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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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Sharad Pawar rules out NCP-Congress merger

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sharad Pawar dismissed on Saturday the speculation that his party was likely to merge with the Congress. Pawar made the announcement during a general body meeting of the party convened to discuss the Lok Sabha debacle and review preparations for the Maharashtra Assembly polls. “The reports of the merger of […]

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Speculation rife over Congress, NCP merger

Days after its dismal performance in the Lok Sabha elections, speculation about the merger of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) with the Congress has created a buzz, even though leaders from both parties have denied the speculation, saying such a thing is not possible in the immediate future. According to sources, the merger was to help […]

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Prakash Ambedkar should look beyond personal political gain, says Raju Shetti

The Swabhimani Paksha chief says election diverted focus from farmers’ issues; he says his immediate objective is to ameliorate the plight of farmers and their families in the drought-afflicted hinterland. Attributing his startling defeat in the Hatkanangale Lok Sabha constituency to Prakash Ambedkar’s Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), Swabhimani Paksha chief Raju Shetti on Monday said […]

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Haryana MLA faces two fresh FIRs for forging docs in 2009

The police on Monday registered two fresh FIRs against former Haryana MLA Sukhbir Kataria in a bogus voting case dating back to 2009, after receiving directions from the district court. The fresh cases were registered at the Sector 5 police station under sections of cheating, forgery and criminal conspiracy (sections 420, 468, 120-B of the […]