The roller coaster ride of human rights activist Irom Sharmila Chanu continues after her maiden foray into electoral politics in her native state of Manipur proved a damp squib.
The newly-elected legislators of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet in the state capital on Saturday to elect the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, a party leader said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked BJP parliamentarians to work towards turning the youth into "ambassadors" of the government's people-oriented schemes and said the perception of the ruling coalition had changed from a "working" government to a "performing" government.
Amarinder Singh was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Punjab for a second time on Thursday.
There has been a decrease in the number of members of legislative assembly (MLAs) with criminal records in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Goa of the five states that elected new state governments, according to analysis of data compiled by Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR).
Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won the trust vote in the Goa assembly, with 22 MLAs supporting his government. The Congress got the support of 16 legislators. It was a comedy of sorts as apart from being the single largest party, the Congress failed to stake a claim and was reduced to checking toilets of the Goa Assembly for one of its missing MLAs, who later resigned from the party.
US President Donald Trump has responded to the leak of his 2005 tax returns, questioning how the journalist behind the story came to obtain the documents.
With Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi describing the poll outcome in Uttar Pradesh as "a little down", he has yet again seemed completely unaware of the reality on the ground, where the Grand Old Party finds itself in an existential crisis.
Manipur got its first BJP ministry, with BSF soldier-turned-journalist-turned-politician N. Biren Singh taking oath as the Chief Minister.