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Amit Shah at his Gandhinagar road show | @AmitShah/Twitter

Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad actually has more links to Ramayana than Amit Shah’s ‘Pakistan’

So entrenched is Wayanad with the Ramayana — a result of an oral tradition rendered by the district's tribals — that 30 places are named after the epic.
File photo of BJP president Amit Shah | AmitShah/Twitter

Wayanad is angry about Amit Shah’s ‘Pakistan’ jibe, but NDA candidate isn’t worried

Local residents are furious after BJP chief Amit Shah compares Wayanad to Pakistan over green flags at Rahul Gandhi’s rally. Analysts say Shah's remark will help BJP beyond Kerala.
R Prasad | Economic Times

‘Saffron Mahatma’ Advani is reduced to a mere spectator

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
File photo of Congress president Rahul Gandhi | PTI

Wayanad is more than just about politics for Rahul, it comes with a Rajiv Gandhi connect

Rahul Gandhi, who filed his nomination for the Wayanad Lok Sabha seat, said he chose it to show unity. However, Congress leaders say it also holds significance with regards to his father Rajiv.

With Wayanad seat, Rahul says Congress’ message is of unity

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, who filed his nomination for Wayanad Lok Sabha seat on Thursday, said he chose a seat each in the north (Amethi) and south to assert 'India is one'.

Wayanad tribals say food, shelter & elephant attacks more important than welcoming Rahul Gandhi

There's not much hope from politicians, say tribals from the Kerala constituency where Congress chief Rahul Gandhi filed his nomination.
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Why do Left parties expect Congress to make all the sacrifices to defeat Modi in 2019?

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury has questioned Rahul Gandhi's decision to contest from Wayanad Lok Sabha seat.
File image of Shashi Tharoor | shashitharoor.in

Modi govt has nothing to show in Kerala, and so RSS made me part of its attack agenda

BJP and RSS are running a campaign of malicious lies in Thiruvananthapuram and their allegation about Nair women is a slur on my family.
Pinayari Vijayan

Rahul contesting from Wayanad a fight against Left & not BJP: Kerala CM Vijayan

The chief minister said that if the Congress leader was against the BJP then should have chosen a constituency accordingly.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi to also contest from Wayanad, Congress confirms

Gandhi will also fight from Kerala's Wayanad amid speculation that Congress is worried about Amethi. BJP says this gives it another weapon to target him.

On Camera

How, and why, we learned to stop worrying and love the electoral bonds

Modi government’s electoral bonds scheme has several benefits that its critics ignore. But even their criticisms are without merit.
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Google, Apple stop TikTok downloads: Is HC order quashing small town India’s creative joy?

Google and Apple have blocked downloads of the video-sharing app TikTok in India in compliance with the Madras High Court order.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
National interest

Imran Khan’s ‘support’ for Modi shows BJP has walked into its own Pakistan trap

Modi & the BJP hope to return to power by exploiting the fear of Pakistan. Imran Khan has turned the tables and become a factor dividing Indian public opinion.