BJP President Amit Shah has made it clear that the party was seeking votes in the name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to retain power in Gujarat, and set a target of 150-plus seats in the 182-member assembly.
The Samajwadi Party has released the names of its new national executive members. Missing from the list is Shivpal Singh Yadav, the estranged uncle of party chief Akhilesh Yadav.
Former US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of colluding with a Russian intelligence operation to disrupt the 2016 US election and damage her candidacy for President.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi was upset with Pranab Mukherjee for meeting with late Shiv Sena leader Bal Thackeray, despite being advised by her against doing so before his election as President of India in 2012.
This is not the first time that there has been controversy related to the Taj Mahal, the 17th century mausoleum built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Earlier, the government was dragged into a bizarre row over whether the Taj Mahal should be converted into a Hindu temple. In 2015, a group of lawyers had gone to court, claiming that the monument was an ancient Shiva temple. Now with an Yogi as CM, the Uttar Pradesh government wants to replace the ethereal Taj Mahal with Ram and Shivaji as part of Indian history for want of displaying anything better.