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After Parth, it’s Rohit — one more son set to rise in Pawar dynasty

Rohit Pawar, the grand-nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, is expected to contest Maharashtra elections later this year. This is after the debut of his cousin Parth in Lok Sabha polls.
Sudhakarrao Naik

Sudhakarrao Naik, the CM who failed to tackle Bombay riots after Babri Masjid demolition

Congress leader Sudhakarrao Naik, who died on 10 May 2001, was famous for cracking down on the underworld as the chief minister of Maharashtra.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar hits out at PM Narendra Modi over his Rajiv Gandhi remark

After his 'bhrashtachari no. 1' remark from last week, PM Modi accused the Gandhi family of using a warship as its "personal taxi" when Rajiv Gandhi was prime minister.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah | Kamal Singh/PTI

BJP’s Maharashtra test begins tomorrow — in Pawar fortress of Baramati

BJP claims several talukas in the Pawar bastion of Baramati exist only on paper as the family has not bothered to develop those areas.

Narendra Modi & Sharad Pawar are the newest frenemies in Indian politics

Modi has singled out Pawar as the BJP's main threat in Maharashtra, a far cry from 2015 when he said the NCP chief's experience was needed for the nation.
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NCP sticks to tried and tested formula in manifesto, promises nationwide farm loan waiver

The NCP manifesto also promises free education to girls — from kindergarten to post-graduation — and a minimum 100 days of guaranteed jobs for the youth.
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Politicians wear ‘colourful’ wardrobe for poll campaign, Rahul Gandhi takes a lonely walk

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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After 50 years in politics, Sharad Pawar hangs up his boots — for now

Maratha strongman Sharad Pawar won't contest 2019 polls, which is being seen as end of the road for a politician who won 14 elections & was 4-time Maharashtra CM.

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Can Indian politics recover from the toxicity of the 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign?

From PM Narendra Modi saying former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as "corrupt number 1", to Mayawati dragging Modi’s wife into her speech, 2019 has seen it all.

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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?