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PM Modi's Covid-19 address on 14 April. Photo | YouTube

Unlike Indira Gandhi, this is why Modi era isn’t producing strong new foes

Unlike the Emergency, the processes of democracy have been left intact by Modi, preventing the opposition from highlighting the seriousness of the situation.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: ANI

Modi’s rajniti unable to tackle India’s three big crises. Time for lokniti

The nation wants to know the reality of the coronavirus spread, the situation at the LAC, and the condition of economy. But the Modi government is washing its hands off.

Amit Shah must focus on crisis mitigation, not indulge in whataboutery by blaming opposition

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Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi interacts with other opposition leaders by video link Friday | ANI

Mamata, Uddhav, Omar attend Sonia-led meet to devise ‘common action plan’ against Modi govt

As many as 22 opposition parties banded together Friday amid the Covid crisis and issued a charter listing multiple demands for the Modi government.
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Why the Modi government gets away with lies, and how the opposition could change that

As with Putin’s Russia and Trump’s America, India faces a ‘fire-hosing of falsehood’. Mere fact-checking won’t defeat it.

Modi works directly with civil servants during Covid: Lack of trust or shielding ministers?

PM Modi has been directly interacting with civil servants in the fight against Covid-19. A core team of 40-42 officers works under him in North Block.
Rahul Gandhi at a press conference | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Covid lockdown has ended only opposition politics in India. BJP’s shop is very much open

The war that catapulted Indira Gandhi to her peak also sowed the seeds of her decline. A quiet opposition must not let Modi skirt accountability during a pandemic

Rahul Gandhi’s criticism of lockdown, seeking more tests is opposition for sake of opposition

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Opposition criticism of Modi govt move to allow HCQ, paracetamol export a needless controversy

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People in Mumbai light lamps and candles on their balconies | PTI

Why can’t the opposition tell people to do things from their balconies?

After over six years of seeing PM Modi’s gimmicks, opposition still does not understand the new language of politics.

On Camera

File photo | Natasha Narwal with her father Mahavir Narwal | By special arrangement

Tale of 2 Indian fathers — one who stands by his daughter in jail, another who disowned his

Natasha Narwal was arrested for ‘conspiring’ Delhi violence and Amulya Leona for saying ‘Hindustan Zindabad, Pakistan Zindabad’. But how their dads reacted tells a lot about India today.
Representational image | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

All about Odisha’s new credit scheme for 7 lakh landless farmers, a ‘first’ in India

Under the ‘Balaram’ scheme, the Odisha government will provide credit worth Rs 1,040 crore to 7 lakh landless farmers in the next two years.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.