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These are India’s 34 most powerful political families

Dynastic politics is not the hallmark of just the Gandhi-Nehru family. It has now become an integral part of Indian polity, cutting across party divide and region lines.
BJP-Shiv Sena alliance

Not Opposition unity, but BJP’s critical mini-gathbandhans stole the thunder

The BJP moved swiftly and deftly to secure its allies this week while the rival camp looked unsure.
Chandrababu Naidu along with Congress President Rahul Gandhi and Farooq Abdullah sitting on dharna at Andhra Pradesh Bhawan demanding special category status to his state

Chandrababu Naidu sits in protest for Andhra, opposition joins in to show anti-BJP unity

At Naidu's protest for Andhra special status, opposition leaders Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Farooq Abdullah and Derek O'Brien show up for solidarity.
Andhra Pradesh CM N. Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Bhavan | Suraj Bisht/ThePrint

Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu begins fast in Delhi to demand state’s special status

Naidu’s fast is expected to see support from opposition leaders, including Rahul Gandhi, Farooq Abdullah and Arvind Kejriwal.
PM Narendra Modi at the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha at Central Hall of Parliament | PTI

Telugu Desam members protest PM Modi’s visit to Andhra after party’s severed ties with BJP

It is Narendra Modi's first visit to the state after the ruling Telugu Desam Party severed ties with NDA. 
Chandrababu Naidu

BJP provoking tensions in temples: Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu at mega opposition rally

N. Chandrababu Naidu accused the BJP of making a mockery of democracy while speaking at the rally in Kolkata.a.
N. T. Rama Rao in a still from Karnan | @NFAIOfficial/Twitter

N.T. Rama Rao, the three-time CM of Andhra Pradesh who could serve one full term

On his 22nd death anniversary, a look at the life of the actor-turned-politician who emerged as the only competitor to Congress in Andhra Pradesh.
File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/The Print

Since Modi became PM, 16 parties have quit the NDA and 5 more are threatening to leave

From bigwigs like Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP to much smaller allies, the list of parties willing to stand with the BJP is getting shorter every day.
A view of the Lok Sabha during Winter Session of Parliament

Four Lok Sabha MPs suspended for ‘abusing law of the House’

Speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspended three AIADMK MPs and one TDP MP for disrupting the functioning of the House, which concludes its Winter session tomorrow.
Sumitra Mahajan

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan suspends 19 AIADMK & TDP MPs for 4 days

The suspended members had repeatedly disrupted the proceedings of the Lok Sabha over Cauvery river and special state status to Andhra Pradesh.

On Camera

Africa has a new health care crisis — obesity

The recently published Global Wellness Index set alarm bells ringing when South Africa scored poorly for life expectancy, alcohol use, depression and diabetes.

PUBG players arrested: Overreaction by police or is addiction a public concern?

The Gujarat police arrested several PUBG lovers, many of them students, for playing the banned video game.

Defence

1 soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Rajouri

Pakistani troops have violated ceasefire over 110 times along the LoC since January.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

China humiliated India because of these 5 fatal follies of Modi Doctrine

India looks less equal to China than 5 years ago, US alliance is hobbled by trade, and Pakistan looks anything but chastened by Balakot. What’s gone wrong?