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  • 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.
  • MCD Elections 2017: No Ballot Papers, But NOTA For Voters - 10 Facts
    The BJP, which has been controlling all three civic bodies of Delhi for a decade, has decided to drop all sitting candidates this time -- electing to, as it says, bring in a "fresh team for the next 10 years". Its chief opponents, Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal and the Congress, have demanded that ballot papers be used during the election to keep out the possibility of rigging -- a plea the by Election Commission has turned down. The election to the three municipal corporations will be held on April 22, while counting will take place on April 25.
  • Manohar Parrikar Takes Charge Of Goa, Trust Vote Thursday, Says Top Court: 10 Facts
    Manohar Parrikar took oath as the new Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday, but he must take a trust vote on Thursday to prove he has a majority, the Supreme Court ruled, in a big setback for the Congress, which was also criticized for its actions by judges. The BJP was invited to form the government in Goa despite winning fewer seats in the election than the Congress. That decision - taken by Governor Mridula Sinha - was challenged by the Congress in court. The Congress won 17 seats in the election; the BJP won 13, but secured the support of small regional parties.
  • Goa Gone, Congress Fights BJP For Manipur: 10 Points
    Decimated in the Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand in the just concluded assembly elections, the Congress angrily attacked the BJP for "murdering democracy" as two more states, Goa and Manipur - where it had emerged as the single largest party but was short of the majority mark - appeared to be slipping through its fingers. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has already got himself an invite from Raj Bhavan and is set to take oath as chief minister on Tuesday evening. The Congress is desperately trying to stop the BJP from repeating the same story in another state that delivered a fractured verdict; the BJP and Congress have met the Governor Najma Heptulla who hasn't decided yet whose name she should put on the letter inviting the insurgency-torn state's next chief minister.
  • 'Power Not About Posts, But Opportunity To Serve': PM Modi's Top 10 Quotes
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi today addressed the party workers after the said the strength of the poor and the aspirations of the middle class will take India to new heights. His televised address to party workers comes a day after the BJP won a sweeping victory in the crucial assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh - considered the semi-final before the 2019 general elections. The party also won Uttarakhand. And in Goa and Manipur, which delivered a split verdict, the party is planning to stake claim to form government.
  • A New India: The Theme Of PM Modi's Victory Speech: 10 Facts
    A "new India" was at the centre of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's victory speech on Sunday evening as the BJP celebrated its performance in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and other states. As he arrived at the BJP headquarters in Delhi, PM Modi got off his car and walked a short stretch, waving to hundreds of workers and supporters lined up to greet him. They shouted slogans in his praise and showered the Prime Minister with flower petals as he headed into the party office. PM Modi then headed a meeting of the BJP's parliamentary board or the party's top decision makers.
  • Manohar Parrikar As Goa Chief Minister Gains Momentum: 10 Developments
    With the BJP in need of seven seats to form the government in Goa, its top leaders Nitin Gadkari and Manohar Parrikar are meeting now at a five-star in the picturesque coastal state with people who could help close that gap. Mr Parrikar, who is Defence Minister, was selected this morning by the party's legislators in Goa as their choice for Chief Minister, an office he held before moving to Delhi to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet.
  • Assembly Election Results 2017 - Modi Super-Wave Brings Saffron Holi For Uttar Pradesh: 10 Points
    The BJP rode a Modi super-wave to a massive victory in Uttar Pradesh today, winning 312 of the state's 403 seats; its allies have won 13 seats for a grand total of 325. It's a triumph that will strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's claim to a second term in 2019. As jubilant party workers celebrated an early Holi, BJP chief Amit Shah credited the win to PM Modi's leadership, describing him as "the most popular leader since Independence." The BJP has also swept neighbouring Uttarakhand. The Congress has won Punjab, and has a few more seats than the BJP in Goa and Manipur, with no party getting a majority. Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party is the day's big loser.
  • Judge vs Judges, As Calcutta High Court Justice CS Karnan Faces Warrant For Contempt: 10 Points
    In a first, the Supreme Court today ordered a warrant against High Court Judge CS Karnan for skipping a contempt case hearing, to be served "personally" by the Bengal police chief. In another unprecedented move, Justice Karnan called a "court" on the lawns of his home in Kolkata and ordered the CBI to investigate the seven Supreme Court judges who issued a contempt notice against him. "The Supreme Court is not my master," said the judge, alleging that he was being targeted because he is a Dalit.
  • 2012 Maruti Factory Violence Case: Manager Killed, Factory Burnt, 31 Convicted - 10 Facts
    A court in Gurgaon in Haryana has convicted 31 workers for the violence at the Maurti Suzuki factory in Manesar in 2012 in which a manager was set on fire in a conference room. A mob tore through the plant in Haryana owned by India's largest car manufacturer, smashing property and setting parts of the factory on fire. Human Resources Manager Awanish Kumar Dev was burned to death. Nearly 150 workers were arrested, of whom 117 were found not guilty today of charges including criminal conspiracy and murder.
  • Former Air Force Man Arrested, Led Self-Proclaimed ISIS Cell, Say Cops: 10 Facts
    A former Indian Air Force employee, believed to be the leader of a self-proclaimed ISIS cell that the police said was involved in a train accident on Monday, was arrested today along with another man. The police said with today's arrests all eight suspected members of the terror module have been captured. One, 22-year-old Saifullah, was killed at a hideout in Lucknow after a 12-hour gun battle on Tuesday morning. Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in Parliament today on the train attack and Saifullah, but did not mention an ISIS link.

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