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Kangana Ranaut & Anupam Kher target liberals, but their patriotic act falls flat

The Kangana Ranauts and Anupam Khers of the world, cloaked in an armour of fiery jingoism, are immune from any scrutiny.
Anupam Kher in a still from the film | Facebook

Any resemblance of Anupam Kher to Manmohan Singh is purely accidental

Vijay Ratnakar Gutte’s The Accidental Prime Minister is a far cry from both Manmohan Singh’s life and politics.
Union railway minister Piyush Goyal arrives for a screening of 'The Accidental Prime Minister' in New Delhi | PTI

These BJP leaders were at screening of Manmohan Singh biopic The Accidental Prime Minister

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube screengrab

Sadly for BJP, Indians don’t vote based on fictional works like The Accidental Prime Minister

Nervous about their own poor performance, BJP is hoping that a cock and bull story will get it votes in 2019.

A Prime Minister’s silence and the price police pay in Uttar Pradesh

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

Why RSS is doing to Modi what Congress did to Manmohan Singh—the accidental PM

The current NDA regime is no less hamstrung by an alternate power centre.

‘Accidental’ prime ministers, and a bill that ‘kills’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube screengrab

BJP’s incidental connections to ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

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Anupam Kher as Manmohan Singh in The Accidental Prime Minister | YouTube

Why The Accidental Prime Minister matters to ‘chowkidar’ Narendra Modi

The saffron party certainly hopes the movie will evoke some of the anger the book did in 2014 and help push Modi over the finishing line in 2019.

On Camera

Rahul Gandhi at the press conference | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Communists who once sided with BJP now irked over no alliance with Congress in West Bengal

With a chequered history, where the Left Front had ‘aligned’ with the BJP, it is impossible for the CPM cadre to adjust themselves with the Congress.

Rahul Gandhi’s Rs 72,000 income pledge: Are populist freebies the only way to win elections?

Congress president Rahul Gandhi Monday pledged to give Rs 12,000 per month to every family in India if the Congress is voted to power in the 2019 elections.

Defence

A Chinook helicopter

India inducts Chinook helicopters, adds muscle to military along China border

Each Chinook helicopter can lift 45 soldiers, artillery guns or even light armoured vehicles to high altitudes. It can also fly through narrow mountain valleys.
National Interest

Why Rahul Gandhi’s Congress is in danger of morphing into a clueless NGO

Congress has questions but no answers, ‘leaders’ but no winners. Weeks before polls, it’s behaving like a virtuous, anti-establishment NGO just doing its thing.