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File photo of Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav with Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati | PTI

SP and BSP extend their Lok Sabha poll alliance to MP and Uttarakhand

The Samajwadi Party will contest 3 seats in Madhya Pradesh and one in Uttarakhand while the BSP will contest all the remaining seats.
The image shared by Congress president Rahul Gandhi | @RahulGandhi/Twitter

BJP dismisses Rahul’s claims saying PM photos were from before Pulwama attack

Rahul Gandhi's alleged that PM Modi was attending a photo shoot hours after the Pulwama attack in Kashmir.

What’s the price of a killer hooch pouch in UP? Rs 25 only

The lethal concoction has so far claimed over 60 lives in both states and is mostly served to the poor.
Marijuana

Top scientists say this is why India should try and legalise marijuana in 2 years

Cannabis has a lot of medical benefits, and a non-addictive compound called cannabidiol is the way to push for legalising it.
Umesh Kumar Sharma | Twitter

Uttarakhand editor arrested for ‘extortion’ is known for sting ops, was held on rape charge

Umesh Kumar Sharma, of Samachar Plus channel, carried out a sting on former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat which was used to bring down his govt in 2016.
Members of the media | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Samachar Plus editor-in-chief arrested for allegedly blackmailing politicians & bureaucrats

Umesh Sharma is accused of conducting sting operations on prominent politicians and bureaucrats in Uttarakhand with an intent to extort money.
N.D. Tiwari | Commons

N.D. Tiwari was the only politician to rule two states, but his personal life eclipsed that

N.D. Tiwari was perhaps also the only Indian politician to accept a son after DNA testing, and was involved in a sex tape controversy as governor of Andhra.
File image of Narayan Dutt Tiwari with Rohit Shekhar (R) after accepting him as his son, at a press conference | Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times via Getty Images

Former Uttarakhand chief minister ND Tiwari dies at 93

N.D. Tiwari served as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh thrice and once as the chief minister of Uttarakhand.
National Green Tribunal

Forest officer wins NGT battle with former top cop. But the war isn’t over

Former Uttarakhand DGP Sidhu plans to appeal the NGT judgment against him, while forest officer Pandey claims vindication after years of ‘harassment’.
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How blind, bruised and depressed elephants were rescued from Corbett resorts

Even after the Uttarakhand HC freed them, the govt hadn’t taken action. But then, overnight, the elephants were relocated.

On Camera

Kanshiram (centre) along with the other founding members of BAMCEF in the 1970s | Facebook

Kanshi Ram matters in 2019 polls and why some think he deserves a Bharat Ratna

Kanshi Ram promised the lower castes that if they can organise themselves into a grand voting bloc, they will become the ruler of this country.
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Anil Ambani pays up: Defaulting tycoons can no longer game the system or is it a one-off?

Anil Ambani Tuesday escaped a three-month prison term after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani agreed to repay money Reliance Communications owed to Ericsson’s local unit.

Defence

Mi-25 gunships | YouTube

Chopper delivery from India to Afghanistan delayed by a year, now likely in June

Questions are, however, being raised in Afghanistan on whether India will be able to deliver the Mi-25 gunship choppers as it heads into elections & amid tension with Pakistan.
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?