Shiv Sena divided over supporting a BJP-led govt in Maharashtra

A section wants the saffron party to play the role of a vigilant opposition rather than being a defensive one

Before questioning Modi, Akhilesh should explain his dismal tenure: BJP

They added that the UP govt had very little to show in its tenure so far

Congress leaders blame Maharashtra debacle on lack of coordination

Say a 'complete overhaul' and reshuffle in the state unit appeared imminent as Congress could win only 42 seats out of the 288 seats

Omar briefs PM on flood status, seeks liberal financial help

The PM arrived in the state this afternoon to spend Diwali with the flood hit people of the Valley

Rajnath Singh set to visit Israel next month

Singh is expected to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on November 6 while other relevant meetings were being worked out

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Lessons from two states

BJP might decide to be more cautious with local allies

The power of money

Campaign-finance norms should be implementable

Politics as usual

Read by-election results with caution

Happy Deepawali. May this festival of light illuminate the lives of all our countrymen
RT @ETOpinion: COMMENT: Prime Minister Modi should now pitch for #InnovateInIndia, says @milinddeora.
Pl have patience I would personally reply to each of you who have sent Diwali greetings through sms.
From a lovely day of Diwali greetings to ear-blasting/polluting time! Fail to understand what makes people burn money? Truly irresponsible..
Watch how BJP supporters vandalise a coffee shop in Kerala for alleged immoral activities. #Shame via @youtube
RT @sampitroda: Diwali is the time to leave behind our dark spots and focus on the light with love and affection
My Twitter handle changed yesterday to @PandaJay 😊, please follow that..
Today I think of them &pray for them both [thanks, @jameelsjam]
Happy that fishermen who were released after my intervention today came to my Chennai residence under the guidance of H Raja.
On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination & service to the Nation.
@narendramodi thank you for the mention. I hope we can actually all contribute to cleaning India. Happy to do my bit to help.
RT @IshitaYadav: Need AB- FFP blood VERY urgently at Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi. Please contact +91 99-53-456676 in case you're willing to …
RT @bashaaratmasood: Flood victims outside Raj Bhawan demand a meet with Modi. Aren't allowed inside @IndianExpress
Food and grain merchants association and NGOs met PM @narendramodi during his J&K visit.
Sharing a funny cartoon! #TransformIndia #India @PMOIndia @narendramodi
My friend & colleague Sultan Ahmed just shared some good news: Md Sporting Club ( he's the President ) is NOT shutting down. Football wins
#Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
With Mr. Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena Foreign Minister of Mexico
May the festival of lights bring joy and prosperity and fills your lives with happiness, goodwill & peace. Have a Safe and Happy Diwali.
This Deepavali I will be with people of Vishakapatnam and Vizianagaram on 22nd and 23rd November who are facing hardships after HudHud.
दीपावली के इस शुभ अवसर पर आप सभी को हार्दिक शुभकामनाएं।
@srinu_biro send the complete details of the person who is demanding money from u for a job at Railways , to
चन्‍द्रशेखर राव को बधाई. तेलंगाना राज्‍य का मेरा संकल्‍प एवं सपना पूरा, तेलंगाना की नदियों का ध्‍यान रखेंगें.
Garlanding of Kittur Rani Chenamma statue & Pushpa Namana at Ravindra Kalakshetra Campus in Bengaluru earlier today
RT @narendramodi: 'Why Clean India' picture.
Diwali greetings to all. May there be perpetual light in your lives keeping you in good health at all times.Remember,keep India clean! Love-
Happy Diwali!Hope u hv a prosperous yr ahead! Aap sabh ko Deepawali ki shubhkamnayein!Asha karta hoon ki aane wala saal mangalmay ho!
Greetings on the festival of lights 'Deepawali'! Wishing you all lots of happiness, success & prosperity!
Shri TV Deshmukh ji, a dedicated Sangh( #RSS) swyamsevak is no more. Being a gruhasta, he gave maximum time for social cause. Great loss.
TVDeshmukhji's possessions including robust personality n sensitive heart were always at the disposal of RSS to serve the nation. Dr Bhagwat

Around the States

Picture of the day: Congress president Sonia Gandhi along with party Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacting with the people affected by devastating flood at Dehruna village of Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Monday


'Am happy in Delhi,' says Gadkari after Fadnavis meets him

Names of both the leaders have been circulating for the Maharashtra CM's post

'Am happy in Delhi,' says Gadkari after Fadnavis meets him

Names of both the leaders have been circulating for the Maharashtra CM's post

BJP suspends Odisha unit Vice-President Ashok Sahu

Sahu had commented on social media that the party should introspect as to why the Modi magic was not working in Odisha

PM Modi's visit to J&K should not be politicized, says Memon

Modi is expected to announce a central package for the flood victims before flying back to Delhi in the evening

Black money issue: Congress dares govt to come out with names

Govt should desist coming out with half truths and selective leakage, says Ajay Maken

Black money issue: Cong dares govt to come out with names

The issue of black money has led to a war of words between the ruling BJP and Congress

Blackmoney issue: Cong accuses Jaitley of bluffing people

Digvijay Singh tweeted"FM instead of bluffing people should tell us when he is depositing 3 lakh in a/c of every citizen as promised by Modi "

Khattar's Modi connection

Khattar is the first non-Jat CM of Haryana in 18 years, the first BJP CM