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After confirming chief ministers of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, Congress president Rahul Gandhi held hectic meetings with top party leaders today to decide on the top post for Chhattisgarh. Reports said Mr. Gandhi met Chhattisgarh’s four potential chief minister candidates — TS Singh Deo, Tamradhwaj Sahu, Bhupesh Baghel and Charan Das Mahant — at his …

Madhya Pradesh chief minister-designate Kamal Nath stated on Friday that strengthening the farm sector, ensuring the safety of women and job creation will be his priorities. He also commented that the promise of farm loan waiver made by the Congress will be fulfilled. “Our preference will be to strengthen the agriculture sector to ramp up …

Outgoing Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh stated on Friday that he will not move to the Centre but remain in state politics. The Congress, in the currently concluded election, ended the BJP’s 15-year rule in the state. “Mai yahithaauryahirahunga (I was here and will stay here),” Mr. Singh confirmed at a press conference. “Now I …

Zoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony in Aizawl. Mizo National Front (MNF) leader Zoramthanga was sworn in as Mizoram’s new chief minister today. MrZoramthanga was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor K Rajasekharan at a ceremony in Aizawal. The MNF president took …

Two days after 13 people were caught in an illegal “rat hole” coal mine in a remote part of Meghalaya, massive search and rescue operations are on. Over 100 personnel have been pressed into action since Friday morning to rescue the persons from the 320-feet deep mine. Few emergency workers were pumping water out of …

The Dassault Aviation on Friday welcomed the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Rafale fighter jet deal, denying demands for any probe into the multi-billion dollar contract. “Dassault Aviation welcomes the decision of the Supreme Court of India rendered today dismissing every petition filed on the Rafale Contract signed on September 23, 2016,” the company said. …

On a day when the Supreme Court dismissed petitions challenging the Rafale deal, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said the BJP should also wait for the top court’s verdict on the Babri Masjid matter. In a relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the pleas challenging the deal among India and France …

BJP’s Bihar ally JD(U) has stated that if the party brings an ordinance on temple construction in Ayodhya, it will not support it. While JD(U)’s organizational general secretary RCP Singh said his party would not help any ordinance on a temple, JD(U) national vice-president Prashant Kishor said BJP would win elections without “raising temple issue” …

Escapee tycoon Vijay Mallya congratulated Congress leaders Sachin Pilot and Jyotiraditya Scindia after the Congress won the elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The reaction comes days after a UK court ordered the extradition of the businessman, wanted in India for said fraud and money laundering charges amounting to an approx Rs. 9,000 crore. “Young …

After its critical election losses since coming to power in 2014, the ruling BJP has got a sharp message from one of its oldest allies. Naresh Gujral, a leader of the Akali Dal, has stated that the BJP has to “quickly settle” with allies or it will be in big trouble in the 2019 general …

K Chandrashekar Rao has undertaken oath as the chief minister of Telangana for the second time two days after his party won the state elections with a huge majority. Mr. Rao or KCR, as he is called, led his Telangana Rashtra Samithi to a huge win over the Congress-N Chandrababu Naidu alliance in the Telangana …

The Supreme Court Wednesday asked Justice (retired) H S Bedi, who headed the committee which monitored the Special Task Force (STF) that inquired into police encounters in Gujarat in 2002 and 2007, to appraise whether he had consulted other members of the committee before depositing his final report to the court.  “Having perused the interim …