over arrangements

Authorities have been asked to make preparations for a procession of up to 20 lakh people, given the former PM’s popularity.

On Camera

Congress headquarters

One in three people at Congress rallies may not have voted for the party: Lokniti-CSDS

Survey data from BJP and Congress rallies during 2019 election suggest that huge crowds are deceiving and don’t translate into votes in favour.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

An AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force

IAF workhorse AN-32 gets a fuel that’s green and creates jobs for tribals

The IAF will now run its AN-32 transport aircraft on a blended bio-fuel partly derived from trees. It plans to widen the experiment over the next two years.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

The Mandal-Mandir era is over, make way for Modi

BJP's Mandir politics has subsumed Mandal under Modi-Shah and created a pan-Hindu vote. Modi's challenger has to invent a new politics.