The Shiv Sena has received the sort of news that could make its Diwali a happy one, after all. A senior leader of the BJP in Maharashtra has described the Sena as the preferred option for a partner in forming the new government in Maharashtra.
Manohar Lal Khattar, a 60-year-old RSS man and first-time legislator, will be Haryana's new chief minister. He was elected at a meeting of the BJP's new MLAs on Tuesday, edging out other contenders like Captain Abhimanyu, a Jat leader.
Haryana will know today who its next chief minister will be. The finalists in the race are said to be ML Khattar, an RSS activist, and Captain Abhimanyu, who was dispatched to Haryana by party president Amit Shah to help win the state.
Union Commerce and Industries Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Monday said there was no inquiry into complaints against e-commerce giant Flipkart of predatory pricing of goods and unfair trade practices during its recent 'Big Billion Day' sale.
A day after the BJP won big in the assembly elections of Haryana and Maharashtra, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recommended a CBI inquiry in the 108 ambulance scam, in which her predecessor Ashok Gehlot and several senior Congress leaders have been named.
Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa's release from jail has relieved Union Minister for Women and Child Welfare Maneka Gandhi. On Sunday, Mrs Gandhi wrote to Ms Jayalalithaa, expressing her support and sympathy.
Five men have been sentenced to life in prison for gang-raping a call centre worker in Delhi in 2010. The case brutally underscored the urgent need for better conditions for women working the late shift at the many BPOs in and around the capital.