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Tamil Nadu pact sealed, brings AIADMK back to NDA fold

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday finalised its alliance with the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) for the coming parliamentary elections in Tamil Nadu, a state that sends the fourth highest number of representatives to the Lok Sabha, 39, after Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, and West Bengal. […]

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Maharashtra all set for straight fight between two alliances

With the announcement of the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena alliance, Maharashtra is all set for a straight fight between the BJP-Shiv Sena and Congress-Nationalist Congress Party alliances. As expected, the BJP and Sena have reunited after a gap of five years. They fought the 2014 LS polls together, but snapped ties six months later as […]

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Nationwide protests erupt against Pulwama terror attack

Massive anti-Pakistan protests rocked different parts of the country in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which at least 37 Central Reserve Police Force personnel lost their lives. In Jammu, demonstrations and candle light marches were held at dozens of places. Braving the rains, people took to the streets in Jewel Chowk, Purani […]

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How Priyanka Gandhi can help Congress

‘Priyanka Gandhi play is not only about winning allies and lifting spirits; it’s also about cash’  It may not be clear as yet how Priyanka Gandhi Vadra joining Congress would impact its electoral fortunes, but it would help the party reduce its funding and resource gaps with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, an influential American […]

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Why PM Modi lost 1 lakh followers on Twitter

Apart from Modi, some other accounts that lost a significant number of followers in the November crackdown were those of Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Kiren Rijiju, minister of state for home affairs; Bhupender Yadav, national general secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, and Anurag Thakur, chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on IT.  Neha Alawadhi reports. […]

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Hazare calls off fast; says happy with outcome of talks with CM

Social activist Anna Hazare on Tuesday called off his fast after a marathon meeting with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and two Union ministers. Hazare, 81, had started his indefinite fast on January 30 over appointment of anti-corruption watchdogs. After marathon talks with Fadnavis and the ministers, which stretched to over five hours, Hazare announced that […]

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Mamata vs CBI: All you need to know about the showdown

With the Supreme Court ordering Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar to appear before the Central Bureau of Investigation, the agency will finally be able to question the top cop in cases arising out of the Saradha chit fund scam probe. The CBI’s move to send a team to Kolkata to question Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar […]

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In interim budget, PM Narendra Modi’s final pitch for elections

Combining a report card of its past performance and a political economy manifesto for the future, with the obvious aim of turning sentiment and rebuilding the multi-class, multi-caste, multi-regional coalition that brought it to power, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government presented on Friday, its final Budget ahead of the 2019 […]