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Government promoting religious extremism: Digvijay Singh

Alirajpur : Veteran congress leader Digvijay Singh created another political row by comparing PM Narendra Modi led BJP government with contentious Pakistani leader Zia-ul-Haq regime. In a contemptuous ...
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Tharoor kicks up row with “Hindu Pak” jibe, BJP demands Rahul’s apology

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has kicked up a huge row with his remarks that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and ...
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Election Commission to launch portal to aid disabled voters

New Delhi: To address the issue pertaining to the inclusion of disabled voter in the poll process,the Election Commission of India (ECI) will launch a ‘Systematic Voters Education ...
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Mehbooba govt. falls in J & K, BJP pulls out of alliance

Delhi: In a major turn of events the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has quit the allilance with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and pulled out of the PDP-led ...
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Modi govt’s schemes benefitted 22 crore poor families: Shah

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said the Modi government’s welfare schemes in its four years have benefitted 22 crore poor families and set an example ...
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Amarinder criticize Sukhbir for spreading malicious lies over free college education for Dalit students

Chandigarh: Criticizing Sukhbir Singh Badal for spreading malicious lies over free college education for SC students, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said that, contrary to ...
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Model code does not bring governance to halt: EC tells law panel

New Delhi: The Election Commission has brushed aside arguments that the model code of conduct brings governance to a halt during polls, saying it only bars governments from ...
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K’taka polls: People rejected Cong’s divisive politics, says BJP

New Delhi: With the BJP set to emerge as the single largest party in Karnataka, its leaders described today’s Assembly poll results in the southern state as an ...
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Three senior Cong MLAs quit Vidhan Sabha committees

Chandigarh: Three senior Congress MLAs resigned from Punjab Vidhan Sabha committees on Monday upset at being “ignored” in the state Cabinet expansion which took place last month. Former ...
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Jaitley undergoes successful kidney transplant at AIIMS

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday underwent a successful kidney transplant at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), an official at the premier ...
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Tough fight between BJP and Cong, predict exit polls

New Delhi, May 13, 2018: Indicating a tight race between the BJP and the Congress, most exit polls for the Karnataka Assembly elections today forecast a hung assembly ...
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70 per cent turn out in Karnataka assembly polls

New Delhi, May 12, 2018 : The high-stakes Karnataka assembly elections saw a 70 per cent voter turnout on Saturday, the Election Commission said here. The last assembly ...
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Vitriol-filled campaign for Karnataka poll ends

Bengaluru: The vitriol-filled campaign for the Karnataka Assembly elections ended on Thursday with top leaders of the BJP and Congress including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president ...
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Cong trying to find excuses for impending defeat in Karnataka polls: Modi

Vijayapura/Bengaluru: Asserting that the people of Karnataka have decided to uproot the Congress and punish it for its wrongdoings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday the party ...
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Ready to become prime minister, says Rahul

Bengaluru: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said today he is ready to occupy the prime minister’s post if his party emerges as the “biggest” party in the 2019 Lok ...
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Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan is AAP candidate for Shahkot bypoll

Chandigarh: The Aam Aadmi Party today announced Rattan Singh Kakkar Kalan as party’s nominee for the Shahkot by-poll which will be held on May 28. The name of ...
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Modi blasts Congress, JD(S), says they have secret pact

Tumakuru (Kar): Claiming that the Congress and the JD(S) have entered into a “secret” pact for the Karnataka Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday. H ...
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Karnataka government ‘gold medalist’ in graft, Cong leaders drunk on’power: Modi

Bengaluru, May 3 : The Karnataka government is a”gold medalist” in corruption and Congress leaders are “drunk on power”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday, as he ...
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Modi attacks Rahul for ‘insulting’ Gowda, showers praise on former PM

Udupi: In remarks that raised eyebrows in political circles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at the Congress president Rahul Gandhi for “insulting” JD(S) supremo H ...
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Shah attacks Congress, says it has no ‘internal democracy’

Dharwad (Karnataka), April 12 : BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday lambasted the Congress for the washout of the second half of the Budget Session of Parliament, saying ...
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BJP seeks Rahul’s apology after Zuckerberg accepts data theft

New Delhi, April 11 : The BJP on Wednesday sought an apology from Congress President Rahul Gandhi and asked him to ensure not to “manipulate” voters and “divide” ...
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Modi blasts opposition for ‘dividing’ the country

Motihari (Bihar), April 10 : Amid nationwide protests by Dalits after a Supreme Court order allegedly diluting the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes Atrocities Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on ...
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BJP income rises by 81.18%, Congress’s dips 14%

New Delhi, April 10 : The income of the BJP increased by 81.18 per cent to Rs 1,034.27 crore while that of the Congress decreased by 14 per ...
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BJP releases first list for Karnataka assembly election

New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 9 : The BJP on Sunday released the first list of 72 candidates to contest in the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections for the 224 ...
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EC unveils 3 mobile apps for Karnataka Assembly elections

Bengaluru, April 6 : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat and Election Commissioners Sunil Arora and Ashok Lavasa on Thursday launched three mobile applications for voters ahead of ...
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Subramanian Swamy terms AI divestment a potential scam in the making

New Delhi, March 31 : BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Saturday described the Air India divestment process as “potentially another scam in the making” saying he would file ...
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Mamata’s unity efforts: Keeping leadership issue on hold

Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya ...
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AIADMK to organise hunger strike on Cauvery issue on April 2

Madurai/Chennai, March 30 : With anger sweeping Tamil Nadu over the Centre’s failure to set up a Cauvery Water Management Board (CMB), the ruling AIADMK announced a hunger ...
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TN parties protest against Modi government

Chennai, March 30 : Seething with anger against the Central government for not setting up the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), political parties in Tamil Nadu are resorting to ...
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Congress won’t succeed with another UPA experiment: CPI-M

New Delhi, March 22 : The Congress won’t succeed with another UPA experiment as it has lost all credibility and the best way to defeat the BJP in ...
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Demonetization was a greatest lie, only Congress can end crisis: Chidambaram

New Delhi, March 18 : Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Sunday described demonetization as the “greatest lie” and accused the BJP-led government of virtually ...
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Economy in hands of ignorant, incompetent policy makers: Congress

New Delhi, March 18 : The Congress on Sunday attacked the Modi government saying that the economy was in the hands of “ignorant and incompetent policy makers” who ...
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Country feeling tired under Modi, Congress will bring change: Rahul

New Delhi, March 17 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the country, feeling tired under the Modi government, was seeking change in the 2019 general election ...
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Rahul wants to build strong, vibrant Congress

New Delhi, March 17 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he wanted to build a strong and vibrant party with the help of all delegates as ...
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Akali Dal throws weight behind Modi government

New Delhi, March 16 : BJP ally Akali Dal on Friday backed the Modi government, saying it has full confidence in it after the TDP exited the ruling alliance ...
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In 2019, BJP tally may drop by 110 seats: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, March 16 : The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party’s tally may drop by 100-110 seats in the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019, if the current trends and the ...
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‘TDP’s exit signals opportunity for BJP to grow in Andhra’

New Delhi, March 16 : The BJP on Friday said the exit of TDP from the NDA was “inevitable after its mischievous propaganda against the Centre” and asserted that ...
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TDP exits NDA, decides to move no-trust motion in LS

New Delhi/Amaravati, March 16 : Andhra Pradesh’s ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Friday pulled out of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and was set to move a ...
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Rahul meets Sharad Pawar after bypoll results

New Delhi, March 15 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi met Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday evening after the BJP’s defeat in three Lok Sabha byelections and ...
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Setback for Kerala CPI-M leader as HC upholds UAPA charges

Kochi, March 15 : Senior CPI-M leader and Kannur District Secretary P. Jayarajan got a jolt on Thursday when the Kerala High Court said that the CBI charges against ...
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Dinakaran launches new party AMMK

Madurai, March 15 : Independent legislator and sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Thursday launched his new party called Amma Makkal Munnetra Kazhagham (AMMK). He announced his party’s name ...
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Himachal government distributing lollipops: Congress

Shimla, March 12 : The opposition Congress on Monday slammed the BJP government in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly for what it said was “distributing lollipops” by launching petty schemes ...
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Jaitley silent on PNB scam to protect daughter: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, March 12 : Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday alleged that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was silent on the Rs 12,600 crore PNB fraud case to “protect ...
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NIA summons ex-Nagaland CM in ‘terror funding’ case

New Delhi, March 12 : The NIA has summoned former Nagaland Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang for questioning in connection with an alleged “tax collection and terror funding” case, an ...
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Sonia attacks Modi government, says freedom under ‘sustained assault’

Mumbai, March 9 : UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Friday launched a direct attack against the Modi government, alleging that freedom of the people was “under systematic and ...
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EC supports totalising votes before counting

New March 5 : The Election Commission (EC) told the Supreme Court on Monday that it supported the demand of replacing booth-wise counting of votes with the totaliser ...
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Modi urges Meghalaya, Nagaland to vote

New Delhi, Feb 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged the people of Nagaland and Meghalaya to come out and vote in large numbers for the ...
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Rahul bets on Congress wining Karnataka assembly poll

Belagavi (Karnataka), Feb 27 : An upbeat Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday asserted that the ruling party would win the Karnataka assembly poll and return to power ...
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Centre’s attitude causing unrest: Andhra CM

Visakhapatnam, Feb 26 : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said the non-fulfilment of commitments made to the state by the Centre was causing unrest ...
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Come April, government will be more comfortable in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 25 : Come April, the opposition in the Rajya Sabha may lose its edge in the numbers game and the power to stall any government ...
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Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 : Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday. The actress joined the party in the presence of Union Petroleum ...
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Ensure fair voting in Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland: EC

Shillong, Feb 16 : Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat on Friday asked the election machinery in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland to be “fearless and unbiased” to ensure fair ...
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TN farmers welcome, political leaders oppose Cauvery verdict

Chennai, Feb 16 : It was a mixed reaction in Tamil Nadu over the Supreme Court’s judgment on the sharing of the Cauvery river water with the farming community ...
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Poll candidates must disclose source of income: SC

New Delhi, Feb 16 : The Supreme Court on Friday directed that all candidates contesting elections must disclose their “sources” of income, including those of their spouse and dependent ...
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Rajasthan CM doles out goodies for farmers, students with eye on polls

Jaipur, Feb 12 : Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Monday kept farmers’ interest in mind while announcing the final budget before the state assembly elections. No new taxes ...
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Bhagwat’s comment on army ‘misrepresented’: RSS

New Delhi, Feb 12 : The RSS on Monday said its chief Mohan Bhagwat’s controversial comment in Bihar on the Indian Army’s preparedness for a war was being “misrepresented” ...
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Rajasthan BJP leader wants change in state leadership, awaits Shah’s response

Jaipur, Feb 11 : A local BJP leader in Rajasthan, who petitioned party President Amit Shah to change the state leadership if the party wanted to retain power in ...
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Muslim Board rules out compromise on Babri Masjid

Hyderabad, Feb 10 : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Friday ruled out any compromise on Babri Masjid, rejecting a ...
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BJP will get only 3 to 6 seats in Nagaland: Minister

Kohima, Feb 10 : Nagaland Home Minister Kuzholuzo Nienu on Friday exuded confidence that his Naga People’s Front (NPF) will retain power in Nagaland by securing more than 30 ...
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Time for Congress to bounce back as Modi’s credibility shaken: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Feb 9 : Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit is not averse to returning to active politics if her party asks her because the time is ripe ...
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Meghalaya CM hits out at Modi government for rejecting Church leader’s visa

