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Posters mentioning castes of leaders drags Cong into trouble

Posters of Congress leaders mentioning their castes has stirred controversy in Bihar. State BJP leaders criticised the Congress for playingcaste politics and demanded Election Commission to take note of these posters. BJP state spokesperson also asked Rahul Gandhi to apologize for playing castepo.....

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Mamata lauds Bengal people for rejecting bandh culture

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, who is in Italy, praised people of the state for rejecting the cultures of bandhs by not cooperating with the call made by BJP. Lauding her administration for foiling attempts of disrupting normal life, she said shutdown was a complete failure. She said parties to be ma.....

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“We can’t accept same sex marriage, LGBT” : Malaysian PM

Amid the persecution of LGBT community in the country, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohammad said same sex marriage and LGBT rights are not acceptable. “In Malaysia there are some things we cannot accept, even though it is seen as human rights in Western countries," PM said. There is growing .....

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Sushma to meet Pak foreign minister at UN Assembly

India agreed to Pakistan PM Imran Khan’s request for a meeting between the foreign ministers of the two countries. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the side-lines of the UN general Assembly session in New York next week. Official said it will be just.....

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Mamata Banerjee blames Metro works for bridge collapse

Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee blamed the ongoing Joka-BBD Metro project work because of which the Majherhat Bridge was collapsed. As the death toll rose to two, she said that the collapse might have happened because of the heavy vibration during the piling works of the metro project. Mamata also anno.....

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Woman member’s sexual accusation creates division in CPM

The sexual accusation of a woman member of DYFI in Kerala against a party MLA divided the party’s central leadership, reports said. General secretary Sitaram Yechury confirmed receiving a complaint and directing the party state committee to take action. But the politburo denied it claiming .....

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Tejashwi Yadav says 2019 poll to be Gandhi vs Godse

Talking about the grand opposition alliance against BJP led NDA, the RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said that the 2019 elections would be “Mandal, Ambedkar and Gandhi versus Godse and Golwalkar”. He said efforts are being made to bring all opposition parties on a platform against the NDA. .....

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Ivanka Trump identifies herself as First Daughter, advisor

When Ivanka Trump locked horns with journalist Bob Woodward, she declared her title to be at the White House. Bannon allegedly berated Ivanka during a staff meeting calling her just a staff. To this her reply was “I'm not a staffer! I'm the first daughter”. According to statem.....

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Cong calls Telangana CM Chandrasekhar Rao Modi’s puppet

The Congress in Telangana said that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao is unlikely to go ahead with idea of early poll as the PM Narendra Modi and the EC were not in favour of it. Calling Rao a puppet of PM Modi, the Congress said CM’s ‘remote control’ was with PM. There were reports of Rao.....

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BJP MLA’s son threatens to shoot Cong leader Scindia

Son of a BJP MLA in Madhya Pradesh threatened to shoot Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia if he dared to enter a village that falls under his mother’s constituency, reports said. The threat sparked an outrage in political circle forcing his mother to take him to police station. The threat.....

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Telangana may announce assembly dissolution tomorrow

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao may announce decision on the dissolution of the state assembly on Sunday. The move will allow Telangana to conduct state elections early, along with elections to four other states in December. The term of Rao’s TRS Govt is till May 2019. As per original sche.....

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Qatar may become an island due to Saudi’s canal plan

Saudi’s plan to dig a canal is likely to turn the Qatari peninsula into an island. A Saudi official has hinted that the kingdom was moving ahead with the canal plan. The canal would physically separate the Qatari peninsula from the Saudi mainland. The plan would open a new chapter in the 14.....

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Woman leader accuses J&K BJP of exploiting female members

Priya Jaral, a BJP member from Jammu and Kashmir, has spoken up against the alleged abuses against women in the party’s state unit. Jaral said male leders in the party try to exploit its women members. She alleged that there is no respect for women in the BJP’s J&K unit and the pa.....

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Kumaraswamy and Chandrababu discuss about anti-BJP front

TDP President and the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister M. Chandrababu Naidu held talks with Janata Dal (Secular) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in Vijaywada today. They discussed about stepping up the efforts to build up grand alliance ahead of 2019 elections.  Mr Kumaraswam.....

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Kumaraswamy and Chandrababu discuss about anti-BJP front

TDP President and the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister M. Chandrababu Naidu held talks with Janata Dal (Secular) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy in Vijaywada today. They discussed about stepping up the efforts to build up grand alliance ahead of 2019 elections.  Mr Kumaraswam.....

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For peaceful settlement needs peaceful content: India to Pak

India expressed its hope that the new Govt in Pakistan under Imran Khan will work for making the South Asian region a terror and violence free. Addressing a UN debate session, the Indian envoy reminded Pak that for a peaceful settlement needs a peaceful content in action. He reiterated that the U.....

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US warns India of sanctions if buys weapons from Russia

The US has warned India of sanctions if it buys weapons platforms from Russia. A US official quoted to have said that it would not guarantee special waiver for India if its proposal to buy new systems from Russia, including its S-400 long-range and surface-to-air missile. Under current US rules a.....

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Imran Khan government to propose to improve ties with India

The newly elected Prime Minister of Pakistan is preparing a proposal to find the resolution for the Kashmir problem, according to Shireen Mazari, Minister for Human Rights.  Ms. Mazari said that they will prepare a proposal within a week and circular it among the stake holders. She added a &.....

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Congress core group to discuss Rafale issue

A meeting of the newly formed core group of the Congress party headed by its president Rahul Gandhi will be convened to chalk out the strategy to step up offensive on Narendra Modi government on the Rafale issue. On conclusion of the meeting, the party leaders may join a protest march to the prim.....

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Maneka Gandhi wants girl abandoned in Spain back home India

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged Indian Ambassador to Spain to take necessary steps to take 13-year-old Indian girl back home to India. The girl had been adopted by Spanish couple but was abandoned because of the controversy over her age. Minister said the girl would b.....

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Five Crore people moved out of poverty says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacting with BJP office bearers in his constituency, Varanasi said that his government has moved five crore people out of the poverty line. He emphasised that his government is focussed to bring those left out into the mainstream. He said party workers must ensure.....

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MK Stalin to become DMK president

MK Stalin, the chosen political heir of M Karunanidhi, officially to become the president of DMK on Tuesday. He has been handling the party for the last year as his father’s health failing to ill. Stalin would be the second president of DMK after his father. M Karunanidhi led the party for .....

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Pak HR minister seek facilities for women in Punjab

Dr. Shireen Mazari, Pakistan Federal minister for human Rights, in a letter to Punjab CM Sardar Usman Bazdar, sought better facilities for women and deployment of female staff, including guards, in all the Darul Amans in the province. This step was taken to prevent abuse and manhandling of women .....

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UN report accuses Myanmar military genocide against Rohingya

The UN report has accused the Myanmar military of genocide against the Rohingya. The report found that the country’s military had an indisputable hand in war crimes and crimes against humanity against minorities across the country. It was also accused of carrying out sexual slavery, other f.....

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Trump scraps Nafta, announces new trade pact with Mexico

Trump has said he will strike a new trade deal with Mexico scrapping the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also threatened about a trade war with Canada. Trump also said it might be possible to make a deal involving all three countries, like the 24-year-old Nafta pact. Nafta reduced most tr.....

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China likely to scrap child policy due to lower birth rate

China is reportedly considering scrapping birth restrictions after it has been found that the 40 years planning has impacted the birth rate. The current policy that limits couples to have two children was relaxed from the infamous one-child policy that was in force from 1979. The report did not i.....

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China wants to delink contentious CPEC from Sino-India ties

China wanted to delink the economic corridor it is building in association with Pakistan through Pakistan-occupied Kashmir from Sino-India ties. The recent meetings between leaders of both India and China have strengthened the ties and given fresh impetus to the relationship, it said. China has r.....

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Those who gain maximum seats can claim for PM post: Pawar

The NCP chief Sharad Pawar said that any party that gains maximum seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls can claim the Prime Ministerial post. He expressed happiness over Rahul Gandhi’s refutation of ambitions of becoming PM. He wanted the opposition to work hard to remove BJP Govt. Pawar presse.....

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PMO wanted more liberal norms on Jio against HRD: Report

The difference of opinion is reported to have been erupted within the Govt over the selection of Jio Institute as Institutes of Eminence. Reports said even before the list was released HRD Ministry and Finance Ministry pushed for stringent norms over the institute while PMO insisted more liberal .....

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Respond only when RSS invites Rahul Gandhi: Congress

The Congress has made it clear that the party president did not get any invitation from RSS to attend an event in Delhi so far. It would respond only when Rahul Gandhi gets an invitation, the party said. RSS sources said that it would invite people from different ideologies for the event and it w.....

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More VVPAT to be used to match with EVMs from next polls: EC

The Election Commission said it would try to increase the number of VVPAT machines to match with EVMs in the coming elections. After several political parties’ expression of mistrust over the EVMs, the EC assured that the issue would be looked into with e expert inputs of Indian Statistical.....

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Sharad Pawar condemns the murders of rationalists

NCP Chief Sharad Pawar condemned the murders of four rationalists and said their acts as an attack on Indian secularism. He added such organisations must be taken to task who are responsible for the murders of journalists and writers. Speaking about upcoming general elections, he said all anti-BJ.....

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Ballot Papers a preferred choice, says Sharad Yadav

Former union minister Sharad Yadav has said that his party will hold a rally in Delhi to highlight growing concerns about EVM’s during elections. Although he did not press for the reintroduction of Ballot papers as the preferred system of voting, he said ballot system should return if the e.....

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AAP, Bureaucrats clash on appointment of public prosecutors

The AAP and the Delhi home department have disagreed on the appointment of special public prosecutors to handle the case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash. Home Minister Satyender Jain has turned down the request for the appointment of senior public prosecutors. He is insisting .....

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Atishi Marlena is AAP’s Lok Sabha candidate

The Aam Admi Party has named Atishi Marlena as one of its candidate from Delhi for the upcoming Lok Sabha Elections in 2019. Marlena is a former advisor to Delhi Education minister Manish Sisodia between July 2015 and April 2017. She will be operating from the newly inaugurated office of the Aam .....

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Cong alleges Rafale deal altered to benefit Modi’s friend

The Congress has decided to intensify the protest against the Rafale fighter aircraft deal despite being served a defamation case by Anil Ambani-led Reliance Group. The party reiterated that the deal was altered to benefit the industrial friend of PM Narendra Modi. It termed the deal as crony cap.....

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Pak raises objections over India’s hydroelectric projects

Pakistan will reportedly raise serious objections to India’s building of two hydroelectric projects. Pakistan has been raising reservations over the designs of the 1000MW Pakal Dul and 48MW Lower Kalnai projects on two different tributaries of river Chenab. The country asked India either to.....

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Nation out there to help flood hit Kerala: PM Narendra Modi

Pampering the anger irrupted over the rejection of Rs 700 cr aid from the UAE, the PM Narendra Modi said that the entire nation with Kerala. He said that 125 crore Indians, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, stand by them shoulder to shoulder to help the flood-hit Kerala. Everyone is endeavoring to con.....

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Manmohan writes to PM asking not to eliminate Nehru’s legacy

Manmohan Singh expressed serious concern over the Govt’s agenda to change the character of the Nehru Memorial Museum and the Teen Murti complex. In a letter to PM, Singh said Nehru belongs not just to Congress but to the entire nation. The Govt is planning to set up a museum for all PMs tha.....

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Govt’s ‘ad hoc’ policies push economy in dire straits: Cong

The Congress alleged that the BJP led Govt has pushed the Indian economy in dire straits. The BJP that tried to suppress 'back series' of a report on the GDP had attempted to distort it, it said. The GDP Back Series Report 2011, which was out this month, said economy recorded a 10.08% gro.....

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Fresh realignment is underway between RJD, RLSP in Bihar

A fresh realignment is underway in Bihar ahead of 2019 election as the Rashtriya Janata Dal agreeing to Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha's recipe of a "good kheer” remark. His comments can be seen in the backdrop of the fact that Yadavs, who comprise around 14%, are known for cattle.....

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Institutions are being torn apart in BJP rule, Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, addressing the members of Indian Overseas Congress, said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi insulted every Indian by saying no development has happened in India in the last 70 years. Mr. Gandhi alleged that Dalits, farmers, tribal people, minorities and the poo.....

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Time to forgive and forget, says Kumaraswamy

The Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy tweeted on Sunday for conciliation between Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and State Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh. The incident took place when the Defence Minister was addressing a press conference, when Mr Mahesh asked her to wrap up, citing time.....

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Rs 600 Crores only advance assistance to Kerala says, PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assured Kerala Governor P. Sathasivam that Rs 600 crore released by the Centre was only towards advance assistance and the state would get more funds from the National Disaster Response Fund. The Governor, who was in Delhi, apprised the Prime Minister about the pr.....

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Ahmad Khatami warns the US

Responding to the U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton’s statement that Washington would exert maximum pressure on Tehran going beyond economic sanctions, Ahmad Khatami, a senior Iranian cleric close to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told worshippers on Aug 22nd in Tehran: &quo.....

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Congress President Rahul Gandhi stresses the role of women

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing the gathering at Bucerius Summer School, said that Indian men do not view women in the country as equals and they should change their outlook towards women. He disagreed that “India was the most unsafe place for women.'' He added tha.....

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Rahul Gandhi appoints Ahmed Patel as the new treasurer

Congress President Rahul Gandhi has appointed Ahmed Patel as the new treasurer of the Congress party replacing Motilal Vora. Mr. Vora has been made AICC General Secretary Administration. Mr. Gandhi has also initiated other key changes in the party. Former Union Minister Anand Sharma replaces Kara.....

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Use of NOTA cannot be allowed in Rajya Sabha polls, says SC

A Supreme Court bench led by CJ of India Dipak Misra halted the use of NOTA option in the upcoming RS polls. The bench said that it was meant to be exercised in direct polls and not for the elections held by the system of proportional representation. The order has came on Tuesday against the peti.....

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Gopal Krishna Gandhi receives Sadbhavana award

While addressing a gathering after presenting the Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Award to former administrator, diplomat and Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi pointed out that "opening of economy and  closing of minds" is a dangerous mix. Former PM Manmohan Singh also spoke abou.....

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Case filed against Sidhu for hugging Pakistan Army Chief

A case has been filed in the court of Judicial Magistrate in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur against cricketer-turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu. Lawyer Sudhir Kumar Ojha has filed a case against Sidhu for hugging Pakistani Army Chief. The court has fixed August 24 as the date for next hearing. The .....

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Most likely to meet Kim Jong again, says Trump

The US president Donald Trump has said that he is most likely to meet North Korean President Kim Jong Un once again in an effort to convince the country to give up its nuclear weapons programme. He criticized China for not helping as it did in the past due to its trade dispute with the US. He ins.....

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Alphons says no to declare Kerala floods National Calamity

Union minister Alphons Kannanthanam has stated that there is no provision in law to declare the floods in Kerala as a National disaster. He chided the former Defence minister A K Antony and Congress President Rahul Gandhi for it. Earlier, Mr Antony had said that declaring the floods as a National.....

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Army to launch a massive transformative exercise

The army plans to launch massive exercise that will transform its forces. It is also reviewing reorganization, optimization, administrative downsizing and cadre of forces. The results will be discussed at the Army conference. It is considering the feasibility of raising a special brigade force to.....

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Trump accuses ‘Social Media' of engaging in censorship

President Trump has accused social media companies of limiting the free speech of Conservatives. He expressed that they were deliberately engaging in censorship. His remarks came 2 weeks after pages operated by Alex Jones a conservative supporter was taken down by the companies. Their inability t.....

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SAD to go alone in upcoming polls in Haryana

Sukhbir Singh Badal, the President of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) announced that his party would go alone in the Parliamentary and Assembly elections in Haryana. He said that his party is ready to take responsibility of working for the welfare of people of Haryana. He also added that id SAD was vot.....

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Afghanistan announces ceasefire with Taliban

The Afghanistan government has announced a ceasefire in the fighting with Taliban insurgence from Monday to mark the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. According to the President Ashraf Ghani, the cease fire will be conditional and it will continue as long as Taliban respects it. He made the announc.....

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Succession war brews in DMK after Karunanidhi's demise

The DMK working President M K Stalin said he would “not be cowed down” by any flutter and said he would overcome any challenge within or outside the party. He made these remarks in a letter to his party men. Mr. Stalin is embroiled in a succession battle with his estranged brother M K.....

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PM Modi visits Atal Bihari Vajpayee at AIIMS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited AIIMS in New Delhi to enquire the health condition of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The Indian Textile Minister Smriti Irani also visited the AIIMS hospital in the evening. Mr. Vajpayee is said to be admitted to the hospital for a routine checkup. He is a di.....

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Modi’s call to Imran is a good gesture for better ties: Pak

Referring to the PM Modi’s call to Imran Khan to congratulate him for his election victory, the Pakistan envoy to India said such gestures would strengthen the ties between India and Pak. Sohail Mahmood said that the next generations of the countries deserve a better future, marked by peace.....

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A son or daughter of India would go to space by 2022: Modi

Last four years the country witnessed a rapid developments with a new zeal, said the PM Narendra Modi addressing the nation on Independence Day. By 2022 when it completes 75 years of Independence, a son or daughter of India would go to space with a tricolor in their hands, he said. This is his fi.....

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Sena takes a jibe at BJP on proposed simultaneous polls

The Shiv Sena took a dig at the BJP on the proposed ‘One Nation one Poll.’ Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena’s Rajya Saba member stated how holding the Lok Sabha and Assembly polls simultaneously would benefit the nation. Mr. Raut said "You never know what will emerge out of the heads.....

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Rahul compares K Chandrashekar Rao to NDA

Congress President, Rahul Gandhi made a scathing attack on the Modi government and Telangana states ruling TRS. He was addressing a public meeting, on the outskirts of Hyderabad. Rahul Gandhi likened Telangana CM’s promise of giving two bedroom houses to everyone to that of Modi’s pro.....

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‘Trump’s anti-press remark is as an incitement of violence’

Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, who steps down as the UN HR commissioner, was quoted as said that Trump’s anti-press remark is “very close to incitement to violence”. It may lead to harm being inflicted on journalists and censoring themselves. Zeid, who began his tenure during Obam.....

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Reham Khan says marriage with Imran was a biggest mistake

Reham Khan, the ex-wife of Imran Khan, who does not miss any chance of hitting out at Pakistan’s PM designate said the marriage with Khan was a biggest mistake. The former BBC journalist said his marriage proposal was unexpected. She said there was no courtship between them before marriage......

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No external influence can change my roots, values: Modi

PM Narendra Modi said that no external influences could change his lineage, roots and values. He identifies his roots as his strength which was grounded to the mother earth. In an interview, Modi said that it was his work for the country that will be the BJP’s greatest achievement. “M.....

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Ex-LS speaker Somnath Chatterjee dies of cardiac arrest

Former speaker of Lok Sabha, Somnath Chatterjee breathed his last at a hospital in Kolkata. The 89 year old CPM veteran, who was suffering from kidney ailment, was put on ventilator after a cardiac arrest. Chatterjee, one of the longest-serving parliamentarians, was the speaker of 14th Lok Sabha .....

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Don’t fool people, lay down three achievements: Cong to Modi

Congress has urged the PM Narendra Modi to enumerate three big achievements of his Govt instead of boasting about hollow promises. It accused Modi of fooling people of the country with statistics on job creation. Congress said that while Modi says the Govt has given jobs to one crore people, his .....

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Amit Shah says alliance against BJP is not going to work out

Responding to the talk of forming a grand alliance against the BJP ahead of 2019 General Election, the BJP chief Amit Shah said it is not going to work out. Referring to the Congress and SP alliance, he said an alliance had failed in 2017 UP Assembly polls and the result came in favour of the BJP.....

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LJP to hold events to highlight Govt's pro-Dalit measures

The Ram Vilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party, which is an ally of the BJP, has said that it would reach out to the people to highlight the pro-Dalit measures taken by the NDA government. The party proposes to hold events in a number of states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Karnataka a.....

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Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera hits out at PM Modi

Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera stated that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi was hoodwinking the country by playing with the statistics of job creation. He was referring to an interview given by Prime Minister to a National Daily. Mr. Khera said that the Modi government has no major achievemen.....

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Kerala floods: Rajnath Singh lands in the state

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has reached Kerala to take an aerial survey to access the damage done by torrential rains. The deathtoll from rains and landslides reached 37. More than half of the 14 districts in Kerala have been put on high alert. Over 30,000 people have been sent to relief camps as.....

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Modi miffed at Opposition’s criticism of mob lynchings

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Opposition’s criticism of lynchings as ’travesty’. He was referring to mob attacks that have killed dozens across India. Data portal IndiaSpend says there were more than 30 deaths from nearly 70 lynching incidents since January 2017. The G.....

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Shashi Tharoor gives Doklam report to Sushma Swaraj to study

Chairman of the Standing Committee on External Affairs Shashi Tharoor  has given a report on the Doklam stand-off to Minister Sushma Swaraj to study before tabling it in Parliament. The Govt has certain objections to the draft and would suggest the panel to amend it if needed, sources said. .....

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CPM veteran Somnath Chatterjee’s health turns critical

The CPM veteran and ex-Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee is reportedly battling for his life in ventilator. His condition is critical now. He had earlier suffered a hemorrhagic stroke in June after which his health declined. One of the longest-serving parliamentarians, he was expelled from the.....

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Ivanka says no to white supremacy, racism, neo-nazism in US

Ivanka Trump, the White House adviser, said there is no place for white supremacy, racism and neo-nazism in the US. Her comment came on the anniversary of deadly unrest triggered by a white supremacist rally in Virginia. She condemned the display of hatred, racism, bigotry and violence. However, .....

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Ram Vilas Paswan attacks Congress chief Rahul Gandhi

Union Minister and LJP chief, Ram Vilas Paswan has questioned the Congress party’s intentions towards the marginalised sections. In a flurry of questions posed to Congress chief, Rahul Gandhi, he asked why there is no portrait of B.R Ambedkar in the Central Hall of the Parliament, and also .....

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Will uproot Mamata Banerjee Govt: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah today said his party would uproot the ruling Trinamool Congress Govt in West Bengal. He was addressing a huge public rally at Mayo Road organised by the Bharatiya Janata Yava Morcha.“We are here to uproot Mamata,” Shah said at the rally. He said BJP is not agai.....

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Modi urges students to ensure best ideas for India

Addressing the 56th annual convocation of IIT-B, the PM Narendra said that innovation is the buzz-word of 21st century. He asked students to make India the most attractive destination for innovation and enterprise. Invoking them to make innovation in India, he urged them to ensure that best ideas.....

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Amit Shah welcomed with ‘Go back’ posters in Kolkata

Posters asking the BJP to leave Bengal were erected in Kolkata in the wake of party’s chief Amit Shah’s arrival in the state. It is his first visit to the state since the release of Assam’s draft National Register of Citizens. Shah will address Yuva Swabhiman Samavesh rally in K.....

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Dalit group pours milk over Ambedkar’s statue to purify it

A group of Dalit lawyers in UP poured milk over the statue of Dr BR Ambedkar as a mark of purification, saying it became dirty after BJP’s state president garlanded it. They claimed that the BJP and RSS did not have any connection with Ambedkar but use him for their party’s promotion......

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Trump is a racist who uses N-word: Ex-White House staff

Omarosa Manigault Newman, the former prominent White House staff, has described Donald Trump as a racist, who used the N-word repeatedly. She has reportedly claimed of having evidences to prove his racial attitude. In her memoir, she said alleged Trump was caught on uttering the racial slur &ldqu.....

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Parliament session ends with no debate on triple talaq Bill

The opposition in Rajya Sabha blocked the Centre’s attempt to take up the triple talaq Bill to discussion. Opposition leaders made it clear that no Bill can be taken up in the House without discussion and allocation of time by the Business Advisory Committee beforehand. The Govt had to drop.....

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Vasundhara Raje Govt accused of suspending Internet services

The Apex Advisory Council for Telecom in India has accused Vasundhara Raje’s Govt in Rajasthan of misusing its power to suspend Internet services in the state. The advocacy group of Cellular Operators Association of India alleged it was against the Centre’s ambitious Digital India pro.....

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UK snubs India’s request, allows holding pro-Khalistan rally

The UK defended its decision to allow holding a pro-Khalistan rally in London on Aug 12. It said that people in UK are free to protest and demonstrate for their cause within the boundaries of the law. Having registered its opposition to the rally, India said it would be "separatists' act.....

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UK NGO acknowledges Vasundhara Raje as Digital CM

A UK-based NGO Apolitical has listed Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje as one among the world’s 100 most influential people in digital government. Her Govt is first in the country that implemented an integrated and unified e-governance using digital technology. Raje was awarded Chief Minister of.....

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US warns Russia of new sanction over nerve agent attack

The US said it will impose fresh sanctions on Russia after determining it used a nerve agent in the attack against a former Russian spy in Salisbury. The new sanctions will take effect on or around 22 Aug. It also warned of stringent measures including ceasing diplomatic ties and denying air righ.....

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RS Deputy Chairman: BJP, Cong claim of having support to win

With the support of the BJD, the BJP is confident about the victory of NDA candidate Harivansh Narayan Singh in the election for deputy chairman of Rajya Sabha. However, the Congress claimed that it has a support of 121 members. The House currently has 244 members and a candidate will need 123 vo.....

