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How Modi-Shah’s BJP is becoming a victim of their OBC reservation plot

Over two years after Modi govt’s ‘final’ deadline to Justice Rohini Commission for OBC sub-categorisation, India’s backward classes await a report. Why is the BJP hesitant?
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Modi-Shah’s Aksai Chin bravado activated China’s Ying Pai to cross LAC

China's military-bureaucratic grouping Ying Pai are always on the lookout for a chance to expand their national footprint. Modi-Shah provided them just that in August 2019.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah | PTI

Why liberals love to fantasise about a Narendra Modi-Amit Shah split. Five reasons

After Vajpayee-Advani, Sonia-Manmohan, the latest targets of break-up theories are Amit Shah and Narendra Modi.
WhatsApp group admins change posting rights ahead of Ayodhya verdict

The opposition in India has a ‘distribution’ problem

It doesn’t matter what the opposition says, because voters don’t get to know their ideas anyway.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

Lutyens’ Delhi conspiracy theorists got it wrong. No rift between Modi, Shah on Delhi riots

Every ruler needs a confidant who is his eyes and ears and alerts him about the Trojan Horse if any. For Modi, Shah has been doing it for three decades.
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Why 2020 is a much bigger achievement for Arvind Kejriwal than 2015

The AAP faced many odds, and made many mistakes over the last five years. To win despite these is a stunning achievement.
PM Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah

5 reasons why Modi-Shah’s BJP lost to Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP in Delhi election

For the losing BJP under Narendra Modi and Amit Shah, the problem was that its success mantra for elections became its biggest foe.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Modi-Shah’s Delhi dislike found its new target just in time for election – Shaheen Bagh

It seems anti-CAA protests in Shaheen Bagh gave BJP’s Modi and Amit Shah just what they were looking for — a plank to polarise Delhi election.
BJP leaders (left to right) Nitin Gadkari, Pralhad Joshi, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi, Rajnath Singh,Thawarchand Gehlot leave the stage after event

Modi-Amit Shah govt has a massive HR crisis. Its poor bench strength is showing

Modi-Shah made PM a larger-than-life phenomenon and Shah seem like a never-seen-before strategist. But they failed miserably in grooming any talent.

Do Modi-Shah risk losing another state by undermining B.S. Yediyurappa in Karnataka?

Since July, Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has not been able to meet PM Modi & Home Minister Amit Shah to discuss cabinet expansion, indicating a rocky relationship between them.

On Camera

Trump’s reelection campaign is in crisis

As of 26 June, President Trump was averaging 41.4% of the vote in head-to-head contests with Joe Biden, just 0.8% higher than his job approval.
An employee walks past gantry cranes loading shipping containers onto trucks from the Cosco New York container ship docked at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port, operated by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), in Navi Mumbai. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Why India’s growing economic reliance on China will be tough to break

India buys everything from electronics to key drug ingredients to industrial machinery from China and reducing that reliance won’t be easy, experts say.

Defence

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India keeps tight watch on Pakistan as ceasefire violations rise at LoC amid China standoff

According to govt figures, April, May and June (as of 25th) have seen 387, 382 and 302 ceasefire violations, respectively — a three-fold rise since 2018.
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India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.