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An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian markets are worried of election ‘bolt from the blue’ on 23 May

Investors are worried about Modi’s ability to repeat his landslide 2014 victory amid a resurgent opposition, farm distress and a job crisis.
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These Maharashtra drought-hit farmers don’t need banks & loans. They’re funding each other

Farmers helping farmers — this is the guiding principle of a club that seeks to free farmers from the cycle of debt and penury that has dogged Vidarbha for years.
A worker sews up a sack full of onions

The modest gunny bag might turn out to be Punjab’s biggest election issue

Shortage of gunny bags is a huge worry for Punjab’s wheat farmers, whose produce is waiting in mandis. CM Amarinder Singh blames BJP-ruled Centre.
Fields of sugarcane and rice | Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg

It will not rain enough in 2019 & that’s more important than who comes to power in Lok Sabha

There is an alarming need to acknowledge and prepare for the upcoming monsoons. And it can’t wait for the formation of a new government.
Fall armyworm destroying crop

This worm army is marching across India and destroying everything in its path

The Fall Armyworm, from the tropical and sub-tropical parts of the Americas, was first detected in Karnataka last year. It's already reached Mizoram.
The farmland that was acquired by the state govt for the Tata Motor factory | Moushumi Das Gupta/ThePrint

Nandigram, Singur farmers angry with Mamata as getting land back hasn’t improved their lot

Farmers in Singur, Nandigram got their land back, but it is ‘uncultivable’. They’re angry because Trinamool didn’t help them, say the agitation was just politics.
Rajnath Singh, PM Modi and Amit Shah launching the BJP manifesto

BJP taps aspirational classes, promises ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ – once again

While the BJP manifesto or ‘Sankalp Patra’ includes a bit of populism, it largely projects the party as a facilitator for aspirational classes.

Why 175 turmeric & jowar farmers are fighting Telangana CM’s daughter in Lok Sabha polls

The farmers have filed their nominations from the Nizamabad Lok Sabha seat, hoping it will help highlight their cause nationally.   

The buzz in UP about Modi govt’s farm incentive — Rs 2,000 not enough, just a poll gimmick

Farmers say annual Rs 6,000 under PM-KISAN is too little, too late. They highlight stray cattle menace and believe that Balakot air strikes will help BJP.
Farmers block railway tracks during a protest organised under the banner of Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee (KMSC) against the alleged anti-farmer policies of Punjab government

38 Delhi-Amritsar trains cancelled as farmers protest on railway tracks

Farmers in Punjab have been protesting on rail tracks to demand loan waivers and payment for sugarcane crop with 15% interest among other issues.

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With Lok Sabha elections over, how can India and Pakistan now repair fractured ties?

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan is considering appointing a national security adviser to revive backchannel diplomatic talks with India.



RAW & IB chiefs, cabinet & defence secretaries — the key appointments awaiting new govt

The new govt will also appoint the IAF chief after incumbent Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa retires in September. 
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.