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BJP workers celebrate their victory in the Assembly elections

Gujarat’s urban voters and traders remain loyal to BJP

GST, note ban and the Patidar agitation did not have a major impact on urban voters in Gujarat, who have traditionally backed BJP.
Congress party supporters celebrate in Ahmedabad

Six seats in Gujarat decided by less than 1,000 votes

The Gujarat polls turned out to be a closer battle than many expected, and these eight seats epitomised that with the smallest of margins.
Narendra Modi with party senior leader & MP Shanta Kumar with other leaders

Six reasons why BJP swept to victory in Himachal

From targeting Virbhadra Singh on corruption charges to presenting its own united front, these are the reasons why BJP is forming a government in Himachal Pradesh.

The giant killers in Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat polls

With the BJP set to form the government in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, ThePrint takes a look at the underdogs who became ‘giant killers’.

The Congress heavyweights who lost in Gujarat today

Shaktisinh Gohil, Indranil Rajyaguru, Siddharth Patel, and Arjun Modhwadia lost to their BJP rivals in Gujarat elections, 2017.
Celebrations at the BJP head quarters

Confidence, nervousness, jubilation– how the mood in the BJP HQ swung as Gujarat counted votes

Leaders say until about 10.30 am, no one was able to utter a peep because of the close fight the Congress was putting up. But thereafter, normal service resumed.
Congress supporters and workers during an election campaign rally by Rahul Gandhi

In numbers: The rise and fall and rise in Congress vote share in Gujarat

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress had a 32.9 per cent vote share while in the 2012 Gujarat assembly election, it was 38.9 per cent.
File photo Narendra Modi in Gujarat

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats
Mansukhbhai Dafda in his cotton farm in Sukhpur village, Gujarat

Despite low returns, Junagadh cotton growers find seeds of hope in Modi

Cotton farmers in the Saurashtra region don’t want a change of guard in Gujarat, say BJP has ensured better roads, schools, power and water in villages.
Photo of a flooded area in Mumbai after heavy rains lashed the city

Talk Point: Why is flooding in Mumbai an annual feature & what’s the solution to it?

We asked experts why flooding in Mumbai is an annual feature and what's the solution to prevent it in future.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

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.