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Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ANI

BJP MP Anil Baluni invites Priyanka Gandhi to lunch at Lutyens’ home she’s vacating for him

In a letter to Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Baluni cited his recent cancer treatment to turn down her invitation at the Lutyens’ home, but promised her sumptuous pahadi lunch.

Integrating two Lutyens’ bungalows into one — work on CJI’s new residence-cum-office begins

The 5, Krishan Menon Marg, which is the official residence of the CJI, will be combined with the adjacent 7, Krishna Menon Marg to establish a bigger residence-cum-office. 
Priyanka Gandhi at CWC

Modi govt asks Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate official Lodhi Road bungalow in Delhi

Urban affairs ministry order says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must vacate her bungalow by 1 August. The order comes months after her SPG security was withdrawn.
The duplex homes meant for the newly-elected MPs in Lutyens,'s Delhi's North Avenue. | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Liquidate Lutyens’ Delhi. Give the immense wealth locked up there back to Covid-hit Indians

How much do Indians pay for the netas and babus who rule over them? A conservative estimate of the land value of Lutyens’ Delhi is around Rs 5 lakh crore.
A view of Delhi's Central Vista

Cost of proposed new Parliament building sees 18% rise — to Rs 922 cr from Rs 776 cr

The cost has gone up because of additional requirement of infrastructure and an increase in size of various facilities that are part of the Central Vista project.

Mirza Ismail, the ‘serial Diwan’ who made industrial Bangalore beautiful, painted Jaipur

Mirza Ismail, who was born to Persian parents, wrought a civic revolution in four Indian cities during the 1940s.
CDS General Bipin Rawat

CDS a huge step, says Sujan Chinoy, 2020s decade of smaller economies — Ruchir Sharma

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Edwin Lutyens’ Delhi is unique. India’s political class must not tamper with it

Lutyens’ Delhi is inhabited mostly by politicians and civil servants. They are the birds of passage who have no long-term interest in retaining it.

41 former Lok Sabha MPs in Lutyens’ Delhi get eviction notices

The Lok Sabha Housing Committee had in August ordered 200 former MPs to move out of their official bungalows in Lutyens' Delhi within a week.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Paul Miller/Bloomberg

Khan Market booth didn’t vote for Modi. This is why he projects himself as anti-elitist

The Congress party got more votes than the BJP in some of the affluent Lutyens’ Delhi neighbourhoods, data shows.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.