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Nitish quits as Bihar CM in fatal blow to grand alliance
Jul 27, 2017 00:16 IST
By Sandip Bardhan
PTI Photo
what happened: Nitish Kumar quits, ending an alliance between his JD(U), RJD and Congress. BJP offers him support
what it means: The alliance that defeated BJP in 2015 collapsed after his resignation. Kumar's return to NDA is a blow to the Opposition that is eyeing a united front against BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
what next: Kumar is likely to take oath at 5pm on Thursday. RJD, with 80 MLAs, says it too will stake claim.
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Qatar says new terror list is 'disappointing surprise'
Jul 26, 2017 23:42 IST
By Nisheeth Upadhyay
Reuters
what happened: Qatar said a new blacklist released by Saudi Arabia and its allies came as a disappointing surprise
what it means: The boycotting countries want Qatar to cut back ties with Iran, close down a Turkish military base in Qatar and shut the Al Jazeera TV channel, which they view as critical of their governments.
what next: Qatar has dismissed the demands as a violation of its sovereignty and has received Turkey's support
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Amit Shah to contest Rajya Sabha poll from Gujarat
Jul 26, 2017 23:36 IST
By Nisheeth Upadhyay
HT Photo
what happened: The BJP has announced Amit Shah as its candidate for the August 8 Rajya Sabha election from Gujarat
what it means: A five-term MLA from Gujarat, Shah's entry into the Upper House will be a boost for the saffron party, which remains in a minority in the Rajya Sabha
what next: Shah will leave for Gujarat on Thursday and is likely to file his nomination on Friday
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Novak Djokovic to miss US Open with elbow injury
Jul 26, 2017 23:08 IST
By Sidharth Gulati
Twitter
what happened: Novak Djokovic will miss the US Open next month and rest of the 2017 season due to an elbow injury.
what it means: Djokovic was forced to retire from his Wimbledon 2017 quarterfinal against Tomas Berdych because of the same problem. The Serbian last won a Grand Slam in 2016.
what next: All eyes will be on Djokovic's comeback like Roger Federer did after missing the 2nd half of 2016.