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Pranab pluralism message

Former President Pranab Mukherjee had boxed himself into a dark corner by accepting the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh invite but appeared to salvage his pride on Thursday by denouncing all attempts to interpret Indian nationalism through the prism of religion.
Sanjay K. Jha Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Congress trains guns on Sangh

The Congress on Thursday swiftly changed its position on Pranab Mukherjee's decision to accept the Sangh invite after hearing his forthright criticism of religious bigotry and divisive politics.
Sanjay K Jha Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Sangh projects benign face

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday sought to present a benign picture of his organisation, claiming it respected India's diversity and worked not just for Hindu interests, making full use of the national attention generated by Pranab Mukherjee's presence at its Nagpur headquarters.
J.P. Yadav Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

A hit with a bit for all sides

Former President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh headquarters in Nagpur on Thursday turned into a primetime blockbuster for the Sangh parivar in its quest for "legitimacy''.
Anita Joshua Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt's science boast questioned

The Narendra Modi government has increased funding for its science and technology departments by 26 to 90 per cent, Union science minister Harsh Vardhan said on Thursday, releasing a 218-page document listing their "myriad" achievements over the past four years.
Our Special Correspondent Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Oppose India, accept pension

Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani's close aide Ghulam Nabi Sumji bats for Pakistan as a separatist but has no qualms about seeking Indian doles.
MUZAFFAR RAINA Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Sharad salary sabbatical

Disqualified Janata Dal United MP Sharad Yadav on Thursday undertook in the Supreme Court not to draw his salary or perks till Delhi High Court decided his petition against his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.
R. Balaji Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Kaala no-show in Karnataka

Rajinikanth's Kaala got a warm reception elsewhere but in the actor's birthplace, Karnataka, it was almost a no-show.
K.M. Rakesh Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Lawyers protest Koregaon 'vendetta'

Lawyers on Thursday condemned the arrest of advocate Surendra Gadling in connection with the Koregaon violence that claimed one life last December and also for alleged Maoist links.
Pheroze L. Vincent Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Sena sticks to go-solo line

The Shiv Sena on Thursday reaffirmed its decision to snap ties with the BJP and fight the general election alone, appearing to rebuff Wednesday's outreach by BJP president Amit Shah.
J.P. Yadav Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

Writer penance for Kathua gang rape

Malayalam writer and Sahitya Akademi awardee K.P. Ramanunni on Thursday performed a Sayana Pradakshinam (prostration) at a temple in Chirakkal near Kannur in symbolic penance for the Kathua gang rape.
PTI Jun 08, 2018 00:00 IST

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