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UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | PTI

UP CM Adityanath slams Mayawati’s Bajrang Bali comment, says SP-BSP mean goons & corruption

The Uttar Pradesh CM remarked that those who didn't believe in Lord Ram and Krishna, were taking refuge in Bajrangbali.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Arun Sharma/PTI

Why Priyanka Gandhi can be BJP’s best friend in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

The Congress strategy seems to be aimed not so much at defeating the BJP as denying the SP-BSP alliance a victory in Uttar Pradesh.
File photo of Nishad party chief Sanjay Nishad | Facebook

Gorakhpur bypolls winner pulls out of SP-BSP alliance, now eyeing tie-up with BJP

The Nishad Party chief, whose son had won on a SP ticket in Gorapkhpur bypolls, says the party withdrew over seat-sharing and is now in talks with BJP.
Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav during his 80th birthday celebrations in Lucknow | Nand Kumar/PTI

Four reasons why Mulayam Singh is angry with son Akhilesh Yadav

Mulayam Singh’s criticism can weaken the SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh and demoralise the party workers.
File image of Akhilesh Yadav and Rahul Gandhi | @INCIndia Twitter

When Rahul Gandhi didn’t return Akhilesh Yadav’s phone calls, UP politics changed

A cold war between Congress and SP has been brewing for some time.

BSP-SP alliance spooked Congress so much that it brought out Brahmastra Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka could energise Congress cadres, but can she take on the might of a united SP-BSP alliance?
Priyanka Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi decided to bring Priyanka into politics after 2018 poll victories

Congress strategists believe Priyanka Vadra will help the party transcend caste divides in Uttar Pradesh, and replicate its 2009 performance.
BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav during a joint press conference in Lucknow | PTI

SP-BSP alliance has ruined this Bollywood actor’s Lok Sabha poll plans

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Congress left in the lurch in UP and an ally takes a dig at the BJP

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The elephant in the room, and tea stalls as ‘safe’ place for conversations

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On Camera

Industrialisation only hope to eliminate poverty in Africa

African development is key to a stable world. For if it remains underdeveloped, Africa, with its exploding impoverished population, will fall prey to climate disasters and wars.

Sri Lanka terror attack: Did the world let its guard down on ISIS?

The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the serial suicide bombings in Sri Lanka, which have killed more than 300 people till last count.

Defence

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.