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File photo of Narendra Modi at a rally in Churu, Rajasthan | PTI

Updating election Model Code of Conduct is only way to keep national security out of rallies

While we protect our borders and soldiers, we must also safeguard our voters and their autonomy.
The city skyline in Tunis, Tunisia | Representational omage | Trevor Snapp/Bloomberg

In 2019, North African Maghreb will face turbulence over markets, protests & elections

North African governments have to overcome political stalemate and narrow rivalries to address the challenges that will shape their countries.
Prime Minister with a Bollywood delegation | @karanjohar/Twitter

Why Narendra Modi needs to be on Ranveer Singh’s Instagram feed

At a time when Brand Modi has taken a serious hit, selfies with Bollywood stars help him look cool.
Muslim women show their ink stained finger after casting their vote | Sheeraz Rizvi/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP wants to defeat the idea of Muslim vote bank by using Muslims

There is ample empirical evidence to suggest that the ‘Muslim vote bank’ is a myth.
Yeddyurappa

5 reasons why BJP is so keen to topple the JDS-Congress government in Karnataka

With another round of 'Resort Politics' drama playing out, BJP is looking to stop Congress' winning streak and form the government in Karnataka
Mahatma Gandhi, circa 1935 | Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The reason why Gandhi wanted to go to Pakistan

Gandhi's proposal to visit cities such as Lahore, Rawalpindi and Karachi after Partition had a symbolic political value.
Voters in India | PTI

Ignorant voters and over-smart politicians: Why India votes the way it does

Half-truths are spread by way of manipulation and political points are scored right before elections.
Destruction of Babri Masjid, Ayodhya, December 1992 | Robert Nickelsberg/Liaison/Getty Images

Don’t just blame Hindutva for Ayodhya dispute, Muslim elite politics also responsible

Muslim political groups begin to treat Babri Masjid case as a non-political ‘legal’ battle after its demolition in 1992.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PTI

How Nehru and Yogi Adityanath differed on naming cities — from Chandigarh to Prayagraj

The story of renaming begins with the namkaran of India itself after Independence. 
Modi's mitron

Rahul’s mitron jibe & Jaitley’s clown prince potshot: Is Indian politics headline hungry?

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi mimicked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "mitron" at a rally in Madhya Pradesh, and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Rahul a “Clown Prince” in a Facebook blog post on Rafale. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala retorted by calling the minister a “Babble Blogger”. ThePrint asks: Rahul’s mitron jibe & Jaitley’s clown prince potshot: Is Indian politics headline hungry? https://youtu.be/BRpwy8UbhJ4 Headline hunting is the oxygen for the survival of politicians Ashutosh Former AAP leader and editor As a former political activist, I can say with certainty that politicians always look for headlines. Headline hunting is the oxygen for their survival. The minute a politician is out of news he or she is politically dead. Prime Minister Narendra Modi survived taints of 2002 riots because the national media kept him in circulation. It is therefore not surprising that even after occupying the top post, he does not leave any opportunity to steal a few frames...

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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?