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EU asks members to defy US threat, boost trade with Iran

The EU has encouraged member states to continue trading with Tehran despite a US warning that urged companies to stop dealings with Iran. It also launched a “blocking statute”, designed to allow companies within the bloc to sue Trump administration, if they are adversely affected by U.....

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PM wants Govt to be remembered over steps on social justice

PM Narendra Modi wanted the Monsoon Session of the Parliament to be remembered with the Govt for its steps to establish social justice. To that extend, Modi urged fellow MPs to work hard to take credit of approving the constitutional status to National Commission for Backward Classes. He hailed G.....

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Maneka orders for social audit of 9000 shelters nationwide

Minister for Woman and Child Development Maneka Gandhi has urged the Child Right’s Commission to submit a social audit report of shelter homes across the country. The Minister wanted to ensure the 9000 shelters, where children by various reasons are lodged, are safe and secure. It is said t.....

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Tap the “rising tide of anger” against Modi: Rahul to Cong

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has urged his party leaders and workers to make the best of  the “rising tide of anger” against the BJP-led government. He told them to work hard to give the people an alternative to PM Narendra Modi’s “bogus promise of acche din.&rdquo.....

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Saudi Arabia suspends diplomatic, trade ties with Canada

Saudi Arabia's state airliner has suspended its direct flights to Toronto after Canada urged the kingdom to release the human rights activists. It expelled Canadian ambassador and suspended all trade links with Canada over the issue, which Saudi said was blatant interference. Canada maintaine.....

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Karunanidhi’s health deteriorates, under 24hrs observation

Former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi’s health condition has worsened because maintaining his vital organ functions continued to be a challenge due to his age, said the hospital authorities. Medical interventions over the next 24 hours will determine his prognosis, they said. Karunanidhi, now .....

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SC Judges oppose the low ranking given to KM Joseph

Justice KM Joseph will swear in on Tuesday as one of the newly recommended SC judges. However, SC is rocked by protests from several SC judges questioning the Justice KM Joseph's the seniority ranking of 39 given to him. His name was recommended before Justices Indira Banerjee and Vineet Shar.....

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Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar proposes

NCP chief Sharad Pawar proposed UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former PM H D Deve Gowda and himself as 3 senior leaders with “no ambition to become Prime Minister.” He felt they should unite against the Opposition, travelling throughout India to give confidence to the people, and provi.....

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BJP chief Amit Shah challenges Rahul Gandhi

BJP chief Amit Shah challenged Congress president Rahul Gandhi to make public his party’s stand on amended OBC bill before it is taken up for passage in the Rajya Sabha. Proposed legislation seeks to grant National Commission for Backward Classes a constitutional status on a par with Nation.....

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A growing angst in Jammu and Kashmir, no violence reported

A day after the SC hearing on whether Constitution Bench should go into the question of Article 35A, which empowers State legislature to define “permanent residents” and provide special rights and privileges to them, there has been a growing anxiety and unease in Jammu and Kashmir. No.....

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J&K shutdown: Amarnath Yatra suspended

Amarnath Yatra has been temporarily suspended due to the shut down called by Kashmir separatists. It is called to support Article 35A that gives special powers to the state legislature. The SC is about to hear a bunch of petitions challenging the validity of Article 35 A of the Constitution. Shut.....

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Shivraj Chouhan hits back at 'madaari' remark

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan slammed Congress' Kamal Nath for calling him a 'madaari'. "Yes, I am a madaari, who when plays his drum, the electricity bill comes down to zero. I am a 'madaari' who builds houses for poor, pays children's fee, who has vowed to.....

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Venezuelan Prez Maduro unhurt after assassination bid

Drones armed with explosives detonated near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro in an assassination attempt. This happened while he was delivering a speech to hundreds of soldiers being broadcast live on television. Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced after hearing .....

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Reservation won't ensure jobs, there are no jobs: Gadkari

Reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said. He said there is a "school of thought" that requires policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor in every community. He was commenting on the agitation by the Marathas for reservation a.....

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Melania Trump stands ups for LeBron James

Donald Trump slammed basketball star LeBron James for his charity work after he commented he would not sit across the President if given the opportunity. However, Melania’s spokeswoman told the CNN that Melania is supportive of James' work for the children. She is even considering visit.....

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Opposition parties stand united against NDA: Rahul

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) organised a protest against the sexual abuse case in a shelter home in Bihar. It event held at Jantar Mantar had 12 leaders from the opposition parties expressing solidarity. Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the opposition would continue a united against th.....

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Opposition parties stand united against NDA: Rahul

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) organised a protest against the sexual abuse case in a shelter home in Bihar. It event held at Jantar Mantar had 12 leaders from the opposition parties expressing solidarity. Congress president Rahul Gandhi said that the opposition would continue a united against th.....

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Pranab Mukherjee praises former PM Manmohan Singh

Former president Pranab Mukherjee, who served in the Manmohan Singh Govt, praised the former PM for bringing political stability in India during his political role as the finance minister in 1991 when the country was going through a crisis. "We will remain grateful to you for providing polit.....

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Attempt to assassinate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, while delivering a speech to 100s of soldiers in Caracus at the National Guard’s 81st anniversary, was shocked when drones armed with explosives detonated near him in an apparent assassination attempt. “This was an attempt to kill me,” he sai.....

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Fourth FIR filed against Mamata over NRC speech

An FIR has been lodged against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Assam over her recent speech on Assam National Register of Citizen draft. This is the fourth FIR, filed against Mamata over her speech. Mamata has been consistently slamming the Assam NRC final draft. She also accused th.....

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Fourth FIR filed against Mamata over NRC speech

An FIR has been lodged against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in Assam over her recent speech on Assam National Register of Citizen draft. This is the fourth FIR, filed against Mamata over her speech. Mamata has been consistently slamming the Assam NRC final draft. She also accused th.....

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Who don’t have proof of nationality should leave

Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh said that those who could not prove their nationality should leave the country. Talking on the Assam NRC draft, he said that India is not a ‘dharamshala’ or guest house into where foreigners can infiltrate. He urged not to hype up the issue. He said the exe.....

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North Korea yet to stop nuclear, missile program: UN report

North Korea is reportedly continuing its nuclear and missile programs, despite the UN sanctions over it. A confidential UN report termed it as a violation of United Nations sanctions. The six-month report by independent experts monitoring the implementation of UN sanctions was submitted to the Se.....

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Core Biometrics of Aadhaar is safe: Ravi Shankar Prasad

The Govt informed the Rajya Sabha that there were no reports of misuse of the Unique Identification Authority of India database so far. Dismissing opposition parties’ concern over the safety of personal data, the Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the “core biometrics” of A.....

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Rahul Gandhi to join Tejashwi's protest

Congress President Rahul Gandhi will join the protest by RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav to demand resignation of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar. The move comes  after several cases of alleged sexual exploitation in various state-run shelter home were reported. Yadav had announced that he will stage a demo.....

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Opp to decide PM name after poll results

The opposition parties will decide Prime Ministerial candidate's name after result for 2019 elections is announced. The report comes at a time when Congress President Rahul Gandhi was already touted to be the main face in the fight against PM Modi in the upcoming elections. Congress is also w.....

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Tennessee elects WWE legend Kane as its mayor

Kane, WWE’s big red machine, Glenn Jacobs was elected mayor of Knox County, Tennessee on Thursday night. The Republican Jacobs defeated his Democrat opponent Linda haney as he took a reported 66% of the vote. He becomes the 2nd major WWE star to be elected to public office following Jesse V.....

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No coercive action will be taken over NRC draft: Minister

No coercive action will be taken against genuine citizens, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh dispelling oppositions’ concerns. He condemned the alleged attempt by political parties to disrupt the communal harmony over the Assam NRC draft. He reminded those protesting parties that the entire .....

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Pakistan’s Opp to field its candidate against Imran for PM

Pakistan’s former dominant political parties are reported to have decided to join hands to place their Prime Ministerial candidate against Imran Khan. However, an alliance of several smaller parties is unlikely to impact any effect on Khan’s PM candidature. But the move may leave him .....

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Trump attacks press, calls journalists horrible people

Despite UN experts warning, Donald Trump continued to attack media criticizing the press as “fake, fake, disgusting news.” He described journalists as “horrible, horrendous people”. The White House has refused to say the “press is not the enemy of the people”, .....

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Opp’ parties to demand restoration of poll on ballot papers

All 17 opposition parties may demand the Election Commission to restore ballot based elections next year's general elections. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee pursued all the opposition parties to appeal the EC for not to hold elections with EVMs on reports of EVM tampering. Oppositions have been de.....

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Centre wants restoration of SC/ST Bill: Rajnath Singh

The Union Cabinet wanted to pass the amended version of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Bill in the Parliament, said Home Minister Rajnath Singh. It has given approval to restore the original provision of the bill, including the one on immediate arrest of an accused. Opposition claimed that.....

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Imran Khan can be trusted, will attend oath ceremony: Sidhu

Accepting invitation sent by Imran Khan, Punjab cabinet minister and former cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu said he would attend Khan’s swearing-in ceremony as the PM of Pakistan. He said Khan is a man of character who can be trusted. Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, Navjot Sidhu and Aamir Khan are .....

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Trump urges to end Mueller's probe into Russian meddling

Donald Trump has ordered his attorney general Jeff Sessions to end the special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump campaign ties to Russia. Both Democrats and Republicans have criticized Trump for his comment. Calling Mueller a totally conflicted, Trump said that investigation i.....

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Doklam issue resolved through diplomatic maturity: Sushma

Sushma Swaraj said the India-China face-off over Doklam was resolved through "diplomatic maturity without losing any ground"and status quo has been maintained. The External Minister said mutual comfort, mutual understanding and mutual trust  have been achieved  through the inf.....

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NRC draft to be implemented to last full stop: Amit Shah

The BJP chief Amit Shah claimed that the Govt will implement the NRC draft in Assam to the last full stop as his party stands for national security and Indians' rights. He urged the opposition parties to make their stand clear on the issue related to illegal migration from Bangladesh. He accu.....

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Cong, Left support TMC motion against NRC in Bengal assembly

The Congress and Left Front parties supported a motion brought by the ruling TMC against the final draft of the National Register of Citizens in West Bengal Assembly. BJP MLAs, however, did not take part in the discussion.. The Congress, TMC and Left parties slammed the BJP led Govt at Centre for.....

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Vasundhara Raje blames population explosion for lynching

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje has blamed ‘population explosion’ for the increase in the number of lynching incidents. She said that mob killings are happening everywhere. She linked increased population to joblessness and the frustrated people in turn become violent. “There is an.....

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Kar’ka CM says separate statehood issue is a media creation

Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy has blamed media for raising up the demand for a separate statehood for north Karnataka. The media to be responsible if anything went wrong in future, said Kumaraswamy. He claimed that people are not making such demand. Media is ruining the state by raking up such iss.....

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Sushma extends help to a man stranded in US to reach home

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has assured help to an Indian who was stranded in the US after losing his passport. He requested help to Sushma to reach home before his wedding. “Devatha Ravi Teja -- You have lost your Passport at a very wrong time. However, we will help you reach f.....

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Trump is not going to meet Iran president Rouhani: Report

Donald Trump’s reported wish to meet Iranian president Hassan Rouhani is reported to have been rejected Trump’s own administration. Trump said he would certainly meet Iran at any time without any precondition. Iran also rejected the idea of meeting. The US is set next month to begin r.....

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NRC draft to be made in West Bengal too, says BJP

West Bengal will be the next, where a National Register of Citizens draft to be introduced, to identify illegal immigrant from Bangladesh, said the BJP. Taking on TMC, the BJP said that when NRC draft found 40 lakh people as illegal, it would be crores in the Bengal. Meanwhile, the TMC led the pr.....

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Modi congratulates Imran Khan, wants peace & development

PM Narendra Modi spoke with Pakistani PM designate and PTI chief Imran Khan and expressed hope that democracy will take deeper roots in Pakistan. He congratulated him for the win in the country’s general elections and reiterated his vision of peace and development in the entire neighbourhoo.....

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Mamata alleges Assam NRC targets Bengalis, Biharis

Mamata Banerjee today attacked the Modi Govt over Assam's National Register of Citizens. She called it an attempt to isolate Bengalis, Biharis and Hindus out of the state. "West Bengal will suffer because of this. There will be huge ramifications of this. Where will these 40 lakh displac.....

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Kejriwal tears off LG’s suggestions for installing CCTV cams

The Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tore apart proposals and guidelines related to the installation of CCTV camera prepared by LG-nominated panel. He said there was no need of prior permission from Police to install CCTV cameras. While, LG office later issued clarification, the opposition termed tearing.....

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New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern announces her return to work

Jacinda Ardern, PM of New Zealand, announced her return to work in about a week after her maternity leave. “I’m multitasking like every single parent I’ve ever met” she said on her routine. She has been quiet on leave, entrusting the running of the country to her deputy, W.....

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Trump threatens to 'shut down' Govt on immigration policies

Donald Trump has threatened to 'shut down' Govt if Democrats refuse to vote for his immigration proposals, including a US-Mexico border wall. Earlier, he tweeted there were “consequences” when people cross “our border” illegally, “whether they have children o.....

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No one treated as foreigner if not in NRC list: Assam CM

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal has reiterated his assurance to people of the state they should not be sent to detention camps nor treated as foreigner if their name does not appear in the draft. The Centre will publish the final draft of the National Register of Citizens tomorrow. The entire NRC is .....

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India hopes for Pak Govt's cooperation

The ministry of external affairs, in a statement issued on Saturday has said that it hoped new Pakistani government would work towards building a “secure South Asia free of terror and violence.” The former cricket captain Imran Khan is all set to become the Prime Minister of Pakistan,.....

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Antigua will cooperate with India on Choksi's extradition

Antigua Foreign Minister EP Chet Greene said his Govt would have rejected the request for citizenship by fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi, had they known about the charges against him. He promised India that his Govt will cooperate on the extradition request sent by India. Mehul Choksi used the .....

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Cong doubts on Modi’s sincerity in bringing Choksi back

The Congress has expressed doubt on the Narendra Modi Govt’s seriousness in bringing back fugitive money offender Mehul Choksi. Choksi is reported to have attained Antiguan citizenship after fleeing the country to avert arrest in a money laundering case with the PNB. The Congress said the P.....

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Karunanidhi’s health condition said to have improved

DMK chief M Karunanidhi was shifted to Kauvery Hospital after a drop in blood pressure on Saturday. An ambulance was seen arriving at his Gopalapuram residence in Chennai. Medical experts said his condition has improved and is stable now. He completed 49 years as the party chief of DMK yesterday .....

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Trump denies knowing of Russians meeting with his son

The US President Donald Trump has denied his former lawyer Michael Cohen’s allegations that Trump knew about the deals of his son and aides with Russians. Cohen alleged that Trump approved the deal for damning Hillary Clinton.  Trump questioned Cohen’s motives and connections. He.....

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Fake news poses a democratic crisis: UK parliamentary panel

The UK’s Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will recommend tougher regulations on social media citing adverse impact of fake news. The panel, which has been probing disinformation and fake news after the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, said UK faces democratic crisis due to the s.....

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NCW’s confession ban suggestion is shocking: KCBC to Modi

Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council expressed its shock to PM Narendra Modi about the NCW’s recommendation of banning the confessions in churches. It called NCW report one sided and “irresponsible’ act done “with ulterior motives”. Minister Alphons Kannan-thanam s.....

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BJP Govt will improve its performance in 2019: Amit Shah

The BJP president Amit Shah said that it was not the agenda of the BJP to polarise people on religious line for political gains. PM Narendra Modi-led Govt, he said, will improve his performance in 2019 with the wide ranging developments. While rubbing the grand alliance against the BJP, he said t.....

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UK Home Office suspends cooperation with US on IS suspects

The UK Home Office has temporarily suspended cooperation with the US authorities over the case two IS suspects, who could face execution in the US. It has halted co-operation until a judge has had a chance to consider an application for judicial review. The suspects are members of an IS group dub.....

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Myths debunked about women in Business

SCORE’s Spring 2018 “The Megaphone of Main Street" has listed data report on women owned business Which clears many misconceptions about women in Business.  Women are more likely to start business than men, busting the myth entrepreneurs are all men. The report also makes it.....

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Reham Khan trolled over her Twitter post on Imran Khan

Imran Khan’s ex-wife and journalist Reham Khan was trolled over her Twitter post in which she equalled Khan with a cat. She posted a picture on Twitter, where she can be seen posing with a lion in the background. Her caption “Is wari......Billi,” for this pic was that it irritat.....

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Imran Khan leads to become next PM of Pakistan

Imran Khan held a clear lead in early results on Thursday morning, but the count was lagging well behind schedule. Amid claims of vote rigging, election officials insisted that there was “no conspiracy”, blaming technical failures for delaying a result. With 47% of the vote counted PT.....

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Modi pays tribute to Kargil martyrs, praises Vajpayee

PM Narendra Modi has paid homages to martyrs, who lost their live during the India-Pakistan fight on Kargil. On the 19th anniversary of the ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’, PM praised the “outstanding political leadership” of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. It is observed on July 26 .....

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Nitish Kumar order CBI probe into shelter home rape cases

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has ordered a CBI probe into the alleged “mass sexual abuse” in the Muzaffarpur Shelter Home. Inmates of the Govt run girls' shelter home alleged that they were sexually abused by the caretakers. One of their fellow inmates was beaten to death. Earlier, Rajna.....

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Centre to provide free Wifi to villages adopted by MPs

The Govt has targeted to link each of the 2.5 lakh gram panchayats of India through optical fiber network under Bharat Net Project, said the Minister of State for communications, Manoj Sinha.  All the villages that adopted by the Member of Parliaments under 'Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'.....

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DMK demands Sitharaman, OPS resignation

The DMK working president M K Stalin questioned the Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for providing military helicopter for the use of TN Deputy CM O Panneerselvam. He demanded the resignation of both following the controversy over the use of a defence copter to airlift the latter's ailing .....

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Pakistan Election: Imran Khan emerges victorious

The Election Commission of Pakistan rejected incumbent PML-N’s allegation of wrongdoing in the general election. The PML-N workers alleged rigging when Imran Khan's party was inching towards majority. Khan-led Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf claimed victory despite serious questions being rais.....

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Malala Yousafzai invokes Pak women to cast vote in election

Invoking Pakistanis, especially women voters, Nobel Laureate and education activist, Malala Yousafzai urged them to cast their right in the general elections. Her tweet reads as "The people of Pakistan - especially women - the power is in your hands," she said, adding that "Democra.....

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Ivanka Trump to stop fashion business to address criticism

Fashion business run by Ivanka Trump, Trump’s eldest daughter, is reportedly closing soon to avoid criticism that the position is being used to further their own business interests. Ivanka formerly separated herself from it to address those concerns. She started her fashion line in 2007 wit.....

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Cong prioritises BJP’s defeat than making Rahul Gandhi PM

The Congress party has softened its stance in projecting Rahul Gandhi as PM candidate of opposition alliance saying the priority is to defeat BJP. The party has made it clear that the main target in the 2019 Lok Sabha election would be to “defeat the RSS-backed BJP”. It said it would .....

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Rahul not the only one in race for PM post: Tejashwi Yadav

Congress President Rahul Gandhi is not the only leader from the opposition in the race for the Prime Minister's post, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said. He added that the opposition parties will sit together to decide the name of the PM candidate. There are other leaders like Mamata Banerjee, Ch.....

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Stop eating cow, stop crimes: Invokes RSS leader

Senior RSS leader Indresh Kumar said that if people stop eating cow, there will be no more evil doings. His remarks were in reference to the recent lynching in Rajasthan's Alwar over suspicion of cow slaughter. He also condemned lynching and assault on Swami Agnivesh and noted that nobody has.....

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SP leader says triple talaq is better than killing a woman

A Samajwadi Party leader and former UP Minister has fallen into controversy over his comment that “triple talaq is better than killing a woman”. Riyaz Ahmed also claimed that men resorted to divorce only when a woman was found having extramarital affair. He also accused the BJP of rai.....

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Rahul Gandhi urges CBSE chief to probe into NEET data leak

Rahul Gandhi has urged CBSE chairperson to direct an inquiry in the alleged NEET data leak issue. In a letter, he said that the alleged data breach calls into questions the ability of the CBSE to ensure the sanctity of the examination process. He said he was shocked to know about the wide-scale t.....

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Amar Singh meets Yogi amid rumors of his joining BJP camp

Amid the rumours about his joining the BJP camp, the veteran politician and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh met the UP CM Yogi Adityanath. The former Rajya Sabha member, who expelled from SP, said that he was not averse to joining the BJP. He added that he neither applied for any party n.....

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PM Modi in Rwanda, promises High Commission

PM Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Rwanda, promised a High Commission on the demand of Indian diaspora there. He is the first PM to visit the one of Africa's growing economies. Modi held wide-ranging talks with President Paul Kagame nd discussed measures to boost the bilateral str.....

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Mayawati says BSP has no youth wing, official website

BSP chief Mayawati said that her party neither have social media accounts nor website. Her statement came after a person duped as BSP member is running a website named ‘BSP Youth’ and taking fee for the party membership. Mayawati has made it clear that her party does not have any yout.....

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Congress says no secrecy clause in Rafale deal

The Congress said there was no clause in a 2008 pact between India and France that forbids the Govt from revealing price details of the Rafale deal. Former defence minister and senior Congress leader A K Antony said the Govt claim of a secrecy clause in the pact is "totally wrong". He s.....

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Hard to defeat BJP in 2019 LS election: Jignesh Mevani

Dalit leader and Gujarat legislator Jignesh Mevani took to Twitter to air his doubts over defeating the Bharatiya Janata Party in Lok Sabha elections 2019.  The 35-year-old legislator questioned the absence of a clear agenda among united Opposition “In the absence of a genuine, innovat.....

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Shiv Sena says it doesn’t need BJP’s help to fight polls

After Amit Shah’s call on the BJP workers in Maharashtra to prepare to meet upcoming elections alone, the Shiv Sena countered that the Sena was fighting for people’s dream not for the PM Modi’s dream. Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the party is a friend of public, which d.....

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Trump warns Iran with worse consequences in history

Donald Trump has responded Iran president’s suggestion with a warning that if ever threatened the US it would suffer worse in the history. Rouhani had reminded the US that peace with Iran would be the mother all peace and war would be mother of all wars. Trump said Iran would suffer consequ.....

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Trump accuses FBI of illegal spying on him during election

Donald Trump has accused the FBI of illegally spying on him and his campaign during the presidential election in 2016. His comment came after the FBI had released documents that alleged one of his  former campaign advisers was conspiring with the Russian Govt. However, White House has not cl.....

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BJP asks workers to prepare to face polls alone without Sena

The BJP chief Amit Shah has reportedly asked party workers to prepare to fight upcoming Lok Sabha and Maharashtra state assembly elections alone. The decision was taken after its chief ally the Shiv Sena abstained from participating no-trust vote in the parliament. It also praised Rahul Gandhi fo.....

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Committed to make alliance work: Sonia Gandhi

UPA chairperson and former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi said her party is "committed to making alliance work". She said she is with the Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in this endeavour. Sonia also launched a direct attack on the Narendra Modi government. She also warned against the "re.....

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Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi at CWC meeting

The Congress has to fight for India’s oppressed, said party president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday. He was speaking at a meeting of the newly constituted Congress Working Committee. Top Congress leaders accused PM Narendra Modi’s Govt of compromising India’s democracy and depriving th.....

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Trump questions legality of taping his chat by lawyer

Donald Trump has questioned the legality of recording of his conversation allegedly about the payment offered to a former Playboy model by his former lawyer Michael Cohen. He also questioned the raids at lawyer’s office by the FBI. The pay was reportedly to reach a settlement with the model.....

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Hillary questions why Trump didn’t confront Vladimir Putin

Hillary Clinton questioned why Trump did not confront Vladimir Putin over Russia’s election interference in 2016 US polls. She described Trump’s failure to pursue Putin for Russia’s meddling as deeply disturbing and a mystery. She warned that Russia may attack the US Poll infras.....

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Not BJP but RSS that is ruling India, alleges Kapil Sibal

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal alleged that it was not BJP but RSS that is ruling the country. He termed PM Modi's reply to the Lok Sabha debate on no-trust debate as full of hatred. Sibal added that as long as the BJP uses Constitutional institutions for its own interests, the democracy .....

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Rahul Gandhi misled House: BJP moves privilege notice

BJP MPs have submitted a privilege notice against Rahul Gandhi as they alleged he had misled the Parliament with false accusations against the PM Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The House rules are that Rahul should have given prior notice to speaker before making any allegations ag.....

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Chandan Mitra joins Trinamool Congress

Former BJP Rajya Sabha member and editor of the English daily, The Pioneer, Chandan Mitra joined the Trinamool Congress at Shahid Dibas(Martyr’s Day) at Dharmatola in West Bengal on Saturday. Along the team 4 Congress MLA’s also joined the TMC. The move is bound to embarrass the BJP a.....

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Sena-BJP ties at breaking point

With the Shiv Sena abstaining from voting in the no-confidence motion on Friday, the last nail in the coffin of BJP Shiv Sena ties. The move has shattered all the hopes BJP had of showcasing the “united NDA.” Sena mouthpiece Saamalas high praise for Rahul Gandhi’s fiery speech i.....

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China waging ‘quite cold war’ against US: CIA

China is waging a "quiet kind of cold war" against the United States, Michael Collins, deputy assistant director of CIA's East Asia mission centre, said. They are using all resources to try to replace America as the leading power in the world, he said. Collins added that China doesn.....

