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Protest demonstration in Gorakhpur against the death of Dalit Scholar Rohith Vemula

In Telangana, dead Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula is no longer a political issue

In 2016, opposition leaders claimed Rohith Vemula's death symbolised BJP’s discrimination of Dalits.
File photo of Lakshmi Parvathi | suresh.kanumuri.333/Facebook

As Chandrababu Naidu cosies up to Rahul Gandhi, NTR’s wife cries betrayal

Lakshmi Parvathi, wife of TDP founder N.T. Rama Rao and bitter Naidu critic, says what hurts the most is Andhra CM's alliance with the Gandhi family.
File image of BJP MLA, T. Raja Singh Lodh | Facebook

Why BJP is a non-starter in Telangana

All that the BJP can do in Telangana is win a few seats by playing the Hindutva card. It has no other game.

Results of 5 assembly polls will decide contours of opposition alliance, say leaders

Opposition leaders say they are in touch with each other but will decide shape of alliance and if it will be state-specific or a national one after 11 December. 
Congress workers campaigning in Goshamahal constituency of Telangana | @INCTelangana/Twitter

Congress joined hands with TDP in Telangana after online feedback from workers, voters

Launched in July, digital platform Shakti helped grand old party get feedback on alliance, candidate selection in poll-bound states.
K. Chandrasekhar Rao | NOAH SEELAM/AFP/Getty Images

KCR’s performance in Telangana elections can offer lessons for Modi in 2019

When poll pundits sit down on 11 December to study the big picture ahead of 2019, they shouldn’t lose sight of Telangana.
Naidu and Rahul Gandhi

Naidu-Rahul meet: Self-interest or opposition finally uniting against Modi?

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu met Rahul Gandhi Thursday. Both the leaders said that they are joining hands to “save the nation and defend the democracy”. ThePrint asks – Chandrababu Naidu-Rahul Gandhi meet: Self-interest or opposition finally uniting against Modi? One thing is certain – BJP government needs to be defeated Priyanka Chaturvedi National spokesperson, Indian National Congress It is extremely unfortunate that such a historic moment is being seen as driven by self-interest. The people of Andhra Pradesh feel cheated by the central government. A similar pattern can be seen across the states – whether it is a matter of farmer distress, or questions on women safety, the Modi government has failed on all accounts, rather spectacularly. You have the Prime Minister himself refusing to answer questions on the Rafale deal, a PM who has exhibited disregard for all renowned institutions of India and one who has waged a war against intellectuals...
TDP

Alternative to Modi in Telangana, as foes join hands

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Rahul Gandhi

Opposition will unite to defeat BJP, says Rahul Gandhi after meeting TDP chief Naidu

Congress president said that parties will work to ensure that the attack on democratic institutions stops.
Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu | Manvender Vashist/PTI

Democratic compulsion to unite, says Naidu after meeting Rahul Gandhi

Naidu met a host of opposition leaders such as Pawar and Farooq, trio says country’s institutions being destroyed.

On Camera

Workers at a construction site in Delhi (representational image) | Ruhani Kaur/Bloomberg

India’s caste problem has a silver lining: urbanisation, and inter-caste marriage

Unlike villages, search for partners in cities shifts its focus from family and caste networks to friends and professional networks.

IAS poll observer: With Modi breaking rules, should EC give him special security treatment?

The Election Commission has suspended an IAS officer who had inspected PM Narendra Modi’s chopper in Odisha’s Sambalpur Tuesday.

Defence

Satellite images suggest that China is testing and weaponising its naval platforms for space denial

China is now testing laser ASAT weapons from its naval ships

China has already tested missile & EMP anti-satellite weapons from the ground. Now it’s using icebreaker ships in the Yellow Sea/Bohai Sea area.
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.