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Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru | Rohini Swamy | ThePrint

As a woman, I never felt out of place in NDA. But there is still much to be achieved

The desire for instant change may seem natural, but the NDA must be given time to make the environment more receptive for incoming young women.
Women Army officers outside the Supreme Court in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 ( representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

NDA, military can learn from US how to tweak standards for women without sacrificing fitness

The Supreme Court of India opened gates. Now military leadership must support gender justice and Service imperatives.

Economy on top of Indian minds rather than nationalism. A warning for Modi govt

ThePrint view on the most important issues, instantly.
JD(U) leaders Rajiv Ranjan Singh aka Lalan Singh, and RCP Singh (R) | Photos via Twitter/PTI

Why Nitish replaced RCP Singh as JD(U) president after his induction as Union minister

At a national executive meeting of the JD(U) Saturday, Nitish Kumar appointed MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, aka Lalan Singh, as party national president.
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.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma (L) and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga | Via Twitter

BJP and its ally, the CMs of Assam & Mizoram, argue on Twitter as boundary row festers 

While Assam is led by the BJP, Mizoram’s government is run by a coalition led by the Mizo National Front, an ally of the national party.

Puducherry gets first woman minister in 41 years as NDA forms cabinet

Chandira Priyanga became the first woman to be sworn-in as minister in the UT after Late Congress leader Renuka Appadurai, who was the education minister from 1980 to 1983.
File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

Rumblings surface within Bihar NDA as Nitish’s JD(U) upset with BJP’s ‘communal’ politics

The war of words over madrasa blast, & BJP's recent remarks on attack on Dalits and alleged forced conversion are signs that all is not well within the ruling alliance.
Former MP Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav is taken for a a midnight court hearing in Supaul district of Bihar on 12 May | Photo: ANI

Pappu Yadav’s arrest ‘undemocratic, insensitive’ say Nitish allies as cracks appear in NDA

Don-turned-politician & former MP Pappu Yadav was among the few politicians seen helping people on ground amid Covid surge. He was arrested Tuesday for violating lockdown rules.

AINRC-led NDA leads in 9 seats, SDA leads in 3 after first round of counting in Puducherry

According to trends available till 10:30 am, AINRC chief N Rangasamy was leading in his constituency.
Indian Army soldiers patrolling the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | Representational image| ANI

I served in Nagaland during the peak of insurgency and without AFSPA

Despite the Nagaland Peace Accord signed in the presence of PM Narendra Modi, AFSPA continues to exist. And we call ourselves mother of all democracies.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.