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BJP claims Rahul signed Somnath visitors’ book for non-Hindus, fabricated says Congress

BJP calls Rahul Gandhi’s visits to multiple temples in Gujarat a sham, Congress insists its vice-president is a sacred thread-wearing Hindu.

Gujarat opposition has many cards, but BJP has the trump card — Modi

GST, note ban may have affected the traders, but Gujarati’s still prefer PM Modi; Congress-Hardik Patel pact may be a cause of concern for BJP.

In Gujarat’s hashtag & slogan war, these are the biggest weapons deployed by BJP & Congress

The Congress and BJP have been going all out to ensure they win the war of hashtags and slogans ahead of the Gujarat elections....

Mamata, Mayawati stand to lose most from holding state and national polls at same time

Some lucky state assemblies would get an extension by a few months while some unlucky ones will get their terms cut short.

Gujarat’s ‘Statue of Unity’ district divided over how much they benefit from Sardar Sarovar Dam

Some voters claim 182-m tall Sardar Patel statue and the dam will boost tourism and help create jobs.

BJP & Congress have made the same mistake in the run up to the Gujarat elections

National level leaders today are like banyan trees under which nothing grows; several states are experiencing the same leadership deficit.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi does not care about election season as politicians have forsaken them

Residents say there has been hardly any development, and there’s a total lack of employment opportunities nearby, forcing people to leave the country.

AAP’s Punjab ally comes to its rescue, alleges attempt to bribe judge against Leader of Opposition

Lok Insaaf Party, an ally of AAP, alleges an attempt was being made to bribe a judge to get an order against Sukhpal Singh Khaira in a drug smuggling case.

One of Gujarat’s biggest trade hubs doesn’t want to vote for BJP, but has no alternative

Surat's textile and diamond industry is still reeling from demonetisation and GST. Some are convinced this was necessary, others hope for change.

Bickering opposition to ensure easy winter session for Amarinder’s government

The focus of the upcoming session of the Assembly is going to be targeting AAP's leader of opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira.

On Camera

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Mamata Banerjee holding a rally in Kolkata, kali

Bengal has many Kalis, but TMC can’t accommodate them anymore. UP, Haryana is in the way

Moitra, TMC leadership need to have a conversation. And send everyone else a memo: Protecting Bengali identity is not the party’s only line anymore.
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

Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma pose with daughter Flying Officer Ananya Sharma in front of the fighter aircraft | Twitter/@DefencePRO_Guj

In a first in IAF, father-daughter fly in same fighter formation as fellow wingmen

Daughter of Air Commodore Sanjay Sharma, Flying Officer Ananya Sharma is currently undergoing training to master ‘superior and faster’ jets.

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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