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Despite infighting, Mumbai Congress chief sees party winning city’s six Lok Sabha seats

Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam says detractors often serve as an inspiration for him, adding that voters are not driven away by factionalism.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis | Facebook

Will find those responsible for Mumbai bridge collapse, will punish them, says CM Fadnavis

CM Devendra Fadnavis ordered that responsibility for the collapse be fixed by Friday evening given that an audit had cleared the bridge as structurally safe in 2016.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi with Priya Dutt

Priya Dutt & Milind Deora make U-turn, get Congress tickets to fight Lok Sabha polls

Both former MPs are on the Congress’ second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, having earlier indicated that they wouldn’t contest.

Maharashtra’s Vikhe Patils — a political family no stranger to rebellion

Defection of the son of Maharashtra's leader of opposition is an embarrassment for Congress, but no surprise given the family history.
Sujay Vikhe Patil

Defections are not arbitrary, it’s BJP’s plan to ‘demoralise Congress through mind games’

There's a flurry of Congress leaders defecting to BJP as the saffron party looks to strengthen itself. Maharashtra's Sujay Vikhe Patil is only the latest joinee.
YB Chavan with his family | Commons

YB Chavan, the Congress leader who was key to creation of Maharashtra & its first CM

On his 106th birth anniversary, ThePrint takes a look at the life and work of Yashwantrao Balwantrao Chavan, who also served as defence and finance minister of India.
File photo Sharad Pawar | Twitter

After 50 years in politics, Sharad Pawar hangs up his boots — for now

Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar won't contest 2019 polls, which is being seen as end of the road for a politician who won 14 elections & was 4-time Maharashtra CM.
Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar won’t contest Lok Sabha elections, steps back for children

Nationalist Congress Party president Sharad Pawar, who has won 14 times so far, said he was moving aside to give young leadership a chance.
File photo of Raj Thackeray at Lonar Lake in Buldhana district | Facebook

The loneliness of Raj Thackeray — to ally or not, to contest elections or not

Raj Thackeray, who has seen his MNS get sidelined in Maharashtra politics, was hoping to be part of opposition alliance. Now he's unsure if his party should even contest.
Metro Rail construction going on at Andheri Kurla road.

How Fadnavis govt fast-tracked Mumbai infra projects, some of which were in limbo for years

The government may not meet its deadline of 2019 but has made substantial progress on projects such as the metro rail and Mumbai Trans Harbour Link.

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An aircraft operated by Jet Airways India Ltd. | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

A bailout for Jet Airways will fill Indian skies with zombie airlines

Air India is the original zombie, infected by a govt bailout. If Jet is bailed out, then the next firm will need one too & the infection will spread.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan | Rana Sajid Hussain/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

No room for jihadi outfits and culture in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan

With global pressures mounting on Pakistan to combat terror, PM Khan said his country was committed to eradicating culture of jihadism & terrorism.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?