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Sena, NCP, Congress govt will complete its term, says Sharad Pawar Faisal Malik, Hindustan Times
In a clear indication that the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress will form the government in Maharashtra, NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said they will ensure it will complete its tenure of five years.
'There is no India without Kashmir': Indian Columnist At US Congress Arun Nair, NDTV
India has successfully defeated insurgencies in Punjab and the Northeast and it is now time to strengthen New Delhi's fight against insurgencies in Kashmir, columnist Sunanda Vashisht told a US Congressional hearing on Human Rights in Washington on Thursday.
In new formula, CM’s post entirely for Sena; deputy CM’s posts to NCP and Congress Chaitanya Marpakwar, Mumbai Mirror
After the 50:50-debacle with the BJP, the Shiv Sena has reached a 16.14.12 Power sharing formula with the NCP and the congress.
Amit Shah ends silence on Maharashtra impasse, packs in swipe at Sena Hindustan Times
Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday ended his silence on the Maharashtra impasse and his party’s breakup with the Shiv Sena that eventually contributed to the state being placed under President’s rule on Tuesday. Shah insisted that the demand for a rotational chief minister was a new one which was not acceptable to the Bharatiya Janata Party.
SC's Ayodhya verdict historic: Yogi Pioneer
Terming the Supreme Court verdict on the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi title dispute case historic, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said it has paved the way for the construction of a grand Ram temple at the site which will symbolise peace.
Baghpat, Jind among new pollution hot spots in north India, shows data Chetan Chauhan, Hindustan Times
This winter the air pollution levels in several other northern cities was higher than the national capital, the Central Pollution Control Board air quality index (AQI) data shows, implying that air quality is deteriorating in these smaller towns at a faster rate.
Centre may table bill on Ayodhya temple trust in Winter session Hindustan Times
The Centre is contemplating introducing a Bill that will give legislative backing to a Trust that will oversee the construction of a Ram temple on the 2.77-acre site in Ayodhya and the running of the shrine in line with the Supreme Court’s November 9 judgment, a senior government official who did not want to be named said.
Venkaiah Naidu nominates Manmohan Singh to parliamentary standing committee on finance; ex-PM replaces Digvijaya Singh Firstpost
Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, who is also the Rajya Sabha Chairman, has nominated former prime minister and senior Congress leader Manmohan Singh to the parliamentary standing committee on finance in place of party colleague Digvijaya Singh.
Sonia ‘on board’ but Pawar may ‘wait’ for more clarity before NCP approaches Raj Bhavan Sunetra Choudhury, Hindustan Times
NCP chief Sharad Pawar was willing to “wait it out” before staking claim to form government in Maharashtra said a Congress leader privy to discussions between the allies. Meanwhile an NCP leader HT spoke to admitted that “there was a tremendous amount of politics going on at the moment and it looks like it is all going down to the wire”.
Ayodhya verdict: Hindu groups eye Trust, Sunni Central Waqf Board to take call on plot Pawan Dixit, Amrita Madhukalya & M Tariq Khan, Hindustan Times
The Centre may begin the process of setting up a trust in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya town only after inter-ministerial deliberations, said a senior official on Sunday, as Hindu groups vied with each other to be part of the body and a key Muslim outfit called a meeting on whether to accept an alternative plot as directed in the Supreme Court a day before.
A 50:50 power-sharing formula that split allies BJP, Shiv Sena in Maharashtra Swapnil Rawal, Hindustan Times
At the core of the bitter power tussle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena for the past 16 days, since the results of the Maharashtra Assembly elections were announced, was the 50:50 power-sharing formula.
Congress, NCP go into huddle over support for Shiv Sena in Maharashtra Hindustan Times
The top leadership of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) are holding separate meetings on Monday to discuss the political situation in Maharashtra. The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, has called a meeting at party president Sonia Gandhi’s residence in Delhi to discuss the way forward for the party in Maharashtra , news agency ANI reported.
Ayodhya verdict: Amit Shah reviews security situation across India Pioneer
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday reviewed the security situation in the country as the Supreme Court began delivering its judgment on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, officials said.
Centre asks states to remain alert ahead of SC verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid issue Pioneer
The Centre has asked all states to remain alert ahead of the Supreme Court verdict on Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute and ensure security in sensitive areas, officials said on Thursday.
Don't link RSS chief to Maha govt formation: Gadkari Pioneer
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat shouldn't be linked to the government formation moves in Maharashtra.
Ayodhya verdict: RPF issues advisory, cancels leaves of its personnel; security heightened at 78 major stns Pioneer
The railway police on Thursday issued a seven-page advisory to all its zones giving them a slew of instructions on security preparedness ahead of the much-awaited Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, sources said.
Soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Poonch Pioneer
A soldier was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, an Army official said.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi to meet UP chief secretary, DGP ahead of Ayodhya verdict Hindustan Times
Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi will meet top officials of the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ahead of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case that has been among India’s most sensitive and divisive political issues, according to news agency Press Trust of India.
Not signing RCEP reflects Modi's strong leadership: Shah Pioneer
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said India's decision not to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) reflects Prime Minister Narendra Modi's strong leadership and unflinching resolve to protect the national interest in all circumstances.
BJP Leaders in favour of re-election in Maharashtra, says Senior Leader News18
With the Shiv Sena seeming firm on its demand of sharing the chief minister's post in the next Maharashtra government, a BJP minister on Monday said some of his party leaders are willing for a re-election in the state. The BJP leaders expressed this view during a review meeting held in Dhule district on Sunday, state Tourism and FDA Minister Jaykumar Rawal told a television channel.
PM Modi attempts long-awaited overhaul in bureaucracy Shishir Gupta, Hindustan Times
At the conclusion of an unsatisfactory meeting to review the government’s “Ek Bharat, Sheshtra Bharat” programme on October 12, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told the top bureaucrats present at the meeting that they had spoiled his first five- year tenure but that he would not allow them to spoil the second. 
'Will soon drop wait and watch mode': Sena warns on Maharashtra impasse Sohit Mishra, NDTV
Amid power tussle with the BJP over government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena today sharpened attack on its ally saying that the "President's rule threat" by BJP minister Sudhir Mungantiwar is an "insult" to the state and people's mandate as it warned that it will soon drop its "wait and watch mode". 
Honour 50:50 promise, Uddhav Thackeray tells BJP Tanvi Deshpande, Hindu
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday reminded the BJP to keep its word on power sharing in Maharashtra. Mr. Thackeray was speaking after a meeting of Sena MLAs elected senior party leader Eknath Shinde as legislative party leader. Mr. Shinde’s name was proposed by Aaditya Thackeray.
WhatsApp confirms: Israeli spyware was used to snoop on Indian journalists, activists Seema Chishti, Indian Express
Facebook-owned platform WhatsApp, in a startling revelation, has said journalists and human rights activists in India have been targets of surveillance by operators using Israeli spyware Pegasus. The disclosure follows a lawsuit filed Tuesday in a US federal court in San Francisco in which WhatsApp alleged that the Israeli NSO Group targeted some 1,400 WhatsApp users with Pegasus.
India, Saudi Arabia to sign Strategic Partnership Council pact Hindu
India and Saudi Arabia are set to sign an agreement for creating a bilateral strategic partnership council on Tuesday during the official visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Riyadh. The council will include multiple sections involving the External Affairs Ministry and NITI Aayog and counterpart organisations from Saudi Arabia.
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