Politics

Opposition create ruckus, dragged out by marshals in Punjab Assembly

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Two AAP legislators, including a woman, sustained injuries and taken to hospital when they along with other party members were being “physically” taken out by the marshals out of the Punjab Assembly, which witnessed ruckus over not allowing two suspended lawmakers from entering the House. In the melee, turbans of some of the opposition members also got came off. Speaker ...

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Congress stages boycott in assembly over farmer loan waiver issue

The Congress yesterday staged a boycott in the state Assembly over the farm loan waiver issue. While debating the merits of the admissibility of the issue under Rule 310, Leader of the Opposition Indira Hirdayesh sought a deadline from the government for implementing the poll promise. “The announcement was made by PM Narendra Modi during election campaign in Uttarakhand. While ...

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Modi visit to US: Talks with Trump on June 26

In his first visit to the US after the new administration took over, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold talks with President Donald Trump on June 26 on a range of issues, including India’s concerns over possible changes in H1B visas. Announcing the visit from June 25, the external affairs ministry today said the Modi-Trump discussions will provide a new ...

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Chouhan sits on fast in Bhopal ‘for restoration of peace’

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sat on an indefinite fast at Dussehra Maidan here today for “restoration of peace” amid a farmers’ agitation in the state. The opposition Congress dubbed it as “drama” Farmers’ organisations, which have been agitating for better support prices for farm produce, loan waiver and other demands, have already said that the stir would ...

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Presidential election on July 17; results on July 20: Election Commission

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With President Pranab Mukherjee’s term coming to an end on July 24, the Election Commission of India on Wednesday announced that polling for the upcoming presidential election will be held on July 17. The counting of votes will begin on July 20, Chief Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi said. Briefing the press on the election process in New Delhi, Zaidi said ...

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NH-74 scam:Cong intensifies stir, demands CBI probe

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A day after D Senthil Pandiyan, who unearthed the National Highway-74 scam in Uttarakhand, was removed as the Commissioner of Kumaon, Opposition Congress intensified its stir against what it claimed was the Centre’s attempt to target the official. Led by Leader of the Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly Indira Hridayesh, the party staged a dharna outside the Udham Singh Nagar district ...

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AAP plans own EVM challenge on June 3 to ‘prove’ EC’s hackathon guidelines unrealistic

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To prove that the EVM hackathon being organised by the Election Commission of India is an ‘eye wash’, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will hold a parallel ‘EVM challenge’ on June 3 in Delhi. The ECI decided to hold a hackathon — for which it has issued strict dos and don’ts — as several political parties questioned the security features ...

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Court Rules Against LK Advani, Others On Conspiracy Charge in Babri Case

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A CBI court in Lucknow today ruled that veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and other accused in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case would be charged with criminal conspiracy. The special court while granting bail to all the accused on personal bond of Rs 20,000 each rejected the discharge petition filed by them and ...

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Narendra Modi becomes most followed leader on Facebook globally with 41.7 million followers

In three of the National Democratic Alliance government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become the top followed leader on Facebook globally. According to data shared exclusively by the social networking giant with ET, Modi’s Facebook Page has more followers than Donald Trump and his official page — PMO India – ranks third followed by Modi page’s personal page and the ...

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Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis survives chopper crash in Latur

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A chopper flying with Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis crash landed in Nilanga in Latur, Maharashtra on Monday. The helicopter developed a technical snag during take off causing it to crash land. The chief minister and the team in the chopper have escaped unhurt. “Our helicopter did meet with an accident in Latur but me and my team is absolutely ...

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