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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offers prayers at a temple in Ayodhya on Wednesday. | Photo: ANI

‘Yogi not listening to PM’: Row over CM attending event to shift Ram Lalla during lockdown

Yogi Adityanath attends an event to shift Lord Ram Lalla within temple site in Ayodhya. Congress calls the move mockery of rules, UP govt says no norms violated.
Former Jammu & Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah with his father Farooq and mother Molly Abdullah

What Omar Abdullah’s release means for Kashmir, PDP rebels and Mehbooba Mufti

Omar Abdullah, who celebrated his 50th birthday on 10 March, was finally released Tuesday after 8 months in detention. 
File image of Shivraj Singh Chouhan | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan elected BJP legislature leader, to take oath as MP CM tonight

The decision to be sworn-in late Monday night was taken to ensure there is a government in place to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, says senior BJP leader.
File photo of B.S. Yediyurappa | ANI Photo

Karnataka govt bans crowds due to COVID-19 but refuses to call off assembly session

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa insists that calling off the session would send a wrong signal of fear & anxiety even as opposition seeks an adjournment.
Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar at Parliament House

Happy if Rahul returns as Congress chief else Priyanka should take over: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Mani Shankar Aiyar, a senior Congress leader, also says no space in the party to express views and so Congress should hold camps like it did at Pachmarhi in 1998. 
(From left) Influential Bihar politicians Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha and Mukesh Sahani | Photo: ThePrint Team

Once highly influential, these 3 Bihar leaders now find no takers ahead of polls

Jitan Ram Manjhi, Upendra Kushwaha & Mukesh Sahani are still part of RJD-Congress grand alliance, 6 months before polls. But things are looking bleak for them.
Vasundhara Raje

Dushyant Singh & Vasundhara Raje, who partied with Kanika Kapoor, test negative for COVID-19

Both Raje and Singh had gone into self-isolation after attending a party with Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus Friday.
BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan, V.D. Sharma, Gopal Bhargava and others celebrate at the party headquarters in Bhopal after Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath's resignation Friday

At least 8 ministries for Congress rebels, Shivraj as leader — what BJP has planned for MP

On the verge of a floor test, Congress accepted the resignations of 16 rebel MLAs and Kamal Nath quit as CM, paving the way for BJP’s return in MP.
Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya | Facebook

The CPI(M) leader who tripped party boss Sitaram Yechury to enter Rajya Sabha 

Yechury appears to have lost out due to his proximity to the Congress and as a result of his feud with former party general secretary Prakash Karat.  
PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

Chidambaram, Tharoor lead Congress support for PM’s COVID-19 speech, but with a caveat

While former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has yet to react to the PM’s address, many of his party colleagues offered support to his ‘call for solidarity’.

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With the anti-poor lockdown, BJP is back to its upper caste, middle class, urban roots

Demonetisation’s political gain was to rebrand the BJP as a pro-poor party. The poorly implemented coronavirus lockdown is undoing that image.

Jails give Covid-19 parole: Can overstretched govt track prisoners’ movement and behaviour?

Prisons across India have begun to release inmates on parole after the Supreme Court directed to decongest jails to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


Newly-appointed CDS General Bipin Rawat

Ready to operate beyond mandate to fight the pandemic: CDS Bipin Rawat

In interview to ThePrint, Rawat also says Quick Reaction Medical Teams (QRMTs) have been readied to mobilise at short notice to meet the requirements of civil administration.

Modi’s India isn’t Mao’s China. Silly forecasts assume we’ll let corona kill millions of us

There are many scary scenarios about how badly we Indians may be affected or how many killed by Covid-19. But they presume we will do nothing to influence our fates.