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Paid news: Court to hear Madhya Pradesh minister’s case soon, EC moving next on Madhu Koda case

The verdict in Narottam Mishra’s case could be critical to how the menace will henceforth be dealt with in the country Anubhuti Vishnoi

Started by Modi, CM’s fellow programme a big hit among states

Even non-BJP ​governments in Delhi and Kerala have roped in young talent from top universities to push reforms and development.

Ansari gets bouquets from Modi, brickbats from PM’s supporters on last day as VP

The PM's supporters came down heavily on Ansari for his comments on the atmosphere of intolerance and the feeling of insecurity among Indian Muslims. Pragya Kaushika

RS poll victory may not change Ahmed Patel’s tenuous relationship with Rahul Gandhi

Despite a somewhat smooth working relationship, Rahul's official Twitter handle remained silent, with no customary congratulatory message for Patel after he scraped through. Ruhi Tewari

Ahmed Patel’s victory: Gujarat BJP leader who lost will challenge poll verdict

Balwantsinh Rajput is set to file an election petition as he found ‘legal lacunae’ in the EC order disqualifying two votes Anubhuti Vishnoi
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Election Commission was ‘divided’ over using footage from Gujarat RS poll

There was a difference of opinion on accepting returning officer’s report as the final word or not. Finally the commission agreed to use video footage Anubhuti Vishnoi

BJP workers to be appointed OSDs to UP ministers

After Amit Shah’s advice, the state BJP unit takes steps to improve communication between the Yogi government and the party. Kumar Anshuman

This victory has helped boost Congress workers’ morale: Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel's victory is a much-needed morale booster for Congress, but in an exclusive interview to ThePrint he says there is a lot of hard work to be done. Anubhuti Vishnoi

BJP comes up with ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to counter ‘separate flag’ issue 

The party will promote the concept of 'one nation, one flag' across India. Pragya Kaushika 
File image of Sheila Dikshit | Twitter

Jairam Ramesh is one of the sultans: Sheila Dikshit

The former Delhi chief minister hits back at Jairam Ramesh's uncharacteristic criticism of the party.  Kumar Anshuman

On Camera

Lalita Pawar in a still from Anand

Lalita Pawar, Hindi cinema’s favourite vamp, played a memorable positive role in Anand

In Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Anand, which also stars Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan, Lalita Pawar plays a caring hospital matron.
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‘Free Julian Assange’ petition goes viral: Why is the world so invested in his release?

Julian Assange, co-founder of whisteblowing website WikiLeaks, is facing extradition to the US after Ecuador revoked his political asylum.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
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.