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1. NITI Aayog
The government on Thursday announced that the Planning Commission had been revamped and rechristened as the NITI Aayog, with a multi-tiered structure including a governing council that comprises the chief ministers of all states and lieutenant governors of UT.
Read: NITI Aayog replaces Planning Commission; PM Narendra Modi says it will benefit every individual by ENS Economic Bureau
2. Ghar Wapsi
RSS pracharak Rajeshwar Singh, convenor of the Dharm Jagran Samanway Samiti which has been spearheading the ‘ghar wapsi’ reconversion campaign in western UP and Uttarakhand, has quietly gone “on leave”.
Read: RSS sends ‘on leave’ man behind ‘ghar wapsi’ in Uttar Pradesh as reported by Lalmani Verma, Shyamlal Yadav
3. Latitude 20°15′
Ajay Mandavi, part babu, part artist, fulltime educator, has ended up changing the lives of nearly 150 Maoists who have passed through his “arts and crafts” class at Kanker District Jail.
I had not imagined in my wildest dreams that I would fight elections in the national capital. But over the last 20 years, I have worked in Delhi as a bureaucrat, an activist, a politician and briefly as chief minister of this unique city state.
Read: A city safe for women — it’s possible: Arvind Kejriwal as written by Arvind Kejriwal
The second-innings dismissal was possibly more garishly outlandish than the first. This is not to say that the outrageous slog-sweep in the first wasn’t.
Read: a) Rahul, b) Rohit, or c) Raina as reported by Bharat Sundaresan