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Situation under control: Bengal govt replies to MHA advisory

Stating that there were a few ‘stray post-poll clashes’ in West Bengal, the Mamata Banerjee government on Sunday claimed that situation in the state was ‘under control’ in a letter to the Centre, which had issued an advisory after four people died in violence between workers of the Trinamool Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. […]

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PM says BJP will install grand statue of Vidyasagar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said his government was committed towards Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar’s vision and promised to install his grand statue at the same spot in Kolkata where it was vandalised by ‘TMC (Trinamool Congress) goondas‘. While lashing out at Mamata Banerjee, the prime minister said he was going for a rally in Dum Dum […]

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Stalins snubs KCR, says no chance for non-BJP, non-Cong 3rd front

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president MK Stalin on Tuesday said he saw no chances for a non-BJP, non-Congress “third front” post Lok Sabha polls, but a decision could be taken only after May 23, the counting day. Stalin’s remarks come a day after Telangana Rashtra Samithi supremo and Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekara Rao, who has […]

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PIX: Mumbai Indians celebrate record fourth IPL title with fans

Their job done with a record fourth title, it was celebration time for Mumbai Indians, as their players took part in a victory parade in an ‘open bus’ on the streets of south Mumbai on Monday. The Rohit Sharma-led team defeated an equally strong Chennai Super Kings by one run in an edge of the seat thriller on […]

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Go vote, says Virat Kohli

India captain Virat Kohli cast his vote in Gurugram on Sunday and appealed to his county men to exercise their right to vote in the elections. After casting his vote, Kohli tweeted, “Voting is your right and responsibility towards nation building. Go vote.” In addition to this, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir was also spotted, […]

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He can never talk ill of any woman: VVS, Bhajji defend Gambhir

Former cricketers VVS Laxman and Harbhajan Singh supported their team mate and Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Gautam Gambhir. On Thursday, Atishi had accused Gambhir of circulating pamphlets with derogatory and casteist remarks against her. “They have shown how low they can stoop. Pamphlet states that ‘she is a very good example of a mixed breed’,” she […]

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McDonald’s strikes out-of-court settlement with Vikram Bakshi

As part of the agreement, McDonald’s has acquired 50 per cent voting equity shares in Connaught Plaza Restaurants, held by Bakshi and his affiliated entity since inception. US fast food chain McDonald’s on Thursday said it has reached an out-of-court settlement with estranged partner Vikram Bakshi, buying out the former partner from their joint venture that […]

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Grenade attack in Kashmir, EVM snags disrupt polling

A grenade attack on a polling booth in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, violence in West Bengal and snags in electronic voting machines were reported as voters queued up outside booths in the initial hours of polling on Monday for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 51 constituencies spread across seven states. — […]

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Sai’s Take: Masood over Maoism

‘As casualties go, Maoism has been exacting a heavy price, and with a sickening regularity.’‘Yet, it is the other threat that hog all the limelight, the headlines and the TV studio debates,’ says Saisuresh Sivaswamy. Prime Time news, or news that airs at 9 pm every night, can actually be reduced to a battle of […]

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Did Sonia scuttle Priyanka’s Varanasi venture?

The head of the Congress’s first family has never been an astute politician, points out Amulya Ganguli. If the reports are true that Sonia Gandhi stopped Priyanka Vadra Gandhi from contesting the Lok Sabha election in Varanasi because she did not want her daughter to begin her political career with a defeat, then it will […]