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Mamata Banerjee announces ‘BJP hatao’ campaign

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee  announced the launch of a “BJP hatao-desh bachao campaign.” T can be translated as remove BJP, save the country.  The campaign is arranged with the cooperation of like-minded Opposition leaders on August 15 – India’s In.....

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US anxious about LeT people contesting election in Pak

The US is reported to have expressed its concerns over people affiliated to LeT contesting the upcoming elections in Pakistan. However, it praised the Commission’s rejection of the registration of LeT linked Milli Muslim League. The US encouraged Pakistan to continue the electoral process d.....

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TDP MP calls PM best actor for his reply to no-trust motion

Reacting to PM’s reply following the TDP brought no-trust motion in the Parliament a TDP MP said it was like a Bollywood blockbuster. He called the PM Narendra Modi the best actor in the world. The TDP had brought the motion against the government over perceived "injustice" with A.....

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Nirmala Sitharaman may propose Manjula to head DRDO

Jillelamudi Manjula, the first woman director general Defence Research and Development Organisation, is likely to be the next chief of the DRDO.  Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman is reported to be considering Manjula, who are at present posted as the director general electronics and commu.....

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Congress terms Modi’s speech as weak, old rhetoric

While Rahul Gandhi described the PM Narendra Modi's speech during the debate on no-trust motion as weak, Sonia Gandhi termed it as old rhetoric. Modi accused the Congress of misusing the no-confidence motions spread instability in the country to ensure that the Gandhi family remains in power......

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Trump’s discussion on secret payments to model recorded

An audio recording seized during the FBI’s raid against Michael Cohen, Trump’s longstanding personal lawyer, reportedly contains payments conversation between Trump and a former Playboy model. Cohen secretly taped Trump discussing supposed hush money provided to the model, who claimed.....

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Those who are with AP’s interests are my friends: Naidu

Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu termed the debate on no-confidence as a “fight between majority and morality”. He has made it clear that for him it was the interests of the state that is everything. He said he would continue the fight until the provisions of Act and promises mad.....

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Shiv Sena says BJP Govt lost confidence of people

Abstaining from the no-trust motion debate, the BJP ally Shiv Sena alleged that the Govt lost the trust of people. Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ accused the ruling Govt of killing humans and saving animals. “Winning elections and remaining in power by hook or crook is not de.....

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No-trust motion: a display of arms ahead of 2019 elections

The TDP's no-confidence vote against the BJP-led Govt was defeated with 325 votes against 126 votes. Rahul Gandhi attacked the Govt over defence deals and crony capitalism and ended his speech hugging the PM. Meanwhile, Modi asserted that it was the arrogance of the Congress that had propelle.....

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PM chuckles at the Congress President’s speech

PM Narendra Modi, during the speech of Congress president Rahul Gandhi's speech, was seen chuckling heartily today in the no-confidence motion debate. This occurred when Rahul said, "PMbahaar mein jaate hain (the PM goes abroad.)" He later corrected it but the PM and the ruling part.....

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Shiv Sena decides to abstain from no-trust vote against Govt

Uddhav Thackeray, chief of Shiv Sena, an ally of BJP led NDA Govt, asked its 18 MPs to boycott the no-confidence motion against the Govt. His decision was conveyed to the MP just half an hour before the proceedings began. It had withdrawn a whip to its MPs to vote in favour of the Govt saying the.....

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BJD says no-trust debate fruitless to Odisha, MPs walk out

Citing the discussion on the no-trust motion against the Govt is fruitless for the people of Odisha, the MPs of Biju Janata Dal walked out of the House before the debate. Ten years of the UPA and four years of the NDA Govts were unfair to the people of Odisha, said its leader in the LS, Bhartuhar.....

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Allotted time is not enough to talk about Govt’s faults: Opp

Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge informed the House that the 38 minutes allotted to the Congress to discuss on no-trust motion is not sufficient. It is impossible to highlight the issues of 130 crore citizens and faults of the BJP led Govt within the allotted time, he said. He urged that i.....

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Trump invites Putin to US for a working level dialogue

US President Donald Trump has invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the US in the autumn. His press secretary Sarah Sanders said that Trump has asked his national security adviser, John Bolton, to extend the invitation for a working level dialogue between the two leaders. His Helsinki.....

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Sena asks MPs to follow party directive on no-trust motion

Shiv Sena has issued new whip to its MPs cancelling earlier whip that asked MPs to present on July 19-20 in the House and support the Govt’s stand. The new whip, however, stated that all 18 MPs need to be present till adjournment on Friday and "follow the directive given to them by the.....

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Immediate threat against Theresa May’s premiership eases

A Tory MP withdrew his letter of no confidence in Theresa May. This gave her a big relief as she is saved from an immediate threat to her premiership. Other Brexiteers also seem to be rallying around May despite this week's splits between Tory Leavers and Remainers. The PM received a "wa.....

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Opposition stages walkout from LS over mob lynching issue

Congress staged a walkout from the Lok Sabha on the issue of mob lynching on Thursday. The party questioned the Modi government's sincerity on the need to take urgent steps to stop the menace. Congress member K C Venugopal raised the issue during Zero Hour. Congress MPs led the walkout but me.....

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Rajnath Singh blames fake news for lynching, Cong walks out

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has urged all State Govts to take measures to prevent lynching and mob violence from taking place again. He blamed the spread of fake and unverified news through social media for such violence. The Congress staged a walk out protesting against Singh’s blame.....

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Minister Ananth Kumar says Sonia Gandhi is weak in maths

Union Minister Ananth Kumar has retorted Sonia Gandhi's comment on no-confidence motion with saying “Sonia ji's maths is weak”. Sonia’s comment that the Oppositions have enough number against the Govt has surprised many. Kumar claimed that her calculation is wrong that h.....

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TDP MP says he would abstain from discussion on no-trust

One of the MPs of TDP, which moved a no-trust motion in the Parliament against the BJP Govt, said he would abstain from the House during discussion on the motion. J C Diwakar Reddy is reportedly said the Govt was not going to fall anyway. Since he does not know either English or Hindi, he said hi.....

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Australian PM urges Pope to oust convicted Archbishop

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has urged Pope Francis to sack a Catholic archbishop, who was found guilty of concealing child sexual abuse. Archbishop of Adelaide, however, resisted to step down and said would appeal the verdict. He is the most senior Catholic in the world to be sentenced to 12 m.....

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BJP wants truth to be hidden from public: Rahul Gandhi on RT

Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the BJP wants the truth to be hidden from public that why the Govt put forth a proposal to amend the right to information act. He said the BJP does not entertain questions and proposed the RTI will make it a useless Act. The Govt wanted rules on salaries and services.....

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Rahul Gandhi is number one choice to be next PM: Kumaraswamy

The JDU leader and the CM of Karnataka HD Kumaraswamy said Rahul Gandhi is the number one choice to be the next Prime Minister.  For that to happen, he said the coalition will have to bring minimum 20-25 seats to parliament from Karnataka. He offered his party’s support in realising it.....

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Trump holds Putin responsible for meddling in US poll

Donald Trump has for the first time said he holds Russian president Vladimir Putin personally responsible for Russia’s alleged meddling in the 2016 US election. His reversal from his early statement that there was no question of Russia’s involvement in the poll was seen as an attempt .....

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Mehbooba Mufti urges Governor to revoke AAG’S appointment

EX- J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti has questioned the appointment of a defence counsel for the Kathua rape-murder accused as additional advocate general. She said it was against the spirit of justice and urged the Governor to review the decision. Aseem Sawhney, a defence counsel of one of the accused,.....

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Bihar BJP wants Lalu Yadav’s bail to be cancelled

Bihar deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi wanted the bail granted to the RJD chief Lalu Yadav to be revoked for allegedly violating bail conditions. He alleged the offering ofhis party’s support to TDP for the no-trust vote against the BJP Govt was a violation of bail. Meanwhile, RJD leaders said L.....

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Rahul Gandhi asks to name perpetrator of hatred and fear

Rahul Gandhi attacked the BJP using a pop quiz that asked people to the name the perpetrator of hatred and fear. His question popped up a day after social activist Swami Agnivesh was attacked allegedly by BJP youth wing workers in Jharkhand. He said that the Congress stands with the last person i.....

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Shashi Tharoor doubts whether BJP started Taliban in Hinduis

Responding to the vandalism of his office allegedly by BJP workers, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor expressed doubt whether BJP started a Taliban in Hinduism. The annoyed Yuva Morcha workers, who were arrested in this case, asked Tharoor to go to Pakistan over his Hindu-Pak comments. Vandalism in the .....

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Govt ready to discuss any issue in Parliament: Modi

Expecting disruptions by opposition parties in the Monsoon Session of Parliament, the PM Narendra Modi said that the Govt is ready to discuss any issue. He said whatever issues any party has can be raised in the House. Meanwhile, opposition parties, led by Congress, are hopefully looking forward .....

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Sumitra Mahajan terms Opptns’ anguish as children’s blame

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has termed the opposition members anguish through a letter as a child’s play. The opposition parties wrote to speaker saying that the trends emerged during the Budget Session of Parliament might prove a threat to democracy if not checked. Mahajan’s re.....

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Trump backtracks, accepts US intelligence report on Russia

Donald Trump has reversed his comments defending Russia over its involvement in 2016 US poll. He made it clear that misspoke during a press conference with the Russian leader and accepts US intelligence reports on Russia’s meddling election. His clarification came after a storm of protest f.....

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RJD extends support to TDP for no-trust motion against NDA

The RJD has extended support to TDP for no-confidence motion against the NDA Govt in the Lokh Sabha. TDP has been approaching like-minded parties to support for a no-trust motion against the Centre that failed to provide the special status category to Andhra Pradesh. The TDP had pulled out of the.....

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Trump condemned for defending Russia over poll meddling

Donald Trump has been condemned as ‘treasonous’ for defending Russia against his own Govt agencies of Russia meddling in the 2016 US poll. At a joint press conference after one-on-one talks with Putin, Trump  offered no criticism of Putin or the cyber-attacks that the US intellig.....

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Mayawati removes senior leader for commenting against Rahul

The BSP supremo Mayawati has removed party’s national coordinator, who said that Rahul Gandhi could not become PM because of his foreign mother. She said that Jai Prakash Singh’s comment was against the ideology of BSP; besides, it was a personal attack. She also termed his comment as.....

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Trump, Putin deny Russian meddling in 2016 US poll

Both leaders, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have strongly denied the allegation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 US presidential election. While Trump said that he saw no reason to believe Russia had hacked the 2016 US polls, Putin was seemed extremely strong and powerful in denying i.....

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India, Iran agree to maintain mutual beneficial cooperation

Rejecting the US demand to cut oil ties with Iran, both India and Iran are reported to have decided to move on in maintaining the momentum of bilateral cooperation. External Ministry said that both the countries have agreed on a momentum of mutually beneficial multifaceted bilateral cooperation a.....

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Police arrests political activist for threatening NCP MLA

30-yaer-old Political activist has been arrested today for allegedly threatening an NCP MLA on Facebook. Mirza Reham Azmi had posted the threat on his Facebook page against Jitendra Awhad, Kalwa-Mumbra NCP MLA. Complaint was filed by a NCP women’s wing office-bearer and the accused has been.....

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While US talks on big techs India on Hindu-Muslim: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP Govt led by the PM Narendra Modi had achieved nothing but was still talking about Hindu-Muslim even after four years. He said Modi was harping on the Hindu-Muslim issue when the US was talking about nanotechnology, and Japan, France and England were purs.....

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Kumaraswamy says tie-up with Cong is a pain like poison

Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy has expressed his displeasure over the alliance with the Congress. He said he was not happy and described the pain that he endures to the poison.  He said he just wanted to be in a position to resolve the problems of people, farmers and fulfill the unfinished age.....

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J&K administration revokes individual arms licenses

The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered the revocation of individual arms licence. The arms licenses issued between January 1, 2017 and February 23, 2018 will be revoked. The administration has also ordered that no fresh licences will be issued till further notice. The decision has been .....

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Maryam sends emotional message to her supporters

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam has conveyed a message to her supporters. In the audio message she says ''raise the worth of the country, raise the worth of your vote.'' The message was reportedly recorded in London before her imprisonment. The PML-N leader.....

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Maneka writes to PMO opposing cash in lieu of ration

Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has written a letter to PM Office objecting the provision of implementing cash transfers in lieu of dietary supplements. Her ministry argued many times that the cash provided will be inadequate for the beneficiaries - children between the age group of six months and t.....

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Shiv Sena gets ready for Lok Sabha polls

The Shiv Sena in Maharashtra has started preparing for the upcoming elections. Shiv Sena Chief, Uddhav Thackeray chaired meetings for the preparation of 8 Lok Sabha seats in Pune on Saturday. He asked his party workers to do the ground work on their own. The BJP has been constantly urging the Sen.....

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Thackeray reminds BJP of its temple promise

The Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has chided BJP for its failures to implement its election promises of building Ram Temple and other issues. He also attacked BJP for its failure to implement the Common Civil Code and abrogate article 370 of the constitution. He said that the Sena would oppose.....

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Mamata plans national coaltition rally in December

Mamata Banerjee will hold a rally of opposition parties in December. With the rally the West Bengal chief minister is aiming to lay the road-map for a national coalition. Banerjee would attend political rallies in Chennai and Lucknow, sponsored by the DMK and SP-BSP, respectively. She has been tr.....

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Congress mocks Modi over friendship with Sharif

The Congress has mocked PM Modi over his friendship with former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. "Nawaz Sharif has been arrested on corruption charges. We'd like to know what his dear friend, PM Modi has to say about this," the Congress tweeted. They also posted a photograph of Modi and Sh.....

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President nominated classical dancer Sonal Mansingh to RS

President Ramnath Kovind has nominated classical dancer Sonal Mansingh and columnist Rakesh Sinha to the Rajya Sabha. Sculptor Raghunath Mohapatra and farmer leader Ram Shakal have also been named to fill the seats that have left by Sachin Tendulkar, Rekha, Anu Aga and K Parasaran. Under the Cons.....

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Imran Khan asks Nawaz Sharif to return looted money

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf  chief Imran Khan has urged ousted PM Nawaz Sharif to return the looted Rs 300 billion to the country. He expressed confidence over his party win in the coming general election saying a change is evident. He also promised to strengthen the National Accountability Bur.....

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UN inducts Iceland in HR Council replacing US

The UN General Assembly has inducted Iceland in the UN Human Rights Council following the US’ decision to quit the organisation last month. Iceland got 172 votes after being nominated by by the group of Western nations. The 47-member Human Rights Council allocates a specific number of seats.....

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Nawaz Sharif, daughter arrested in corruption case in Pak

Ousted Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz spent night in jail after they were arrested on their return to the country. In the clash following the arrest between his supporters and police, at least 50 people were injured. Both were sentenced in the trial over how the family cam.....

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TDP once again tries to bring no-trust motion against NDA

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu's TDP is once again planning to bring a no-trust motion against the NDA Govt in the upcoming monsoon session of parliament. He demanded that the state should be granted special category status. TDP, once the BJP's ally in south, had tried to bring no-tr.....

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Mufti warns BJP of dangerous outcome if try to break PDP

Former CM of J&K Mehbooba Mufti warned the BJP that any attempts to break PDP would have serious consequences. If there is any tries by the Centre to dismiss the voting rights of Kashimiri people, tries to create divisions and interfere as did in 1987, she said the outcome will be dangerous. .....

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CPI-M chief rules out of grand anti-BJP alliance before poll

CPI-M general secretary Sitaram Yechury ruled out the possibility of formation of a grand anti-BJP alliance at the national level before Lok Sabha polls. He said there will be an alternative secular Govt after the poll but declined to name the alternative front. He underlined that since India is .....

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Protests erupt as Donald Trump lands on UK for 4-day visit

As Donald Trump arrived in the UK, protesters took to street with demonstrations in various places of London. Protesters gathered outside the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park, London. Estimated tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in protest when Trump meets wit.....

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Mamata seeks waiver of farmers’ institutional loans

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has urged the Centre Govt formed group of chief ministers’ panel to think about waving institutional loans taken by farmers. She also asked the panel, which is led by Madhya Pradesh CM Shiv Raj Singh Chauhan, to raise Union Govt’s budgetary provision for.....

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Delhi government launch 500 kiosks with Rs.10 Thali meals

North Delhi Municipal Corporation launched its Rs. 10 per thali kiosks in Shalimar Bagh area on a pilot basis and plans to develop 500 more such ones across parts of the city under its jurisdiction. As per the NMC’s proposal, each ward will have 5 kiosks and the councillors have to identify.....

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BJP slams Congress over Shashi Tharoor’s remarks

BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra said destroying the idea of India is in Congress’s game plan. He was firing back at Congress leader Shashi Tharoor for his Facebook comment where he said that India would become a 'Hindu Pakistan' if the BJP came to power in 2019. Congress neve.....

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Govt aims to give jobs in 2.5 lakh gram panchayats: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Govt’s aim is to provide stable job opportunities to people in nearly 2.5 lakh gram panchayats across India under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana. Modi added that as part of Deen Dayal Antyodaya Yojana, young people are being trained to be self-reliant. He w.....

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Kejriwal condemns victimisation of Yogendra Yadav’s family

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has urged PM Narendra Modi to stop ‘vendetta politics’. He was responding to raids at two hospitals owned by former member of AAP Yogendra Yadav’s sisters. “We strongly condemn victimisation of Yogendra Yadav’s family by the Modi government t.....

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Amit Shah to meet Nitish Kumar to settle seat sharing issues

BJP Chief Amit Shah, who is Bihar, will meet and discuss seat sharing and other important issues with CM Nitish Kumar. BJP said that one on one meeting between both leaders will put an end to all rumours about future of alliance in Bihar. The JDS expects to settle for a ‘formula of equity, .....

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India sends back British MP due to inappropriate visa

India sent back the British parliamentarian Lord Alexander Carlile upon arrival at the Delhi Airport, citing that his purpose of visiting was compatible with visa application. Carlile, who is a legal consultant to jailed former Bangladesh PM Khaleda Zia, was supposed to conduct a media briefing o.....

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Theresa May looks Trump’s visit to strengthen ties with US

As US President Donald Trump to visit UK today, the Prime Minister Theresa May is expecting that his visit could strengthen ties with US. She is fervently hoping her welcome will keep Trump’s loyalties focused on Putin. Meanwhile, people’s protest against Trump’s arrival has alr.....

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Malala terms US immigration policy as cruel, inhuman

Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai has termed the Trump Administration’s immigration policy as cruel and inhuman. Malala, who is visiting South America promoting girls’ education, said separating children from their parents is cruel, unfair and inhuman. At the World Economic Forum in Dav.....

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India will become Hindu Pakistan if BJP wins again: Tharoor

If BJP comes in power again in 2019, they will tear apart the constitution and a write a new one to make India a Hindu Pakistan, said Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. He has alleged that PM Modi is more interested in political campaigning than in running the country. Tharoor's remark ca.....

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Suu Kyi launches peace conference with ethnic rebels

Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi has put an effort to bring in peace after seven decades of strained relations and armed conflict with  rebel groups. She launched a major conference with representatives of ethnic minority groups. Differences exist between the government, the military an.....

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Girls locked up in School: Kejriwal seeks report

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has sought a report on the incident where 16 students were allegedly locked up in the basement of a school building for not clearing their fees. The incident happened in the Rabea Girl's Public School. A case has been registered by the local police authori.....

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Kannada literary figures don’t want English in Govt schools

HD Kumaraswamy Govt’s election promise to introduce English as a medium of instruction in Govt schools is unlikely to take place in Karnataka. Several Kannada literary figures and the head of Kannada Development Authority have opposed the plan. Kumaraswamy announced the plan in his budget t.....

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Sumitra Mahajan reminds MPs of their responsibility in LS

Ahead of the Monsoon session of the Parliament next week, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has reminded their moral responsibility to behave in the House. She urged them through a letter to ensure smooth functioning of the House. She said it is a collective responsibility to protect the prestige.....

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UN report on Kashmir reflects clear bias: India at UN

India has made it clear that it rejected the UN report on Kashmir saying the report reflects clear bias at the Security Council. It also added that the report not even found fit to be considered by the members of the human rights body where it was submitted, when Pakistan raised up the Kashmir is.....

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Govt should invest to cure homosexuality: Subramanian Swamy

The BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has said about the need of investing in medical research to find cure for homosexuality. He said that homosexuality should not be celebrated since it is against the Hindutva. His comments came as the SC is hearing on a clutch of pleas challenging against Sect 377 that.....

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As BJP tries to form Govt in J&K Mufti reaches out to rebels

Amid the efforts to form a Govt with the support of rebel PDP MLAs in J&K by the BJP, party president Mehbooba Mufti also renewed her efforts to reach out to rebel leaders. The PDP believes that barring former minister Imran Raza Ansari and his uncle Abdi Ansari, the other dissidents will soo.....

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Trump picks Brett Kavanaugh as nominee for Supreme Court

Donald Trump has chosen conservative federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for US Supreme Court Justice. Kavanaugh will replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy if confirmed by the US Senate. Trump praised his pick as a ‘brilliant jurist’. The decision has far-rea.....

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Finish projects on time or face penalty: Mamata to officials

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee hailed the austerity drive that her Govt has taken to control expenditure so as to ensure the money is used for developments. She asked officials to concentrate on finishing projects on time or face penalty. She asked the officials to ensure the optimum use of resou.....

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Trump to announce US Supreme Court nominee today

Donald Trump will name his US Supreme Court pick today. It will be one of the most consequential decisions of his presidency. Trump said he was looking for a justice who adopts an “originalist” interpretation of the constitution. The shortlist reportedly consists of judges Amy Coney B.....

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Mamata to file review petition on SC’s police reform ruling

Mamata Banerjee Govt in West Bengal is likely to file a review petition seeking ‘modification’ in the ruling of the Supreme Court on police reforms. The SC had directed all the states to send the names of senior police officers to the Union Public Service Commission  for being co.....

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Not economy but Hindutva to bring votes for BJP: Swamy

Senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the economy is not in a good state and the Govt needs five more years to fulfil its promises. He said instead of economy, ‘Hindutva’ and corruption-free India are going to get votes for the BJP as did in 2014. He also noted that ex-PM Atal.....

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Anti-BJP Grand alliance: Cong faces challenges within party

Amid preparation for a wide platform of opposition parties for fighting BJP in the Lokh Sabha election, the Congress is facing challenges from within the party. Its West Bengal unit has divided over alliance options. There were differences between party leaders in forming alliance with left front.....

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Brexit Sec’ David Davis resigns over EU customs arrangements

Brexit Secretary David Davis has quit his cabinet job following a major row with Theresa May over her plans for post-Brexit relations with the EU. His resignation deals a heavy blow to the stability of the PM’s administration. He made it clear that he could not stand with the proposals of a.....

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Plan to eliminate JDU in Bihar will fail: Nitish Kumar

Bihar CM and JDU Chief Nitish Kumar said that it would be those who try to marginalise the party have themselves been marginalised in the state. However, he refrained to comment on the BJP alliance in the coming Lok Sabha elections. JDU has passed resolution favouring simultaneous Lok Sabha and A.....

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Gujarat opposition youth leaders booked for ‘Janata Raids’

Gujarat Police registered a case against Congress MLA Alpesh Thakor, Hardik Patel and independent legislator Jignesh Mevani for conducting ‘Janata Raid’ on a house. The leaders defended their act telling elected representatives are empowered to conduct Janata Raid. Police said it is n.....

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BJP in talks with PDP rebels looking at CM post in J&K

The BJP is reported to have been engaged in talks with ally Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference and PDP rebels in forming Govt in J&K. Reports say the BJP is ready to concede to any demand provided the party gets the CM post. While BJP sees this as an opportunity to get its own CM in the va.....

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Sushma advises ambassadors to check Chinese activities

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj reiterated to Indian ambassadors that the Chinese activities must be cautiously monitored. She also opined that friends need to be advised on how economic engagement with Beijing may affect them negatively. BRI is opening up business opportunities for Chine.....

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Mattis writes to Sitharaman on 2+2 talks

The US is trying to clear the air on their decision to call off the 2+2 dialogue at the last minute.Secretary of defense James Mattis has written to defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman assuring her that the decision was not aimed at signalling a lower priority to the Indo-US relationship. Mattis .....

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Shashi Tharoor appears before the court

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor appeared before a court in Delhi today; he was given regular bail in Sunanda Pushkar death case. He had furnished bail bond of Rs, 1 lakh. The Judge said, "it is not required to file a formal bail application as anticipatory bail had been granted by the session.....

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LG says he would retain control of the Services in Delhi

Amid a tug of war between AAP-led Delhi Govt and Lt Governor, the Centre said it would be against the law to take a final view on the Services matter since it was still pending before the SC. LG also made it clear that he would retain control of the Services department unless the regular bench of.....

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LG says he would retain control of the Services in Delhi

Amid a tug of war between AAP-led Delhi Govt and Lt Governor, the Centre said it would be against the law to take a final view on the Services matter since it was still pending before the SC. LG also made it clear that he would retain control of the Services department unless the regular bench of.....

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Congress extends hands to Left to oust TMC, BJP from Bengal

The West Bengal Congress has proposed for an alliance with the CPI (M)-led Left Front to fight the TMC and BJP in the upcoming LS polls and the Assembly Elections in 2021.The proposal speaks about key agenda such as reclaim democracy, strengthen social cohesion and defeat BJP and TMC. It also wan.....

