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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister and Peoples Democratic Party chief Mehbooba Mufti | File photo: PTI

Mehbooba won’t be free soon but more ‘Apni parties’ in 2nd phase of govt’s Kashmir policy

Release of NC leader Farooq Abdullah marked the beginning of the second phase, in which Modi govt wants to engage with politicians beyond the ‘old guard’.
People across India have been protesting against the CAA-NRC-NPR, and states have also opposed the new parameters for the latter | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt to go ahead with NPR using new questions, says they were present in 2010 too

Govt’s stand comes despite objections from states. Parliamentary Standing Committee advises caution, given the apprehensions in the country.
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Allahabad HC remarks in Chinmayanand hearing unwarranted, bound to prejudice case

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Centre challenges Delhi court’s stay on hanging of December 2012 gangrape convicts

A trial court Friday stayed the hanging of the four convicts in the December 2012 gangrape, earlier scheduled for 1 February. The Centre has now approached the Delhi High Court.
The Economic Survey uses the affordability of vegetarian and non-vegetarian thalis as a measure of the Modi government's inflation control | Image: ThePrint Team

How Economic Survey used ‘Thalinomics’ to defend Modi govt’s inflation management

The 2019-20 Economic Survey has found that veg thalis became 29% more affordable compared to 2006-07, while non-veg thalis became 18% more affordable.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.
Priests offer prayers to Lord Swaminatha

Modi govt wants to train pandits and pujaris, design curriculum to standardise rituals

Skill Development Ministry officials say Modi govt wants to sustain Vedic culture, and also create employment opportunities in India and abroad.
The Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Modi govt moves SC to speed up hangings, change its 2014 guidelines on death row convicts

Govt contends that death row convicts are ‘taking judicial process for a ride’, and wants SC to specify a time period for curative and mercy petitions.
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Limiting duty-free alcohol purchase is regressive. Govt must focus on bigger goals

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Protests against the CAA have impacted the image of the Modi government | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Stung by CAA-NRC backlash, Modi govt plans mega publicity campaign to boost image

Less than a year after winning big Lok Sabha majority, Modi govt goes into ‘damage-control’ mode ahead of important state assembly elections this year.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump | File Photo | ANI

India and US must join hands during Covid-19 crisis, not increase nativist impulses

Katherine B. Hadda, former US consul general, Hyderabad, writes on the need for the US and India to unite during the Covid-19 crisis.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.


The consignment in Maldives

IAF airlifts 6.2 tonnes of essential medicines, hospital consumables to Maldives

The consignment was airlifted to Male by an Indian Air Force C-130 aircraft, as part of 'Operation Sanjeevani'.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.