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For BJP, Gyanvapi is like Babri. It’ll swing elections but...

Illustration by ThePrint team It was the vehemence of the reaction from the BJP establishment that convinced me that this time was...

US pressure forces India to reassess its options

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on a boat tour in Sochi, Russia, in 2018. India's relations...

Quad welcomes Albanese and vows to defend international or...

From left, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, U.S. President Joe Biden, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Pri...

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showc...

Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo cr...

India shouldn’t retain ties with Afghanistan’s previous ru...

File photo of Suhail Shaheen, Taliban spokesman | Twitter/@suhailshaheen1 New Delhi: India should establish ties based on nat...

Congress can hold a million ‘Chintan Shivirs’ but can’t de...

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint It is somehow typical of the mess that Rahul Gandhi finds himse...

How ‘Bangladeshi citizen’ Alo Rani Sarkar fought West Beng...

File photo of Alo Rani Sarkar | Facebook Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court Friday dismissed an election petition filed by Alo Rani...

‘Madrasas should disappear, Muslims originally Hindus’: As...

File photo of Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma | ANI photo New Delhi: Speaking at an event organised by the Rashtriya...

India’s heatwave exposes divide in access to cooling equip...

A labourer sleeps at an air cooler market on a hot summer day in New Delhi [File: Adnan Abidi/Reuters] As the scorching sun beat d...

India should rethink plans to become a semiconductor hub

A woman whose farming land had been transferred to build a solar power plant grazes her cow near the plant in Mikir Bamuni village, A...

What RSS chief Bhagwat really meant when he said ‘Akhand B...

Illustration credit: Soham Sen | ThePrint New Delhi:  Last month, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat kicke...

Biden set to launch anti-BRI plan for India & others

President Joe Biden arrived in Japan on Sunday to launch a plan for greater U.S. economic engagement with the Indo-Pacific, facing crit...

Autonomous Hindutva could devour both India and the Bharat...

With the rapid radicalisation of sections of Hindu society, the Hindutva project has become dangerously autonomous. It is no...

How can India fulfil its defence requirements in a post-Uk...

As summer sets in Leh and Kargil, the two areas have yet again risen to prominence. The work on Zojila tunnel in the west is in focus w...

India trims tax on gasoline and diesel to fight inflation

Riders fill up their two-wheelers at a gas station in Ahmedabad, India.   © Reuters NEW DELHI : India's F...

India’s once-vaunted statistical infrastructure is crumbli...

The modern Indian state has a proud statistical heritage. Soon after the country gained independence in 1947, the government resol...

Mughals are the latest villains of BJP and the Hindutva br...

Group portrait of Mughal rulers, from Babur to Aurangzeb, with the Mughal ancestor Timur seated in the middle. On the left: Shah Jaha...

India looking at spending Rs 2 trillion more to fight infl...

Photo: Bloomberg The Indian government is considering spending an additional 2 trillion rupees ($26 billion) in the 2022/23 fiscal...

India’s export ban makes wheat cheap – hurting farmers alr...

A farmer stands in his wheat field, which was damaged by unseasonal rains, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. Photo: Reut...

In South Asia, Bangladesh’s ‘deft’ balancing of US, China...

Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina and India’s PM Narendra Modi. Photo: AP While countries in South Asia are mired in economic cris...

India’s politicians have figured out how to turn welfare i...

It is the middle of 2021. An Indian woman on her way to London approaches the customer-service desk at Frankfurt airport and prese...