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Students at a Samkalp Foundation centre. | Photo: Samkalp Foundation website

RSS-backed IAS institute has been quietly grooming ‘nationalist’ civil servants since 1986

In 2020 civil services exam, Samkalp Foundation has claimed a success rate of 61%. The institute with close ties to RSS claimed similar success in the last few years too.
Delhi High Court | Twitter: @ANI

Delhi HC stays broadcast of Sudarshan TV show on Muslim ‘infiltration’ in IAS, IPS

The programme titled 'Bindas Bol', was scheduled to air tonight at 8 pm.
File photo of Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News Suresh Chavhanke

‘Grotesque assault on India’ — over 1,700 citizens demand FIR against Suresh Chavhanke

The petition, which was sent to seven chief ministers Friday, was signed by several well-known personalities like Anurag Kashyap, Sagarika Ghose and Aakar Patel, among others.
File photo of Editor-in-chief of Sudarshan News Suresh Chavhanke

Sudarshan News ‘bureaucracy jihad’ report is hate speech, say civil servants, demand action

Civil servants condemn Sudarshan News Editor-in-Chief Suresh Chavhanke after he posts teaser video of report, to be aired Friday, that claims ‘infiltration of Muslims’ in the services.
Three-year-old Abrar celebrating Ganpati festival at home in Maharashtra’s Osmanabad district | Facebook

How a 3-yr-old boy in Maharashtra made his Muslim parents celebrate Ganpati festival at home

Abrar along with his parents Aslam Jamadar and Arshiya have been celebrating the festival at home since last week. They have also been performing aarti every day.
Representational image | Women stitch the Indian national flag for Independence Day, at Khadi Gramodyog Samyukta centre, Hubli | PTI

A new freedom struggle for India must be based on a new nationalism. No short-cuts will do

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is right about death of secularism. But he doesn’t answer why the entire spectrum of Hindu public opinion turned against secularism.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat performs bhoomi pujan for the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Wednesday | PTI

‘Secularists & distorians’, not Muslims, scared of real history — RSS editorial on Ram Mandir

In latest edition of RSS mouthpiece Organiser, editorial says India made 'another tryst with destiny' with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan on 5 August.
Muslims form human chain to save a temple from rioters in Bengaluru | Videograb | Twitter

‘We live as brothers, sisters’ — Muslims form human chain to save temple amid Bengaluru riots

Muslims formed the human chain to show they are 'here for all', but, at the same time, say they cannot tolerate insult to Prophet Mohammed and are seeking justice for it.
Representational photos | Hindu priests perform evening prayers at Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi | Kanishka Sonthalia/Bloomberg

Want to preserve secularism in India? Well, preserve the Hindu ethos first

Secularism in the Indian context would mean maintaining equidistance from  all religions. Unfortunately, that equidistance never happened.
File photo of Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi wanted to give Ayodhya a facelift to show she wasn’t just courting Muslims

In The RSS and the Making of a Deep Nation, Dinesh Narayanan writes about Indira Gandhi’s plans for Ayodhya and political outreach to the Hindu heartland after 1980.

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A participant at the 'Love World Peace Parade' in Berlin on 21 September

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.
Mukesh Ambani | Pankaj Nangia/Bloomberg

Investors continue to flock Mukesh Ambani, now KKR to invest $754 million in Reliance Retail

US private equity group KKR will hold a 1.28% stake in Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Retail, valuing India’s biggest retailer at Rs 4.2 lakh crore or $57 billion.


Indian pilots climb out of a Rafale fighter jet that was operationally inducted into the IAF on 10 September 2020 | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

CAG report flags vendors’ ‘dilly-dallying’ on offsets deals, cites Rafale as example

The CAG made the observations in its latest report, which was tabled in Parliament Wednesday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?