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SC closes contempt case against Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi could do with some public display of humility

Rahul Gandhi cannot pretend 2014 and 2019 did not happen. To even begin to build a new image, he has to demonstrate humility.
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Fake news is here to stay. But it can be countered easily, without sources & links: Study

Cow urine cures cancer. EVMs hacked. These are just some of the fake news that circulate on social media and WhatsApp. So, a new study tested correction methods.
L-R: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh at the manifesto launch | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

BJP swept votes of armed forces because Congress scored a self-goal in its manifesto

BJP mopped up postal votes, mostly cast by military personnel, as Congress promise to review AFSPA in aftermath of Pulwama & Balakot appears to have backfired.
Narendra Modi addressing BJP workers at the party headquarters

Modi’s anti-poverty schemes work. That’s why BJP swept the Lok Sabha elections

Vajpayee’s ‘India Shining’ defeat in 2004 made BJP shift its focus to the poorest, and Modi’s first five years saw anti-poverty schemes bring great success.
Nitin Gadkari

Bombay High Court issues notices to Gadkari & election commission over his election

A single-judge bench took up for hearing three separate election petitions alleging electoral malpractices in the poll process.
Headquarters of the Election Commission in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal/ThePrint

Just 8 EVM-VVPAT machines recorded vote mismatch in Lok Sabha polls, EC says human error

The Election Commission has launched a campaign to spread a message about the infallibility of the EVMs.

Haryana BJP eyes repeat of Lok Sabha feat, to deploy 3 lakh panna-pramukhs for state polls

In the Lok Sabha elections, 2 lakh panna-pramukhs were involved by the BJP to micro-manage the electorate.
A worker carries Bharatiya Janata Party flags for distribution ahead of an election campaign (representational image) | PTI

BJP got 93% of the Rs 985 crore corporates donated to national parties in 2016-18

According to a survey by ADR, six national parties together received more money in 2016-17 & 2017-18 than the previous four years combined.
Raghav Chadha

AAP’s Raghav Chadha challenges South Delhi election result in Delhi High Court

Raghav Chadha seeks setting aside of BJP MP Ramesh Bidhuri's election win for 'concealing FIR', wants himself declared the winner.

Opposition parties should respect Modi’s mandate, not blame EVMs

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On Camera

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden (R) and US President Donald Trump speak during the first US presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio, on 29 September

Trump-Biden debate had no highlights, only lowlights

The first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and his democratic challenger Joe Biden must have been one of the nastiest presidential debate in US history.
File image of Department of Economic Affairs Secretary Tarun Bajaj | Photo: ANI

India will not meet its Rs 2.1 lakh crore disinvestment target in 2020-21, DEA secretary says

Govt retains its Rs 12 lakh crore borrowing limit for the full financial year, which means it can borrow Rs 4.34 lakh crore in the second half.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Ordnance factories hit back at Army claims, cite export orders, accidents of other equipment

In a statement, OFB said only 19 per cent of the accidents involving defence ammunition between January 2015 and December 2019 could be attributed to the board.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.