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Election Commission freezes AIADMK symbol
Chennai, March 22: After a bitter fight between Pannerselvam and Sasikala Natarajan factions of the AIADMK over the party's symbol, the election commission chose to freeze the AIADMK's two leaves symbol. In a late night verdict on Wednesday, the election commission [...]
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Read: Election Commission's order on AIADMK symbol row
Chennai, March 23: The election commission on Wednesday night decided to freeze the AIADMK's two leaves symbol ahead of the R K Nagar bypoll. This is the second dispute that came before the election commission with Samajwadi symbol row being the [...]
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Away from politics, PM Modi turns ‘poetic’; shares his best verses
New Delhi, March 22: After a busy election schedule, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took solace in poetry on the occasion of World Poetry Day celebrated on Tuesday. "On #WorldPoetryDay I congratulate all poets, budding & established for their efforts to popularise this [...]
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19 Maharashtra MLAs suspended for 'insulting the house'
Ten legislators of the Congress and 9 MLAs from the Nationalist Congress Party were suspended on Wednesday morning by the Maharashtra assembly speaker. Haribhau Bagde suspended 19 lawmakers from the INC and NCP till December 31, accusing them of insulting the [...]
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CBSE introduces uniform assessment from Class VI to IX
The Central Board of Secondary Education on Tuesday released a circular, instructing schools to implement a uniform system of assessment, examination pattern and issuance of report cards for classes six to ninth also on the same pattern. The CBSE [...]
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Meat shops vandalised in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras
Even as BJP government began its crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses in Uttar Pradesh, a mob set several meat shops in UP's Hathras ablaze on Tuesday night. Suspected cow vigilantes set shops on fire and indulged in vandalism but police claim that [...]
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Ajmer blast case: Two get life imprisonment
The Special National Investigation Agency court on Monday sentenced two persons to life imprisonment after holding them guilty in the Ajmer blasts case. Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel were held guilty and ordered to undergo imprisonment for life. On [...]
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Mamata says SC order on Narada 'positive'
Kolkata, March 21: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ton Tuesday termed the Supreme Court ruling on the CBI probe into the Narada sting operation as a positive one. "Positive. Welcome," the Trinamool Congress supremo told reporters when asked [...]
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Giving up Defence Ministry big sacrifice by Parrikar: Goa BJP
Panaji, March 21: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar made a huge sacrifice by giving up the defence portfolio and choosing to govern the state, BJP spokesperson Nilesh Cabral said on Tuesday. Reacting to Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut's charge on [...]
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Minor earthquake hit NE India, parts of Bangladesh
Shillong, March 21: A minor earthquake was recorded in India's northeastern states and parts of Bangladesh on Tuesday night, an official said.However, there were no immediate reports of any casualties or damage to property. The quake, measuring 3.9 magnitude on the [...]
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Sushma Swaraj asks for report on 29 captive Indians in Saudi Arabia
New Delhi, March 21: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday sought a report from the Indian ambassador to Saudi Arabia on the 29 migrant workers held in captivity there after she was approached by Telangana minister K T Rama Rao. [...]
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Mahaghatbandan on the cards in Karnataka ahead of 2018?
The assembly elections in Karnataka are almost a year away but political calculations for the same have already begun. If the April 9 bypoll in Nanjangud and Gundlept is anything to go by, a mahaghatbandhan is a possibility between the Congress [...]
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Mining baron Sekhar Reddy arrested, remanded in judicial custody
The Enforcement Directorate has arrested mining baron Sekhar Reddy. He has been sent remanded in judiciary custody till March 28. Reddy was arrested just a few days after a CBI court had granted him bail. The Enforcement Directorate will [...]
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‘When condoms are tax free, why not sanitary napkins?’ Congress MP Sushmita asks
New Delhi, March 21: Silchar Congress Member of Parliament Sushmita Dev has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to make sanitary napkins tax free under the new Goods and Services Tax bill. In a petition on change.org, Dev says taxing sanitary napkins [...]
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PM Modi's letter ensures education to Muslim girl in Karnataka
A letter from the Prime Minister's office helped a girl from Mandya continue her higher education. B B Sara, an MBA student from Karnataka had written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for financial assistance to continue her studies. A reply from [...]
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath to meet Modi, Amit Shah
Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath will meet PM Narendra Modi in the Parliament, reports said on Tuesday. This will be the first meeting between Adityanath and Modi after the former took over as chief minister on Sunday. [...]
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In Pics: Indo-Nepal joint military exercise
Pithoragarh: The 11th edition of combined Indo-Nepal Batallion Military Exercise Surya Kiran XI, which began on March 7 under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command, concluded on Monday in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. The SURYA KIRAN series of training, which is [...]
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Senior advocate Anil Divan no more
Senior advocate, Anil Divan who represented Karnataka in the Cauvery waters matter passed away on Monday. He was 86. One of the most respected advocates, Divan started his legal practise in the Bombay High Court. Divan ha appeared in [...]
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Nine ministers in Goa get portfolios
Panaji, March 20: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday distributed portfolios among nine ministers, keeping crucial ones like Home for himself. The exercise is done ahead of the presentation of state budget on March 24, and four days after Parrikar [...]
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Sufi clerics recount Pak experience on return
New Delhi, March 20: The two Sufi clerics, Syed Asif Nizami and Nazim Ali Nizami from Delhi who had gone missing in Pakistan and were in the custody of Pakistan's intelligence agencies returned to India on Monday and met External Affairs [...]
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Bharatiya Mahila Bank to merge with SBI
New Delhi, March 20: The government on Monday said it has decided to merge the Bharatiya Mahila Bank with the State Bank of India to ensure greater banking services outreach to more women."The decision has been taken in view of the [...]
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Pakistani intruder handed over by BSF
Chandigarh, March 20: The BSF has handed over to Pakistan a Pakistani who crossed into India by mistake in the Ferozepur sector, BSF officials said on Monday. The Pakistani, aged around 50 years, was apprehended by BSF troopers on Sunday [...]
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Why Yogi's appointment as UP CM is a preemptive strike on a united opposition
The elevation of Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh took many by surprise. There were a lot of factors that went into Yogi being appointed as the CM. The vote share of the BJP in the recently concluded assembly [...]
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Yogi joins the bachelor's club of chief ministers
Yogi Adityanath is the talk of the town and interestingly he is the new member in the bachelor's club of chief ministers. The 44 year old 5 time MP joins the likes of Trivendra Singh Rawat, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand among [...]
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UP CM: How Manoj Sinha lost the race
On Saturday, almost all in the media had declared that Manoj Sinha would be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The union minister even gave several indications when he visited two major temples on Saturday morning. However according to BJP [...]
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From Hindutva poster boy to moderate reformer: BJP plans image makeover for Yogi Adityanath?
Lucknow, March 20: As soon as the Bharatiya Janata Party announced the name of 44-year-old priest-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, the saffron party faced severe criticism for selecting a man known for his anti-minority [...]
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Here is how Pakistan reported Yogi Adityanath's elevation as UP CM
Hindutva unmasked: Yogi Adityanath, BJP's most strident face, will be its chief minister in UP. This is how the Dawn newspaper in Pakistan reported the appointment of Yogi as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. The Dawn however used a report [...]
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Hard negotiations: How the Jat agitation was put off
Life would have been thrown completely out of gear had the Jat agitators decided to go ahead with their march to New Delhi. There was a momentum growing and the agitation threatened to be a repeat of 1988 when lakhs of [...]
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