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Ajit Jogi played in Congress’ big-boy league, convinced each camp he was their ‘utility’ man

Ajit Jogi liked telling tales about ‘Diggy raja’, whom he loved to hate, but couldn't achieve much in MP politics. Luck finally smiled on him with Chhattisgarh's creation in 2000.
Villagers walk on a road during a storm due to Cyclone Amphan at Kakdwip near Sunderbans area in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal, Wednesday, May 20, 2020. (PTI Photo)

Cyclone Amphan: Yellow taxis in Kolkata, pink sky in Bhubaneswar & Javed Akhtar’s tiff

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Kejriwal waves from a car

Arvind Kejriwal risks becoming Rajiv Gandhi, neither here nor there

Walking the secular-communal tightrope, Arvind Kejriwal could fall off it.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley | Jeremy Piper/Bloomberg

Today, even atheists in India will proudly wear religion on their sleeve: Arun Jaitley

‘New India’, a collection of Arun Jaitley’s writings, provides an insight into the mind of the former finance minister, what he thought of Modi, Rahul Gandhi and AAP.
Nalini Sriharan

Centre, Tamil Nadu govt oppose Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini’s plea

Opposing Nalini's plea seeking to declare her detention as illegal, the Centre Thursday said unless there was an order in Governor's name, it wasn't such a case.
Rajiv Gandhi

Rajiv Gandhi had wanted to end impasse in Kashmir and saw Farooq Abdullah as its best bet

Rajiv and Farooq had virtually grown up together. Whenever the Nehru–Gandhi family was in Kashmir, the Abdullah family was always available to them.
Madras High Court

Madras High Court grants 30-day parole to Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict

Robert Payas, one of the seven serving a life sentence for Rajiv Gandhi's assassination, submitted a parole plea to make arrangements for his son's wedding.
Nalini Sriharan

Rajiv Gandhi assassination case convict Nalini demands release, stages hunger strike

Nalini, lodged in prison for the last 28 years, was last released from prison on parole on July 25, after the court had granted her parole for 30 days.
Manmohan Singh after presenting historic 1991 budget that liberalised the Indian economy

How Manmohan Singh played a key role in India signing its first bilateral investment treaty

In 1993 budget speech in Parliament, Manmohan Singh signalled the role of BITs as an important means of attracting foreign investment in India.
Sonia Gandhi, who was recently re-elected as Congress president, attends a prayer meeting marking the 75th birth anniversary of her late husband and PM Rajiv Gandhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In pictures — Top Congress leaders pay tribute to Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary

The Gandhi family and Congress party marked Rajiv Gandhi's 75th birth anniversary as 'Sadbhavana Diwas'.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

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.