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Vallabhbhai Patel and M.K. Gandhi | Commons

Plague tested Gandhi and Patel leadership style. Just like Covid is testing Modi and Rahul

Gandhi and Patel were present on the ground during different crises, but leaders today are maintaining a ‘safe distance’ during the Covid-19 pandemic.
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When Delhi rioted, Sardar Patel busted fake news and wanted a Hindu newspaper banned

During the post-Partition communal riots in Delhi, it became Sardar Patel's job to quell rumours and take the Delhi Police to task.
File photo of External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Jaishankar, Ram Guha in Twitter spat over claim that Nehru had excluded Patel from cabinet

Foreign Minister Jaishankar tweeted quoting a biography that Nehru did not want Patel in the Cabinet in 1947 and omitted him from the initial Cabinet list.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Nehru never excluded Patel from cabinet list. Louis Mountbatten and V.P. Menon got it wrong

Only after Nehru received Patel’s assent did he send the cabinet member list to Mountbatten on 4 August. Patel not only headed the list, but was to be the deputy PM.
Jawaharlal Nehru with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Sardar Patel’s one comment proved all was not well between Nehru and Constitution in 1950

Astute politician that he was, Sardar Patel clearly had insights into Nehru’s thinking, which informed the advice he gave the PM on sticking to the Constitution.
A protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act, after Friday prayers, at Jama Masjid | PTI

Why Sardar Patel would have opposed NPR, NRC and CAA

Anyone born in India should be considered an Indian citizen. Period.
Nehru, Gandhi, and Sardar Patel sitting together

Gandhi loved Sardar Patel’s humour: ‘He makes me laugh till I can laugh no more’

The Iron Man and unifier of India also had a lesser-known humourous side. And Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's jokes spared none.
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AIR’s Sardar Patel lecture gets a Modi-Shah twist — annual event changed after 60 years

The lecture has been an annual feature since 1955 and involves eminent personalities addressing a select audience, which is then broadcast on AIR.
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BJP storms govt offices with Tricolour to push demand for ‘Hyderabad Liberation Day’

BJP wants anniversary of Hyderabad's 1948 annexation to India recognised as 'Hyderabad independence day', and says TRS opposes the move over 'communal concerns'.
Jawaharlal Nehru signing the Constitution of India | Commons

What Nehru wrote to Sardar Patel on Kashmir & its ‘oblivious’ Hindu Maharaja

In a letter written in 1948, Nehru complained that Kashmir's then Maharaja behaved in an inexplicable manner and irritated the people of the Valley.

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People sit in an outdoor plaza in Gangtok, Sikkim (Representational image)

Sikkim stopped seeing drug users as criminals and look what happened

In 2018, Sikkim Anti-Drugs Act decriminalised illicit drug use and laid down elaborate provisions for detoxification and rehabilitation.
A customer holds a SIM card packet while waiting to connect his mobile phone to the carrier Reliance Jio | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Rs 4,000 smartphone running on Reliance Jio — How Ambani plans to dominate telecom market

Reliance is apparently in talks with domestic assemblers to make a version of its Jio phone that will run on Google’s Android and be offered with low cost wireless plans from Jio.

Defence

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China has more than doubled its military positions at LAC since Doklam, new report says

China is constructing at least 13 new military positions near its borders with India, including 3 air bases and 5 heliports, says a Stratfor report.
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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?