Shillong, Feb 9 : Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday hit out at NDA Central government for rejecting the visa application of Baptist World Alliance chief, Reverend Paul ...
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Congress to work with like-minded parties in Lok Sabha polls: Sonia

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Seeing “winds of change” after the Gujarat Assembly and Rajasthan by-elections, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said her party will work with like-minded ...
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Protests continue in Lok Sabha over Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Telugu Desam Party (TDP) members along with members from the YSR Congress again staged a protest in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, forcing a ...
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People, country deeply troubled in Modi regime: Sonia

New Delhi, Feb 8 : Returning Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s fire, Congress Parliamentary Party chief Sonia Gandhi on Thursday accused his government of creating an atmosphere of fear, damaging ...
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Congress forges ahead in all three seats in Rajasthan

In a spectacular showing, the Congress on Thursday raced ahead of the BJP in the Lok Sabha constituencies of Ajmer and Alwar and the Mandalgarh Assembly seat in ...
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Yashwant Sinha launches ‘Rashtra Manch’, various opposition leaders present

Disgruntled BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday launched “non-political” platform “Rashtra Manch” to raise “troubling issues” concerning the Narendra Modi government with leaders from several other parties in ...
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Scribe forced to change statement on ‘sleaze talk’: Congress

The Congress in Kerala on Sunday slammed the Left government over its “fake morality talks” a day after NCP leader A.K. Saseendran was acquitted in a sleaze chat ...
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Congress releases first list for Meghalaya polls

The Congress on Saturday announced the first list of candidates for the Meghalaya Assembly polls which also includes the name of Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.The party announced the ...
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Environmental laws being diluted to favour industry: Jairam Ramesh

Former Union Environment Minister and Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday accused the Narendra Modi government of weakening and tweaking environment laws to favour industries. “All the environmental ...
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AAP MLAs’ disqualification: Don’t announce bypolls till Monday, HC tells EC

New Delhi, Jan 24 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday restrained the Election Commission from announcing bypolls till Monday to 20 Delhi Assembly seats in the wake ...
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We will retain power in Meghalaya: Congress

Shillong, Jan 24 : Voicing confidence that the Congress will retain power in Meghalaya, senior party leader C.P. Joshi on Wednesday said there is no space for the ...
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RJD Lalu Prasad convicted in fodder scam case

Ranchi, Jan 24 : A special court on Wednesday convicted former Bihar Chief Ministers Lalu Prasad and Jagannath Mishra and former Jharkhand Chief Secretary Sajjal Chkravarty in another ...
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For BJP, winning elections key to Northeast peace and development

India’s Northeast has drawn attention for security-related concerns for most of the past seven decades and remained peripheral to the rest of India’s development pattern. The reasons were ...
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Ruling NPF to continue alliance with BJP in Nagaland

Kohima, Jan 23 : The ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) will continue its alliance with the BJP and is likely to work out a seat-sharing pact with it, ...
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Shiv Sena to go it alone in 2019

Mumbai, Jan 23 : In a major decision, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday decided to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha and Assembly elections independent of its ally, the ...
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Disqualified AAP MLAs move Delhi HC

New Delhi, Jan 23 : A number of disqualified AAP MLAs on Tuesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging a notification disqualifying them on the ground of holding ...
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Anandiben Patel takes oath as new MP Governor

Bhopal, Jan 23 : Former Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Tuesday took oath as the Governor of Madhya Pradesh. Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court Justice ...
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EVMs to have candidates’ pictures

Jaipur, Jan 19 : The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) will carry pictures of candidates along with their names — when by-elections are held in Rajasthan on January 29. ...
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EC recommends 20 AAP MLAs be disqualified

New Delhi, Jan 19 : In a major setback to Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission was on Friday said to have recommended disqualification of ...
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Karti Chidambaram questioned for 10 hours in INX media case

New Delhi, Jan 19 : Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram, was on Thursday questioned by the ED officials for over 10 hours in a ...
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Modi, Sushma misled nation on Doklam: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj of “misleading” the nation over Chinese troops occupying ...
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Nagaland MP Rio quits NPF for NDPP

Dimapur, Jan 18 : Nagaland’s lone Lok Sabha member Neiphiu Rio on Wednesday resigned from the primary membership of the ruling Naga People’s Front (NPF) and joined the ...
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Rahul describes GDP as Modi’s Gross Divisive Politics

New Delhi, Jan 6: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Centre for the economic slump in the country and described “GDP” as the “Gross Divisive Politics” ...
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Spell out policies, plans and programmes, Left parties ask Rajinikanth

Agartala, Dec 31: Top Left leaders — CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury and CPI’s D.Raja — on Sunday welcomed Tamil superstar Rajinikanth’s announcement of joining politics and requested him to ...
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Vineet Chawdhry is new Himachal Chief Secretary

Shimla, Dec 31: Vineet Chawdhry is the new Chief Secretary of Himachal Pradesh after replacing V.C. Pharka, an official said on Sunday. Chawdhry, a 1982-batch IAS officer, earlier ...
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Welcome: Kamal Haasan on Rajinikanth’s political entry

Chennai, Dec 31: Actor Kamal Haasan, who is planning to take a plunge into politics, on Sunday extended a warm welcome and greetings to megastar Rajinikanth in the ...
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New militant outfit busted in Manipur

Imphal, Dec 30: A joint team of Manipur Police and 26 Assam Rifles troopers on Saturday busted a newly formed militant outfit and arrested three of its cadres. ...
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Himachal CM meets BJP chief

New Delhi, Dec 30: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah here. Shah, in a tweet, said that ...
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Bindal will be new Himachal Speaker

Shimla, Dec 27: Five-time legislator and former Cabinet Minister Rajeev Bindal was on Wednesday named the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly Speaker. His appointment was announced in a statement ...
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Rajinikanth to announce his political plans on Dec 31

Chennai, Dec 26: Tamil superstar Rajinikanth on Tuesday addressing his fans here said he will announce his political stance on December 31. Rajnikanth said he was not saying ...
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Rupani takes oath as Gujarat CM

Gandhinagar, Dec 26: Vijay Rupani on Tuesday took oath as the Chief Minister of Gujarat for a second stint after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the state ...
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Ulfa faction frees BJP leader’s son

Guwahati, Dec 25: Ten days after his abduction, Arunabh Phukan, the son of BJP leader Dilip Phukan, was released by the anti-talk faction of Ulfa on Monday. The ...
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Manmohan, Amarinder offer prayers at Anandpur Sahib

Chandigarh, Dec 24: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday offered prayers at the Takht Keshgarh Sahib gurdwara in the Sikh holy ...
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PM greets nation on Gurpurab of 10th Sikh Guru

New Delhi, Dec 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday extended greetings on Gurpurab or the birth anniversary of 10th Sikh Guru Gobind Singh on December 25. “As ...
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Dinakaran wins R.K. Nagar bypoll

Chennai, Dec 24: Sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V.Dinakaran on Sunday won the by-election for the Radhakrishnan Nagar (R.K.Nagar) constituency, defeating his nearest rival, E. Madhusudhanan of the AIADMK by ...
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Economy in ‘fragile five’ during Chidambaram’s tenure: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 24: The BJP on Sunday slammed former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram over his criticism of the Narendra Modi government’s economic record, saying that Indian economy ...
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President arrives in Hyderabad for southern sojourn

Hyderabad, Dec 24: President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Sunday for four-day southern sojourn. After landing at Hakimpet Air Force Station, he reached Rashtrapati Nilayam at Bolarum ...
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Bengal by-poll: Trinamool wins by 64,172 votes

Kolkata, Dec 24: West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress on Sunday won the Sabang Assembly constituency by-poll, by a massive margin of 64,192 votes. Trinamool candidate Gita Rani Bhunia ...
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Jairam Thakur will be new Himachal CM

Shimla, Dec 24: Five-time legislator Jairam Thakur will be the 13th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh, it was announced on Sunday. A decision in this regard was unanimously ...
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Jairam Thakur appointed Himachal CM

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No plans for reshuffle: Odisha CM

Bhubaneswar, Dec 23: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said on Saturday there were no plans of a ministerial reshuffle in the immediate future. “There is no plan for ...
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Rahul in Gujarat, visits Somnath temple, meets party leaders

Gandhinagar, Dec 23: Rahul Gandhi, on his first visit to Gujarat after becoming Congress President and post the state Assembly election results, went to the Somnath temple and ...
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Kerala’s fourth airport to begin trials next month

Thiruvananthapuram, Dec 23: Kerala’s fourth airport, in Kannur, will commence trial flight operations in January and is expected to become fully operational in September 2018, the Kerala Chief ...
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Kejriwal government insensitive towards poor: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 23: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari on Friday slammed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his treatment of the state’s homeless people and ...
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RJD to challenge Lalu’s conviction in high court

Patna, Dec 23: Minutes after former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad was on Saturday convicted in a fodder scam case by a special CBI court ...
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Rahul chairs first CWC meeting as party chief

New Delhi, Dec 22: Rahul Gandhi on Friday chaired the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting for the first time as Congress President with party leaders expected to discuss ...
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Madras HC orders notice to TN government on plea for Jaya’s cremation

Chennai, Dec 22: The Madras High Court on Friday ordered notice to the Tamil Nadu government and the Corporation of Chennai while admitting the plea filed by a ...
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Vijay Rupani stays as Gujarat CM, Nitin Patel his deputy

Gandhinagar, Dec 22: Vijay Rupani will continue as the Chief Minister of Gujarat and Nitin Patel as his deputy, the BJP announced on Friday after Finance Minister Arun ...
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Bengal’s exports could touch Rs 80K cr by 2019-20′

Kolkata, Dec 22: West Bengal expects its exports to touch Rs 75,000 crore to Rs 80,000 crore by 2019-20, a Minister said on Friday. According to State Finance ...
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China tells EU to abide by WTO rules

Beijing, Dec 21: China on Thursday urged the European Union (EU) to abide by the World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules and avoid abusing trade remedy measures. The EU ...
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Raja did not mislead Manmohan Singh on 2G: Court

New Delhi, Dec 21: Former Telecom Minister A. Raja “did not misrepresent facts” to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on policy matters related to allocation of 2G spectrum ...
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CBI should probe graft in Railways policy implementation: PAC

New Delhi, Dec 18: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Monday demanded that the CBI probe the remaining cases of “corruption” in implementation of the railways’ dual freight ...
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Dhumal’s disciple teaches ‘political lesson’ to mentor

Shimla, Dec 18: Congress candidate Rajinder Rana, who has learnt political lessons for years from his once-mentor and BJP’s Chief Ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal, on Monday “taught” ...
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BJP win in Gujarat ‘moral defeat’: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday labelled the victory of the BJP in the Gujarat state elections as a “temporary” and “face-saving” win, ...
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Nitish Kumar taunts Congress over defeat in Gujarat

Patna, Dec 18: BJP ally, Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U President Nitish Kumar on Monday taunted the Congress, saying the party had claimed victory in Gujarat and it ...
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After early hiccups, BJP set to retain power in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Dec 18: The ruling BJP was on Monday set to retain power in Gujarat, with its candidates on the victory lap in 104 of the 182 seats ...
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BJP poised to take power in Himachal

Shimla, Dec 18: The BJP was set to take power in Himachal Pradesh as its candidates were on the victory lap in 36 of the 68 Assembly elections ...
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Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv

New Delhi, Dec 16: Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country ...
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Punjab municipal polls on Sunday, all arrangements made

