Firstpost Editor's Picks: Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Article 370, John Abraham in Batla House, Cincinnati Masters 2019; today's must-read stories
Firstpost Editor's Picks: Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda supports scrapping of Article 370, John Abraham in Batla House, Daniil Medvedev wins Cincinnati Open; today's must-read stories.
Secret life of Article 370: Nehru's use of ruthless force to integrate Kashmir behind veil of 'special status' offers lessons for today
For former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Kashmir's special status, and Article 370 were, from the outset, a fiction — one which was authored against the background of war, great-power intrigue, and terrorism.
Bhupinder Singh Hooda's half-revolt against Congress over Article 370 in Kashmir reveals extreme restlessness of cadre
Bhupinder Singh Hooda, former Haryana chief minister is the latest in the list of Congress leaders who have supported the scrapping of Article 370; his son and former Congress MP from Rohtak, Deepender Hooda, too, had supported the abrogation soon after the move had been finalised by the Parliament.
RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das wants banks to link loan, deposit rates to repo: Will common man get a fair deal finally?
RBI governor Shaktikanta Das wants banks to link both their lending and deposit rates to the prevailing repo rate. Repo rate is the rate at which RBI lends short term funds to banks. Some banks, like SBI, have already adopted this in practice while others are yet to do it.
Batla House: How John Abraham carved a niche for himself as a dependable star, producer of content-driven films
Identified with terms like hottie, beefcake and a handsome action star for almost two decades of his career, John Abraham has evolved into a filmmaker’s go-to actor for a certain kind of cinema - the gritty patriotic or realistic story based on modern Indian history or a recent experience of our nation.
Cincinnati Masters 2019: Daniil Medvedev takes his tennis a notch higher with career's first Masters 1000 title
After the first set against Novak Djokovic in the Cincinnati semifinal, Daniil Medvedev's brilliant three-week march – which started with a final appearance in Washington and continued with another summit clash in Montreal – seemed to have run its course.
Bloom Review: How the West finally gets its views on Khalistanis right by examining them through prism of terrorism
A Khalistani tactic common with terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, Lashkar and ISIS is the distortion, misrepresentation and selective use of historical incidents, contexts and tales to legitimise their violent and extremist activity and hatred towards Hindus
Rishikesh-Karanprayag rail project: Dumped by British, ignored by Congress and Modi government's grit to complete
Declaring it unprofitable, the British dropped the rail project connecting the Garhwal hills after a survey in 1927 and post-Independence Jawaharlal Nehru and other governments did nothing significant for decades to roll down the Rishikesh-Karanprayag rail project
Beyond the Lines | Why dictators hate democracies: How Pakistan’s early choices decided its future
Military dictators are terrified of popular civilian leaders and are forever conspiring to make political dissent disappear — and they are likely to succeed using the force at their command, especially in a country such as Pakistan whose people are unfamiliar with freedom and democracy