Historian Ramachandra Guha claimed on Monday the notification by President Ram Nath Kovind on revoking Article 370 is similar to the one issued by the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on imposition of Emergency in 1975. President Kovind does a Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, he said. This is not democracy, this is authoritarianism, the handiwork of […]

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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singhs acceptance of Navjot Singh Sidhus resignation from Punjab Cabinet has a raised a question about the cricketer-turned-politicians future in the Congress, though leaders hope he would continue in the party. Sidhus next move remains a mystery as he has not said anything since making public his resignation on Twitter on […]

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Balasaheb Thorat was Saturday appointed president of the Congresss Maharashtra unit. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi reconstituted the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee and also appointed five working presidents – Nitin Raut, Baswaraj M Patil, Vishwajeet Kadam, Yashomati Chandrakant Thakur and Muzaffer Hussain. Congress president has approved the proposal of appointment of Balasaheb Thorat as president of […]

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BSP chief Mayawati Friday attacked the BJP asking it to make public the source of funds received by it during elections and alleged that it cannot tolerate when people of deprived sections progress in business. The former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers remarks came a day after the Income Tax Department attached a benami commercial plot […]

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The Supreme Court Thursday issued directions for setting up of a centrally-funded exclusive court in all districts where 100 or more cases have been set up under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose, directed the Centre to […]

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The government Saturday appointed new governors in four states, including in the politically restive West Bengal where former MP and noted Supreme Court lawyer Jagdeep Dhankhar has been named for the post. Dhankhar (68), who was Union deputy minister of parliamentary affairs in 1990-91, quit the Congress in 2003 and became a member of the […]

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Gujarat has received 33.90 per cent of its average rainfall this monsoon, State Emergency Operation Centre data showed on Monday. Vav taluka in the states Banaskantha district, in a 24-hour period ending at 8:30am on Monday, got 230 millimetres of rainfall, while Tharad taluka received 171 mm, it said. The SEOC data further stated that […]

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Torrential rains lashed many parts of the country and the situation remained grim in flood-hit parts of Kerala and Karnataka, with the death toll mounting to 158 in the two southern states on Wednesday. Three rain-related deaths were reported in Madhya Pradesh, where heavy downpour was witnessed. Heavy rainfall in the lower catchments of the […]

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A day after a video showed the six accused in Bulandshahr violence being welcomed with garlands and loud chants after getting bail emerged on social media, Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya distanced from the incident saying that the government had nothing to do with it. Maurya also asked the Opposition to not make […]

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Four persons have died and three, including two fishermen from Tamil Nadu, are missing as rains continued to lash Kerala, with red alert being sounded in Kasargod, Idukki, Kozhikode and Kannur districts of the state till July 23. Two other fishermen had managed to swim to safety, the coastal police said. The search is on […]

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