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  • Yogi Adityanath, Deputy Both Want Home Ministry, Say Sources: 10 Points
    Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is in Delhi today for meetings with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. On the table are big decisions on ministries. The BJP leadership may have its first UP crisis in hand with a tussle between the Chief Minister and his deputy, Keshav Prasad Maurya, over the important home portfolio. On Monday, Yogi Adityanath and the two deputy Chief Ministers, Mr Maurya and Dinesh Singh, met with top state officials and outlined the agenda of the new government.
  • On Day 1, Yogi Adityanath Sets Tough Targets For Officials, Cops
    Yogi Adityanath, taking charge as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh after a spectacular mandate for the BJP, began work today on some of the party's major election promises including farm loan waiver and a ban on slaughterhouses. In his first meeting with top officials of the state, the priest-politician distributed copies of the BJP manifesto for required reading and execution. Officials were also administered a cleanliness pledge. Among his first appointments of the day, Chief Minister Adityanath met with the state police chief hours after the killing of a politician of Mayawati's BSP and asked for a plan to tackle crime in UP.
  • On Yogi Adityanath's Day 1 At Work, Focus On Crime, Slaughterhouses: 10 Points
    Yogi Adityanath, the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, began his first day at work today by meeting with the state police chief hours after the killing of a politician of Mayawati's BSP. "Be vigilant", he reportedly told police chief Javeed Ahmed while asking for a plan to tackle crime in UP. The 44-year-old priest-politician took oath on Sunday with two deputies - Keshav Prasad Maurya and Dinesh Sharma - and 44 other ministers. Saffron-robed Adityanath, along with his deputies, also met with top officials of the state.
  • Manipur Floor Test: BJP's Biren Singh Wins, Thanks PM Modi  -- 10 Facts
    After winning the crucial trust vote in the Manipur Assembly with 32 votes, Chief Minister N Biren Singh thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying it was a measure of his success and the party's. The BJP, which was the second largest party winning 21 seats out of the 60 in the state assembly, needed another 10 to prove majority. It stitched together the number with support from local parties and an Independent. The Congress, which won 28 seats, was unable to get the support of three legislators it needs to prove majority. A three-day Budget session of the Assembly will begin tomorrow with the address of the Governor.
  • Yogi Adityanath Says 'Will Work For All Sections Without Discrimination': 10 Points
    Yogi Adityanath, 44, was sworn in as Uttar Pradesh's new Chief Minister on Sunday afternoon along with two deputy chief ministers and 44 other ministers. Soon after, he detailed his priorities at a conference - law and order, he said, was the top priority - calling the BJP's massive win in the UP assembly elections a "big mandate for vikas (development) and sushashan (good governance)." The priest-politician, accused by critics of being a polarising leader, said his government "will work for all sections of the society without any discrimination." He would work he said to fulfill all promises made by the BJP in its vision document ahead of the elections.
  • Jat Quota Stir Called Off After Leaders Meet Chief Minister Khattar: 10 Facts
    The Jats called off the huge protest they had planned in Delhi and the National Capital Region from tomorrow after their leaders had a discussion with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Delhi, though, has made massive preparations for security. While metro service outside the city limits will not be stopped, security at the border and the heart of Delhi, the New Delhi district, will continue as a precautionary measure. Led by the All-India Jat Aarakshan Sangarsh Samiti, the Jat community had planned a massive protest in the national capital, including a "siege" to the Parliament House complex.
  • Her Headphones Caught Fire On A Plane. 5-Point Safety Guide For You
    After a passenger's headphones exploded while she was on a flight in Australia, her face and hands were burnt. Cabin crew poured a bucket of water as mid-air first aid; others endured the smell of melted plastic and burnt hair for the remainder of their journey on account of the headphones bursting into fire. That was a month ago, and it's still not clear what caused the explosion. But for many of us, who travel with headphones onto planes to listen to music on our phones, or to watch videos on our tablets, the accident raises many concerns. Parents often give children headphones on long flights to keep them entertained. So what can we make of this latest controversy?
  • Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Sails Through Goa Trust Vote: 10 Points
    Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today won a trust vote in the Goa assembly, with 22 legislators voting for him. The Chief Minister needed 21 votes to prove that he has a majority in the 40-member Goa assembly. Only 16 of the Congress' 17 legislators voted, with senior leader Viswajeet Rane absent from the House at the time of the trust vote. He later resigned from the Congress attacking the leadership for failing to form government after the party won the most seats.
