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HARYANA

Widespread ire

Lead Story
Simmering discontent over dull trade, low farm prices and a lack of jobs will be the determining factor at the hustings.
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DELHI

Uncertain advantage

Lead Story
The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to have an edge in Delhi, but sections in the party fear tactical voting by anti-BJP voters.
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S. Muthiah

Chronicler of Chennai

Obituary
S. Muthiah (1930-2019), through his writings, lectures and other endeavours, instilled a sense of history and heritage in the people of Chennai.
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Himachal Pradesh

Walking a tight rope

Lead Story
The BJP and the Congress are not leaving anything to chance in winning the four Lok Sabha seats.
FL24MODI
Jharkhand

Tribal resentment

Lead Story
The BJP seems armed with little apart from the Modi factor in a State where the consolidation of tribal and minority votes in favour of the opposition
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Rajasthan

Livelihood worries

Lead Story
While political parties rely on caste and communal polarisation and nationalist rhetoric, the man on the street remains grounded in everyday irritants
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Sri Lanka: Easter Day bombings

Attack and aftermath

World Affairs
Two weeks after the deadly Easter Day bombings, there are more questions than answers in the island nation. But a determined civil society is rallying
FL24MISA
Bihar

Shifting sands

Lead Story
Caste calculations and the might of the mahagathbandhan outweigh the support for the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance in the constituencies that g
FL24BIHARTEJASHWIKUSHWAHAMANJHI
Bihar

Direct contest

Lead Story
Bihar is one of the few States where the NDA is squared off against a determined and rejuvenated opposition, the grand alliance, which is banking on t
FL24GOGOI
Controversy

Justice on trial

India
The Supreme Court’s defence of the CJI, Ranjan Gogoi, while dealing with his alleged offence of sexual harassment of its former employee, provokes out
FL24UPGATHBANDAN
Uttar Pradesh

Battle for U.P.

Lead Story
With voting in 39 constituencies in the first four phases of the election over in Uttar Pradesh, the gathbandhan, with its unprecedented social bondin
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Interview: Mahesh Joshi

‘We will do better than the BJP’

Lead Story
Interview with Mahesh Joshi, Chief Whip of the Congress in the Rajasthan Assembly.
FL24GOGOI
Controversy

Not above the law

India
International experience shows that ensuring ordinary criminal accountability for judges for crimes they are alleged to have committed will strengthen
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Nuclear Physics

Rarest nuclear radioactive decay

Science & Technology
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West Bengal

Price of hubris

Lead Story
In many of the 17 constituencies in the Trinamool Congress’ bastion that vote in the last two phases, development work may not fetch the party votes a
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Interview: Farooq Abdullah

‘Where is the Kashmiriyat Modi talks of?’

Lead Story
Interview with Farooq Abdullah, president, National Conference.
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Birding

Colours of heaven

Wildlife
An Indian team of birders braves the swampy and mountainous terrain of Papua New Guinea to photograph the birds of paradise, in particular the spectac
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Electronic voting machine

‘Missing’ EVMs

Lead Story
An RTI-based public interest petition in the Bombay High Court points out that 20 lakh EVMs that the manufacturers affirm to have delivered are “missi
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Interview: Ghulam Ahmad Mir

‘Congress, N.C. to continue tactical understanding’

Lead Story
Interview with Ghulam Ahmad Mir, president, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress.
FL24POLLINGMAIN

Final battle

Lead Story
By all indications, the Bharatiya Janata Party is set to suffer significant losses in Election 2019, but a number of imponderables make the final outc
FL24BKIndia2019Full

Striking finding

Books
This book is a must-read for all those with an interest in the defining Indian problem of the day, mass unemployment.
FL24INDIA-VOTE
VVPAT

Is this my vote?

Lead Story
The Election Commission must undertake a transparent and comprehensive audit of its system and processes in order to ensure that the EVM-VVPAT-led ele
FL24KULGAM
Jammu & Kashmir

Deserted booths

Lead Story
A staggering 85 per cent of the electorate has kept away from voting in the first two phases of the Lok Sabha election in Anantnag, and this must be s
FL24-bk-jason

A case for uncivil disobedience

Books
Jason Brennan posits a radical, if problematic, thesis that responsible citizens should question authority and fight back when the government encroach
FL24BKfascism

Politics of polarisation

Books
This book explains the conditions that facilitate fascist politics and the multiple strategies that its advocates employ.
FL24KEY4
Punjab

Key contests

Lead Story
FL24SCINDIA
Madhya Pradesh

Battle lines redrawn

Lead Story
In the Gwalior-Chambal region, the Congress hopes to exploit the despair among the voters by highlighting problems such as falling crop prices, missin
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Human body

New knee bone

Science & Technology
FL24PUNJABCONG
Punjab

Bigger harvest?

Lead Story
The Congress, which is on a firm footing in the State, is all set to increase its tally, while its chief rivals are busy tackling internal crises.
FL24BRI

Belt and road diplomacy

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The second Belt and Road Forum reflected the directions in which China wants to take the Belt and Road Initiative in its reformed avatar.