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BJP veteran LK Advani votes from Delhi, calls time on three-decade ties with Gujarat

Accompanied by daughter Pratibha, L.K. Advani cast his vote at Delhi’s Aurangzeb Road Saturday. Until 2019, he was registered as a voter in Gujarat for nearly 3 decades.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after Friday prayers, at Jama Masjid | PTI

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Vajpayee-Advani to Modi-Shah: This was India’s decade of political power duos

If Advani was the Loh Purush, Vajpayee was the Vikas Purush, the Hriday Samrat. But the question arises: is Modi the real Loh Purush or is it Amit Shah?
L K Advani's house on Prithiviraj Road after the Ayodhya verdict was announced | Photo: Unnati Sharma | ThePrint

Ram Mandir ‘poster boy’ Advani keeps low profile as SC allows temple, hosts one visitor

L.K. Advani’s residence in Delhi was unexpectedly deserted after the Supreme Court issued the Ayodhya verdict Saturday.
L.K. Advani (right) and Murli Manohar Joshi (left)

In Modi-Shah era, the original heroes of Ayodhya have been sent on vanvaas

LK Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharti made the Ram Janmabhoomi movement BJP’s stepping stone to power. Now, they have no place in BJP’s front row.
PM Narendra Modi stands with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Modi was BJP’s PM choice because Rajnath Singh made sure of it

As BJP president, Singh knew that pitching Modi would not be easy as more than allies on the outside, there was enough opposition inside party.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Jeremy Piper/Bloomberg

Remember Arun Jaitley when India adopts Uniform Civil Code & buries regressive personal laws

Arun Jaitley didn't meet people, he held court. His one-liners became a legend long before soundbyte journalism became fashionable.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

Who has groomed BJP’s future leaders better: Vajpayee-Advani or Modi-Shah?

Whether Modi has created leaders—and not parasites thriving on his popularity—will be slightly clear after Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand polls.
Sushma Swaraj | File photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

A fighter with a stern smile, Sushma Swaraj could easily have been the Indira Gandhi of BJP

Sushma Swaraj opposed the Congress party and its ways, but had excellent working relationship with some of its top leaders.
Sushma Swaraj with LK Advani

LK Advani remembers ‘close colleague’ Sushma Swaraj as a role model for women politicians

Veteran BJP leader L.K. Advani had known and worked with Sushma Swaraj since the beginning of her "illustrious innings" in the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Shaktikanta Da

Imperative banks raise capital as pandemic could increase NPAs, says RBI’s Shaktikanta Das

The pandemic is the biggest test of the economic and financial system's resilience and robustness, Das said, adding that RBI has asked banks to conduct Covid stress tests.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.