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BJP President Amit Shah flanked by Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis during the announcement of an alliance between Shiv Sena and BJP

Shiv Sena counts on optics to project its pre-poll tie-up with BJP as a victory

After months of bitterness, the BJP and the Shiv Sena reiterated their alliance for the Lok Sabha and Maharashtra assembly polls Monday.
In this Feb 19, 1999, file photo former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee waves from the maiden Delhi-Lahore bus service on his arrival at Lahore to attend a Summit in Pakistan

When Vajpayee took a bus ride and it seemed peace with Pakistan was possible

At a time when India’s ties with Pakistan have reached its lowest in backdrop of Pulwama attack, ThePrint recalls A.B. Vajpayee’s bus diplomacy of 1999.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Kamal Singh/PTI

Congress says time for Modi to walk the talk, plug security lapses

The Congress, which earlier said it stood with the govt and jawans in the wake of Pulwama, has called on the Prime Minister to follow through with his promise of action
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and others were staging a protest against the state's Lt Governor Kiran Bedi

Puducherry CM Narayanasamy calls off dharna after talks with L-G Kiran Bedi achieve ‘partial success’

V Narayanasamy was carrying out a dharna outside assembly for the past week over various administrative demands.
US President Donald Trump | Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

New York, California among 16 US states suing Trump over border wall emergency

US president Donald Trump declared an emergency on Friday to divert billions of dollars to building a border wall along Mexico after Congress didn't approve its funding.

BJP & Shiv Sena take cover under ‘ideology’ umbrella to clinch pre-poll alliance

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis promises to act on a range of issues raised by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. BJP to contest 25 seats in LS polls, Sena 23.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi | Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Don’t expect miracles from me, strengthen party at booth level: Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called on Congress workers to boost the booth level organisation of the party, and warned them against carrying out anti-party activities.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Vijay Verma/PTI

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal backs Puducherry CM against L-G in fight for statehood

Taking the opportunity to raise the statehood claim again, Kejriwal alleged the LGs of New Delhi and Puducherry were interfering with the elected governments.
Democracy Wall

National People’s Party will snap ties with NDA if Citizenship Bill returns: Meghalaya minister

Meghalaya home minister James Sangma said this a day after Amit Shah promised to bring back Citizenship Bill if BJP was voted to power.
Amarinder Singh

Cheaper petrol, job promise, no new taxes: Congress govt in Punjab rains sops in budget

Punjab is estimated to lose Rs 800 to Rs 1,000 crore annually on account of the VAT reduction on fuel.

OnCamera

PM Narendra Modi

India-Pakistan face-off over Pulwama is Narendra Modi’s biggest foreign policy challenge

New Delhi can pat itself on the back for persuading Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to not fly directly from Pakistan.
shiv sena

Is pact with Shiv Sena sign of BJP’s desperation or smart manoeuvring ahead of elections?

The BJP and the Shiv Sena will contest the Lok Sabha and the Maharashtra assembly election in alliance. The BJP is also forming an alliance with AIADMK in Tamil Nadu.

Defence

Andaman and Nicobar Islands

7 islands in Lakshadweep and Andamans identified for seaplane operations 

Private sector participation was also invited for tourism-based projects in two archipelagos in the region. 
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.