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BJP slogans are like old whine in a new bottle

Having reaped the benefit of people’s discontent during the LS elections, the BJP is now asking the people to be prepared for a more lethal dose of the same prescription as UPA's, writes Sitaram Yechury.

I am happy Narendra Modi accepted me as his wife, says Jashodaben

As Narendra Modi gets ready to take oath as Prime Minister, his wife Jashodaben said she is extremely happy over his ascent to the top post and that he accepted her for the first time as his spouse.

Cong under attack: NCP demands more seats, infighting adds to mess

On a day its allies struck a defiant note, rumblings within the Congress over its disastrous showing in Elections 2014 came out in the open.

5K troops, snipers, air defence to turn Prez house into fortress

Rashtrapati Bhavan will transform into an impenetrable fortress with the Indian Air Force’s air defence system on high alert to detect any unidentified or low-flying object overhead during the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi on May 26.

Banquet, private meetings with heads of state on cards

After taking oath as India’s 15th Prime Minister on May 26 in the presence of SAARC leaders and Mauritian PM Navin Ramgoolam, Narendra Modi will host a banquet the same evening for the dignitaries and have one-on-one talks with the leaders the following day.

Modi oath-taking: Invite to Rajapaksa like rubbing salt into wounds of Tamils, says Jayalalithaa

Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday termed as "unfortunate and ill-advised" the decision to invite Sri Lanka president Mahinda Rajapaksa to the oath taking ceremony of Narendra Modi, signaling she may skip the function.

Gujarat’s new CM must focus on drought and health indices

Anandiben Patel must continue with the policy of time-bound industrial clearances, for which Mr Modi has won accolades from India Inc. Gujarat clearly has a task ahead in surpassing Maharashtra as the top destination for FDI.

Amit Shah set for bigger role in BJP; will he fight from Vadodara?

A party source said Shah, a BJP legislator from Naranpura (Gujarat), might be asked to resign from the state assembly and could be sent to Parliament from Vadodara, which could be vacated by Modi.

May 26, 6pm...Modi will be India’s 15th PM

Barely an hour after an NDA delegation informed President Pranab Mukherjee that they had picked Narendra Modi as the BJP’s parliamentary party leader, Mukherjee Tuesday accepted Modi’s claim to form the next government and appointed him as the next Prime Minister.

3 AIADMK ministers take oath of office

In a Cabinet reshuffle, three AIADMK ministers on Tuesday took oath of office at the Raj Bhavan in Chennai.

Lok Sabha elections: 34% winners have declared criminal cases

In a recently published report, National Election Watch and Association for Democratic Reforms have assessed the affidavits of 541 winners (of the total of 543) in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, coming up with a list of candidates with criminal backgrounds.

After poll drubbing, Kejriwal admits party lacks structure

Three days after a massive drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor Arvind Kejriwal on Monday finally acknowledged openly that the party lacked internal structures and in coming times, there was a need to “concentrate on building up the organisation”.

Next NSA? NaMo chats up Ajit Doval

In the process of picking the national security adviser (NSA), the most powerful person in the security establishment, PM-designate Narendra Modi on Monday met one of India’s finest intelligence professionals, Ajit Doval, for more than an hour at Delhi’s Gujarat Bhavan. Doval is the former director, Intelligence Bureau.

Modi gets going, babus asked to list what went wrong

He may not have been formally appointed the Prime Minister yet but Narendra Modi wants to hit the ground running. At the behest of the new leadership, all secretaries of the government on Monday were asked to furnish their action plan for the next five years.

Naveen presents letter to Odisha guv to form next govt

A day after being elected as the leader of BJD legislature party by the newly elected MLAs, Odisha chief minister and Biju Janata Dal president Naveen Patnaik on Monday met governor SC Jamir at the governor’s house here to stake claims to form the next government in the state.

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