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Hindustan Times gives major RSS conclave only two small paras on Pg 1

Front Page “India’s diversity should be celebrated and the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh does not seek to foist its ideology over anyone while its inner functioning is democratic and not dictatorial." That's how The Times of India paraphrased RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s opening speech at a three-day seminar on the ‘Future of Bharat’ Monday.  Surprisingly, the RSS chief's conclave was not splashed across the mainstream media. You would have thought that Mohan Bhagwat, whose RSS is the fountainhead of not only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), but the Bajrang Dal, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad and 40-odd other affiliates, would have his speech dissected in every tiny detail. Hindustan Times gave it two paragraphs on Page One in its print edition, while a story on the inside pages read, ''RSS does not wield the govt's remote control." Even The Times of India had a small double column on its half-front page. The Indian Express,...
Supreme Court of India | PTI

SC goes back on Lodha’s ‘one state, one vote’ recommendation for cricket bodies

CJI Dipak Misra says Gujarat and Maharashtra will be allowed to retain three cricket bodies each, but only one will vote at a time.
A file photo of Ramachandra Guha |Twitter

Ramachandra Guha’s friends & fans are throwing an elaborate birthday party as he turns 60

The historian’s birthday at the end of April will be commemorated with much fanfare, with a ‘Festschrift’ in the pipeline.

On Camera

File image of PM Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping | Wikimedia Commons

China’s on India’s side in Pangong, Hot Springs. ‘Difference in perception’ line suits it

China has, over the years, specialised in salami slicing. In Sept 2017, then Army chief Bipin Rawat had cautioned that China was silently taking over territory.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.