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Prashant Kishor

Priyanka Gandhi unlikely to make big impact in Lok Sabha polls, says Prashant Kishor

Janata Dal (United) national vice president Kishor though rated Priyanka as a big name and a popular face, and would therefore pose a challenge to NDA in future.
Vasundhara Raje

Vasundhara Raje demands Election Commission act on Sharad Yadav for calling her fat

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje demanded the Election Commission set an example of such actions.
Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra minister’s liquor delivery statement leaves CM Fadnavis high and dry

Pre-Truth — snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government. No home delivery of liquor, clarifies Maharashtra CM Maharashtra Excise Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule left his chief minister red-faced when he spoke about the state considering a policy to allow online orders and home delivery of liquor. The very next day, an embarrassed Devendra Fadnavis issued a statement saying there was no such plan and online sale or home delivery of liquor was out of the question. Meanwhile, the opposition parties as well as BJP ally Shiv Sena were seen all over the media slamming the government for such a proposal. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray also said there should be home delivery of relief aid to farmers instead. Grapevine has it that the controversy was discussed in the state cabinet meeting Tuesday and Bawankule denied making any such statement to the media. There was, however, already a proposal before the minister...
Prashant Kishor

Nitish Kumar makes poll strategist Prashant Kishor vice-president of JD(U)

Having worked for a number of parties as a poll strategist, Prashant Kishor had joined Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) last month, and has quickly become powerful.


Illustration by Soham Sen/ThePrint

Blood, bodies and scars: What I saw after the 1983 Nellie massacre in Assam

On the anniversary of the Nellie massacre in Assam, which claimed thousands of lives in a few hours, I recall the horrid sights.

As Pakistan’s leverage with US, China, Saudi Arabia grows, is it even possible to isolate it?

Pakistan signed deals worth $20 billion with Saudi Arabia, even as India vows to isolate the neighbour diplomatically after the Pulwama attack on a CRPF convoy.


A Rafale fighter aircraft seen during rehearsals for fly-past ahead of the 12th edition of AERO India 2019 at Yelahanka Air Base in Bengaluru

IAF deputy chief and other senior officers set to fly Rafale at Aero India

Even as political slug-fest continues over the deal, IAF is throwing its weight behind Rafale, the first of which is to be delivered in September 2019.
National Interest

Suicidal Pakistan should know Modi may not be scared of its nuclear button

Pakistan has taken too much of a chance with Pulwama — with the wrong government in India, and at the wrong time.