Chandigarh, Dec 16: Punjab’s State Election Commission has made all arrangements for the smooth conduct of municipal polls on Sunday. The ruling Congress, main opposition Aam Aadmi Party ...
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Rahul takes over as Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in ‘medieval’ politics

New Delhi, Dec 16: Marking a generational shift, Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new Congress President, assuming the mantle of the country’s oldest political party ...
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Rahul Gandhi’s hands full of challenges as party chief, needs new formulas

New Delhi, Dec 16: Anticipated for long by his party, Rahul Gandhi took over as Congress President on Saturday, an elevation that comes at a time when the ...
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Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day amid ruckus

New Delhi, Dec 15: The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Friday amidst a ruckus by the opposition on the issue of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader ...
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If Gujarat exit polls right, BJP has manipulated EVMs: AAP

Lucknow, Dec 15: Even as various exit polls predicted BJP victory in the Gujarat assembly elections, the AAP on Friday questioned these but said if results on December ...
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Rs 80,000 cr has come to BJP coffers in last five months: Anna Hazare

Guwahati, Dec 15: Attacking the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, prominent social activist Anna Hazare on Friday said the country has topped the list of corrupt countries ...
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Twitter launches live stream of Gujarat elections

New Delhi, Dec 14: Twitter on Wednesday announced that it will live stream the conversations related to the Gujarat elections on its platform as the political interest and ...
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EC has become Modi’s ‘captive puppet’: Congress (Lead)

New Delhi, Dec 14: The Congress on Thursday accused the Election Commission of becoming a “captive puppet” in the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who it said ...
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US lawmakers reach deal on tax cut bill

Washington, Dec 14: US House and Senate Republicans secured a deal on the final version of a tax cut bill, paving the way for the US Congress to ...
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Brexit bill: British government loses key vote after Tory rebellion

London, Dec 14: The British government has been narrowly defeated in a key vote on its Brexit bill after a rebellion by 11 Tory MPs. In a blow ...
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Trump distances himself from Roy Moore’s election defeat

Washington, Dec 14: US President Donald Trump has sought to distance himself from the defeat suffered by the controversial Republican candidate Judge Roy Moore in the Senate election ...
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Ram is omnipresent, BJP trying to divert attention: Congress

New Delhi, Dec 14: After BJP’s attack on Congress on the “Ram Setu” issue, the party defended itself by saying “Lord Rama was “omnipresent” and BJP was trying ...
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Provide arm licenses to rape victims, says MP minister

Bhopal, Dec 14: Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Minister Archana Chitnis on Wednesday called for arms licenses to be issued to rape and molestation victims on a ...
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Modi to visit Gujarat again to vote

Gandhinagar, Dec 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will once again visit Gujarat on Thursday, the second final day of polling in the assembly election, to cast his vote. ...
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BJP demands suspension of JMM legislator for ‘kissing’ competition

Ranchi, Dec 12: The ruling BJP on Tuesday demanded suspension of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) legislator Simon Marandi from the state assembly for organising a “kissing competition” of ...
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Gandhinagar, Dec 12: The Election Commission on Tuesday ordered repolling in six booths, where first phase polling was held on December 9. The repolls will be held on ...
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Congress has taken BJP on, set to capture power in Gujarat: Rahul (Lead)

Ahmedabad, Dec 12: After mounting a spirited campaign in Gujarat, Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday declared that his party has taken the BJP head on and is ...
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Stop ‘invoking’ Pakistan, attack it: Sena tells BJP

Mumbai, Dec 12: The Shiv Sena on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should display guts and attack Pakistan if it was indeed found “interfering” in the ongoing ...
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Manmohan tells Modi to apologize for ‘falsehood and canards’ (Lead)

New Delhi, Dec 11: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of spreading “falsehood and canards” in a desperate bid to win the ...
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Waiting for answers on corruption allegations from ‘Maun sahab’, Rahul to Modi

New Delhi, Dec 11: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi “Maun sahab” or one who keeps mum, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday slammed him for not appointing ...
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Over 70% voting in Gujarat first phase, many still to vote

Gandhinagar, Dec 9: Over 70 per cent voting was registered in Gujarat at close of polling at 5 p.m. in the first phase, though there were still long ...
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Modi urges youngsters to cast vote in Gujarat

New Delhi, Dec 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has encouraged people to turn out in record numbers in the Gujarat’s assembly polls and particularly urged the youngsters to ...
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More than 13,000 crore due from Centre: Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 4: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Centre owes the state more than Rs 13,000 crore under various developmental schemes this year. ...
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15th Finance Commission holds first meeting, to seek inputs from all stakeholders

New Delhi, Dec 4: The 15th Finance Commission on Monday decided to expeditiously hold wide-ranging consultations with all stakeholders on national, state and grassroot levels to “suitably address” ...
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No chance of returning to AAP, say Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Dec 4: Dismissing reports that the AAP was holding talks with them for their return to the party, Swaraj India founders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav ...
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Congress an empire that can only be ruled by single dynasty: Modi

Dharampur (Gujarat), Dec 4: Continuing his scathing attacks on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday termed the party as “an empire” that can only be ruled ...
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Babri case can’t be decided on ‘aastha’, says Owaisi

Hyderabad, Dec 4: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that the title suit of the Babri Masjid can be decided only on the basis of evidence and not ...
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Present GST is tax terrorism: Manmohan Singh

Surat, Dec 3: Terming the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as tax terrorism, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Saturday that along with demonetisation it took away ...
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‘Why no justice for women’ in Gujarat, Rahul asks Modi

New Delhi, Dec 3: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday asked his fifth question to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run up to the Gujarat polls, ...
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Congress candidate against Gujarat CM arrested after attack on brother

Rajkot, Dec 3: Congress’ Gujarat legislator Indraneel Rajyaguru, who is contesting against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani from Rajkot West, was on Saturday arrested following a ruckus between ...
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Challenges for the future government of Gujarat

Chandigarh, December 3: By Monika Yadav It’s been a long era since Gujarat is being governed & modified by the BJP party. Since taking power in is hands ...
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GST has made trade easier, expanded market for business: Jaitley

New Delhi, Dec 1: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) has made doing trade easier as per the feedback he ...
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People aspiring to win Gujarat wiped out in UP: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, Dec 1: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday took a dig at the Congress and said the party which was daydreaming of winning the Gujarat ...
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BJP set for massive win in UP civic polls

Lucknow, Dec 1: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is set for a massive win in the civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, with its mayoral candidates taking an ...
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AIADMK, DMK candidates file nomination for R.K. Nagar by-election

Chennai, Dec 1: Candidates of Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK and the main opposition DMK on Friday filed their nomination papers for the December 21 by-election to the R.K. ...
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MNS men vandalize Mumbai Congress HQ (Lead)

Mumbai, Dec 1: Raj Thackeray’s MNS activists on Friday attacked and vandalized the Mumbai Congress headquarters here and termed it “a surgical strike” amid a war of words ...
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UP civic polls: Congress faces drubbing in Amethi

Lucknow, Dec 1 : In bad news for the Congress, its candidates in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, were trailing in all the ...
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Is Arvind Subramanian stupid too, Chidambaram asks Modi

New Delhi, Nov 30: Defending his party’s stand demanding capping of GST at 18 per cent, senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Thursday hit ...
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Congress questions Modi’s hosting of dinner for Ivanka Trump

New Delhi, Nov 29: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of violating protocol, the Congress on Wednesday raised objections over his hosting a dinner for US President Donald Trump’s ...
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Rahul may file nomination for Congress president on Dec 4

New Delhi, Nov 29: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to file his nomination for the election to the Congerss president’s post on December 4, said party ...
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Congress’ Poonawalla slams dynasty politics, says process to elect party President ‘rigged’

New Delhi, Nov 29: Congress leader and Maharashtra Congress Secretary Shehzad Poonawalla on Wednesday questioned the process to elect party President, calling it “rigged” and said Vice President ...
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EC reviews Tripura poll preparedness, asks to ensure conducive situation for elections

Agartala, Nov 29: The Election Commission (EC) after reviewing the poll preparedness in Tripura has asked state officials to ensure conducive law and order situation for holding of ...
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Stop Polavaram project till pending issues resolved, Odisha urges Centre

Bhubaneswar, Nov 29: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi not to allow the construction of the Polavaram irrigation project until all pending ...
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20% rise in Gujarat election-related posts on Twitter

New Delhi, Nov 29: Twitter recorded a growing interest in Gujarat politics as conversations related to the state election rose 20 per cent in the past month, the ...
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JD-U’s RS member from Kerala wants to break with Nitish Kumar faction

Kozhikode, Nov 29: Senior Janata Dal-United leader and Rajya Sabha member M.P. Veerendra Kumar on Wednesday said he will not continue as member of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish ...
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Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani to contest from Vadgam as independent

Gandhinagar, Nov 27: Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani on Monday announced he will contest the Gujarat Assembly elections as independent candidate from Vadgam constituency in Banaskantha district. The Rashtriya ...
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BJP issues 6th list, repeats sitting MLAs for most seats

Gandhinagar, Nov 27: The BJP on Monday announced its sixth list for the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, declaring 34 candidates. The party has repeated most ...
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Gujarat is my mother and I am its son: Modi

Gandhinagar, Nov 27: Appealing to the Gujarat electorate as “son” of the state, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday lashed out at the opposition Congress, saying that people ...
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Congress releases list of 76 candidates for Gujarat polls

Gandhinagar, Nov 27: The Congress on Sunday released another list of 76 candidates for the upcoming Gujarat assembly elections. The names of 76 candidates were released for the ...
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Mamata’s minority appeasement harming national security: Lekhi

Kolkata, Nov 25: BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of practising a dangerous form of appeasement politics and harming the cause ...
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BJP hits back at Rahul for his ‘hugplomacy’ jibe at PM

New Delhi, Nov 25: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit back at Rahul Gandhi for his “failed hugplomacy” jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the ...
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Congress questions Gadkari on private secretary’s firm (Lead)

New Delhi, Nov 24: The Congress on Friday targetted union cabinet Ministers Nitin Gadkari and Suresh Prabhu, accusing them of conflict of interest for allegedly being part of ...
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Protesting farmers reiterate demands, to resume agitation from Gujarat

New Delhi, Nov 21: Thousands of farmers protested for the second consecutive day here on Tuesday regarding their demands and announced resumption of agitation in Gujarat, where Prime ...
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‘Aashiqui’ fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP

New Delhi, Nov 18: Actor Rahul Roy, known for his 1990 romantic film “Aashiqui”, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel. After ...
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Patidar leaders give Congress 24-hour ultimatum on reservation issue

Gandhinagar, Nov 18: Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders have given the Congress party a 24-hour deadline to declare their stand on the reservation status for the community. ...
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Bareilly ‘starvation’ death’: Akhilesh calls it ‘blot on democracy

Lucknow, Nov 16: Even as the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday denied that the death of a 50-year-old woman in Bareilly was due to starvation, the Samajwadi Party ...
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Thomas Chandy quits as Kerala minister (Lead)

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 15:Battling land grab charges, Kerala Transport Minister Thomas Chandy on Wednesday submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, who forwarded it to the Governor. Speaking ...
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BJP CEC to meet to decide Gujarat candidates

New Delhi, Nov 15 : Top BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party chief Amit Shah, would meet here on Wednesday evening to decide the candidates ...
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Congress pays tribute to Nehru on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 : The Congress on Tuesday paid tributes to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary, with party Vice President calling ...
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Entrepreneurship will be strength of Indian economy: Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 9: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said entrepreneurship is going to be a strength of the Indian economy as jobs in the public ...
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Note Ban has been a Pain and No Gain said “shashi Tharoor”

