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After caste census & ‘majboori ka CM’, Nitish call for Pegasus probe is latest rift with BJP

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar's demand for a Pegasus probe comes a day after his meeting with INLD chief Om Prakash Chautala, which triggered a lot of interest in political circles.
Former Manipur Congress president Govindas Konthoujam (fourth from right) joins BJP at BJP HQ, New Delhi on 1 August, 2021 | Twitter/@RanjanRajkuma11

Former Manipur Congress chief Govindas Konthoujam joins BJP

A six-time consecutively elected MLA from the Bishnupur seat, Konthoujam had quit the Congress a few days back.
Basavaraj Bommai (left) with outgoing chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa | Twitter: @BSBommai

Basavaraj Bommai will be new Karnataka CM, BJP picks 61-year-old to replace Yediyurappa

Basavaraj Bommai, 61, is a close confidante of Yediyurappa and a Lingayat leader like him. He will take oath as Karnataka CM Wednesday.
Representation image of BJP party workers at a rally | PTI File Photo

Why BJP has to win UP by a bigger margin than it did in 2017 elections

The BJP had won 312 of the 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the 2017 elections. 
File photo of P. Chidambaram | Manvender Vashist | PTI

Chidambaram slams BJP for their silence on Siddiqui’s death, soaring inflation

The senior Congress leader said BJP-NDA will not comment on both the issues because both do not fit into the "their false narrative of we have security, development and welfare".
File photo of Piyush Goyal in the Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal gets a step up in BJP, named new Leader of the House in Rajya Sabha

Piyush Goyal replaces former Union minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, who was dropped from the Union Cabinet and appointed Karnataka governor last week.
File photo of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung campaigning in the assembly elections | By special arrangement

Modi govt uses & dumps allies, looking to Didi for Gorkhaland solution, Bimal Gurung says 

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung says he is looking to achieve his Gorkhaland demands through peaceful means now, sends delegation to Kolkata to discuss the issue.   
Representational image of security forces at an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir

India is and will remain a democracy and why restoring statehood for J&K will be a mistake

Subscribers look at Middle East and Myanmar to argue in favour of India’s democracy and note how statehood will undermine all progress made by  revocation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
Ex-IPS officer K. Annamalai. | Photo: ThePrint Team

BJP appoints ex-IPS officer ‘Singham’ K Annamalai as Tamil Nadu unit chief

K Annamalai, who quit the IPS to join politics, will take the place of L Murugan who was inducted into the Union Cabinet on Wednesday as a minister of state.
Representation image of BJP party workers at a rally | PTI File Photo

‘Corona Management Ka UP Model’ — UP BJP’s ‘damage control’ in 5 pages, 60 bullet points

UP BJP is set to distribute a booklet to counter the opposition’s sustained jibes of 'Covid mismanagement' by the Yogi Adityanath government.

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‘Shot in the arm for the world’ — IMF nations approve $650 bn to aid Covid fight

The creation of the reserve assets is the first since $250 bn issued after global financial crisis in 2009 & is meant to help nations deal with debt & fallout from the pandemic.

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Project Cheetah set to take off, India to get upgraded & armed drones from Israel

Under the project, the Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) Israeli Herons will be upgraded to undertake specialised and longer surveillance missions & precision strikes.
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Why Mizoram vs Assam is a BJP project to ‘integrate’ northeast gone wrong

Assam-Mizoram violence is an outcome of BJP trying too hard to ‘integrate’ distinct northeastern states. This has unleashed latent regionalism.