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6 new faces likely in Assam cabinet

Guwahati, April 25 (IANS) Close to two years after the formation of the Assam government, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is all set to expand his cabinet for the first time on Thursday. Sources said that six new ministers are likely to be inducted in the cabinet including four from the BJP and one each from alliance partners, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) and Bodoland Peoples' Front (BPF)....

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Are you washing hair right way?

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) From preparing your hair to applying conditioner after the wash, it is important to take note of how to do it right to get healthy hair, say experts. Bhavya Sharma, beauty expert at UrbanClap.com, and Ragini Bharatram, founder, Beauty Source, tell the right way to wash hair: * Prepare your hair: To prepare your hair for the wash, oil it two to three ho...

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Modi government finished Panchayati Raj system: Congress

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Soon after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Rashtriya Gram Swaraj Abhiyan on Tuesday, the Congress party said the Modi government has systematically finished the Panchayati Raj System by starving Panchayats of funds. The party urged the Prime Minister to stop invoking Mahatma Gandhi's name in his fake jumlas and stop fooling the people by renaming sche...

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2,407 candidates file nominations for Karnataka Assembly polls

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A record number of 2,407 candidates have filed nominations for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, with a whopping 1,280 of them doing on Tuesday, the last date to enter the fray. According to the Election Commission's website, of the total nominees, 244 are from the ruling Congress, 258 from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, 208 from the Janata Dal-S...

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Modi to spearhead BJP poll campaign in Karnataka from May 1

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will spearhead the BJP campaign for the May 12 Karnataka Assembly polls and is likely to address over 15 rallies in the state starting from Udupi on May 1, party sources said on Tuesday. Besides Udupi, he will also address public rallies in Chamrajnagar and Belgam. He is likely to address more than 15 rallies in 10 days, a ...

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Congress 'JanMitras' in Gujarat to connect people with party

Gandhinagar, April 24 (IANS) In the run-up to the 2019 general elections, the Congress is gearing up for a better public connect through a number of JanMitras (public friends) at the booth level. The Gujarat Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) announced on Tuesday that it would appoint JanMitras, who would help the people across the government administration in availing their rights and pr...

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Khurshid says Congress has blood on its hands, party disagrees

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday stepped into a controversy by saying that there is blood on the hands of the Congress, a remark later dubbed as unfounded by his party. Khurshid's remarks came at an event in Aligarh Muslim University while responding to a question on the loss of Muslim lives in communal incidents and about the Babri Masjid-Ram t...

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Bengal Panchayat polls: HC rejects opposition's petitions, asks SEC to discuss security arrangements

Kolkata, April 24 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday disposed off the petitions filed by BJP, Congress and PDS)complaining about the West Bengal Panchayat poll nomination process but asked the State Election Commission to discuss the issue of security arrangements during the election with all the important stakeholders. A single bench of Justice Subrata Talukdar disposed off the B...

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2,407 in fray for Karnataka assembly polls

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) A record number of 2,407 candidates are in the fray for the May 12 Karnataka assembly elections, as per the nominations received by the Election Commission till Tuesday, the last day for filing nominations. The candidates included 244 candidates from the ruling Congress, 258 from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), 208 from Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), 1,084 from I...

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Lucknow teacher alleges molestation, attempts self-immolation

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) A woman teacher on Tuesday tried to set herself on fire in front of the Vidhan Sabha building here, alleging that the Principal of her school had molested her and the police was not entertaining her complaint. The woman said that she had also gone to the 5, Kalidas Marg residence of the Chief Minister to raise the matter but she was shooed away. She then ...

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For Karnataka polls BJP to fly in its star campaigners, including Modi

Bengaluru, April 24 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will fly in some 40 star campaigners to poll-bound Karnataka including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a host of Union Ministers and senior leaders to campaign for the party's success in the ensuing May 12 assembly elections. The visiting key campaigners were named in a letter written by the state unit BJP general secretary and pa...

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CBI to quiz 2 ex-Left Ministers in chit fund scam case

Agartala, April 24 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will interrogate two former Left Front ministers in Tripura in connection with a case of the Kolkata-based Rose Valley chit fund scam, an official said here on Tuesday. The CBI has informed the Tripura Assembly Speaker about their intention to interrogate former Left Front ministers Badal Chowdhury and Bijita Nath within...

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Tejashwi Yadav slams NITI Aayog chief over Bihar remark

Patna, April 24 (IANS) Bihar opposition leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday slammed NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant's statement blaming the state for India's backwardness, saying the remark has exposed the mindset of babus in the Modi-led government. Bihar and Bihari's pay equal taxes, contribute equally or more in governance and nation building. Bihar gave 33 MPs to NDA, seven Union Ministers ...

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Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

Mumbai, April 24 (IANS/IndiaSpend) About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show. These data indicate the government move to prioritise a change to legislation that allows courts to grant the deat...

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Rajnath blames Congress for political violence in poll-bound Karnataka

Mangaluru (Karnataka), April 24 (IANS) Accusing the ruling Congress in Karnataka of following the Kerala model in fuelling political violence, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday vowed to end the menace if the BJP came to power after the May 12 state assembly elections. It appears the Congress government in Karnataka is following the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kera...

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BJP releases fourth list of candidates for Karnataka polls

New Delhi/Bengaluru, April 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday released its fourth list of seven candidates for the May 12 elections to the 224-member Karnataka Assembly. As per the list, finalised by the party's Central Election Committee, G.R. Pravin Patil will contest from Bhadravati in Shivamogga district, and Kannada cine star Jaggesh from Yeshvanthapura in the Beng...

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Bengal panchayat polls: One dead, MLA injured in violence during nominations

Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Widespread violence and clashes between rival political groups claimed one life while a Congress legislator was among a large number of people injured on the extended date of filing nominations for the West Bengal Panchayat polls on Monday. Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the State Election Commission extended the last day of filing nomination for the stat...

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SC seeks government's response on plea against provision criminalising gay sex

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Central government's response on hotelier Kesav Suri challenging Indian Penal Code's Section 377 which criminalises any sort of homosexual activity and other forms of unnatural sex. Suri, the Managing Director of Lalit Suri Hospitality group, is also a LGBT rights activists. As the bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misr...

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Delhi Assembly's committees reconstituted

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel on Monday reconstituted various standing committees and other panels of the house and held a formal meeting with their members and heads. Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Kasturba Nagar, Madan Lal, has replaced Vishesh Ravi as Chairman of the Privileges Committee. The Speaker said that heads of the committees should very we...

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Settle matters with The Wire outside court, SC again tells Jay Shah

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday again asked BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah to settle his defamation suit with The Wire even as the news portal said a firm no to an apology but agreed to carry a clarification. This is a matter which can be solved instead of coming to the court, said a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D....

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