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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.
RSS members in a gathering

Ram Janmabhoomi struggle was about restoring national pride, not religion, says RSS mouthpiece

An editorial in RSS mouthpiece Organiser says the presence of political and spiritual leaders at the ground-breaking ceremony will deliver a message.
PM Modi shakes hand Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina at Visva-Bharati University in West Bengal | @narendramodi/Twitter

Modi’s Hindutva agenda is unsettling Bangladesh, time Delhi reaches out to reassure Hasina

The docking of an Indian ship from Haldia at Chittagong port is an amazing breakthrough in the on-off bilateral relationship. So why are Modi and Hasina silent about it?
File image of the VHP's model of the proposed Ram temple in Ayodhya | Photo: Ananya Bhardwaj | ThePrint

Muslim leaders including litigant get Ram Mandir ceremony invite, no opposition leader on list

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust has sent invites for the 5 August ceremony in Ayodhya. PM Modi, and BJP-RSS-VHP leaders of the temple movement invited.
Chandrakant Bhai Sompura's family has devised the blueprint for the Ram temple | By special arrangement

Somnath, Akshardham & now Ram Mandir — Gujarat family designing temples for 15 generations

The Sompura family of Ahmedabad claims to have designed at least 131 temples in India and abroad over 15 generations.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | ThePrint

Ram Mandir can’t wait for Covid vaccine. Modi is Hindutva leader first, India’s PM later

For BJP, Ayodhya issue is the most significant. And PM Narendra Modi is unlikely to miss the grand 5 August ceremony, Covid or no Covid.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

‘Wicked’ Pakistan tried to backstab a friendly India — PM Modi on Kargil war

On Mann Ki Baat, PM Modi pays tribute to soldiers on Kargil Vijay Diwas and says people’s actions, speeches, social media posts shouldn’t hurt the morale of soldiers.

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Inflation in India well above benign level, but RBI is not uncomfortable yet: Manpreet Badal

Should India go back to Keynes and start spending? Sadly, Modi govt does not have sufficient fiscal space to propel a strong enough multiplier.
A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

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Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.