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8: Demonetisation has been all pain and no gain, senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor said on Wednesday, summing up the effects ...
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‘Autocrat’ Modi destroyed India’s booming economy: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 8: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a “democratically elected autocrat” as he attacked demonetisation and GST on the ...
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Dhumal as BJP’s CM face has cleared confusion: Anurag Thakur

Shimla, Nov 4 : Having settled the issue in his family’s favour, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Anurag Thakur now says declaring his father Prem Kumar Dhumal as ...
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Jagmeet must refrain from fuelling fire in peaceful Punjab: Kamal Sharma

Chandigarh: BJP’s nationla executive member and former chief of Punjab unit Kamal Sharma has condemned the self-determination remark of Canada’s New Democractic Party (NDP) president Jagmeet Singh, asking ...
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PDP MLA to quit Kashmir Assembly over Jammu issues

Jammu, Oct 22 : Vikramaditya Singh, a PDP MLA and grandson of Jammu and Kashmir’s former ruler Maharaja Hari Singh, on Sunday said he has decided to resign ...
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NaMonics holds a lot for India, BJP too

Prime Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not be a Harvard University (HU) trained economist, but his hard works hold a lot not only for India, but also for ...
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Modi praises Nitish for development of Bihar

Patna, Oct 14 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the efforts of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar towards development of the state and said the progress ...
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Jay Shah has been ‘wronged’: BJP

New Delhi: The BJP has insisted that party chief Amit Shah’s son Jay Shah has been ‘wronged’ and rejected any comparison between his business transactions and that of ...
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‘Government failed to address structural issues of GST reform’

New Delhi, Oct 7 : The Congress on Saturday welcomed the measures announced by the Narendra Modi government to ease concerns over the Goods and Services Tax as ...
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Akhilesh re-elected SP chief for next 5 years

Agra, Oct 5 : Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Thursday re-elected unopposed as the national president of the Samajwadi Party (SP) for a five-year ...
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Captain promises remunerative prices for Punjab cotton growers

Chandigarh: In a significant development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has asked top officials to ensure that cotton growers get remunerative prices as promised by his government. ...
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Captain Amarinder woos ex-servicemen ahead of Gurdaspur bypoll

Pathankot: Ahead of the Gurdaspur bypoll, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday sought to woo ex-servicemen here, promising that he would ensure ‘justice and respect’ for them. ...
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PM is a ‘liar’, won’t allow Bullet Train: Raj Thackeray

Mumbai, Sep 30 : In the aftermath of the stampede which killed 22 commuters on Friday, MNS President Raj Thackeray on Saturday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi a ...
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PM should come forward, face people: Shatrughan Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 29 : A day after backing former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha’s views on the economy, actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha on Friday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...
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Sinha gives vent to his frustration through half truths

Former Finance Minister and BJP leader Yashwant Sinha seems to have given vent to his pent up frustration through half truths about the real resilience of Indian economy, ...
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Union Home Minister exhorts IAS probationers to help realise PM’s dream of New India

Dehradun: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has exhorted young IAS probationers to help realise the Prime Minister’s dream of a New India. Addressing the Officers Trainees of 92nd ...
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Economy in downward spiral, hard landing inevitable: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Sep 27 : Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha in hard-hitting remarks has lashed out at “superman” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for making a “mess” of the ...
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Wings have fallen off our plane: Rahul on India’s economy ‘mess’

New Delhi, Sep 27 : The Congress, led by party Vice President Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday launched a frontal attack on the Modi government over the state of ...
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‘Some problems’ with economy, but only temporary: Gadkari

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday acknowledged that there were “some problems” with the economy but assured that Prime ...
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Chidamabaram son’s assets worth over Rs 1 cr attached

New Delhi, Sep 25 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has attached Rs 1.16-crore worth of assets belonging to Congress leader P. Chidambaram’s son Karti ...
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Amit Shah lauds economy, attacks Rahul

New Delhi, Sep 25 : Amid concerns over slowing economic growth, BJP President Amit Shah on Monday lauded the government’s efforts to boost the economy and hailed its ...
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Mukul Roy announces decision to quit Trinamool

Kolkata, Sep 25 : Senior Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy, once the right hand man of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on Monday announced his decision to quit the ...
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Arvind Subramanian to continue as CEA, gets 1-yr extension

New Delhi, Sep 23 : Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Srubramanian, whose term was due to end in October, has been given an extension of one year, the ...
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EC to use 75,000 VVPAT machines in Gujarat polls

Gandhinagar, Sep 22 : Gujarat, which goes to the polls this year-end, will be among the two states where as many as 75,000 verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) ...
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TN Speaker disqualifies 18 AIADMK MLAs

Chennai, Sep 18 : Eighteen AIADMK legislators loyal to sidelined Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran have been disqualified under the anti-defection law by the Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, ...
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Sena criticises Modi’s bullet train project

Mumbai, Sep 14 : Severely criticising the Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, ruling NDA ally Shiv Sena on Thursday dismissed it as Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “expensive dream” which ...
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Strategic partnership with Afghanistan article of faith for India: Sushma

New Delhi, Sep 11 : Indias strategic partnership and friendship with Afghanistan is an “article of faith” for it and “not just another relationship, but a spiritual and ...
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No anti-incumbency, intolerance, cow no issues: MP Chief Minister

New Delhi, Sep 10 : Seeking a hat-trick of election victories, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is confident he suffers from no anti-incumbency against his government ...
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‘Reds’ whitewash JNUSU election

New Delhi, Sep 10 : Left-unity made a clean sweep in the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) polls on Sunday grabbing all four seats for the central ...
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Direct tax payers doubled in 3 years: Shah

New Delhi, Sep 9 : Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said the number of total direct tax payers has doubled in the last three years ...
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Rajnath Singh on four-day J&K visit

Srinagar, Sep 9 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh who arrives here on Saturday on a four-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir will meet Governor N.N. Vohra, Chief ...
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BJP finalises poll strategies for non-BJP ruled NE states

Agartala, Sep 6 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah has finalised the party’s strategies for three poll-bound non-BJP ruled northeastern states — Tripura, Meghalaya and Mizoram, ...
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India, Myanmar sign 11 agreements

Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 6 : With New Delhi’s increasing emphasis on its Act East Policy, India and Myanmar on Wednesday signed 11 agreements, including one on maritime ...
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BJP’s ideology is to crush dissent: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 6 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of silencing dissent, saying it was a part of their ...
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Water management to decide future elections: NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi, Sep 5 : Management of water resources will decide future elections in states as it is the “most critical” issue facing the country, NITI Aayog CEO ...
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BJP’ll soon come to power in all northeastern states: Rijiju

New Delhi, Sep 5 : Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will soon come to power in all ...
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Five gainers, five losers in Modi’s latest Cabinet reshuffle

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest Cabinet reshuffle is not just a matter of surprise but a serious pointer to the new churning taking place within the Bharatiya Janata ...
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Demonetisation beneficial in the long term: RSS

Vrindavan, Sep 4 : India has emerged from the shocks of the demonetisation exercise and has realised that it will be beneficial in the long-term, the RSS said ...
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Centre admitting its failure by dropping ministers: Congress

New Delhi, Sep 3 : The Narendra Modi government has by dropping ministers from the Union Cabinet admitted its “gigantic failure”, Congress leader Manish Tewari said on Sunday. ...
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DMK will not come to power through back door: Stalin

Mumbai, Sep 2 : DMK Working President M.K. Stalin asserted on Saturday that his party would never come to power in Tamil Nadu through the “back door” despite ...
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Yasin Malik arrested

Srinagar, Sep 1 : Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here on Friday. Malik and an associate, Bashir Ahmad, were taken into ...
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Congress seeks white paper on economy

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Congress on Friday demanded a white paper on economy after GDP growth fell to 5.7 per cent and called Prime Minister Narendra ...
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Modi cabinet reshuffle on Sunday

New Delhi, Sep 1 : A reshuffle of the union council of ministers headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will take place on Sunday morning. Sources said the ...
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Rajiv Kumar takes charge as NITI Aayog Vice Chairman

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Rajiv Kumar, who took over as Vice Chairman of NITI Aayog on Friday, rejected criticism that demonetisation was responsible for the fall in ...
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SC to hold final hearing in Bofors case in October

New Delhi, Sep 1 : The Supreme Court is likely to hear in October a plea seeking the restoration of charges against UK-based Hinduja brothers for their alleged ...
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All seven parliamentary secretaries in Mizoram quit

Aizawl, Sep 1 : More than a month after Supreme Court declared void the Assam government act that allowed appointment of parliamentary secretaries, equivalent to the status of ...
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Why Radha Mohan should be dropped, and Suresh Prabhu continue as Railways Minister!

One hopes that the Cabinet reshfulle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not spring surprise but comes as a part of well-thought out political strategy ahead of the ...
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Rudy resigns as union minister, more offer to quit

New Delhi, Sep 1 : Minister of State for Skill Development Rajeev Pratap Rudy on Thursday night resigned from the Union Council of Ministers, while six others are ...
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BJP government may disband NGT: Jairam Ramesh

Shillong, Aug 30 : Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Wednesday said the Modi government was mulling to disband the National Green Tribunal (NGT). “We are going through difficult ...
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Seven-eight eastern states holding India back: NITI Aayog CEO

New Delhi, Aug 30 : Seven to eight states in eastern India are responsible for “holding back” the nation and there is a need to name and shame ...
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Whatever we did was right: Khattar on calls for resignation

New Delhi, Aug 30 : Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday rejected the Oppositions calls for his resignation in the wake of the Dera Sacha Sauda ...
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BJP wins both assembly seats in Goa bypoll

Panaji, Aug 28, The BJP on Monday won both the Panaji and Valpoi assembly seats in Goa in the latest round of by-polls. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar won ...
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BJP leads in Goa assembly by-polls

Panaji, Aug 28, The BJP is leading in Goa’s two assembly constituencies, Panaji and Valpoi, at the end of the first round of vote counting, election officials said. ...
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Mann Ki Baat: Modi condemns violence

New Delhi, Aug 27, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said no one has the right to violate law and order in the name of faith, in an ...
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Nepal-India defence cooperation interdependent: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that defence cooperation between India and Nepal is important to keep borders of the two countries ...
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‘Lalu’s benami property must be confiscated for opening orphanages’

Patna, Aug 24 : Faced with opposition RJD’s aggressive posture over the Srijan scam, Bihar’s ruling JD-U on Thursday demanded that RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family’s ...
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PM should see that ‘creamy layer’ concept is not defeated: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 24 : The Congress on Wednesday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ensure that after the “creamy layer” ceiling for OBC candidates was raised to ...
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Modi should sack Prabhu: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 23 : The Congress on Wednesday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should either sack Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu or accept his resignation over the ...
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BJP has failed to curb crime in UP: Mulayam

Lucknow, Aug 23 : Samajwadi Party mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to curb crime and maintain ...
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Shiv Sena accuses BJP of using ‘money & Muni’ to win civic polls

Mumbai, Aug 23 : Two days after the BJP swept the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC) elections, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused its ally of winning the polls ...
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Prabhu meets PM, takes ‘moral responsibility’ for accidents

New Delhi, Aug 23 : Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said on Wednesday that he took “full moral responsibility” for the railway accidents. Prabhu tweeted that he had met ...
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Will win Panaji by-poll with better margin: Parrikar

Panaji, Aug 23 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday expressed confidence of winning the Panaji parliamentary by-poll with a bigger margin as there was “virtually no ...
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Dinakaran faction wants new CM, PMK asks government to prove majority

Chennai, Aug 22 : The minor AIADMK group led by jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala’s nephew T.T.V. Dinakaran on Tuesday told Governor C.V. Rao that it wants the ...
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BJP activists throw rotten eggs at Kanhaiya Kumar in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug 22 : Nearly 100 BJP activists on Monday threw rotten eggs and staged a demonstration against Jawaharlal University student leader Kanhaiya Kumar calling him an IS ...
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AIADMK to meet to sack Sasikala as party chief

Chennai, Aug 21 : The AIADMK General Council will be convened to expel V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the late J. Jayalalithaa, as General Secretary, a senior ...
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Doklam issue will be resolved ‘very soon’, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Aug 21 : The Doklam border dispute between India and China will be resolved “very soon”, Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced on Monday. “India wants to ...
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Panneerselvam to be TN Deputy Chief Minister

Chennai, Aug 21 : Former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam will be sworn in Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister, it was announced on Monday. A Raj Bhavan announcement also ...
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AIADMK factions finally merge

Chennai, Aug 21 : The two factions of the AIADMK on Monday merged, six months after they split following the death of then Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa. Former ...
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CPI-M expresses concern over worsening situation in Bengal hills

Kokata, Aug 21 : Expressing concern over the worsening situation in the northern West Bengal hills, the CPI-M on Sunday warned the state’s Trinamool Congress government that things ...
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Will Modi opt for early general election?