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Eight women in Mexican Preident-elect's cabinet

The future Cabinet of Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is made up by nine men and eight women. Many of them lack much experience in the government but are experts in their own field.After winning last Sunday's election, Lopez Obrador confirmed the list of people in a writte.....

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Mamata Govt plans control on expenses to repay loans

The Mamata Banerjee Govt in West Bengal is considering cutting the Govt expenditure so as to find money to repay loans and schemes for public benefits. She said that the control on expenses would not affect public schemes. The Govt had earlier this week issued a notification asking its officers t.....

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AP hands over 3lakh houses registered in women’s name

The Andhra Pradesh Govt has handed over more than 3 lakh houses to deserved people in 13 districts of the state. All the houses were registered in the name of the women of the family. It was the largest number of homes to be handed over to beneficiaries on a single stage, claimed official. Houses.....

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AAP calls Arun Jaitley a ‘constitutional anarchist’

The AAP described the Union Minister Arun Jaitley as a ‘constitutional anarchist’ for his alleged twitter post that condemned the SC order on Delhi’s administration. AAP said his views reflected the "frustration" of the BJP over the verdict. Jaitley termed the SC rule .....

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Japan executes doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara

The former leader of the doomsday cult that carried out a fatal gas attack on the Tokyo subway in March 1995 was executed, said Japanese media reports. Shoko Asahara, who masterminded the attack in which 13 people died and more than 6,000 others fell ill, was hanged at a detention centre. Six oth.....

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Centre asks states, UTs to act against lynching

Concerned over incidents of mob lynching mostly fueled by rumors of child-lifting, the Centre directed states and Union Territories to put an end to such incidents. In a series of incidents occurred in the last few months, more than 20 people have been killed. The Centre has instructed the states.....

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Pompeo leaves US to meet Kim Jong Un

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has left Washington for having his latest round of talks with Kim Jong Un on North Korea's nuclear arsenal. Washington's top diplomat and senior aides took off shortly after 2:00am, local time, and were due in the North Korean capital on Friday. Pompeo is.....

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Govt in a hurry to roll out Modicare before 2019 polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to provide health insurance to half a billion Indians is already facing serious hurdles. The government is still working to lock in hospitals and insurance companies in time for its planned August launch. The Govt aims to roll out it as early as possible .....

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College admission scandal puts Mamata in a fix

Mamata Banerjee may send heads rolling in connection with the scandal over college admissions. Her government has suddenly extended the deadline for college admissions from July 6 to 10. Jaya Dutta, president of Trinamool Chatra Parishad, is going to be removed from her post in the next few days .....

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Kumaraswamy announces Rs 34,000cr farm loan waiver

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy announced Rs 34,000 cr crop loan waiver schemes in his first state budget. In order to fulfill the promise of loan waiver to farmers, he raised the tax of a number of items including petrol and diesel. He termed it as necessary steps to augment resource mobilization. A.....

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Shashi Tharoor gets interim protection from arrest

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has been granted protection from arrest in the case of his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. Granting him anticipatory bail, the court asked him not to fly abroad without its permission. He was also ordered to pay a Rs. 1 lakh as surety.  The court had last mon.....

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Kejriwal rushes to work on after SC rule, babus say hang on

After the SC rule empowering the elected Delhi Govt approved CM Arvind Kejriwal as the approving authority for transferring and postings of bureaucrats. However, the services department has refused to issue the order empowering Delhi’s CM. They said that the new order is "legally incor.....

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BJP Govt in MP wants a chapter of class 12 changed

BJP Govt seeks a chapter on ‘politics of Independent India’ of class 12 changed, as it describes them as a party promoting Hindutva.  The chapter also mentions 2002 Godhra riots, and Ex-PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's "follow the Raj-dharma" advice to the Narendra Modi-le.....

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Sitharaman offers her Ministry’s support for pilgrims

India’s Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has offered her ministry’s assistance whenever necessary to rescue the 1,500 Kailash Mansarovar pilgrims stranded in Nepal. Two Indian pilgrims undertaking the Kailash Mansarovar yatra had died. More than 1,500 others are stranded in mountai.....

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Kejriwal hails SC verdict as victory of people and democracy

Minutes after the verdict on the power of Delhi’s administration by the SC, the CM Arvind Kejriwal tweeted that it was a big victory of both the people and the democracy. The SC verdict underscored that the powers of the LG should stay within the limits set by the constitution. He is bound .....

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Trump gets the taste of Dutch candour from Rutte

Even as most world leaders are wary of disagreeing with Donald Trump, Dutch PM Mark Rutte replied with a resounding ‘No’ during a 5-min press conference. Rutte gave the fitting reply when Trump was hinting at leaving the rising trade war between US and EU unresolved. Rutte also plans .....

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Indian pilgrims stranded in Nepal, hotlines set up for them

Due to unpleasant weather in the mountainous region in Nepal, over 1,500 Indian pilgrims, who are undertaking Kailash Mansarovar yatra, are stranded. External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has requested the Nepal government for army helicopters to evacuate stranded Indian nationals. She said hot.....

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US to pursue N-Korea to make it abide summit commitments

Mike Pompeo is reported to be traveling to North Korea in a bid to pursue the Pyongyang regime to make it abide the commitments in regard to denuclearisation. Reports said that North Korea is not just the continuing its missile programmes and nuclear enrichment but accelerating. N-Korea is also w.....

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Tharoor seeks anticipatory bail in Pushkar’s death case

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has approached Delhi's Patiala House Court seeking anticipatory bail protection the case related to his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death. He has been summoned by a Delhi Court as an accused in the case. Taking cognisance of Tharoor's alleged offences of abet.....

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Congress may move a no-confidence motion against BJP

Congress indicated that the opposition may bring in a no-confidence motion against the Modi govt during the monsoon session. Congress Spokesperson Mr.A M Singhvi said that his party could question BJP on several issues such as J&K, economy, unemployment, the plight of farmers, corruption and .....

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Oppose spreading of false news: Kiren Rijiju

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that fake reports and news were promoting violence in states and claiming innocent lives. He further added that State govts and govt agencies along with NGOs, need to work together to create alertness about it. Cyber law experts suggest curbing t.....

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Emergency can’t blot Indira Gandhi’s contributions

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has criticised PM Modi and BJP for raking up the Emergency imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He said nobody else performed so greatly like Indira did and her contribution could not be ignored just because of her 1975 decision. It would be treason to reject.....

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Ahmed Patel seeks SC interference to secure his RS seat

Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel has pleaded the SC to direct Gujarat High Court to dismiss the petition challenging his election to Rajya Sabha. It will hear the petition on July 9. The BJP candidate filed a petition with the Gujarat HC, questioning EC’s decision to invalidate two votes .....

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Nirmala Sitharaman condemns baseless UK media report

Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has condemned the baseless UK media report of being ignored her request of bilateral talks by UK Minister Gavin Williamson. She said the report is baseless and said both countries are working out for a convenient time to meet. The Sunday Times reported Williamson decli.....

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Coalition Govt in Karnataka approves common minimum program

The coordination committee led by Siddaramaiah approved the Cong-JDS coalition Govt’s Common Minimum Programme in Karnataka. That included waiver of farm loans, creation 1cr jobs, and allocation of Rs 1.25 lakh crore for irrigation over the next 5 years. There had been speculation that ther.....

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Nuclear deal with North Korea can be dumped: Trump

Responding to reports of increased enrichment of uranium by North Korea even after the summit, Donald Trump said that it could possible to end the nuclear deal. He asserted that the US did not cost anything to reach a deal with N-Korea. He agreed to end a joint military exercises with South Korea.....

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Merkel’s minister threatens to resign over migration deal

Horst Seehofer, Germany’s interior minister has threatened to resign from the coalition Govt over difference with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policy. His announcement came after Merkel agreed a migration deal with the EU leaders that promises secure centres for asylum seekers.....

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Sushma Swaraj's twitter poll receives mixed reactions

Of 1, 24,305 people who took part in a poll on twitter initiated by Minister Sushma Swaraj 43% to 53,000 respondents find no issues on abusive trolls. Sushma, who became a subject of online abuse over a passport row involving interfaith couple, asked users whether they approve such trolling. .....

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Mayawati says BJP stands only for the welfare of rich

The BSP chief Mayawati ridiculed the BJP led Centre Govt wondering whether the Govt would take credit of increasing Indians Swiss bank accounts. She charged that the BJP worked only for the rich. She said its coalition parties were leaving the BJP because of anti-people policies such as GST and c.....

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Hardik Patel meets up with Tejashwi Yadav

Patidar leader Hardik Patel met with Opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on June 30th in Patna. Tejashwi requested Hardik to visit Bihar on a regular basis in advance of the Lok Sabha elections. He said Hardik will be raising the issue of social injustice, unemployment and farmer distress under Modi.....

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Govt will pay Rs 973cr as air fare for Haj pilgrims: Naqvi

Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Govt will pay Rs 973 crore to airlines this year for Haj pilgrims travelling through the Haj Committee. He said Indian Haj pilgrims need not to bear extra financial burden even after ending the Haj subsidy. This year, for the first time .....

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Sangeeta Kalia IPS continue to skip Haryana Min’s meetings

Sangeeta Kalia IPS, SP in Haryana’s Panipat, has been accused of not attending meetings chaired Haryana health minister Anil Vij. She has been skipping meetings chaired by Vij due to the two years old spat between them over the alleged illegal sale of liquor. When his workers raised the iss.....

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North Korea continues to enrich uranium: Report

Contrary to Trump’s claim that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, the report says that the country has increased its production of enriched uranium. Satellite images showed rapid improvements being made to a nuclear research facility at Yongbyon. Neither of the concessions the US p.....

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India declines US offer to host Nirmala Sitharaman: Report

India is reported to have declined the offer that the US offered to host Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington DC. The offer was in line with the postponed ‘2+2’ meeting. India believes that the offer made to Defense Minister would undermine the the purpose of a ‘2+2.....

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Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur: Menswear brand gets a boost

Ermenegildo Zegna Group, worldwide leader in luxury menswear and Reliance Brands Limited have jointly invested in Raghavendra Rathore Jodhpur, one of India’s leading luxury menswear brands. In the three-way partnership, the bespoke brand will receive an impetus from both firms that have an .....

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Swiss bank deposits: Cong says black, BJP says white money

The Congress continued to attack the BJP Govt over the increase in Swiss bank deposits by Indians. It alleged that the spike in deposit was due to black money. However, the BJP maintained that Swiss banks are no longer an ideal destination for tax evaders because it has made significant efforts t.....

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Sedition charged against Ghulam Nabi Azad for remark on Army

A sedition case has been filed against the Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks against Army’s action in J&K. He allegedly told that more civilians were being killed in Army’s action than terrorists in J&K. The petitioner said that his statement painting Army as ki.....

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Govt is committed to provide best healthcare to people: Modi

The Centre Govt is committed to provide modern healthcare to people, said PM Narendra Modi. Giving best healthcare has been among the top priorities of the Govt for the last four years, he said. The Centre along with the state is trying to build infrastructure for modern healthcare to benefit the.....

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Congress slams BJP Govt for politicising armed forces

The congress slammed the BJP led Modi Govt for utilizing the armed forces for the political gains. The party’s critique came after a video of Sept 2016 surgical strike on Pakistan camps was released. It said that the Modi Govt is seeking credit for the sacrifice and valor of the armed force.....

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US, Russia agree on time, place of Trump-Putin summit

Trump and Putin have reached an agreement on the date and location for an official summit. The summit is scheduled to conduct in a country other than Russia or the US. The summit is the follow up of a one-on-one meeting between the US national security adviser and Putin, who discussed nuclear arm.....

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Nikki Haley says she wants to take India-US ties to forward

The US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley, who is in India, said that her visit to the country is to strengthen the relationship between India and US. She said there are lot of stuff to be considered in a short amount of time. She said there are lots of common things between the two countries and wanted.....

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Trump blames India of imposing 100% tariff on US imports

Trump has blamed India of charging 100% tariff on the US imports. He defended his administration’s decision to impose tariffs on import of foreign products. He argued that it was in retaliation to imbalance of trade that the US has with China, the EU and India. Meanwhile, the first 2+2 dial.....

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Nitish calls up Lalu Yadav, Tejaswi terms it late courtesy

Bihar CM and JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar is seen leaning towards to his erstwhile coalition partners RJD the Congress amid the growing discomfort with the BJP led NDA alliance. He called up RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, who is admitted to the hospital, to enquire about his health. Tejaswi Yadav de.....

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People suffocated, harassed under BJP rule: Mayawati

The BSP supremo Mayawati alleged that the BJP Govts at the Centre and the states have failed when it comes to the welfare of the poor, farmers, labourers, backwards and dalits. It was like undeclared emergency in the country for the last four years, she said adding people were feeling suffocated .....

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Online membership requests triple after Pranab speech: RSS

RSS has claimed that online application for membership in the organization has increased after former president Pranab Mukherjee’s speech at its headquarters in Nagpur. The applications have gone up more than three times since June 7. On the day of the speech, it went up to 1,779. Around 40.....

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Nikki Haley to arrive in India on a two-day visit

Nikki Haley will arrive in India today on a two-day visit. This is her first visit to India as the US Ambassador to the U.N Haley will meet senior Indian officials, business leaders and students, underscoring America’s “strong alliance” with the country. Topics of discussion wil.....

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Arun Shourie terms Modi Govt as event and poll oriented

Ex-Union Minister Arun Shourie has termed the Modi Govt as “event-oriented and election-oriented.” He criticised the Modi Govt that it does not have any policy either on Kashmir or Pakistan, but has only one horse trick that only knows how to divide the Hindus and Muslims. The focus o.....

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Pak’s empty rhetoric could not change reality: India to UN

Responding to Pakistan’s reference to Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly, India said Pakistan’s empty rhetoric could do nothing to change the reality that J&K is integral part of the country. Its envoy made reference to Kashmiris, as the victims of “egregious crimes&rd.....

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Shiv Sena asks people to come out of ‘Modi delusion’

Citing recent suicides in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena said it was a delusion that PM Narendra Modi would do something for poor. The state is witnessing anarchy of hunger and power. While common people are ending their lives along with family members, those in power were busy with politics, it alle.....

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Trump warns Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters

Trump has warned Democratic lawmaker Maxine Waters for encouraging publically its supporters to harass Trump administration officials. He warned her in a tweet saying “be careful what you wish for Max”, after one of his spokeswomen was kicked out of a restaurant by its anti-Trump owne.....

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Trump wants illegal immigrants to be detained without trial

Donald Trump once again demanded that the illegal immigrants should be detained without a trial before a judge. The call for the detention of undocumented immigrants is seen as denying their right to due legal process. However, White House has defended the position and insisted a judge was not al.....

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UN HR violation report not reflects realities: J&K Pandits

The All-India Kashmiri Samaj has expressed its displeasure over the UN’s human rights violation report that it said was not based on facts and does not reflect the realities of J&K. It complained the UN for being blind for 30 years over the plight of Kashmiri Pandits. It also said that .....

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Bengal under unofficial emergency imposed by TMC: BJP

West Bengal BJP has claimed that the state is under an ‘unofficial emergency’ imposed by TMC Govt. It alleged that the Govt has taken away the democratic rights of the people because of which people could not cast their vote freely. It claimed that amid the Govt’s plan to wipe o.....

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Modi holds talks with Seychelles President Danny Faure

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Danny Faure are holding talks at Hyderabad House. Key areas of cooperation such as defense and security is expected to be discussed. Faure is on his first bilateral visit to India. He was accorded a ceremonial welcome by the Indian President R.....

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Triple Talaq: Govt seek support of Sonia, Mayawati, Mamata

Modi Govt is seeking support from the country’s top women leaders for getting the Triple Talaq Bill passed in the Rajyasabha. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad urged former Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata B.....

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Trump’s tougher views on deportation on Twitter

POTUS Trump’s latest tweets over deporting immigrants without waiting for judicial processes have been criticised by the Republican party. His language was called “repugnant” and termed “baseless rhetoric”. The tweets come days after he was forced to reverse a policy.....

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Centre rejects collegium’s recommendations for Allahabad HC

Centre refused the collegium references of Mohammad Mansoor and Basharat Ali Khan as judges to the Allahabad HC for the 2nd time citing complaints against them. The govt also resent the name of Nazir Ahmed Beig who was considered as a judge to the J&K court. 3 appointments of Wasim Sadiq Narg.....

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Congress calls to end heinous trolls against Sushma

Lending a rare support the Congress party yesterday took on heinous trolls targeting Sushma Swaraj. She faced abuses because an officer in the regional passport Lucknow had allegedly harassed an interfaith couple over their religion. Even though he was transferred quickly, the Twitter community w.....

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Kamal Haasan is disturbed by the state of Tamil Nadu

Kamal Haasan, who leads Makkal Needhi Maiam, met up with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former president Sonia Gandhi last week. He said the dire state of his state made him enter politics and the ongoing corruption in TN disturbs him. He said he will contest in all 234 assembly seats in TN .....

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India and UAE plan a food security partnership

India and UAE plans a food security partnership for storage farms of Maharashtra, Gujarat and MP to store excess agriculture produce for supply to markets in the Arab state. This will be implemented during foreign minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan’s visit and comes in the backdro.....

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Turkish President Tayyip wins another term

Incumbent Turkish President Receo Tayip won a first round knockout win in the presidential polls, extending his 15 year rule for his Justice and Development Party. In tightly contested presidential polls, the opposition have complained about vote count. This is the first time Turkish voters cast .....

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Rahul as PM decision can wait: Jayant Chaudary

RLD vice president Jayant Chaudary has said that it is too early to discuss about Rahul Gandhi leading the Coalition and stressed about the importance of regional players. He also stated that the country cannot be run by a single leader. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may prove to be a form.....

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JDU demands an early deal with the BJP

The JD(U) in Bihar has asked for an early decision on seat sharing with the BJP ahead of  2019 Parliamentary elections.  JD(U)  had won 71 seats during the 2015 Assembly elections, emerging as second single  largest party in the Assembly. The BJP however dismissed the demand a.....

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BJP to appoint in-charge for each Lok Sabha constituency

Adopting BSP’s strategy, the BJP will appoint an in-charge worker for each of the 543 Lok Sabha constituencies ahead of 2019 general election. A 11-member committee will be set up in each state. The in-charge person will be from outside the Lok Sabha constituency. The committee will take ca.....

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Yogi to continue till 2019 election

Despite of growing dissent among sections within the BJP, the party has decided not to replace UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The party has decided not to disturb the government till the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. There have been growing voices within the party after the party lost key by-poll.....

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France calls for sanctions against countries

French President said that European Union states that refuse to accept migrants should face financial penalties. This statement has prompted a furious response from Rome. Macaron made those comments after Italy’s government had defiantly declared that all its ports are being closed to forei.....

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Donald Trump likely to meet Vladimir Putin

US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said in a television interview that US President Donald Trump is likely to meet Russian leader Vladimir Putin “in the not too distant future.” He further said that ambassador Bolton is planning to visit Moscow on Monday and he will be meeting his coun.....

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Amit Shah will be addressing a rally in Jammu

Amit Shah will address a “massive” rally and meet party workers in Jammu today when the party will commemorate “Balidan Divas” of its ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee. This will be his 1st visit after his party’s break-up with the PDP. The rally will be held at Brah.....

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India, Cuba stand for South-South cooperation: Preeti Saran

India and Cuba stood for South-South cooperation respectively, MEA Secretary  Preeti Saran said. Both the countries have strong and friendly relations, she said. Saran was briefing about President Ram Nath Kovind's Cuba visit. She said Suriname President Desi Bouterse handed over instrum.....

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Kamala Harris slams Trump’s 'crimes against humanity'

Indian-origin Senator Kamala Harris alleged that Trump Administration has committed “crime against humanity.” She said this after visiting a federal detention centre in California and raised concern over the typical prison setting. Harris also met mothers separated from their children.....

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Congress targets govt over demonetisation

The Congress party has targeted the Narendra Modi government for the Demonetisation fiasco. In a press conference the party spokesperson stated that the move was the “biggest scam of Independent India” to convert black money into white. The congress spokesperson said the bank in which.....

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Kharge to be Maharashtra Congress Chief

Mr Mallikarjun Kharge has been appointed as in charge of the Maharashtra state Congress party. He will be replacing Mohan Prakash who is considered a socialist face within the party. The demand for the replacement of Mr Praksah had come from many congress leaders within the party. Mr Kharge will .....

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North Korea still poses an extraordinary threat US: Trump

Donald Trump has extended for another year its ‘national emergency’ policy that allows economic sanctions on North Korea. He said North Korea still poses an extraordinary threat. After his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore, he had commented that its nuclear prog.....

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Bengal Cong proposes alliance with Left to defeat BJP, TMC

The West Bengal Congress has proposed a 21-step approach to defeat the ‘TMC-BJP nexus’ in the state. It also included an alliance with the Left a parties and the opening of common offices. West Bengal Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury had announced that his party intended to u.....

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Fidel Castro was a great friend of India: President Kovind

Paying tribute to the late Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro in Santiago de Cuba, President Ram Nath Kovind said Fidel was a great friend of India. He said Fidel's revolutionary thoughts had given strength to the voice of developing countries in the international arena. President arrive.....

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Father of Time cover girl says she was not separated

A man, who claimed to be the father of Time Magazine cover girl, said that the girl was not separated from her mother. The cover page became sensational even before its release. It features a girl along with Trump to describe the agony of Trump’s zero tolerance policy. The man said they wer.....

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Mamata condemns BJP leader’s encounter threat

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has termed the BJP as a militant organisation. She dared BJP if it has the courage to touch her party members. She strongly condemned the BJP state president’s threatening her party leaders with direct encounter. “I dare them to come and touch us. We wil.....

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As elections near, Mayawati may play Kingmaker

As parties are making strategies for the upcoming Assembly elections, BSP supremo Mayawati is in much demand as the Opposition eye Dalit votes. They would like a share of Dalit votes for the upcoming elections in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chattisgarh and also the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. May.....

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TMC not a militant organization like BJP: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee called the ruling party BJP a militant organisation. "We are not a militant organisation like the BJP. They are creating fights not only among Christians, Muslims but also among Hindus," she said. Banerjee’s statement come.....

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Jashodaben reiterates Modi is her husband, ignores Anandiben

PM Narendra Modi’s estranged wife Jashodaben said she was surprised at Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel’s statement that Modi was unmarried. She said Modi mentioned her name in his declaration while filing papers for Lok Sabha elections. For her, she said Modi is Ram and added .....

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Trump reverses migrant family separations policy

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to “keep families together” amid extraordinary public protest over his policy of separating children from their parents. But the order does not address families already separated by the policy. However, the executive order makes clear that a .....

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Prakash Ambedkar ready to ally with Congress, NCP

Ambedkar’s grandson and the Bharipa Bahujan Sangh leader Prakash Ambedkar has expressed interest to form an alliance with the Congress and NCP. He said he wish to join like-minded parties to ensure the deprived classes of society get political representation. This is the first time he has g.....

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Counter-terror ops will be easier under Guv’s rule: J&K DGP

J&K Director General of Police S P Vaid said that under the Governor’s rule, counter-terror operations will be much easier for security agencies. On-going military operations against terrorists would continue as earlier, he said. Sources said that security forces are likely to get a fre.....

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55,000 enthusiasts take part in Yoga with Modi on Yoga Day

PM Narendra Modi has begun doing Yoga asnas with 55,000 enthusiasts in Dehradun to mark the fourth International Day of Yoga. Yoga sessions will be held across the world to mark the day. The UN also recognized the day to celebrate the ancient Indian practice that has spread across the globe. Indi.....

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Over 7,000 Indians apply for US asylum in 2017: UN

The UN refugee agency said that over 7,000 Indians filed applications seeking asylum in the US. The US was the most sought after country in 2017 by refugees, said its annual Global Trends report. Wars, other violence and persecution drove worldwide forced displacement to a new high. Over 68.5mn p.....

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Swami wants Cow Ministry to create a ‘Golden Madhya Pradesh’

Swami Akhileshwaranand Giri, who has recently been given a cabinet rank, urged the Madhya Pradesh CM to create a Cow Ministry to the best interest of the state. He claimed that CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan would be inspirational to future generation if he takes care of cows as he does at home. It wou.....

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Kamal Haasan submits details before EC to register party

Actor-turned politician Kamal Haasan has met Deputy Election Commissioner to officially register his party. He said that all the details have been submitted regarding his political party. The EC is reported to have said that Haasan’s party would be given approval very soon. However, no deci.....

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Slain Aurangzeb is an inspiration for the country: Def Min

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has visited the family of slain army man Aurangzeb in the J&K. She said she wanted to spend some time with the martyr’s family. The martyred soldier stands out as an inspiration for the entire country, she added. Aurangzeb was abducted and subjected t.....

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Omar Abdullah urges fresh elections desolating J&K Assembly

National Conference leader Omar Abdullah has demanded an immediate dissolution of J&K Assembly. He urged the Centre to conduct fresh elections. The President has approved the Governor’s rule in J&K after CM Mehbooba Mufti resigned following the break up in PDP-BJP alliance. He said .....

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J&K Governor gets President’s approval to rule

President Ram Nath Kovind has approved the Governor’s rule in J&K after following the resignation of CM Mehbooba Mufti.  Governor NN Vohra had recommended imposition of Central rule in his report to President. BJP withdrew its support to the Govt, saying it has become impossible to.....

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US calls UN-HR council a cesspool of political bias, quits

The US is set to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council. The US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley called it a protector of human rights abusers and a cesspool of political bias. She said the organisation was not worthy of its name. Haley argued the US had spent a year in pursuit of reforms whi.....

