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A file photo of former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao. | Photo: Commons

Why Congress has now woken up to own PV Narasimha Rao’s legacy

In episode 531 of Cut The Clutter, Shekhar Gupta says Congress in its obsession with Gandhi-Nehru family lost most of its icons to BJP. It can’t afford to lose one more.
Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh | File photo: ANI

PVN Rao took everyone along, even nominated Subramanian Swamy to cabinet rank: Manmohan Singh

In a speech inaugurating the birth centenary celebrations of PV Narasimha Rao, former PM Manmohan Singh praised Rao’s economic reforms and his ability to take opposition into confidence.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ANI

Don’t absolve Modi by saying he doesn’t have the right team to bring in economic reforms

Modi has always found a way to achieve his political goals— Article 370 to Ram Mandir. Shekhar Gupta can’t blame the PM's bureaucrats for his economic failures.
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Intelligence Bureau could’ve saved Babri Masjid by alerting PM Rao to demolition conspiracy

Madhav Godbole, who was Union home secretary at the time, writes how Intelligence Bureau paid little attention to Hindu organisations’ activities till then.
File image of Indra Sawhney | Sanya dhingra/ThePrint

Modi govt’s quota making India reservation-dependent: Lawyer who blocked similar Rao move

Indra Sawhney, whose petition led to 50% cap on reservation, says upper-caste quota bill is unconstitutional & must be challenged in court.  
A Sukhoi Su-30MKI makes touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway

How Vajpayee worked with leaders from rival parties to save the Sukhoi-30 deal in ’96

The inside story of how IAF’s Su-30 dream would've crashed but for the sagacity of Narasimha Rao, Vajpayee, Jaswant Singh and Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Sanju

When Narendra Modi felt slighted by Donald Trump and Sanjay Dutt— the bad boy of Bollywood

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint in the last 24 hours. Narasimha Rao and his muscular Kashmir policy On former Prime Minister P.V. Narasimha Rao's birth anniversary, ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta writes a tribute to him, garnished with some personal stories. A must-read. The waning warmth between Narendra Modi and Donald Trump Jyoti Malhotra writes about the meeting between Narendra Modi and Donald Trump in November 2017 in Manila in which Modi felt the US President did not greet him with as much warmth. Malhotra says the deterioration in India-US ties over the past eight months can be traced to this very meeting. Delhi would be better governed with full statehood Amid the controversy surrounding the AAP government's fight for statehood for Delhi, Shivam Vij lists why he thinks Delhi would be better governed if it had full statehood. Sanjay Dutt’s life was a mix of LSD and an...
Narasimha Rao had the most muscular policy on internal security, especially Kashmir | Robert Nickelsberg/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

P.V. Narasimha Rao’s Kashmir policy was much more muscular than PM Modi’s

Since nobody seems to remember this is P.V. Narasimha Rao’s birth anniversary, a short tribute and a couple of personal stories.
A file photo of Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Rahul Gandhi, before you sermonise on Vajpayee, look how you treated Narasimha Rao

The Congress has never bothered to credit Narsimha Rao for the massive liberalisation of the trade and investment policy in 1991.
A file photo of Narasimha Rao | Photo by Reuter Raymond/Sygma via Getty Images

Pokhran anniversary: Why Narasimha Rao decided not to conduct tests in 1995

This was less than six months before elections were due, and I believe his analysis was that sanctions following the tests would be vicious.

On Camera

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi

JP Nadda and Rahul Gandhi have built the same team. Modi’s governance plans can wait

If you look at the credentials of BJP president JP Nadda’s new appointees, you will know why Modi-Shah’s party has a rough road ahead.
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.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.