When Prime Minister Narendra Modi stormed to power at the Centre in 2014, his BJP ruled seven states in the country. Four years later, the party is ruling, either by itself or as part of an alliance, 22 of India's 29 states — an unprecedented electoral feat. And despite Friday's pullout by key ally Telegu Desam Party (TDP), and the no-confidence scare surrounding it, ruling coalition NDA continues to have a comfortable majority in the Lok Sabha.
A no-confidence motion that brought down the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee by just one vote in 1999 haunts the Narendra Modi government. While his mentor Vajpayee lost the confidence of Lok Sabha by one vote, Modi will survive by virtue of having a thumping majority in the House.
A fund crunch has hit India's plans to expand its global footprint, with the Ministry of Finance (MoF) headquartered in the North Block, refusing to allocate sufficient resources to the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) placed across the Rajpath lanes in the South Block. It has hit the MEA's plans to create posts and open new missions to match India's growing global stature and presence.
Apparently tep towards de-freezing relations, India & Pakistan 've agreed to exchange 3 categories of prisoners. Also to revive judicial committee to visit jails& facilitate visit of medical experts to meet and examine mentally challenge prisoners
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".