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Microsoft staff says don’t use its tech to separate families

Over 100 Microsoft employees have demanded the company to end the contract with the Govt on US Border Patrol project. Amid migration policy issues passed by Trump administration, the tech giant has made it clear that its technology was not being used for "projects related to separating child.....

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‘Only Raje could muster courage to challenge Modi-Shah’

Congress leader Bharat Singh praised Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje for her courage to stand against PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah. Reports said she did not allow them to impose their man as BJP state unit chief. Singh also criticised central and state Govts for wasting the public money .....

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Cong workers seek divine intervention to make Rahul next PM

Jaipur Congress workers have offered a special prayer to Lord Shiva for blessings on Rahul Gandhi to make him the next PM of the country. It was a part of his 48th birthday celebration. Sweets and cakes were distributed on this occasion at PCC headquarters. They sought divine intervention to make.....

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We will emerge victorious to influence Centre in 2019: Sena

On its 52nd anniversary, the Shiv Sena said that it would emerge victorious in Maharashtra so much so that to influence the Govt at the Centre. It claimed that there will not be another 2014 political accident. It said that the environment in the country is changing and questions are being raised.....

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Canadian parliament passes bill to legalise marijuana

The Canadian parliament has passed a bill that to legalise the consumption of marijuana. It is the first G7 country to permit the use of cannabis. The bill was passed by 205 votes to 82 in the House of Commons. The bill needs to be passed the Senate and get royal consent before becoming law, whic.....

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Trump directs Pentagon to form new ‘Space Force’

Donald Trump has asked the Pentagon to consider building a new US ‘Space Force’ as the sixth branch of the American military. The move, however, needs the approval from the Congress.  He said that the US should not get behind other countries in the formation of the space force. T.....

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Don’t doubt on Govt’s intention in appointing next CJI: Min

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that it is up to the sitting Chief Justice of India to recommend the next CJI. He urged not to cast doubt on the Centre’s intention on appointment of the next CJI. The Centre will discuss the appointment of CJI Dipak Misra’s successor after .....

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US is not a migrant camp: Trump defends immigration policy

Amid mounting criticism, Trump has defended his controversial zero tolerance immigration policy. He made it clear that he will not allow US to become a migrant camp even as activists claimed separating children from their families was nothing short of torture. Nearly 2,000 children were separated.....

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India-Pak issues purely bilateral:India to Chinese proposal

In response to the reports on Chinese envoy’s proposal to endorse a trilateral cooperation among India, China and Pakistan, India said the matter is purely bilateral in nature. It made it clear that any involvement of third country in this matter shall not bear any fruit. The Chinese envoy .....

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China proposes trilateral summit with India, Pakistan

China has proposed a trilateral summit between three neighboring countries of India, Pakistan and China. Speaking in a seminar, Chinese envoy to India Lou Zhahohui proposed many possible pathways towards moving forward India- China relationship. He proposed the summit in the lines of China, Russi.....

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BJD, TRS, YSR votes to decide Rajya Sabha's deputy chairman

As the election to choose Rajya Sabha's deputy chairman is due, both the ruling and the combined opposition parties are in constant contact with BJD, TRS and YSR Congress Party. The candidate will require 122 votes in the 245-member house to win. The opposition has strength of 117 votes while.....

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Pramod Muthalik likens Gauri Lankesh to a dog

Pramod Muthalik, chief of the right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene, allegedly likened slain journalist Gauri Lankesh to a dog. Addressing a rally he asked “why should Modi react if some dog dies in Karnataka?” He made this while hitting out at critics who have been asking Modi to break his .....

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Govt to assess impact of Govt Ads on people

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry will assess the impact of Govt advertisements on people for a careful use of money ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The Govt wants to reach out to the people and highlight the works done by it in the last 4 years. A study in this line would help the Gov.....

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People are dying due to Modi’s broken promise: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has accused P M Narendra Modi of failing to keep his promises citing a report on an Odisha man who had covered 1,350 km by walk to meet Modi. The man wanted to remind Modi of his promises made in 2014 to upgrade Rourkela's Ispat General Hospital to a multi-speciality hospital and.....

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CMs seek Modi’s intervention to end crisis in Delhi

Chief Ministers of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have urged the PM Narendra Modi to take steps to end the constitutional crisis in Delhi. Mamata Banerjee said that a situation like the one in Delhi could not have a place in democracy. The CMs also said that the impasse as a th.....

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Need further steps to double India’s growth rate: Modi

Hinting at further economic reformation ahead, PM Narendra Modi said that the Centre is committed to take present growth rate of 7.7% to double digit. In order to boost the economic growth, he said many more important steps have to be taken. Addressing CMs at Niti-Aayog Meet, he said India has no.....

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Kejriwal angry at LG for representing him at NITI Aayog meet

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has burst out at Delhi LG Baijal for attending NITI Aayog Meet on behalf of him. Kejriwal, who has been sit in protest at LG’s office, asked Baijal under which provision of the Constitution he represented the CM. He added he has not authorised him to assume his plac.....

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BJP asks CMs where were them when Chief Sec’ was assaulted

The BJP has questioned the CMs who came in support of protesting Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asking where were them when Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash was assaulted. It also asked what would happen when chief secretaries of their states also come out in support of Prakash. Kejriwal wants the s.....

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CM’s extend solidarity to Arvind Kejriwal

Arvind Kejriwal is on a sit-in protest at LG Baijal's house along with 3 other ministers for 6 days. In a show of solidarity, CMs Mamata Banerjee, N Chandrababu Naidu, HD Kumaraswamy and Pinarayi Vijayan stood by their Delhi counterpart and sought PM’s intervention to solve the issue. H.....

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UK kicks out India from relaxed student visa rules

The UK government has decided to exclude Indian students from a new list of countries considered "low risk".  The move is to facilitate an easier visa application process to universities. The decision sparked outrage in India. The UK Home Office announced a relaxation of the Tier 4.....

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Mamata Banerjee slams Govt for Niti Ayog meet on Eid

The Centre’s decision of scheduling a Niti Aayog meeting on the same day as Eid ul-Fitr has invited the wrath of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. “I told them that Eid may not be on their calendar, but it certainly happens to be on mine,” she said. “But  in.....

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Merkel’s immigration stance may cost her position

Angela Merkel's 12-year tenure as Germany's leader is under threat due to a split over immigration between two parties:  Christian Democratic Union and its sister Christian Social Union  party. Christian Social Union party is threatening to withdraw support for Merkel for her st.....

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Mamata Banerjee to work on Opposition’s conclave

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is planning to work on an Opposition’s conclave in Lucknow. Banerjee had earlier expressed her readiness to attend meeting in Lucknow if Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati invite her. Trinamool leaders said Ban.....

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Sex racket involving actresses busted in the US

The Homeland Security Investigations have busted a sex racket in the US involving several actresses from the Telugu and Kannada film industry. They have identified the couple Kishan Modugumudi and Chandrakala Purnima from Hyderabad as the main perpetrators. They have statements from 5 victims and.....

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Trump’s ex-campaign head Paul Manafort sent to jail

Donald Trump’s former election campaign manager, Paul Manafort, was sent to jail for allegedly violating his terms of bail.  He has been indicted in many cases mostly on financial-related charges, including conspiring to launder money and defraud US. He is also a target of Special Coun.....

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Terrorism should not be defined on religion: Digvijaya Singh

Congress leader Digvijaya has made it clear that he used to say ‘Sanghi terrorism’ not ‘Hindu terrorism.’  Because, he said, terrorism should not be defined on the basis of religion. He accused RSS of propagating violence and hatred and further propagates terrorism. B.....

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Rahul Gandhi reaches out to rebel individuals in UP

Rahul Gandhi is reported to be reaching out to individuals extending his support to their fight against the UP Govt over various issues ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He wrote to suspended Medical College paediatrician Dr Kafeel Khan, farmers’ leader V M Singh and Sunil, who is leading .....

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Bengal Edu Ministry angry over Guv’s letter to VCs over Yoga

The state run universities in West Bengal have fallen into a trouble with a letter from the Governor asking VCs to observe International Yoga Day on June 21. Education Minister, however, said that the Governor’s action was unprecedented and unacceptable. Meanwhile, VCs said they will take a.....

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Ceasefire extension in Kashmir unlikely: Rajnath Singh

As the tense situation in Kashmir still continues, the Home ministry has not decided on extending the Ramzan ceasefire after Eid. Though it gives a break for the Kashmiri locals, it poses a threat to Amarnath pilgrims. A high-level meeting was convened to brief the PM about the condition. Additio.....

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Sushma Swaraj holds meeting with G-4 diplomats

Sushma Swaraj held a meeting yesterday with the senior officials of G-4 nations. During the meeting, they discussed their common agenda to push for reform of the UNSC and expansion of its permanent and non-permanent members. The grouping consists of Brazil, Germany, India, and Japan which are asp.....

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BJP-RSS playing ‘poisonous politics’: Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi slammed BJP and RSS by terming their activism ‘poisonous politics’. He urged the people to raise voice against it. He was provoked by an incident where three minor Dalit boys were stripped, beaten and paraded nude in a village in Maharashtra for swimming in.....

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Will announce decision on farm loan waiver soon: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said he is working on the modalities of farm loan waiver. He assured farmers that a decision will be announced soon in this regard. The JD(S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka is committed to the welfare of farmers, he said. “ I want to ensure it is done.....

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Rahul Gandhi didn’t invite Pak envoy to his Iftar party

Pakistan High Commissioner was not invited to an Iftar party hosted by Rahul Gandhi. It was the first Iftar party organised by him as Congress president. Envoys of several Islamic countries, including Bangladesh, were invited. For the Congress, this is a departure from past as Sonia Gandhi had in.....

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Suspension of military exercises may weaken defence

Trump’s decision to suspend military exercises with South Korea may have created a diplomatic damage by shaking up the US-Asia Policy. Former Defense secretary Chuck Hagel said that lack of exercises could weaken defence system. However, Pentagon still maintains silence on the cancellation .....

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Modi will be voted back to power in 2019: Fadnavis

Indian PM Narendra Modi will be elected back to power in the 2019 general elections, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said.  He said Modi is addressing basic problems of the common man through schemes of constructing toilets, providing bank accounts and gas connections. Fadnavis .....

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Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with her Vietnam counterpart

Indian defence Minster Nirmala Sitharaman held talks with her Vietnamese counterpart General Ngo Xuan Lich in Vietnam. Reviewing bilateral defence partnership over the past years, both sides reached consensus on measures to boost ties in the near future. Lich said the visit will boost the friends.....

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Sarah Sanders rubbishes reports of quitting White House

White House Secretary Sarah Sanders has rubbished the reports of her leaving the White House. Sanders took to Twitter to inform that she was attending her child's event when false stories about her exit from the White House were released.The media outlets ran stories about her plans of quitti.....

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Kejriwal begs PM’s intervention to stop IAS officers’ strike

Arvind Kejriwal has written to PM Narendra Modi, asking his intervention in pursuing IAS officers to stop their strike.  He pointed out that pollution level of the state edged to toxic level, and no meeting on pollution control has been held over the last 3 months due to the strike. AAP plan.....

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Pak EC denies Hafiz Saeed’s MML permission to contest polls

Pakistan EC has denied Hafiz Saeed backed the Mili Muslim League the permission to contest the national elections. Earlier, MML had obtained an order from a HC in favour of the party. The US designated the MML as a terror group and placed sanctions on 7 of its leaders in April, saying the group i.....

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Modi pays tribute to Afghan’s strong spirit on Test debut

PM Narendra Modi has paid tribute to war-ravaged Afghanistan’s indomitable spirit. He said through message that it was a matter of great pride and immense pleasure for India to host Afghanistan’s maiden test. “Cricket is the unifying force for the people of Afghan, India takes p.....

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Karni Sena warns Rajasthan minister of dire consequences

The Shree Rajput Karni Sena has threatened to chop off Rajasthan Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari’s ears and nose for equating the Rajputs with 'rats.' However, she denied the charge, saying it was misquoted out of context. In a media briefing, she said that as the assembly elect.....

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BJP alleges TMC persecution in Bengal, TMC denies

BJP in West Bengal has claimed that their workers have fled to neighbouring states for the fear of life from ruling TMC. It alleged that many BJP workers including those who won the recent panchayat elections have sought shelter in Jharkhand and Bihar. The TMC, however, denied the allegations, sa.....

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Be infertile if can’t produce sanskari kids:BJP MLA to women

The BJP lawmaker Pannalal Shakya from Madhya Pradesh has asked women to prefer being infertile than producing kids who are not sanskari. It was an apparent attack at Rahul Gandhi. He said there were women who gave birth to leaders like Rahul Gandhi. He also advised women to take Kaushalya, who ga.....

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Cong calls Jaitley’s blogs wasteful and hollow

The Congress has described Union Minister Arun Jaitley’s blogs as “hollow and wasteful” attempt to regain political relevance. It said Jaitely was trying to outsmart his junior ministers who have surpassed him to “impress the Badshah by weaving blatant lies and falsehood.&.....

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Italian MP feels coming back to life as she reveals her face

Piera Aiello, who had been behind the veil for nearly 25 years, finally felt coming back to life when she revealed her face to public.  This ghost politician in Italy was forced to run her office anonymously ever since she became a witness of her husband’s murder by mafia gunmen. As an.....

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Mamata Banerjee extends her support to protesting Kejriwal

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has extended her support to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal for his sit-in protest at the L-G’s office. She tweeted that as a CM he must get due respect. Kejriwal his deputy Manish Sisodia and two ministers have been at L-G’s office since Monday. They have deci.....

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In India women MLAs are more efficient: Study

A study has found that Indian women MLAs are less likely to be criminal and are more efficient in finishing developmental projects compared to their male counterparts. Development in a constituency is likely to be 25 per cent higher if it has a woman legislator, says the study by UN University Wo.....

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Nikki Haley could be first female US Prez, says strategist

Democratic strategist Jessica Tarlov said Nikki Haley could be the first female US president. “I've actually heard a lot of people on both sides of the aisle say, if we're going to have our first female president, it could very likely be Nikki Haley,” she said. Haley is US Amb.....

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Grand alliance reflects people’s sentiment: Rahul Gandhi

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi said the grand alliance of opposition parties against the BJP is a mutual sentiment among politicians and people. He said the nation stand united against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and the BJP."The way Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attacking the Constitutio.....

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Cong’ Sowmya Reddy grabs Jayanagar constituency from BJP

Sowmya Reddy, the daughter of Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy, has succeeded to grab Jayanagar constituency from BJP in Karnataka. She has won by securing 54,458 votes with a mere margin of 2,887 votes against the BJP’s BN Prahlad, brother BN Vijaya Kumar, who passed away in May. Jayanagar .....

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What makes PM Modi fit and healthy? #FitnessChallenge

PM Narendra Modi says it is the daily walk on a track inspired by the 5 elements of nature apart from Yoga that make him fit and healthy. Accepting #FitnessChallenge from Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli, he posted a 1 minute 49 second video of his morning exercise regime. He then nominate.....

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Mizoram Govt plans resolution against Citizenship Bill

The Mizoram Govt has decided to bring a resolution in the assembly against the Citizenship Amendment  Bill, 2016.  All political parties including the BJP have opposed the Bill citing that it would provide a legal asylum to Buddhists who crossed the border from Bangladesh. It said that .....

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Australian PM pledges to deliver national apology to victims

Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull has announced his proposed plan to deliver a national apology to the survivors, victims and families of institutional child sexual abuse on 22 Oct. Considering the Royal Commission’s recommendations, he said a commonwealth child safety framework was being deve.....

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Trump-Kim: A roadmap to ensure peace from Nuke threat

The summit between Trump and Kim Jong-un ended with a positive note as both leaders have invited each other to their respective countries. Reports also said that both leaders have reached a consensus related to denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula. The US also assured its security commitment .....

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Draft report on note ban: BJP calls it biased draft

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance chaired by Congress veteran Veerappa Moily has divided over its draft report on demonetisation. While Moily said the report was already done on the ‘Transformation towards a digital economy’, the BJP said members it was biased report. Th.....

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Sushma Swaraj stopped Modi from singing pact with UK:Report

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s insistence was reported to be the reason why PM Modi did not sign an agreement on taking back illegal immigrants with the UK when he visited there.  Reportedly, the pact was pulled because she had reservations about a key provision in the pact .....

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Kim and Trump summit turns fruitful for China

Trump thanked China for its role in the recently concluded summit with North Korea. In the talks with Kim, he committed to open-ended discussions. U.S. would also suspend military drills with South Korea. North Korea has not given a timeline to give up nuclear weapons. China hopes to convert this.....

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Delhi Minister Satyender jain starts hunger strike

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain started indefinite hunger strike to pressure the LG to concede AAP’s demands. They demanded to end the over four months strike by IAS officers. They want  LG to issue orders that all those IAS officers who do not return to work shall be proceeded ag.....

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BJP conducts prayers across country for Vajpayee good health

The BJP workers have conducted special prayers in various parts of the country for the wellbeing and the speedy recovery of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He has been in the intensive care unit for treating urinary tract infection since he was admitted in AIIMS. PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others .....

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Kejriwal & Co refuses to leave LG's office till demands met

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his colleagues, who went to meet Lt- Governor yesterday evening, refused to leave the LG office until their demands were met. They wanted action against bureaucrats who are not cooperative with their ministers. They also wanted to discuss other issues. AAP leaders wer.....

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Trump-Kim summit: With handshakes to hope of terrific ties

The US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un launched their historic summit in Singapore. With a cordial handshake, Trump predicted that it would be a “tremendous success” and both were going to have a “terrific relationship.” The meeting between the t.....

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China hopes SCO can resolve India, Pak differences

China expressed its hope that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation can help to resolve the conflicts between India and Pakistan, which joined the organisation last year. China wished the SCO platform would provide an opportunity for better ties between the countries. Earlier Modi termed Pak as a.....

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Canada tries to patch up deteriorating trade ties the US

Canada has begun to work out for a speedy restoration of the deteriorating trade relationship with the US.  While US officials continued its verbal attack on Canada that was started by Trump at the G7 meeting in Quebec, Canadian diplomats are planning to visit the US. It was Canadian PM&rsqu.....

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Shiva Sena terms plot to kill PM as ‘mystery thriller’ film

Shiva Sena described the alleged plot to kill PM Narendra Modi and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis as a ‘mystery thriller’ film story. It said such threats stories would emerge ahead of polls. It also said about further increasing the security cover of both leaders adding that &ldquo.....

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CBI moves Interpol to bring Nirav Modi back to India

The CBI has moved to Interpol to issue Red Corner Notices to get back fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi after the UK’s confirmation their presence in the country. Meanwhile, India sent a clear message that Britain should not be viewed as a safe haven for men wanted .....

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AAP with BJP if Delhi got full statehood: Kejriwal

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has offered AAP’s support to BJP for the 2019 Lok Sabha election if Delhi was granted full statehood. He ensured each and every vote from Delhi in favour of BJP if Delhi got full state status. He also warned that if the Modi Govt failed to do so, the party would con.....

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J&K police arrests ex-BJP minister’s brother for abusing CM

J&K police has arrested an ex-BJP Minister’s brother for abusing CM Mehbooba Mufti during a public rally. Rajinder Singh, brother of BJP leader Lal Singh was hiding for nearly 20 days in Rajasthan. His purported remarks against CM prompted a flutter with political leaders cutting across.....

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Open for an alliance in MP says Jyotiraditya

Mr. Jyotiraditya Scindia who is Madhya Pradesh Congress campaign committee in charge for the assembly elections has stated that his party’s doors are opened for an alliance in Madhya Pradesh and seat sharing will not be a speed breaker. He said all party leader in the state were working uni.....

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Congress HQ in Kerala put up for sale on OLX for Rs 10,000

Indira Bhavan, the headquarters of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee has been put on ‘sale’ on OLX. The ad is considered to be a response to the Congress’s decision to spare the Rajya Sabha seat for Kerala Congress (Mani) candidate. The decision created a huge stir among the.....

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Statehood: Kejriwal dares Sheila Dikshit to run Delhi

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Sunday said the lack of statehood cannot be an excuse for not working. In reply, AAP leader and current Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal challenged Dikshit to try running the capital under Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Dikshit’s comments .....

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Russia’s G7 return depends on progress in Ukraine: Merkel

The European members of the G7 agreed that Russia cannot be re-admitted into the club, until there is progress in Ukraine crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "We are in agreement that a return of Russia to the G7 cannot happen unless substantial progress is made in terms of the pro.....

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Pervez Musharaff to contest election in Pakistan

Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former military dictator, said he will run for a seat in parliament in July 25 national elections. The move comes after the country's Supreme Court conditionally allowed him to return from Dubai. He has been living in self-exile in Dubai to avoid arrest on c.....

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Congress to talk with all parties for alliance in MP

Senior Congress leader and Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath said party is in talks with Mayawati’s BSP and other smaller parties over seat-sharing. Kamal Nath is confident about his party coming to power in the state by winning the assembly elections scheduled to take place late.....

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Trump suggests G8 readmitting Russia, others not happy

Donald Trump has suggested of readmitting Russia in the G7 group of top industrialised nations. However, other members were not happy with the suggestion. Fellow members of what was then the G8 suspended Russia after it took control of Crimea from Ukraine. Tensions remain, in part over the poison.....

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Modi’s safety, security is a topmost priority: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the security and safety of PM Narendra Modi was a topmost priority for the ministry. He said Maoism and extremism have been reduced by many folds. Maoists are just fighting a lost battle. A letter allegedly recovered from a Maoist said its plan to kill .....

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SCO summit may become a diplomatic challenge for India

Even as PM Modi attends the SCO summit in China, India’s challenge is to make itself relevant.  India’s values don’t match with any of the other member states in the group. SCO is mainly built on Chinese and Russian interests. India will focus on issues like counter-terrori.....

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Kumaraswamy tries to calm revolting MLAs in ministry

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy met Congress leader and former minister MB Patil, who has raised voice for not getting a cabinet seat in the ministry. CM said he met Patil as the head of the coalition Govt. Reportedly unsatisfied Patil said that there were 15 to 20 MLAs who share the disagreement wit.....

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EC says there is no evidence to prove Cong’s charges

Rejecting the Congress claim of large scale errors in the voters' list of Madhya Pradesh, the Election Commission said there was no evidence. It said the field verifications showed the image repetition found was not related to the Congress’ charge of multiple entries. The EC told the pa.....

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Cong wants ‘plot to kill PM’ claim to be probed

The Congress has questioned the claim of a Maoist conspiracy to kill the PM and said it may be a deliberate attempt to divert attention or gain sympathy. It wanted a probe into the conspiracy claim alleging that Modi has a habit of spreading false info to gain sympathy when his popularity decline.....

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Amit Shah comments on BJP’s losses and wins

In his talk to the senior BJP officials, Amit Shah reminded Congress that though BJP has suffered defeat in 8 by polls, it has managed to win in 14 states. It rules in 20 of the 29 states in the country. He remarked that BJP has provided electricity, health schemes and pension benefits in 4 years.....

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Maoist plan ‘Rajiv Gandhi Style’ assassination of PM Modi

The Pune police have intercepted telephone calls of Maoists planning a 'Rajiv Gandhi style' assassination of Modi. The reason stated in the letter was,”Modi led Hindu fascist regime is bulldozing its way into the lives of indigenous adivasis. In spite of big defeats, Modi has succes.....

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India, China left behind Doklam issue: Envoy

India's envoy to China, Gautam Bambawale, said the countries have left the last year's Doklam issue behind and moved on to better bilateral ties. "There is no doubt that India-China relations have gone through a transformation after the informal Wuhan summit. We have left the Doklam .....

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Shiva Sena reiterates it will go solo for 2019 Lok Sabha

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has reiterated that his party would content 2019 Lok Sabha election without any alliance. His comment came a day after the meeting with the BJP president Amit Shah, who wanted a repair in alliance between BJP and Shiv Sena. Thackeray said the Sena would continue t.....

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Pranab Mukherjee's daughter says her warning vindicated

Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee and daughter of Pranab Mukherjee asserted that her warning about the RSS treatment with her father has been vindicated. The circulation of a morphed image, in which Mukherjee was seen raising his hand up to his chest in the RSS way of salutation, she alleged, .....

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Macron urges G7 members to unite against US trade policies

French President Emmanuel Macron has urged the G7 members do not dilute the shared values to gain Trump’s signature. He described Trump’s trade policies as the threat of a new US hegemony. The members have shown their displeasure over the US’ policies towards industrialized libe.....

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Kim is welcome to White House if summit goes well: Trump

US President Donald Trump said he would consider inviting North Korea's Kim leader Jong-un to the White House if their summit in Singapore goes well. He also expressed of hope of reaching an agreement to end the Korean War. He also warned he was totally prepared to walk away if negotiations o.....

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Rukh Khan's cousin to contest elections in Pakistan

Shah Rukh's paternal cousin Noor Jehan is an independent candidate for general election in Pakistan that will take place on July 25. She will be contesting for a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Jehan and her family reside in Shah Wali Qataal area, adjacent to the fabled Qissa Khwani maintains a .....

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Pranab Mukherjee holds a mirror for RSS at the event

Pranab Mukherjee, in his address to the RSS, reminded it of India’s pluralism, tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness as articles of faith. He also had a few tips for PM on Rajdharma. However, some senior leaders in the Congress party feel that though the message was good, it was difficult.....

