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BJP a militant organisation, doling out money to win polls: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday dubbed the BJP a militant organiation and accused it of doling out cash to win elections, saying such practices by it will soon be the reason for its downfall. Addressing the extended core committee meeting of her Trinamool Congress, Banerjee alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party was engaged in diving the pe...

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Sarkar has mixed response to BJP-led Tripura government's first budget

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Former Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar, who is now Leader of Opposition in the Assembly, on Thursday appreciated some proposals of the BJP-led state government's first budget while slamming some of its other provisions. Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma, who also holds the finance portfolio, on Tuesday presented a Rs 16,387.21 crore tax-free, zero defici...

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Vohra calls all-party meet to discuss J&K situation

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra has called an all-party meeting here on Friday to discuss the security situation in the state, officials said here on Thursday. The officials said for the all-party meeting, called in the wake of imposition of the Governor's rule, invitations have been sent to heads of state units of national political parties. After ...

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BJP uses cash to win polls, will be dethroned: Mamata

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of doling out cash to win elections and said such practices by the Centre's ruling party will soon be the reason for its downfall. We are not like the BJP that snatches away people's money in the name of demonetisation and then distributes that cash among the voters to win the elections unethic...

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BJP's Sen elected Tripura Deputy Speaker

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Congress-turned-BJP legislator Biswabhandu Sen was on Thursday was elected the Deputy Speaker of the Tripura assembly unopposed. After question hour, Speaker Rebati Mohan Das announced the election of Sen to the post as no other nomination was filed. Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Education, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ratan Lal Nath and Lead...

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Tripura celebrates Yoga Day with zeal

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners, on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in Tripura by practising yoga across the state -- both in rural areas and cities. The main function was held at Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC) headquarters in Khumulwng, 30 kms north of here. Prominent am...

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Bank with Amit Shah as a director collected highest amount of banned notes among DCCBs: RTI reply

Mumbai, June 21 (IANS) A district cooperative bank, which has Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah as a director, netted the highest deposits among such banks of old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes that were abruptly demonetised on November 8, 2016, according to RTI replies received by a Mumbai activist. The Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) secured deposits of Rs 745.59 c...

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BJP-ally IPFT for separate state for Tripura tribals

Agartala, June 21 (IANS) The Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT), the junior ally of ruling BJP, will hold demonstrations across the state in August to spearhead its demand for a separate state, a party leader said on Thursday. We will organise sit-in-demonstrations all over Tripura on August 23 in support of our demand for a separate state and withdrawal of the Citizenship (Amen...

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Yoga frenzy grips Karnataka

Bengaluru, June 21 (IANS) Thousands of people, young and old, on Thursday celebrated the fourth International Yoga Day in Karnataka by participating in yoga sessions held in cities and towns across the state. Prominent among those who performed yoga aasanas included 85-year-old former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda, his son and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP...

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Udaan scheme getting very good response in J&K: Minister

Kolkata, June 20 (IANS) The 'Udaan' programme to provide skills training to the educated unemployed youth in Jammu and Kashmir, has received a very good response from the people there, said Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Anant Kumar Hegde on Wednesday. A scheme named Udaan is going on in Kashmir. The state government, Home Ministry and our Ministry are...

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Create congenial atmosphere to hold election in J&K, Congress to centre

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) A day after BJP ended its alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir and the state came under Governor's rule, Congress on Wednesday accused both parties of betraying the people's aspirations in the lust of power and demanded the Central government ensure a congenial atmosphere for conduct of fresh elections. Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said...

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Kejriwal cheating people of Delhi: BJP

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his planned 10-day trip to Bengaluru to undergo naturopathy treatment, accusing him of cheating the city's people. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vijender Gupta also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief for not holding any meeting with the officials in the Delhi Secretariat. ...

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B.V.R. Subrahmanyam new J&K Chief Secretary

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) IAS officer B.V.R. Subrahmanyam was on Wednesday appointed as the new Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir, it was announced on Wednesday. The Cabinet Committee on Appointments had earlier in the day placed the services of Subrahmanyam, presently posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Home, in Chhattisgarh, at the disposal of the state government. It was ...

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After coalition fiasco, what is roadmap for normalcy in J&K, Congress asks BJP

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Accusing the BJP of setting Jammu and Kashmir on a fire of anarchy and radicalization in its three years coalition rule with PDP, the Congress on Wednesday sought to know from it and Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to what plans they had for bringing normalcy and peace back to the state. The BJP, in its pursuit of power and political opportunism, in the past thr...

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Assembly in suspended animation helps horse trading: Omar

Srinagar, June 20 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said his demand for dissolving the state assembly stems from the fact that the state of suspended animation it presently in helps in horse trading. No major political party staked claim to government formation after Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP-BJP government collapsed on Tuesday after the BJP withdrew ...

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S.Ve. Shekher, who shared offensive Facebook post, gets bail

Chennai, June 20 (IANS) Actor-turned-politician S.Ve. Shekher, accused of sharing a derogatory message against female journalists on his Facebook page, got bail here on Wednesday. A local court granted the bail. Shekher has to appear again next month to get a copy of the chargesheet. Earlier, the Madras High Court turned down his bail plea. Shekher then approached the Supreme Cou...

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JD-U differs with BJP over Yoga Day

Patna, June 20 (IANS) Unlike its ally the BJP, the ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) is not enthusiastic about the International Yoga Day on Thursday. Unlike Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, those of the JD-U have decided to stay away from the fourth edition of the International Yoga Day celebrations. People have been doing yoga in their homes. Yoga is a part of India' cultur...

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2,000 Tripura local bodies' leaders quit, CPI-M blames government

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma on Wednesday said 2,133 seats in Zilla Parishad, Panchayat Samity and Gram Panchayat were vacant, as the CPI-M blamed the resignations on threats by the BJP and IPFT cadres. Communists Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MLA Sudhan Das told the Assembly that after the BJP-IPFT alliance got a majority in the February Assem...

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Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday. The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB and Hudco (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) to carry out the Rs 1,000 crore sm...

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Tripura to execute Smart City project with ADB loan

Agartala, June 20 (IANS) The Tripura government has taken a Rs 500 crore loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Hudco to execute the Rs 1,000 crore Smart City project here, Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb said here on Wednesday. The state government has taken Rs 500 crore as loan from the ADB and Hudco (Housing and Urban Development Corporation) to carry out the Rs 1,000 crore sm...

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