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Past articles by Kumar:

BJP lawmakers get an earful from Rajnath Singh. It is PM Modi’s message

Rajnath Singh told the lawmakers that the Prime Minister is “dissatisfied that situation hasn’t changed despite his repeated advice”. → Read More

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019| Tribal versus Tribal: BJP sees another chance in Jharkhand

AJSU has nominated Balmuchu for the tribal -dominated seat of Ghatshila, a mining town of east Singhbhum district, and is hoping for an upset victory. → Read More

Sudesh Mahto: Man who wants to be a kingmaker in Jharkhand

No chief minister until Raghubar Das, who was voted to power in 2014 ,has been able to complete a full five year term. Fractured verdicts ensured that Mahato remained the kingmaker to the successive Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments. → Read More

Why going will not be easy for Devendra Fadnavis, were he to return

While the BJP and Sena fought the elections together and secured 105 seats and 56 seats respectively, they have been having trouble in coming to an agreement about portfolios and about a shared Chief Minister deal. → Read More

‘Just hold the scalpel...’: What Sushma Swaraj told docs right before surgery

Late former Union minister Sushma Swaraj’s husband Swaraj Kaushal said that AIIMS doctors were not ready for her kidney transplant surgery in India. She however refused to go abroad. → Read More

Arunachal Pradesh to set up museum for World War II artifacts

During World War II, the United States provided supplies to the Chinese Army by flying over the Himalayas, a route known as ‘The Hump’ because of its difficult terrain. → Read More

‘Need a separate cadre, time zone for Arunachal’: CM Pema Khandu

Arunachal CM believes separate cadre for Arunachal will ensure continuity. → Read More

J&K Guv Satya Pal Malik shifted to Goa; Murmu to be first LG of Jammu-Kashmir UT

Governor Satya Pal Malik’s transfer out of Jammu and Kashmir was on expected after Parliament split the border state into two union territories: Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh → Read More

Manohar Khattar airdashes to Delhi to seal Haryana pact: 10 Points

In the blueprint that is being finalised, the ruling BJP intends to get the support of seven lawmakers to cross the majority mark - five Independent MLAs, Haryana Lokhit Party Gopal Kanda and Indian National Lok Dal’s Abhay Chautala - rather than rely on Jannayak Janta Party’s Dushyant Chautala who was aspiring to be Haryana’s kingmaker. → Read More

PM Modi lauds Khattar, Fadnavis for work

Modi told BJP workers that both the BJP governments have beaten the trend of anti-incumbency and the next governments, “under the leadership” of Manohar Lal Khattar and Devendra Fadnavis, will take Haryana and Maharashtra to new heights of development. → Read More

BJP, JD(U) may not tie up for Jharkhand assembly elections

The two parties are part of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) at the Centre, and run a coalition government in Bihar. → Read More

Centre pledges Rs 560 crore to states for skill development

MSDE minister Mahendra Nath Pandey made this announcement at a meeting with states, which also saw collaboration with 22 organizations to provide apprenticeship training opportunities to more than 2.5 lakh youth in the country. → Read More

For Gujarat bypolls, BJP gives tickets to 2 ex-Congressmen

The BJP has also given ticket to Daval Singh Zala, also a former Congress MLA, it’s ticket time contest the bye election from Bayad. → Read More

Sushma Swaraj’s daughter fulfils her mother’s last promise

Bansuri called on Salve to hand over to him a coin of rupee as his fee for appearing before the International Court of Justice in the case relating to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is in Pakistan Jail on charges of spying. → Read More

In Haryana, BJP not to field immediate kin of MLAs, MPs

Rajya Sabha MP Chaudhary Birender Singh could be an exception to this rule. Singh’s son Birjendra Singh successfully contested the Lok Sabha election from Hisar. Singh’s wife, Prem Lata, too, is a legislator from Uchana Kalan and is likely to be renominated. → Read More

BJP’s candidate list for Haryana, Maharashtra polls likely next week

The election commission on Saturday announced the schedule for the assembly election in these two states, fixing October 4 as the last date to receive nomination. → Read More

Khadi, marches by leaders part of BJP’s October 2 plan

A five page-note on the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra that BJP’s working president JP Nadda shared with his party colleagues urged them to wear clothes made from the homespun cotton that for Gandhi was a symbol of self-reliance. → Read More

BJP eyes solo win, better margin

The BJP has set a target of 220-plus in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly (along with its ally, Shiv Sena) and 75-plus in the 90-seat Haryana House. → Read More

BJP plans to bank on new faces in upcoming elections

Maharashtra and Haryana will go to polls in October, while Jharkhand votes in December. All three states are ruled by a BJP government, although the party has a majority on its own only in Haryana. → Read More

Preraks a no-go for Congress, but lessons for the party in RSS structure | Opinion

The Congress was entertaining the idea of Preraks or motivators across the country to “envision, design and deliver” training skills to its workers as part of efforts to scale-up its mass contact programmes following a series of electoral setbacks. → Read More