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Petrol and Diesel prices cut, 9paise & 8Paise per litre

Petrol and diesel prices fall for the 9th straight day by 9 paisa and 8 paisa respectively. As per the price revision notification of state-owned oil firms petrol prices in Delhi: Rs.77.83/L, Mumbai: Rs.85.45/L, Chennai: Rs. 80.59/L and Kolkata: 80.28/L. while diesel rates are Delhi:Rs.68.73, Mum.....

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Imran Khan’s ex-wife served legal notice by Wasim Akram

Former Pakistani cricketer Wasim Akram sent a legal notice to Imran Khan’s ex-wife Reham Khan for reportedly disclosing about the couple’s sex lives in her upcoming book ‘Reham Khan’. The notice had been sent by her first husband and 3 others along with Wasim Akram for def.....

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Rajnath Singh in Srinagar to review security situation

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh arrived in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar to review the security situation of the state. The two-day visit comes in the midst of various issues causing conflicts in the state, such as cross-border firing, ceasefire violation, terrorist infiltration, attacks on .....

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Trump’s Iftar is limited to diplomats alone

President Donald Trump will host an Iftar dinner at the White House this year. Around 30 to 40 diplomats from Islamic countries are being invited. However, American-Muslim community leaders are being left out from this year’s party. Last Year, the White house did not host an Iftar party, as.....

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Sharmistha Mukherjee dissents her father’s RSS visit

Pranab Mukherjee will speak at the RSS event in Nagpur today. His daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee, who is also the Delhi Congress spokesperson on Wed, disagreed openly with his visit through Twitter. Cautioning him that the BJP /RSS would forget his speech but use the visuals to spread false rumour.....

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Rajnath Singh to go on a two-day visit to Kashmir

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir to review security measures taken for the annual Amarnath Yatra. During the visit, he will hold meetings with CM Mehbooba Mufti and various other delegations. He will also look to prolong the ceasefire. However, the terrorists continue to d.....

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Iran maintains its stand on nuclear inspections

Iran’s UN envoy said the country won’t cooperate fully with atomic inspectors until a standoff over nuclear deal is resolved. Ministers from France, Britain and Germany have written to US officials to stress their commitment to upholding the pact they signed in 2015, and to urge Washi.....

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Sushma Swaraj visits historic Phoenix settlement in SA

External Aairs Minister Sushma Swaraj visited the Phoenix Settlement in South Africa and planted a tree sapling. Mahatma Gandhi had lived there during his stay in South Africa. "Where Bapu developed his philosophy of non-violence!" the Indian Consulate in Durban tweeted and added that S.....

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25 ministers took the oath of office in Karnataka

Karnataka cabinet expanded as 25 ministers took the oath of office on June 6. HD Kumaraswamy’s JD(S) kept 10 ministerial posts for itself. Congress had 12 of legislators inducted into the cabinet. Lone BSP MLA N Mahesh and the two Independent MLAs, Venkataramanappa and R Shankar, also got m.....

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Farm loan waiver in 10 days if Cong wins in MP: Rahul Gandhi

Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi promised to waive off farm loans in 10 days if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh. Addressing a rally in Mandsaur he said the Centre and state Govts have no time for farmers. "The truth is PM Modi and BJP are not concerned about farmers. Helping their rich.....

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Will resign only if enough women protest: Philippine Prez

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he will resign if more offended women sign a petition demanding his step down. Duterte was justifying his act of kissing on the lips of a married Filipino woman in South Korea. He said the kiss was “pure showbiz” and both “enjoyed it&rdq.....

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Chidambaram appears before CBI probing INX Media scam

Congress leader P Chidambaram appeared before the CBI to give his conviction in connection with INX Media scam. The CBI is probing the fraudulent transaction done by INX Media to his son Karti to get Foreign Investment Promotion Board clearance when his was finance minister. He has the interim pr.....

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Myanmar, UN sign MoU to facilitate safe return of Rohingyans

Myanmar and UN has signed a MoU to facilitate a voluntary, safe, dignified and sustainable return of 700,000 Rohingya refugees. Most of the refugees, who fled the brutal persecution by the military, are now lodged in temporary camps in Bangladesh. Refugees return stalled as they feared of their l.....

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Bishop’s political appeal sets a new dangerous trend: BJP

The BJP has termed the Goa archbishop Father Filipe Neri Ferrao’s statement that the Constitution was in danger as a new dangerous trend. It said it was a political appeal by a religious head. Condemning the statement, it shared concerns if heads of other religious denominations followed th.....

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Shah to repair relations with allies ahead of 2019 polls

The BJP President Amit Shah reaches out to the NDA allies to repair relations and garner their support ahead of the 2019 polls. He will start with a meeting with Uddhav Thackeray. This will be the first meeting after Shiv Sena contested the Palghar bypoll by themselves. He will also hold talks wi.....

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Modi is ‘very angry’ with Lt Governor, says Kejriwal

CM Arvind Kejriwal said Delhi's successive Lieutenant Governors made PM Modi angry because they failed to stop the Aam Aadmi Party Govt. Modi was ‘very angry’ with Anil Baijal and this was also the reason why his predecessor Najeeb Jung was removed, Kejriwal said. Modi is trying t.....

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‘Terror and talks can't go hand in hand’: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said  in a clear message to Pak that terror and talks cannot go hand in hand. She was addressing a press conference about the achievements of Ministry of Defence in the last 4yrs in New Delhi. She also said that though the Army respects the Ramzan ceasefir.....

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Shashi Tharoor to face trial in Sunanda Pushkar case

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor will face trial in the in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar, a Delhi court said. Taking cognizance of the chargesheet filed in the Pushkar death case, the court set the date for Tharoor’s summons. "There exist sufficient grounds to proceed against Tha.....

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Army may retaliate to unprovoked attacks: Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said India had honoured its 2003 agreement with the Pak, but the Army reserved the right to retaliate to an unprovoked attack. “When it is an unprovoked attack, the Army is given the right to retaliate. We honour the ceasefire but of course, a margin is g.....

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UP CM Adityanath bats for simultaneous elections

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he is in favour of the country holding simultaneous elections, both general as well as assembly elections. He said it will ensure development and other welfare projects don't lag behind. Adityanath said he has constituted a team in his state t.....

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Putin says he didn’t want to divide European Union

Ahead of his visit to Austria, a Western European country, Russian President Vladimir Putin has made it clear that he didn’t want to split the European Union. He said he wanted to build co-operation with the EU. EU sanctions on Russia because of its annexation of Crimea and support for sepa.....

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Govt is working to provide every Indian a home by 2022: Modi

PM Narendra Modi said that his Govt is working with a goal to get every Indian home by 2022. He said he is also working to free the housing sector of corruption and middlemen to ensure people get their own houses without hassle. He said the use of latest technology in building houses ensures poor.....

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New Zealand’s PM decides to remain office till giving birth

Jacinda Ardern, the PM of New Zealand, is reported to have decided to remain in office, until she leaves for the hospital to give birth. She is the second world leader after Pakistan’s Benazir Bhutto to give birth while in office. She said she will be in close communication with acting PM W.....

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Chidambaram gets protection from arrest till July 10

A Delhi Court extended till July 10, the interim protection from arrest, granted to P Chidambaram in the Aircel Maxis money laundering case. In his plea, Chidambaram said all the evidence in the matter appears to be documentary in nature, which is already in the possession of the incumbent Govt a.....

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Mono-culturalism endangers Constitution: Goa’s Archbishop

Goa’s Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said that the grip of a kind of mono-culturalism over the country has endangered the Indian Constitution. He asked Catholics to engage in active politics to preserve and strengthen the democracy. He also raised the concerns over human rights violations. C.....

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Imran Khan’s estranged wife accuses him of being dishonest

Reham Khan, estranged wife of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, in her yet-to-be-released book, accused Khan of being dishonest and unrighteous. The book is on her personal experiences as a “mother, wife, journalist and warrior”. PTI leaders have accused Reham of being part o.....

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India to push for co-operation against terrorism in Brics

Brics members Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa will convene for their annual summit in Johannesburg in July. India plans to push the members to define and reflect on cross-border terrorism. 2017 summit had called for the adoption of the CCIT by the UN General Assembly. CCIT proposes .....

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Sushil Kumar Modi reveals NDA strategy for Bihar polls

Deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi said that the NDA will seek votes in the name of JD(U) and PM Modi.  He stated that 70% voters were with NDA and they would win 40 seats in Bihar in the 2019 polls. The seat-sharing will be decided at a later time. The chances of winning seemed bleak for .....

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K’taka Ministers to get portfolios after swearing in

State Congress spokesman KE Radhakrishna said that the portfolios will be allocated to the respective leaders after their swearing-in on Wednesday. The Congress will have 22 portfolios, including Home while JD-S will keep 12 portfolios including Finance. The names of the ministers from Congress a.....

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Sushil Kumar Modi reveals NDA strategy for Bihar polls

Deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi said that the NDA will seek votes in the name of JD(U) and PM Modi.  He stated that 70% voters were with NDA and they would win 40 seats in Bihar in the 2019 polls. The seat-sharing will be decided at a later time. The chances of winning seemed bleak for .....

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Modi gives scripted replies in interviews: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi said Modi’s interviews on public platforms were scripted. He was referring to Modi’s interview at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. Gandhi called Modi the first Indian PM who took “spontaneous” questions to which the translator had pre-script.....

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Kumaraswamy says no to new cars, office renovation

Karnataka’s new CM HD Kumaraswamy has decided to forbid government departments and ministers from buying new cars. He has also decided not to allow the revamp of offices of ministers and officers in the assembly building in Bengaluru this year. "I have already instructed the Chief Secr.....

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JDU declares Nitish as face of NDA in Bihar during 2019 poll

Ahead of NDA’s crucial meeting in Bihar to decide on leader, the JDU has unilaterally declared its party president and CM Nitish Kumar as the face of NDA in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls in 2019. It said that BJP, LJP, RLSP would have to approach the LS poll under his leadership. JD.....

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US first lady unlikely to attend G7 and Singapore summits

President Donald Trump's wife, Melania Trump is reported not to be attending G7 summit in Quebec and a scheduled summit with North Korea in Singapore. She has been reported to have undergone a surgical procedure to treat a benign kidney condition and was released from the hospital on May 19. .....

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India, US pledge to continue strong strategic partnership

PM Narendra Modi and U.S. Defence Secretary Jim Mattis have pledged to continue their strong bilateral strategic partnership. During their meeting at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, they discussed the importance of the U.S.-India ties, the role of both nations in cooperating to uphold inter.....

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'If protesters are anti-social, so am I' Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan, retorting to Rajinikanth’s remark over anti-sterlite protest, said that if protesting is termed as anti-social, then he was also anti-social. Visiting those who were injured in protest, Rajinikanth said that anti-social elements hijacked the protest. The residents of Tuticorin.....

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Goa BJP women's chief’s remark on rape is disgusting: Cong

Congress in Goa criticized the BJP’s state women's wing President Sulakshana Sawant’s controversial remark. While responding to a question on the alleged gang-rape of the woman on a South Goa beach, she said that the Govt could not provide security to every individual. Congress sa.....

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Pakistan violates the recent ceasefire agreement

Pakistani troops have violated the recent ceasefire that was agreed upon by Indian and Pakistani DGMO’s on May 29. There was unprovoked firing targeting a BSF post along the IB, killing 2 BSF personnel and 13 civilians. Calling the incident unfortunate, CM Mehbooba Mufti has asked the DGMO&.....

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EC orders probe on the list fake voters in Madhya Pradesh

Congress has brought out a list of 60 lakh fake voters in MP accusing the center of electoral misconduct. It urged the EC to remove these names from the list and demanded strict action against the returning officers. Voters with the same name and photos were enrolled in different or same booths. .....

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Aircraft flying Sushma Swaraj loses contact

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj was flying to South Africa via Mauritius when the VIP Embraer aircraft carrying her lost contact for 14 mins. As the flight does not have a long range, it had stopovers at Thiruvananthapuram and Maldives for refuelling. The IFC 31 could not establish contac.....

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BJP worker’s death in WB: Autopsy report confirms suicide

The BJP worker who was found hanging in West Bengal's Purulia on June 2 committed suicide, as per autopsy report. "Five doctors have conducted the post-mortem and concluded that Dulal Kumar died of asphyxia ante-mortem by suicidal hanging," Aakash Magharia, Superintendent Of Police,.....

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No alliance with AAP for 2019 Lok Sabha polls: Congress

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken denied reports of possible alliance with the AAP to fight 2019 Lok Sabha polls against the BJP. He said that his party men did not want an alliance when AAP was losing its ground and Congress was restoring its influence. There were reports of alli.....

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I would say whatever I have to say at Nagpur: Mukherjee

The former President Pranab Mukherjee, who has been criticised for accepting RSS invitation to an event, said he would respond to all the requests during his address at Nagpur. He was quoted as said that “Whatever I have to say, I will say in Nagpur.” The RSS has invited Mukherjee as .....

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BJP changes strategy in UP

Rattled by two consecutive defeats in by-elections, the BJP in UP is contemplating course collection for campaign in coming months. Initially the party had decided to hold a dozen of rallies by party chief Amit Shah. However, now the emphasis will be more on mass contact programmes which will est.....

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Letter of MP Congress chief to Rahul Gandhi leaked

A letter written by Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath to AICC President Rahul Gandhi, urging him to attend death anniversary of an OBC leader has created ripples within the congress party. The party has under played the issue officially; however, an internal probe has begun to ascertain th.....

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Mayawati vies for 40 Lok Sabha seats for alliance

BSP Supremo Ms Mayawati had earlier announced to her party workers that she will opt for an alliance in the general elections only if seat sharing terms were respectable. She has not given any clear indication on how many seats she would vie for, however it is believed she may not settle anything.....

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Deve Gowda had no say in ministry formation: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy said Deve Gowda had no say in ministry formation and portfolio allocation in the JD(S)-Congress cabinet. "I have come across media reports that Deve Gowda played a role in formation of the ministry and allocation of portfolios. This is far from the truth. He only .....

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Smriti Irani accuses TMC of killing BJP workers

Union minister Smriti Irani accused the Trinamool Congress of indulging in the "targeted killings" of BJP workers in West Bengal. Trinamool Congress was part of a consolidated opposition against PM Narendra Modi, therefore it was a "consolidated opposition" that was indulging .....

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Israel military investigating the killing of Razan al-Najar

Israeli military said  it was investigating the apparent killing by its troops of a Palestinian nurse on June 1 during protests along the Gaza border. As per various sources, Israeli forces shot dead 21-year-old Razan al-Najar, a volunteer medic, as she ran towards the border fence,  at.....

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Sushma Swaraj leaves for 5-day visit to South Africa

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has left India on a 5-day visit to South Africa. She will meet the country’s top leaders and attend meetings of BRICS and IBSA. Swaraj will also attend the events marking the 125th anniversary of the incident where Mahatma Gandhi was thrown out of a t.....

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EU leaders fume over US’ tariff on steel, aluminium imports

The US has further worsened the already roiled trade ties by imposing 25% and 10% on imports of aluminium and steel from the EU, Canada and Mexico. Meanwhile, the EU, Canada and Mexico drew up retaliatory measures to counter the US’ unilateral decision. But EU’s foreign policy chief F.....

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Cong-AAP in talks to oust BJP from power in 2019: Report

The political rivals Congress and AAP are reported to have engaged in talks to form an alliance to oust the BJP from power in 2019 General poll. It is in the wake of recent success of alliance formula in other states against BJP, AAP approached Congress with a similar alliance in Delhi. Talks are.....

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India and Singapore ink a pact for naval co-operation

PM Modi and Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong has inked a naval pact for coordination, logistics and services support on Friday. It details the strategic co-operation between the two fleets. It also exerts Indian access to the SE Asian region where China has been asserting its military presence. This .....

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Congress explores a tie-up with BSP for MP elections

Congress explores the possibility of an alliance with Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP). It comes soon after the party worked with the Janata Dal-Secular for the Karnataka assembly elections. BSP which is raking a considerable vote share seems to be keen on working an alliance not only for MP but als.....

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US mulls deploying anti-missile system to Germany

The US military has held primary talks about shifting a powerful missile defence system to Germany to bolster European defences. Experts say the move may upset Russia. The tentative proposal to send the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense  system to Europe predates Donald Trump’s decis.....

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Shiv Sena blames EC for its failure in Palghar bypoll

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has declined to accept party’s loss in the Palghar bypoll to the BJP’s candidate. He blamed the EC for malfunctions of EMV and VVPAT mechines and its failure to act against the cash for vote complaints.  He maintained the party would not forge.....

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Portfolios allocated in K’taka to be announced today

Congress and JDS may announce their final portfolio allocation as a written agreement in K’taka today. Kumaraswamy will continue for 5 years as the CM, the finance portfolio will also remain with JD(S) while the home ministry will be run by Congress. The CM also denied reports about discont.....

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BJP loses in Kairana due to a united challenge from oppn

RLD’s Tabassum Hasan wins over BJP candidate Mriganka Singh in Kairana with support from BSP and SP. The powerful coalition of Muslims, Jatavs and Jats will possibly reduce in BJP's tally in UP. The victory shows BJP is vulnerable if challenged by a united opposition. The fears of commu.....

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LDF wins Chengannur bypoll with record majority

Kerala's ruling CPM-led LDF candidate Saji Cheriyan has won Chengannur Assembly bypoll. Cheriyan won with a record margin of over 18,000 votes. He defeated BJP’s P Sreedharan Pillai and Congress leader D Vijayakumar.The by-election was necessitated after the demise of CPM sitting MLA KK.....

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PM Modi meets Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad

PM Narendra Modi held a meeting with newly-elected Malaysian counterpart Mahathir Mohammad in Kuala Lumpur. The meeting was a part of his three-nation tour. The two leaders are reported to had a productive exchange of views on strengthening the strategic partnership. From Kuala Lumpur, Modi will .....

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Mayawati sends Govt bungalow keys, but retains Mall Avenue

Claiming compliance with a SC, the BSP chief Mayawati had sent a set of keys of the Govt bungalow she occupied, to the State authorities by speed post. However, it was not the bungalow the Govt wanted her to be ousted from. She is hanging on to a palatial 10-bedroom bungalow in an even more elite.....

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Maneka Gandhi wants dowry ‘calculator website’ get blocked

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi has urged the Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to block www.dowrycalculator.com, which calculate dowry amount a potential groom can expect. She also wanted stern action against its developers. She said it was not only sha.....

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Kumaraswamy praises Rahul calling him ‘Punyatma’

The Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy once again appeased the Congress by calling Rahul Gandhi as ‘Punyatma’-good soul. He said he did not have the blessings of people but had the trust of ‘Punyatma’ Rahul Gandhi, by which it has got an opportunity to be at power. He said he wil.....

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BJP gets Rs532.27cr from 1194 firms, Cong revenue up by 105%

The revenue of 7 national parties from unknown sources during 2016-17 was Rs 710.80cr, while total donations declared by them stood at Rs 589.38cr, said a report. While BJP registered a 593% increase with Rs 532.27cr from 1,194 entities, Congress income went up by 105%. BJP’s revenue is mor.....

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PM declines to sign MoU with UK on illegal immigrants

PM Modi has denied signing the MoU with Britain agreeing to ease the return of illegal Indian immigrants. The reason being the UK is not providing a better visa system to the Indians. It was the focus of the bilateral agreement signed during Modi’s April visit. A senior official said that t.....

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Inform RSS about their wrong ideology: P Chidambaram

As the debate on Pranab Mukherjee attending the RSS event continues, P Chidambaram said that he personally would not have accepted the invitation. However, he urged the former President to inform RSS about their wrong ideology during his visit. Leaders like Abhishek Singhvi have asked others to e.....

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Aviation Minister asks Air India to probe sexual harassment

Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu promised action after an Air India air hostess complained about the way her case was being dealt by an internal committee appointed by the airline.  She had filed a complaint against a senior executive on sexual harassment. The Minister directed the s.....

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CBI raids Delhi minister Satyendra Jain’s residence

The CBI carried out searches at the residence of Delhi minister Satyendra Jain in connection with the hiring of consultants in PWD. His decision to hire 24 architects to set up a creative team through a detective agency had come under CBI scanner last year. Responding to it, Delhi CM Arvind Kejri.....

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Sushma Swaraj, Queen Maxima held talks on financial inclusio

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, who is in India, have discussed growing financial inclusion in India. Queen Maxima, who is the wife of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, is a special advocate for inclusive finance for development of Secretary-Ge.....

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US blames India for not taking action against fringe groups

The US’s religious freedom report blamed India of not taking action against the fringe groups who engaged in violence against religious minorities. It states religious minority communities felt increasingly vulnerable to fringe groups under current Govt. There were religiously motivated kil.....

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Kummanam Rajasekharan assumes post as Mizoram Governor

Kummanam Rajasekharan took his oath as the 18th Governor of Mizoram amid protests. He was the chief of BJP’s Kerala unit and an RSS pracharak. 2 pro-Christian organisations PRISM and GCIC hoisted black flags to condemn the appointment of a radical Hindu governor. They fear that he would not.....

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Indonesia seeks support for UNSC seat from PM Modi

PM Modi is on an official visit to Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to boost to India’s Act East Policy. Indonesia is seeking support for its candidature to UNSC Asia-Pacific seat and the voting is slated for next week. It is pitted against Maldives to whom India had already committed its .....

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Pranab Mukherjee to preside over an RSS event

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the invitation to be the chief guest at an RSS event in Nagpur. Union minister Nitin Gadkari described his act as a good star that aimed to keep away political untouchability. However, this has left many in the Congress stunned with some like CK Jaff.....

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JD(S) likely to keep finance portfolio in K’Taka

CM Kumaraswamy may finally get to keep the finance portfolio in K’taka.  The CM’s father H D Deve Gowda seems to be deft navigator behind JD(S) winning the battle. While Congress is waiting for other portfolios to be assigned, it will not further press for the finance portfolio. Congress had.....

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Didn’t detain Lebanon Prime Minister: Saudi to Macron

Saudi Arabia has denied French President Emmanuel Macron’s statement that the kingdom held Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri captive last November. A statement from Saudi foreign Minsitry described Macron’s comment as “untrue”. The kingdom reiterated that it would con.....

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Akhilesh Yadav dismisses alliance with Congress

Dismissing alliance with the Congress, the Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said his focus ahead of the 2019 national election is to strengthen the party. He called the partnership talk with the Congress a waste of time on the back drop of fiasco in last year’s poll in UP.  He sai.....

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Vedanta denied permission to expand second Sterlite plant

The State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu cancelled the land allotted to Vedanta Limited for the proposed expansion of Copper Smelter Plant in Tuticorin. It cited series of agitations and protests against the establishment of the plant, expressing concerns about the pollution cause.....

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Sunanda’s last mail may trouble Shashi Tharoor

It was the last e-mail of Sunanda Pushkar to her husband Shashi Tharoor that the prosecutors highlighted as a trump card to back the charges against the Congress leader in a Delhi court. In her mail, she said she had no will to live and sought death. Tharoor is an accused under the charge of crue.....

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Govt at the mercy of Congress: Karnataka CM

The Govt in the state was at the mercy of the Congress, as his party did not have the mandate of all people, said the Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy. His comment came in response to the BJP’s demand for farm loan waving that was opposed by his alliance partner. The JDS and Cong are also still.....

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Trump and Shinzo Abe to meet ahead of the summit

Donald Trump and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe agreed that it was vital to dismantle NK’s nuclear weapons. The leaders will meet ahead of the summit which is to be held on June 12 in Singapore. US wants North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons in exchange for sanctions and economic relief. Pyong.....

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Justice Nasir Ul Mulk is the interim PM in Pak

Justice Nasir Ul Mulk has been named as the interim PM of Pakistan until elections, as the current government will be dissolved on Thursday. The former chief justice has also served as the chief of the Election Commission of Pakistan. The general elections will be conducted on the July 25th. The .....

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Sushma Swaraj apologises for her Tweet on PM Nepal visit

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj rendered an apology through Twitter on her tweet regarding PM’s visit to Nepal. She had cited that PM addressed lakhs of "Indians" at Nepal's Janakpur. Twitter users quickly pointed that the PM has addressed a Nepali crowd. Nepali Politi.....

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Talks ensue between JD(S) and Congress over portfolios

Talks continue between JDS and Cong on the portfolio allocation in K’taka. Congress wants to keep the key portfolios like finance, energy, water resources and PWD while giving JD(S) animal husbandry, labour, fisheries, youth services, women and child welfare. JD(S) is also interested in PWD.....

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Panneerselvam promises to close Sterlite plant at Tuticorin

Tamil Nadu deputy chief minister O Panneerselvam has said the government will ensure the closure of the controversial Sterlite Copper plant at Tuticorin."We will take all possible steps to ensure that the Sterlite Copper plant is shut down in Tuticorin,"  he said. He met the people.....

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US team in North Korea to confirm summit with Kim Jong Un

Trump confirmed that US negotiators were in North Korea for talks ahead of his planned summit with Kim Jong-un. A state department spokeswoman said US delegation was in “on-going talks with North Korean officials at Panmunjom”, a village on the border between North and South Korea. S-.....

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Portfolio allocation may be delayed in Karnataka

Allocation of portfolios in newly sworn-in JD(S)-Cong Govt in Karnataka may be delayed further as Cong Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and its president Rahul Gandhi are travelling abroad. The meeting to decide on the portfolio allocation has been postponed for a week as Sonia Gandhi is travelling abroa.....

