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Uddhav Thackeray and Narendra Modi | PTI

Shiv Sena demands Modi’s assurance that PDP, NC, NCP won’t be part of NDA after polls

Shiv Sena said Modi should give no space to those talking of dividing the nation in his Modi cabinet or the NDA no matter what the math on govt formation is.
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Omar Abdullah favours assembly polls in J&K immediately after Lok Sabha polls

The NC leader said there should not be any delay in polls due to Amarnath Yatra, as the annual pilgrimage is limited to two assembly segments.
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Samjhauta blast verdict shows BJP has no respect for institutions, says Omar Abdullah

NIA special judge Jagdeep Singh informed that the prosecution withheld critical information that could have led to a guilty verdict, Abdullah said.

These are India’s 34 most powerful political families

Dynastic politics is not the hallmark of just the Gandhi-Nehru family. It has now become an integral part of Indian polity, cutting across party divide and region lines.
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Omar Abdullah promises to revoke Public Safety Act if National Conference wins Kashmir

Under the PSA, a person can be detained without trial for six months. 
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Kashmiri IAS officer Shah Faesal resigns, to contest Lok Sabha polls

Shah Faesal, who was an IAS topper from Jammu and Kashmir, is set to join the National Conference and is eyeing the Baramulla seat.
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BJP criticises Farooq Abdullah’s promise on J-K’s regional autonomy

National Conference chief Farooq Abduallh had promised regional autonomy if his party comes to power in the state.
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Ex-governors, including a Vajpayee appointee, question J&K assembly dissolution

Former Governors, UPA or NDA appointees, criticise hurried move, say J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik should have called for floor test. But one disagrees.
J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik addresses the media in Jammu | PTI

Governor Malik jumped the gun in dissolving J&K assembly, it’s advantage Congress-NC

Mehbooba Mufti’s letter to Satya Pal Malik was meant to prevent BJP-backed Sajad Lone from forming the government. But the governor took the bait.
J&K Congress president Ghulam Ahmad Mir (C) with senior party leaders address a press conference regarding the dissolution of Assembly, in Srinagar | PTI

In Jammu & Kashmir’s rocky political stakes, Congress, NC & PDP outmanoeuvre BJP

The decision to stake claim to form the government, and subsequent assembly dissolution, may have put paid to BJP’s hopes of expansion in the state.

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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.


Pakistan sends a ‘message’ to Modi, test-fires nuclear missile on day of his poll sweep

Pakistan tested ballistic missile Shaheen-II, which has a range of 1,500 km. Indian security experts say timing of the test clear signal to new govt.
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.