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Mormukut Sharma in a still from his video | By special arrangement

CPI (Maoist) takes responsibility for Dantewada attack, says media was not their target

In a statement, the Maoists also asked media persons not to be escorted by police while visiting the conflict zone.
Shripad Amrit Dange

Shripad Amrit Dange, the overshadowed beacon of Indian Communism

On his 119th birth anniversary, ThePrint remembers the man who founded one prominent Communist party and was responsible for the birth of another.

Forget toppling BJP, CPM will now debate if ‘no alliance’ means ‘no understanding’

CPM is facing existential crisis but it’s worried about dogma-driven approach to Congress rather than survival. That’s the debate at party’s 3-day meeting.
File photo of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee | PTI

TMC welcomes apex court decision on Bengal panchayat polls, BJP accepts verdict

Supreme Court rejected the pleas of CPI(M) and BJP, which sought cancellation of elections on more than 20,000 uncontested local body seats.
Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh says India lost a great leader with Somnath Chatterjee’s demise

In a letter addressed to Chatterjee's wife, Singh said the former Lok Sabha speaker was universally loved and respected.
Tripura elections

BJP’s victory in Tripura will force Left to rethink its alliance with Congress for 2019

National attention was focused on Tripura because the Left was engaged in a direct fight with the Right.
BJP supporters celebrate party's victory in Tripura | PTI Photo

Tripura shows us why the BJP could win 2019 without delivering ‘Achhe Din’

The BJP as a political party in India today is what the Left in Bengal and Tripura were, a party without opposition, capturing all spaces,leaders, issues.
Biplab Kumar Deb and Ram Madhav in Tripura | Photo @rajatsethi86

Tripura wanted change and BJP smartly cashed in on disenchantment with the Left

Tripura result is as much about BJP’s stunning surge as it is about the Left losing one of its last citadels, and with that, its electoral relevance.
Tripura elections

Tripura fell to BJP because the Left failed to understand what people wanted

Widespread corruption plagued the Tripura under the government led by Manik Sarkar, who is otherwise known for his clean image.
Sunil Deodhar

Sunil Deodhar: The Mumbaikar who conjured up a saffron wave in Tripura

Social worker, RSS pracharak, poll strategist, Deodhar put together a meticulous campaign to breach the formidable Left bastion in Tripura.

On Camera

PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
GoT

Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

Defence

After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?