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Sachin Tendulkar speaks to the media outside Parliament

Tendulkar wakes up from Rajya Sabha slumber, calls for discussion on sports

The cricket legend has been a member of the Rajya Sabha since 2012, but has rarely attended Parliament, and has never put in a request for a discussion.
An image showing BJP MP RK Sinha (right) with President Ram Nath Kovind (left)

R.K. Sinha: Pillar of Bihar BJP faces Paradise Papers heat

Rajya Sabha MP R.K. Sinha is the founder of private security major SIS, and has been associated with politics since the days of the JP movement in Bihar.

Gujarat effect: Election Commission to check truant MLAs in RS polls

Poll panel will go into the specifics of the polling area, define it in great detail to ensure there is no violation of voting procedure Anubhuti Vishnoi

RS poll victory may not change Ahmed Patel’s tenuous relationship with Rahul Gandhi

Despite a somewhat smooth working relationship, Rahul's official Twitter handle remained silent, with no customary congratulatory message for Patel after he scraped through. Ruhi Tewari

Ahmed Patel’s victory: Gujarat BJP leader who lost will challenge poll verdict

Balwantsinh Rajput is set to file an election petition as he found ‘legal lacunae’ in the EC order disqualifying two votes Anubhuti Vishnoi

Coming to terms with the might of institutions, in victory and defeat

The lesson from Gujarat: BJP can’t be seen on wrong side of constitutional bodies. Congress has to win real elections. Pranab Dhal Samanta

BJP joins Congress to say No to NOTA in Gujarat RS polls

The ruling party has urged the EC to withdraw the option saying it was acting beyond 2014 SC order. Anubhuti Vishnoi

If I stand beside Amit Shah, he won’t recognize me – Tribal leader picked for RS

Uike says her candidature came as a surprise to her, but believes that her journey will be a source of inspiration for many tribal women. Pragya Kaushika

Talk Point: Is the space for Dalit identity politics and Dalit-first parties shrinking?

The UP election results earlier this year signaled a growing support among the Dalits for the BJP. This was followed by NDA fielding Ram Nath Kovind as its presidential candidate, forcing the opposition to field another Dalit, Meira Kumar, as his rival. Then last week, Mayawati resigned from the Rajya Sabha, protesting against what she said was the attitude of the ruling party to suppress her voice raising Dalit issues. As parties from across the spectrum aggressively target and woo the Dalit community, what is the future of exclusive appeals by smaller parties? We ask experts.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha, but her record as MP wasn’t stellar

Mayawati's Rajya Sabha report card

On Camera

Vivek Oberoi as PM Narendra Modi during the shoot of his upcoming film 'PM Narendra Modi', in Varanasi | PTI

Only thing missing from Vivek Oberoi’s Narendra Modi is the cape

PM Narendra Modi fits perfectly as a sequel to Bal Narendra and as a prequel to Akshay Kumar’s ‘apolitical’ interview with Modi.
elections

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.

Defence

Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.