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Former BJP leaders running UTs, once an IAS preserve, exempt from model code

Three Union Territories — Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Haveli — are run by ex-BJP leaders. A recent EC order has effectively exempted the office from the model code of conduct.
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Tathagata Roy is India’s first toxic Twitter governor

Governor Tathagata Roy spews hatred towards Muslims and Nehru, revels in conspiracy theories and is called a 'rockstar governor' on Twitter.
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Candidate that J&K governor hinted would be Srinagar mayor is now mayor

Independent Junaid Mattu, the “foreign-educated” face that Governor Satya Pal Malik implied would be mayor, beats Congress’ Rasool Hajam to the post.
Baby Rani Maurya

Woman BJP thought was ‘family-oriented’ to an Atal aide — meet the lesser-known governors

Three BJP loyalists were rewarded in Tuesday's reshuffle and appointment of governors. 

Anandiben Patel broke down 2 years ago. Her remark on breastfeeding is now making women cry

A 33 per cent reservation in Parliament will do little for women if leaders like Anandiben Patel make sweeping, sexist remarks.
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Their Master’s Voice: Vala joins long list of governors who toed the Delhi political line

Since 1957, several governors have taken decisions guided by the central government instead of the rulebook. A look at history throws up many controversial names.
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Karnataka’s Vala continues notorious tradition of governors taking risks with the courts

Time and again, the role played by state governors in independent India has invited adverse comments from court and government-appointed commissions.
Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar has demanded an appointment with governor Mridula Sinha

Karnataka fallout: Congress to meet Goa governor Friday to protest ‘double standards’

Goa Congress president Girish Chodankar says party is yet to decide whether it wants to stake claim to form government and ask for time to prove majority.
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Karnataka hung assembly: Time to end ambiguity or leave it to governor’s discretion?

It is now up to governor Vajubhai Vala to decide who he invites to form the government. Both the BJP and the Congress-JD (S) alliance have staked claim. Experts weigh in.

Today’s judgment puts India on par with other Islamic countries in a good way: Najma Heptulla

In an exclusive interview with ThePrint, the former minority affairs minister Heptulla discussed triple talaq, as well as Islam’s interpretation of marriage.

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4 reasons why Modi remains in the hunt for a second term

Without these 4 factors, Modi & BJP’s fortunes would have been sunk by govt's dismal performance on the economy, jobs & reckless steps like demonetisation.
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Did the last season of Game of Thrones let down its legions of fans?

Many Game of Thrones fans across the world have demanded a remake of the 8th season of Game of Thrones saying the script didn’t match their expectations.

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After 10-year wait, defence ministry to grant ex-servicemen status to military nurses

Military nurses had been seeking to be treated at par with other military officers, including doctors.
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If Pragya Thakur wins this Thursday, Modi is in for an embarrassing 5 years

Never has one constituency had such a bearing on Indian nationalism and the pretence of a Gandhian polity. So what if PM Modi doesn’t forgive her in his heart?