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Burst of colours, dancing to party songs, food as ‘support’ — snapshots of Manipur before polls

Door-to-door electioneering, public meetings & flag hoistings are taking place across Manipur, ahead of assembly polls on 28 February & 3 March. ThePrint brings glimpses of the campaign.

In pictures: With Manipur’s hills behind him, PM Modi cheers on folk artistes at poll rally

PM Narendra Modi's rally in Imphal, attended by thousands, was a sea of saffron flags. Among other things, Modi took potshots at the Congress as he addressed the crowd,

Tangkhul Naga attire, dancers grace rallies as BJP, NPP face off in Manipur’s hill district

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma-led NPP has been a BJP ally in Manipur since 2017 polls. Now, the two parties are taking on each other as they hold rallies on the same day.

Smiling voters, long queues: West UP votes in 1st phase of assembly polls

First phase of polling for 2022 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections was held today. ThePrint's Praveen Jain brings you photos from polling stations in Baghpat, Kairana, and Baraut.

In pix: BJP chants ‘Ayodhya-Kashi’ as Nadda arrives in Uttarakhand, Priyanka Gandhi gets chunri

ThePrint's Suraj Singh Bisht brings you snapshots of leaders meeting people in Uttarakhand, holding events and covering ground less than a week before polls.

Channi attends Gurbani recital, relaxed Sukhbir motivates workers as Punjab campaign heats up

ThePrint's National Photo Editor Praveen Jain brings you snapshots of leaders meeting people, clicking selfies with party workers and covering maximum ground less than 3 weeks before polls.

Hockey legends turned candidates hit streets in Jalandhar Cantonment as campaign fever starts

ThePrint follows the election campaigns of hockey legends Pargat Singh of the Congress and Surinder Singh Sodhi of AAP, and of the Congress’s Malvika Sood, sister of actor Sonu Sood.

Shower of petals, memories of Punjab’s valour as Channi marks 1st R-Day as CM in Jalandhar

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi hoisted the national flag at Guru Gobind Singh Stadium in Jalandhar to celebrate the 73rd Republic Day Wednesday.

2021 in photos part 2 — Covid pyres burn all day, police of 2 states clash, a deadly ambush

An Assam Rifles Colonel was killed along with his wife, son & four other soldiers in a terrorist ambush in Manipur. This year also saw the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, which dominated headlines for weeks.

2021 in pictures — Covid 2nd wave brings India to its knees, and Neeraj Chopra wins Olympic gold

Clashes erupted on Republic Day during a farmers' tractor rally in Delhi. Later in the year, the farmers’ protest ended with government repealing the farm laws.

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(L-R) Joe Biden, Xi Jinping, and Narendra Modi | ThePrint

India has interests on both sides of US-China divide. Cold War holds clues for path ahead

India’s strategic balance is weighted towards the West and its economic balance is towards China. But it needs more to build a multipolar world order.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

Army puts out tender for 30k ‘night sights’ so its US-made assault rifles can aim better in dark

While an open tender has been issued for procurement of the optical instruments, Bengaluru-based firm Tonbo Imaging, whose services the Army has previously used, is a frontrunner.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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