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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly elected BJP National President J.P. Nadda (R), during a felicitation programme, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi, Monday (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the newly elected BJP National President J.P. Nadda (R), during a felicitation programme, at the party headquarters, in New Delhi, Monday (Photo: PTI)

Parties rejected in elections are now spreading lies: Modi

  • The PM was speaking at BJP headquarters to felicitate its newly-elected president J.P. Nadda
  • 'It is a big thing that the BJP grew to become world's largest party with its organisational work while it remained in power,' said Modi

BJP President JP Nadda.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses during an event in chennai, on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
BJP working president JP Nadda. (ANI )
BJP working president JP Nadda. (ANI )

BJP may elect a new chief today

  • Working president J.P. Nadda is expected to become the new BJP president to replace Amit Shah
  • The day will start with filing of nominations and then the documents will be scrutinized

Congress leader Kapil Sibal (Photo: ANI)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal  (Photo: PTI)
Delhi Chief Minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal (Photo: PTI)

AAP guarantees clean air, 24-hour power and water supply in Delhi

  • Kejriwal releases a 10-point guarantee card, which includes reducing pollution by a third, ensuring continuous piped drinking water supply and building houses for slum dwellers
  • The 10 promises also include free public travel, access to good education, quality healthcare and women’s safety

BSP supremo Mayawati. (PTI)
Counting for Delhi will take place on 11 February
Counting for Delhi will take place on 11 February

Congress party releases first list for Delhi elections

  • Polling for Delhi elections is scheduled to take place on 8 February
  • Congress is fighting for electoral survival in Delhi as it takes on chief minister Arvind Kejriwal led AAP and an electorally resurgent BJP

BJP President and Home Minister Amit Shah. (PTI )
Kapil Mishra. Photo: PTI
Kapil Mishra. Photo: PTI

Delhi elections: BJP names 57 candidates

  • Manoj Tiwari, president BJP in Delhi said: 'We are confident that BJP will form government in Delhi'
  • Among some of the candidates in the list is Kapil Mishra, former Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) of ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who had quit the party

Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan speaks during a press meet after entering into an alliance with the BJP, in Vijayawada (Photo: PTI)
Jana Sena Party chief Pawan Kalyan speaks during a press meet after entering into an alliance with the BJP, in Vijayawada (Photo: PTI)

Pawan Kayan-led Jana Sena and BJP announce alliance in Andhra

  • The reunion of the two parties comes after a separation of three years
  • Jana Sena bit the dust in the elections to both Lok Sabha and Assembly in the state last year, managing to win just one seat in the 175-member Assembly

A directive of the Supreme Court and guidelines issued by the health ministry mandates that the period of stay in these institutions should not exceed six months.ht
A directive of the Supreme Court and guidelines issued by the health ministry mandates that the period of stay in these institutions should not exceed six months.ht

No improvement in state of mental health patients, despite legislation

  • 4,935 people who were cured are still lodged in mental hospitals as they could not be rehabilitated, finds study
  • 36% of those who were cured were residing for one or more years in 43 mental hospitals

Piyush Goyal welcomed Amazon’s investments in warehousing and other activities (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Piyush Goyal welcomed Amazon’s investments in warehousing and other activities (Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Jeff Bezos $1 billion investment in India not a favour, says Piyush Goyal

  • Piyush Goyal’s statement came a day after Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, currently on a three-day visit to India, pledged $1 billion in new investments
  • CCI’s probe into Amazon and Flipkart, based on initial findings, is ‘an area of concern for every Indian’, said Piyush Goyal

Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah.mint
Senior Congress leader Siddaramaiah.mint

Race heats up for top Karnataka Cong post

  • The front runners include D.K.Shivakumar and M.B. Patil while S.P. Muddahanumegowda and K.R.Ramesh Kumar among others are also in race
  • Though Siddaramaiah also resigned as leader of the opposition, the party high command is likely to retain him to counter Yediyurappa and the BJP

Corporate Affairs Secretary Injeti Srinivas (Photo: PTI)
AAP released a video showing chief minister Arvind Kejrwal playing the role of the protagonist in the video game ‘Mario’.twitter@aamaadmiparty
Central trade unions have warned of further intensifying the agitation at the state level and in industrial belts. (PTI)
Central trade unions have warned of further intensifying the agitation at the state level and in industrial belts. (PTI)

Facing backlash from unions, government likely to go slow on labour reforms

  • The Industrial Relation Code and Social Security Code have been sent to a standing committee
  • Central trade unions went on a nationwide strike on 8 January and have warned of an intensified agitation at the state level and in industrial belts

Police personnel patrol during heavy snowfall, in Srinagar, Wednesday. (PTI)
The board will also tender advice in respect of these top ranking officers under all relevant laws, including all composite cases. (Bloomberg)
The board will also tender advice in respect of these top ranking officers under all relevant laws, including all composite cases. (Bloomberg)

No action against top bankers for alleged frauds before CVC panel's nod

  • Three Cs are usually referred to as the CVC, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)
  • Giving details of the advisory board, the CVC said public sector banks and financial institutions shall continue to refer all suspected frauds to the board

Union Minister Piyush Goyal  (PTI)