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BJP MP Tejasvi Surya in a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi. | Photo: ANI

BJP promotes youth, doesn’t keep them on wait-list, new Yuva Morcha chief Tejasvi Surya says

Tejaswi Surya thanks BJP after the party names him president of its youth wing. He also says Amit Shah has assured him of setting up an NIA branch in Bengaluru soon.
A file photo of Rajya Sabha MP and BJP leader Subramanian Swamy. | Photo: ANI

Subramanian Swamy drags PMO into row with Amit Malviya, Tajinder Bagga questions his loyalty

In a tweet after Malviya was retained as IT head in BJP's new team, Swamy accused a PMO official of running fake tweets campaign against him.
BJP leader Rajesh Agrawal | Twitter | @mrajeshagrawal

BJP picks treasurer after 6 years, former UP minister will hold post with Madhya Pradesh MP

Rajesh Agrawal will take over as BJP treasurer six years after Piyush Goyal, the last incumbent, was elevated to the Union Cabinet in the first Modi term.
(L-R) BJP leaders Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra and Raju Bista | Facebook

In Mukul Roy’s elevation as BJP vice-president, a message for Trinamool turncoats

Three leaders from Bengal were Saturday picked for the BJP’s national team of office-bearers. They are Mukul Roy, Anupam Hazra and Raju Bista.
File photo of BJP leader Tejasvi Surya

Tejasvi Surya named youth wing head, Anil Baluni chief spokesperson in BJP’s new team

In the latest reshuffle of the party's national office bearers, BJP's Ram Madhav, P Muralidhar Rao, Saroj Pandey and Anil Jain have been replaced with newcomers.
Ashok Koul, J&K BJP general secretary | Twitter

My comments were twisted, BJP supports all demands of Ladakh — J&K leader Ashok Koul’s U-turn

BJP’s J&K general secretary Ashok Koul Tuesday said the call to boycott polls to Ladakh council was ‘nonsense’. On Friday, he claimed he was misquoted.
A file photo of Union Minister Smriti Irani | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

How BJP is using Smriti Irani & Bhojpuri to combat ‘misinformation’ over farm bills

The party is devising various state-specific strategies to deal with what it terms is a ‘misinformation campaign’ by the opposition on the farm bills.
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Why ‘friendly’ ties between BJP and KCR’s Telangana Rashtra Samiti are coming undone now

KCR’s Telangana Rashtra Samithi joined opposition ranks to boycott the just-concluded Parliament session in protest against the passage of the “anti-farmer” agriculture reform bills
At a demonstration in Leh on 24 September 2020 | By special arrangement

Leh shuts down to protest against BJP leader’s remarks on call to boycott hill council polls

BJP leader Ram Madhav, J&K unit functionary Ashok Kaul are currently in Leh. The shutdown call was given by the Apex Body of People’s Movement for Sixth Schedule.
BJP supporters celebrating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 70th birthday in Chennai Thursday | ANI Photo

What we don’t know about the BJP election machine

We don’t know what exactly the BJP says to the voter through multiple channels of below-the-radar messaging. That’s why voter behaviour takes us by surprise.

On Camera

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early and working less has many benefits, such as reduced stress, better diets and more sleep. But as we found, it also has adverse effects.
File photo | RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani | Sanjit Das/Bloomberg

Reliance Retail gets $1 billion from Silver Lake for 1.75% stake

Reliance announced on 9 Sept that the California-based private equity firm with stakes in technology-related companies will pay the amount as part of the deal.

Defence

Representational image | Indian soldiers at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir | PTI

No ‘major’ build-up at LoC but Pakistan pushing new Chinese-made assault rifles into Kashmir

Security forces have recovered EMEI Type 97 NSR rifles, manufactured by Chinese firm Norinco, which they believe were dropped into J&K through drones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

If Modi is a true reformer, he’ll bury Vodafone ghost and campaign on reforms in Bihar

No politician sees economic reform as a vote-catcher; it’s the old, povertarian economy that gets votes. Can Modi bring farm and labour reforms centre-stage?