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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani in New Delhi | Shahbaz Khan/PTI

PM Modi, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani discuss evolving security situation in the region

During a phone call, President Ghani thanked PM Modi for the timely supply of food and medical assistance and the two leaders also exchanged Eid greetings.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a cabinet meeting Monday | Photo: ANI

‘Do gaz doori’ at Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan as trust prunes invite list amid Covid scare

The trust is now inviting 162 people to the event, which will follow social distancing guidelines. Only four people will accompany PM Modi on stage, including CM Yogi.
A file photo of BJP leader Uma Bharti. | Photo: ANI

BJP leader Uma Bharti to skip Ram Temple event, says ‘concerned about PM’ amid Covid cases

Ahead of the ground-breaking ceremony Wednesday, Uma Bharti expressed concern for the PM as Home Minister Amit Shah and other BJP leaders have tested Covid-positive.

To beard or not to beard — Modi and Rahul Gandhi’s makeovers mirror their politics

World over, beards are sending messages about politicians like Trudeau and Beto O’Rourke. And Modi’s white beard and Rahul Gandhi’s clean-shaven look are no different.

PM Modi says New Education Policy attempts to transform intent and content of education

Addressing the finale of the Smart India Hackathon, Modi emphasised that the new policy will lead to more job creators, not seekers.
Wall paintings featuring Lord Ram in Ayodhya. | Photo: Prashant Srivastava/ThePrint

Loudspeakers, LED screens, 3D rangolis — ‘limited entry’ plan for Ram temple event in Ayodhya

Ram Mandir trust general secretary Champat Rai says Covid guidelines will be fully complied with during bhoomi pujan ceremony, and only invitees will be allowed.
Security forces stand guard in Srinagar | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Demand of some Kashmiri Pandits to restore Art 370 is illogical, lacks historical support

Most of the cases challenging Modi govt's decision seek to maintain exclusivity and deny the emotional and economic integration of J&K with the rest of India.
A file photo of scholar and CNN journalist Fareed Zakaria. | Photo: Commons

Modi’s India going the way of Erdogan’s Turkey instead of UK, France, says Fareed Zakaria

At ThePrint's 'Off The Cuff', CNN anchor Fareed Zakaria spoke about the rise of illiberal democracy in India and its possible ramifications for a diverse country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses CII Annual Session 2020 via a video conference in New Delhi Tuesday. | Photo: ANI

PM Modi meets top bankers, asks them to introspect, ensure stable credit growth

The PM also exhorted bankers to support small businesses, SHGs & farmers. He said banks should identify bankable proposals and ensure they don't suffer in the name of past NPAs.

Indians will regret their silence over Modi’s ever-growing list of political prisoners

Across India, anyone who dares or could dare to express political disagreement with the Modi government risks going to jail on trumped up charges, in which trial and bail are difficult.

On Camera

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath waters Parijaat sapling ahead of the inception of Bhoomi Pujan for the construction of Ram Temple. | PTI

After Ayodhya, Kashi and Mathura will be easier. It’s PoK that poses big challenge for BJP

Ayodhya is the beginning of a new Hindu renaissance movement. India must channelise this energy to foster unity and work for economic resurgence.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

These are the 18 sectors that have been identified as ‘strategic’ for India by Modi govt

According to the plan, in strategic sectors, there will be a maximum of four public sector units and a minimum of one unit operating. The govt plans to exit the rest. 

Defence

Indian Army personnel | Representational image | ANI

This is the 3-stage system Army movies go through in India to prevent an Ekta Kapoor ‘XXX’

MoD wrote to Censor Board last month emphasising that web series based on military subjects also require a no-objection certification, just like movies & TV serials do.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.