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US to end waivers to countries buying Iran's oil

Trump administration’s decision to end Iran oil waiver is Modi’s diplomatic failure, says Congress

Congress also alleged that PM Modi has directed all oil companies not to increase the fuel prices till 23 May so that he can garner votes. 

Sukhbir Badal to contest from Ferozepur, hopes to revive SAD’s fortunes in centenary year

Party chief Sukhbir Badal hopes to help the Shiromani Akali Dal regain lost ground. If the NDA comes back to power, it could also mean a cabinet berth for him. 

Mamata, Congress would have bought post of PM with looted money if possible: PM Modi

Narendra Modi lashed out at Bengal CM Mamata Banarjee for being corrupt, saying she wanted to extort people with her tax system.

In Sunny Deol & Hans Raj Hans, BJP sees a ‘tactic’ that will help party win again

BJP names singer Hans Raj Hans as North West Delhi candidate. Sunny Deol could be Gurdaspur nominee as party looks to cash in on ‘ready-made popularity’.
Sunny Deol

Sunny Deol joins BJP, will contest either from Gurdaspur or Chandigarh

Actor Sunny Deol said the BJP is like family to him as his father, actor Dharmendra, was very close to Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Aam Aadmi Party's candidate from East Delhi, Atishi, with Delhi Dy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia

Who’s Atishi? Doesn’t matter, in East Delhi the fight’s between Kejriwal & Modi

Very few voters ThePrint spoke to can name Atishi, AAP's East Delhi candidate, or for that matter a candidate of any other party.
Navjot Singh Sidhu

Election Commission bars Navjot Sidhu from campaigning for 72 hours for communal remarks

Congress leader Navjot Sidhu threatened a Muslim community from splitting their vote at a rally in Bihar recently.

Election Commission wants police to file FIR against Sadhvi Pragya for Babri comment

The poll body issued a showcause notice to Sadhvi Pragya after her statement on Babri Masjid demolition.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC HQ in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

What Rahul Gandhi told the Supreme Court in his plea over his Rafale remarks

Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed regret in the apex court over his remarks about the Rafale verdict. Read the full text of his affidavit here.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP’s Maharashtra test begins tomorrow — in Pawar fortress of Baramati

BJP claims several talukas in the Pawar bastion of Baramati exist only on paper as the family has not bothered to develop those areas.

On Camera

Udit Raj

BJP is denying ticket to vocal Dalit MPs like Udit Raj because they just won’t fall in line

Most sitting MPs whom BJP denied ticket to contest the 2019 elections were vocal about issues of caste and social justice in India.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.