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Akhilesh Yadav’s challenge: No regional party has ever unseated BJP government in polls

BJP on its own has never dislodged any regional party in assembly polls, except the Samajwadi Party in 2017. The converse is also true but without any exception.

There was a gap in BJP’s UP campaign. Putin filled it

BJP’s 2017 UP poll campaign was broadly centred on three issues, two of which were intact in 2022. The third one was missing — until now.

Win or lose, AAP’s Punjab show will redefine India’s politics

Can Kejriwal do a Modi to the BJP, the way the latter turned tables every time a Congress leader called him a maut ka saudagar or chaiwallah?

Opposition is silent on gunshots at Owaisi. They’re wrong to think it will trigger Hindus

Opposition leaders are wrong about Hindus. Most of them are intelligent and liberal enough to smile at even Owaisi's most provocative remarks.

Three factors that are keeping Punjabi politicians on edge

Punjab polls have new anxieties—first 'Mandal-like' election for some, Jatt Sikh loyalty, and no more piggybacking Hindu votes.

Priyanka Vadra’s women-centric campaign long shot in UP. BJP must look at its male hierarchy

BJP has a gender disadvantage: no woman president or CM, and only one woman among 36 chiefs of states and Union territories.

Who’ll be ‘man of the match’ in UP? West-to-east polls has clear answer

The UP election that was once centred on Yogi Adityanath is fast becoming an election for Modi and an opportunity for Amit Shah.

Irani’s Lal Salaam shows minister-authors do one thing better than full-timers—be creative

The moral of the story is that ministers may be virtually irrelevant, but no one can accuse Modi of stifling their creativity.

Ghulam Nabi Azad has potential to do an Amarinder to Congress as PM Modi’s doors are open

Ghulam Nabi Azad knows better than anyone that you must have an exit plan when you question the Gandhis. And he has been doing it way too often.

Three lessons for Modi-Shah in below-par performance in assembly polls

Modi, Shah have outstanding innings with the Congress as the principal challenger. But assembly election records fail.

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Wild elephants monitored under thermal UAVs in Maharashtra | RESQ Charitable Trust

We monitored wild elephants, leopards in villages with thermal drones first time in Maharashtra

Whether it's monitoring wildlife, mitigating conflict, capturing of wildlife on field, UAVs are effective tools to complement existing on-ground efforts.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.