The synchronisation of the next general election with the assembly polls of 2018 to set a pattern may not be the only reason why the Narendra Modi government ...
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Real JD-U is led by Sharad Yadav: Congress

New Delhi, Aug 17 : The faction led by Sharad Yadav is the “real” and secular JD-U while the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is ...
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IT issues fresh summons to Lalu’s daughter, son-in-law

New Delhi, Aug 17 : The Income Tax Department on Thursday issued fresh summons to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti and her husband ...
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Mehbooba Mufti welcomes Modi’s remarks on Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Tuesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day remarks on Kashmir. In his Red Fort speech ...
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Sonia calls for fighting communal forces

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday stressed the need for speaking in unison against separatism and terrorism as well as divisive and communal ...
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We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

Chennai, Aug 15 : Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption. “Till there is ...
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Himachal CM announces 4% DA hike

Shimla, Aug 15 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday announced a 4 per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for government employees and pensioners from ...
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No economic independence even after 70 years: Tripura CM

Agartala, Aug 15 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Tuesday said that though Indians attained independence 70 years ago, they were yet to gain economic independence due ...
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25 skill development centres in a year: Kejriwal’s I-Day promise

New Delhi, Aug 15 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday promised to open more than 25 skill development centres and fight dengue and chikungunya in the ...
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Hope Modi’s advise covers security forces too: Omar

Srinagar, Aug 15 : National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Tuesday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assertion that the Kashmir problem cannot be resolved by “abuse” and ...
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Separatists have no right to talk about Article 35A: Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Aug 14 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday said separatist leaders have no business talking about Article 35A as they do not ...
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GJM leaders seek to meet Rajnath on Sunday over Gorkhaland issue

New Delhi, Aug 13 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leaders are likely to meet Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Sunday to request him to consider formation ...
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Amit Shah invites Nitish to rejoin NDA

New Delhi, Aug 12 : BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that he has invited Janata Dal-United, the party’s new alliance partner in Bihar, to rejoin the ...
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Punjab lost Rs 2,500 cr advertising revenue under Akali rule: Sidhu

Chandigarh, Aug 12 : Continuing his campaign to expose the previous Shiromani Akali Dal-BJP rule in the state, Punjab Local Bodies and Tourism Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu alleged ...
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Sharad Yadav attacks Nitish, says ‘JD-U is my party too’

Patna, Aug 12 : As the JD-U decided to replace him as parliamentary party leader, senior leader Sharad Yadav on Saturday hit out at current JD-U president and ...
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Parrikar didn’t know about surgical strikes: Congress

Panaji, Aug 12 : Goa Congress president Shantaram Naik on Saturday alleged Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, when he was serving as Defence Minister, was not in the know ...
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Sena minister quits in Maharashtra, CM rejects resignation

Mumbai, Aug 12 : A day after Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced a probe against two cabinet colleagues for alleged corruption, Industries Minister Subhash Desai of ally Shiv ...
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Government has not written off any corporate loans: FM

New Delhi, Aug 11 : The government has not written off even a single rupee of corporate loan, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley told the Lok Sabha on Friday. ...
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Naidu sworn in as new Vice President

New Delhi, Aug 11 : M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday took oath as India’s new Vice President. Nominated by the ruling BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, he won the ...
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Punjab sand mining scam: Commission submits report

Chandigarh, Aug 10 : A one-man Commission headed by Justice (retired) J.S. Narang that probed a multi-crore sand mining auction scam in Punjab submitted its report to the ...
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‘Palaniswami-faction should remove Sasikala clan from AIADMK’

Chennai, Aug 10 : The AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami should remove jailed General Secretary V.K. Sasikala and her family members from the ...
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Congress reduced to 44 MLAs, how is it their victory: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 9 : Union Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal on Wednesday said that there was no reason for the Congress to be happy after Ahmed ...
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Patel wins Gujarat Rajya Sabha election

Gandhinagar, Aug 9 : In a jolt to BJP, Congress candidate Ahmed Patel on Wednesday scraped through to notch a victory in a bitterly-contested Rajya Sabha election against ...
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Rajya Sabha repeatedly adjourned over currency note row

New Delhi, Aug 8 : The Rajya Sabha was on Tuesday repeatedly adjourned over the issue of “two types” of currency notes. As soon as the House met, ...
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Congress, BJP spar over attack on Rahul in LS

New Delhi, Aug 8 : The Lok Sabha on Tuesday was disrupted and finally adjourned for the day after the Congress raised the issue of attack on Rahul ...
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Vaghela, 5 supporters vote against Ahmed in Gujarat RS polls

Gandhinagar, Aug 8 : Rebel Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela on Tuesday asserted that he had not voted for the official party nominee Ahmed Patel in the crucial Gujarat ...
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Polling begins for three RS seats in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Aug 8 : Polling for the crucial Rajya Sabha elections here in Gujarat began on Tuesday that will decide the fate of Congress chief Sonia Gandhi’s political ...
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Naidu will serve nation as diligent, dedicated VP: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that M. Venkaiah Naidu will serve the nation as diligent and dedicated Vice President after he ...
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Naidu elected new Vice President of India

New Delhi, Aug 5 : NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu was on Saturday elected as the country’s next Vice President, defeating opposition candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi – 516 votes ...
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Almost 100% voting to elect next Vice President

New Delhi, Aug 5 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his cabinet colleagues and opposition leaders including Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Saturday cast their votes ...
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Nagaland CM seeks disqualification of 10 NPF MLAs

Kohima, Aug 5 : Nagaland Chief Minister T. Zeliang on Saturday said he has sought the disqualification of 10 rebel Naga Peoples Front (NPF) MLAs from the state ...
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Voting to elect next Vice President begins

New Delhi, Aug 5 : MPs queued up outside Parliament House to elect the country’s next Vice President, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi being the first to cast ...
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Naidu all set to become next Vice President of India

New Delhi, Aug 4 : With numbers in favour, ruling NDA candidate M. Venkaiah Naidu is all set to become the second Vice President of India from RSS ...
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Rahul Gandhi booed, shown black flags in flood-hit north Gujarat

Dhanera (Banaskantha), Aug 4 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday faced hostile black-flag waving crowds shouting slogans in favour of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his ...
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TRS seeks GST exemption for welfare schemes

New Delhi, Aug 4 : Telangana Rashtra Samiti members created a ruckus in the Lok Sabha on Friday demanding Goods and Services Tax (GST) exemption for some of ...
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Meghalaya CM inducts two new ministers

Shillong, Aug 4 : A day after sacking two of his senior Cabinet Ministers for their “anti-party activities”, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Friday inducted two Congress legislators ...
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Tribal Garos demand ‘Garoland’, submit memorandum to PM

New Delhi, Aug 4 : The Garo Hills State Movement Committee (GHSMC) on Thursday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding creation of Garoland, to be ...
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SC refuses to stay NOTA in Gujarat RS election

New Delhi, Aug 3 : The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay an Election Commission notification to introduce the “None of the Above” (NOTA) option for the ...
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Pakistan, India conclude water talks in Washington

Washington, Aug 2 : Pakistan and India have concluded the much-delayed water talks in the US, raising hopes that they will avoid further tensions over an issue with ...
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US-India Strategic Partnership Forum to deepen India-US ties

New Delhi, Aug 2 : To further deepen business ties between India and the US, a new representative body called the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) is being ...
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Gujarat Congress moves SC against NOTA

New Delhi, Aug 2 : The Gujarat unit of the Congress on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the decision to introduce None of the Above (NOTA) option ...
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IT recovers Rs 5 cr from Karnataka minister’s house in Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 2 : The Income Tax Department on Wednesday recovered Rs 5 crore in cash from the residence of Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Shivakumar during its ...
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Congress cries foul over tax raids in Bengaluru

New Delhi, Aug 2 : The Congress on Wednesday accused the BJP of indulging in “political vendetta” after tax raids were carried out at a Karnataka minister’s residence ...
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Amid Doklam, India says partnership with US crucial for Indo-Pacific region

New Delhi, Aug 1 : Amid the standoff at Doklam and a reported transgression by Chinese troops in Uttarakhand, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India-US ...
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Government fleecing people over LPG: CPI-M

New Delhi, Aug 1 : The CPI-M on Tuesday accused the government of “fleecing the people” by deciding to raise the price of cooking gas cylinders by Rs ...
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Congress conspiring to not approve OBC Bill: BJP

New Delhi, Aug 1 : The BJP on Tuesday accused the Congress of hatching a conspiracy to not approve the bill to confer constitutional status on the Backward ...
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Chidambaram says government not serious about OBC Bill

New Delhi, July 31 : Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday accused the government of not being serious on passage of the constitution amendment bill that sought ...
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Modi hails Mahatma, says 2017-22 decisive for ‘New India’

New Delhi, July 30 : Hailing Mahatma Gandhi on the 75th year of the “Quit India” movement, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the next five years ...
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SP, BSP hit by political tremors, Akhilesh slams BJP

Lucknow, July 29 : After Bihar and Gujarat, convulsions were witnessed in the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party in Uttar Pradesh where four MLCs quit their parties ...
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Three SP legislators quit party; Amit Shah in Lucknow

Lucknow, July 29 : In a jolt to the Samajwadi Party, three of its legislators quit the party on Saturday, alleging suffocation within the party, even as BJP ...
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RTI can hinder officials giving advice on decisions: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 29 : The Indian Right to Information (RTI) Act can sometimes inhibit bureaucrats from giving their honest opinion during the process of decision making, Finance ...
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Forces fully equipped, shortages being expeditiously addressed: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 28 : Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured Parliament that the armed forces are “fully equipped” to face any contingency and any shortages in ...
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Nitish wins trust vote, opposition cries foul

Patna, July 28 : Two days after he dramatically embraced the BJP, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday proved his majority in the Bihar assembly while the RJD ...
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Bihar’s UNTOLD STORY: Jaitely scripted BJP’s grand Patna feat

Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) bloodless political coup in Bihar may be an act of surprise for the people of the world outside, but not to those who were ...
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Looking forward to working with Nitish: Modi

New Delhi, July 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar shortly after he took oath with the BJP as an alliance ...
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Rahul slams Nitish for aligning with BJP

New Delhi, July 27 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for ditching the Grand Alliance and joining hands with the ...
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Nitish Kumar sworn in as Bihar CM

Patna, July 27 : Nitish Kumar on Thursday took oath as Bihar Chief Minister with the Bharatiya Janata Party as a partner of his Janata Dal-United, within hours ...
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Nitish quits, says he can’t run Bihar coalition

Patna, July 26 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Wednesday he had quit in the interest of the state after failing to resolve a crisis plaguing ...
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Tejashwi won’t quit, RJD won’t rock alliance: Lalu

Patna, July 26 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on wednesday ruled out the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav even as it made it clear that ...
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India rejects OIC resolutions on Kashmir

New Delhi, July 26 : India on Tuesday said the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) has no locus standi on the country’s internal affairs after the 56-member body ...
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Arun Jaitley releases case study on GST

New Delhi, July 25 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday released a case study on the birth of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in India titled ...
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Collector admits to EVM ‘malfunction’ in RTI reply

Mumbai, July 22 : Despite claims to the contrary by the Election Commission of India (EC), a concrete instance of an electronic voting machine (EVM) “malfunction” in Maharashtra ...
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Time to make growth more inclusive: Governor Badnore

Chandigarh: Punjab Governor and UT Administrator VP Singh Badnore has emphasised the need for making development and growth process more inclusive. He is of the view that the ...
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Actively working towards clean political funding: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 22 : Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government was actively working towards providing a system of clean political funding. “When we deal ...
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Mamata daydreaming about dislodging Modi: Javadekar

Kolkata, July 22 : Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday lambasted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for her call to “dislodge” Prime Minister Narendra Modi and ...
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Rahul warns NDA government against distorting Constitution

Bengaluru, July 22 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday warned the ruling NDA government against distorting the Constitution and implementing the agenda of the RSS.S “The ...
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Vice President accepts Mayawati’s resignation from Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, July 20 : Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of BSP chief Mayawati after she gave a fresh letter. Mayawati had on ...
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Ram Nath Kovind elected new President of India

New Delhi, July 20 : National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind was on Thursday elected as the new President of India, securing a massive margin over ...
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Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, July 18 : Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati on Tuesday quit the Rajya Sabha, hours after she threatened to resign after she was stopped from speaking ...
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Mayawati threatens to resign from RS

New Delhi, July 18 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Tuesday threatened to resign from the Rajya Sabha after she was not allowed to raise in ...
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Irani gets I&B, Tomar Urban Development

New Delhi, July 18 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave the Information and Broadcasting portfolio to Smriti Irani, a day after M. Venkaiah Naidu, who was ...
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TN minister dares Kamal Haasan to join politics

Chennai, July 17 : With the ruling AIADMK continuing to target actor Kamal Haasan on Monday, opposition parties as well as former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam rallied around ...
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AgustaWestland: ED arrests Dubai-based company’s director

New Delhi, July 17 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday arrested the director of a Dubai-based company here in its ongoing probe in the Rs 3,600 crore ...
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Venkaiah Naidu is NDA’s vice presidential candidate

New Delhi, July 17 : Information and Broadcasting Minister and senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu has been nominated the ruling NDAs vice presidential candidate, BJP President Amit ...
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Voting in presidential election ends

New Delhi, July 17 : Voting to elect India’s 14th President ended at 5 p.m. on Monday in Parliament House and state assemblies across India with an overwhelming ...
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Voting for Meira to protest BJP’s ‘atrocities’: Mamata

Kolkata, July 17 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her party’s support for opposition presidential nominee Meira Kumar is a mark of protest against ...
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GST Council may go for more rate revisions

New Delhi, July 17 : The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Monday evening will hold a meeting through video-conferencing to discuss some rate revisions “which need ...
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Voting for 14th President of India begins

New Delhi, July 17 : Voting to elect the country’s 14th President began on Monday morning. All elected MPs and member of Legislative Assemblies are eligible to cast ...
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CPI-M wants women’s reservation bill in Parliament

New Delhi, July 16 : The CPI-M on Sunday said it will be near impossible to have discussion in Parliament on 16 bills proposed by the government and ...
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Congress to raise China, Kashmir, mob lynching in Parliament

New Delhi, July 16 : Ahead of Parliament’s monsoon session that begins on Monday, the Congress on Sunday said it would seek answers from the government over an ...
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Kovind campaigns for presidential poll in Maharashtra

Mumbai, July 15 : NDA’s candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday met legislators and parliamentarians from Maharashtra here seeking their support for Monday’s presidential election. Flanked by leaders ...
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Mehbooba meets Rajnath over Kashmir security situation

New Delhi, July 15 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday to discuss the security situation in the valley ...
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RTI on Modi, Manmohan’s foreign trips denied as ‘vague’

Lucknow, July 15 : The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has denied information on various expenses incurred in foreign trips by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his predecessor Manmohan ...
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Delhi Police files chargesheet against Dinakaran aide

New Delhi, July 14 : The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against AIADMK Deputy General Secretary T.T.V. Dinakaran’s aide Sukesh Chandershekhar in a bribery case. A ...
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Sonia speaks to Lalu, Nitish to save Bihar Grand Alliance

Patna, July 14 : Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday stepped into the political crisis dogging the ruling coalition in Bihar, as the JD-U stepped up pressure demanding ...
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MEA did not tell ministers there will be no withdrawal of troops: Sources

New Delhi, July 14 : Senior ministers were not told by the Ministry of External Affairs that there would be “no withdrawal” of Indian troops from Doklam, where ...
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Nagas losing trust in NPF: Neiphiu Rio

New Delhi, July 14 : As Nagaland’s political turmoil continues to deepen with Governor P.B. Acharya asking Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove majority in the state assembly, ...
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Rajnath, Sushma to brief opposition parties on China, Kashmir

New Delhi, July 14 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will on Friday brief opposition parties on the India-China standoff in Doklam and ...
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RSS top brass to discuss India’s security strategy

New Delhi, July 13 : Three-day long deliberations of Rashtriya Swayemsevak Sangh (RSS) in Jammu from July 14 to 22, which is happening for the first time in ...
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Kejriwal stopping MCD funds: Manoj Tiwari

New Delhi, July 13 : The BJP on Thursday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of stopping funds to the civic bodies in the city and said that ...
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Nitish didn’t sack Tejashwi Yadav to save his chair: Manjhi

New Delhi, July 13 : Hindustani Awam Morcha (Secular) President Jitan Ram Manjhi alleged on Thursday that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not sack his deputy, Tejashwi ...
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BJP President meets RSS leaders to discuss Vice President candidate

New Delhi, July 13 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Thursday met two senior RSS leaders Bhaiyyaji Joshi and Krishna Gopal to discuss the ruling ...
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Sushma Swaraj calls all-party meet on India-China border stand-off

New Delhi, July 13 : The government has called an all party meet on Friday on the stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border, government sources ...
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Grand Alliance intact, allegations a conspiracy: Tejashwi Yadav

Patna, July 12 : RJD leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said the state’s ruling Grand Alliance is intact, and called the corruption allegations ...
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Congress to protest over GST outside Parliament on July 18

New Delhi, July 12 : Congress on Tuesday said that it will stage a protest against Goods and Services Tax in its present format outside Parliament on July ...
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Amarinder meets PM, seeks support for industrial growth in Punjab

New Delhi: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s support for encouraging industrial development in the state to revive its economy and create ...
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Nagaland CM asked to prove majority before July 15

Kohima, July 11 : Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Tuesday asked Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu to prove his majority by July 15 in wake of the turbulence within ...
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Lalu records statement in fodder scam case

Ranchi, July 11 : RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad recorded his statement in a special CBI court here on Tuesday over the fodder scam case. ...
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Proposal for PM holding meeting on SYL

New Delhi, July 11 : The Punjab government on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that there was a proposal for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold a meeting over ...
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Congress demands decisive action against terrorism

New Delhi, July 11 : The Congress on Tuesday described the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims as “inhuman and barbaric” and slammed the Modi government for its failure to ...
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Gopalkrishna Gandhi is opposition candidate for Vice President

New Delhi, July 11 : Opposition parties on Tuesday named Gopalkrishna Gandhi as their candidate for the August 5 Vice Presidential election. Congress President Sonia Gandhi made the announcement ...
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Rahul did meet Chinese envoy, admits Congress

New Delhi, July 10 : After initially denying and calling it “fake news”, the Congress on Monday admitted that party Vice President Rahul Gandhi did meet the Chinese Ambassador ...
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Tejashwi Yadav will not resign, says RJD

Patna, July 10 : Bihar’s ruling RJD on Monday said that party leader and Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav will not resign and accused the BJP of conspiring to ...
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Why Kulbhushan Jadhav’s mother not given visa, asks Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, July 10 : India on Monday stepped up heat on the Kulbhushan Jadhav issue, with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj complaining that Pakistan was yet to give ...
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Security tightened along Haryana-Punjab border for INLD protest

Chandigarh, July 10 : Hundreds of personnel from central security forces and the Haryana Police were stationed along the Haryana-Punjab border on Monday in view of the road block ...
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INLD looks for political survival with blockade call, but will it help?

Chandigarh, July 9 : It has been over 13 years that Haryana’s Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) has been out in the wilderness. The party has tried every trick ...
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Political crisis in Nagaland, Zeliang stakes claims to power

Kohima, July 9 : Nagaland appeared headed for a fresh bout of political crisis with majority of the ruling Naga People’s Front legislators gunning for the ouster of Chief ...
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Bihar Congress leaders meet Lalu Prasad, extend support

Patna, July 8 : At a time when Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and JD-U have maintained a studied silence over CBI raids on RJD chief Lalu Prasad and ...
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Mamata accuses Centre of lack of cooperation

Kolkata, July 8 : Criticising the central government for “non-cooperation” with the state, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday alleged that timely deployment of the central reserve ...
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Congress members protest against Kiran Bedi in Puducherry

Puducherry, July 8 : Congress party members staged a protest against state Lt. Governor Kiran Bedi outside the Raj Bhavan here on Saturday. The DMK, VCK and two other ...
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ED conducts raid at Misa Bharti’s properties

New Delhi, July 8 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at three different places owned by RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an over ...
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We share German priorities, says Putin ahead of G20 summit

Berlin, July 7 : Russian President Vladimir Putin has addressed the German public directly ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg, writing an exclusive op-ed for the German newspaper ...
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Trinamool activists show black flag to Tripura Governor

Kolkata, July 7 : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy was shown black flag by Trinamool Congress activists on Thursday after he backed his West Bengal counterpart in the latter’s stand-off ...
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CBI raids Lalu, family members over railway tender

Patna, July 7 : The CBI on Friday carried out raids at the residences of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family members in connection with a new case ...
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Time to accelerate investment: Dr Sanjaya Baru

New Delhi: Former Media Adviser to former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and noted journalist Dr Sanjaya Baru feels that the growth of eight per cent is not ...
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Modi presents Netanyahu Jewish relics from Kerala

Tel Aviv, July 5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi presented his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu replicas of two sets of copper plates from Kerala that are part of the ...
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BJP trying to destabilize state governments: AAP

New Delhi, July 5  The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday accused the BJP of trying to destabilize governments in states ruled by other parties. Aam Aadmi Party ...
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Modi calls on Israeli President

