Firstpost Editor's Picks: SC notice to Rahul Gandhi, migrant voters, Game of Thrones season 8; today's must-read stories

What the SC rebuke does is further degrade the trust factor and makes it difficult for the electorate to take even Rahul Gandhi’s legit charges seriously.

FP Staff April 15, 2019 19:33:36 IST
Firstpost Editor's Picks: SC notice to Rahul Gandhi, migrant voters, Game of Thrones season 8; today's must-read stories

SC notice to Rahul Gandhi over Rafale comments damages his credibility, questions his 'maturity' for top job

What the court rebuke does is further degrade the trust factor and makes it difficult for the electorate to take even Rahul’s legit charges seriously. The Congress president must ask himself whether he needs to take a pause and mull over the way he is conducting his politics.

Missing migrant voters in India and why they matter; states with higher rates of migration known to have lower voter turnouts

A 2016 field experiment in multiple major Indian cities concluded that the belief system among the political class that they can ignore requests of a migrant during local elections (due to their low participation) is because politicians foresee no electoral returns to providing assistance to these migrants.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 1 review: A How To Train Your Dragon and Scary Movie mash-up

Is it a PG-13 romance? Is it a pre-apocalyptic survival drama? Is it a trial run for someone’s improv comedy career? You can’t tell. The problem with this episode is, it’s trying too hard to impress, and the effort is visible.

Monsoon forecast: Will IMD’s prediction of normal rainfall be good enough to instil optimism in country?

The forecast says that it would be 96 percent of the long-term average which is encouraging provided it materialises. However, it does not say anything about the spread of the monsoon as well as the arrival of the same which are probably more pertinent today.

Premier League: Unstoppable Liverpool continue resurgence as toothless Chelsea fail to stick to conventional plan

Liverpool’s control was legion. A goalless first half may have given rise to feelings of doubts within the Reds camp but Mane and Salah’s goals quickly put everyone at ease.

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