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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Why 100 UP BJP MLAs are upset with Yogi, and questioning his ‘zero-tolerance’ on corruption

BJP MLAs staged a sit-in protest against CM Yogi Adityanath in the assembly on 17 December, and their anger doesn’t seem to have subsided even now.
Prashant Kishor | Twitter

Prashant Kishor thanks Congress, Rahul and Priyanka for anti-CAA resolution, says no CAA in Bihar

Kishor, the JDU VP, had hit out at the Congress last month for not stridently opposing the controversial legislation.
PM Narendra Modi at the 150th anniversary of the Kolkata Port Trust | PTI

Modi delivers poll speeches in Bengal, invokes Gandhi to defend CAA, hits out at Mamata

Prime Minister also renames the 150-year-old Kolkata Port Trust after the Jan Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mukherjee.
Amit Shah arrives in Jabalpur on Sunday | PTI

HM Shah challenges Opposition to find CAA provision that removes any Indian’s citizenship

Amit Shah attacked the Congress and said that the party had divided the country on the basis of religion when partition took place.
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav Twitter | @yadavtejashwi

RJD wants to run Bihar alliance on its own terms this time, but others not playing ball

Lalu Prasad-led party wants to ‘rectify’ its mistake of conceding more seats to allies than they deserved in the 2019 Lok Sabh polls. This time it wants 150 out of 243 seats.
JP Nadda

JP Nadda to replace Amit Shah as new BJP president by 20 January, before Delhi elections

The appointment was delayed because of last year’s Lok Sabha elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee during a meeting in Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee first meets PM Modi at Raj Bhavan & then shouts anti-CAA slogans

Mamata dubs her 13-minute meet with PM as ‘constitutional responsibility’, asks him to withdraw the contentious CAA. Modi invokes Bengali icons separately.
Sonia Gandhi with Manmohan Singh and AK Antony at the CWC meet in New Delhi

CAA law discriminatory and divisive, NPR is disguised NRC: Sonia Gandhi at CWC meet

Sonia Gandhi said thousands of young men and women, especially students, have realised the 'grave harm' implementation of CAA will cause.
Hemant Soren leaving for Delhi

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren meets PM Modi, requests special care for ‘backward’ state

Hemant Soren requested Narendra Modi for a tribal univeristy for his state, and was in turn assured that the rights of tribal communities would be protected.
Anti-CAA protesters with banners

TMC and CPM activists begin anti-CAA and NRC protests ahead of PM Modi’s visit to West Bengal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit comes at a time when West Bengal witnesses widespread protests against the contentious Citizenship Act.

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File photo of Sheik Hasina Wajed | David Greedy/Bloomberg News

As Modi govt doubles down on CAA, long-time friend Bangladesh moves closer to China

Opposition’s misinformation campaign has generated enough negative publicity. Modi govt will be in bigger trouble if Bangladesh’s rumour mills become active.

Has CDS Gen Bipin Rawat overstepped his brief by speaking on ‘de-radicalisation camps’?

Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said that India has de-radicalisation camps for the young. He also said that 10-12 years old from Kashmir were being radicalised.

Defence

Asif Ghafoor

‘Twitter General’ Asif Ghafoor is no longer Pakistan military’s spokesperson

Asif Ghafoor has been sent to Infantry Division. Major Gen. Babar Iftikhar will be new director general of Inter-Services Public Relations, Pakistan military’s publicity wing.

Under Modi-Shah, BJP is back to being the Bharatiya ‘Baniya’ Party

BJP under Modi-Shah is returning to its protectionist, anti-MNC, technophobic old notions, underlining that strong governments can also be more risk-averse.