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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat tests positive for Covid, hospitalised

Bhagwat was admitted to the Covid ward of a private hospital in Nagpur Friday. He is said to be stable and under observation.

How RSS helped save ‘Darbar Sahib’ twice and upheld Hindu-Sikh unity

Connection between RSS and Sikhs has a historical context — during partition, RSS saved lives of many Sikhs & protected people in Punjab from onslaught of Muslim league-led mobs.

This is how RSS plans to expand base in rural UP with Ram Temple & farmers in focus

A blueprint for the RSS plan was chalked out last week in Lucknow, which was attended by its new general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale. 
BJP flags seen at Sonapur in Assam's Kamrup district | Karishma Hasnat | ThePrint

Behind BJP’s rise in Assam, a quiet RSS push that began before Modi, Shah & Sarma were born

RSS affiliates such as Vidya Bharti, Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram, Seva Bharti & VHP have been on the ground in Assam for decades, building goodwill through schools, health aid etc.
File photo of UP Police personnel in Mathura | Representational image | Twitter | @mathurapolice

UP sub-inspector among 3 policemen booked, suspended for ‘assaulting’ RSS pracharak in Mathura

'Attempt to murder' FIR registered against three policemen on complaint filed by RSS pracharak Manoj Kumar in Mathura. Police also probing reports of 'retaliatory' assault on some policemen.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint File Photo

What Rahul Gandhi should know about Congress-RSS ties before he attacks ‘Sangh Parivar’

Over the last six decades, the RSS and senior Congress leaders have come face to face on several occasions. Rahul Gandhi must know what that history looks like.

‘Tribal persons are basically Hindus, no ifs or buts about it’ — senior RSS functionary

Addressing reporters Tuesday, Prakash Shastri of the RSS' Malwa region said the demand to have a separate religion code for tribals in the next Census was totally unjustified.

RSS’ new team has a message for the BJP

The revamped RSS team indicates an attempt for smoother coordination with the Sangh and the govt, but there’s a larger message in Saturday’s exercise.

Progressive and pan-Indian — Dattatreya Hosabale is new face of RSS

RSS’ new general secretary, Dattatreya Hosabale, represents both the hard and soft faces of Hindutva. It’s leaders like him who will attract younger generations.
File image of RSS volunteers | PTI

What analysts and opposition don’t realise — A new RSS is emerging on the ground

In ‘The Republic Of Hindutva’, Badri Narayan writes that the RSS is like the tip of an iceberg, exerting its influence much beyond what is visible.

On Camera

The BYJU'S learning app | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Byju’s raises $1 billion from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s company, others

The infusion that values the online-lessons platform Byju's at about $15 billion is among the largest recent capital increases in India.

Defence

Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Chinese military says India should cherish ‘positive trend’ of disengagement in Ladakh

After the 11th round of military talks, Indian Army said that both sides held deliberation on disengagement of troops at remaining friction points & agreed to avoid new incidents.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.