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Another win for BJP, not just another loss for AAP

The BJP used Modi to full effect to win the MCD polls. Losing on their home turf will hurt AAP the most and put a question mark on their preparations for Gujarat assembly polls. RUHI TEWARI & RAJGOPAL SINGH

Kashmir’s Broken Cycle of Talks

Calling for a political dialogue has become the default option for politicians and pundits every time the security situation in the Valley worsens. The optics of talks looks intended to be a healing touch in itself and ends up becoming a tactic to buy time. RAMA LAKSHMI

BJP’S election machine is already at work in Gujarat

Modi has decided to make Gujarat a key focus until the assembly polls later this year and will visit the state frequently with outreach programmes.

Don’t want to be sucked into internal petty politics of any state – Canadian Minister Sajjan

Canadian defence minister rebuts Punjab CM Amarinder Singh’s controversial charge of being a Khalistani and asserts his Sikh roots. SANYA DHINGRA

To go after Modi or not? Congress struggles with new doubt

A section in Congress believes that attacking PM Modi has not helped the party- and it needs to change its communication strategy.

On Camera

With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Is there a risk of Modi govt using Covid-19 to curb media and freedoms or is it necessary?

Surveillance is becoming a key concern during the Covid-19 crisis. The Supreme Court has also directed media to publish the official version of the developments.

Defence

Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.