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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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BJP government insulted farmers: Congress on Mandsaur firing report

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Condemning the S.K. Jain report on the firing on farmers in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur last year, Congress on Thursday said it has termed the killed farmers as anti-social elements. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari said that the government is not only cheating the farmers but also humiliating and insulting them. The Jain inquiry committee was set up by Shivr...

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Yoga Day celebrated in Bengal; CM, ministers stay away

Kolkata, June 21 (IANS) Hundreds of people -- men and women, young and old, VIPS and commoners -- on Thursday observed the fourth International Yoga Day in West Bengal by practising yoga in rural and urban areas, even as the state's Trinamool Congress government largely stayed away from the event. Neither Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, nor any of her ministers, took part in the programm...

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Sisodia seeks action against mining mafia after Punjab MLA attacked

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday demanded strong action from Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over attack on an AAP MLA in Punjab by the mining mafia. Our MLA from Punjab Amarjeet Singh Sandoa was attacked by the mining mafia today. Mining mafia is ruling in the Captain Amarinder Singh's governance, the same way it used to rule in the ...

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AAP lawmaker attacked by mining mafia, Amarinder seeks report

Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was injured on Thursday after he and his security personnel were attacked by sand mafia goons in Punjab's Ropar district. Taking serious note of the incident, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh sought a detailed report from the Deputy Commissioner of Rupnagar (Ropar) on the incident. Sandoa was attacked ...

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Modi promotes Yoga for political advantage: Congress

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of not practising yga with the right intention and only promoting it for political advantage. Also noting that yoga cannot improve India's economic situation, the party also accused Modi and the BJP of fragmenting the society and said this cannot be healed through yoga. Modi and his party have fra...

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War of words between Omar, Ram Madhav on J&K developments

Srinagar, June 21 (IANS) A bitter war of words started on Thursday between former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav after the former alleged that the PDP-BJP split was a Bollywood-inspired fixed match. In a tweet, Abdullah claimed that the recent split between the PDP-BJP alliance was a Bollywood inspired fixed match and alleged ...

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Congress names three AICC secretaries for Telangana

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday appointed three AICC secretaries for Telangana, replacing present incumbent Satish Jharkiholi. The three new appointees - N.S. Bose Raju and Saleem Ahmed (both from Karnataka) and Sreenivasan Krishnan from Kerala, will be working under AICC incharge Ram Chandra Khuntia, said party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot in a st...

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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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Speaker accepts YSR Congress MPs' resignations

New Delhi/Vijayawda, June 21 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday accepted resignations of five Lok Sabha MPs of the YSR Congress party. The MPs had submitted their resignations on April 6 -- the last day of budget session -- to protest against the refusal of the Central government to accord Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh. According to a bulletin from L...

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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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AAP MLA injured in attack by sand mafia in Punjab

Chandigarh, June 21 (IANS) Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) legislator Amarjit Singh Sandoa was injured on Thursday after he and his security personnel were attacked by sand mafia goons in Punjab's Ropar district. Sandoa was hit on the chest by a stone. He was admitted to a hospital in Anandpur Sahib. He was later referred to the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) he...

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Kamal Haasan meets Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, June 21 (IANS) Actor Kamal Haasan, who has floated a new political party Makkal Needhi Maiam, on Thursday met United Progressive Alliance Chairperson Sonia Gandhi here. Informed sources described the meeting that took place at the residence of Sonia Gandhi as a courtesy call. Kamal Haasan had on Wednesday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi and discussed the situation ...

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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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Trump gives in to pressure, orders end to family separation policy

Washington, June 21 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has bowed to public pressure and signed an executive order promising to keep families together in migrant detentions. Trump reversed his own policy amid international fury over the separation of undocumented parents and children. He said he had been swayed by images of children who have been taken from parents while they are ja...

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Disappointed, not surprised at CEA quitting: Chidambaram

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday expressed disappointment over Chief Economic Advisor (CEA) Arvind Subramanian's resignation, noting his views were brushed aside on many important issues including GST rates and he was not consulted before demonetisation. I am disappointed, but not surprised, that Dr Arvind Subramanian has decided to leave the g...

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Congress demands Goyal apologise for 'tarnishing Vemula's memory'

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Congress on Wednesday demanded apology from Union Minister Piyush Goyal for accusing Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) of using Hyderabad University student Rohith Vemula's family for political motives. Terming it utterly shameful, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala, in a tweet, said Goyal was peddling fake news about Vemula and his mother in order to...

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Top opposition leaders attend Jamaat's Eid Milan

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) In a show of opposition unity, top leaders from various opposition parties including Ahmed Patel, Akhilesh Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav and Sitaram Yechury attended an Eid Milan hosted by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind here on Wednesday. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also attended the reception hosted by Jamiat President Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, coming a day after he ca...

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