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2 days ago
Who is Finance Minister, Congress asks PM

New Delhi, June 18 (IANS) Alleging gross economic mismanagement over the past four years, Congress on Monday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi who was the country's Finance Minister, while saying social disharmony is the enemy of economic development. The PMO's website says one thing, the website of the Finance Ministry tells another story. The gentleman, who is designated as the minist...

5 days ago
Mid-term poll will call Kejriwal's bluff

The biggest argument against granting full statehood to Delhi is Arvind Kejriwal himself. If an election leads to the elevation of what a former Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, called a yeda Chief Minister -- yeda is a Marathi word for unhinged -- when referring to Kejriwal, then the risk of elevating the status of the national capital cannot be taken. Shinde's ire related to K...

19 days ago
Sisi sworn in as Egypt's President for second term

Cairo, June 2 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was sworn in on Saturday for a second term till 2022, the state-run TV reported. In a large ceremony held in the Parliament, Sisi took the oath as President with the words: I swear by God to protect the republican system, to respect the Constitution and the law, to safeguard the people's interests and to preserve the independen...

29 days ago
AAP to support SP, RLD candidates in UP bypolls

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) The AAP on Tuesday announced it will support the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) candidate in the Kairana parliamentary bypoll and the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate in Noorpur assembly constituency, voting for which will be held on May 28. Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member and national spokesman Sanjay Singh told IANS that his party had decided to throw its lot behind th...

1 month ago
Sri Lanka Cricket polls postponed to May 31

Colombo, May 1 (IANS) The polls to elect the next set of office bearers of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) have been pushed to May 31, postponed on technical grounds from the original date of May 19. Instead, the Special General Meeting of the SLC will now be held on May 19, according to a report by cricbuzz. Sri Lanka's Sports Ministry had informed the board that the procedure followed ...

1 month ago
Book ringside seats for May 15 post-poll poker in Bengaluru

On May 15, when the Karnataka election results are announced, and the Congress, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Deve Gowda's Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) find themselves in an almighty scrum bargaining for power, a certain mysterious lady will be watching the proceedings from her suite in the country's most luxurious, seven-star Leela hotel on Bengaluru's old airport road. The hijab cl...

2 months ago
Gandhi family loyalist in Rae Bareli joins BJP

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Dinesh Pratap Singh, a confidante of former Congress President and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. His younger brother and Zila Panchayat Chairman Avdhesh Singh also joined the BJP. The two brothers are said to enjoy considerable clout in the Gandhi family bastion of Rae Bareli. Soon after ...

2 months ago
Committed to justice in rape cases: Rajnath

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said though he cannot intervene in state law and order affairs, he is taking all steps to ensure justice is done in the rape and murder case of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua. I have talked to Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti several times and have asked my party workers to visit t...

2 months ago
Nigerian President to run for second term

Abuja, April 9 (IANS) Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari will run for a second term of office, party and government officials said on Monday. The 75-year-old Buhari told leaders of the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) party of his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election too, said Nasir El-Rufai, Governor of Kaduna state. Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu to...

2 months ago
India's contribution towards Nepal development will continue: Modi

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday assured visiting counterpart from Nepal K.P. Sharma Oli that India is committed to curbing misuse of open borders between the two countries. We have strong relations when it comes to the aspect of security and are committed towards stopping misuse of our open borders, he said in a joint address with the Nepal Prime Minist...

2 months ago
Have 'abiding interest' in Nepal's stability: India

New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) Extending a warm welcome to visiting Nepalese Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli and his wife at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said India was ready to expand bilateral ties as per Nepal's priorities because of New Delhi's abiding interest in the stability and economic prosperity of the Himalayan nation. Oli, on his first foreign visit...

2 months ago
No BJP offer on RS post yet: Thackeray aide

Mumbai, April 4 (IANS) The Shiv Sena has not received any offer from ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the post of Rajya Sabha (RS) Deputy Chairperson, a spokesperson for party chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Wednesday. Referring to the ongoing media speculation, the spokesperson said there is no truth in the matter yet. Even if it happens, only the Sena chief will take a call...

2 months ago
Egypt's Sisi reelected with landslide 97% of votes

Cairo, April 2 (IANS) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi was reelected for a second term in a landslide victory, garnering 97.08 per cent of votes, the National Electoral Authority (NEA) announced on Monday. Sisi was widely expected to win since his rival, little-known politician Mousa Mostafa Mousa, previously offered his support to Sisi and barely campaigned in the run-up to the e...

2 months ago
Mamata's unity efforts: Keeping leadership issue on hold

Since there is no dominant leader with a countrywide appeal in the opposition camp at the moment, it is natural that the most energetic opponents of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will take the lead in trying to bring together the different parties to fight the ruling party at the Centre. Not surprisingly, Mamata Banerjee is playing that part. Having singlehandedly ousted the Communist...

2 months ago
Egypt's Sisi on course to win second term: Initial results

Cairo, March 29 (IANS) Egypt's incumbent President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi is set to be elected for a second term as he won 92 per cent of the votes in the 2018 presidential election, with 23 million Egyptians voting for him, according to initial results on Thursday. The state-run al-Ahram newspaper said some 25 million Egyptians out of nearly 60 million eligible voters cast their votes in ...

2 months ago
Election Commission orders probe into Karnataka poll date leak

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The Election Commission on Tuesday formed a six-member panel to probe the leakage of poll dates for Karnataka assembly polls and submit a report within seven days. The Commission immediately directed that the matter be probed and necessary and effective action be taken. Accordingly, the Commission has constituted a committee of senior officers of the Election C...

2 months ago
Gujarati becomes compulsory in schools of Gujarat

Gandhinagar, March 27 (IANS) The Gujarat government has made it mandatory for all schools in the state to teach Gujarati language to their students, Education Minister Bhupendrasinh Chudasama said on Tuesday. Making the announcement in the Assembly, Chudasama said: Irrespective of the board they are affiliated to, including the CBSE, ICSE, IB, CISEC or IGCSE, teaching Gujarati will be ma...

2 months ago
Egyptians vote on second day of presidential polls

Cairo, March 27 (IANS) Voting in Egypt's presidential elections, in which incumbent President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi is widely expected to win a second term, got underway for the second day on Tuesday. The country's nearly 60 million eligible voters have the chance to choose between Al-Sisi and Chairman of the liberal Ghad Party Moussa Mostafa Moussa, Efe news agency reported. In C...

3 months ago
JD-S cries foul play in Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Alleging foul play in Karnataka Rajya Sabha polls, the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Friday said two Congress legislators were allowed to vote for a second time after they initially cross-voted. Election officers are working like ruling party's (Congress) agents. Two senior Congress MLAs -- Kagodu Thimmappa and Baburao Chinchansur -- cross-voted and were given b...

3 months ago
Polling underway for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka

Bengaluru, March 23 (IANS) Polling was underway on Friday for four Rajya Sabha seats in Karnataka. Polling began at 9 a.m., on a steady note in the state legislature building to elect four of the five candidates in the fray for the Upper House seats, said an election official. Five candidates, including three from the ruling Congress and one each from the opposition -- Bharatiya ...

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