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A car canvassing BJP leaders in Hoshangabad | Ruhi Tewari/ThePrint

Why Hoshangabad could be a microcosm of BJP’s prospects in MP assembly election

BJP holding its ground against heavyweight rebel and a rival 'savarna' party in Hoshangabad could be a reflection of its resilience across the state.
PM Modi

My birthplace Vadnagar once helped Rewa’s famous musician Tansen: PM Modi in Madhya Pradesh

Addressing a rally in Rewa, Modi said he has a relation with the land of Vindhya which belongs to white tigers and Tansen's musical notes.
Madhya Pradesh Election manifesto

Tracing Lord Ram’s steps & wheels for girls – comparing BJP & Congress manifestos in MP

The BJP has released a double manifesto for the MP polls, with one dedicated solely to women. The Congress, meanwhile, has played the soft Hindutva card.
File photo of Navjot Singh Sidhu | PTI

Congress asks union home ministry to protect Navjot Singh Sidhu outside Punjab

Congress has said Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu has been receiving ‘more threats’ since he left the BJP
An RSS shakha

By demonising RSS in Madhya Pradesh, Congress is only helping BJP

It is not clear why Congress should antagonise RSS in Madhya Pradesh when its president is busy brandishing his Hindutva identity.
Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

Candidates’ failure to make public criminal record may lead to contempt of court action: EC

The new EC directive also makes it compulsory for political parties to publicise criminal record of their candidates. 
Shivraj Singh Chauhan

BJP’s MP candidates’ list bears CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s stamp

Chouhan’s ‘preferential treatment’ in candidate selection process could backfire him as well, say party leaders.

Ram Mandir won’t pass through Parliament, and the PM’s tribute to Netaji

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
Rahul Gandhi

Congress indecision is driving smaller parties away, ‘Mahagathbandhan’ a waning dream

After BSP, MP’s Gondvana Gantantra Party has also decided to ditch the Congress. Its alliance with the SP could eat into Congress votes.

BJP & Congress have a new headache before MP polls: A tribal doctor & retired IAS officer

Ex-AIIMS doctor Hiralal Alawa heads JAYS, a tribal outfit, while Trivedi heads SAPAKS, which was behind Thursday’s Bharat bandh.

On Camera

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

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.