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FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
REDEFINING REAL TIME
NETAS AND NETAJI
A Close Watch
LORD OF THE FILES
RANE vs RANE
Reel Life Hero
GUARDIAN OF OFFENDED SENSIBILITIES
God’s Own Cemetery
CAN YOGI MAKE HISTORY? • Yogi Adityanath is poised on the edge of a future that can change Indian politics. He brims with optimism, but a resurgent Akhilesh Yadav is giving him the battle of his life in UP
THE PAST RECORD • Since 2014, the BJP has won at least 40 per cent of the vote in major elections in Uttar Pradesh (to the Lok Sabha/Vidhan Sabha), making it the dominant party
“I’ve never lost nor ever accepted defeat” • In a freewheeling chat at his Lucknow residence, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath spoke to Group Editorial Director Raj Chengappa and Special Correspondent Prashant Srivastava on his re-election prospects. Excerpts from an exclusive interview
THE DARK HORSE OF PATIALA • The Amarinder-BJP joint stock company is banking on a blend of symbolism and ground synergy in this ‘revenge’ election
AS YOUNG AS THE HILLS? • The BJP hopes to stave off anti-incumbency and a troubled legacy by focusing on a critical constituency: the youth
BARAAT WITHOUT GROOM?
COMMONERS VS KINGS
PAN-NORTHEAST? IT’S AN IDEA
Lost His Paes?
IT’S RAINING REBELS
KHANDURI, STILL ZAROORI
THE LENGTH AND BREADTH OF THREE SERVICES • How IAS, IPS and IFoS officers are shared by the states and the Centre
CADREWISE BREAKUP OF IAS OFFICERS
A CALL TO INDIGENOUS ARMS • The ministry of defence has announced a series of measures to energise the flagging drive to manufacture indigenous weapons. The PMO itself is supervising the initiative. Will it work?
JUMPSTARTING AATMANIRBHAR BHARAT • The defence ministry is reviewing defence procurements to rejuvenate indigenous defence manufacturing. Some outlines of this new policy are…
THE HIT LIST • Off-the-shelf purchases (excluding foreign military sales), with zero Make in India component or transfer of technology are either under review or have been axed
THE PROFLIGATE GENERAL • ANDHRA CM JAGAN REDDY’S POPULIST WELFARE MEASURES HAVE GOT THE PEOPLE’S VOTE, BUT IT HAS ALSO LEFT THE STATE ON THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY
GRANTS GALORE • CM Jagan Reddy has rolled out 30-odd direct benefit transfer (DBT) schemes. Most are wholly state-sponsored, some like the YSR Rythu Bharosa have a central component. Several are in his own name and the rest after his father YSR. The bonanza includes total writeoffs in keeping with his pre-poll promises. A staggering 66,116,074 beneficiaries have got a total of Rs 1.14 lakh crore since the YSRC came to power in June 2019. Some of the big ticket schemes include…
Bringing Positivity Indoors • Transform your interiors into a happy, positive space with these quick and simple tips
What makes me happy
‘NOBODY CAN STOP HIM’ • WINNER OF THIS YEAR’S INDIA OPEN, SHUTTLER LAKSHYA SEN IS SMASHING HIS WAY TO THE TOP
BRIGHTENING INDIA’S FUTURE •...