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Plugged-In: Karnataka results today & Smriti Irani loses I&B

Front Page Karnataka results in today: The results for this closely watched election will be declared today. ThePrint will be bringing top-notch live coverage from Bengaluru and New Delhi with reporters and editors on the ground. Click here for the live blog. Everyone wants to be friends with the JD(S): Business Standard reports that the Congress as well as the BJP have reached out to the JD(S) for a possible tie-up in the event of a hung assembly, with both offering the party the post of deputy CM. Smriti Irani loses I&B ministry to deputy Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: This is the second time Irani, at the centre of several controversies in the ministry, has been divested of an important portfolio. She was earlier replaced as HRD minister by Prakash Javadekar, reports The Hindu. Tharoor charged with abetting wife's suicide: Four years and four months after Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in a Delhi hotel, MP Shashi Tharoor has...
Muhammed Ali Jinnah | Three Lions/Getty Images

Why Jinnah once famously called AMU ‘the arsenal of Muslim India’

The AMU students worked as foot soldiers for the Muslim League during its election campaign in the 1945-46 elections that became a referendum on Pakistan.
Nala Ponnappa | Twitter

Last Laughs: The unhatched Lokayukta Bill and Trinamool’s ‘uncontested’ victory in Bengal

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

AMU clash wasn’t between ‘patriots’ and students, Vice-President Hamid Ansari was the target

It is outrageous that the police stands idle when a mob, openly displaying arms, gets menacingly close to the guest house where the former Vice President Hamid Ansari is staying.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi leaves the home of Muhammad Ali Jinnah on 24th November 1939

Not just AMU, these bits of Jinnah’s legacy have also faced ire in modern India

The portraits and plaques of Muhammad Ali Jinnah in Indian institutions have irked many individuals and political parties since Partition.
Illustration by Siddhant Gupta

TalkPoint: Why has Jinnah now become the new religious flashpoint in student politics?

In a clash that turned violent over the demand for the removal of Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim university, 41 people have been injured. Experts weigh in.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
Dubai

Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

Defence

IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.