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Mid-cap stocks expected to gain most from a likely Modi win

A potential victory for Modi’s BJP will help bring back domestic fund flows, and that’s seen as good news for mid-cap stocks.
Nitin Gadkari

Exit polls not final decision but it reflects Modi’s win, says Nitin Gadkari

Most exit polls have predicted another term for PM Narendra Modi, with some of them projecting that the BJP-led NDA will cross majority mark by a distance.
PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Modi’s second term needs to be bolder than his first

Election mandates don’t change the facts. Modi’s 5 years could and should have achieved a lot more than it actually did.
BJP President Amit Shah | Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Amit Shah condemns comments by Pragya Thakur, other BJP leaders as Godse controversy grows

BJP chief Amit Shah distanced the party from the controversial comments saying they did not reflect the BJP's ideology.

The big issue Goa parties always bet on to win power

Both Congress and BJP governments in Goa have fuelled the growth of casinos while in power, but vehemently demanded their removal while in the opposition.

MP Udit Raj shares old video on dowry dispute to claim Gujarat BJP MLA beat up Dalit man

The video, shot in Gujarat, is of a family involved in a dowry dispute and doesn’t feature any BJP MLA. Udit Raj has deleted the video.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi at Kisan Rally in Jaipur | PTI

‘Do all aircraft disappear when it rains’: Rahul on PM Modi’s Balakot cloud cover remark

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim that cloud cover helped the IAF evade Pakistani radars during the Balakot strikes.
Amit Shah with Modi

‘35% of first-time BJP MPs dropped as party was unhappy with their performance’

According to data analysed by ThePrint, BJP has not given a ticket to 55 of its 158 first-time MPs. Party says many won in 2014 'riding on Modi wave'.

5 years on, Baba Ramdev isn’t smitten by Modi & Patanjali will back any pro-farmer govt

Yoga guru Ramdev was among Modi's unabashed backers in 2014 but five years on, there are mixed signals from the Patanjali founder.

Election Commission slaps notice on Pragya Thakur for campaigning despite ban

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur has been barred from campaigning for her remark on Babri Masjid.

On Camera

File photo | Dimple Yadav (R), Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav (L) at a rally | Facebook/Dimple Yadav

Why Dimple Yadav touching Mayawati’s feet still riles upper caste Indians

Dimple Yadav’s gesture challenges the class system of Hindu society which categorises women and backwards of all castes as low and inferior.
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Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

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IAF men face action in Kashmir Mi-17 chopper crash as probe ‘almost confirms’ friendly fire

Six IAF personnel, one civilian were killed as an Mi-17 chopper was shot down in Kashmir on 27 February while Indian and Pakistan air forces were locked in a dogfoght 100 km away.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.