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Why Bihar CM Nitish Kumar can’t say no to RJD-JDU merger plans

Tejashwi Yadav has turned out to be a shrewder politician than many thought he was. The RJD’s resolution shows Nitish Kumar probably knows it.

Kejriwal, Rahul, Mamata’s silence on Muslims’ flogging shows deeper crisis in Opposition camp

Is neutral politics a sustainable political strategy in the long term for the Opposition? Rahul Gandhi and Kejriwal should've listened to Mohan Bhagwat more attentively.

How RSS pracharak BL Santhosh has emerged as BJP’s ‘rock star’ general secretary

As BJP's general secretary (organisation), BL Santhosh holds enormous powers. But none of his predecessors were as high-profile as him, not even Narendra Modi.

Not buying peace, not driving a wedge—Real reason behind Mamata’s ‘clean chit’ to Modi

Most opposition leaders, except Rahul Gandhi, have come to accept the reality—that attacking Modi doesn’t bring votes. And so, they have all made their adjustments.

AAP-ruled Punjab is missing the ‘Delhi model’ Kejriwal is promising in Gujarat and Himachal  

If BJP has the Gujarat model, AAP has the Delhi model. But the Chandigarh University video clip leak shows one has a glaring problem.

Modi’s ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ mantra finds a new meaning in BJP’s organisational revamp

While the projection of inclusiveness may be true to a certain extent, it also depends on the leaders’ utility and perceived loyalty quotient.

How Narendra Modi, the poll strategist, provided the blueprint for Amit Shah

The measures that BJP and Amit Shah are using today to reach unprecedented electoral and political heights were once a part of Narendra Modi’s playbook.

Congress revival requires end of Gandhi dynasty in Congress, Sonia-Rahul won’t let it happen

Sunday's CWC meet was a perfect forum for Rahul Gandhi to end speculation about his ‘renunciation’ and declare he won't contest the presidential election. But he didn’t say a word.

Why Nitish Kumar is Congress’ best bet for 2024 elections, despite a predictable outcome

First Bihari and a Kurmi PM candidate could put BJP’s potential allies in Bihar and Apna Dal’s Anupriya Patel in Uttar Pradesh on a sticky wicket.

Confused, aimless—why Opposition parties live up to Ronen Sen’s ‘headless chicken’ remark

From ‘compromising national security’ to 'playing havoc' with institutions, the Opposition continues to attack Modi while failing to reflect on own actions.

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File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.