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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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On Camera

Gold bangles | pikist.com

Why Titan is beginning to shine again after lockdown woes while other jewellers struggle

Titan is set to post best quarter in nearly 3 years as investors bet on recovery in demand ahead of festive season & economic slump weakens its competitors.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.