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In defending Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress loses Sardar Patel to BJP

While Congress tweeted video of Nehru’s Tryst with Destiny speech & made no mention of Sardar Patel, PM Modi paid tribute to the latter in his I-Day speech.

A tale of two Patels, and pollution cloud over Diwali celebrations in Delhi

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India’s Statue of Unity is unveiled and Arun Jaitley’s new problem

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Statue of Unity | @narendramodi/ Twitter

In Modi’s Statue of Unity show, a cocktail of politics, symbolism & BJP’s changed dynamics

Attempts to glorify Sardar Patel are a part of Modi govt’s larger efforts to give due recognition to national 'heroes' outside the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.
Statue of unity

PM Modi unveils Sardar Patel’s Statue of Unity in Gujarat

The prime minister described the statue as a symbol of the country's engineering and technical capabilities.

Reducing Patel’s stature to a statue, and Yogi’s bid to turn Allahabad into ‘Prayagraj’

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MJ Akbar’s defiance in the face of #MeToo, and Shatrughan Sinha’s latest stunt

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The Rafale deal options, and Gujarat’s statue of ‘unity’

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The dilemma of Ganesh this Chaturthi, and Jaitley’s meet with Mallya

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Artist concept of the solar system. | Photo: NASA

Millenials love discussing Mercury retrograde on Instagram, but scoff at jyotish predictions

If you’re a millennial and everything is going wrong at work, in love, and in life — it’s probably just Mercury retrograde, which began in June and ends mid-July.
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India should spend more to revive demand, not worry about deficit: Economy expert Martin Wolf

Speaking at ThePrint's OffTheCuff, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times Martin Wolf said India can afford to increase its debt-to-GDP ratio to 90%, but should avoid borrowing in foreign currency.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
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It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.