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In this Dec 30, 2004 photo the then JD (U) President George Fernandes briefs the media after visiting the Tsunami affected areas in New Delhi | PTI

Fierce fighter, peerless friend: Why George Fernandes remains special, writes Yashwant Sinha

George Fernandes had seen ups and downs in his political career but always remained the kind-hearted human being that I knew.
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‘Sabka saath sabka vinash’: Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha mocks Modi govt

Yashwant Sinha accused the Narendra Modi-led government of presenting 'decorated developmental statistics' to fool people, and mocked the BJP's development slogan.
Former union ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha with lawyer Prashant Bhushan at a press conference | PTI/Subhav Shukla

Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Prashant Bhushan move SC seeking review of Rafale verdict

On 14 December, Supreme Court dismissed all PILs alleging irregularities in the procurement of 36 Rafale jets from France.
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Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha

In a frank conversation, former union minister Yashwant Sinha spoke on a range of issues including the Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign’, demonetisation, NPAs and the Gujarat riots. He also explained why he believed that the implementation of the GST, combined with demonetisation, hurt India’s growth rate. Sinha was in conversation with ThePrint Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta and Editor of National & Strategic Affairs, Jyoti Malhotra, at the ‘Off The Cuff’ event in New Delhi. Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha From left: Shekhar Gupta, editor-in-chief of ThePrint; Jyoti Malhotra, national and strategic affairs editor of ThePrint; Yashwant Sinha, former finance & foreign minister of India Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha Former Aam Aadmi Party spokesperson Ashutosh is in conversation with businessman Pankaj Bajaj. Off The Cuff with Yashwant Sinha Sinha said that the Modi government has botched up on a range of fronts, including the economy and agriculture. Read his full comment here. Off The Cuff with...
Yashwant Sinha at Off The Cuff in New Delhi | THePrint

Modi must restore BJP to what it was in Vajpayee-Advani times: Yashwant Sinha

Former finance minister Yashwant Sinha laments ‘lack of internal democracy’ in the BJP, says supporting Modi for PM in 2014 may have been a mistake. 
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BJP has become a party of the dead, says Yashwant Sinha

The former finance minister also rejected the possibility of a change in the party's leadership after its losses in the recently concluded assembly polls.
People participate in the annual walk called Walk For Life in New Delhi | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

As Ananth Kumar passes away, a look at politicians who have beaten or succumbed to cancer

Union minister Ananth Kumar died Monday of cancer, a disease that also afflicts his former ministerial colleague Manohar Parrikar.
Former union ministers Arun Shourie and Yashwant Sinha with lawyer Prashant Bhushan at a press conference | PTI/Subhav Shukla

Modi’s Rafale deal is largest defence scam, says Arun Shourie

In press conference, Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Prashant Bhushan allege PM Modi has compromised national security with Rafale deal.
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Yashwant Sinha, Shotgun on AAP wishlist for LS polls

Party opens channels for communication with the two leaders, offers to field them in the national capital.
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10 IAS, IFS and other civil servants who made it big in politics

Chhattisgarh IAS officer O.P. Choudhary joins a long list of those who made the switch. He signed up with the BJP at CM Raman Singh’s behest.

On Camera

How, and why, we learned to stop worrying and love the electoral bonds

Modi government’s electoral bonds scheme has several benefits that its critics ignore. But even their criticisms are without merit.
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Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.