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Three years after Amit Shah, 2 Gujarat top cops cleared in Sohrabuddin case

Controversial former Gujarat IPS officer D.G. Vanzara in a letter to the Gujarat government in May 2015 had claimed that BJP president Amit Shah may have been discharged by a CBI court, but was “very much an accused in the Sohrabuddin-Tulsiram encounter case.” Vanzara, an accused in the sensational Sohrabuddin-Tulsiram and Ishrat Jahan fake encounter cases, was out on bail then.

Won’t let anyone split single piece of Chinese territory: Xi

China will never compromise on its sovereignty, security or development interests, President Xi Jinping said at an Army Day celebration. His comments are significant in the middle of a prolonged standoff between India and China near the Sikkim Sector, which is approaching a third month.

Nitish Paltu Ram of poltics; no principles, no ideology: Lalu

Days after Nitish Kumar dumped the Grand Alliance in Bihar to go with the BJP to return as Chief Minister within a day, his alliance partner Lalu his alliance partner Lalu Yadav finally took some wipes at a man who showed up as a great opportunist. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court has decided to hear a plea seeking CBI probe against the JD-U leader in a murder case.

Panagariya resigns as NITI Aayog vice chairman; Bibek likely to succeed

NITI Aayog vice-chairman Arvind Panagariya's exit is happening at the same time when the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is in the middle of executing its economic turn-around plan. It is clearly not a good time for a key member of the government's intellectual inner circle to say goodbye to the country unless there is a compelling reason for it. And it isn't really clear what really caused Panagariya's exit. The reason being cited for the exit — his intent to return to his first love, academia — is a bit surprising, for the simple reason that Prime Minister Modi himself had handpicked him for pioneering the new think-tank in January 2015 and the task has only begun. Panagariya was given one of the most prominent positions in the government's policymaking machinery, and the Indian-American economist knew what he is signing up for.

Nitish sees writing on the wall; no challenge to Modi in 2019; only national leader

The mascot of secularism and opposition’s only challenge to Modi’s growing hold over the nation, Bihar chief minister and JD(U) leader Nitish, turned out to be a political opportunist. Nitish, who snapped his 17-year-old alliance with NDA to protest Narendra Modi’s elevation as the prime ministerial candidate of the BJP in 2013, has now dumped his alliance with Lalu Prasad Yadav-led Rashtriya Janata Dal in Bihar to be a BJP-supported chief minister.

Don’t turn Hindustan into lynchistan, target Muslims and Dalits: Opp slams Modi

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused the government of indirectly encouraging cow vigilantes and noted that there was an environment of "fear and terror" in the country. Initiating a debate in the Lok Sabha on mob lynchings, Kharge said: "The government is indirectly encouraging groups like the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Bajrang Dal and gau bhakts (cow vigilantes)." He urged the government not to turn Hindustan into "lynchistan".