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Sushma Swaraj cremated, daughter performs last rites

Former External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was cremated with full state honours at Lodhi crematorium in New Delhi on Wednesday. Swaraj’s last rites were performed by her daughter Bansuri Swaraj, as her husband Swaraj Kaushal stood beside his daughter. Several politicians from various parties and foreign dignitaries attended the last rites of the late Bharatiya Janata […]

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Poll blow for NCP as Mumbai chief joins Shiv Sena

In a major setback for the Sharad Pawar-led Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the party’s Mumbai unit president Sachin Ahir on Thursday joined the Shiv Sena. Ahir, who was the face of the party that has limited presence in the city, is the third NCP leader to join the Shiv […]

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Jai Shri Ram, mob violence and how to tackle it

Communalising law and order situations is fraught with danger; we need to tread cautiously.Interjecting a communal angle into what is purely a law and order issue does nobody good; it muddies the picture, fuels unrequited passion and distracts us from the core issue, says Vivek Gumaste. ‘Jai Shri Ram‘ is the new lightning rod in […]

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You don’t have numbers: BJP demands HDK’s resignation

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday demanded that Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy step down immediately as his government has slipped into a ‘minority’ following the resignation of 13 MLAs and withdrawal of support by an independent MLA. “If at all he has dignity, honour and self-esteem, or if he is aware of Karnataka’s […]

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Dancer Sapna Chaudhary joins BJP

Haryanvi singer and dancer Sapna Chaudhary joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday in the presence of the party’s Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari. Chaudhary joined BJP at an event of the party’s newly launched membership drive at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi. Former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and BJP general secretary […]

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Govt promises clean drinking water to all by 2024

The government would provide clean drinking water to every household of the country by 2024, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Shekhawat said on Wednesday in Rajya Sabha. Besides, the government would also undertake and promote steps for water conservation and curbing extraction of underground water, which is depleting the water table and is a matter of concern, the minister said. The […]

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8-yr-old raped, killed in Bhopal; 6 cops suspended

The body of an eight-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped, was found near a drain in Bhopal on Sunday, police said. Preliminary investigations revealed she died of strangulation after being raped, an officer said. Six police officials have been suspended for dereliction of duty and a reward of Rs 20,000 has been declared for providing […]