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Poll results destroyed ‘Modi magic theory’: Yashwant Sinha

Poll results destroyed ‘Modi magic theory’: Yashwant Sinha

Kolkata, Dec 12 :  Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Wednesday said the election results from three key states have destroyed the “untenable theory of the Modi magic” and hoped that the saffron party’s debacle would propel the opposition parties to bond better for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The BJP has lost three of […]

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Poll results mark ‘beginning of change’: Pawar

Poll results mark ‘beginning of change’: Pawar

Mumbai, Dec 12 :  The Assembly poll results in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh mark the “beginning of a change”, NCP chief Sharad Pawar said Wednesday, dubbing the outcome as “rejection” of the BJP-led government’s policies. Pawar, who turned 78 on Wednesday, said his party would support the Congress and also suggested the Samajwadi Party […]

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Poll results show yearning for ‘BJP-mukt’ regime: Sena

Poll results show yearning for ‘BJP-mukt’ regime: Sena

Mumbai, Dec 12 :  A day after the BJP received a poll drubbing in three Hindi heartland states, the Shiv Sena Wednesday said the election results indicate people’s desire to have a “BJP-free” establishment. The Sena, an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said people have brought “those flying in the […]

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Rape victims treated as ‘untouchables’, says SC; directs their identities be not disclosed

Rape victims treated as ‘untouchables’, says SC; directs their identities be not disclosed

New Delhi, Dec 11 :  The Supreme Court Tuesday said it was “unfortunate” that rape victims were being treated as “untouchables” in society while directing that names and identities of victims of rape and sexual assault should not be disclosed or revealed. A bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur directed the print and electronic […]

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Rahul’s high-octane campaign the clincher in Hindi heartland, says party

Rahul’s high-octane campaign the clincher in Hindi heartland, says party

New Delhi, Dec 11 :  While political analysts will debate in the coming days the reasons for the BJP’s setbacks in three Hindi heartland states, the Congress brain trust has an unambiguous  answer — Rahul Gandhi’s newfound campaign energy. Congress president Gandhi, once dubbed by critics as a “reluctant politician”, addressed 82 public rallies and […]

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Winter Session: PM urges political parties to take up issues of public interest

Winter Session: PM urges political parties to take up issues of public interest

New Delhi, Dec 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday urged all parties to utilise the Winter Session of Parliament for public interest rather than political interests. Speaking outside Parliament before the start of the session, the prime minister asked leaders of various political parties to participate in debates, discuss issues of public interest and work […]

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It’s beginning of end of Modi govt: Amarinder Singh

It’s beginning of end of Modi govt: Amarinder Singh

Chandigarh, Dec 11:  Terming the assembly poll results in three Hindi heartland states  as a mandate for the leadership of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday claimed that it was the “beginning of the end” of the Narendra Modi-led NDA government. The Chief Minister said the Congress’ performance showed that […]

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Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Pak over PaK minister’s presence

Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Pak over PaK minister’s presence

Islamabad, Dec 10 :  An official of the Indian High Commission in Pakistan staged a walkout of a SAARC meeting over the presence of a minister from Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) at the event, according to source here. Diplomat Shubham Singh, left the meeting to register India’s protest over the presence of PaK minister Chaudhary […]

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Mallya extradition case: Arthur Road Jail keeps high security cell ready

Mallya extradition case: Arthur Road Jail keeps high security cell ready

Mumbai, Dec 10 :  Authorities at the Arthur Road prison here have kept a high security cell ready for liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya if he is extradited from UK in connection with loan default cases against him in India, an official said Monday. Mallya, wanted in India on charges of fraud and money laundering amounting […]

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BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate’s name

BJP mocks Oppn meet, asks them to reveal PM candidate’s name

Kolkata, Dec 10 :  BJP national general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya has mocked the scheduled meeting of opposition parties in New Delhi on Monday, and said they should first declare a prime ministerial candidate before thinking of ousting the Narendra Modi government. In a major step towards forming an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party front, top opposition leaders […]