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Story Posted on 11-04-2019

VARIETY

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Dussehra, Greater Noida, Bisrakh, Ravana

On Ram Navami, news from Bisrakh, birthplace of Ravana where he is worshipped, and Dussehra isn't observed

Bishrakh village is named after Ravana's father, Vishwashrawa. The village also has a Ravana temple. And a Ravana DJ, shops, even a health care centre.

POLITICS

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Defence Budget, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress manifesto, BJP manifesto

Between the Lines: How the BJP and Congress manifestos hold up on national security

The BJP scores over the Congress due to a clear stand on issues of nationalism and internal security. But both parties flounder on other crucial issues.

POLITICS

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Secularism, Citizenship amendment bill, 2016, National Register for Citizens, BJP manifesto

Lok Sabha 2019: BJP President promises politics of exclusion. Why we must worry

Amit Shah reportedly promises to remove every single 'infiltrator' from India. But the sections he includes under 'infiltrators' is not very helpful to the secularism of this country.

VARIETY

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Priyanka gandhi vadra, Rahul Gandhi, Lok Sabha elections 2019, Gandhi-vadra

First Family First: How this happy Gandhi-Vadra family photo will impress voters

Unlike mama Rahul Gandhi, 19-year-old Rehan Vadra may not shy away from joining politics in the near future.

POLITICS

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Poll booth, Aadhaar, Election 2019

Poll officers: 'We must digitalise the electoral list. This process takes ages and people get angry with us'

The process of checking list needs to be simplified as it takes time to locate a person's credentials on the list. Often, if a poll officer can't find a name, a potential voter flares up.

POLITICS

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TRS, YSR Congress, Tdp mlas killed, K Chandrasekhar Rao

The Great Andhra Battle: Will Jaganmohan indeed emerge as darling of the masses and AP's new CM?

Having witnessed high-voltage campaigns and vivid drama, and after casting their vote through a violent polling day, the Telugu states will be in some political lull for the next 42 days.

POLITICS

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Food, Election, Police

Poll Police: 'Low rank cops are told to stand in the sun for hours. Our duty is such, we can't even take loo breaks'

These police officers have to stand for more than 18 hours on a poll day, till the EVMs reach the polling centre. Away from their homes for a month, they wish for fresh cooked food. And some shade.

HUMOUR

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Arvind Kejriwal, Chandrababu Naidu, Lok Sabha elections 2019, EVMs

Will our EVMs ever stop malfunctioning?

We can’t remember any election in which Arvind Kejriwal didn’t cry wolf. Not even the 2015 Delhi election, which his party won with a huge majority!

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Narendra Modi, Modi biopic, PM Narendra Modi

Nehru wouldn't allow it: What Narendra Modi’s hurry for a biopic on him says to me about his leadership

Is it right for the RSS to allow such massive personal glorification? Or ethical for a PM to want such a biopic while he's still in office and indeed, facing re-election?

POLITICS

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Snake charmer, Mayawati, Greater Noida, Old voter

Meet Khush Nath, Voter of 90 Years: "I have voted in every poll since 1947. I prefer ballot paper to EVM. At least I knew who got my vote''

Khush Nath has never missed an opportunity to vote. After 1947, he started by voting for Jawaharlal Nehru 'and whoever would give my village a samosa'. Today, he's using EVM machines.