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Parties makes promises of development only during polls: Praful Patel

Tura (Meghalaya), Jan 17 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Praful Patel on Tuesday said political parties make tall promises of development only during elections. The problems of people are at their peak but political parties come with tall promises for development only during elections. For the past five years, the government was busy in corruption and now ahead of election...

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Kerala HC orders land survey in ex-Minister's case

Kochi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Kerala High Court on Wednesday ordered a detailed land survey in a case involving former Transport Minister Thomas Chandy who had been accused of usurping land. The court made it clear that there was no need to register a FIR but asked authorities to hold the survey and submit a report in three months. Chandy quit in November last year as Minister.

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NDA government didn't give Sangma due recognition: NCP leader

Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha Speaker (late) Purno Agitok Sangma did not get the recognition he deserved when he was part of the BJP-led NDA government, NCP leader Praful Patel said on Tuesday. The NDA (National Democratic Alliance) should have given Sangma a position in the alliance given the personality that he was, Patel told journalists on the eve of his election campaign ...

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Congress and drought are twins: Modi

Barmer (Rajasthan), Jan 16 (IANS) In a fierce attack on the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that drought and the Congress are twins and accused the party of fooling people by making false promises. Congress and drought are twins. No matter where Congress goes, drought always follows, Modi said while addressing the public in Pachpadra in Barmer, during a funct...

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NCP to go solo in Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura

Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Sharad Pawar-led NCP on Tuesday said it will fight the coming assembly elections in Meghalaya, Nagaland and Tripura on its own. We will contest a large number of assembly seats in Meghalaya, and a few in Nagaland and a token number of seats in Tripura, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) General Secretary Praful Patel told journalists here. In Meghalaya, the ...

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Joining party won't ensure ministerial berth: Kerala NCP

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 16 (IANS) Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) Kerala chief T.P. Peethambaran on Tuesday made it clear that anybody joining the party should not do so with an intention to become a minister. The NCP in Kerala is an ally of the ruling Left Democratic Front (LDF) and has two legislators and one of them holds a cabinet berth. But, while A.K. Saseendran had to q...

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Congress seeks court-monitored probe into Judge Loya's death

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) Denying that it is politicising the issue of Judge B.H. Loya's death, the Congress on Monday demanded a court-monitored inquiry into it, saying the matter relates to a vital organ of the Indian democracy. Nobody is suggesting that Congress party will be appointing a commission of inquiry. The whole argument that the party is politicising the matter is false. ...

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BJP in talks with more Meghalaya MLAs

Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) The BJP is still negotiating with four-to-five sitting Meghalaya legislators to contest the ensuing assembly elections on its party ticket, BJP leader Alexander Hek said on Monday. We are still in talks with four-to-five legislators who are part of the ruling and opposition. I would not like to spell out their names since we are in a negotiating stage, Hek said.

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CM wishes Goans on 'Opinion Poll' day

Panaji, Jan 15 (IANS) Greeting Goans on 'Opinion Poll' day, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday thanked the political leaders of the 1960s who helped Goa become a separate state with a unique identity over a merger with the neighbouring state of Maharashtra. Thanks to our leaders, who were decisive and far-sighted; it is due to their hard work and perseverance, we could retain ...

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Independent MLA quits Meghalaya Assembly, joins NCP

Shillong, Jan 15 (IANS) Former Meghalaya Minister and Independent legislator Saleng A. Sangma on Monday resigned as Assembly member and joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) ahead of state elections. The ninth Meghalaya Assembly, comprising 60 members, was constituted on March 1, 2013, and its term expires on March 6. The strength of the 60-member Meghalaya assembly has com...

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Stop harassment, beg kin of deceased CBI Judge Loya

Mumbai, Jan 14 (IANS) Dismissing any suspicions over the death of CBI Special Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, his family members on Sunday appealed to the media, lawyers, NGOs and others not to harass them in the matter. Addressing a hurriedly convened press conference, Anuj Loya and other relatives said that for the family, Judge Loya's passing in December 2014 was a sad and private mat...

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BJP condemns Congress's 'Hugplomacy' video

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the meme video released by Congress that purportedly attempts to highlight the awkwardness in Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugging various world leaders, charging the opposition party with having lost its sense and balance. The Congress has no real issue to talk on and, therefore, it has resorted to such shallo...

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Rahul to campaign in Karnataka, CM confident of victory

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Rahul Gandhi will launch the first leg of his election campaign in Karnataka from February 10-12, with Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday claiming that there was no anti-incumbency feeling against his government and the Congress will win a comfortable majority in the assembly polls due in a few months. He (Gandhi) will be addressing meetings and interacting ...

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No anti-incumbency in Karnataka, says Siddaramaiah after meeting Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) After meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi along with party leaders from his state, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Saturday claimed that there was no anti-incumbency feeling against his government and the party will win a comfortable majority in the Assembly elections due in a few months. The Chief Minister refused to apologize for his alleged attack...

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BJP accuses Congress of politicising 'internal affairs' of judiciary

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused Congress of politicising the internal affairs of the Supreme Court. Today we had a press conference which was addressed by four respected judges of Supreme Court. All those issues in the press conference pertained to interior issues of judiciary. It pertained to administrative issues of the highest court in the c...

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Congress says SC judges' revolt is 'extremely disturbing'

New Delhi, Jan 12 (IANS) The Congress on Friday described the comments made by four Supreme Court judges as extremely disturbing and appealed to the Full Court of the Supreme Court to find solutions to preserve the independence of the judiciary even as party President Rahul Gandhi demanded that its senior-most judges should supervise an SIT probe into the mysterious death of Special CBI Judge B.H...

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Maharashtra opposition says Gadkari 'helping Pakistan' by anti-Navy remark

Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) The opposition in Maharashtra -- the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) -- on Friday took strong umbrage to Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari's statements on Thursday, saying he wants to help Pakistan by throwing out the Indian Navy from Mumbai. Gadkari says that the Indian Navy will not be given even 'an inch of land' in Mumbai, they should go to...

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Ex-BJP MP Nana Patole rejoins Congress

Mumbai, Jan 11 (IANS) In a homecoming of sorts, former Maharashtra BJP MP Nana F. Patole has rejoined the Congress, a month after quitting his Lok Sabha membership from Bhandara-Gondiya, it was announced on Thursday. Congress President Rahul Gandhi formally welcomed Patole into the party in the presence of stare Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan and Leader of Opposition in Maha...

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Anti-Sikh riots: Will support any probe, says Congress

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) After the Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to further probe 186 anti-Sikh riots cases closed by an earlier SIT, the Congress party said it will support any probe into the 1984 riots. I don't have not full information about the Supreme Court order. But, if there is any order to do an investigation to ensure full inquiry, th...

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AgustaWestland deal: Congress slams BJP for calling it corrupt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) After a Milan court acquitted Italian defence and aerospace major Finmeccanica's former chief Giuseppe Orsi and former AgustaWestland CEO Bruno Spagnolini in the case, the Congress on Wednesday said the BJP stands exposed for fabricating a perception that the party is corrupt. It also asked why Prime Minister Narendra Modi had remained silent on the alleged corru...

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