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Supreme Court scraps NOTA option for Rajya Sabha elections

Apex court rules NOTA applicable for only direct elections, sets aside EC circular allowing option.

Triple talaq bill on hold again, and Ikea brings Hyderabad to a halt

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Arun Jaitley

Here’s why Arun Jaitley didn’t shake hands with PM Narendra Modi

The union minister, recovering after a kidney transplant, is following the ‘Namaste’ line of treatment that requires strict precautions.
Ram Madhav

Opposition wasn’t serious, even Congress had MPs missing: Ram Madhav after NDA’s RS win

What Amit Shah did was floor management. NDA secured more votes than what it actually has in the House says BJP’s Ram Madhav.
RSS-backed NGO files plea seeking equal inheritance rights for Muslim women

Why Muslim women will blame Congress for no progress on the triple talaq bill

The Congress’ position on the bill remains ambiguous with none of its leaders either endorsing or rejecting the amendment.

At launch of book on equality, Lutyens’ media leads the charge

Front Page The lure of the former Raj jewel-in-the-crown hasn't escaped former Financial Times correspondent in India James Crabtree, who launched his book at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library in Delhi Thursday evening to a packed hall of peeps who still want to wear the self-proclaimed but somewhat bedraggled badge of Lutyens’ media: @barkhadutt, now leading the charge of a new TV channel that will give you The Unvarnished News, led the conversation. @mihirssharma, columnist at Bloomberg, piped in. Junior civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha dropped out (Why? Maybe he didn’t want to face the mics of the few who still want to ask questions), so Rajeev Chandrasekhar, @rajeev_mp, the former media baron who made good by going into politics and finally joining the BJP, stepped up. Oh yes, the book is called, A journey through India’s new gilded age, The Billionaire Raj. Harvard University professor Michael Walton said, “Demonetisation was terrible economic...
Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena sends a firm message to ally BJP through its Parliament flip-flop

Political analysts say Sena wants the BJP to understand that while it is ideologically aligned with the NDA, it opposes Modi govt’s policies.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Vijay Verma/PTI

‘Rahul Gandhi can hug PM Modi, but can’t call Kejriwal’: AAP blames Congress for RS loss

Party calls Congress the biggest obstacle to opposition unity, says it is the reason why AAP MPs abstained from Rajya Sabha vote.
Rahul Gandhi

Today’s lesson for Rahul Gandhi: Anti-BJPism won’t be good enough for 2019

Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman election shows BJP is better at transactional ties than Congress; merely being anti-BJP won’t be good enough in 2019.

Meet Harivansh, the journalist who is now Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha

The JD(U) MP was elected to the Upper House in 2014 after serving as editor-in-chief of the prominent Hindi daily Prabhat Khabar.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?