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Hope of Delhi-Centre bonhomie as Kejriwal calls on Amit Shah after bitter poll campaign

The meeting is the first ever between the two leaders in a formal setup, indicating that the Delhi chief minister is working towards the cordial relations with the Centre that he promised.   
Arvind Kejriwal at the oath-taking ceremony Sunday | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Blessings from Modi, body language — the symbolism and message of Kejriwal’s 2020 speech

Arvind Kejriwal's speech was conciliatory towards Modi & BJP, which ran a vitriolic campaign against him. Also made no mention of full statehood & Jan Lokpal bill, the pet themes in 2015.
Arvind Kejriwal takes oath as the Delhi chief minister Sunday | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Arvind Kejriwal talks of ‘politics of 21st century India’ as he takes charge of Delhi again

After taking oath, Arvind Kejriwal says he is everyone's CM, seeks Modi's blessing and calls on opponents to forget election politics and work with him to take Delhi forward.
Arvind Kejriwal

Kejriwal has learnt his lesson, Delhi can expect more governance than politics from AAP

Continuation of the capital’s freebies, 24x7 markets & less confrontation with Modi govt are a few of the things Delhi can expect from third Arvind Kejriwal term.
AAP supporters at party headquarters | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

JD(U) leader Ajay Alok’s tweet claiming 40 AAP MLAs are rape accused is fake

According to an ADR report, 13 AAP MLAs have declared cases related to crimes against women but only one, Rithala legislator Mohinder Goyal, is accused of rape. 
Aam Aadmi Party supporters celebrate AAP's win in the capital | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

This is how BJP gained from Congress’ 2015 votes in Delhi’s Muslim-dominated seats

Congress, which traditionally held sway over minority votes in Delhi, was not in the picture this time and saw most of its votes shift to AAP.
Kejriwal celebrates his party's victory in the assembly elections : Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

The transformation of Arvind Kejriwal from an ‘anarchist’ to a smart, successful politician

In the run-up to the Delhi elections, Kejriwal underwent quite an image makeover — from an anti-corruption activist who preferred ‘anarchism’ into a leader and an effective administrator.
Arvind Kejriwal speaking at the AAP Report Card event in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Arvind Kejriwal to take oath as Delhi CM for third time on 16 February

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at Ramlila Maidan, the same venue where Arvind Kejriwal has taken oath twice before.
A file photo of Congress supporters. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Congress has nothing to show for in Delhi, but it did spoil AAP’s party in 2 seats

BJP had to concede defeat on 6 seats, AAP on 2, in Delhi assembly elections as Congress polled more than the victory margin.
At the BJP office in New Delhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

ED ‘fails’ BJP in Delhi as its exposé linking Muslim outfit PFI to Shaheen Bagh bombs

Just like in Maharashtra, when it booked Sharad Pawar before polls, ED linked controversial PFI to Shaheen Bagh protests, which BJP hinged its Delhi campaign on.

On Camera

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Who does Yogi Adityanath fear the most? There’s method to Sanjay Singh sedition madness

AAP MP Sanjay Singh was involved in a survey conducted by the party in which 63% participants said the Yogi Adityanath government was ‘casteist’.
Gunny bags of onions | Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Few onion trucks enter Bangladesh after partial clearance, over 200 still stranded

A Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs communique stated that only those trucks which received the 'Let Export Order' till 14 September can be allowed to cross the border.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass in Drass (representational image) | ANI

Army could induct ‘another division of troops’ in eastern Ladakh as China continues build-up

China is learnt to have not only continued with troop build-up but also brought in heavier-calibre weapons with longer ranges at certain LAC locations, including in the Northeast.
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?