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Manjul | Firstpost

Chowkidar sure hai, say exit polls as PM dishes out lessons in meditation

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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

Apoorvanand: BJP’s rebuke of Pragya Singh Thakur was a “clever ploy”

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Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur addressing the media in Bhopal

Difference between Pragya Thakur and LK Advani is only in the shade of Hindutva

Even if PM Modi says Pragya Thakur’s Godse remarks are unpardonable, he doesn’t really mean it.
PM Narendra Modi and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar during the last phase of the Lok Sabha polls, at Paliganj in Patna

Nitish Kumar condemns Pragya Thakur’s Godse remark, says BJP must consider expelling her

Speaking to reporters after casting his vote in the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency, Kumar said there was "no question of tolerating such things."

On Godse’s birthday, it’s time to remember his ideology is still dangerous and threatening

BJP’s Pragya Thakur called Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse a patriot, then retracted under pressure. But it wasn’t the first attempt to legitimise him.
Trial of people accused of participation and complicity in Mahatma Gandhi's assassination in the Special Court in Delhi on May 27, 1948. Godse highlighted | Commons

In 1964, calling Godse patriot led to uproar in Parliament. Now, Pragya Thakur gets approval

Under Narendra Modi’s regime, the once-close circle of Godse acolytes has only grown larger.
Kamal Haasan | Commons

Kamal Haasan – the atheist who divided India into Godse supporters and Godse shamers this week

For his comments on Godse being a Hindu terrorist, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan has had shoes, eggs and stones thrown at him.
Mamata

Mamata meme case: Dinamani says public figures must have thick skin

A round up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.
Manjul | Firstpost

‘Renaissance’ takes over West Bengal as Amit Shah puts the EC on ‘mute’

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Modi’s first ‘press meet’ betrays his lack of confidence. It was a disappointing monologue

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On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.