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Railways privatisation marketed as ‘renovation’ and Modi’s Leh trip to combat botched image

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the nation Tuesday | Photo: ANI

Why the LAC clash with China won’t upset Modi’s political math

Unlike Kashmir, the issue of Aksai Chin lacks public discourse. It had never been a part of the BJP’s political propagation until recently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

India knows how to look the enemy in the eye and retaliate: PM Modi on Mann ki Baat

In his monthly radio programme Mann ki Baat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to 20 Indian soldiers killed in action in Galwan Valley clash with China.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

PM Modi’s masked appeal, Coronil’s ‘rigorous testing’ & why ANI is seeing red…

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers an address on the occasion of Buddha Purnima Thursday | Photo: ANI

Modi is sailing smooth now, but history won’t be kind to him

Modi may continue to win elections for a while, but what will he really be remembered for in the long run, besides his amazing ability to command votes?
A file photo of Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. | Photo: ANI

Congress now has a combative, Modi-questioning Ashok Gehlot, who is no more camera shy

Gehlot, who is usually shy of TV appearances and newspaper interviews, is now vocal on a number of issues, making himself heard on multiple media platforms.

Modi’s foreign policy puts Modi first, India second

If Narendra Modi’s foreign policy objective was India and not Modi, he would have been less appeasing of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Representational image of China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: Flickr

Modi must look at Xi’s military modernisation in last 8 yrs to understand Galwan aggression

Under Xi, not only has the PLA been given modern equipment, but there is also focus on creating smaller units – away from the 'top-heavy command structure'.
A file photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart K.P. Sharma Oli in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI/R. Raveendran

Modi said Neighbourhood First and then ranked Nepal low in India’s priority list

By not talking to Nepal for long, India has played into Nepal Prime Minister K.P. Oli’s hands and helped him promote his nationalist agenda.

On Camera

Kanpur's wanted criminal Vikas Dubey | ThePrint

Brahmin pride and pain flood Facebook after Vikas Dubey’s encounter killing

For many social media users, gangster Vikas Dubey was first and foremost a Brahmin — a ‘tiger’ whose killing is just another ‘atrocity’ on the community under 'Thakur' CM Yogi Adityanath.
File image of SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar | Photo: ANI

Not ‘overworried’ about NPAs, no need for a blanket moratorium extension: SBI chairman

SBI chairman Rajnish Kumar said the extension of the loan moratorium may be needed only for certain specific stressed sectors.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.