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Rice, a BJP rise and ruckus: What explains the angry TRS in Parliament

December 4, 2021 8:05:08 am

TRS MPs have entered the Well demanding that the Centre procure paddy from Telangana, as well as clarify how much paddy the Food Corporation of India (FCI) will pick up every year in kharif and rabi season from the state.

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Pranab Mukherjee’s Nagpur visit gives massive boost to RSS’s image makeover bid

June 8, 2018 4:15:22 pm

The RSS wouldn't have received this much attention - including the hours-long live coverage - to its programme and speech of Mohan Bhagwat even if the invitee was President Ram Nath Kovind.

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Rajya Sabha Elections 2018: Mayawati’s BSP on edge in face of BJP aggression

March 23, 2018 1:22:10 pm

While eight of the BJP's candidates have been election to the Upper House, Adityanath is trying to drum up support to ensure the party's ninth candidate Anil Agarwal is elected as well. Akhilesh, meanwhile, has assured support of SP's extra votes to BSP nominee Bhimrao Ambedkar.

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Not a Rajinikanth or Vijayakanth, Kamal Haasan’s political entry too is dreamy and simple

February 21, 2018 2:04:31 pm

Besides Udayamurthy and many other personas who inspired Kamal, people involved in his programmes revealed he will be projecting an image that is a mixture of late Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam and Barack Obama.

J-K BJP expels six more workers for 'anti-party' activities

Can communal politics work in Karnataka or will it be on the margins?

January 11, 2018 2:04:43 pm

The ability of the right wing bandwagon to polarize the whole of Karnataka on communal lines is in doubt.

Assam NRC: All happy with first part draft, but what happens next?

January 3, 2018 1:26:04 pm

The first part draft NRC, published Sunday midnight, has names of about 1.90 crore persons out of a total of 3.29 crore applicants, with Sailesh, the Registrar-General of India saying that only those names have been included in it whose document verifications were completed and citizenship established.

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What the 2G acquittal means for DMK and Tamil Nadu politics

December 21, 2017 2:38:37 pm

The 2G verdict will be a strong weapon for the DMK in its attempt to recapture power in the state whenever elections are held, as it is now free of the corruption charges.

What forced TTV Dinakaran to release the hospital video of J Jayalalithaa?

The real story behind the Jayalalithaa video

December 20, 2017 3:43:13 pm

A top source in Dinakaran camp said they never wanted to release the video of Jayalalithaa which was shot by Sasikala during the treatments in Apollo Hospital.

Is there a ‘new Gujarat model’ for the Congress and Opposition unity?

December 18, 2017 8:30:28 pm

The decline in number of seats won in Gujarat by the BJP, despite the aggressive campaign of a popular PM Modi, a Gujarati and a son of the soil president in Amit Shah, is another cause of concern for it.

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Gujarat elections: In heavily invested state, market boom could be key today

December 18, 2017 6:48:20 am

As per data from the Sebi, and AMFI, Gujarat, at 54.4 lakh, has the country’s second largest population of registered investors (after Maharashtra), and is third (after Maharashtra and Delhi) in terms of investments in equity schemes of mutual funds.

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Five years after December 16 gangrape, Delhi’s ‘rape capital’ tag remains unchallenged

December 16, 2017 2:27:22 pm

Till men become a part of the conversation about women, Nirbhayas can never really be without fear.

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The strongest Opposition voice in the country: Why ‘silent’ Manmohan Singh worries the BJP

December 12, 2017 9:09:23 pm

On Monday, Singh shocked the BJP with an unusually combative response to the PM’s accusation of the Congress conspiring with Pakistan. He strongly criticised Modi for the "falsehood and canards being spread to score political points" and sought nothing less than an apology from him.

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Road safety should be treated as public health problem

December 5, 2017 1:20:31 pm

Among men, road injury was the third individual cause of health loss in 2016 as against the tenth leading cause in 1990. Non-communicable diseases and injuries are contributing to overall disease burden. There is rapid urbanisation and more traffic on the roads is a reality that cannot be wished away.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Gujarat to boost BJP election campaign

What’s different about the Gujarat poll campaign?

November 27, 2017 4:17:16 pm

Unlike in the past, the campaign in the Gujarat 2017 elections has several unusual features. Here are the most significant.

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Gujarat elections: How politics prevailed over Hardik Patel’s reservation demand

November 23, 2017 8:50:26 pm

The original demand of the Patidar stir was to get reservation under the OBC category. However, Hardik Patel's deal with Congress is about providing constitutional reservation to non-reserved communities that will be 'at par with OBC'

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How is Karni Sena, the group behind Padmavati protests, so powerful?

August 20, 2018 1:49:54 pm

Any attack on the Karni Sena is interpreted as an attack on Rajputs – following its lead, dozens of organisations, including those from other communities, have supported the call to ban the movie.

UP govt plans grand investors’ meet, targets MoUs worth Rs 50,000-cr

Why the BJP is treating the UP civic polls like an assembly poll

November 21, 2017 4:22:05 pm

Sources said that the Gujarat assembly polls, scheduled for next month and the Lok Sabha polls in 2019 are in being kept in mind.

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Is EC in Nepal really effective in controlling money power in the elections?

November 14, 2017 2:17:20 pm

The Home Ministry, run by the Nepali Congress Party, has been generously releasing 'discretionary funds' for individuals with political access, ostensibly for medical treatment. The cumulative figure released has crossed Over Rs 500 million.

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Himachal Pradesh elections 2017: Fate of Congress, BJP sealed for next 39 days

November 11, 2017 5:30:44 pm

This year's high voter turnout broke the 2003 record of 74.5 per cent, a positive signal for the BJP which the party has been seeking by making anti-incumbency as poll issue, apart from corruption and mafia raj.

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Will the odd-even car rationing scheme work?

November 11, 2017 10:07:03 am

Delhi needs 11,000 new buses, as per an affidavit DTC has submitted to the court. Moreover, DTC has an existing fleet of 3,951 buses of which 21% are 'over-aged' and need to be withdrawn by next year

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Gorakhpur deaths: Real problem not with BRD hospital but medical services at grass-root level, say experts

November 11, 2017 8:56:03 am

After reports that 70 children died at Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur in the first five days of this month, rekindling the August horror, the government is planning steps to strengthen medical and health services at the periphery

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With padyatra, Jagan Mohan seeks to woo backward communities as he eyes 2019

November 8, 2017 1:00:05 pm

As YSR's son Jagan started his 'padyatra' on November 6 from his native Idupalapaya in Kadapa district, circumstances are different

Centre’s point man Dineshwar Sharma in the Valley: Little expectations

November 7, 2017 8:36:48 pm

While the refusal of the separatists to engage with Sharma was expected, the lukewarm response of mainstream political forces in the state has reduced expectations from Sharma's visit.

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Modi meeting DMK patriarch Karunanidhi: BJP looking for neutral ground in Tamil Nadu?

November 6, 2017 3:20:59 pm

What is the political significance of Modi's meeting with Karunanidhi? Basically, it seems to be an effort to build a neutral image for the national party in Tamil Nadu.

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Is reservation in outsourced government jobs in Bihar just a political ploy?

November 3, 2017 2:22:16 pm

Reservation in outsourcing also suggests there would be very few or no vacancies for class III and class IV jobs in the future