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Only Congress can challenge BJP, will have 'acche din', says Pawar

Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday. The veteran politician was replying to blunt questions thrown by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray who was interviewing him at a mega public function organized ...

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Only Congress can challenge BJP, says Sharad Pawat

Pune, Feb 21 (IANS) Only the Congress has the ability to challenge the country's ruling BJP presently, and its 'acche din' will come, predicted Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here on Wednesday. The veteran politician was replying to blunt questions thrown by Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray who was interviewing him at a mega public function organized ...

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CEC seeks report on shoe hurling at Naveen Patnaik

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar, Feb 21 (IANS) The Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) on Wednesday sought a report from the Odisha State Election Commissioner (SEC) on the incident of shoe hurling at Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik during a by-election campaign in Bargarh district on Tuesday. A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD), led by party MP Pinaki Mishra, met the CEC in New Delhi on Wednesd...

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Lit fest to show women power in contemporary Indian literature

Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) From a Jnanpith laureate to Sahitya Akademi award winners, from a sex worker-turned-author to a domestic help-turned-writer, the upcoming LIC Gateway LitFest here will feature more than 50 women writers from varied backgrounds. The fourth edition of the literary event will kick off on Thursday and will reach its culmination on Saturday. Representing a true s...

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BJP MLA killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, Feb 21 (IANS) A Bharatiya Janata Party MLA was killed on Wednesday in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur while he on his way to the 'Investors Meet' in Lucknow, police said. His Fortuner car was at high speed, an official told IANS. His two security guards and the driver have also died in the crash. Lokendra Singh, the Noorpur (BJP) legislator from Bijnore was he...

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CPI-M alleges electoral law violation in Tripura polls, demands paper slip counting

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The CPI-M on Tuesday demanded that the Election Commission order a thorough probe into the alleged violations of electoral law during the Tripura polls on Sunday, as also count of VVPAT slips in 13 constituencies. Senior Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Nilotpal Basu met Chief Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat here and pointed out various irregulari...

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Digital economy cannot be forced on people: Former minister Pallam Raju

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has twisted some of the things in the digital revolution, such as forcing digital transactions on people and insisting on linking Aadhaar with everything, says M.M. Pallam Raju, a minister in the earlier Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. He contends that the genesis of India's electronics and in...

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Khalistan issue has derailed focus of Trudeau's visit: Herb Dhaliwal

Toronto, Feb 20 (IANS) Canadas first Cabinet minister of Indian origin, Herb Dhaliwal, says the focus of the on-going visit of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to India has been derailed by the Khalistan issue. It is very unfortunate that the media in India has overblown this Khalistan issue. This has shifted the focus away from trade -- which is what the two countries should be discussing,...

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Congress approaches EC over voters list 'discrepancies' in MP

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The Congress on Monday approached the Election Commission to complain of massive discrepancies in the voters list ahead of the two assembly bypolls in Madhya Pradesh, accusing the state's BJP government of conspiring to murder democracy. The party delegation, which included party leader Randeep Singh Surjewala, Mohan Prakash, R.P.N Singh and others, said that the...

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Jeethu Joseph to make Bollywood debut with Rishi Kapoor-starrer

Mumbai, Feb 19 (IANS) Critically acclaimed Malayalam filmmaker Jeethu Joseph, best known for helming Mohanlal-starrer Drishyam, is gearing up to make his Bollywood debut with a horror film starring actors Rishi Kapoor and Emraan Hashmi. AZURE Entertainment and Viacom18 Motion Pictures announced a collaboration to produce Jeethu Joseph's Hindi film debut on Monday in a statement. ...

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Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joins BJP

Bhubaneswar, Feb 19 (IANS) Veteran Odia actress Aparajita Mohanty joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Monday. The actress joined the party in the presence of Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other senior leaders at the party's state headquarters here. Mohanty said she joined the party as she was inspired by the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

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PM should 'break silence' on PNB scam: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday described the PNB scam a complete failure of regulatory mechanism and fraud detection ability of the banking sector and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi break his silence on India's biggest bank scam. The Congress calls upon the Prime Minister to apprise the nation of complete facts about the biggest bank scam instead of remaining a ...

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Congress plenary in Delhi from March 16-18

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) A plenary session of the Congress will be held here from March 16 to 18, wherein it is likely to ratify Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party President and pave the way for selection of new members of the Congress Working Committee (CWC). This was decided by the 34-member Steering Committee of the Congress, which was constituted by Rahul Gandhi on Friday after dissol...

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Automobile beauties grace Delhi roads at vintage car rally

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) From a 1903 Humberette owned by Abbas Jasdanwalla from Mumbai to an array of Rolls Royce's, including the 1908 Silver Ghost, the 1930 Phantom II, the 1938 Phantom III and the 1965 Silver Cloud III, the 8th edition of The 21 Gun Salute International Vintage Car Rally and Concours Show 2018 showcased the most beautiful creations from from the world of automobiles. ...

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Rahul constitutes Steering Committee for Plenary Session

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday constituted a 34-member Steering Committee that will function in place of the Congress Working Committee for the party's upcoming Plenary Session. The session, which is likely to ratify Rahul Gandhi's elevation as president of the party, may pave the way for the selection of the members of the new Working Committee of the...

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NDB to lend $100 mn for water project in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) India has signed a second loan agreement for $100 million with the New Development Bank (NDB) for efficient use of water in desert areas of Rajasthan, an official statement said on Thursday. This is the first tranche loan of $100 million approved by the NDB under the Multi Tranche Financing Facility of $345 million for this project, the Union Finance Ministry rel...

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RSS working to re-work Indian Constitution: CPI-M

New Delhi, Feb 15 (IANS) The RSS wants to re-mould the Indian State with a military which adheres to Hindutva, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) has said. This is the message that emerges from RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's speech to RSS workers in Muzaffarpur in Bihar that while the Army takes six to seven months to train its soldiers, the RSS can get its cadres ready for battle i...

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Odisha to set up 1,000 acres land bank for developing tourism

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (IANS) The Odisha government will create a land bank of 1,000 acres for development of tourism sector in the state, an official said on Thursday. The state government is going to create a land bank of 1,000 acres for development of tourism sector along with several new hotel chains in the state. We have 1,000 acres of land but we will be doing field visits because sui...

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Majidi's 'Beyond The Clouds' gets new release date

Mumbai, Feb 15 (IANS) Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi's maiden India-set project Beyond The Clouds, featuring Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor's younger brother Ishaan Khatter and Malavika Mohanan, is set to release worldwide on April 20. Earlier, the film was scheduled to open on March 23. Beyond The Clouds narrates a heart-warming tale of a brother and sister, and how they find ha...

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Bengaluru Metro line gets 3 more coaches

Bengaluru, Feb 14 (IANS) After an inordinate delay and cost escalation, Bengaluru Metro on Wednesday got three additional coaches from the state-run Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) for its east-west corridor service, with one coach reserved for women. The three additional coaches will be added to the three-coach trains, allowing more commuters to travel by Metro, BEML Chairman Deepak Kuma...

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