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Saurashtra punches BJP in the jaw on its big day in Gujarat

The Patidar agitation and farmers’ discontent seem to have had an effect, handing the advantage to the Congress in this former BJP stronghold
File photo Narendra Modi in Gujarat

BJP to keep Gujarat—but only just

BJP has suffered significant losses in Saurashtra region, but has kept its hold over central, north and south Gujarat; Congress leading in over 69 seats
Voters standing in queue to cast their vote.

Patel quota stir, note ban & farm crises key factors in first phase of Gujarat polls

89 constituencies across 19 districts covering Saurashtra, South Gujarat and Kutch regions of the state go to polls Saturday.
Whose water is it anyway? Saurashtra’s, say Narmada residents.

Gujarat’s ‘Statue of Unity’ district divided over how much they benefit from Sardar Sarovar Dam

Some voters claim 182-m tall Sardar Patel statue and the dam will boost tourism and help create jobs.
Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Gujarat’s ceramic city likes Modi, but hates his economic policies

Note ban and GST have dampened Morbi’s ceramic business, while the Patel quota agitation has got the community to rally against BJP.

BJP’S election machine is already at work in Gujarat

Modi has decided to make Gujarat a key focus until the assembly polls later this year and will visit the state frequently with outreach programmes.

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PM Narendra Modi | Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?