Jerusalem, July 5 Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Israeli President Reuven Rivlin here on Wednesday, the second day of his three-day visit to Israel. “I am very ...
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India-China: Dangerous brinkmanship

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said very proudly during a visit to Russia last month that not a single bullet had been fired along the border between India and ...
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Captain reveals multiple ways to increase revenue in Punjab

Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday announced a significant increase in revenues in the first three months of this fiscal over the previous year, even ...
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Modi, leader of initiatives, set to take India to next level: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, July 4: Union Minister for Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is determined to ‘take India to the next level ...
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Trump slams Kim Jong-un after missile launch

Washington, July 4 US President Donald Trump has slammed Kim Jong-un in response to North Korea’s latest ballistic missile launch and warned him that South Korea and Japan’s ...
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National security going through turbulent times: Congress

New Delhi, July 3 : The Congress on Monday attacked the central government over national security, saying it was going through “turbulent times” and there had been a steep ...
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Agriculture, water management among focus areas in Modi’s Israel visit

New Delhi, July 3 : Though India and Israel share strong cooperation in the defence sector, it is areas like agriculture, water management, innovation and start-ups that are expected ...
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Khalistan hoardings in Punjab: BJP seeks action

Chandigarh, July 3 : With the Congress government in Punjab choosing to remain silent over the issue, the BJP has demanded immediate action against controversial hoardings seeking a ‘freedom ...
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JD-U not to attend Lalu rally

Patna, July 2 : Bihar’s ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) will not attend RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s “BJP hatao, desh bachao” rally here on August 27, a JD-U leader said ...
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Complaint over Amit Shah’s ‘illegal’ meeting at Goa airport

Panaji, July 2 : A day after BJP President Amit Shah addressed a party meeting at Goa’s Dabolim International Airport premises, a lawyer has filed a complaint alleging misuse ...
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Now, Puducherry aims to move courts for settling CM-LG power battle

New Delhi, July 2 : The Puducherry government plans to approach the courts to settle the issue of powers of the Chief Minister of the Union Territory vis-a-vis the ...
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India again seeks consular access to Jadhav, Ansari

New Delhi, July 1 : India on Saturday again sought consular access to its nationals Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged ...
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GST will help India compete with top global economies: Amit Shah

Panaji, July 1 : Implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) will boost India’s economy and help the nation compete with top global economies, BJP chief Amit Shah ...
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GST to impact micro, small and medium traders: Chidambaram

Chennai, July 1 : Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday said the Goods and Services Tax (GST) would severely affect micro, small and medium traders and the ...
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India, China should resolve tensions as per 2005 agreement: Anand Kumar

New Delhi, June 30 : Congress leader Anand Sharma on Friday said that India and China should try to defuse the current tensions by adhering to the 2005 agreement ...
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India of 2017 different from India of 1962: Jaitley

New Delhi, June 30 : The India of 2017 is different from the India of 1962, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, a day after China asked New ...
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Venkaiah Naidu urges Congress to join GST launch

New Delhi, June 30 : Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday again appealed to the Congress and other opposition parties to attend the midnight function in ...
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British PM wins confidence vote in Parliament

London, June 30 : British Prime Minister Theresa May narrowly won a confidence vote in parliament winning approval for the government program outlined last week by Queen Elizabeth II. ...
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When BJP leadership wanted to override Modi, Chouhan’s objection to GST

New Delhi, June 30 : Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday recalled his conversation with senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj in ...
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Congress to boycott GST rollout in Parliament

New Delhi, June 29 : The Congress announced on Thursday that it will boycott the Goods and Services Tax (GST) rollout in Parliament on Friday midnight. The decision was ...
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Modi visit shows India’s ‘subordinate role’ vis-a-vis US: CPI-M

New Delhi, June 29 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s latest visit to Washington “has confirmed the subordinate role India plays in the US-India strategic relationship”, the CPI-M has said. ...
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Mamata accuses Centre of fanning Darjeeling unrest

Kolkata, June 29 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the Centre of trying to fuel the ongoing unrest in the Darjeeling hills as well as ...
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No insecurity among minorities, says Naqvi

New Delhi, June 29 : Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi denied on Thursday that there was a sense of insecurity among the minorities in the ...
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Vice President’s election on August 5

New Delhi, June 29 : The Election Commission on Thursday announced that the election of India’s next Vice President will take place on August 5. The term of Vice ...
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Britain could suspend Northern Ireland autonomy

London, June 29 : British government on Wednesday warned that if parties in Northern Ireland’s devolved Parliament did not strike a deal and form a government soon, the region ...
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President summons Rajya Sabha for monsoon session

New Delhi, June 29 : President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha for monsoon session from July 17 and it is scheduled to conclude on August 11. “The ...
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PM Modi visiting Israel on July 4-6

New Delhi, June 28 : Israel on Wednesday said it warmly welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his visit – the first by an Indian Prime Minister – to ...
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HC notice to Punjab over move to allow liquor sale in hotels near highways

Chandigarh, June 28 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Punjab government after the state assembly passed an amendment to the state ...
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Kovind seeks support from PDP legislators

Srinagar, June 28 : National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday sought support from legislators of the ruling PDP in Jammu and Kashmir. Accompanied by ...
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US, India going to be substantially closer: American official

Washington, June 28 : The meeting between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sent a clear message around the world that ties bewteen the ...
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Jharkhand BJP calls meeting of tribal leaders to discuss land act amendments

Ranchi, June 28 : The ruling BJP in Jharkhand has called a meeting of tribal leaders on Thursday to discuss the amendments to the two contentious land acts that ...
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Mamata raises concern over GST roll-out from July 1

Kolkata, June 28 : Raising concern over the launch of Goods and Services Tax (GST) from July 1, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said the unnecessary ...
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Paswan seeks priority for SC, ST in Fair Price Shops allotment

New Delhi, June 28 : Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has asked states to give priority to Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) persons in allotment of ...
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Meira Kumar files nomination for Presidential poll

New Delhi, June 28 : Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday filed her nomination for the July 17 Presidential election. Opposition leaders, including from the Congress and Left, along ...
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Morcha holds rally in Darjeeling, burns GTA accord papers

Darjeeling, June 27 : In a bid to cut all ties with the West Bengal government and to protest the development board of the North Bengal hills, the Gorkha ...
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Meira Kumar to begin election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram

New Delhi, June 27 : Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday said she will start her election campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on June 30. “I feel ...
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Why should caste be an issue in presidential poll: Meira Kumar

New Delhi, June 27 : Opposition candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday wondered why caste should be an issue in the Presidential election, and lamented that for the first time ...
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Yogi completes 100 days as Uttar Pradesh CM

Lucknow, June 27 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday completed 100 days in office and said he was committed to the welfare of the farmers and ...
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India’s benefit lies in strong America: Modi

Washington, June 27 : India on Monday said that the best of its benefits lies with a strong and successful America even as the two sides reiterated cooperation in ...
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Congress seeks PM, Sushma statement on China move against pilgrims

New Delhi, June 27 : Congress on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj make a “comprehensive statement” on China’s move to stop ...
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Opposition’s presidential nominee Meira Kumar joins Twitter

New Delhi, June 26 : Opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar, who will file her nomination papers on Wednesday, the last day for filing nominations, joined social networking site Twitter ...
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Modi magic mesmerises Trump at White House

Newyork : There is something about Prime Minister Narendra Modi which makes special for every head of the state he meets during his foreign visit. This was amply reflected when ...
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Northern Ireland party to back May’s minority government

London, June 26 : British Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday reached a supply and confidence deal with Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP), enabling her to form a ...
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May hand over Goa illegal mining case to CBI: Parrikar

Panaji, June 26 : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday that the state government might hand over a Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam case to the Central ...
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Intolerance in the country, says Mamata

Kolkata, June 26 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said there is an environment of intolerance in the country and urged the people to stay united. ...
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BJP urges Centre to impose AFSPA in Tripura

Agartala, June 26 : Citing last week’s clashes with CPI-M workers, the BJP on Monday demanded the imposition of AFSPA in Tripura while the ruling Left accused it of ...
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GST will bring bring prices down: Parrikar

Panaji, June 26 : Implementation of GST will benefit the general consumer, as it will lessen the tax burden on goods, but in the early period of implentation, the ...
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Not a single blot of corruption against my government, says Modi

Washington, June 26 : Projecting his government’s success in the areas of fighting terror and graft, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that there has not been a single ...
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Kovind to meet MPs, MLAs in Kashmir on Wednesday

New Delhi, June 26 : NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will visit Srinagar on June 28 as part of his campaign for the July 17 President’s election, informed ...
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No country questioned India’s surgical strike: Modi

Washington, June 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi said no country has questioned India’s surgical strike against terrorist launchpads in Pakistan and “India has succeeded in telling the world ...
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Modi lauds Sushma Swaraj in US

Washington, June 26 : Speaking of change in the functioning of the Indian embassy everywhere, Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her pro-active actions ...
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Dream of developed India will be fulfilled: Modi tells Indian diaspora

Washington, June 26 : Addressing the Indian diaspora here as the “members of family”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised of a developed India in their lifetime. Interacting with the ...
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Mamata government hasn’t fulfilled GTA’s conditions: BJP

Kolkata, June 26 : Amid the ongoing agitation for the separate state of Gorkhaland in West Bengal’s hills, the BJP on Sunday alleged the Mamata Banerjee-led government has not ...
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Forty Two Years Ago – The Emergency

It has become customary for the critics of any Government in India to casually use an expression “Undeclared Emergency”.  Those making these exaggerated comments need to introspect their ...
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Sushma targets Meira Kumar using old video, news report

New Delhi, June 25 : Ahead of the presidential election, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday targeted former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar using a 2013 video of ...
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Jharkhand Governor returns contentions land act amendments

Ranchi, June 25 : Jharkhand Governor Draupdi Murmu on Sunday returned the contentious amendment bills for making changes to two land acts, which had been lying with her office ...
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Taking India’s Portugal engagement beyond rhetoric a la Modi

India and Portugal share a historical bonding. As result, the countries always strive to take their bilateral ties to new heights of success every single day. Past experience ...
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Modi lauds villages for becoming free of open defecation

New Delhi, June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised two villages in Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open ...
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Modi recalls Emergency as darkest time

New Delhi, June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday recalled the Emergency imposed on the country 42 years ago on June 25, and said it was the ...
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Modi arrives in US

Washington, June 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here from Portugal on Sunday, on the second leg of his three-nation tour, that will also take him to the ...
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Tripura tribal party holds protests backing Gorkhaland

Agartala, June 24 : A Tripura tribal party organised rallies in 29 places across the state on Saturday to support the demand for a separate Gorkhaland state in West ...
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EC disqualifies MP Minister for paid news

New Delhi, June 24 : The Election Commission has disqualified Madhya Pradesh Irrigation Minister Narottam Mishra and barred him from contesting elections for three years for allegedly being involved ...
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Office of profit case: EC rejects AAP’s plea

New Delhi, June 24 : In a setback to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), the Election Commission (EC) has rejected pleas of 21 party legislators, who were appointed Parliamentary ...
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In divided SP, can Akhilesh ensure support for Opposition’s presidential pick?

