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Narendra Modi and Amit Shah shape cabinet ahead of swearing in ceremony

Sources said Modi government 2.0 is likely to have representation from most allies and showcase the party's newfound strength in different regions.

Talent deficit biggest challenge for Modi as he builds new council of ministers

Modi may want to tackle criticism of a 'weak bench strength' while ensuring an eclectic mix of veterans, fresh faces & representatives from key regions and allies.
President Ram Nath Kovind today appointed Narendra Modi to the office of Prime Minister of India

Modi stakes claim to form second successive NDA government

PM Narendra Modi met President Ram Nath Kovind to stake claim to form the government, after NDA won 353 seats in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. 

Seva, sermons, message for minorities: Modi’s exhaustive speech heralds ‘new era’ for India

Addressing allies in Parliament House, Modi urged new MPs to stay away from 'VIP culture', hit out at opponents for 'misleading minorities and cheating them'.
PM Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping | Commons

Verdict 2019: Modi Ji is now India’s Modi Xi

Modi will be straddling another NDA government like an undisputed leader with unquestioned authority and unparalleled power — like Xi Jinping of China.
File photo of Narendra Modi | SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg

Modi’s economic ideas have won India’s trust in 2019. Now he must begin to implement them

From revisiting ‘Make in India’ and fixing GST anomalies to addressing agrarian stress, Modi’s NDA will need to be bold in its second term.
File photo of PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi. | PTI

India needs a leader who will govern for all Indians

Narendra Modi has once again proved himself a preternaturally skilled politician but if he wants to be a great leader, he has to show he can be one for all Indians.
Narendra Modi at the Red Fort

For 5 years, Modi put national security reforms on hold. Now, he must act fast

India is way behind China and no longer enjoys a decisive edge over Pakistan.
2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Modi giving speech in Himachal

BJP sweeps Rajasthan, Gujarat, Haryana, Delhi, MP, Assam, Maharashtra, Karnataka & more

In most of these states, the BJP has replicated its 2014 performance, indicating a near-zero erosion of base.

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What about Dalit priest at Ayodhya Ram Mandir? Even Communist intellectuals won’t demand it

It is being said that the Ram Mandir will be more significant than the Vatican of Rome and the Mecca of Saudi Arabia. But will it change the status of Dalits and Shudras?

These are the things Indians have been spending their money on during the pandemic

Immunity boosters, comfort foods and digital services are some of the items Indian consumers have been buying in the lockdown months.


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.