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File photo of PM Narendra Modi | ANI

Modi skips Eid in the line-up of Indian festivals. Act of omission or commission?

In his address to the nation Tuesday, PM Modi mentioned up to twelve upcoming festivals till the end of the year, but failed to mention Eid which is next month.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launches the auction process of coal blocks for commercial mining in New Delhi Thursday. | PTI

PM Modi launches employment scheme for migrant workers who returned home during lockdown

Launching Garib Kalyan Rozgar Abhiyaan, Modi said the talent that has returned from cities to villages and will now give a boost to development in rural areas.
Modi at Delhi rally

Numerology to religious references — Modi’s call to light candles floats mystical theories

From the importance of number ‘9’ to how heat kills the coronavirus, people came up with all sorts of theories to support PM Modi’s move.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address Friday | Screengrab

After bartan bajao, PM Modi asks Indians to light lamps, candles as symbols of hope

Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls for lamps to be lit for 9 minutes at 9 pm Sunday 'to defeat despair of coronavirus', but says social distancing is imperative.
File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

PM declares 21-day full lockdown across India from midnight, Rs 15,000 cr to fight COVID-19

In his address to the nation Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi urged everyone to stay indoors. He said failure to take strict measures will take the country back by 21 years.
Modi at Delhi rally

PM address: ‘Janata curfew & Thank You’ in Express, ‘one hand on thaali’ says Telegraph  

A round-up of the most important reports in major newspapers around the country – from TOI and HT, Express and The Hindu to The Telegraph, Mumbai Mirror and The Tribune, as well as top financial dailies.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an election rally in Delhi's Karkardooma. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Sponsor Yes Bank is a no show at ET summit but Modi still draws flak for showing up

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Three pitfalls of CDS, Dept of Military Affairs and why it should make us sceptical

CDS Rawat must articulate a management structure in the DMA that is internally consistent and logical. Otherwise, the military risks being neither here nor there.
PM Modi-US President Donald Trump

Morning after Ahmedabad: How Modi & Trump have taken India-US ties to the next level

Trump realises that it is only India, despite its weakening economy, which can even think of taking on the dragon next door.
PM Narendra Modi speaking at the Lok Sabha on 6 February

Rajat on Modi’s ‘teekha’ comment, laughing contest in Times Now & Goswami smells a rat

A quick take on what prime time TV news talked about.

On Camera

File photo | An employee inspects a godown of Food Corporation of India (FCI) where rice bags are being stored during a nationwide lockdown, in Srinagar | PTI

FCI has highest rice, wheat stock since 2005. Modi govt continuing legacy of bad economics

It is clear from the rising stock of rice and wheat that the government has been buying more from farmers than what it requires during a pandemic.
Representational image | Picpedia

Modi govt drops plan to merge 3 state-owned general insurance companies

Decision to merge the 3 companies — National Insurance Co Ltd, United India Insurance Co Ltd, and Oriental Insurance Co Ltd — ahead of their proposed listing was announced in 2018 budget.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

There’s ‘thinning down’ of Chinese troops at Finger 4 at Pangong lake, but no pullback yet

India-China disengagement at Pangong lake will be a focus area in the next round of military talks at the corps commander level. 
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.