Lucknow, June 24 : With the battle lines for presidency now clearly drawn between the ruling NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and the opposition parties’ Meira Kumar, it remains ...
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Teachers’ crisis becoming political hot potato in Tripura

Agartala, June 24 : Tripura’s Left Front government is facing an unprecedented shortage of teachers to run its 5,000 schools from the next academic year beginning in January. The ...
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Modi leaves for three-nation tour

New Delhi, June 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday left for Portugal, the first-leg of his three-nation tour that will also take him to the US and ...
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Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

New Delhi, June 23 : NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra ...
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Kovind to file nomination in Modi’s presence

New Delhi, June 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he will accompany NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination for the July 17 ...
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Meira Kumar is opposition Presidential candidate

New Delhi, June 22 : The opposition on Thursday announced it will field former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar against the NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election. ...
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Sikkim CM backs Gorkhaland demand

Gangtok, June 22 : Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has come out in support of the demand for a separate Gorkhaland, to be carved out of hill areas ...
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Power tariffs will not rise with GST, says Goyal

New Delhi, June 22 : Power tariffs will not rise after the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime gets implemented from July 1, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said ...
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AIADMK faction led by Panneerselvam to support Kovind

Chennai, June 22 : The AIADMK faction led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. The group said ...
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Opposition parties to meet over Presidential election

New Delhi, June 22 : Opposition parties will meet here on Thursday afternoon to decide their choice of candidate for the July 17 Presidential election, as scheduled earlier. The ...
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Major reshuffle in central bureaucracy, Gauba named new Home Secretary

New Delhi, June 22 : In a high level reshuffle, the government on Wednesday transferred 17 IAS officers, while announcing Urban Development Secretary Rajiv Gauba will be the next ...
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DTC to purchase 1,000 new buses

New Delhi, June 21 : Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday said that DTC will procure 1,000 new standard floor, non-AC buses and will also take care of ...
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RJD to decide on presidential candidate on Thursday

New Delhi, June 21 : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Wednesday welcomed its grand alliance partner JD-U’s decision to support NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and said ...
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GJM alleges ‘news blackout’, disruption in internet and mobile services

Darjeeling, June 21 : The GJM, which is spearheading the agitation for separate Gorkhaland state in the North Bengal hills, on Wednesday complained about “a blackout of news” in ...
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JD-U’s Kerala unit not to vote for Kovind

Thiruvananthapuram, June 21 : Amid speculation that the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is set to back NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, the party’s Kerala unit said on Wednesday that ...
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Karnataka waives crop loans of farmers from cooperatives

Bengaluru, June 21 : The Karnataka government on Wednesday decided to waive crop loans of up to Rs 50,000 availed by over 22 lakh farmers from cooperatives in the ...
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Manpreet’s unimpressive Punjab budget under Capt. Amarinder

There is nothing unusual about Punjab’s annual budget for 2017-18, which Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal presented in the state Assembly on June 20. Badal was the Finance ...
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Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

New Delhi, June 20 : The NDA’s Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, has resigned as the Governor of Bihar, it was announced on Tuesday. The resignation has come before ...
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Ten Things You Would Like To Know About Your New ‘President’ Ramnath Kovind

* A Dalit BJP leader from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, born on October 1, 1945 to farmer parents  , he belongs to Koli caste, which is a Mahadalit ...
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Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate

New Delhi, June 19 : Accusing the BJP of unilateralism, the Congress on Monday said opposition parties will meet on Thursday and decide their strategy regarding the Presidential polls. ...
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Shiv Sena non-committal on BJP Presidential candidate

Mumbai, June 19 : The Shiv Sena on Monday remained non-committal on whether or not it will support the BJPs nominee for the Presidential election, Ram Nath Kovind. Sena ...
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PMO behind trouble by Tripura tribal party, alleges CPI-M

Agartala, June 19 : The ruling CPI-M in Tripura on Monday claimed that a tribal based party is trying to create trouble ahead of next year’s assembly polls at ...
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CBI questions AAP Minister’s wife in money laundering case

New Delhi, June 19 : A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Monday questioned Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain’s wife in connection with allegations of money laundering. Reacting ...
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Ram Nath Kovind is NDA Presidential candidate

New Delhi, June 19 : Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind will be the Presidential candidate of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), BJP President Amit Shah announced here on ...
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French President Macron wins parliamentary election

Paris, June 19 : The Republic on the Move Party (LREM) led French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, won a large majority in the French Lower House of Parliament. ...
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Kejriwal vows probe into PWD corruption allegations

New Delhi, June 18 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday vowed to launch a probe into corruption allegations against the Public Works Department (PWD). Kejriwal remarks came ...
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Sack Delhi government, but don’t defame our minister: AAP

New Delhi, June 16 : The Aam Aadmi Party (AP) on Friday termed the recording of Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s statement by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) ...
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Modi to visit Portugal, Netherlands during US trip

New Delhi, June 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Portugal and The Netherlands on his way to and from the US trip on June 26 when he ...
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India, Pakistan asked to give their position to ICJ in Jadhav case

New Delhi, June 16 : India and Pakistan have been asked by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to give their respective position in the case relating to Kulbhushan ...
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Two more airlines bar TDP MP Reddy

New Delhi, June 16 : Two more airlines — AirAsia and Vistara — have barred TDP MP J.C. Diwakar Reddy, a day after he allegedly misbehaved with IndiGo staff ...
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MP farmers block national highways

Bhopal, June 16 : Farmers in Madhya Pradesh blocked the national highways passing through the state on Friday to press for loan waiver and remunerative prices for farm produce. ...
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CBI records Sisodia’s statement in Talk to AK programme scam

New Delhi, June 16 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday recorded Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s statement in connection with the Talk to AK programme ...
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Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia on Presidential polls

New Delhi, June 16 : Senior BJP leaders Rajnath Singh and M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday arrived at Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s residence for talks to reach a consensus ...
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CPI-M demands law giving right to farmers to sell at MSP

New Delhi, June 15 : The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has demanded a law giving farmers right to sell their produce at the Minimum Support Price (MSP) and ...
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GJM activists turn violent after police raid on party chief’s house

Darjeeling, June 15 : The West Bengal hills saw widespread violence on Thursday as irate Gorkha Janmukti Morcha supporters torched a police outpost and stoned security forces in angry ...
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Amit Shah to meet ‘opposing’ ally Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, June 15 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah will meet ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray with the main agenda of discussions likely to centre around ...
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Process for President’s election begins

New Delhi, June 14 : As the Election Commission on Wednesday set in motion the process to elect India’s 14th President, the Returning Officer for the presidential poll issued ...
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New Indian envoys to EU, Italy, Denmark named

New Delhi, June 14 : India has announced a number of new diplomatic appointments in its missions abroad, including envoys to the European Union, Italy and Denmark. Gaitri Issar ...
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Fresh unrest in Darjeeling amid indefinite shutdown

Darjeeling, June 13 : Amid the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) sponsored indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, fresh unrest broke out here on Tuesday as GJM supporters ...
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Process for President’s election kicks in on Wednesday

New Delhi, June 13 : The process for electing India’s 13th President will be set in motion formally on Wednesday when the Election Commission issues a notification paving the ...
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Saffron President for sure: Who is BJP’s best bet?

Battle lines for India’s Presidential polls have already been drawn. India looks all set to get its first Saffron occupant on the Raisina Hills, the seat of power. Numbers ...
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Failure to provide MSP responsible for farmers’ protest: Nitish

Patna, June 12 : Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday blamed the Narendra Modi-led central government’s failure to fulfil promise on the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for the ...
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Ruling AIADMK faction enacting drama: Panneerselvam

Chennai, June 12 : Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Monday accused the ruling AIADMK faction of enacting a drama and said he was disbanding the merger ...
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Sonia should apologise over Dikshit’s ‘gunda’ remarks: BJP

New Delhi, June 12 : The BJP on Monday demanded an apology from Congress President Sonia Gandhi over the remarks of party leader Sandeep Dikshit, who described Army chief ...
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BJP forms panel to consult parties on Presidential polls

New Delhi, June 12 : The BJP on Monday formed a three-member panel to hold consultations with political parties over a possible consensus candidate for the President’s post. Home ...
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Adityanath meets Modi, discusses development projects

New Delhi, June 12 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some Union Ministers regarding various development projects in his state. ...
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Presidential election: Opposition parties to meet on June 14

New Delhi, June 12 : Opposition parties will meet on June 14 to formally begin discussions on the presidential and vice presidential elections, sources said on Monday. Congress President ...
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Modi to ride on Rajni’s charm in South India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are all set to get South Indian cine superstar Rajnikant on their side to enable them to gain ...
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Shivraj Singh continues fast for 2nd day

Bhopal, June 11 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan continued his indefinite fast for peace in the state amid farmers’ agitation for the second day on Sunday. ...
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India’s progress incomplete unless J&K pulled out of misery: Mehbooba

Jammu, June 11 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti  said that the growth and progress of the country remains incomplete unless effective steps are taken to take ...
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Northern Ireland party agrees to May’s minority government

London, June 11 : Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) has reached an agreement in principle with UK Prime Minister Theresa May to support a Conservative minority government, the ...
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Voting underway for Goa panchayat polls

Panaji, June 11 : Voting for the 186 panchayats in Goa is underway on Sunday, with nearly 7.49 lakh voters eligible to cast their ballot in the coastal state. ...
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Will improve Railways infrastructure: Prabhu

Kolkata, June 10 : The government is focusing on improving the infrastructure of Indian Railways to make it more profitable, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday. “Indian ...
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Trinamool MLA seeks more time from CBI in Narada case

Kolkata, June 10 : Summoned by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with the Narada sting video probe, Trinamool Congress legislator Iqbal Ahmed on Saturday sought time ...
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Modi’s veiled message to Pakistan on terror at SCO

Astana (Kazakhstan), June 9 : Sharing the round table with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif amidst the ongoing India-Pakistan chill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called for coordinated ...
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GJM demands President’s Rule in Bengal

Darjeeling, June 9 : Amid a 12-hour shutdown in the north Bengal hills called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha, GJM chief Bimal Gurung on Friday blamed the Mamata Banerjee-led ...
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Congress MP from Telangana dies in Himachal

Shimla/Hyderabad, June 9 : Senior Congress leader from Telangana and Rajya Sabha member P. Palvai Govardhan Reddy died of a massive heart attack in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu town on ...
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Police won’t let AAP leaders into riot-hit Mandsaur

New Delhi/Mandsaur June 9 : An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) team on Friday left for Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur to meet the families of the farmers who were killed in ...
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UK election: Conservative Party fails to win majority

London, June 9 : UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s ruling Conservative Party has failed to win an overall majority in parliament, and the country is now set for a ...
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Polling stations open for UK general election

London, June 8 : Polling stations across Britain opened on Thursday for people to cast their vote in the UK general election. Voting began at 7 a.m. (local time) ...
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Deuba sworn in as Nepal PM, forms small Cabinet

Kathmandu, June 7 : Sher Bahadur Deuba was sworn in as the 40th Prime Minister of Nepal on Wednesday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari administered the oaths of office and ...
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Efforts at Grand Alliance will fail: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, June 7 : Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said the attempts to forge a Grand Alliance by the opposition parties against the BJP will fail ...
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EC to announce Presidential election date

New Delhi, June 7 : The Election Commission will on Wednesday evening announce the date for next month’s Presidential election. The announcement is expected to be made by Chief ...
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Modi government crushing voices of dissent: Congress

New Delhi, June 6 : The Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of “crushing voices of dissent” and attacked it over its performance in the last three years, ...
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Misa Bharti fined Rs 10,000 for not heeding IT summons

New Delhi, June 6 : The Income Tax department on Tuesday fined RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti Rs 10,000 for failing to appear before it in connection ...
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