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Day after, Cong mum on Rahul's offer to quit post

A day after Congress President Rahul Gandhi offered to resign and the CWC unanimously rejected his call to quit, there was no clear communication from the party on where things stood on Sunday. Several Congress leaders and workers took to social media to extend support to the Congress chief with a hashtag ‘IStandWithRahulGandhi’, lauding him for his efforts leading up the Lok Sabha elections.

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Fund diversion probe led to Goyals being detained

An inquiry into the diversion of funds and the source of their equity in Jet Airways led to the dramatic detention of Naresh Goyal and his wife at the Mumbai airport on May 25. While ED had earlier begun looking at Etihad’s investment into a company that ran Jet’s frequent flyer programme for possible violation of FDI norms, the agency is now investigating if funds were routed out of the grounded airline.

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Will seek death penalty for aide's killers: Irani

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Terror-free atmosphere key to peace: PM to Imran

Pak PM Imran Khan telephoned PM Modi on Sunday to congratulate him on his landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections. Modi told Khan that "creating trust and an environment free of violence and terrorism was vital for peace." The conversation between the two prime ministers was their first after India’s air strikes in Balakot.

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New allies, fresh conquests may find representation in Modi cabinet

BJP allies JD(U) and AIADMK are likely to be part of the new government while it will also reflect the saffron party's inroads into states like West Bengal and Telangana, sources said. The BJP put up its best ever show in West Bengal and Telangana in these elections, winning 18 (from two in 2014) and four seats (from one in 2014) respectively in the two states. This may result in the party giving a greater representation to these states in the government.

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Time to regain India's lost position in world: PM

"Next five years will be the time to regain the rightful position of India in the world order. In the past our country had that place. I am sure India will regain its importance in the world order," he said. Modi was speaking at a function in Ahmedabad following the Lok Sabha election victory. Modi also expressed grief over the death of 22 students in Surat building fire tragedy.

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Swiss govt steps up sharing of bank info, 11 Indians get notices in a day

As Switzerland strives hard to re-establish its global financial centre position after clamping down on secrecy walls of its banks, there has been a significant surge in the number of cases where it has initiated process to share information on Indians with Swiss bank accounts and shot off letters to about a dozen such individuals last week itself. Since March, at least 25 notices have been issued by the Swiss authorities to Indian clients of Switzerland-based banks in which they have been given one last chance to appeal against sharing of their details with India.

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Why LS results offer hope to BJP, Cong in T'gana

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Irani attends aide's funeral, vows to seek justice

A close aide of newly-elected Amethi MP Smriti Irani was shot dead by two unidentified men, with police not ruling out the possibility of it being a "political murder". Irani, who was in Delhi, flew to Lucknow en route to Amethi, where she met Surendra Singh's family and consoled them.

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Narendra Modi to be sworn in as PM on May 30 at 7pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take oath of office on May 30 at 7pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The members of Union council of ministers will also also take oath on the same day. The BJP on May 23 got an overwhelming majority in the Lok Sabha, crossing on its own the 300 mark while storming back to power for the second consecutive term.

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After victory, Maldives to be PM's 1st destination

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to travel to the Maldives early next month, in his first bilateral visit after retaining power in the Lok Sabha polls, according to diplomatic sources and Maldivian media reports.

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Imran calls Modi, congratulates him on poll win

Pakistan PM Imran Khan on Sunday spoke to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi and expressed his desire for both the countries to work together for the betterment of their people, the Foreign Office said. Khan also congratulated Modi on his party's electoral victory in Lok Sabha elections, Foreign Office spokesman Mohammad Faisal said in a tweet.

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'Had BJP won 250 seats ...': Jagan on special status demand for Andhra

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CBI issues lookout notice against ex-Kol top cop

All airports and immigration authorities have been alerted by the CBI to prevent former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar from leaving the country and intimate the agency on any possible move, officials said. The agency wants custodial interrogation of Kumar, a 1989-batch IPS officer, in connection with Rs 2,500 crore Saradha ponzi scam.

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Jagan Reddy invites Modi for swearing-in ceremony

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