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RS poll victory may not change Ahmed Patel’s tenuous relationship with Rahul Gandhi

Despite a somewhat smooth working relationship, Rahul's official Twitter handle remained silent, with no customary congratulatory message for Patel after he scraped through. Ruhi Tewari

Ahmed Patel’s victory: Gujarat BJP leader who lost will challenge poll verdict

Balwantsinh Rajput is set to file an election petition as he found ‘legal lacunae’ in the EC order disqualifying two votes Anubhuti Vishnoi

Election Commission was ‘divided’ over using footage from Gujarat RS poll

There was a difference of opinion on accepting returning officer’s report as the final word or not. Finally the commission agreed to use video footage Anubhuti Vishnoi

BJP workers to be appointed OSDs to UP ministers

After Amit Shah’s advice, the state BJP unit takes steps to improve communication between the Yogi government and the party. Kumar Anshuman

This victory has helped boost Congress workers’ morale: Ahmed Patel

Ahmed Patel's victory is a much-needed morale booster for Congress, but in an exclusive interview to ThePrint he says there is a lot of hard work to be done. Anubhuti Vishnoi

BJP comes up with ‘Tiranga Yatra’ to counter ‘separate flag’ issue 

The party will promote the concept of 'one nation, one flag' across India. Pragya Kaushika 

Jairam Ramesh is one of the sultans: Sheila Dikshit

The former Delhi chief minister hits back at Jairam Ramesh's uncharacteristic criticism of the party.  Kumar Anshuman

NCP divided over supporting Congress candidate Ahmed Patel in RS polls

Even as the party chief Sharad Pawar is willing to support Congress, his party is not on board. The decision is likely hours before voting.  Kumar Anshuman

Subhash Barala must resign on ‘moral grounds’: BJP veteran Om Prakash Grover

The senior party leader had also demanded Congress leader Venod Sharma’s resignation when his son, Manu Sharma, was implicated in the Jessica Lal murder case in 1999. Pragya Kaushika

Catching ’em young: PM to seek action plans from 150 entrepreneurs

Exclusive details about the the Niti Aayog's upcoming mega event   Anubhuti Vishnoi

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Covid isn’t behind us, but the world’s next big health emergency is already here

Covid has led to 5.6 million deaths, but antimicrobial resistance is likely to log 10 million deaths annually by 2050. Its treatment has led to antibiotics' overuse, which has spiked drug resistance.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.

Defence

The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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