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JD(U) to review its stand on demonetisation after 24 January
JD(U) on Sunday said it would review its stand on demonetisation after 24 January, fuelling speculation about the party's stand on the issue. The post JD(U) to review its stand on demonetisation after 24 January appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Samajwadi Party feud: I am still the national party president, asserts Mulayam Singh Yadav
Flanked by Amar Singh and brother Shivpal Yadav, Mulayam sought to appear unyielding when it came to conceding the party president's post to his son Akhilesh. The post Samajwadi Party feud: I am still the national party president, asserts Mulayam Singh Yadav appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2017: Fielding candidates for all 403 seats, says Congress
Despite talks of alliance with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Congress on Sunday said it was going ahead with preparations for fielding candidates in all 403 assembly seats in the state. The post Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2017: Fielding candidates for all 403 seats, says Congress appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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PM Narendra Modi has taken people’s money like a ‘pickpocket’: Sitaram Yechury
In a stinging attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday alleged that he had taken away the money of people like a "pickpocket" and contested the claim about economic growth not being affected much. The post PM Narendra Modi has taken people’s money like a ‘pickpocket’: Sitaram Yechury appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Election 2017: RSS appeals to voters to not vote on caste basis
Lamenting that differences due to caste are deep in our country, the RSS pointsman for BJP said discrimination on basis of caste is a social evil which has to be urgently eliminated. The post Election 2017: RSS appeals to voters to not vote on caste basis appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Election Commission seeks Centre’s response on Oppn protest over timing of Budget
Election Commission has sought the Centre's response on their objection to presenting the budget on 1 February before the Assembly polls to five states. The post Election Commission seeks Centre’s response on Oppn protest over timing of Budget appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tasaduq joins PDP on late father’s first death anniversary
Tasaduq Mufti, the son of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today joined the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at a function to commemorate his father's first death anniversary. The post Mehbooba Mufti’s brother Tasaduq joins PDP on late father’s first death anniversary appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Tassaduq Hussain Mufti has a tough road ahead to live upto his father’s legacy in PDP
The junior Mufti is likely to fight his first political first electoral battle from the south Kashmir’s Anantnag parliamentary constituency, which has fallen vacant after his sister Mehbooba was sworn in as chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir. The post Tassaduq Hussain Mufti has a tough road ahead to live upto his father’s legacy in PDP appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Serving poor is like serving God, says Modi, as BJP’s two-day executive meet ends
Playing the pro-poor card, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said they are the focus of his government and projected demonetisation as a long-term tool to fight black money and corruption to improve their lives The post Serving poor is like serving God, says Modi, as BJP’s two-day executive meet ends appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Don’t postpone Budget, instead pay heed to President’s words, caution experts, market watchers
The government can do a lot to mitigate the sufferings of the poor people of India even if it doesn't advance the Budget to 1 February The post Don’t postpone Budget, instead pay heed to President’s words, caution experts, market watchers appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Demonetisation: Mamata seeks Modi’s ouster, seeks ‘national govt’ under Advani
The TMC supremo, who has declared an all-out war against the Modi dispensation over demonetisation and arrest of her party MPs in chit fund scam sought President Pranab Mukherjee's intervention to "save the country from Narendra Modi". The post Demonetisation: Mamata seeks Modi’s ouster, seeks ‘national govt’ under Advani appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Akhilesh enjoys support of maximum MLAs but won’t approach EC yet, says Ramgopal Yadav
With efforts on for a rapprochement between Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh, the CM's loyalist Ramgopal Yadav has adopted a wait-and-watch policy by deciding against going to EC with a list of supporters The post Akhilesh enjoys support of maximum MLAs but won’t approach EC yet, says Ramgopal Yadav appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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PM Narendra Modi should start dialogue to ensure peace in Kashmir: Congress
Congress on Wednesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ensure that the situation in the Valley is brought under control before "talking about other things" like Balochistan. The post PM Narendra Modi should start dialogue to ensure peace in Kashmir: Congress appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Raosaheb Danve on shaky turf as juniors, top brass ignore Maharashtra BJP chief
Danve was unaware of the 'atal bandhan' programme the Mumbai city unit had launched, indicating that the state unit chief was not kept in the loop. The post Raosaheb Danve on shaky turf as juniors, top brass ignore Maharashtra BJP chief appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Why AMU’s affidavit against Centre is counter-productive and harms Muslims more
It is no less ironic that AMU, in its Tuesday's affidavit, says AMU's "minority character means a lot for all the Muslims". The post Why AMU’s affidavit against Centre is counter-productive and harms Muslims more appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Narendra Modi’s speech gets Chief Justice Thakur’s thumbs down: Not done, My Lord!
