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BJP quits J&K government, ends alliance with PDP

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) More than three years after they formed an uneasy coalition, the BJP on Tuesday pulled out of the PDP-led Jammu and Kashmir government, citing growing terror activities and radicalization in the valley making its continuance untenable. Announcing the party's sudden decision at a hurriedly-called press conference, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ra...

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Mamata greets Uddhav Thackeray on Shiv Sena Foundation Day

Kolkata, June 19 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday greeted Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on the occasion of the party's 52nd Foundation Day. Heartiest greetings to Uddhav Thackeray Ji and all Shiv Sena workers on the 52nd Foundation Day of their party, Banerjee tweeted. Banerjee, who is playing an active role in promoting the idea of a federal front ...

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BJP 'will contest all LS seats it won last time in Bihar'

Patna, June 19 (IANS) Amid growing restlessness over seat sharing for the 2019 elections among the allies of the BJP-led NDA in Bihar, a senior BJP leader on Monday said the party would contest from all Lok Sabha seats it won last time in the state. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary Rajender Singh said there would be no compromise on the sitting seats. BJP would cont...

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Injured Cambodian prince stable

Phnom Penh, June 18 (IANS) Cambodian Prince Norodom Ranariddh who was injured in a car accident, has been airlifted to a hospital in Thailand and his condition was now stable, an official said on Monday. Ranariddh, who is also the Funcinpec Party president, was injured in the accident on Sunday in Sihanouk province. His 39-year-old wife Ouk Phalla died on the spot. Funcinpec Part...

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MIM backs Centre over UN human rights report

Hyderabad, June 16 (IANS) Rejecting the United Nations report on alleged human rights vioaltions in the Kashmir Valley, the MIM has said that the world body has no right to interfere in the internal matters of India, but also dubbed the report as diplomatic failure of the Centre. Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday said that his party fully supported the g...

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EU mission to observe Pakistan elections in July

Brussels, June 15 (IANS) An European Union electoral observation mission led by Michael Gahler, a German conservative in the European Parliament, plans to observe the July 25 national and provincial assemblies' elections in Pakistan, the EU's diplomatic service said on Friday. A group of nine EU election analysts will arrive in Pakistan on June 22 and stay in the country until the end of...

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Yogi meets six eminent persons to seek support for BJP in 2019

Lucknow, June 15 (IANS) Under the 'Sampark for Samarthan' campaign of the BJP to garner support for the 2019 general elections, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met six prominent persons here on Friday and apprised them of various initiatives taken by the Narendra Modi government. On his first stop, Adityanath met eminent doctor Mansoor Hasan and urged him to support the Bharatiya Jana...

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Akhilesh to contest from Kannauj in 2019, Mulayam from Mainpuri

Lucknow, June 14 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced that he would be contesting the 2019 general elections from Kannauj, while his father Mulyam Singh Yadav would be contesting again from party stronghold of Mainpuri. Addressing a press conference here, flanked by his wife Dimple Yadav, the sitting MP from Kannauj, he said that he has understo...

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Costly manufactured items, fuels push up India's May wholesale inflation

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A major spurt in prices of manufactured items, food and fuels pushed India's wholesale price index (WPI) for May to 4.43 per cent, higher than the 3.18 per cent recorded in April, 2018, and 2.26 per cent registered in May last year, the Commerce Ministry's data showed on Thursday. Earlier this week, Central Statistics Office data showed that the consumer price i...

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India's wholesale inflation in May doubles Y-o-Y to 4.43%

New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) A major spurt in food and fuel prices in the country pushed the wholesale price index (WPI) for May to 4.43 percent, to nearly double over the 2.26 percent registered in May last year and higher than the 3.18 percent recorded in April, 2018, Commerce Ministry data showed on Thursday. Earlier this week, Central Statistics Office data showed that the consumer p...

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Pakistan EC rejects plea to register Saeed's MML

Islamabad, June 13 (IANS) In a blow to 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's political ambitions, the Election Commission of Pakistan on Wednesday rejected an application to register his Milli Muslim League (MML) as a political party. The general elections in Pakistan are scheduled to be held on July 25. A four-member bench of the commission, chaired by its Sindh mem...

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SC orders Musharraf to return to Pakistan by June 14

Lahore, June 13 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered former President Pervez Musharraf to return to the country by Thursday as it delivered a withering rebuke for his continued absence from court. Chief Justice Saqib Nisar, who is heading a three-judge bench hearing Musharraf's appeal against the rejection of his nomination papers in the 2013 general elections, warned tha...

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Sri Sri's Ram Mandir foray a deja vu of Vajpayee's tactic: Book

New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee kept a distance from the Ram temple movement and in private conversations objected to its agitational stance, according to a new book titled Shades of Saffron: From Vajpayee to Modi by seasoned journalist Saba Naqvi. The book, said to reveal hitherto unknown aspects about the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), points out tha...

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Pranab to attend Congress' Iftar

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) In wake of reports that former President Pranab Mukherjee was not invited for the Iftar party to be hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on June 13, the party clarified that an invite was extended to him and he has accepted it. Multiple media houses have raised questions on Iftaar invite to @CitiznMukherjee on behalf of Congress President. Congress ...

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Pranab not invited for Congress' Iftar party

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee has not been invited for the Iftar party to be hosted by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on June 13, according to informed sources. The Congress deleted his name from the list of invitees after he attended the RSS event at its headquarters on June 7, a source said. The party is hosting an Iftar party here after a gap of ...

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Will seek votes for BJP if Delhi granted full statehood: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said he will seek votes for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections if the Central government grants full statehood rights to Delhi. Speaking in the assembly during a discussion on the government resolution for full statehood, he said if the Centre did not allow Delhi to be a full state,...

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Modi, Shah, Bhagwat will know India's 'strength' of unity soon: Rahul

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said the entire opposition was getting united and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will get to know India's strength in six months to one year -- an apparent reference to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Today, our nation has become a slave of 2-3 BJP leaders and RSS. But, it...

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Alliance with BSP will help Congress in MP: Digvijaya

New Delhi, June 11 (IANS) A pre-poll alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will help the Congress in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly election, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said. In an interview to NDTV telecast on Monday, the former Chief Minister spoke in favour of alliance with the Mayawati-led party citing its strength to get Dalit votes in certain regions in ...

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Congress to host Iftar on June 13

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) The Congress will host an Iftar party here on June 13 after a gap of two years, a party leader said on Sunday. It will however the first Congress President Rahul Gandhi will be hosting after assuming the top party post. The Iftar will begin around 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday, Congress Minority Department Vice Chairman Manish R. Shah said. It will be ...

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My father not rejoining politics: Sharmistha

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Former President Pranab Mukherjee is not going to rejoin politics, his daughter and Congress leader Sharmistha Mukherjee said on Sunday. She made the comment after the Shiv Sena said that the RSS might propose Pranab Mukherjee's name as Prime Minister in case the BJP failed to get a majority in the 2019 general elections. Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut told ...

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