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Justice (retd) Lokur breaks silence on Collegium decision change: I am disappointed

Justice Lokur was speaking at an event organised by web portal The Leaflet where he was in conversation with journalist Rajdeep Sardesai.

Priyanka Gandhi joins mainstream politics: X-factor in 2019, Congress signals to UP voter it is risking its big trump card

Party insiders said that after the tri-state triumph, leaders had urged Rahul Gandhi to do “something” in UP. He is said to have assured them of a “440-Volt jolt.”

Arun Jaitley’s return may be delayed, Piyush Goyal to fill in

In a communique issued Wednesday, Rashtrapati Bhavan stated that Arun Jaitley has been designated as “Minister without portfolio” until he is able to “resume” work.

Priyanka Gandhi joins mainstream politics: Sign of party chief’s failure and family’s chokehold, says BJP

While BJP leaders, in their official reactions, targeted “dynastic politics” in the Congress, some of them privately admitted that her entry would “alter the optics in favour of the Congress at the national level”.

Rahul gets sister organisation

Congress president Rahul Gandhi appointed Priyanka Gandhi as AICC general secretary for Uttar Pradesh East signalling the party’s intention to go all out in this year’s Lok Sabha elections in the crucial Hindi heartland state.

IAF worry: In next two years, only 26 fighter squadrons, short by 16

Around the same time, the Pakistan Air Force will have 25 fighter squadrons while China’s PLA Air Force is estimated to have the capacity to bear 42 squadrons against India. 

Devendra Fadnavis, Uddhav come together for Thackeray memorial

The state Cabinet had on Tuesday approved Rs 100 crore for the construction of the memorial, which is expected to begin next month.

In no-man’s land, Rohingya say fled Jammu for Bangla safe home

Last year, India had repatriated seven Rohingya men, who had been jailed in Assam for entering India illegally six years ago, to Myanmar via Manipur, hours after the Supreme Court had refused to interfere in the process.

Supreme court upholds faculty quota order: SC, ST, OBC teacher count to go down

The HRD Ministry, meanwhile, drafted a Bill to overturn the UGC order and sent it to the Cabinet for approval — there has been no development so far on that front

IPS officer’s brother among three militants killed in J&K firefight

J&K encounter: “Most unfortunate that journalists are made target when they are only performing their duties. It is appalling that pellets were fired at them,” the KPC said in a statement.

Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists and Christians need not be afraid: Amit Shah in Bengal

Speaking at a rally in Malda, Shah targeted the TMC: “They are very fond of infiltrators. To expel the infiltrators, NRC was brought but they misled the people of Bengal by saying Bengalis will be driven out."

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: North-East heat makes Centre warm up to state consent

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: The MHA also said that a proposal to “provide incentives to those people who want to settle anywhere in India, except the North East” is currently under consideration.