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Mehbooba Mufti remains dedicated to her father’s peacemaking process
By calling for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to resume former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s open-hearted negotiations with Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has obliquely called Modi to account for his arrogant remark during a speech in Srinagar on 7 November last year that he did not need anyone’s advice The post Mehbooba Mufti remains dedicated to her father’s peacemaking process appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Vijay Rupani takes charge as new Gujarat CM, allocates portfolios to ministers
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday allocated portfolios to his Council of Ministers and kept the key home department with himself as he took charge of his new job. The post Vijay Rupani takes charge as new Gujarat CM, allocates portfolios to ministers appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Brand Bengaluru top priority, says Priyank Kharge, Karnataka tourism minister
At the age of 39, Priyank Kharge, minister for IT/BT and tourism in the Karnataka government is a man in a hurry. He has ambitious plans for his ministry and wants to leave a mark before the Assembly elections in two years. The post Brand Bengaluru top priority, says Priyank Kharge, Karnataka tourism minister appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Kalikho Pul: From humble beginnings to chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh
Former chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh and rebel congress leader Kalikho Pul's death on Tuesday morning shocked the political circles of the state. The post Kalikho Pul: From humble beginnings to chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Parliament Live: Oppn in Rajya Sabha calls for all-party meeting on Kashmir issue
All the political parties assured Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of extending their "full support" in smooth functioning of Parliament in the Monsoon Session. The post Parliament Live: Oppn in Rajya Sabha calls for all-party meeting on Kashmir issue appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Nitish Kumar on gau rakshaks, RSS and BJP: If you love gai, nilgai so much keep them at shakhas, says Bihar CM
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar launched a scathing attack on BJP and RSS saying if they love "the gai (cow) and the nilgai so much they should keep them at their shakhas". The post Nitish Kumar on gau rakshaks, RSS and BJP: If you love gai, nilgai so much keep them at shakhas, says Bihar CM appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Opposition hints at conspiracy over the detention of Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel
Opposition Left and Congress on Saturday slammed the brief detention of Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel at Delhi airport as a desperate attempt to hush up the Narada sting operation and save the culprits The post Opposition hints at conspiracy over the detention of Narada News CEO Mathew Samuel appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Man appears in court charged with murder after London knife attack
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LONDON A 19-year-old man appeared in court on Saturday charged with the murder of a U.S. woman during a knife attack in central London this week that left five others wounded, British media reported. The post Man appears in court charged with murder after London knife attack | Reuters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Spontaenous, less-filtered, no media interference: PM Modi’s townhall idea was a masterstroke
The technology-savvy Narendra Modi's first experience of a ‘townhall meeting’ with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at Menlo Park, California in September 2015 came handy for the Prime Minister on Saturday evening. The post Spontaenous, less-filtered, no media interference: PM Modi’s townhall idea was a masterstroke appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Must appreciate Vijay Rupani’s courage for ‘agreeing to steer a sinking ship’: Congress
In a left-handed compliment for Vijay Rupani after he was chosen as the new Chief Minister of Gujarat, Congress on Friday said one must "appreciate his courage for agreeing to steer a sinking ship". The post Must appreciate Vijay Rupani’s courage for ‘agreeing to steer a sinking ship’: Congress appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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PM Modi to connect with citizens via first townhall meet on 6 Aug
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reach out to citizens through his first-ever 'townhall' style event on 6 August. The post PM Modi to connect with citizens via first townhall meet on 6 Aug appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Delhi statehood or not, Arvind Kejriwal has been relegated to the role of mayor
The Delhi High Court ruled on Thursday that the lieutenant-governor is the administrative head of the National Capital Territory, and that’s it. Which means, Arvind Kejriwal had been pointlessly bashing heads with Najib Jung on issues such as services The post Delhi statehood or not, Arvind Kejriwal has been relegated to the role of mayor appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Arvind Kejriwal vs LG: High court verdict is slap on Delhi voters
It is a slap on Arvind Kejriwal's face, exulted his critics after the Delhi High Court's decision making Najeeb Jung the boss of Delhi. The slap is actually on the face of Delhi's voters. The post Arvind Kejriwal vs LG: High court verdict is slap on Delhi voters appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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GST battle looms: With states lobbying for higher rate, 1 April deadline is plain unrealistic