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India angry on Pak’s Gilgit order, says it is integral part

India strongly expressed its disagreement to Pakistan’s so-called Gilgit-Baltistan order which India said was a plan to alter the status of J&K region. By the order, Pakistan’s PM get more power over the region. India summed the Pak High Commissioner and conveyed that the so- areas, is an int.....

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BJP is not scared of opposition's unity: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister and BJP leader Rajnath Singh has condemned the opposition parties’ unity against the BJP and said his party was not scared of it. He denied that the Govt was indulging in the “politics of hatred”. He said why unity is that the opposition failed to show that the Gov.....

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Porn website with party name irks BJP

Assam BJP is upset as an internet domain they formerly owned is now hosting a pornographic website. The party wants the website be either blocked or deleted. They have filed a complaint with cyber cell of the police and a US-based portal creation company.  The involvement of rival parties ha.....

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Congress is only a fringe party: Arun Jaitley

The Congress is changing from being the dominant party in Indian politics to the ‘fringe’ party, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wrote in his blog. The party is in desperation, as it no longer holds office. Fringe parties can never come to power; it can only support the regional parties.....

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Union Min Harsh Vardhan blames UPA for anti-Sterlite protest

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan has blamed the previous Congress-led UPA Govt for the issue related to Vedanta's Sterlite plant that turned to violent protest in Thoothukudi. At least 13 people were killed and over 60 injured in the police firing during a protest against the construc.....

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Modi lauds people’s trust on his governance

On the fourth anniversary of the BJP-led Govt at the Centre, PM Narendra Modi tweeted that development has become a mass movement for citizens in the last 4 years. He lauded people’s trust on his governance and said the Govt would continue to serve them with the same vigour and dedication. .....

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Cong to observe 'Betrayal Day' on 4th year of Modi-govt

The Congress is reported to be observing ‘Vishwasghat Diwas- betrayal day’ on the completion of Narendra Modi-led BJP Govt’s fourth year at the Centre on Saturday. Press conferences will be held in 20 different cities, including the capital, by senior party leaders such as Gulam.....

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Ireland vote for legalizing abortion: Exit poll

Ireland has voted by a landslide margin to repeal the 8th amendment to its constitution, including restrictive abortion laws, said exit polls. The exit poll results are seemed as a blow to Catholic Church because if passed abortion for up to 12 weeks into pregnancy would be legalized. It will be .....

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Notice to vacate bungalow was erroneous: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati informed the State Govt that the Bungalow 13A on Mall Avenue where she often lives was a memorial as per a 2011 order. It was allotted in the name of the ‘Kanshi Ram Yaadgar Vishram Sthal’, where she is allowed to stay as caretaker. The Govt is on a mission to claim.....

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Modi, Hasina, Mamata at Visva Bharati University convocation

PM Narendra Modi and his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina along CM Mamata Banerjee are attending the convocation ceremony of the Visva Bharati University. Hasina, who is on visit by Modi’s invitation, was received by Mamata Banerjee. Both leaders will inaugurate the Bangladesh Bhavan a.....

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‘Trump-Kim breakup’: Twitter ridiculous summit cancelation

The US decision to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has received a slew of derisory comments on Twitter.  The pre-minted commemorative coin, which is now selling at discounted price, has also been ridiculed.  Trump’s break up tone letter to Kim and premature .....

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Mamata upset over Modi’s absence at Visva-Bharati Awards

The West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee expressed her unhappiness and shock when announced that PM Modi will not be available to confer the 'Desikottam', Visva-Bharati University's highest award, due to paucity of time. However, VC of the varsity said that in similar occasion in past had t.....

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Yet to decide on modalities of CM’s tenure: K’taka deputy CM

Ahead of the trust vote in Karnataka, the Congress leader and the deputy CM Parameshwara said the Cong-JDS coalition was yet to discuss modalities about Kumaraswamy’s full 5 year term as CM. He also said that no decision about the portfolios that should be handled by both parties has been t.....

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North Korea says it is still ready to meet Trump

North Korea expressed willingness to have direct talks between its leader Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump, after the US unilaterally cancelled the summit. It said that the scheduled summit desperately necessary to resolve potential hostilities. It tried to portray itself as the driver of progress in.....

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Congress asks contribution to restore democracy

In the wake of financial crunch, the Congress party has appealed people to help the party to restore democracy by making a small contribution. A day before Cong MP Shash Tharoor had tweeted that the party was not embarrassed about running without much fund and hinted at going for crowd funding. H.....

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Cong-JDS coalition Govt to face floor test today in K’taka

The newly formed Cong- JDS coalition Govt in Karnataka under CM H D Kumaraswamy will face a trust vote today to prove its majority in the Assembly. In the 222-member House where 112 is a simple majority, the JDS-Cong combine has 118 MLAs, while the BJP has 104 seats.The Cong has nominated former .....

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UN chief expresses concern on annulment of nuclear summit

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he was worried after Donald Trump cancelled the nuclear summit stating hostility from the North Korean counterpart. He urged both parties to continue the dialogue to find a passive way to denuclearisation. He said around 15,000 weapons were stocked globa.....

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UK Foreign Secretary gets fooled by a prankster

In a political blunder, UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson spoke to a hoax caller who faked to be Armenian PM. He discussed relations with Russia, Iran nuclear deal and Syrian war in the 18 min call. The prank was pulled by Vovan and Lexus who are known for targeting celebs and politicians. Event.....

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Netherlands and India sign contracts for cooperation

PM Modi and Dutch PM Mark Rutte signed 51 contracts in a series of meetings in areas of knowledge and water management, agri-food and horticulture, IT, life sciences & health, smart cities, business and sustainability. They condemned the terrorist acts in South Asia and Europe. PM Modi said h.....

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DMK leader Stalin detained for protesting outside Assembly

DMK leader MK Stalin, who was staging a protest outside Assembly, was detained by the Tamil Nadu police. Slamming the police action, Stalin has demanded the resignation of CM K Palaniswami and DGP T K Rajendran. Tensions continue to remain high in Tuticorin after 12 people were killed in clashes .....

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Union ministry proposes to protect home buyers

The Union Ministry gave its nod to amend the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC). It proposes to treat home buyers as creditors involving them in the resolution process if a builder files for bankruptcy. A recent study shows there are 5,95,074 unsold units  in top 9 cities in India and ther.....

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EC puts forth ‘one year one election’ option

As an alternative to PM Narendra Modi’s suggestion for ‘one nation one election’, the Election Commission has put forth ‘one year one election’. The EC is of the opinion that the proposed alternative can be implemented without any difficulties. The simultaneous polls.....

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North Korea warns US of nuclear showdown if no summit

North Korea's vice foreign minister Choe Son-hui said the future of the summit with the US is entirely up to the US. She made it clear that the country would neither beg the US for dialogue nor pursued them if it does not want to sit with the country. She threatened the US of nuclear-to-nucle.....

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In TN Opp parties call for bandh to condemn police action

The DMK and other opposition parties in Tamil Nadu will observe a dawn-to-dusk bandh on May 25 to show their protest against police action at an anti-Sterlite protest in Tuticorin. The DMK urged the CM and DGP to resign taking the moral responsibility of the violence in which 11 people killed. DM.....

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Fuel prices cut will affect welfare schemes: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said that excise duty cut on petrol and diesel will affect Centre’s diverse social welfare schemes adversely. He emphasised the necessity of increasing the oil prices which he said is linked to the global economy. He said the country could not sell oil at subsid.....

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JDS & Cong tied up Modi’s ‘Ashwamedha’: Kumaraswamy

Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy said that the JDS and Congress had succeeded in tying PM Modi's ‘Ashwamedha’ horse in the state. Clarifying doubts on his Govt’s stability, he said that the conducts of his and his Govt would ensure that it would last the full 5 years. All leader.....

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CM, Deputy CM to take oath today in Karnataka

Karnataka State JDS president HD Kumaraswamy and his Congress counterpart Dr G Parameshwar will take the oath as CM and deputy CM today evening at the Vidhana Soudha. After a day of hard-fought negotiations between JDS and Cong, they have agreed on a power sharing formula. Cong will have 22 minis.....

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US mints coin commemorating Trump-Kim summit

The Trump administration released its ‘trip coin’ to commemorate the impending summit between Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The coin depicts Trump face-to-face with the “supreme leader” under a banner saying “peace talks” with each country’s fl.....

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Comply demands or face strongest sanctions: US to Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned to impose the strongest sanctions in history against Iran if it did not comply the US demands. The demands include giving up its nuclear ambitions, curtailing its ballistic missile program and ending its expansionist behavior. He took aim at Iran's policy.....

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MP: Student says to CM not to bring caste into education

Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan had fated to face a sensitive question on caste from a student, who using his sobriquet dared to tell him “Mamaji, please don’t bring caste into education”.  He questioned the reservation in educational institutions and providing faci.....

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Kumaraswamy meets Rahul, Sonia, dissentions on power assuage

The designate Karnataka CM H D Kumaraswamy met Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and had a discussion over power sharing in the yet to be formed Govt. Both sides exuded confidence that the cabinet formation formula would be thrashed out well before the swearing-in. He has ruled out.....

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India-Russia ties turn to privileged strategic partnership

PM Narendra Modi described the first informal summit with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Russia’s Sochi as extremely productive. They had very intense discussions on bilateral and global issues to make the ties between the two countries to a privileged strategic partnership. Modi s.....

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India believes in “We, Us and Ourselves”: Sushma Swaraj

Expressing strong disagreement on Trump’s “Me First” slogan, Union Minister Sushma Swaraj said that India believed in in the concept of “We, Us and Ourselves”. She said India could not agree with Trump’s slogan when the world was reeling under a storm of protec.....

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8 VVPAT boxes found at a shed in Karnataka

8 Voter-Verifiable Paper Audit Trail machines have been found at a temporary shed in a village in Karnataka’s Vijayapura district. State chief electoral officer, however, disowned those machines as he said those do not belong to the district or to Election Commission. He said an FIR has bee.....

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Sri Lanka’s Prez warns of LTTE’s regrouping abroad

Sri Lanka’s president Maithripala Sirisena has warned of Tamil extremists regrouping abroad to revive its demand for a separate region in the island. He said that the Govt had defeated the terrorism of the LTTE by militarily but failed to quash their ideology.  He was speaking at a cer.....

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Communalism has no place in West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee

Observing the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said that because of its faith in unity in diversity, there was no communalism in the state. It has no place in minds and hearts of the people as the Govt believes in in unity in diversity, she .....

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Kumaraswamy invites Rajinikanth to discuss Cauvery issue

H D Kumaraswamy, the designate CM of Karnataka has invited Rajinikanth, who insisted new Govt to follow the SC order to share Cauvery water with TN, to discuss the Cauvery issue. Kumaraswamy reiterated that the state can only share water when there is water to share but it has not enough water ev.....

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My father taught me hate is a prison: Rahul on Rajiv Gandhi

Remembering Rajiv Gandhi on his 27th death anniversary, Rahul Gandhi writes his father taught him that “hate is a prison for those who carry it.” Several senior Congress leaders besides Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra paid tribute to him at his memorial in Delhi. Rajiv was assa.....

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Cong may get lion's share in Karnataka ministries: Report

The CM designate HD Kumaraswamy would meet Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi to invite them to his swearing in function and to discuss about seat sharing of the proposed alliance Govt in Karnataka. Reports suggest that there will be 2 deputy CMs in the state. The Cong, which won 78 seats against JDS&.....

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Congress urges Modi to probe BJP’s role in horse trading

The Congress has urged PM Narendra Modi to order for an investigation into alleged efforts by the BJP to buy Congress and JJDS MLAs ahead of the trust vote in Karnataka on. The party had released a series of tapes showing alleged attempts by the BJP to get the MLAs cross over to the BJP. It had b.....

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Congress urges Modi to probe BJP’s role in horse trading

The Congress has urged PM Narendra Modi to order for an investigation into alleged efforts by the BJP to buy Congress and JJDS MLAs ahead of the trust vote in Karnataka on. The party had released a series of tapes showing alleged attempts by the BJP to get the MLAs cross over to the BJP. It had b.....

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Cong-JDS ties compelled to swallow bitterness: DK Shivakumar

The newly evolved alliance between Cong and JDS in Karnataka had prompted to swallow some bitterness so as to keep BJP at bay, said D K Shivakumar, Cong leader. He said JDS was a strong opponent but it was that all opposition parties were uniting against BJP. He said MLAs of the both parties woul.....

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Shia cleric wins Iraq elections

An alliance led by Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr won 54 seats in the Iraq elections, conducted for the first time since the ISIS invasion of the nation. Mr.Sadr, a militia chief who fought US forces after the 2003 invasion, reinvented himself as a crusader against corruption. 5000 American forces rema.....

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Restrictions imposed in J&K ahead of PM’s visit

Restrictions have been imposed ahead of PM Modi’s visit to J&K due to the prevailing tension. He will be inaugurating the work for Zojila Tunnel, which will reduce the travel time between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh to 15 mins. He will also lay a foundation stone for Srinagar and Jammu rin.....

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NACO certifies W-Bengal as No 1 state to prevent HIV

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has said that the central agency NACO has certified the state as Number 1 in preventing parent-to-child transmission of HIV. She said that through the ‘Prevention of Parent to Child Transmission’ programme, it has nabled 16.5 lakh pregnant women of Benga.....

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US lawmaker warns of Chinese influence over India Ocean

US lawmaker Richard D Fisher has warned of making Taiwan a major nuclear and conventional military base by China to establish more power in the Indian Ocean and control over South China Sea, isolating both India and Japan. He alleged that it is a part of China’s new strategy for gaining eve.....

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Modi prays for Deve Gowda’s good health on his birthday

PM Narendra Modi called up JDS leader H D Deve Gowda to wish him on his birthday. The JDS and Cong have moved the SC challenging the decision of the Karnataka Governor to invite Yeddyurappa to take oath as CM. The two parties accused the BJP of indulging in horse trading. Modi said he spoke to fo.....

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Cong-JDS take MLAs to Hyderabad

In order to prevent the BJP from showing its strength on the Karnataka Assembly floor, the Congress and JDS have taken their MLAs to Hyderabad to keep them away from poaching hands. Cong- JDS’s newly elected MLAs board buses for the overnight journey from Bengaluru to Hyderabad after their .....

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Cong observes ‘Save Democracy Day’ across India

Congress party is observing a ‘Save Democracy Day’ across the country against unprecedented move by Karnataka Governor, who invited BJP to form Govt. It will hold protests in state capitals and district headquarters. The party will also submit memorandums urging President to safeguard.....

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Yeddyurappa to go through SC test to remain on CM chair

The SC will today hear a petition challenging Karnataka Governor controversial invitation to BS Yeddyurappa to become CM. The invite, which led to Yeddyurappa taking charge as CM, has triggered a huge political row and fears of defection. However, it made clear that the Govt formation in the stat.....

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Trump warns Kim of Gaddafi’s fate if not come to a deal

Donald Trump has warned North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that unless he agrees to a nuclear deal of decimating the Nuke weapons, he will be treated in the same manner as slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. The US has made it clear that it would not going to cut the US-South Korean military exerci.....

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EU plans laws to counter US sensations over Iran deal

The EU is reported to be planning to lessen the US proposed sanctions over European companies as EU’s decision to stick with Iran nuclear deal. In a bid to shield EU companies doing business with Iran, the EU commission has decided to turn to a last used to protect businesses working in Cub.....

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TMC sweeps violent Bengal panchayat polls, BJP is second

The ruling TMC headed for a massive victory in West Bengal's rural polls, bagging 20,441 seats in gram panchayats, while BJP emerged as its main rival keeping CPI(M) and Congress behind. The BJP has won 5,465 seats and is leading in 28 seats, it said. The CPI (M) pushed to third position from.....

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Yeddyurappa orders to waive farm loans on his 1st day as CM

Soon after swearing in as the CM of Karnataka, B S Yeddyurappa has urged the bureaucrats to do needful to waive the farm loans that he had promised. He held a formal one-man cabinet meeting with the Chief Secretary and other senior bureaucrats from the finance and other departments. The SC today .....

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Cong demands dispersal of Manipur, Goa Govts, claims stake

The Congress has demanded that the Assemblies in Goa and Manipur should be dissolved and the Party should be allowed to for the Govt because of its major stakes in the Assembly. It launched a coordinated move with other Opposition parties to win a symbolic battle of perception against the BJP. RJ.....

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BJP creates Constitutional crisis in K’taka: Alleges Mamata

Banerjee has accused the BJP of creating a constitutional crisis in Karnataka by insisting Governor Vajubhai Vala to invite the BJP that didn’t have enough numbers to form Govt. She said that a Constitutional authority should not have asserted his power for political party and in any case he is.....

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EU Council Chief says US is not trustworthy any longer

The EU Council president Donald Tusk has condemned US’s withdrawal from the Iran deal with strongest words. He warned that Trump is a bad friend who acts with capricious assertiveness.  “With friends like that, who needs enemies?” he asked. It was clear, he said, that US co.....

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Data shows Indians likely hardest hit by UK visa cap

Among the 6100 eligible applications for work visa that have been rejected, it were Indians who are likely to be the hardest hit by the UK’s annual visa cap, said a UK data acquired via a Freedom of Information query. During the 4-month period, 6,080 Tier 2 Certificates of Sponsorship were .....

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Mamata Banerjee urges people not to misuse social media

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has urged people to be cautious about social media and its misuse. On the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day, she said that social media should not be used to spread negativity or fake news. The Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the first .....

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Cong stages protest against Governor’s decision in Kata’ka

The Congress is staging a protest outside the Karnataka Vidhana Soudha against the unprecedented decision by the Governor, who allowed BJP’s Yeddyurappa to swear in as CM by giving 15 days to prove the majority.  Several senior Congress leaders and newly elected MLAs have joined the pr.....

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Nikki Haley criticized by Hanan Ashrawi

US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley was criticized by Hanan Ashrawi, a senior official at the Palestine Liberation Organization on her pledge to "take names" of countries that do not back Washington. He said, "I don't think people appointed her the schoolmarm of the world.&quo.....

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India will mourn defeat of democracy: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has termed the BJP’s irrational insistence on forming a Govt in Karanataka without having enough numbers as a mockery of the Constitution. “This morning, while the BJP celebrates its hollow victory, India will mourn the defeat of democracy,” he tweeted. However, the.....

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Trump ready to meet Kim, N-Korea threatens to cancel summit

Trump has indicated that he is ready to meet the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un at a proposed summit next month, despite a North Korean statement that showed reluctance to hold one sided discussion. However, Trump insisted that he would pursue Kim on denuclearisation at the summit. He added US .....

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Mamata asks Modi to allow CSR in CM’s relief funds

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee asked the PM Narendra Modi to include the corporate contribution to the chief minister’s relief funds as money spent on corporate social responsibility activities. The contribution to the CMRF was not considered as activity eligible for contribution under the CSR .....

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North Korea calls off talks with South over military drills

North Korea is reported to have suspended the scheduled talks with the South due to US-South Korean military drills, which it called a provocation. It also warned of calling off the planned summit with Donald Trump in protest. US spokeswoman Heather Nauert said planning for Trump’s June mee.....

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Kerala tourism invites new Ka’taka MLAs to unwind at resorts

In a tweet, now deleted, the Kerala Tourism has invited the newly-elected Karnataka MLAs to unwind at safe and beautiful resorts in Gods Own Country. Before its removal, it has been retweeted 5,500 times. Political parties often whisk lawmakers away to luxury resorts to prevent rival parties from.....

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Sena questions EVM’s credibility after BJP win in Karnataka

An ally in the BJP-led Govt at Centre, the Shiv Sena has dared the BJP to contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections with ballot papers instead of EMV. Its chief Uddhav Thackeray has questioned the functioning of the EVM, after the BJP emerged the single largest party in the Karnataka Assembly Election. He.....

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Sonia, Priyanka Gandhi’s roles in Karnataka deal

Amid the unravelling polling results that were supposed in favour of the BJP in Karnataka, Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were reportedly played a decisive role in convincing Rahul Gandhi. Rahul was against an alliance with JDS, but agreed to Priyanka’s suggestion to offer the CM po.....

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BJP Govt in Ka’tka unlikely, Cong backed JDS Govt likely

Despite emerging as a single largest party in the Karnataka polls with 104 seats, the BJP is unlikely to form Govt in the state in short of 8 seats for a bare majority. The Congress that got 78 seats has extended unconditional support to JDS which has only 37 seats to form Govt. The Governor has .....

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Strained ties with Tharoor led to suicide: Charge-sheet

The Delhi police that charged the Cong MP Shashi Tharoor with abetment of suicide in the death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar have submitted psychological analysis report of 5 persons, including Tharoor.  The reports were to establish that it was because of strained relationship with Tharoor th.....

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Ivanka Trump opens US embassy in Jerusalem, 55 killed

The US has opened its embassy in Jerusalem, recognizing the city as the capital of Israel, on which Palestine has also claims. At least 55 Palestinians were killed, including a 14 year boy and 1,200 wounded in the Israeli fire at protesters. Meanwhile, Ivanka Trump, celebrated the opening to clap.....

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Smriti Irani downgraded, losses I&B Ministry

Smriti Irani has been removed from the post of the Information and Broadcasting Minister following a string of controversies surrounded the ministry. She has been replaced by her junior minister Col. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in its latest reshuffling by the PM Narendra Modi. Her ten months tenu.....

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Congress leaders land on Bengaluru ahead of election results

The Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ashok Gehlot rushed to Bengaluru ahead of Karnataka polls results to ensure the incumbency should not be slipped away. The move follows the lessons learnt from Goa and Manipur, where it failed to form Govts despite emerging as the single largest party. Th.....

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Modi’s Nepal visits strengthened ties with India: KP Oli

Nepal Premier K P Sharma Oli said that PM Narendra Modi’s visit has strengthened ties between both the countries further. The existing relationship has been elevated to new heights by Modi’s visit, Oli said. The two countries have agreed to expedite implementation of all pending proje.....

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Indian media misinterpreted remarks on Mumbai attack: Sharif

Ousted Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif has blamed Indian media that, he alleged, grossly misinterpreted his statement related to 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. His comments made headlines inviting criticism from diverse quarters for allegedly supporting the Indian narrative on the Mumbai attack case and h.....

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Ready to pave way for Dalit to become CM: Siddaramaiah

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah said that he was ready to step aside and pave way for a Dalit chief minister in the state if Congress high command wanted. However, he continues to assert that the party will get a clear majority and return to power winning 120 seats. On the exit polls, he said, “T.....

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Moneeza Hashmi withdrawn as speaker

In a last-minute change, Moneeza Hashmi, prominent Pakistani TV and media personality, was withdrawn as a speaker at the 15th Asia Media Summit, that concluded on Saturday, in New Delhi. She is the daughter of famous Urdu poet Faiz Ahmad Faiz, who is celebrated in India as well. Organizers denied.....

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Kar’ka polls marked by introducing women managed pink booths

Assembly election in Karnataka is marked by introducing ‘Pink Booths’ fully managed by women for the first in the country. In a women-oriented step, 450 ‘pink booths’ called ‘Sakhi’ have been set up. Sending a message of women empowerment, they are entirely man.....

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France warns US of Europe backlash against Iran sanctions

Europe is reported to be preparing to bring in measures to alleviate the effect of Trump’s decision to impose sanctions on non-US firms that continue to do business with Iran. France warned US of backlash if pressured EU to join into the US policy on Iran deal. US threatened with imposition.....

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Nepal PM urges early exchange of demonetised notes to Modi

Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli has urged the visiting Indian PM Narendra Modi to facilitate the exchange of demonetised high value notes, which have held largely in country’s banks and in the hands of public. Nearly 33.6 million Indian rupees in Rs. 1,000 and Rs. 500 banknotes are currently in the.....

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Mamata alleges some parties want her to be assassinated

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said she is under threat of assassination, as some political parties she alleged want her to be killed. Mamata said that she was not scared of it and had already made ‘political will’ on who should lead the party in her absence. A senior Trinamool Congre.....

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Cong unlikely to challenge impeachment of CJI order in SC

The Congress is unlikely to challenge the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu’s rejection of impeachment notice against the CJI in the SC in any further. Reports say there are differences within the party over the party led impeachment move. One section says it may portray the party as ‘a.....

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EC defers poling in one seat in Bengaluru, books Cong MLA

The Election Commission has deferred polls to one assembly constituency in Bengaluru following the recovery of 9,896 voter ID cards in a flat in Raja Rajeshwari Nagar. The sitting Congress MLA has been named in the FIR as an accused. The poll panel said that the polling in the constituency will b.....

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BJP’s Savitri Bai Phoole calls Jinnah a ‘mahapurush’

The BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule has described Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, as a ‘mahapurush’ and insisted he must be treated with respect of his contribution to India’s freedom struggle. She also criticised the move to remove Jinnah’s portrait from the office.....

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BJP alleges AAP Govt of not acting on acid victims’ policy

The BJP has criticised the AAP Govt at Delhi for its alleged delay in taking adequate steps in favour of the Central Govt’s policy for acid victims. It said that the policy makes little use until the Delhi Govt takes adequate steps. The policy offers 7 lakh to victims in case of disfigureme.....

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Don’t pursue impeachment case any further: Abhishek Singhvi

Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has termed the party’s decision to withdraw the petition from the SC regarding the impeachment of the CJI as a wise decision. He does not want the issue be pursued in SC any further. The SC’s decision to refer the matter with an administrative ord.....

