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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.
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath of the Congress is set to face a Supreme Court-mandated floor test in the assembly Friday | Photo: ANI

Kamal Nath & Congress to explore legal options, BJP jubilant after SC order on floor test

CM Kamal Nath is set to hold a meeting with Congress MLAs while the BJP also considers legal options ahead of the floor test, which is to be held by 5pm Friday.

On Camera

Homeless people and migrant workers stand in queue for food at a shelter home in Delhi | Manisha Mondal| ThePrint

India lost more jobs due to coronavirus lockdown than US did during Depression

New CMIE data shows mind-boggling rise in unemployment since India imposed a nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. Modi government must step in.

Can India balance its domestic pharma needs and also be a global player in Covid-19 fight?

India has lifted the ban on the export of 24 pharmaceutical ingredients, including anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Defence

Medics outside an isolation ward of coronavirus at Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad, on 2 March 2020 | PTI

Ex-Navy sailor tests positive for Covid-19 in Mumbai, his building under quarantine

Direct contacts of the former Navy sailor have been traced and isolated, while the process of identifying his indirect contacts is going on.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.