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Headquarters of the Election Commission of India in New Delhi

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.

Rope in cafes, petrol pumps, chemist shops to create shelters for women in distress, says Delhi panel

Study group was formed to suggest measures that could help turn Delhi get rid of the tag as the most unsafe city in India.
Madan B. Lokur

Sluggish bureaucracy to homophobia, what makes SC Justice Madan B. Lokur very angry

Lokur, known for his liberal values, has often been criticised for exceeding his judicial role. 
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In AAP’s victory in Supreme Court, a major win for the rule of law

Court ruled that it was the democratically elected government, and not the L-G, who exercises executive power and assumes responsibility in Delhi.
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the lieutenant governor can’t obstruct the functioning of the Delhi government

Supreme Court is right. Delhi govt, L-G and central govt must cooperate, not confront

The judgment indicates that L-G is a watchdog to protect national concerns in regard to governance of NCT.

Supreme Court hands AAP a victory, says L-G must work harmoniously with Kejriwal govt

Ruling on the AAP vs Centre power struggle, the Supreme Court observed that the L-G could not interfere in every decision.

AAP government calls off dharna, agitationist Kejriwal has few arrows left in his quiver

At the heart of Kejriwal’s revival of politics of agitation is his political untouchability with respect to the Congress.
Dy. CM of Delhi Manish Sisodia (2nd from left) and Atishi Marlena (Extreme right)

Another conflict brews between Centre & Delhi govt after L-G sacks advisers

Nine advisers and consultants to the Delhi govt sacked after their appointments had been objected to by the union home ministry. AAP up in arms.

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Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.

Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.


A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.