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Modi’s New India will be ‘communalism-free’, pledges BJP

Party outlines PM’s vision for New India by 2022, leaders pass six-point resolution at national executive meet in New Delhi.
Indians react strongly to major infrastructure projects like the bullet train deal signed by India and Japan

Homeopathy as Ideology

Criticism of the bullet train project shows our fear of scale is like mass hypochondria, where we fear real medicine and drift on with dainty, sweet, ineffectual pills.
Journalist Gauri Lankesh

Gauri Lankesh murder: Nervous BJP deploys big guns to counter allegations

The party has deployed big guns to thwart criticism from the Opposition.

Three years on, Modi Sarkar tinkers with UPA schemes in its pursuit of a rural makeover

While UPA resorted to big-bang rural policies, the approach of NDA-2 has been subtle and focused on completing programmes of its predecessor as the BJP tries to shed the image of being a party of the urban classes. RUHI TEWARI

On Camera

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat speaks at the book release of 'Gandhi Ko Samajhney Ka Yahi Samay' in New Delhi on 17 February 2020 | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Listen to Mohan Bhagwat’s Dussehra speech. You won’t say RSS lacks intellectual bandwidth

Mainstream Indian media used to denigrate and ridicule RSS. But it is now publishing its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s statements as front-page news.

Iraq PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi bets big on economic reforms

Kadhimi's govt is pushing a soup-to-nuts overhaul in the next three to five years. The path of least resistance would have been to wait until the general election next summer.

Defence

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets his US counterpart Mark Esper at his office in South Block Monday | Twitter | @rajnathsingh

India & US agree on deeper cooperation in Indo-Pacific as Rajnath meets Mark Esper

The hour-long meeting between Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his US counterpart Mark Esper came a day before the bilateral 2+2 ministerial dialogue in Delhi.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.