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Tripura elections

BJP’s victory in Tripura will force Left to rethink its alliance with Congress for 2019

National attention was focused on Tripura because the Left was engaged in a direct fight with the Right.
Tripura elections

Tripura fell to BJP because the Left failed to understand what people wanted

Widespread corruption plagued the Tripura under the government led by Manik Sarkar, who is otherwise known for his clean image.
Students of Tripura University

Born and raised under CPI(M) rule, Tripura’s young voters root for change

Tripura’s young voters are not happy about unemployment and lack of development in the state.
Tribal votes in Tripura

In battle for Tripura’s crucial tribal votes, BJP walks tightrope with local ally

Tribals seem to be leaning towards BJP due to its alliance with IPFT, which has been leading a movement for separate statehood for ‘indigenous’ people.

This lady has worked for 2 months to hand-weave a tribal dress for Narendra Modi

BJP hand-picks tribal artisans to weave garments for PM. It’s trying hard to woo the community in its bid to defeat Manik Sarkar’s Left Front govt.
Representational image

With ‘Lal Sarkar’, BJP to attack Manik Sarkar’s rule in Tripura

A scathing comment on the Manik Sarkar government, the feature film will hit the screens by January-end, days before the state assembly polls.
Editors’ Guild demands justice in Tripura journalist murder case

Editors’ Guild demands justice in Tripura journalist murder case

Senior journalists condemn killing of Santanu Bhowmik, urge central government to take note of the string of recent attacks on mediapersons

On Camera

Dead men talking

Reporting on Lanka's blood-soaked years, I watched names disappear from my notebook.
crash

Budgam friendly fire: Should charge of culpable homicide be on the table in the fog of war?

A senior IAF officer and 3 other personnel could be booked for “culpable homicide not amounting to murder” in the February Mi-17 helicopter downing.

Defence

File photo of commander-in-Chief of Andaman and Nicobar Command Vice Admiral Vimal Verma | By special arrangement

Bimal Verma files petition against KB Singh’s appointment as next Navy chief

He filed a petition in the Armed Forces Tribunal and contended that it should call for the service records of both him and Vice Admiral KB Singh and compare them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.