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Congress faced a humiliating defeat after which its Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee chief Ajay Maken stepped down from his position taking moral responsibility.
MCD results 2017: It was for the first time that the AAP was fighting the MCD polls and it seems to have got its strategy all wrong.
Of course, we all need to help realise the Prime Minister’s vision for a vibrant India by 2031-32, but the improvement in lifestyle cannot be at the cost of the environment we live in.
PM Modi proposed shifting of the financial year period from the present April-March to January-December. Another major proposal was of holding elections to the Lok Sabha and state Assemblies simultaneously.
It seemed the end of his political career when he was expelled from the AIADMK in February, but former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, it seems, is close to completing nothing short of a coup on his nemesis VK Sasikala.
A generation has passed since the demolition. Advani and Joshi are at the twilight of their political careers. It’s high time the case saw a closure.
The Sasikala faction has been reeling after some of its leaders came under the Income-Tax scanner and were also facing allegations of bribery in the run up to the RK Nagar bypoll.
Sonu Nigam's choice of words could have been better while highlighting what is a rampant problem
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has won the crucial referendum for a new constitution that will vastly increase his executive authority. The crucial referendum has laid a new course for the future of Turkish politics.
In this case, passengers are left with two options: voluntarily vacating seats, which gives you some relief like booking on a later flight, or vacating against your wish in which case airline is liable to pay the passenger compensation.
It is strange that with a poor record of running a democratic government with repeated failures to abide by their constitution, Pakistan seems entitled to comment on Indian democratic practices.
The outcome in the ongoing bypolls across several states is likely to present a clear picture of what party the electorate will be leaning towards in the upcoming elections.
The MP, who is banned from flying in Air India aircraft along with airlines members of the Federation of Indian Airlines (FIA), on Thursday apologised to the Lok Sabha for causing hurt to anyone but refused to apologise to the Air India staffer he assaulted.
Rajasthan has seen at least two serious attacks by gau rakshaks this year but Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has remained silent on the issue.
New announcements by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) suggest that entry level computer programmers will find it very difficult to secure jobs in the US on H-1B (specialty occupation) visa.
The order will have a huge social and economical bearing for the people running these establishments. Equally hit will be the people employed at these vends, commercial establishments, hotels, motels, clubs etc.
Perhaps the focus should be on ensuring complete safety to Aadhaar data, at the collection points as well as storage repositories, instead of showing urgency to impose it on citizens.
Five people were arrested in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh for an assault on Nigerian students on Monday. The Nigerian students had earlier been attacked on allegations of cannibalism and allegedly for forcing a minor boy into taking drugs.
On March 27, the Supreme Court ordered that the government cannot be stopped from using Aadhaar identification for its non-welfare schemes like opening of bank accounts, filing of tax returns, verification of new and existing mobile phone numbers and user credentials etc.
The scale of the problem was revealed recently in a report by Association of Democratic reforms which showed top national parties and scores of regional parties were reporting income from unknown sources.
It is also good to see that the FIA came in support of a non-member airline--Air India. Members of the FIA include IndiGo, Jet Airways, SpiceJet and GoAir.
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad thrashed an Air India employee with his slipper 25 times onboard a flight. It raises concerns that are there any lines that these VVIPs will not cross as a show of power?
The facility would seem to allow larger donations from single channel corporate donations as against multiple channel individual donations which are difficult to track as corporate donors are answerable to more bodies than individuals.
Flipkart has raised $1 billion at a valuation of $10 billion and plans fundraising for a similar amount in the coming months, Bloomberg reported quoting sources privy to the developments.
Soon after taking over as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath is trying to fit into the larger pro-development clean politics narrative of the Bharatiya Janata Party in a bid to move away from religious tonality in administration.
The decision to appoint him as the chief minister of the state could be make or break for the party but it is clear that the decision has been taken keeping the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in mind.
Punjab was one of the rare cases where BJP was dealt bitter defeat in polls and that means that the Captain can’t afford to ignore the whole array of problems accumulated during the past five years.
Looking at the way the swearing in ceremonies have proceeded in states like Goa and Manipur and now the one scheduled for Uttarakhand, it gives an indication that the Bharatiya Janata Party wanted to be done with the states with a tricky mandate first and then approach the states with absolute majority.
It may not be too late for the party to do course correction but that would take much more time to get noticed. Banking on the pro-poor card is the Congress’ play at the moment and this budget, in that respect, seems to be just right for the party.
EVMs have become the centre of political drama in the country over the past month and the controversies seem to continue unabated.
The report said that Air India underreported its operational losses and that may force the government to reassess the financial support to Air India and that may require more taxpayers’ money.
Both MGP and GFP won three seats a piece.
His failure to strike a chord with the voters have seen the Congress decimated once again in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh.
Top exit poll surveys have put BJP as the favourites or the largest party in Uttar Pradesh.
In a latest incident, the Sri Lankan Navy allegedly fired at a group of Indian fishermen on Monday who had allegedly crossed over into Sri Lankan waters on the lookout for fresh catch.