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File photo of PM Narendra Modi being presented a memento during an election campaign, Gujarat | PTI

Why 2019 is such a dull, boring election

There’s a lack of enthusiasm about this election. It just doesn’t feel like one.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi addresses a press conference at AICC HQ in New Delhi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

What Rahul Gandhi told the Supreme Court in his plea over his Rafale remarks

Congress president Rahul Gandhi expressed regret in the apex court over his remarks about the Rafale verdict. Read the full text of his affidavit here.
File photo of Congress President Rahul Gandhi with RJD leader Tejashwi Prasad Yadav

‘It’s strategic’: Tejashwi, absent from Rahul Gandhi’s rallies, dismisses talks of rift

RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav's absence from Congress chief Rahul Gandhi's rallies, triggering talk of a fissure within the opposition alliance.
Amit Shah says Sadhvi Pragya innocent

Sadhvi Pragya’s nomination right decision, says BJP chief Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah backed the party's decision to nominate Malegaon blast accused Sadhvi Pragya, and said the real culprits were set free.
Jyotiradtiya Scindia and Priyanka Gandhi with Rahul Gandhi

Why Congress, and not SP-BSP, is prime target of Modi and Yogi in UP

BJP's 2019 hopes rest hugely on a 22% group in UP, which helped it bag 42% vote share and 71 seats in 2014. But which group is it, and what is Congress up to?
Milind Deora, Urmila Matondkar and Rahul Gandhi

A message for Rahul Gandhi in Milind Deora courting Mukesh Ambani and Uday Kotak

Rahul Gandhi would rather have Congress leaders speak and act like aspiring Robin Hoods who wouldn’t let Adanis & Ambanis have a good night’s sleep.

Modi lowered morale of forces by visiting Sharif, says Congressman taking on Shah

C.J. Chavda, a veterinary doctor and a former bureaucrat, is the Congress' face to take on BJP chief Amit Shah in the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi during in New Delhi, 2017 | Ajay Aggarwal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

‘Shehzada’ Rahul & Ahmed ‘Mian’ aren’t routine jibes on Congress, they are Modi’s bigotry

This is not a diatribe on how Modi and BJP have lowered the level of political language in India; it is to point out how exactly they do it.
In this May 4, 2014 file photo Priyanka Vadra is seen during a road show in Amethi

Why Priyanka Gandhi must take Modi head-on in Varanasi

Priyanka Gandhi will not win, but at least it will look like there’s an opposition in the country.

Bush, Manmohan, Advani… BJP’s GVLN Rao joins some big names who’ve faced flying shoes

BJP spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao had a shoe hurled at him in New Delhi Thursday, but politicians have been in the firing line for over a decade now.

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Electoral bonds are a constitutional hazard but transparency alone isn’t the solution

Supreme Court’s role in setting a reform agenda for political funding has to be limited and not extend to managing how parties function.
CJI Gogoi

Is Supreme Court handling sexual harassment allegation against CJI Ranjan Gogoi correctly?

Two advocates Monday wrote to the Bar Council of India criticising it for its support to CJI Ranjan Gogoi and called the hearing a ‘travesty of justice’.


Indian Coast Guard

Indian Coast Guard increases maritime surveillance following Sri Lanka blasts

More ships and aircraft have been deployed to ensure India faces no security threat after a series of blasts killed 290 in Colombo, a Coast Guard official said.
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.