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Modi may call Lok Sabha polls next year: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi may go for Lok Sabha elections next year, a year ahead of schedule, RJD leader Lalu Prasad said on Sunday. Modi may go for Lok Sabha polls in 2018, ahead of its scheduled time in 2019, the former Bihar Chief Minister said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here and pressed his activists to be ready to face an early parliamenta...

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Tripura makes using tribal language on signboards mandatory

Agartala, Nov 19 (IANS) The Tripura government has made it mandatory to display the tribal name and language on signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all government buildings, an official said here on Sunday. We have recently issued notification making it compulsory that tribal name and languages must be displayed on the signboards, name plates and other notice boards in all...

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Now people fear cow, thanks to Modi: Lalu

Patna, Nov 19 (IANS) RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Sunday taunted Prime Minister Narender Modi by saying that earlier people used to fear the lion but now they fear the cow thanks to cow vigilantism across the country. 'Pahle log sher se darte the, ab gai se darte hain. Yeh sab Modi sarkar ki den hai, Lalu Prasad said at a meeting of his Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) here. He said that d...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. J. Deepa, niece of Jayalalithaa, termed the ra...

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IT raids at Jaya's residence divides AIADMK

Chennai, Nov 18 (IANS) The Income Tax raid at the Poes Garden residence of late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Friday night has created a major controversy with AIADMK leaders calling it unfortunate and regretful but Chief Minister K. Palaniswami laid the blame squarely on the doors of V.K. Sasikala and her family for the action. The Chief Minister totally distanced his gover...

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Fadnavis dedicates proposed site for Thackeray memorial

Mumbai, Nov 17 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday dedicated a proposed site for a national memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to mark his fifth death anniversary. The site would come up at the existing Mumbai Mayor's Bungalow at Shivaji Park near the Dadar Chowpatty, on the banks of the Arabian Sea. I bow humbly before our guiding force, Balas...

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Congress appoints Ajoy Kumar as Jharkhand unit chief

New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday named Ajoy Kumar as the President of Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee and Alamgir Alam as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in the state. Ajoy Kumar, who is the national spokesperson of the Congress party, was a member of Lok Sabha from Jamshedpur constituency. He is also a former IPS officer. <...

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Women groups demand passage of Women's Reservation Bill

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) The National Alliance for Women's Reservation Bill, a conglomerate of various women organisations across the country, on Wednesday demanded passage of the long-pending Women's Reservation Bill in the coming session of Parliament. At a conference organised at the Press Club of India here, a number of women rights activists emphasised the need to get the Bill passe...

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BJP urged to pass women reservation bill in winter session

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Women activists and organisations on Wednesday demanded that the long pending Women's Reservation Bill be passed in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The activists demanded the passage of the bill at the earliest citing the fact that the current BJP government had a majority of 366 seats out of 543 in the Lok Sabha, which was enough to fulfil the BJP's p...

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Farmers' outfit demands release of activist Gogoi

New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) An umbrella organisation of farmers' rights activists on Wednesday demanded the release of peasant leader Akhil Gogoi, arrested on sedition charges, and also urged the Assam government to issue a white paper on his arrest. The Bhumi Adhikar Andolan also threatened to initiate a nationwide movement if Gogoi is not released at the earliest. Gogoi fought for...

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President launches schemes worth Rs 3,455 cr in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 15 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday launched, or laid the foundation stones of, various schemes entailing total expenditure of Rs 3,455 crore in Jharkhand to coincide with the state's 17th Foundation Day. Kovind launched the Rs 636-crore 'Mukhyamantri Health Insurance Scheme' under which 57 lakh of the 68 lakh families in the state will benefit. Beneficiaries wil...

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TMC leader Mannan Hossain dead

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Senior Trinamool Congress leader and former Lok Sabha member Abdul Mannan Hossain died at a private hospital here on Tuesday due to age-related issues, his family said. He was 65. Mannan is survived by his two wives, two sons, and two daughters. Born in 1952 at Sealmara of West Bengal's Murshidabad district, Hossain joined the Congress and was elected to th...

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Rahul Gandhi anti-farmer, anti-Gujarat: BJP leader

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) BJP's Kisan Morcha President and Lok Sabha member Virendra Singh on Tuesday said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was anti-farmer and anti-Gujarat. Rahul Gandhi talks about farmers, but none of his forefathers ever cultivated land. He talks about setting up potato factory while his father (former Prime Minister) Rajiv Gandhi spoke about sowing jaggery. Those ...

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BJP has no agenda but to spread hatred, divide society: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Nov 13 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of spreading hatred and dividing the society for petty gains. The BJP has no agenda, neither development or anything else, all that they know is to spread rumours, speak lies and prop up one false issue after another, he told reporters in Unnao enroute to Kanpur fo...

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Nitish backs reservation for Jats, Marathas

Patna, Nov 13 (IANS) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said he favours reservation for the Jats and Marathas and voiced his support for the Women's Reservation Bill. I am a supporter of reservation for the Jats and Marathas, Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United President, told media persons here. Nitish Kumar said he strongly supports the Women's Reservation ...

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Hooda urges PM to set up committee on pollution

New Delhi, Nov 13 (IANS) Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to constitute a committee to tackle air pollution in the capital. I am planning to move a 'Right to Clean Air Bill' as a private member's bill in the Lok Sabha. I shall put together thoughts of the citizens and experts in the bill, Hooda told the media here. I...

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Congress continues to slam Kerala solar scam report

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 12 (IANS) The Congress in Kerala continued to slam the Justice G. Sivarajan (Retd) panel's report on the solar scam indicting then Chief Minister Ooomen Chandy and several of his ministers with the party state chief on Sunday terming it a sex novel. The report, tabled in the Kerala Assembly last Thursday, spoke of corruption, sexual harassment the scam prime accus...

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Assam includes GST in Class XII economics curriculum

Guwahati, Nov 11 (IANS) The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC), the regional board for holding Class XII examinations in the state, has decided to introduce the GST in its curriculum from the current academic year. AHSEC Secretary Kamaljyoti Gogoi confirmed this on Saturday and added that the decision was taken to introduce basics of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the ...

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Mewar royals want government to stop 'Padmavati' release

New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) A Mewar royal on Saturday penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Smriti Irani and censor board chairperson Prasoon Joshi, among others, urging them to withhold the certification and release of controversial film Padmavati. Maharajkumar Vishvaraj Singh, son of Mahendra Singh Mewar -- the 76th Maharana of the Mewar...

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SC to hear plea to extend CEC removal process to Election Commissioners

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked a PIL petitioner, seeking that the procedure of impeachment for removal of Chief Election Commissioner be extended to the two other Commissioners for making the poll panel an autonomous body, to serve a copy of the petition to the Commission. The bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandra...

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