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News channels’ election rat race & BJP eyes 2020 Delhi polls

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Kirtish Bhatt | BBC News Hindi

The data NCRB left out, and Fadnavis & Khattar play a game they’re bound to win

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J&K BJP chief Ravinder Raina with PM Narendra Modi

Delay in J&K state polls will not only help BJP now but also in its ‘Akhand Bharat’ story

Kashmir is a historical and ideological symbol for the BJP.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi with senior leaders of the party's Chhattisgarh unit | PTI

Congress can replicate the Chhattisgarh model of defeating the BJP

Chhattisgarh shows the way.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi | PTI

The Abhishek Bachchan of Indian politics has finally delivered a hit

Rahul Gandhi’s biggest gamble in Indian politics is to try and prove that nice guys don’t always finish last.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi | PTI

Modi voters know they bought an empty package. They won’t keep buying it

An unambiguous message to the BJP from the state elections: It’s time for you to go.
BJP National President Amit Shah addresses a press conference at BJP headquarters, in New Delhi | PTI

How BJP loses: Whatever happened to Amit Shah’s Chanakyan strategies?

More than Narendra Modi, the BJP’s poor performance is an indictment of BJP president Amit Shah.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Congress president Rahul Gandhi | Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

BJP needs the Congress, it should abandon ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’ slogan

BJP’s best chances of winning are in those states where Congress is powerful.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi during a rally in Rajasthan | PTI

Pakoras, polarisation and popularity of Modi: Key takeaways from state election results

Let’s not forget that together Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh account for 65 seats in the Lok Sabha.
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Can Congress build on state poll results or will Modi be harder to beat nationally in 2019?

The trends in the state elections show that the Congress party benefitted from anti-incumbency mood and outperformed the ruling BJP in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – heralding significant gains in the Hindi heartland. ThePrint asks: Can Congress build on state poll results or will Modi be harder to beat nationally in 2019? Winds blowing across Hindi heartland have changed and will result in a different govt in 2019 Manish Tewari National Spokesperson, Congress  State elections usually stick to their own dynamic. However, in the past 53 months, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought to personalise every election. Whether it’s a state election, or a local body election, or a larger parliamentary election as we saw in 2014, he has been at the forefront. Therefore, the verdict that has come from the Hindi heartland, which essentially comprises rural and agrarian states, is highly indicative of an atmosphere of change. The winds that are blowing across...

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.