  • Manohar Parrikar To Seek Trust Vote Soon, Congress Seems To Give Up: 10 Points
    Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was the first to arrive this morning at the state assembly, where he will seek a vote of confidence to prove that he has majority support. Mr Parrikar is confident he has done everything to ensure that at least 21 of the state's 40 legislators will back him today - the BJP has won 13 seats and has built a coalition with smaller parties and Independent legislators, generously handing them cabinet posts. As each of the new allies reconfirmed support to Mr Parrikar this morning, Congress sources said the party has given up trying to pull apart the coalition that the BJP has constructed.
  • Oath Taken, Navjot Singh Sidhu Touches Captain Amarinder Singh's feet: 10 Points
    After 10 years, Punjab has a Congress government. Captain Amarinder Singh, 75, took oath as Chief Minister this morning. Third on the list of nine ministers who was sworn in was Navjot Singh Sidhu, the cricketer-turned-politician who quit the BJP last year. The positioning is seen to suggest that Mr Sidhu is unlikely to be Deputy Chief Minister, a post he has been keen on. Punjab was the Congress' consolation prize in the recent assembly elections; the BJP is forming government in all the four others, including Uttar Pradesh.
  • Arvind Kejriwal's Mid-Term Test: A 10 Point Guide To Delhi Municipal Polls
    Just out of the electoral setback in Punjab and Goa, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's next big challenge, the municipal elections in the national capital, is round the corner. Mr Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party needs to wrest control over the three municipal corporations from the BJP - that is looking for a third consecutive term - not just to make it easier to deliver on the state government's mandate but also signal that he still had the popular support from the electorate in Delhi who had given him 67 out of 70 seats just two years earlier. But the April 23 vote is a lot more than just a battle of survival for Delhi's political parties. It will determine the quality of life that residents would lead.
  • Capt Amarinder Singh Takes Oath Today. Eyes On Navjot Sidhu Role: 10 Facts
    Punjab, the Congress' only consolation in the recent assembly elections in which it lost four other states including Uttar Pradesh to the BJP, will get Captain Amarinder Singh, 77, as its Chief Minister today. This will be the second stint of the Captain, as the Congress' Chief Minister-designate is also called, in the state's top job and marks the revival of the party in a state where it has been out of power for a decade. The Captain netted 77 of 117 assembly seats for the party in the election that may be his last, leaving 20 for the AAP and 15 for the Akali Dal. But he is not the only one to watch out for at the oath ceremony. Navjot Singh Sidhu, 53, will also be there. The former cricketer, who started his political career with the BJP and negotiated with AAP before settling down with the Congress, is said to be keen to be part of the Captain's team as his deputy.
  • BJP's Biren Singh Was On Football Team That Won The Durand Cup: 10 Facts
    Cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu tried to negotiate his way to the top post in Punjab, but it is footballer Nongthombam Biren Singh who is the country's first chief minister to have been a career sportsman before he became a politician. On his way there, he was also a journalist. The BJP's Biren Singh, took oath this afternoon as Manipur's next chief minister, has worn several hats.
  • An IIT Grad, A Viral Video Start-Up, Sex Harassment Allegations: 10 Facts
    At least 5 women have accused The Viral Fever founder Arunabh Kumar of sexual harassment; some say the 34-year-old molested them. However, no police complaint has been filed so far against the IIT graduate, who founded The Viral Fever or TVF in 2011; the company runs a YouTube Channel, produces popular web series Permanent Roommates, Pitchers and also owns the women-centric YouTube channel Girliyapa. TVF has emphatically denied the allegations against its CEO, describing them as 'false, baseless and unverified.' Here is your 10-point guide to this story:
  • N Biren Singh, Ex Footballer, Is BJP's First Chief Minister In Manipur: 10 Points
    Former footballer Nongthombam Biren Singh took oath today as Manipur Chief Minister along with eight members of his new cabinet, as the BJP takes charge of another state in the north-east. Like in Goa, the BJP has been generous with ministerial posts for the allies that has helped it reach a majority in the state. Y Joykumar Singh of the National People's Party (NPP) is Manipur's new Deputy Chief Minister. Of the seven others who were sworn in today, only one is from the BJP.

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