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Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

Amit Shah, Rahul Gandhi lead PM’s birthday wishes, Bhushan on ‘jumla’ day & Urmila’s restraint

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Congress leader P. Chidambaram addressing a press conference in New Delhi on the JNU violence

When Arnab Goswami ‘saved’ a life, and Chidambaram’s comeback to Modi 7 years later

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
BJP

With NEET-JEE, the Opposition has a shot at snatching Modi’s favourite voter — the youth

Those protesting represent a wide cross-section of India’s youth—mixed in gender, caste and class. And unlike those from JNU or Jamia, they do matter to the BJP.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal addresses a press conference at AICC headquarters Manvender Vashist/PTI

Sibal on why Congress chief isn’t only a ‘post’ & Greta Thunberg’s support for Indian students

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
File image of US President Donald Trump and PM Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Trump has elevated ties with India unlike any other president, says White House

Given the countries' democratic foundations and mutual interests in rebuilding global economy, Trump will continue to build this critical partnership, the statement said.
PM Modi walks past a guard of honour during the 74th Independence Day celebrations at Red Fort on 15 August 2020 | PTI

Naga peace deal can be a feather in Modi’s cap, but watch out for China

Nehru had no illusions about the Naga insurgency. He and every prime minister since has used both carrot and stick to bring the Naga rebels overground.
A file photo of NCC parade at by SD cadets at IIT Bombay. | Photo: Commons

Modi announces NCC expansion in border areas and training of one lakh cadets

Border area cadets will be trained by Army, those in coastal areas will be trained by Navy and where there are air bases, cadets will be trained by Air Force. A third of the 1 lakh cadets will be women.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Strong ‘bhakti’ cult, ticket-winning nationalism — why 78% people rated Modi ‘outstanding’

In episode 544 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta looks at the India Today 'Mood of the Nation' survey and analyses why Modi continues to be viewed favourably.

Sizing Modi, the ‘outsider’ in Kashmir, Himanta’s admiration for Shah & Trump’s first love

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.

‘Ram dharm’, ‘victory for Ram’ — how regional papers covered Ayodhya bhoomi pujan

Prime Minister Modi's trip lasted less than three hours in Ayodhya but got extensive coverage in Hindi and regional language papers the following morning.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?