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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and BJP senior leader LK Advani during BJP National Executive Meet, in New Delhi

LK Advani ‘sensed wind of change in BJP’, called up Amit Shah to bow out of Lok Sabha race

BJP has fielded party president Amit Shah from Gandhinagar, the Lok Sabha constituency L.K. Advani has won six times.
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Should liberals and Congress feel sorry for LK Advani not being on the BJP list?

Many Congress supporters and commentators expressed their disappointment over the BJP’s decision to drop LK Advani from Gujarat’s Gandhinagar seat for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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BJP president Amit Shah

In BJP’s first list, Amit Shah to debut from Advani’s Gandhinagar seat

With the party expected to fight around 430 seats, it has now announced a little over 40 per cent of its candidates by declaring names for 184 seats.
BJP National Convention

In Photos: On final day of BJP national convention, Advani corners a seat, and all eyes on Sushma

On the concluding day of its two day national convention, the BJP released its most important document ahead of the coming Lok Sabha polls.

In Photos | PM Modi to Amit Shah to LK Advani — When BJP’s top guns were all in the same room

The BJP's national convention, which will see the party set its course for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, was attended by all of top leaders.
Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje and PM Narendra Modi

Why Vasundhara Raje’s demonetisation tweet did not go down well with BJP leaders

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L.K. Advani

LK Advani: From ‘iron man’ in BJP’s heyday to ‘margdarshak’ in his political twilight

The veteran politician, who turns 91 Thursday, defines an era in BJP which saw it rise from a mere two seats in Lok Sabha to 282 in just a span of two decades.

As Amit Shah’s term is extended, a look at past BJP presidents

BJP chief Amit Shah, whose three-year term was due to end in January 2019, is known as the chief electoral strategist of the party.
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When Rahul says ‘Happy Birthday’ & turns India’s entire political science on its head

Charming enemy’s best friend shows political rules are being rewritten. Only objective: Anybody but Modi, even if it isn’t me.

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Critics complain about reform delay in post-370 Kashmir. But India’s foes already rattled

One of the reasons China is upping the ante in Ladakh is in recognition of the fact that abrogation of Article 370 can alter India’s strategic periphery.
A sign reading "Bitcoin Accepted Here" is displayed next to a cash register at The Pink Cow restaurant and bar in Tokyo, Japan. | Photographer: Yuriko Nakao | Bloomberg

Bitcoin run is again giving bulls hope for prices beyond $12,000

The digital-asset community tends toward Bitcoin bullishness at pretty much any time, but there are indications the increase might be more sustainable this time around.


The national flags of China and India (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

No progress made in India-China major general-level talks, all eyes now on diplomatic parleys

Talks were held Sunday over Depsang Plains tensions. Next round of meeting under Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination is being scheduled now.
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Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.