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BJP chief Amit Shah becomes top minister – insight into the rise of the party commissar

Powerful and controversial BJP president Amit Shah was sworn in third, after PM Narendra Modi and Rajnath Singh, at Rashtrapati Bhavan Thursday.
An electronic ticker board indicates British pound to Indian rupee currency exchange rate outside the Bombay Stock Exchange building in Mumbai| Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Indian equities hit new record hoping Modi will revive growth

There is continued optimism that arresting economic slowdown & nursing financial sector back to health will be immediate priorities of Modi’s new govt.

What is Dal Raisina? The ‘special’ dish that President of India’s guests will eat tonight

'Dal Raisina' is a culinary invention of Rashtrapati Bhavan’s former chef Machindra Kasture and prepared with ingredients such as urad dal, rajma & kasuri methi.
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Narendra Modi to meet MPs selected for ministerial berths before swearing-in ceremony

Winning a landslide victory in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, PM elect Narendra Modi will take oath along with his new council of ministers at 7 pm.
Research assistants at work in a lab in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in Kharagpur

New Modi govt plans to form groups of consultants for science & tech research

K. VijayRaghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser, hopes to have 100 researchers & scientists from India & abroad as consultants to the govt.
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Will Modi ministry still face talent deficit or is it better placed after 5 years in power?

With Narendra Modi ready to take oath as PM, his new government must address the criticism of talent deficit in previous cabinet.

Modi’s cabinet marks new political shift & possibilities with entry of Shah & Jaishankar

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Narendra Modi and Amit Shah shape cabinet ahead of swearing in ceremony

Sources said Modi government 2.0 is likely to have representation from most allies and showcase the party's newfound strength in different regions.

Talent deficit biggest challenge for Modi as he builds new council of ministers

Modi may want to tackle criticism of a 'weak bench strength' while ensuring an eclectic mix of veterans, fresh faces & representatives from key regions and allies.
A sketch depicts Amit Shah with pictures of Veer Savarkar, Chanakya and Kamraj in the background.

Amit Shah: Rise and rise of the party commissar

Fifty years after Kamaraj, Amit Shah is the first truly powerful chief of a ruling party.

On Camera

People stand in a queue at a food distribution point during the nationwide lockdown in Navi Mumbai on 24 April 2020 | PTI

Why even herd immunity may not fully protect us from coronavirus

Herd immunity might be a temporary state of affairs. The coronavirus-induced economic & social changes may induce a rotation of potential superspreaders.
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Dubai businesses start growing again for the first time after coronavirus struck

Businesses in Dubai are benefiting from lifting of lockdown restrictions, with foreign visitors allowed to enter. However, a weaker outlook hasn't stopped job losses.

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IAF chief R.K. Bhadauria takes a sortie in HTT-40 last November | Twitter | @HALHQBLR

Defence Ministry clears purchase of indigenous basic trainer aircraft, upgrade of Israeli UAVs

HAL acquisition among projects worth Rs 8,722.38 crore to be cleared. The upgrade of Israeli Heron UAVs will include arming them, a need being pushed due to stand-off with China.
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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.