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File image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi| Twitter/ANI

Distressed to see violence at US Capitol, peaceful transfer of power must continue — PM Modi

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol when lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' election victory.
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.
Representational image of Pakistan flag | Pixabay

On Sri Lankan man’s lynching, all of Pakistan reacted…and moved on

PM Imran Khan’s tweet of shock. Check. CM’s expression of sadness and ordering of in­­q­ui­­ry. Check. IG police’s vow to arrest the culprits. Check.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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