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Fact Check: Top trends on Google search

Last year, the top “How to” phrase was “How to link aadhaar with PAN card”, followed by “How to book Jio phone”.

How Governor’s rule and President’s rule set J&K apart from other states

The state has been under central rule eight times, and moved from Governor’s rule to President’s rule (after six months) on two of those occasions.

How Muslim MLA numbers have jumped

The number of Muslim MLAs in the Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Assemblies are now two and one, up from one and none respectively in the 2013 Houses.

Elections 2018: MLAs young and old, 91% men

Among the three Assemblies that the Congress has won, Madhya Pradesh has the youngest average age at 51, followed by Chhattisgarh at 52.


Fact Check: In Chhattisgarh, first win for Leader of Opposition, one more Speaker loses

The only Speaker to win an election in Chhattisgarh was the first — Rajendra Prasad Shukla (Congress), from Kota in 2003.

Mizoram MLAs: All men, 90 per cent crorepatis, three graduates in every four

The only 4 MLAs who are not crorepatis, too, all belong to the MNF.

A fifth of India’s people now ruled by Congress, BJP’s share falls under half

The number of states ruled by the BJP — which has constantly increased its national footprint since the 2014 Lok Sabha elections — is now down to 16.

Explained: How a new Opposition emerged in Mizoram

The Zoram People’s Movement is a new alliance of seven regional parties that has emerged as the principal opposition with eight of 40 seats, pushing the Congress to third with only five.

Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh: The Congress CM choices — for and against

The Indian Express looks at the key contenders for the post of CM in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, and what could work to the advantage or disadvantage of each.

Reading the elections 2018 verdict: Key takeaways from Chhattisgarh

The immediate challenge that awaits the new Congress government in Chhattisgarh is to pay paddy farmers a minimum support price of Rs 2,500 per quintal.