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Some more lip service; no sympathy for lynching in the name of cow: Jaitley

Famous for its doublespeak, all senior leaders of the BJP including the Prime Minister have taken turns to condemn killings in the name of the holy cow. But how many of those who have indulged in such wanton killings have been brought to book. Is the Centre sleeping or waiting for matters to get out of hand?

RSS man to preside over Raisina Hills; Kovind India’s 14th President

Ram Nath Kovind, a Dalit BJP leader with humble beginnings, was elected the 14th President of India defeating combined opposition candidate Meira Kumar in a straight fight by a huge margin, becoming the first BJP leader and one with RSS background to occupy Rashtrapati Bhavan.

India wants both sides to withdraw troops before talks; China adamant

Finally, India decided to get a little tough on the Doklam issue with China. Rejecting the Chinese demand for withdrawal of Indian troops from the border area, the foreign minister said both sides must pull out before talks to resolve the matter. But China refuses to budge from its position that India has infringed and must pull back as a pre-condition. In fact, a former Chinese diplomat who served in India went to the extent of saying that Indian troops that have crossed over must be captured or killed.