Ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections, the BJP Tuesday appointed Revenue Minister Chandrakant Patil and party MLA Mangal Prabhat Lodha as presidents of the state and Mumbai city units, respectively. While Patil has replaced Raosaheb Danve, who resigned as the Maharashtra BJP chief after his induction into Union cabinet, Lodha, a builder and the richest […]

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The factionalism in the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress party now appears to be out in the open. In what comes across as an incident of open dissent within the party ranks in the state where it returned to power after a 15-year hiatus, a state minister has accused party veteran Digvijaya Singh of […]

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The updated final NRC, which validates bonafide Indian citizens of Assam, was out on Saturday, with over 19 lakh applicants who failed to make it to the list staring at an uncertain future. A total of 3,30,27,661 people had applied to be included in the NRC. Of them, 3,11,21,004 have been included in the document […]

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Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has demanded return of ballot papers in place of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and said electoral reforms are required in the country to save democracy and stop the use of black money during polls. Banerjee, the chief minister of West Bengal, also demanded state funding of elections. Do not forget […]

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A day ahead of the floor test in Karnataka, the Assembly speaker KR Ramesh Kumar disqualified 14 MLAs. The lawmakers, belonging to Congress and JD(S), have been disqualified with immediate effect till the end of the term of the assembly in 2023. Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yediyurappa took oath as the chief minister on […]

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Eid al-Adha in the Valley was minus the festive cheer and prayers were offered in locality mosques as security personnel monitored crowd movements and prevented people from gathering in large grounds after prohibitory orders were relaxed for Eid prayers. Officials said the day passed off peacefully barring a few incidents they dismissed as minor. Kashmir […]

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The Calcutta High Court on Friday allowed Rajeev Kumar to go to adjoining Bidhnanagar for attending CBI summons in connection with the Rose Valley chitfund scam. Kumar, a former commissioner of Kolkata police and also the Bidhannagar police commissionerate, moved the high court seeking modification of its earlier order that barred him from leaving the […]

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Captain Virat Kohli led from the front with a brilliant century, his 42nd of the career, to guide India a comfortable 56-run win over West Indies via Duckworth-Lewis method in the second ODI at Port-of-Spain. By virtue of the win on Sunday, India took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series here. The first ODI […]

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The death toll due to floods in western Maharashtra reached 50 on Wednesday with recovery of more bodies amid receding floodwaters. Kolhapur and Sangli were the worst-affected by torrential rains and floods. Pune divisional commissioner Deepak Mhaisekar said the body of a person who had drowned was found on Wednesday. The toll has reached 50. […]

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By Abhishek Saha More than 19 lakh people in Assam faced an uncertain future on Saturday morning as the final National Register of Citizens was released, four years after the exercise to compile it started. Of the 3,30,27,661 applicants, 3,11,21,004 made it, leaving out 19,06,657 residents of Assam, National Register of Citizens (NRC) state coordinator […]

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