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Prime Minister Narendra Modi chairs a high-level meeting in New Delhi on 9 July 2021 | ANI

Ex-Union Minister along with 25 serving and former bureaucrats document 7 years of Modi govt

The book titled 'Accelerating India-7 years of Modi government' edited by KJ Alphons, can become a go-to guide for many MPs who want facts about their own government's works.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: PTI

PM Narendra Modi urges citizens to share inputs for his Independence Day speech

Modi asked people to provide their inputs on 'MyGov’, a citizen engagement platform and said that their thoughts will reverberate from the ramparts of Red Fort through his speech.
A file image of Veerappa Moily | ThePrint Photo

Anti-individualism won’t take any political front forward, Congress leader Moily warns

Veerappa Moily called for a common minimum programme for parties to work together and said opposition agendas should be based upon ideological instead of personal issues.
PM Narendra Modi interacting with the doctors and officials of Varanasi through video conferencing in New Delhi, on 21 May 2021 | PTI

A buffet of Modi govt failures but Congress still can’t breach the Teflon

Pegasus, Covid, farmer protests, price hike — comatose Congress just can't turn these issues into winnable campaign politics. Even a tractor ride to Parliament isn't taking off.

Unity of opposition parties will take shape on its own, says Mamata after meeting PM Modi

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, who is in Delhi on a 5-day visit, is expected to meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi Thursday.

Independence Day must be people’s movement, organise events in villages: PM Modi to BJP MPs

PM Modi asked the MPs to form teams of two in each Assembly segment to seek ideas from people on how they envisage India when it completes 100 years of independence in 2047.

Mamata arrives in Delhi for 5-day visit, meeting with PM, opposition leaders on agenda

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is visiting Delhi for the first time after coming to power for the third time. TMC sources said she may also go to the Parliament during her visit.
Illustration by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Removing Yediyurappa was the easier part, BJP now faces tough task of finding his successor

The final choice will be made after two observers, BJP Karnataka in-charge Arun Singh and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, visit the state and hold a meeting with MLAs.

US Secretary of State Blinken will meet PM Modi on his maiden India visit next week

A wide range of issues including cooperation on Covid response efforts & regional security interests are on the agenda for discussion, as per the state department spokesperson.

Welcome PM Modi’s focus on clean energy in India despite Covid crisis— US official

Testifying before a Congressional committee Thursday, Jonathan Pershing, senior advisor to Special Envoy on Climate Change John Kerry, said US and India are committed partners on climate.

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File photo of health workers at a makeshift Covid-19 quarantine facility set up in New Delhi | Photographer: Anindito Mukherjee | Bloomberg

Why the pandemic’s invisible deaths needs to be counted

A better grasp of the toll is vital to assess the precise, real-world impact of vaccines and other preventative measures, or to understand just how lethal variants have been.
Several fraudulent withdrawals were made from the MEA employees' GPF accounts | Bloomberg

Centre’s fiscal deficit stood at 18.2% of budget estimate for FY22 at end of June

In absolute terms, the fiscal deficit was at Rs 2,74,245 crore. For the current financial year, the government expects the fiscal deficit at 6.8% of GDP or Rs 15,06,812 crore.

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File image of Indian soldiers in Ladakh | By special arrangement

12th India-China Corps Commander talks tomorrow, focus on ‘low-hanging fruits’ Gogra, Hot Springs

The India-China talks are expected to bring progress to the disengagement process in Gogra and Hot Springs, which was agreed upon by both sides last year.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.