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Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' defence industry outreach webinar via video conference, in New Delhi on 27 August

Light a diya at home to honour security forces guarding our borders, says PM Modi

In his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio broadcast, PM Modi said people need to show patience & follow health guidelines while celebrating festivals during Covid times.
File image of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Modi hails farm bills on Mann Ki Baat, day after old ally SAD quit NDA over the changes

During his radio programme Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi shares stories of farmers and says farm bills have empowered them, giving them the freedom to sell produce outside mandis.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi. | Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur/ThePrint

More dislikes than likes for Modi live streams — what stats show and how BJP sees it

The live stream videos on PM Modi’s official YouTube channel seem to be facing a new response trend — dislikes dominating likes.
Representational image of military equipment in Ladakh | Photo: ANI

Indian Army used ‘tactical signalling’ at LAC to stop Chinese troops from advancing closer

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.
Channapatna toys displayed at a store in Ramanagara district. | Photo: Rohini Swamy/ThePrint

Modi lauds toy hub Channapatna, but more than China this town is upset with rival at home

Amid struggles due to lockdown and influx of Chinese toys, Channapatna artisans were expecting support. But the decision to set up a toy cluster elsewhere has angered them.

Modi can’t ignore students anymore. They have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button

Students protesting the JEE exams have discovered the power of the ‘dislike’ button as a tool to get the attention of a govt that doesn’t entertain criticism.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi | PTI

‘Instigated by Congress’ — BJP says only 2% dislikes on Modi Mann ki Baat video are from India

Much of the negative reaction to Mann ki Baat videos appeared driven by protests against govt decision to go ahead with NEET and JEE Main amid Covid-19 pandemic.

SC’s coin toss in Prashant Bhushan case, and the dislikes on Modi’s ‘Mann ki Baat’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Modi is teaching NEET-JEE aspirants what happens when a government becomes too strong

It is remarkable hubris that the Modi government isn’t even pretending to listen to agitating students.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi speaks online | Photo: @INCIndia | Twitter

Students want ‘pariksha pe charcha’ not ‘khilone pe charcha’ from Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi's remark came after Modi, in his 'Mann ki Baat' address, said that India has the talent & ability to become a hub for the toy industry.

On Camera

Muslim women walk with their children in Iraq (Representational image) | Commons

Globalisation of revenge

Nobody looks more ridiculous in the whole Iraq situation than the Europeans. A bit of their hypocrisy was on show in New Delhi.
A Reliance Industries Ltd. oil tanker truck.

Reliance Industries posts 15% profit drop as Covid hits oil demand

The company posted a net profit of Rs 9,567 crore in July-September compared with Rs 11,262 crore a year back.

Defence

File image of a BrahMos missile

India successfully test fires air-launched version of BrahMos missile from Sukhoi jet

The missile hit a sinking ship in the Bay of Bengal with accuracy, official sources said. It was fired after the Su-30 MKI aircraft travelled for over three hours.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.