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A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Step up testing, work on messaging to beat rumours, Modi tells CMs of 7 worst-hit states & UT

The seven participating chief ministers represented Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.
BJP supporters celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday in Chennai Thursday | ANI Photo

What we don’t know about the BJP election machine

We don’t know what exactly the BJP says to the voter through multiple channels of below-the-radar messaging. That’s why voter behaviour takes us by surprise.
Screenshot from PM Modi's address to students at the 22nd convocation of IIT-Guwahati Tuesday | Twitter | @NarendraModi

NEP aims to open campuses of foreign universities in India, PM Modi says

Addressing students at IIT-Guwahati convocation, Modi said NEP will connect education with technology and make technology an ‘integral part of our students’ thinking’. 
BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s West Bengal plan must not be ‘vote for Modi’ and get a Yogi or Biplab in return

West Bengal voters should be told who will replace Mamata Banerjee if the BJP pulls off the big win, and that Narendra Modi won't be the campaign's driving force.

Why Modi’s ministers are sounding like Mahabharata’s Yudhisthir

Is China in Indian territory? Did India miss Covid cases? What about doubling farmers’ incomes? Modi's ministers won’t lie on these, but neither will you hear the truth.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Nitish is promising new projects, but no clarity on 2015 Bihar package of Rs 1.25 lakh crore

Ministers in Nitish Kumar government fail to provide figures on the amount spent so far under the economic package announced ahead of 2015 Bihar polls.
Karnataka, Sep 19 (ANI): Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa addresses during an interaction meeting in Bengaluru on Thursday. (ANI Photo)

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa meets PM Modi in Delhi, seeks early release of NDRF funds

Karnataka Chief Minister Yediyurappa also discussed various developmental issues pertaining to the state and invited PM to inaugurate the Bengaluru Tech Summit virtually.

‘Lava’ birthday cake for Modi, free speech vs hate speech in ‘UPSC Jihad’ & Delhi riots cases

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Two thousand rupee banknotes (representational image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Modi didn’t favour issuing of Rs 2,000 notes, went along with consensus, reveals ex-aide Misra

Modi govt had issued new Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 banknotes after cancelling the legal tender of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes (old series). Printing of Rs 2,000 notes has now stopped.
Delhi Police patrol the northeast district where riots broke out in February. At least 53 people had died in the violence | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

How political masters are orchestrating Delhi Police in riots case: Julio Ribeiro

Retired IPS officer Ribeiro writes how the police misuse UAPA to keep those arrested without a trial for months, and questions Delhi Police’s evidence in riots case.

On Camera

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.

Defence

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?