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Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and acting Governor Anandiben Patel with the newly sworn-in council of ministers | Photo: ANI

Shivraj Chouhan finally expands cabinet, but 14 of his 33 ministers are not even MLAs

12 more Jyotiraditya Scindia loyalists were sworn-in Thursday, bringing the number of ex-Congress MLAs in the council of ministers to 14.
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia and other leaders at Raj Bhawan in Bhopal for the oath taking ceremony of State Cabinet Ministers. | ANI | Twitter

Scindia prevails as 12 of his loyalists become part of Madhya Pradesh cabinet

CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led MP govt cabinet now has 33 members as 28 new ministers, including eight ministers of state, take oath.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan speaks in Bhopal Wednesday | Photo: ANI

‘Amrit’ comes out of churning as Shiva consumes poison: Shivraj before MP cabinet expansion

MP CM Shivraj Chouhan’s comment is being seen as a sign that he has been unable to have a final say in the choice of ministers for Thursday’s cabinet expansion.
File image of Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa | Photo: PTI

CM Yediyurappa threatens to resign after Lingayat seer pushes him on cabinet expansion

Vachananda Swami said the Panchamasali Lingayats would withdraw support from Karnataka CM Yediyurappa if an MLA from the sect wasn’t made a minister.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (centre) with cabinet ministers Jayant Patil of the NCP (left) and Balasaheb Thorat of the Congress | Photo: ANI

Maharashtra cabinet expansion deferred as Congress fails to reach consensus on ministers

Each party has 2 ministers in Uddhav Thackeray cabinet. Congress is to get 10 more berths in the expansion, while Sena & NCP will get 11 more each.

On Camera

A Harley Davidson dealership (Representational Image ) | Photographer: David Paul Morris | Bloomberg

Harley-Davidson riding away reflects poorly on both US icon and Modi’s ‘Make in India’

Modi’s ambitious plans to ‘Make in India’ could have been helped by a symbolic gesture to hold on to Harley, a premium manufacturer with an outsize brand.

Defence

Representational image | ANI

India, China working on Ladakh peace formula — alternate week patrolling, after disengagement

Patrolling in alternate weeks has been the established practice in the Northeast, and has worked well, barring the occasional face-off.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Suspect all, fix all? Is that the motto of our new ‘National Suspicion State’?

It’s not just Modi government or BJP, but even state governments, judiciary are getting caught in a ‘we suspect all’ mindset. Is India becoming a National Suspicion State?