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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress puts plan in motion to guard EVMs as Priyanka Gandhi sends message of ‘hope’

Congress candidates have been coordinating with their state units to station workers outside EVM strongrooms and look out for suspicious activity.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

Kumaraswamy, expected to meet opposition leaders over EVM issue in Delhi, cancels trip

Karanataka CM Kumaraswamy was scheduled to join a meeting of opposition leaders in New Delhi in the morning, and head back to Bengaluru the same evening.
Chandrababu Naidu

Exit polls say Chandrababu Naidu could win state battle but lose out on national ambitions

Majority of exit polls suggest Naidu's TDP will win a majority in Andhra Pradesh assembly but will lose to Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress in the general elections.
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy

After run-ins with media, Kumaraswamy threatens law to curb ‘irresponsible reporting’

The Karnataka CM, who has boycotted TV news channels since 18 April, had accused the media of running a campaign against him and ridiculing his family.

Left to consider joining opposition after exit polls paint dismal picture for it

A majority of the exit polls have given zero seats to the Left front in West Bengal.

Exit polls have a message: ‘New India’ wants structured parties with ideological clarity

Union minister Arun Jaitley says the Indian electorate is maturing, and seeing past dynastic parties and coalitions.
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh with Navjot Singh Sidhu during a Cabinet meeting in Chandigarh

Congress will move to resolve Amarinder-Sidhu spat only after election results

Two of the Congress' most senior leaders in Punjab, Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, have been at loggerheads since last week.
Nitin Gadkari

Exit polls not final decision but it reflects Modi’s win, says Nitin Gadkari

Most exit polls have predicted another term for PM Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA will cross majority mark by a distance.
Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party president Om Prakash Rajbhar

CM Adityanath writes to Governor seeking sacking of Rajbhar, SBSP leaders from cabinet

SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar & his fellow party members are under fire for criticising the BJP.

Karnataka’s shaky Congress-JD(S) coalition set for another test — Lok Sabha results

The bickering has only intensified between the Congress and JD(S), and a poor showing in the Lok Sabha elections could hasten the end for the uneasy coalition.

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.