Nothing would do better disservice to the institution of the apex court than the use of the CJI’s utterances to settle score in politics. The post Narendra Modi’s speech gets Chief Justice Thakur’s thumbs down: Not done, My Lord! appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Thank you PM Narendra Modi, for not launching new schemes in your Independence Day speech
one should really thank PM Modi is for not announcing yet another set of new fancy schemes or more ambitious targets embellished with catchy phrases. Modi has done enough of that in his previous two I-Day speeches The post Thank you PM Narendra Modi, for not launching new schemes in your Independence Day speech appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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After Assam, Bihar Assembly ratifies GST Bill
The Bihar assembly on Tuesday ratified the GST Constitution Amendment Bill which found support from the ruling coalition of JD-U, RJD and Congress as well as the BJP-led opposition. The post After Assam, Bihar Assembly ratifies GST Bill appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Why is Balochistan important? Let’s revisit the tale of the Durand Line
On Monday, India's 70th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke from the ramparts of the Red Fort. In his lengthy speech, Modi signalled a hardening stance against Pakistan and raised the issue of Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). The post Why is Balochistan important? Let’s revisit the tale of the Durand Line appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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PM Narendra Modi asks youth to shun violence, says India won’t bow to terror
Declaring that India will not bow before terrorism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the youth who have taken to violence to join the mainstream even as he brought up Pakistani atrocities on people of Baluchistan and PoK, saying that they have thanked him to do so. The post PM Narendra Modi asks youth to shun violence, says India won’t bow to terror appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Nitish Kumar announces development projects and schemes for the next five years on Independence day
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday announced a slew of development projects and schemed regarding the "seven resolves" adopted by his government for the next five years and said that rule of law prevailed in the state. The post Nitish Kumar announces development projects and schemes for the next five years on Independence day appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Omar Abdullah slams J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti over her Independence Day speech
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday hit out at incumbent Mehbooba Mufti for not owning up responsibility for the prevailing situation in the Kashmir Valley The post Omar Abdullah slams J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti over her Independence Day speech appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital after 11 days, advised rest
Congress president Sonia Gandhi was on Sunday discharged from a private hospital where she was undergoing treatment for dehydration, fever and a shoulder injury for the last 11 days. The post Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital after 11 days, advised rest appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Nitish Kumar’s regime is ‘super jungle raj’, alleges BJP
Rajya Sabha member and senior Bihar BJP leader Gopal Narain Singh on Saturday said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's regime is a "Super Jungle Raj". The post Nitish Kumar’s regime is ‘super jungle raj’, alleges BJP appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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‘Divisive’ approach of RSS is a ‘threat’ to India, says Digvijay Singh
RSS follows a "divisive" approach and it is a "threat" to India, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Friday said as he urged all "liberal" and modern-thinking people to come together to save the country from this "cancer" in a united manner. The post ‘Divisive’ approach of RSS is a ‘threat’ to India, says Digvijay Singh appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Lok Sabha unanimously passes resolution on Kashmir, appeals for peace
Voicing concern over prolonged curfew, violence and loss of lives in Kashmir, Lok Sabha on Friday unanimously passed a resolution, appealing for urgent steps to restore order and peace in the valley while asserting that there can be no compromise with the country's integrity and security. The post Lok Sabha unanimously passes resolution on Kashmir, appeals for peace appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Brijpal Teotia shot: Attack on BJP leader could be result of personal enmity, say cops
On Thursday senior BJP leader Brijpal Teotia, 54, and five others were seriously injured when over 100 rounds of fire were opened on their car near Ghaziabad. The post Brijpal Teotia shot: Attack on BJP leader could be result of personal enmity, say cops appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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Former Philippine Leader meets senior Chinese official to mend ties
Hong Kong, Former Philippine leader Fidel Ramos said on Friday that he had met with a senior Chinese official during a trip to Hong Kong aimed at improving ties between Manila and Beijing, with both sides working towards formal discussions. The post Former Philippine Leader meets senior Chinese official to mend ties appeared first on Firstpost. [...]
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