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BJP National Convention

BJP denies tickets to 6 sitting MPs from UP including Krishna Raj & Ram Shankar Katheria

The party renominated Smriti Irani from Amethi to take on Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
File photo of Modi at a public rally

Centre wants states to bolster security at campaign venues of PM, other high-risk leaders

The Ministry of Home Affairs has said that states should ensure surveillance and access control at venues where high-risk dignitaries hold public meetings.

Fitch is right. Now govt needs to fix problems, not the data

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Sam Pitroda

PM Modi slams Sam Pitroda & calls opposition ‘terror apologists’

This is a New India- we will answer terrorists in a language they understand and with interest, said PM Modi.
Gautam Gambhir

Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir joins BJP and is likely to contest Lok Sabha elections

Gambhir who joined the party in the presence of union minister Arun Jaitley may be fielded from the New Delhi constituency, currently represented by Meenakshi Lekhi.
File photo of Rivaba Jadeja | Facebook

Impressed & inspired by PM Modi, so joined politics, says Ravindra Jadeja’s wife Rivaba

Rivaba Jadeja says she's not averse to contesting the Lok Sabha polls and defends the Karni Sena, of which she is a part.
Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

7 new finds on India’s elections: Why Prannoy Roy’s book is the definitive take on 2019

From portion of rural women to Muslim voters, anti-incumbency to landslide victories, The Verdict offers insights into India's changing election scene.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah during BJP Parliamentary Party meeting | PTI Photo/Kamal Singh

BJP’s no more party with a ‘difference’ — over 25% of its ministers in states are defectors

A detailed analysis by ThePrint of all BJP ministers — including junior ones — in states it rules shows that as many as 29% are of non-BJP origin.
Chinese President Xi Jinping with Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan | Sheng Jiapeng/China News Service/VCG via Getty Images

Alliance with Pakistan matters more to China than terrorism

Pakistan keeps Indian troops tied down, making it difficult for India to join US-led efforts to contain China’s growing power in the Indo-Pacific.

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An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.


Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?