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PM Modi a remarkable example of person with scientific temper: Union minister Jitendra Singh

Speaking at a science event, Singh said scientific temper is much more important than scientific qualification. He also said Gandhi’s ‘ahimsa’ was a ‘silent biological warfare’.
An RSS gathering | Representational image | Facebook

Lost in history — role RSS played in liberation of Dadra and Nagar Haveli on this day in 1954

Dadra and Nagar Haveli were ruled by the Portuguese till an armed revolution liberated them, and the Tricolour was unfurled at Silvassa on 2 August 1954.

Bhagwat ‘not protecting Hindus’ — Why Right has turned on RSS chief over Muslim DNA remarks

Over the past month, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has faced flak for his remarks on the ancestry of Indians, which the Right views as an olive branch to Muslims. 

Bhagwat’s identity politics has a DNA of its own. Indian Muslims can’t ignore it in rush to gush

Muslim intelligentsia will prove itself to be opportunist if it doesn't engage with the underlying presumptions in the RSS chief's remark that Muslims share the same DNA as Hindus.

Bhagwat’s Muslim population remark isn’t surprising, RSS view on demography has evolved

Some analysts presume the RSS has raised the issue of population to help Hindu vote consolidation for BJP. But the Sangh has been concerned about the issue for decades.

Savarkar wouldn’t have found a place in today’s politics: Historian Vikram Sampath

Speaking at 'Off The Cuff', historian and author Vikram Sampath says Savarkar had differences of opinion with the RSS and its second Sanghsarchalak, MS Golwalkar.

‘Every nation has citizen data’ — Mohan Bhagwat bats for NRC, says nothing to do with Muslims

Speaking at a book launch in Guwahati, Bhagwat also said that citizenship laws will provide protection to persecuted minorities in neighbouring countries.
Representative Image | RSS members march with the saffron flag | Wikimedia Commons

Why the saffron flag is revered as ‘guru’ & worshipped by RSS swayamsevaks

When the RSS was started, several swayamsevaks wanted its founder Dr. Hedgewar to be designated as the ‘guru’, But Dr. Hedgewar decided that the saffron flag should be the ‘guru’.
RSS joint general secretary Arun Kumar | Twitter/@ArunKumRSS

Arun Kumar — the ‘tech-savvy’ J&K expert who is now RSS’ coordinator with BJP

RSS joint secretary Arun Kumar, 57, was appointed to the key post Sunday. His expertise is expected to firm up BJP strategy in the region, especially amid speculation that there may be elections in J&K.  

Assamese culture superior to RSS ideology, don’t need Sangh lessons on cow, Gaurav Gogoi says

Congress MP Gaurav Gogoi, in an interview with ThePrint, says Assam's Cattle Preservation Bill, 2021 is an attempt to distract people from the mismanagement of Covid and economic distress.

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If Afghanistan descends into chaos, Pakistan will feel the security heat: Maleeha Lodhi

Pakistani officials worry that fighting will force more Afghans to flee with estimates of new refugees ranging from 500,000 to 700,000.
Nykaa branded beauty products inside the Nykaa store in New Delhi, on 30 July 2021 | Bloomberg

With Nykaa IPO, Falguni Nayar gets her own story to become a billionaire start-up CEO

Nayar, a former investment banker, owns about half of the company with her husband and children. If the Nykaa IPO goes as planned, the value of their stake could exceed $2 bn.

Defence

A Heron 1 UAV in flight

Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel

Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons will be upgraded to undertake specialised and longer surveillance missions & precision strikes.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.