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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.

Viral image of clean Ganga under Modi govt is actually a photo from 2012

The image, posted on Facebook and shared multiple times on WhatsApp, is from 2012 when the Congress-led UPA was in power.
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.
The flyover between the Parade Road crossing and Dhaula Kuan was constructed and inaugurated in 136 days

How NHAI built a Delhi flyover in 4.5 months, with a little help from Parrikar

The new flyover from Parade Road to Dhaula Kuan stands in direct contrast to the nearby RTR flyover, which has faced numerous delays since November 2014.
BJP president Amit Shah

In BJP’s first list, Amit Shah to debut from Advani’s Gandhinagar seat

With the party expected to fight around 430 seats, it has now announced a little over 40 per cent of its candidates by declaring names for 184 seats.
Union Minister and BJP leader JP Nadda declares the first list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections

BJP announces first list of 184 candidates from 20 states for 2019 Lok Sabha polls

Prime Minister Modi will contest from Varanasi and Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, said union minister J.P. Nadda announcing the party's candidates for Lok Sabha elections.

Chaiwala becomes Chowkidar as diamond merchant falls in London

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
Nitish Kumar in a catch-22 situation after pulling out of Congress-RJD-JD(U) allliance | PTI

Nitish Kumar, Sushil Modi face ire of ‘upset’ Bihar BJP MPs

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.

On Camera

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.

Defence

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?