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Modified India: Third decade begins for Narendra Modi in service of the nation
Politics

Modified India: Third decade begins for Narendra Modi in service of the nation

Narendra Modi is a man with a mission and with a single-minded determination to transform India

In 20 years, Narendra Modi has proved being pro-poor and pro-business are not mutually exclusive
Politics

In 20 years, Narendra Modi has proved being pro-poor and pro-business are not mutually exclusive

Twenty Years after being in power, first as Gujarat chief minister and then as country’s prime minister, Modi’s biggest strength remains his ability to focus on processes without worrying about end results

Government may be third time lucky to say ‘Tata’ to Air India
Business

Government may be third time lucky to say ‘Tata’ to Air India

Privatisation may not ensure redemption for the loss-making airline, but it still is high time the government gets this done

Atal Bihari Vajpayee death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay homage to former PM among others
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee death anniversary: Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay homage to former PM among others

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also paid his respects, calling Vajpayee a “towering statesman, an erudite parliamentarian and orator par excellence”

Former Union minister Dilip Gandhi dies, days after testing positive for coronavirus
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Former Union minister Dilip Gandhi dies, days after testing positive for coronavirus

The BJP leader, who started his career in the late 1980s, won the Lok Sabha elections thrice since 1999 from Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar

In Jugalbandi, Vinay Sitapati unravels the relationship between Advani and Vajpayee, examining BJP before Modi
Arts & Culture

In Jugalbandi, Vinay Sitapati unravels the relationship between Advani and Vajpayee, examining BJP before Modi

Jugalbandi has a strong narrative thread and it can open up the debate on the rise of the BJP before Modi, and the progression of the BJP as a political party in a post-Congress India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee took India to unprecedented heights of development, says Narendra Modi
India

Atal Bihari Vajpayee took India to unprecedented heights of development, says Narendra Modi

A prayer meeting was held at Sadaiv Atal — the memorial to Atal Bihari Vajpayee — to mark the 95th birth anniversary of the former prime minister

Mehbooba Mufti says India, Pakistan must 'rise above' political compulsions, initiate dialogue
India

Mehbooba Mufti says India, Pakistan must 'rise above' political compulsions, initiate dialogue

Mufti's remarks came after the two countries traded heavy fire on the LoC following ceasefire violations by Pakistan on Friday

Atal Tunnel is ready after 10 years; world's longest tunnel at 10,000 feet will connect Manali and Leh
India

Atal Tunnel is ready after 10 years; world's longest tunnel at 10,000 feet will connect Manali and Leh

Built at a cost of over Rs 2,500 crore, the idea was conceived by the Indira Gandhi govt in 1983. Work, however, started only in September 2009 — seven years after the then prime minsiter Atal Bihari Vajpayee approved the project

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee
India

Narendra Modi becomes the longest serving non-Congress PM, surpassing tenure of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Modi, who took the oath of the prime minister in May 2014, became the fourth longest-serving prime minister after Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Manmohan Singh

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan
India

Hiroshima Day: Imagining a South Asian nuclear apocalypse triggered by India and Pakistan

India and Pakistan are just part of a larger — fraught — landscape. Every nation-state to acquire nuclear weapons after the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council is in Asia

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China
India

Galwan incident was no mere 'security' issue; India's diplomacy needs to kick in with rigour to counter China

Historically, India's diplomacy had maintained the high ground of morality, persuasiveness and professional engagement that allowed it to 'manage' the restive neighbourhood and internal contradictions. Current relationships are not reflective of that ability

Govt to boost Made in India products for exports; wants MSMEs to tap market potential in Europe, Latin America, Africa
Business

Govt to boost Made in India products for exports; wants MSMEs to tap market potential in Europe, Latin America, Africa

MSMEs in the new avatar is expected to develop cutting edge export-oriented technology products. The government, sources said, will assist the concerned MSMEs with research and technology up gradation.

Anti-CAA protests a result of people's suspicion about Narendra Modi govt's intentions, says ex-FM Yashwant Sinha
India

Anti-CAA protests a result of people's suspicion about Narendra Modi govt's intentions, says ex-FM Yashwant Sinha

The Vajpayee government was never questioned for amending the Citizenship Act in 2003, but suspicion about the Modi govt's intentions led to nationwide protests, former minister Yashwant Sinha said in Mumbai on Friday

Strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary
India

Strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass named after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 95th birth anniversary

The government will name the strategic tunnel under Rohtang Pass in Himachal Pradesh after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary on Wednesday

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked
India

Govt to conduct NPR along with Census 2021: All you need to know about NRC, National Population Register and how they are linked

How similar or different is NRC from NPR, a nationwide process, which the government announced will be conducted along with Census 2021, Firstpost takes a look

AASU files petition in SC challenging amended Citizenship Act, says protests against law will continue till it's repealed
Politics

AASU files petition in SC challenging amended Citizenship Act, says protests against law will continue till it's repealed

Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of betraying Assam, AASU said that it has filed a petition against the amended Citizenship Act in the Supreme Court and that the agitation against the legislation will continue till it is repealed

Citizenship Amendment Bill is tool for BJP to further communal agenda, push demography towards Hindus: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi
Politics

Citizenship Amendment Bill is tool for BJP to further communal agenda, push demography towards Hindus: Congress MP Pradyut Bordoloi

The CAB is basically an afterthought of NRC project taken up in Assam with the underlying objective that a Hindu population should be increased within certain vulnerable areas such as Assam, says Congress Lok Sabha MP from Nowgong in Assam Pradyut Bordoloi.

'Second House, not secondary': Narendra Modi, addressing Parliament to mark 250th session of Rajya Sabha, quotes Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Politics

'Second House, not secondary': Narendra Modi, addressing Parliament to mark 250th session of Rajya Sabha, quotes Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Upper House of Parliament was essential for checks and balance in democracy but a distinction needs to be drawn between checking and clogging