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A BJP rally

BJP announces 3 more candidates for Lok Sabha seats in Odisha

The BJP has so far announced candidates for all the Lok Sabha seats which will go to polls in the first four phases of the seven-phased elections.
People wait with their identity cards to cast their votes for the Assembly elections, in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

Tight race in MP & a BJP win in Chhattisgarh: Election results a mixed bag for exit polls

Most exit polls had called Telangana right and predicted the tight race for Madhya Pradesh, but there were several misses too.
Manjul | Firstpost

Congress smashes BJP fortress, and the Kingfisher set to fly into Indian jail

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by editors at ThePrint.
BJP supporters wear masks of PM Narendra Modi and CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan at an election rally in Bhopal | PTI

State elections are not the semi-finals to 2019 battle for Congress or BJP

The 2019 elections will be starkly different from state assembly polls and a Modi versus Rahul battle.
BJP celebrating

In N-E the RSS meets its enemies: Bangladeshi Muslims, Christian missionaries & separatists

How should we comprehend the results of Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya? Merely a routine exercise of electoral upheaval, or something more fundamental?
BJP President Amit Shah along with BS Yedyurappa

Yeddyurappa will remain CM, says BJP, scotching talk of ‘change of guard’

There has been speculation, even within BJP, that Yeddyurappa, 75, may have to make way for Union minister Hegde.
Congress party supporters celebrate in Ahmedabad

Six seats in Gujarat decided by less than 1,000 votes

The Gujarat polls turned out to be a closer battle than many expected, and these eight seats epitomised that with the smallest of margins.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.