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Main NewsBarely a month after a historic election mandate, the Aam Aadmi Party seems riven by internal party discord and wire taps. The AAP, says The Indian Express, secretly recorded a telephonic conversation with a journalist that is now being used to build a case against senior party functionary, Yogendra Yadav. The Centre and the Reserve Bank of India signed an agreement last month under which the central bank will, formally, prioritise controlling inflation above the other objectives of the monetary policy such as interest rates and the foreign exchange rate. Under this new agreement, the RBI has to explain to the government if it cannot rein in inflation over an agreed timeframe. After acknowledging Pakistan and cross-border militants for their "help," the day-old PDP government stirred its second row when eight of its MLAs put out a statement seeking the return of the mortal remains of Afzal Guru, hanged in February 2013 for his role in the 2001 Parliament attacks and buried in Tihar jail. Deepening the saffron tinge to contemporary Indian thought, the human resource development ministry appointed Baldev Sharma, former editor of RSS mouthpiece Panchjanya, as chairperson of the National Book Trust. Sharma replaces Malayalam writer A. Sethumadhavan, who resigned on February 25 on "personal" reasons six months before his term was to end. The Congress has undertaken a massive organisational overhaul, with party President Sonia Gandhi appointing five new Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) chiefs. The appointments, which are a precursor to the All-India Congress Committee (AICC) reshuffle next month, carry a clear imprint of party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, who is expected to take charge in April. Does cab-hailing service Ola's acquisition of smaller rival TaxiForSure signal the beginning of consolidation among India's cash-rich-profit-starved internet-retail companies? Though India is known for its skewed sex ratio, new numbers from the Census reveal that married women outnumber such men in India. This indicates the extent of women in polygamous marriages as well as the overseas migration of married men. No stranger to controversy, AIMIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi took a jibe at the RSS on Monday afternoon calling it a “bachelors’ club’’ which has no right to tell Hindu women to produce more children
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