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Nitin Gadkari wants contribution from President, PM for CGF

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has urged President Ram Nath Kovind to donate one month’s salary to the ‘Clean Ganga Fund,’ a Govt mission to save the river. He also told about his plan to ask PM Narendra Modi, MPs, MLAs and public for the contribution to CGF, which is formed to re.....

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Mahathir Mohamad sworn in as Malaysian PM

Mahathir Mohamad has been sworn in as Malaysian Prime Minister after dramatic incidents.  Defeated incumbent Najib Razak has been accused of offering $6m to opposition to avoid the defeat. After hours of confusion, the King allowed 92-year-old Mahathir to swear into office. Mahathir, a forme.....

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Iran, Israel on brink of war, UN, EU chiefs urge to control

Israel has launched its most intensive attack on Iranian positions in neighbouring Syria, bringing two of the region’s major powers closer to the brink of direct confrontation. The recent incidents have been linked to Trump’s pull out of Iran nuclear deal. Both the UN secretary genera.....

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Smriti Irani: plans laws, ethics to regulate digital media

New laws, ethics and rules need to be formed so as to prevent a single player to dominate the digital media, which is expected to have around 969 million users in the next three years in India, said I&B Minister Smriti Irani. She also wants regulation on online media websites and news portals.....

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Fans project Mamata Banerjee as next Prime Minister

The fans of Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee projected her as Prime Ministerial candidate in their Facebook page. It has been viewed as signals of her wish to become PM while ally Congress is batting for Rahul Gandhi for the post. Banerjee had been giving clear indications that she was reluc.....

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BJP Govt is on Ambedkar’s path: Says Modi to Karnataka

PM Narendra Modi said that the BJP led Govt at Centre is trying to fulfill B.R. Ambedkar’s dream of a powerful and prosperous nation.  Addressing at an election campaign in Karnataka, he said the Congress party has no place for Dalits and backwards. He has also highlighted various sche.....

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My mother sacrificed for this country: Rahul retorts to Modi

Responding to the PM Narendra Modi’s personal attacks on Rahul Gandhi, asking him to speak in his mother’s mother tongue, Rahul said that his mother is more Indian than many. He said his mother has sacrificed and suffered for the country. He alleged that Modi got anger inside him and .....

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Son criticises Mukul Roy; slams BJP’s smartphone promise

Subhrangshu Roy, BJP leader Mukul Roy's son and Trinamool Congress MLA criticised his father and BJP for attempting to entice young voters with smartphones. He said such comments may appease Modi but not the people in Bengal. The voters, who have seen the developmental work of Mamata Banerjee.....

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Trump, Kim Jong-un summit likely to take place in Singapore

The historic meeting between Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is reported to have fixed and it will probably take place in Singapore. Administration officials had been told to start organising the meeting in Singapore, although timing was unclear. Singapore was favored by US offic.....

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10,000 fake voter IDs recovered in poll bound Karnataka

Around 10000 fake voters ID cards have been seized in the poll bound Karnataka. The Election Commission said some of the cards recovered seem original. The EC has sent a special observer to the state to furnish a report in this regards. Both Congress and BJP have alleged each other for making fak.....

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Rahul’s ambition to be PM is nothing but arrogance: Modi

PM Narendra Modi lashed out at Rahul Gandhi over his ambition to become Prime Minister and said it is now Karnataka's turn to say farewell to Congress. Modi termed Rahul’s ambition to be PM as arrogance. He also listed out Congress culture, Communalism, Casteism, Crime, Corruption, Cont.....

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Rahul Gandhi wants see to 10 Congress women CMs in 10 years

Stressing women’s empowerment in politics, Rahul Gandhi said he wanted to see at least 10 women Chief Ministers in the country from Congress in the next 10 years. He said that the Karnataka Congress decision to give only a dozen tickets to women was not impressive. He said he is going to se.....

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Modi named among Forbes top 10 powerful people in the world

Forbes has counted PM Narendra Modi as one among the top 10 most powerful people in the world. In its 75 of the World’s Most Powerful People, Chinese President Xi Jinping topped the rank and Modi at 9. Forbes said Modi remains hugely popular in the second most populous country on earth. Put.....

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USCIS releases report on the H-1B visas issued

A report on the number of H1-B visas issued for the year 2017 has been released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It shows a 4% dip in the H-1B visas issued to Indians in the 12-month period ending Sep 30.  However, Indians have bagged 63% of the total 1.08 lakh visas i.....

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Min calls efforts to boost ties with China as big change

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has made it clear that there is no tension between India and China. She said the recent effort by the Govt with an aim to boost ties with its neighbor was a big change. However, she declined to comment on Chinese presence in the Indian Ocean region (IOR), such .....

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Trumps pulls out from Iran deal, plans higher sanctions

Donald Trump has pulled the US from the Iran nuclear deal and is set to re-impose severe sanctions on Iran, in a decisive break with European allies that could also bring a new crisis in the Gulf. However, the UK, France and Germany, who jointly signed JCPO, have their regret and concern and emph.....

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Modi’s hollow speeches can’t fill hungry stomach: Sonia

Praising PM Narendra Modi’s ability to deliver speeches, Sonia Gandhi has reminded him that his hollow speeches could not fill the country’s hungry stomachs. It was her first election rally in Karnataka in two years. Gandhi claimed that people across the country were shocked at the wa.....

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Maharashtra asks officials to use Marathi for communication

The Maharashtra Govt has directed its various offices and bureaucrats to use Marathi language for official communication. A vigilant officer would be posted in every office to ensure the language is used without fail. Actions such as denial of promotion or no salary hike for one year will be appl.....

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Saudi-led coalition attacks presidential palace in Yemen

The Saudi-led coalition has been blamed for air raids that have targeted the presidential office in Yemen’s rebel-held capital Sanaa, killing at least 6 people and wounding 30 others. Fighter jets bombed Sanaa several times. The coalition had launched a military intervention in 2015 to defe.....

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It is not dress that makes women victim of rape: Minister

Ridiculing the claim that it is the dress that makes women a victim of rape, Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said about the need for changing the mind-set. She asked if women’s attire does matter, then why there are incidents of rape of elderly women and toddler. She said law agencies n.....

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CJI Removal Motion: Cong withdraws plea on Naidu’s rejection

Kapil Sibal, who represents two Congress MPs in the SC, withdrew the petition challenging RS chairman Venkaiah's Naidu decision to reject the notice of removal motion against CJI Dipak Misra from the SC. He questioned the decision to assign the case to a 5-judge constitution bench by administ.....

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‘Govt committed to ensure there is no dilution in SC/ST act’

Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has expressed hope that it is unlikely the SC dilutes the SC/ST Act. He said that the Govt is committed to Dalits and it would bring ordinance to ensure that there was nothing changed, if the SC dilute it. The Govt could opt for the ordinance route also on the issu.....

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Germany, France agree to go with Iran nuclear deal

Declaring their commitment towards the Iran nuclear deal, Germany and France agreed to continue supporting the deal even the US pull off. Both countries are convinced that the deal ensures non development of nuclear bomb by Iran, because of which they said it must be maintained, irrespective of t.....

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Centre’s policies dismantling economy: Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that the Centre’s disastrous policies and economic mismanagement was being dismantled the world’s third largest economy systematically. It was endangering the collective future of India, he added. He alleged that the NDA has failed the most on the job fro.....

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5-judge bench to hear on Naidu’s denial of removal motion

A five-judge constitution bench was constituted in the SC to hear the petition filed by two Congress MPs challenging the rejection of the impeachment notice against CJI Dipak Misra by RS Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today. The plea says that the RS Chairman has no option but to constitute a probe co.....

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CJI impeachment move: Cong challenges Naidu’s rejection

The Congress has questioned the decision taken by the Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu in on its impeachment move against CJI Dipak Misra the SC. It said that his decision to reject the move was illegal and arbitrary. It argued none of the reasons Naidu had put forth carry any weight and is wholly.....

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Tharoor urges Rahul Gandhi to ignore troll, keep tweeting

Cong leader Shashi Tharoor advised Rahul Gandhi to ignore trolls and maintain his unique communication through Twitter, which he said played a key role in changing views about him. He said that social media could prove to be a game influencer in 2019. The counter narrative the party made to BJP w.....

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Siddaramaiah says Modi’s language is not fit for his office

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah has termed Prime Minister’s speeches as hollow promises and the language he uses is not fit for his office. He alleged that the language used in the campaign by the BJP has been far from cultured and parliamentary. He added that nobody in the state BJP has a face v.....

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Dangerous is to question officers on their religion: J&K CM

Declining the call for a CBI probe into the rape and murder of an 8-year-old Bakerwal girl, J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti said “there is no one in the state to be trusted, if you don’t trust J&K Police”. She said that it is shameful and dangerous to question officers of the Crim.....

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Ireland to hit poll booths to cancel law on abortion

Ireland will vote in a referendum on May 25th to end the country’s ban on abortion. The 8th amendment of the constitution provides the equal rights to the mother and unborn hence banning abortions. Parties Fine Gael and Fianna Fail are letting their members vote as per their choice, while S.....

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Modi says India moves towards women led development

PM Narendra Modi, while interacting with BJP Mahila Morcha of Karnataka, has said the country is moving from women’s development to women-led development as does the party envisaged. Talking about the different schemes the Govt has initiated aiming at empowering women, he said nearly 9 cror.....

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Trump admits money paid to porn actor for her silence

Donald Trump has confessed he had paid to porn actor Stormy Daniels for her silence about an alleged sexual encounter in 2006 with him and reimbursed the money to lawyer Michael Cohen. Earlier, he had denied the knowledge of the transaction. His confession came after Giuliani who revealed Trump h.....

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Karnataka says not enough Cauvery water to give Tamil Nadu

The Karnataka Govt will inform the SC that the state is not in a position to release Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu because of shortage. It said that there is only 9 tmc water from the Cauvery basin, which is not enough state’s need. The SC court asked the state Govt to release 4 tmc ft .....

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Modi hits out JDS after praising Deve Gowda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused the JDS of doing a disservice by forming alliance with forces of extremism and communalism. He asked the voters not to commit mistake by casting vote for the JDS, as he said, it would be a distant third after the Congress and BJP. 2 days before, Modi had p.....

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In Rahul’s report card he gives ‘F’ grade to Modi

Rahul Gandhi has given ‘F’ grade to PM Narendra Modi in his progress report card for his poor performance in regards to farmers and agriculture sector. He alleged that the Modi didn’t contribute to the Rs 8,500cr farm loan waiver announced by the Karanataka State Govt. He claime.....

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Free press makes democracy stronger: Modi

PM Narendra Modi, on the World Press Freedom Day, applauded all those who work to uphold the freedom of press. He said it was the multiplicity of ideas and human expression that make the country more vibrant. A free press, he added, makes democracy stronger. The UN declared May 3 World Press Free.....

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Will fight RSS, BJP’s views of violence: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi has said that he did not want an India devoid of BJP but will fight to defeat the RSS and BJP ideology of violence.  He said he believes that all voices should be heard but voices of violence and hatred must be opposed.  He alleged that the BJP’s nationalism exclude o.....

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It was Modi’s persuasion that I am still an MP: Deve Gowda

JD (S) chief H D Deve Gowda, as a response to PM Modi’s praise for him, said that his continuation as Lok Sabha member was only due to Modi’s persuasion skills. He called Modi a smart politician; however, declined this to be taken as a token to an alliance. He said he was supposed to .....

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Feeding Dalits is an act of self-purification: Uma Bharti

The BJP leader and Union Minister Uma Bharti said that feeding Dalits is an act of self-purification. She said she cannot purify Dalits dining with them as Lord Ram does. “My house gets blessed when I serve Dalit with my hands in my house,” she added. While Yogi's cabinet minister.....

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Israel’s claims on Iran’s nuke deal divide US and EU allies

Trump administration’s decision to embrace Israel’s claim of Iran’s nuclear deal has created resentment in its EU allies, who jointly signed the 2015 deal. While, Israel continues to pursue the US to come out of the deal, the UK, France and Germany have lobbied Trump not to scut.....

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Note on Trump’s 'astonishingly excellent' health forged

Donald Trump’s former doctor’s note, praising his ‘astonishingly excellent’ health is reported to have written by Trump himself, said Dr Harold Bornstein, who signed the note. Bornstein, who served Trump for 35 years just before he turned to White House, said he did not wr.....

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Modi calls farmers ‘Anndaata’, offers big boost

Calling farmers ‘anndaata’- one who provides food- PM Narendra Modi has promised to double their income by 2020 along with other massive reforms announced to Karnataka farmers. The Govt has undertaken a layered approach to shed its anti-farmer image amid huge agrarian crisis, resultin.....

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Cong asks Goyal’s resignation over Rs 48cr Flashnet scam

Rahul Gandhi demanded the resignation of railway minister Piyush Goyal over his alleged involvement in the Rs 48 crore Flashnet Scam, when he was a minister of power. He said the scam, which is about deceit, conflict of interest and greed, has not been given much importance even though the eviden.....

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BJP MLA says parents responsible for increasing rape cases

The BJP MLA Surendra Singh from UP attributed the increasing number of rape cases to parents irresponsibility. He said it was because of parents mistake such incidents increase. He said parents should not let their children roam around freely. He also advises parents not to give undue freedom and.....

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Caravan including women, children allowed to enter US

A caravan of 50 people, including 8 women and children, who had made their way crossing Mexico seeking asylum from Central America, were allowed to enter into the US territory. About 50 others remained outside the Mexican side of the crossing in Tijuana, prohibited from crossing a bridge. Trump v.....

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Centre clarifies electrification claim of all villages

The Power Ministry, which was criticized for claiming to facilitate electricity in all villages in the country, clarified that over 80% rural homes have electricity. Critics said that electrification remains a mere tag, with millions of people getting left in the darkness. While Govt said it was .....

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Newly inducted J&K Deputy CM says Kathua rape a minor issue

The newly sworn in Deputy CM of J&K Kavinder Gupta downplayed the rape and murder of 8 year-old Kathua girl saying it was a minor issue that should not be given too much importance. Gupta was among seven ministers sworn in. BJP's Kathua MLA Rajiv Jasrotia, who was seen in rally to back th.....

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Home Ministry to maintain AFSPA in Nagaland

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said that AFSPA will continue in Nagaland because a peace agreement was not finalized yet. Nagaland is the only State in the northeast, where ASFPA continues to be imposed by the Union Home Ministry. Nagaland, Manipur and Assam are the only three States in .....

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Public matured to stand up for individual rights: Survey

A study on ‘Politics and Society between Elections’, jointly conducted by LokNiti and Azim Premji University suggests that people ready to stand up before the courts for their rights even without social support. People above 50% have no issue with the same sex marriage which shows tha.....

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For Gujarat Speaker Ambedkar and Modi are Brahmins

Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi twisted his tongue to say that the Dalit icon Dr BR Ambedkar and PM Modi are Brahmins by virtue of their knowledge. He also quoted from Bhagavad Gita to support his claim. However, his party MP Udit Raj said that Trivedi is causing damage to the party tel.....

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Govt’s privatisation scheme may hurt heritage sites: Experts

The Center Govt’s scheme to allow private players to run heritage monuments of the country has been criticized by historians and heritage activists, who apprehends the historicity of relics such as Taj Mahal may hurt.  India has nearly 3,700 historic monuments, including 31 UNESCO worl.....

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The Congress gets women’ support in ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’

Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’ on April 29 attacked PM Narendra Modi on his ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao,’ and said the women are still attacked and are unsafe. Congress seems to be turning public anger to their benefit in the coming up elections. .....

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Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb summoned over his comments

PM Narendra Modi is reported to have summoned Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb over his offbeat statements. He had remarked that internet was there during the Mahabharata and questioned Diana Hayden’s Miss World title. He said civil engineers should opt for civil services instead of Mech-enginee.....

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India, Pak to take part in a multi-national military drill

For the first time since Independence that India and Pakistan will join a multi-nation counter-terror exercise that will be held in Russia in Sept. Nirmala Sitharaman confirmed this during an SCO Defense Ministers’ meeting in Beijing last week. Official said the main aim of the Peace Missio.....

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Congress sees bias in withdrawing cases against BJP leaders

The Congress in Rajasthan accused the BJP Govt of taking soft attitude towards its leaders who are involved in criminal cases. Ministers and MLAs, who were reprieved in cases registered against them by giving them the benefit of soft attitude. Cases against BJP leaders have been withdrawn, while .....

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BJP replaces its Deputy CM in J&K, speaker to take over

In a major reshuffle in the BJP cabinet ministers in J&K in the wake of Kathua rape and murder, the party has decided to replace its Deputy CM Dr Nirmal Singh with speaker Kavinder Gupta. Earlier, it had asked all its ministers, except Nirmal Singh, in the Mehboob Mufti Govt, to quit over the.....

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Updates from the Jan Aakrosh rally

The Jan Aakrosh rally that will sound the bugle cry by the Congress party, for the 2019 elections, will be addressed by party president Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Dr. Manmohan Singh. Rahul Gandhi slammed the various failings of the Modi-government with regard to farmers’ issues, CBSE pa.....

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India and China join hands on the Afghanistan project

India and China has agreed to jointly on an economic project in Afghanistan. The details are being worked through diplomatic channels.It was decided during the informal Modi-Xi summit, a development that can be expected to discomfit Pakistan, who has worked strenuously to exclude India from a reg.....

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Rahul Gandhi slammed by BJP over video of ‘Vande Mataram’

BJP has slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi, after a video purportedly shows him" disrespecting" national song 'Vande Mataram' according to them, at a public rally surfaced and went viral. He is seen pointing at his watch, gesturing something to AICC general secretary in cha.....

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PM Modi’s Chinese visit celebrated across Chinese media

The Chinese media has well received Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to China on President Xi Jinping's invite. The photographs of the two leaders were splashed across the front pages of several newspapers in the country. China Daily reported that the "heart-to-heart" commun.....

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Diana Hayden has an advice to the Tripura CM Biplab Deb

Diana Hayden, who won the Miss World title in 1997, has come forward to give some advice to the Tripura CM Biplab Deb, saying he should think before he speaks. He had openly mocked her of getting the title, saying, “Tell me, was Diana Hayden supposed to get it?” He, on April 27, said .....

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Rahul Gandhi asked if the PM will remember his duty

Congress president Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter and asked PM Modi if he will remember his innate duty of protecting India’s strategic interests by raising the Doklam standoff and the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor with President Xi Jinping. He mocked that the PM looked tense on the visit......

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Tripura CM calls beauty pageants a scam

Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb on Thursday lauded Aishwarya Rai as being an Indian woman but said that Diana Hayden was not worthy of the crown. He also said that the beauty pageants were run by marketing mafias and the awards were rigged. Mamita Debbarma, a Miss India contender from Tripura said th.....

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Modi incapable to take India forward: Rahul Gandhi

Releasing election Manifesto for Karnataka, Rahul Gandhi shot new tirade at the Modi led BJP Govt accusing Modi of supporting mining baron Reddy brothers. He said the PM is not trustworthy who tells lies one after other, spreads anger and hate. He alleged that Modi changed CBI into Central Bureau.....

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Technical snag intentional, says Cong over Rahul’s flight

The Congress filed a police complaint after an aircraft carrying Rahul Gandhi suffered a serious malfunction and alleged that it endangered the life of the passengers. According to a the Congress functionary, one of the passengers, the special flight that took off from Delhi around 9.20 am develo.....

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Kim Jong Un crosses South Korea for historic meeting

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae- met at the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between the countries in the first summit in over a decade. The meeting, aimed at ending their decades-long conflict and easing tensions over the North's nuclear programme, com.....

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Karnataka Congress files complaints against BJP poll ads

The Karnataka Congress approached the Election Commission against the BJP leaders for propagating unfounded truth to malign the image the CM, which the Congress said was a violation of the Model Code of Conduct. BJP Ads in newspapers allege that the Govt is responsible for a number of issues incl.....

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Pak’s priority is to build peaceful neighborhood: UN envoy

Pakistan’s envoy to the UN, Maleeha Lodhi said that it is the priority of Pakistan's foreign policy that to build a peaceful neighborhood. For which, she said that there must have a normalization of relations with India on a durable basis. Pakistan's external engagements and strateg.....

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Cong attacks Govt for delaying Justice KM Joseph appointment

The Central Govt’s decision to hold back the appointment of Justice KM Joseph, who is recommended by the SC’s collegium, while clearing Indu Malhotra’s way to the SC, has invited criticism from many quarters. The segregation of the two names has been criticized as a violation of.....

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Cong, BJP join hands to share tribal governance in Mizoram

The Congress and BJP, rival to each other, have joined hands to rule the Chakma Autonomous District Council in Mizoram. Post-poll alliance was forged after local leaders of both the parties reached an agreement. However, this would not have any bearing in Delhi or in the coming election to the st.....

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North Korea’s nuclear testing site partially collapsed

Chinese seismologists deduce that North Korea’s underground nuclear testing site had partially collapsed in the earthquake last year, making it unusable. Five out of six nuclear tests were conducted at the site causing an earthquake of 6.3 magnitude that was felt across the border shared wi.....

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Sushma Swaraj calls Mongolia as India’s spiritual neighbour

Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj said that apart from being a strategic partner, Mongolia is the spiritual neighbour of India due to the common Buddhist heritage. She is in Mongolia to attend a joint summit. Swaraj, who is the first foreign minister to visit the country in the last 42 y.....

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Calcutta HC rejects CPI (M)’s plea for nomination via email

Bengal CPI (M) is reported to be planning to approach the Calcutta HC’s division bench after a single bench rejected its plea seeking the court’s nod to file nominations by sending emails nominations.  Earlier, the same bench ordered to WBSEC to accept the nominations of a group .....

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BJP MLA defies Modi’s advice, calls Mamata 'Surpanakha'

Despite PM Narendra Modi’s advice to its party men asking them not to twist tongue when making statement on irrelevant issues, an MLA from UP termed Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee as ‘Surpanakha’. He is alleged to have said that Mamata was playing role of Surpanakha.  When peopl.....

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For Trump Kim Jong becomes honourable from Little Rocket Man

Hailing the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s cooperative approach, Donald Trump said Kim Jong-un is very open and very honorable. His complement was a sharp turnaround from his early assessment of a leader he once denounced as “Little Rocket Man.” He also said Kim wants a his.....

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Health Ministry removes a fat-shaming tweet

Activists criticized the Health ministry’s tweet containing images one of a plus size woman who ate non-veg and junk food and another of a thin woman who ate fruits and veggies. They accused the ministry was forcing down stereotypes on women and the Dalits in a country that had rampant maln.....

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North Korea to keep nuclear arsenal for generation: Kim Jong

Amid the expectation of a face to face summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un derived from North Korea’s announcement of no further weapon testing, Kim is reported to have vowed to keep its nuclear arsenal for generations. He made it clear that ICBM testing can be ceased because it had.....

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Sushma Swaraj, Nirmala Sitharaman at SCO Summit 2018

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj are attending the meetings of the defense and foreign ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. These are the first top ministerial-level meetings of the SCO after the admission of India and Pakistan as memb.....

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Hillary Clinton compares Trump’s regime to authoritarian

The former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has compared Trump’s administration as to an authoritarian regime that threatened the end of freedom. She claimed that the country is going through an all-out war on truth, facts and reason. She began by discussing threats to press freedom a.....

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Naidu’s decision termed as illegal, unconstitutional, hasty

The opposition party led by Congress described rejection of the notice seeking the impeachment of the CJI by Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu as illegal, unconstitutional and hasty. It would move the SC to challenge the illegal order. Kapil Sibal said that the Naidu’s decision jeopardi.....

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For Modi it is not girls’ care but becoming PM matters: RaGa

Rahul Gandhi in a vociferous attack on PM Narendra Modi said that Modi is only interested in becoming the PM again whatever may happen to girls, minorities, Dalits and the country’s economy. Even the SC was being trampled, he alleged. He claimed that if he was allowed to speak a host of iss.....

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Rahul Gandhi launches ‘Save the Constitution' campaign

The Congress president Rahul Gandhi has launched a nationwide campaign titled ‘Save the Constitution' with an intention to highlights the alleged attack on the Constitution and Dalit. The campaign is seen as tactic to draw Dalit community ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It will conti.....

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Centre lifts AFSPA from Meghalaya, police posts in Arunachal

The Union Home Ministry in a gazette is reported to have lifted he Armed Forces Special Powers Act, 1958, from Meghalaya and eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh. It also relaxed rules for foreigners from visiting restricted areas in Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland. However, the restriction w.....

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Sushma urges Indians, Chinese to learn each other's language

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has urged both Indian and Chinese people to learn each other’s language so that the communication for strengthening the ties between both countries is made without interruption. She was speaking at a programmed titled 'Contribution of Hindi in Ind.....

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Congress plans to move court if CJI removal notice rejected

The Congress is said to have plans to approach court if the impeachment notice of the CJI is rejected by the Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu. It asked the CJI Dipak Misra to stay aloof from judicial and court affairs until his name is cleared of allegations of misconduct. The notice will be.....

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Shiv Sena on how Modi has conducted himself abroad

The Shiv Sena on Apr 20 launched an attack on Prime Minister Modi, asking what the need was to talk about domestic affairs like rape in a foreign land. The Uddhav Thackeray-led party said Modi should speak more often in his country, rather than speaking while he is abroad, and that he should foll.....

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India and UK resolve trade barriers at productive forum

30 CEOs participated in a forum presided by the British and Indian PM’s to resolve barriers in trade. They discussed the issues of retrospective taxation in India and labour mobility in the UK. They also conversed on topics of data protection and creation of a virtual incubator to collabora.....