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Early trends show BJP will sweep Gujarat once again

Congress is leading in only one of Gujarat’s 26 seats despite a strong performance in 2017 assembly elections.
PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Modi needs to surrender more power, not seize it

Decision-making is swiftest and least arbitrary when independent institutions are empowered and given transparent rules to follow.
CBI

CBI court discharges former Gujarat cops Vanzara, Amin from Ishrat Jahan case

Former police officers DG Vanzara and NK Amin were 2 of the 7 accused chargesheeted by CBI in the 2004 alleged fake encounter of Ishrat Jahan.
Representational image | A worker sorts fried crinkle-cut potato chips at a factory in UP | Prashanth Vishwanathan | Bloomberg

To help Indian farmers, we have to support PepsiCo in its fight for the potato

The PPVFR Act, under which PepsiCo registered its potato variant, might be imperfect but we should still condemn its violation.

Gujaratis mistreated BJP workers, but viral video blames Rohingya Muslims & Bangladeshis

A video shared on Facebook claimed that Hindus in West Bengal have been reduced to second-class citizens & urged people to vote for BJP to change the scenario.
File photo of Bilkis Bano | PTI

In age of amnesia, it is easy to forget Bilkis Bano’s fight and the failure of chowkidars

As India votes, Bilkis Bano’s victory should be a stark reminder of past injustices, of politicians who tread over bodies of many like her for their aspirations.
Narendra Modi

Want to know how nervous BJP is in Gujarat? Just check out party’s ad campaign

BJP accounts for 88% of all electronic ads in Gujarat, giving rise to speculation that the party could be nervous even in Modi's home state.  

GST & note ban be damned, Gujarat traders say Modi is good for the country

Members of Gujarat's textile and diamond fraternities say the Modi government's flagship tax reform has begun to work in their favour.
A worker loads a truck with milk cans

In Gujarat, the land of Amul, dairy farming has become a huge Lok Sabha poll issue

Dairy farmers are unhappy with low prices and lack of government support, and the Congress has turned their anger into a poll plank against the ruling BJP.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi

5 years later in Gujarat, you’d think Narendra Modi is still CM

It's Modi all the way across Gujarat — even BJP posters feature only the PM — as CM Vijay Rupani lays low to offset anger among farmers and traders against the state govt.

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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.