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Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17 (IANS) Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character Dhritrashtra in his pursuit of power. The party also compared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with another Mahabharata ...

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Time changing, power now in hand of commoners, not elites: Modi

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday made a veiled attack on Congress and some other parties, saying new ruling elites, born after Independence, controlled politics for generations but the time was changing and people from rural backgrounds were now occupying high constitutional positions. Addressing the valedictory function of New India Conclave, he also cong...

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Did Congress pay for Manmohan's Rajasthan visits, asks BJP

Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) In response to a protest staged by the Congress against the expenses incurred by the BJP government in Rajasthan during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent visit to the state, the ruling party on Monday asked if the Congress paid for the visits of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The opposition Congress on Monday staged a massive march here, led by Rajasthan...

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BEL, Swedish Saab to market co-developed radars

Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) Indian defence PSU Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL) and Swedish manufacturer Saab signed an agreement to market radars they co-developed for civilian and defence users, said the state-run firm on Monday. The agreement facilitates us to market long range air surveillance radar and a L-band 3D radar we co-developed for multiple end-users, said the city-based BEL in a ...

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BEML, L&T to tap export market for defence products

Bengaluru, July 16 (IANS) State-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) and Indian multinational Larson & Toubro Ltd (L&T) on Monday signed an agreement to jointly explore export markets for defence products and systems. The agreement is aimed at leveraging on the government's 'Make in India' initiative to add value to developing and manufacturing defence products and systems for expo...

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Modi lambasts Mamata at Bengal rally, canopy collapse leaves 90 injured

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday patted his government in the back for raising the Minimum Support Prices (MSPs) of crops, while lambasting West Bengal's Mamata Banerjee regime for forming a nexus with syndicates and murdering Dalit political activists, even as 90 people sustained injuries following a canopy collapse at a BJP rally here. Indi...

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Opposition likely to raise issue of RS Deputy Chairman' election

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Opposition parties on Monday indicated that they would raise the issue of the election of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman during the Monsoon Session of Parliament amid indications that the government may not hold the election during the session beginning Wednesday. Sources said the leaders of like-minded opposition parties, who met here to discuss the strategy for t...

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After Modi barb, TMC dubs BJP syndicate of corruption

Kolkata, July 16 (IANS) Responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge about the West Bengal government's alleged nexus with all-pervading syndicates, ruling Trinamool Congress on Monday termed the BJP as a syndicate of corruption. Who knows better than the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders about syndicates? Your party is a syndicate that peddles religious extremism. It is a syndicate ...

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Allow us to raise key issues for Parliament's smooth functioning, says opposition

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Leaders of 13 opposition parties met on Monday to discuss their strategy for the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning on Wednesday and said that the government should allow them to raise their issues to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament. Talking to reporters after the meeting, Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said they discussed ...

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90 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Altogether 90 persons sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi address in a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, hospital authorities said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy an...

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Students injured in police crackdown in Imphal

Imphal, July 16 (IANS) Student leader Chetan Oinam sustained three fractures on Monday when a truck hit him, apparently after police pushed him out of the BJP office here. Oinam is General Secretary of the Democratic Students Alliance of Manipur (DESAM), whose activists said he was one of the students who was treated roughly by the police. As Oinam fell on the road, a passing wat...

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Triple talaq most inhuman practice: Parrikar

Panaji, July 16 (IANS) There is no practice more inhuman than triple talaq, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday, claiming that Muslim women in Uttar Pradesh helped the BJP sweep the state polls after the passage of a law against the practice. Speaking at a meeting of party workers here, Parrikar asked the party cadre to reach out to the minority communities and dispel their ba...

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Actors can't be liable for insulting dialogues: HC

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Monday said actors cannot be held liable for dialogues that allegedly insulted former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in the Sacred Games web series. A bench of Justice Sanjiv Khanna and Justice Chander Shekhar wanted to know as to why the actors were made a party to the case. The bench also questioned the maintainability of the plea since al...

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24 injured as canopy collapses during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Around 24 persons were injured on Monday when a part of the canopy collapsed while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was addressing a rally in West Bengal's Midnapore town, police said. The injured were rushed to the Midnapore Medical College and Hospital in ambulances in the Prime Minister's convoy and even on motorcycles. Around 22-24 people w...

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Essel plant to generate power from waste in Maharashtra

Nagpur, July 16 (IANS) Essel Infraprojects Ltd (EIL) will construct Maharashtra's first Waste to Energy (WtE) plant with a capacity of 800 tonnes of waste, it was announced on Monday. Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, besides other dignitaries were present at the groundbreaking ceremony for the plant performed here this a...

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Will await BJP proposal on seat-sharing: Nitish Kumar

Patna, July 16 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday he is awaiting the BJP's proposal on seat-sharing for next year's Lok Sabha polls and expects the process to be finalised soon. I will talk with BJP leaders on seat sharing.A proposal on this matter will come from the BJP in three to four weeks, he told media here. Nitish Kumar, who is also President of the ruling ...

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Mamata's hoardings at rally venue to welcome me: Modi

Midnapore (West Bengal), July 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over TMC flags, banners and hoardings around his rally venue in West Midnapore district's Midnapore town, saying she put up these to 'welcome' him to the state. Hundreds of Trinamool Congress hoardings and banners had come up ahead of the party's July 21...

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BJP activists smear black oil on Tharoor's office

Thiruvananthapuram, July 16 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing activists on Monday smeared black oil on Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's constituency office here over his comment that a Hindu Pakistan would be created if the ruling party at the Centre returned to power. Tharoor however, was not present in the office when the incident took place. He was attending other functions her...

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BJP has completely failed: Kejriwal

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has failed completely in the national capital with the law and order situation further deteriorating. Law and order in the capital of India is deteriorating by the day. BJP has completely failed, Kejriwal tweeted. The responsibility for the police and law and order of th...

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Congress will introduce laws to protect lawyers, journalists: Sachin Pilot

Jaipur, July 16 (IANS) Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot said the party will introduce laws for protecting advocates, lawyers and journalists if voted to power in the assembly polls later this year. Pilot, while addressing the Save Constitution, Save Democracy programme organised by the legal cell of the Rajasthan unit of Congress here on Sunday, said the ones who are currently in po...

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