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(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’.
File image of Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan | @ChouhanShivraj/Twitter

Four other CM contenders in MP but here’s why BJP likely to go with Shivraj Chouhan again

Madhya Pradesh looks set for a change in government with Congress leader Kamal Nath resigning as chief minister ahead of the floor test.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath | ThePrint

BJP’s Jyotiraditya Scindia hails MP CM Kamal Nath’s resignation as people’s victory

Jyotiraditya Scindia says he belives that politics should be a medium of serving people and Kamal Nath's govt digressed from that path.
Kamal Nath

Kamal Nath resigns as Madhya Pradesh chief minister ahead of floor test

Kamal Nath’s resignation clears the deck for return of BJP govt to Madhya Pradesh, likely to be once again headed by Shivraj Singh Chouhan.
File image of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath | Photo: ANI

MP floor test at 2 pm today, Congress 5 short of majority 

MP assembly strength down to 206 after Speaker accepts resignation of 16 rebel Congress MLAs. BJP has 107 MLAs, three more than simple majority mark of 104.
Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon speaks during the budget session of state assembly, in Bhopal on 16 March 2020 | PTI

Ahead of floor test, Madhya Pradesh Speaker accepts resignation of 16 rebel Congress MLAs

The Kamal Nath-led Congress govt is due to face a floor test at 2:30pm Friday. It's strength is now 92 while the majority mark is 104.

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Men smoking hookah | Representational Image | Commons

Chewing gum ban good but Haryana’s hookah culture can be real Covid-19 culprit

Hookah is popular in the state of Haryana and people, especially the elderly are defying Covid-19 lockdown and coming together to smoke hookah.

Modi’s 9-min candle plan Sunday: Needless spectacle or much-needed motivation for Indians?

PM Modi requested Indians to light candles, lamps or mobile torches at 9 pm Sunday for nine minutes in a show of solidarity in the fight against Covid-19.

Defence

Army personnel distribute packaged food to the homeless in Chennai on 31 March 2020 | PTI

In a first, Army deploys medical team at civil coronavirus quarantine camp in Delhi

The Indian Army has so far only been operating out of quarantine camps set up by the armed service for coronavirus patients.

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.