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As Gautam Gambhir enters politics, a look at others who played second innings on poll turf

ThePrint takes a look at some of the prominent sportspersons who tried their luck in politics, and won or lost a Lok Sabha seat.
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Left-hander turns right: Gautam Gambhir pads up for BJP weeks before Lok Sabha elections

From joining the war cry against Pakistan to attacking Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Gautam Gambhir had long made known which way the wind was blowing.
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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.

Prime Minister’s priorities and trouble for Congress

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
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Gautam Gambhir announces retirement from all forms of cricket

Gambhir played in 58 Tests between 2004 and 2016, scoring 4154 runs at an average of 41.95. 
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Gautam Gambhir & Omar Abdullah spar on Twitter after Mannan Wani encounter

Gautam Gambhir had tweeted after the MannanWani encounter that the radicalisation of educated youth represented a failure of the political class.  

On Camera

Xi Jinping addressing the conference in Beijing

A shorter Belt & Road by China will be even more dangerous

A leaner Belt & Road will allow China to better deploy its infrastructure firms, subsidies, technology & finance non-bankable strategic projects.
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3 months of Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi in active politics: Has she lived up to the hype?

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed Congress’ general secretary of Uttar Pradesh (East) on 23 January 2019.

Defence

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Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.