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Nitin Gadkari

Leadership must own up to defeat and failures, says union minister Nitin Gadkari

He advised the defeated candidates not to transfer the blame on others.
Mizo National Front

Mizoram might be small, but it offers us big lessons in peacemaking

It's time we focused on the fifth state that went to vote for the richness and diversity it has given India. 
BJP national president Amit Shah | PTI

Amit Shah to visit Telangana to review BJP’s assembly poll performance

The BJP won only one assembly seat in the Telangana state elections of the total 119.

BJP out on a no ball, and Modi’s travel expenditure

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
BJP President Amit Shah

Assembly poll results will have some impact on Lok Sabha elections: Amit Shah

BJP is lining up series of rallies, likely to start December-end, to be addressed by Modi. These rallies will be targeted at clusters of parliamentary seats.
BJP supporters hold up a placard of PM Narendra Modi in in Agartala| PTI

6 reasons why 2019 is still Narendra Modi’s to lose

Narendra Modi is down but not out. Just because the BJP has lost critical state polls, which were dubbed ‘semi-finals’, there is no certainty that it will also lose the finals. It does appear a team less strong with the shock defeat, but it is still stronger than the opposition. 1. A timely warning The election results on 11 December are a timely warning about the public mood. The warning may serve its purpose: Narendra Modi now knows where exactly the BJP stands in the public eye. It knows it can’t take 2019 for granted. It is not going to be re-elected on the basis of what it has done in five years – voters are clearly not too euphoric about it. Modi has four months to shape a new narrative, show a new dream. He can see the writing on the wall – the big risks for him are farmers who are...

Congress party’s recovery and the chest that really matters

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Electronic voting machine | Getty Images

NOTA outperforms SP, AAP, NCP & others in assembly polls for five states

The None of the Above votes ranged as high as 2.1 per cent in Chhattisgarh to 0.5 per cent in Mizoram, said the Election Commission.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP president Amit Shah | Atul Yadav/PTI

This election loss has 10 lessons. BJP can choose to learn them or kiss 2019 goodbye

To begin with, the BJP needs some humility and accept that it no longer has a Supreme Leader who can make lamp-posts win.

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CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.

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.