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Congress only plays divide & rule, BJP will uproot corruption, casteism, terrorism: Rathore

Union minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore believes the role of caste in politics is declining, says the young realise that Congress is using them as a vote-bank.   
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As Gautam Gambhir enters politics, a look at others who played second innings on poll turf

ThePrint takes a look at some of the prominent sportspersons who tried their luck in politics, and won or lost a Lok Sabha seat.
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Minister Rathore’s rebuttal of ThePrint report on media monitoring doesn’t hold good

Union I&B minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has criticised ThePrint report on media monitoring and called it incorrect. Here's our response.
Initiative aimed at promoting budding filmmakers at the IFFI has been shelved

India’s international film fest junks plan to promote budding filmmakers

IFFI organisers Directorate of Film Festivals & Entertainment Society of Goa have reportedly junked the project, called Talent Hub.
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Amitabh, Ranbir and Israel on agenda as govt looks forward to a controversy-free IFFI

Last year, under then I&B Minister Smriti Irani, IFFI ran into a controversy over payment-related irregularities.
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NFDC may not be shut after all as I&B ministry comes up with a fresh merger plan

Previous I&B minister Smriti Irani had decided to shut it down, but the ministry is now keen on merging two other units with NFDC.
File image of Smriti Irani | Facebook

I&B minister Rathore may not reverse ‘arbitrary transfer’ of officers by Irani in one go

Transfer orders were issued in November last year, within three months after Smriti Irani took over as I&B minister, purportedly to revamp PIB.
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Irani removal, Goyal, Rathore elevation as much a political move as administrative

Irani, known for her high handedness, frequent run-ins with bureaucrats & the media had become a 'political liability' for the party, especially with Lok Sabha elections due in 2019

CWG isn’t time to count medals, prepare for 2028 Olympics instead, says Rajyavardhan Rathore

Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Rathore speaks to ThePrint's Chairman Shekhar Gupta about how Indian athletes are different from earlier, how the government plans to make India a sporting powerhouse and why he thinks he's still got the skills to take up shooting.
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Sponsorship for players, outsourcing services part of sports ministry’s mega revamp plan

Government will spend Rs 1,000 crore over a period of three years to nurture sports talent; SAI will be restructured with many of its services to be outsourced to cut red tape.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

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A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.