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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at the organisation's headquarters in Nagpur | Twitter/@RSSorg

How RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat dusted off a 6-year-old document to set new agenda for Modi govt

The document, a resolution by the RSS’ All-India Executive Committee, speaks of a new population policy to address ‘demographic imbalance’.  
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Mohan Bhagwat targets Bitcoin, OTT platforms, drugs in Dussehra speech, calls for regulation

RSS chief also talks about minority killings in J&K, underlines need for NRC and a new population policy in his annual Vijayadashami address.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat during his annual Vijayadashami speech at the RSS headquarters in Nagpur | Twitter/@RSSorg

‘Unholy’ China-Pakistan-Turkey-Taliban pact means India can’t rest, says RSS chief Bhagwat

In his annual Vijayadashami speech, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat says, with Taliban’s rise, India’s north-western borders have again become a matter of ‘serious concern’.  

The real story is Gandhi, Savarkar were on same page on Hindi, Hindu, Hindustan — and caste

Rajnath Singh's attempt to Gandhi-wash Savarkar has carved his mercy petitions in stone. The debate between politicians and historians is now in the town square.
File photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

‘Vast differences’ in growth rate of religions — Bhagwat calls for NRC, new population policy

RSS chief says illegal infiltration can be a threat to the unity and integrity of the country, and that a population policy should be made thinking about the next 50 years.
An SUV that was destroyed when violence erupted during farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri | PTI Photo

‘SUV over protesters’ in Lakhimpur Kheri shows how RSS looks at farmers

The RSS, which carries the ‘one nation, one culture’ slogan, has never allowed a farmer’s son to head the organisation in its 96 years of existence.
Representative Image | RSS members march with the saffron flag | Wikimedia Commons

Founding, first shakha meet, 3 bans: Key moments that define 96-year journey of RSS

Founded in 1925 on Vijayadashmi, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has witnessed several important moments in the 96 years since its founding.
File photo of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Bhagwat repeats Hindu-Muslim ‘bhai-bhai’ pitch, says only pattern of worship is different

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat was speaking at launch of ‘Veer Savarkar: The man who could have prevented Partition’, by information commissioner and former journalist Uday Mahurkar. 
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‘Facebook knew RSS promotes anti-Muslim narratives but took little action’, whistleblower says

In a complaint filed with the US SEC, former employee & whistleblower Frances Haugen said Facebook lacks 'adequate systems' to deal with content issues internationally.
RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat and then union minister for information and broadcasting minister Prakash Javadekar release a book on Manikchandra Vajpayee | Twitter/@friendsofrss

Manikchandra Vajpayee, the pracharak & editor who became benchmark of journalism for RSS

Few people outside the RSS have probably heard of Manikchandra Vajpayee, but he is one of the most revered figures within Sangh, especially when it comes to journalism.

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Underage girls have been kidnapped, raped and prostituted by UN and NATO personnel in Kosovo

Here’s why sexual violence by humanitarians and peacekeepers keeps happening

Peacekeeping operations have a long history of predatory sexual culture. And the UN’s database shows that abusers come from all continents.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman during a meeting with World Bank Group David Malpass in Washington D.C on 15 October 2021 | Twitter/@FinMinIndia

Ending retrospective tax among Modi govt reforms welcomed by US admin, businesses: FM Sitharaman

FM Nirmala Sitharaman is in US for a week-long trip. After Boston & Washington, she is headed for New York for an interactive session with business community before flying back home.

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A BSF Jawan stands guard at border | Representational image | ANI

Move to increase BSF jurisdiction is to ‘curb crime’, Opposition cries ‘attack on federalism’

Home ministry has amended a 2014 notification extending BSF jurisdiction from 15 km to 50 km along Punjab, West Bengal and Assam border.
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Mohan Bhagwat is right, China is the big threat. But his prescription to counter it is flawed

India can fight China, but it needs peace & stability at home. It can't take on Beijing while re-lighting old fires like NRC or polarising Hindus & Muslims to win elections.
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