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Congress President Rahul Gandhi | PTI

There is no hatred here: Rahul Gandhi tweets from Kailash Mansarovar

In April, Gandhi had stated that he wanted to undertake the pilgrimage, after his plane plunged hundreds of feet during the Karnataka campaign.
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The two Congressmen who will share the limelight with Kumaraswamy today

As a child, Parameshwara and his brother received haircuts from their father because barbers in their hometown, Golahalli, would reportedly turn them away for being Dalits.
Bharat Petroleum Corp.'s refinery in the Mahul area of Mumbai, India | Bloomberg

Oil conspires with politics to drive Rupee toward record low

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the rupee face a similar predicament - old foes have re-emerged to keep them in check.
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Last Laughs: Karnataka on every cartoonist’s mind

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint. The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately. In the lead cartoon from Sify, Satish Acharya takes a dig at the power games being played in Karnataka, and the fact that long-time arch rivals Congress and JD(S) seem to have become best buddies to form the government in Karnataka. In Dainik Bhaskar, Mansoor Naqvi, in keeping with the prevailing theme of political cartoons, takes a jab at how the floor test was handled by the Congress and the BJP. The drama that followed the 15 May Karnataka results also finds place in Manjul's cartoon for Mid-Day. Mika Aziz, for The Indian Express, combines two big headlines — rising fuel prices and the widespread allegations of horsetrading in Karnataka — pointing out that while petrol was getting dearer, it was still...
Karnataka elections

A desperate and determined opposition isn’t good news for Modi

With national elections now less than a year away, the Karnataka episode reveals Modi's position atop India’s politics is less secure than it was just a few days ago.
File image of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia Twitter

Post Karnataka, opposition still in sleep mode. Cong must unite frontline regional outfits

Smaller opposition parties must acknowledge that Congress has the widest footprint at the national level to take on the BJP, and Congress must allow regional parties to be on the frontlines.
B.S. Yediyurappa addresses the Vidhan Soudha in Bengaluru | PTI /Shailendra Bhojak

With his speech, Yeddyurappa has already launched the 2019 Lok Sabha campaign

Congress and JD(S) now need to sit together to quickly reach an agreement on a power sharing agreement as well as a minimum common programme.
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Karnataka victory seen helping moves by opposition to unite against BJP at national level

The Karnataka fiasco left the BJP leaders red-faced as the party’s attempts to poach Congress MLAs became a matter of public discourse. 
K.K. Venugopal

Why Attorney-General Venugopal’s words in court remind us of the dark days of Emergency

In court for the Karnataka case, the AG has received polite rebukes for a number of controversial statements.
Supreme Court

Speaker or vote? Supreme Court didn’t give Karnataka Congress & JD(S) much of a choice

Court says looking into pro-tem Speaker’s appointment would postpone trust vote, doesn’t pass order on manner of voting

On Camera

Supreme Court of India being renovated

Me Lord, use your time for something better: My response to SC order on criminals in politics

Wouldn’t it be better if SC focussed its energy on tackling the root causes – the inordinate delays and miscarriage of justice in India's legal system?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Will the spectacle of Trump visit without a trade deal boost India-US ties?

Five days ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit to India, he has said that “the big (trade) deal” is being saved for “later”.

Defence

A pair of US Navy Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawks. Sikorsky was later acquired by Lokheed Martin | Lockheedmartin.com

Cabinet clears $2.4 billion deal for MH-60 Romeo helicopters for Navy ahead of Trump visit

The 24 MH-60 Romeo helicopters will meet the immediate requirement of the Indian Navy that is looking to step up vigil on enemy activity.

Amit Shah’s performance as minister will now determine the success of Modi-Shah power pair

Modi-Shah share a unique power equation unlike Nehru-Patel and Vajpayee-Advani. After Delhi defeat, Shah enters a new, unfamiliar phase of his political career.