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Dainak Jagran says EC ban on Mayawati, Yogi, Azam Khan & Maneka Gandhi for 2-3 days not enough

A round up of the Hindi newspapers and opinion pages to reflect the North's viewpoint on topical issues.
Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav, his son and party President Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati during their joint election campaign rally in Mainpuri

The signalling of Mulayam-Mayawati grand union — water, blessings and the central chair

Arch-rivals Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav shared the stage in Mainpuri Friday, and urged party workers to put the past behind and defeat the BJP.

Dalit man in UP votes for BJP ‘by mistake’, chops off finger

Pawan Kumar says he is a staunch BSP supporter but "accidentally" pressed the lotus instead of the elephant symbol on the EVM on 18 April.  
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Shah scouts prisons for candidates as a BJP MP dodges a shoe

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Sadhvi Pragya’s Hemant Karkare remark lays bare BJP’s hypocrisy over men killed in action

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Temple run, books, meetings: What Yogi, Mayawati, Maneka & Azam Khan did during EC ban

Starting Tuesday, for a period of 48 or 72 hours, Adityanath, Maneka Gandhi, Mayawati & Azam Khan were barred from campaigning
Mayawati and Mulayam Sing Yadav

Mayawati, Mulayam set for showstopper rally after 24 years of ‘murder plots’ & sexist jibes

Since the infamous Lucknow guesthouse incident, BSP's Mayawati and SP's Mulayam have been sworn enemies. But Friday's rally in Mainpuri could well make that history.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

BSP chief Mayawati accuses Yogi Adityanath of violating election panel’s ban on him

The Election Commission imposed a 72-hour campaigning ban on Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath for making communal remarks at an election rally.
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Ramdev unveils a Modi-asana as Adityanath, Mayawati feel the heat from EC

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On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

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.
Graphic by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi & Shah have turned India into ‘Jingostan’ & are out to conquer the paranoid country

The Modi-Shah BJP has resurrected dangers & the enemy from the past, and built a scary jingoism. It’s a great diversionary tactic, but it never ends well.