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Courage• Vaishali Yede, a 28-year-old widow of a farmer who killed himself in 2011, has forayed into the electoral battle from the Washim Lok Sabha constituency. What makes her campaign unique is the humble amounts pouring in from farmers and sympathizers from across the country. From ₹1 to ₹51,000, Ms. Yede has collected nearly ₹5 lakh in just a week.
Corruption• Peru’s former president Alan Garcia died in hospital after shooting himself in the head at his home as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, a party official said. He was 69.
Transparency & RTI• Centre has denied a RTI request for details of the ongoing recruitment process for four vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC), despite a recent Supreme Court order mandating that such information be made public. The CIC is the RTI Act’s highest appellate body.
Illegal Surveillance• Jeff Bezos’ security chief Gavin de Becker said that the Saudi Arabia government had been surveilling the Amazon CEO’s mobile phone. It had “been intent on harming” Bezos, he wrote, because of reporting by the Bezos-owned Washington Post about the murder of its columnist Jamal Khashoggi.