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A statue of Deendayal Upadhyaya | Wikimedia commons

Who killed Deendayal Upadhyaya? It’s a 50-year-old question

Five decades since then Bharatiya Jana Sangh chief Deendayal Upadhyaya died under mysterious circumstances, there are no still no answers to who killed him and why.
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Industrial Relations Code clear attempt to diminish role of trade unions, says RSS affiliate

The Industrial Relations Code is one of three laws aimed at effecting labour reforms that were passed by Parliament Wednesday. It seeks to amend laws relating to trade unions.
A file photo of late BJP leader Ashok Gasti. | Photo: Facebook

BJP leader Ashok Gasti, first-time Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, dies of Covid

55-year-old BJP leader Ashok Gasti had been battling a severe Covid infection since 2 September. He could not attend any session of Parliament.
Students at a Samkalp Foundation centre. | Photo: Samkalp Foundation website

RSS-backed IAS institute has been quietly grooming ‘nationalist’ civil servants since 1986

In 2020 civil services exam, Samkalp Foundation has claimed a success rate of 61%. The institute with close ties to RSS claimed similar success in the last few years too.
Eggplants

Halt Bt brinjal trials, it is against the national interest, RSS affiliate writes to Modi

Swadeshi Jagran Manch alleges conflict of interest on the part of regulators, adding that GM crops could hurt trade security, and allow MNCs to monopolise the market.
An RSS shakha in the pre-lockdown days | Representational image | ANI

RSS shakhas set to return, but only where risk of Covid infection is low

RSS asks district units to consult public before starting shakhas again, says decision is in line with new govt guidelines allowing 100 people to gather.
The Gyanvapi Mosque next to Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi (left) and the Shahi Idgah, which is adjacent to the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura | Photos: Commons

RSS to go by what ‘samaaj’ thinks on Kashi & Mathura mosques, after seers’ call to remove them

A Hindu saints and seers’ body passed a resolution to ‘liberate’ Kashi and Mathura by removing the mosques, and sought RSS & VHP’s support.
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat is to speak for an hour and then field questions from foreign media personnel. | Photo: PTI

How RSS is planning to help migrants find jobs in villages & towns, focus to be on swadeshi

RSS is focussing on key areas such as agriculture, cows, Ayurveda and other allied fields to create job opportunities for migrant workers who returned from cities.
Representational image of pearls and raagi biscuits | Source: sanjeevkapoor.com and Pixabay

Varanasi pearl beads, Tumkur cookies — RSS affiliate has a plan to make local products global

Swadeshi Jagran Manch has formed committees in all states to draw up plans on how to help local manufacturers, promote local items & then market them nationally & globally.

Lautan Ram Nishad can offer a counter to BJP’s Hindutva. If only Akhilesh Yadav lets him

In Uttar Pradesh, politics of social justice has no chance of revival. In India’s electorally most important state, Ram and BJP set the rules.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?