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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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Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Sig Sauer

Indian Army to order second batch of 72,000 Sig 716 assault rifles from US

The new rifles will replace the existing Indian Small Arms System (Insas) rifles used by the forces and manufactured locally by the Ordnance Factories Board.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.