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'There’s a sense of fear among writers after Gauri Lankesh’s murder' says author Perumal Murugan

There’s a sense of fear among writers after Gauri Lankesh’s murder: Perumal Murugan

Tamil author, who was hounded by Right-wing groups over his controversial novel, says freedom of expression must be upheld and all types of books should be given space in society.
Graphic depicting Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi

Gujarat elections: Decoding Congress and BJP’s social media war

From #VikasGandoThayoChe to #Gujarat4Vikas, the two major parties are using social media to win over voters and discredit the competition.
‘Booster dose’ promised by politicians continues to elude Himachal pharma hub

‘Booster dose’ promised by politicians continues to elude Himachal pharma hub

Doon and Nalagarh assembly segments face infrastructure woes such as lack of rail link and four-laning of highway as well as non-functional container depot.
Fadnavis’s BJP govt has failed to live up to Maharashtra’s mandate: Prithviraj Chavan

Fadnavis’s BJP govt has failed to live up to Maharashtra’s mandate: Prithviraj Chavan

Congress leader and former CM says Fadnavis is running a ‘one-man show’, but his government hasn’t delivered on infrastructure or the BJP’s other promises.
Five charts show how parties have done in Gujarat over the years

How Gujarat votes explained in five charts

Five charts show how political parties have fared in Gujarat over the years and how the state has voted.
For Modi, winning Gujarat would be cherry on the icing

For Modi, Gujarat win will be cherry on icing

Gujarat is the first critical state since 2014 where BJP is seeking re-election, and a convincing win will seal Modi’s supreme leader status.
Himachal BJP feels neglected as top guns shower attention on Gujarat

Himachal BJP feels neglected as top guns shower attention on Gujarat

In October, Modi visited Gujarat five times, despite polls not even being announced. His only visit to Himachal came before the poll declaration on 12 Oct.
Portraits of Jagjiwan Paul and Vipin Singh Parmar

As polls near in Himachal, repeat warriors sharpen attack on each other

31 out of 68 seats will see clashes between repeat candidates, some of whom have been fighting each other for decades.
Braid chopping hysteria is a complication Kashmir doesn’t need, Mehbooba must act

Braid chopping hysteria is a complication Kashmir doesn’t need, Mehbooba must act

In the past 45 days, there have been at least 72 incidents where innocent people were tortured on the suspicion of being braid choppers.
After meeting interlocutor, Kashmir politicians want Centre to prove seriousness

Search for answers in Kashmir raises question: what are ‘legitimate aspirations’?

Home Minister Rajnath Singh said government’s new interlocutor on Kashmir would initiate a dialogue “to understand the legitimate aspirations of people”.

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Imran Khan

India’s Balakot strikes were long time coming, but only Pakistan can end terrorism

Trump must focus on ensuring that Pakistani terrorism against India (and Afghanistan) is defeated for the larger success of US geopolitical interests in Asia.
elections

Is EC over-regulating elections with strict code of conduct or is it doomed in digital era?

The Election Commission has barred the political parties from releasing their election manifestos in the 48 hours prior to voting.

Defence

Tricolor draped coffins of the CRPF personnel, who lost their lives in Pulwama terror attack

India has not and will not forget sacrifice of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, says Ajit Doval

At CRPF's 80th Raising Day event, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval says country’s leadership capable of determining "what should be done ahead".
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?