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Chirag Paswan rejects decisions of LJP faction led by uncle Paras, blames JD(U) for split

Paswan steered clear of questions regarding BJP's role in the development and said what has happened is an internal matter for which he will not target others.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia during a press conference in New Delhi, on 12 June 2021 | PTI

Modi govt denied approval to probe deaths caused by oxygen shortage, says Manish Sisodia

The Delhi government had sent the file seeking approval for the four-member committee to LG Anil Baijal in order to award compensation to the families of the deceased.
File photo of Vasundhara Raje | Pankaj Nagia | ThePrint

Vasundhara Raje stops attending Rajasthan BJP meetings and events as rift with party widens

BJP's Rajasthan unit has accused Raje of trying to run a ‘parallel system’, with the focus only on her, especially with the launch of the 'Vasundhara Raje Samarthak Manch Rajasthan' outfit.

How Yogi Adityanath, fresh from meeting Modi-Shah, plans to quell anger over Covid management

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath was in Delhi last week, when he met PM Modi, Amit Shah & Nadda. He was instructed to ensure a course correction ahead of the 2022 assembly polls. 
File image of Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan | Photo: ANI

LJP like mother who shouldn’t be ‘betrayed’, says Chirag Paswan

Chirag Paswan, who was ousted as LJP Parliamentary party leader, said he made efforts to keep the party, founded by his father Ram Vilas Paswan and his family, together but failed.

Governor Dhankhar to visit Delhi after meeting with BJP MLAs over ‘lawlessness’ in Bengal

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar didn't specify the reason for his 4-day visit. On Monday, BJP MLAs met him over the issue of alleged lawlessness and 'partisan stance' of the state police.
LJP MP Pashupati Kumar Paras speaks to media Monday | ANI

LJP’s Pashupati Paras, the ‘reluctant’ politician stepping out of late brother Paswan’s shadow

Pashupati Kumar Paras, 68, appeared to come into his own Monday as he took over the post of LJP parliamentary party leader from nephew Chirag Paswan, also a party MP.
The AIADMK headquarters on Sunday | ANI

AIADMK expels 17 party workers for being in touch with Sasikala

The AIADMK also issued stern warning against staying in touch with the ousted leader while deliberating on 'leaked' phone calls allegedly involving Sasikala with some party members.
LJP leader Pashupati Kumar Paras | ANI

Nitish Kumar evens score with Chirag Paswan ouster as LJP Parliamentary party leader 

The JD(U) had been working for months to isolate the LJP chief Chirag Paswan after he had hurt the party’s prospects in the 2020 Bihar assembly elections.  
Representational image of BJP workers and supporters | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Cabinet reshuffle likely in Gujarat as BJP looks to set house in order ahead of 2022 polls 

BJP Gujarat in-charge Bhupendra Yadav will reach Ahmedabad Tuesday for a Legislature Party meet. This comes after his 2-day visit to get feedback on Rupani govt that faces flak for Covid mismanagement.  

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Representational image of sugar cubes | Photographer: Vincent Mundy/Bloomberg

‘White foods’ are invading India’s breakfast menu. So are chronic illnesses

India's bakery market is expected to grow 8.5% to reach more than $12 billion by 2026. But evidence is also building up against refined foods as producing more harm than good.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur

Rs 1,355 cr — how much oil PSUs have given temple towns, PM Cares, Statue of Unity as CSR

Since 2014, top oil PSUs such as ONGC, BPCL, IOCL & GAIL have committed funds to develop Badrinath Dham, Puri's Jagannath temple and Statue of Unity in Gujarat.


Representational image of the Indian Army in Ladakh | ANI File Photo

Expert panel to fine tune military theaterisation plan after stakeholders differ on key issues

The big dilemma facing the govt and the armed forces is whether theatre commands, which call for a joint war strategy, should be country-specific or based on challenges.

China’s Wuhan story unravels as world’s finest, including from India, nail Covid lab-leak proof

The global hunt for where the virus behind pandemic came from shows science, democracy and a sense of inquiry can overcome politics, ideology and omerta codes.