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Congress uses ‘rural’ mantra to fight BJP in PM Modi’s home state Gujarat

Congress had got whitewashed in Gujarat in 2014, but this time, it is raking up issues like farmer distress and unemployment to attack the BJP's state government.
Beneficiaries of Common Service Centres | Vikram Sampath/ThePrint

Between gaon and governance: How Modi govt’s Digital India is bridging rural-urban divide

Narendra Modi government's flagship scheme, Digital India, is transforming the country at the grassroots.

Govt wants more women at the wheel in rural India, but that might not be easy to achieve

A new government scheme wants more women driving commercial transport vehicles in rural India. A look back at the experiences of women behind the wheel in India suggest the road ahead may be bumpy.  KAVEESHA KOHLI 

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.