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When Delhi rioted, Sardar Patel busted fake news and wanted a Hindu newspaper banned

During the post-Partition communal riots in Delhi, it became Sardar Patel's job to quell rumours and take the Delhi Police to task.

Rajendra Prasad, India’s first President, who was a ‘man amongst men’

On his 56th death anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the freedom fighter, Congressman, journalist, lawyer and the only two-term President in India’s history.
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2016 was not India’s first demonetisation drive

Though not comparable in scale and magnitude to the problems faced in 2016, India's first demonetisation caused considerable difficulties to people.

From Rajendra Prasad to Ram Nath Kovind, a look back at every presidential election ever

NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind may have finally won the presidential election pretty easily against opposition candidate Meira Kumar. But here's a look back at every presidential election ever held in Independent India and how much of a margin each of them won by:                            

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.