GSTN, which is confident of meeting the deadline, is just technology part. The question is how will Jailtey negotiate the political battle over the rate The post GST battle looms: With states lobbying for higher rate, 1 April deadline is plain unrealistic appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Parliament LIVE: We will try to implement GST as soon as possible, says FM Arun Jaitley
All the political parties assured Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of extending their "full support" in smooth functioning of Parliament in the Monsoon Session. The post Parliament LIVE: We will try to implement GST as soon as possible, says FM Arun Jaitley appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Subramanian Swamy silent on GST, says conflict between his scholarly commitment and party loyalty
Swamy would refrain from commenting on the merits of the GST legislation because of a conflict between his scholarly commitment to economics and loyalty to the party. The post Subramanian Swamy silent on GST, says conflict between his scholarly commitment and party loyalty appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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GST Bill: Here’s how the amendments changed the 2014 Bill
For the Bill to pass, it requires a special majority for as it is a Constitution Amendment Bill. At least 50% majority of the total membership in the House, and 2/3rds majority of all members present and voting have to approve it The post GST Bill: Here’s how the amendments changed the 2014 Bill appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Live: Bhagwant Mann told not to attend Parliament session for two more weeks
All the political parties assured Lok Speaker Sumitra Mahajan of extending their "full support" in smooth functioning of Parliament in the Monsoon Session. The post Live: Bhagwant Mann told not to attend Parliament session for two more weeks appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Sonia Gandhi arrives in Varanasi to launch Congress’ UP campaign
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will lead a roadshow in Varanasi on Tuesday to kickstart the party’s campaign for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh elections. The post Sonia Gandhi arrives in Varanasi to launch Congress’ UP campaign appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Sacrificing ‘scapegoat’ Anandiben Patel won’t save BJP, says Rahul Gandhi
A day after Anandiben Patel decided to step down as Chief Minister, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said making her a "scapegoat" would not save the BJP in Gujarat, as the 13-year Narendra Modi rule in the state was responsible for its "burning" The post Sacrificing ‘scapegoat’ Anandiben Patel won’t save BJP, says Rahul Gandhi appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Shanti Bhushan alleges AAP to have become a ‘one man party’
Former Union minister Shanti Bhushan alleged that AAP has become a "one-man party" with a single-point agenda of bad-mouthing Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The post Shanti Bhushan alleges AAP to have become a ‘one man party’ appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Aamir Khan row: Manohar Parrikar, social media and art of spinning a yarn
There could be arguments about whether or not Parrikar should have refrained from raking up an old topic but the narrative of him being complicit in influencing the e-commerce firm's decision is certainly dubious. The post Aamir Khan row: Manohar Parrikar, social media and art of spinning a yarn appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to launch new political party by 2 October
Swaraj Abhiyan leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan have announced they're launching a new political party by 2 October, even as they hit out at Aam Aadmi Party The post Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan to launch new political party by 2 October appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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TDP will pressure NDA government over granting special status to Andhra Pradesh
After hinting at reviewing ties with the NDA over special status to Andhra Pradesh, the Telugu Desam Party has softened its stand and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi to implement the AP Reorganisation Act in letter and spirit The post TDP will pressure NDA government over granting special status to Andhra Pradesh appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Congress has “divorced” its ideology: Amit Shah
Taking a dig at Congress over dynasty politics, he said everybody knows who will be its next president but nobody can say who will succeed him in BJP. The post Congress has “divorced” its ideology: Amit Shah appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Mayawati accuses Ramdas Athawale of ‘harming’ Dalit interests
BSP president Mayawati on Saturday accused Union Minister Ramdas Athawale of playing into the hands of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi and "harming" the interests of Dalits. The post Mayawati accuses Ramdas Athawale of ‘harming’ Dalit interests appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh dies in Belgium, leaders condole death
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's son, Rakesh Siddaramaiah, died of multi-organ failure at a hospital in Belgium on Saturday, official sources said. The post Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah’s son Rakesh dies in Belgium, leaders condole death appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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