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File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray | PTI

First it was EVM ‘khel’ & now it’s this game: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Maha govt

Everyone knows what Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj did when betrayed and attacked from behind," Thackeray told reporters Saturday. "Let them try to break Shiv Sena MLAs, we will not keep quiet," he added.
Uddhav and Fadnavis

Maharashtra tussle continues — BJP won’t cede CM chair, Sena says won’t settle without it

BJP and Shiv Sena have been locked in a tug-of-war since results day last week over the exact nature of their coalition government.

Shiv Sena could ‘split and 24 MLAs join BJP’ if Uddhav Thackeray decides not to join govt

The stalemate in Maharashtra where the Shiv Sena wants the CM post from the BJP for two-and-a-half years has angered Sena MLAs who don't want to sit in opposition.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi after Haryana and Maharashtra poll results | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Dainik Jagran says BJP’s results less than expected, Amar Ujala on Ganguly’s second innings

A round-up of the Hindi and Tamil newspapers opinion pages to reflect a North-South viewpoint on topical issues.
File image of Devendra Fadnavis | PTI

Modi-Shah mock Congress for dynastic politics but fielded 28 dynasts in Maharashtra

Nearly 20% of the candidates fielded by BJP in Maharashtra assembly elections are from political families, including CM Devendra Fadnavis.
BJP's Mumbai rally

Exit polls predict BJP will romp home in Haryana & Maharashtra

BJP is expected to win 66 of 90 seats in Haryana, says the ‘Poll of Exit Polls’. In Maharashtra, BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is expected to bag 211 of 288 seats.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Has lack of strong opposition in Maharashtra and Haryana made the elections a no-contest?

As Maharashtra and Haryana go to the polls Monday, the BJP has been campaigning against an almost-absent opposition.
Pedestrians and traffic move past buildings in Mumbai

National media has discovered every region of Maharashtra this election, but not Mumbai

Except for the shenanigans of a Sanjay Nirupam or a Milind Deora, Mumbai’s politics has hardly been discussed in the run-up to the elections.
BJP's Mumbai rally

BJP’s sleight of hand in Maharashtra and Haryana has gone unnoticed

BJP has promised quotas to Marathas, Jats and upper caste poor without data to back the claim, and with conflicting aims.
Devendra Fadnavis with Sharad Pawar

BJP has risen in Maharashtra by dismantling Sharad Pawar’s old empire piece by piece

NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s family has presided over a vast network of local elites for decades, creating a political equivalent of the gilded age.

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An iPhone XR

Apple-maker Taiwanese company Foxconn to invest $1 bn in Tamil Nadu plant over next 3 years

Move comes as part of efforts of global companies to diversify their supply chains and reduce dependence on China. India has been trying to woo these firms.


Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.