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Manish Sisodia

AAP vs AAP: Manish Sisodia heads for Punjab as Sukhpal Singh Khaira rebellion widens

Khaira, the former Punjab leader of opposition for the Aam Aadmi Party, already has eight of the party's 20 MLAs on his side.

Amit Shah calls them ‘ghuspethiye’. It’s just a divisive ploy ahead of elections

If BJP calls them illegal migrants, then why give them chance? We will expose the BJP, their sincerity and commitment.
Akhilesh Yadav

How a mysterious 70-year-old became Akhilesh Yadav’s best friend in seven months

Rai Sahab is a ubiquitous presence in Samajwadi Party meetings but even party leaders have no idea who he is or the reason behind his rise to prominence.

We deported more infiltrators than BJP, says former Congress CM Tarun Gogoi

Deportation, however, is a problem because Bangladesh won't accept it. That's why we made detention camps. But keeping migrants there is a short-term solution.
Parliament

Parliament saw more disruptions under UPA-2 when BJP was in opposition, data shows

Data shows Lok Sabha productivity fell from 93% in 2009 to 46% in 2013 before rising after 2014, when NDA came to power.
Rajya Sabha

NDA faces uphill task in Rajya Sabha deputy chairman elections

Ruling alliance still does not have the numbers to dictate terms in Upper House, fence-sitters could decide poll.
Parliament House

BJP sends diktat to MPs — attend Parliament, Modi is watching

Sources say as part of new initiative, hourly update of BJP MPs’ presence in both houses being sent to PMO.
Maratha Kranti Morcha activists block the Pune-Solapur highway during a protest | PTI

In Maratha reservations battle, the struggles of a community to define its caste status

Over the last two weeks, Maratha protests pressing for reservations have resurfaced, but this time with a violent tone.
People wait to check their names on the final draft of the state's

62,214 workers, Rs 1,100 crore and 100 terabytes of data — the behemoth behind Assam’s NRC

The contentious NRC is facing teething troubles although it involved extensive planning and building entire machinery from scratch.
NRC

No, thank you, Bengalis in Assam tell Mamata as she raises pitch against NRC

The TMC chief’s vocal criticism of the process has only generated displeasure among the Bengali-origin community in Assam.

On Camera

2019 result

What can we expect from Narendra Modi in his second term?

The BJP-led NDA is set to come back to power as Narendra Modi’s party registers a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence

Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.