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Rajnikanth

Tamil superstar Rajinikanth will not contest upcoming Lok Sabha polls

Rajinikanth appeals to people to vote for a party they believe will permanently solve Tamil Nadu's water crisis.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Just 6 MPs boast of 100% attendance in 16th Lok Sabha — four from BJP, none from Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi clocked an attendance of just 52%, much lower than the average of 80%.
Jack Dorsey

Only 12 of 31-MP House panel that summoned Jack Dorsey have verified Twitter handles

The parliamentary panel on IT has summoned Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on 25 February over complaints about the portal's 'anti-Right bias'.
Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi

From Modi’s tearful entry to Rahul Gandhi’s hug, the highlights of 16th Lok Sabha

The 16th Lok Sabha, whose last session ended Wednesday, faced a lot of disruptions and also witnessed some key breaks from tradition.
Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Did full majority Modi govt help Parliament perform better or has politics derailed it?

The full majority Modi govt pushed through bills in the Lok Sabha, but ran into hurdles in the Rajya Sabha.
PM Narendra Modi addresses a BJP rally in Tiruppur, Tamil Nadu

How PM Modi transforms into campaigner Modi as he mixes official trips with politics

ThePrint's analysis of Modi's domestic travels in the last 51 days shows he clubbed over 90% of his political addresses with his official visits. 
File image of Rajnath Singh | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Rajnath Singh hits back at Mamata govt for ‘unprecedented’ fight with CBI

Addressing Lok Sabha, Union minister Rajnath Singh hinted at a possible constitutional breakdown in West Bengal.
BJP president Amit Shah

BJP launches suggestion drive for manifesto, says India’s ‘mann ki baat’ is with Modi

The BJP has also given a new slogan to go with the drive — ‘kaam kare jo, ummeed usi se ho’ — which reiterates PM Modi’s ‘kaamdaar’ image.
File photo of Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge (C) | PTI

Leader of opposition Kharge calls the Union Budget an election manifesto of BJP

The Congress leader accused the ruling dispensation of bribing voters ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

OnCamera

Actor Vyjayanthimala

Every Bollywood reincarnation story must tip its hat to Bimal Roy’s Madhumati

Of the many things that Bimal Roy’s Madhumati got right, Pran’s antagonistic turn was one.
space laws

When it comes to space activities in India, are no laws better than bad laws?

The government had put the draft Space Activities Bill in the public domain, inviting suggestions. The bill was never introduced in this Lok Sabha. 

Defence

Convoys to Kashmir can’t be stopped even if aircraft are available, top CRPF officers say

CRPF officer says nearly 4,000 personnel needed to be moved from Jammu to Srinagar due to a backlog caused by weather. Not all could’ve gone by aircraft.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.