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Amit Shah's rise may change BJP's dynamics

Amit Shah
Amit Shah's journey to BJP's presidency was extraordinary. He mesmerised the RSS with his organisational skills and clinched the top job in no time, much to the surprise of his rivals in the party.

BJP change of guard: Who’s in, who’s out

Amit Shah, Narendra Modi

Prime minister Narendra Modi aide and former party general secretary Amit Shah took over the post of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president on Wednesday. Former party president Rajnath Singh has resigned from the post at an event in New Delhi.

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The rise of BJP's Amit Shah: From backroom boy to master of strategy

Amit Shah
Amit Shah is widely seen as the architect of the BJP's thumping win in northern India, especially in the politically crucial state of UP. The BJP bagged 71 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, ensuring that it emerged as the single largest party in Parliament.

Footage of Rahul Gandhi sleeping in LS goes viral

Rahul Gandhi
Video footage of Rahul Gandhi apparently dozing off on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha during a debate on prise rise went viral on the social media. The Congress vice president was seen in a television shot with closed eyes and head tilting on the right.

Jharkhand: Minor raped after community head diktat

crimes against women
Jharkhand reported 1204 rape cases in 2013 despite the Centre toughening laws on sex crimes after the fatal gang rape of a physiotherapist on a moving bus.

India turns greener, but its dense forest cover shrinks

lake
A government report on Tuesday said India’s green cover has increased by over 5,800 sq km between 2010 and 2012 taking into account plantations and commercial species having no ecological value.

Both houses of Parliament adjourned till noon

Sumitra Mahajan
Both houses of the Parliament were Wednesday adjourned till noon following an uproar by opposition members who demanded action against BJP MPs for their alleged misbehaviour. The protests were also against the railway budget.

FIR over morphed photo of Goa minister in swimsuit

An FIR has been filed for uploading a morphed photo of public works department minister Sudin Dhavalikar in a pink swimsuit which went viral on Facebook last week. 

Governor can't be tried in criminal case: Sheila to HC

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Wednesday sought quashing of a trial court order directing registration of FIR against her in a graft case. Dikshit contended that such proceedings cannot be continued against a governor.

'Disruptive' passenger tries to bite Jet Airways cabin crew

Jet Airways' first flight departs from New York Airport on Sunday.

The airline confirmed the presence of the 'disruptive' passenger on board and said the passenger had been handed over to authorities at London airport.

Reach for the fruits of power

Anand Sharma
The Congress is at its nadir and the BJP is at its peak. The former can fall no lower and one is not sure how much more is left for the latter to scale. The best time then is now for these two major parties to shrug off their allies and strike out on their own.

SC notice to Salman Khan in blackbuck case

 Salman Khan
The Supreme Court Wednesday issued notice to filmstar Salman Khan on a plea by the Rajasthan government challenging the stay on his conviction and sentencing in a blackbuck hunting case.
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