Former Director General (investigation) of the income tax department, B Murli Kumar, was on Tuesday appointed as the special expenditure observer for the August 5 poll to Vellore Lok Sabha seat in Tamil Nadu, where the election was earlier countermanded over excess use of money power. His order of appointment was issued by the Election […]

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Amidst uncertainty over the movement of additional forces in the Valley, the Central leadership of the BJP has summoned members of the party The meeting likely to be chaired by Working President J P Nadda and will also be attended by General Secretary (Organisation) B L Santhosh. While confirming the meeting, sources said no agenda […]

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The Election Commission on Thursday announced bypolls to two Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh which fell vacant after Samajwadi Party members resigned to join the BJP. The election will be held on September 23 and the counting will take place on the same evening. The notification for the bypolls will be issued on September […]

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Lalu health update: Former Bihar CM and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadavs health has deteriorated further at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences (RIMS) in Ranchi. According to Dr PK Jha, who is treating Lalu, he has suffered serious kidney damage. He said that Lalus kidney is working only 37% and upto […]

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Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and his three aides were granted pre-arrest bail on Monday by an anti-terrorism court in Pakistan in a case pertaining to the banned outfits illegal use of land for its seminary. The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) in Lahore granted interim bail to Saeed and his aides – […]

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Senior IAS officer Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Friday took charge as the Union home secretary, officials said. The 1984-batch Assam-Meghalaya cadre IAS officer succeeds Rajiv Gauba, who has been appointed as the Cabinet Secretary. Bhalla has served as the Union power secretary, before being appointed as an Officer on Special Duty (OSD) in the Home […]

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Union minister Prakash Javadekar said on Monday the bill amending the RTI Act in no way compromises the Information Commissions autonomy and asserted that the NDA government is fully committed to maintaining transparency and free flow of communication. The Lok Sabha passed the bill on Monday amid objections by the Opposition which alleged that it […]

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Despite speculations that poll strategist Prashant Kishor would attend the Trinamool Congress Martyrs Day rally on Sunday, he gave it a miss. The media had been rife with speculations that Kishor, also a senior functionary of the BJPs alliance partner Janata Dal (United), would attend the rally. Prashant Kishor did not attend the rally. He […]

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The Janata Dal (United), an NDA ally headed by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, on Sunday announced that it would go it alone in the upcoming Assembly elections in neighbouring Jharkhand that has a BJP-led government. The JD(U) will also try to emerge as a political alternative in the current situation plagued by mob lynching, […]

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The Congress party has strongly opposed the introduction of the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (Amendment) Bill by the Narendra Modi government in Lok Sabha, saying it betrays the history and heritage of the country. The bill was tabled by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel in the Lok Sabha on Monday amid protests by the Congress […]

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