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Govt ‘suppressing dissent’ on Rafale, depreciating rupee: Chidambaram

The opposition led by the Congress has been accusing the government of benefiting Anil Ambani's Reliance Defence Ltd. from the Rafale deal. The government and Reliance Defence have dismissed all the allegations as false.

Youth must join politics for public service, not gains: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Addressing a congregation organized by the students' wing of Janata Dal (United), of which he is the national president, Nitish Kumar on Thursday urged young men and women to enter politics for "seva" (service) and not "meva" (pelf).

Rajasthan: BJP sweeps all four seats, Venkaiah Naidu bags Rajya Sabha berth

In a House of 200, both Naidu and Mathur bagged 42 first preference votes, while Singh and Verma got 40 votes each. Morarka managed only 34 votes.

We won’t support any Third Front; Koi jod-tod nai karenge: Rahul Gandhi

"We will not support any front," Gandhi, who was campaigning in his constituency, told reporters.

Yogendra Yadav stages protest against attacks by ‘Congmen’

“There were two vehicles, they snatched our posters and other material,” added Deepak Jain, another AAP worker.

Amit Shah arrives in Kerala to strategise for Lok Sabha polls

The BJP is trying to expand its influence in the southern state, which has been dominated by the CPI(M)-led Left Front and Congress-headed United Democratic Front for decades.

PM Modi did ‘lethal surgical strike’ by not providing jobs, implementing GST: Jignesh Mevani

Demonetisation and implementation of the GST were bigger "surgical strikes" than what was carried out by the Army in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Mevani alleged.

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis seeks World Bank support for twin projects

Fadnavis in Washington DC: Maha CM said. “It was notable to see the World Bank appreciating Maharashtra’s land acquisition reform policy, which mandates consent and highest compensation.” Later

Deve Gowda says Congress insisted on Kumaraswamy being made Karnataka CM

The JD(S) chief said that he had told the Congress to form the Karnataka government, but the party's leaders said that its high command wanted Kumaraswamy to be made chief minister

Nitin Gadkari says can’t promise on toll tax waiver

"Good roads save on fuel and time and give life a security. If you want good services, you will have to pay for it."

West Bengal Assembly Elections 2016 Live Blog: TMC likely to continue in power, predicts C Voter poll

West Bengal is set to go to polls in May this year. We track the latest developments in the run up to the elections.

More trouble for Lalu Prasad Yadav; case filed against Tej Pratap Yadav

A BJP leader has filed a case against Tej Pratap Yadav, RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's elder son, alleging that Tej Pratap deliberately hid details of land owned by him in his affidavit during the 2015 Assembly polls.