Maharashtra: Fadnavis, Ajit Pawar resign, Uddhav to be new CM

The Maharashtra political fiasco, which started with the Shiv Sena walking out of the alliance with the BJP over the post of the CM, ended with Devendra Fadnavis resigning as the CM. This now clears the way for Uddhav Thackeray’s Shiv Sena, Sharad Pawar’s NCP and the Congress to form government. Read More
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Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde takes oath as 47th CJI

Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, the most senior judge in the Supreme Court after former CJI Ranjan Gogoi retired, sworn in as the 47th chief justice of India by the president, Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony in Rashtrapati Bhavan. CJI Bobde will hold office of the top judge of the country until April 23 Read More
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Guv recommends president’s rule as Maharashtra imbroglio drags

With the NCP-Congress alliance not having the numbers and the Shiv Sena unlikely to support an NCP government without getting the CM’s post, the governor recommended president’s rule in the state. Meanwhile, the Shiv Sena has moved the Supreme Court against the governor’s decision. Read More
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Ayodhya case comes to an end, SC gives disputed land to Hindus

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court of India, led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, unanimously delivered the long-awaited verdict in the decades-long Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri masjid Ayodhya land-dispute case. Hindus have been allowed to build a temple on the contested site. Read More
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Maharashtra: BJP-Shiv Sena alliance gets majority, NCP gains

The Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra won a comfortable majority as the counting of the votes for the assembly election came to an end, on Thursday night. In the 288-member assembly, the BJP won 105 seats out of the 152 it contested, while the Shiv Sena won 56 out of the 1 Read More
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Haryana: BJP fails to get majority; JJP, independents hold key

The Bharatiya Janata Party in Haryana failed to get a majority of its own after the counting of votes for the assembly election almost ended, on Thursday evening. The party managed to secure only 40 seats in the 90-member Haryana legislative assembly. Read More
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Ahead of SC verdict, public gatherings banned in Ayodhya

As the Supreme Court started final hearings in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri masjid case, the Faizabad district authorities have banned public gatherings in Ayodhya town, where the disputed site is. Read More
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US raises concern over situation in Kashmir again

Diplomats from different embassies, including senior officials from the United States and the United Kingdom, have contacted officials from India’s ministry of external affairs to express concern over the current situation in the Kashmir valley and that said they were watching the developments close Read More
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Those left out of final Assam NRC will get 10 months to prove ID

The Assam government has decided to offer window of 10 months for those who excluded from the final NCR to prove their Indian identity before they are sent to the detention centres. The Supreme Court has set August 31 as the deadline for Assam to release the final list of the NRC. Read More
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Government announces FDI reforms to push economic growth

The government has announced reforms in foreign direct investment in India, including 100% FDI under automatic route in coal mining and contract manufacturing. The centre has also approved 26% overseas investment in digital media and relaxed FDI norms for single brand retailers. Read More
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