The Election Commission has barred JD(U) from using its poll symbol arrow to contest elections in Jharkhand and Maharashtra owing to its similarity with the bow and arrow symbol used by JMM and Shiv Sena in the two states. The EC had earlier given concession to the Janata Dal (United) under a rule to contest […]

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Amid an increased India-Pak tension on Kashmir and an ongoing Afghan peace talks, a top American foreign policy expert has cautioned the Trump Administration against any strategic tilt towards Pakistan and moving away from India. The US would be unwise to turn to Pakistan as a strategic partner, Richard N Hass, president of the Council […]

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Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced his resignation as Punjab minister. In a tweet put out on his Twitter account, Sidhu informed that he had submitted his resignation paper to former party president Rahul Gandhi on June 10. I hereby resign as Minister from the Punjab Cabinet, Sidhus one-line resignation letter dated June […]

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Following the reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories, the Election Commission (EC) held informal discussions on the latest developments on Tuesday. The poll panel is also learnt to have discussed the proposed delimitation exercise in Jammu and Kashmir, where the Assembly election is due. EC sources said the Ministry of Home Affairs […]

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Heavy rains lashed several parts of Odisha and with weatherman Sunday forecasting ore downpour in the state in the next four days, the government has put five districts on alert. A fresh low pressure area is likely to form over northeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood in the next 48 hours which may enhance […]

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Two persons stuck on an under-construction bridge on the Tawi river were rescued by the Indian Air Force on Monday. A video of the daring operation was released by news agency ANI. The visuals showed two people stranded on the bridge after a sudden increase in the water level of Tawi river. The IAF personnel […]

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Former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra passed away on Monday morning after prolonged illness. He was 82. The former CM breathed his last in Delhi. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed grief on the demise of the former three-time CM. A three-day state mourning has been declared in Bihar. The former CM will be cremated with […]

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Describing former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj as an epitome of grace and grit, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said in her untimely demise, the nation has lost an able administrator, an effective parliamentarian and a true voice of the people. The Upper House paid glowing tributes to the senior BJP leader, […]

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A team of CBI officials descended on the residence of former finance minister P Chidambaram Wednesday night, minutes after he reached there after a dramatic appearance at a press conference at AICC headquarters here. The team of about 30 CBI sleuths accompanied by Delhi police officials reached the Jor Bagh residence of Chidambaram and knocked […]

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With the passing away of Arun Jaitley, the country has lost a brilliant parliamentarian, an intelligent statesman and a legal luminary whose advise was trusted by all in public life across the political divide, Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said on Saturday. Jaitley, 66, who opted out of the Modi 2.0 government over health issues, died […]

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