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Bihar’s dons are propping up their wives, sons and brothers to keep their political clout

From RJD to JD(U) and LJP to Congress, virtually every party in Bihar is giving tickets to dons’ family members for the Lok Sabha elections.
Nitish Kumar

How ally JD(U) cut BJP to size in Bihar by blocking its Dalit outreach

Of the Bihar's six seats reserved for Scheduled Castes or Dalits, the LJP will contest three and the JD(U) two, leaving just one for the BJP.

Loan waiver for students could be part of Congress’ 2019 manifesto

The proposal is driven by concerns among students and the youth about higher education becoming too expensive, especially for the middle class.
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.

On Camera

Voters in Bulandshahr | PTI

BJP is emerging as second-most preferred political choice for Muslim voters in India

Muslim voters know elections are not fought in TV studios & their voting pattern shows that.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

Indian Coast Guard

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.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

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.