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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.

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BJP leader Wasim Bari | @DrJitendraSingh | Twitter

Why BJP and RSS workers are the new targets of militants in Kashmir

The murder of BJP leader Wasim Bari in Bandipora is another reminder that we must be steadfast in our resolve to completely erase militancy from Kashmir.
Representational image of a coal mine | Source: Twitter/@coalindiahq

India to raise Rs 20,000 cr by selling stakes in Coal India & a PSU bank to fund stimulus

In case of Coal India, if valuations are not attractive, the company will buy back shares from the government, officials said.


Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

Armed forces to limit flying Cheetah choppers as Covid hits spares production at HAL

HAL has reduced spare production for the ageing Cheetahs, and it has been communicated to the forces that the shortage is expected to last around 3 months.
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men in Maharashtra | ANI

Read my lips, forget the camera

Say Central forces' angry soldiers. They need reform, committed leaders. And very sensitive handling.