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66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

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66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

‘Mr Modi is Prime Minister, not Opposition leader’

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‘Mr Modi is Prime Minister, not Opposition leader’

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday wondered if Narendra Modi had forgotten he was now the Prime Minister of the country. “I can understand Modiji talking about the Congress and its performance in the last 70 years in 2014. Has he forgotten he is Prime Minister now? He is not an Opposition leader,” […]

India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

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India is more than just us politicians: PM Modi

Chennai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an appeal to the media to concentrate on the reporting of facts, without fear or favour . He also remarked that there is a surfeit of reports on politics. “I observe, that a lot of the media discourse today revolves around politics. It is only fair that politics be […]

How Amit Shah & Co spread Communal poison in Kerala

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How Amit Shah & Co spread Communal poison in Kerala

The whole propaganda unleashed by the BJP is reflective of the pattern of their politics, says Ram Puniyani, writer and peace activist. Are the  leaders of India’s ‘new dispensation  on a spree to undermine the values of the Constitution of India? What is  pseudo-patriotism and pseudo-nationalism?  Earlier this year, BJP President Amit Shah had launched […]

Nitish brings Bihar  into NDA fold

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Nitish brings Bihar into NDA fold

PATNA: Less than a day after resigning as Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar is set to take the oath at 10am on Thursday as the head of a new Bihar government that will include BJP and its allies. After meeting governor Keshari Nath Tripathi late on Wednesday, Kumar, accompanied by senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi […]

Imposition of Hindi is another ‘BJP made distraction’: Yechuri

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Imposition of Hindi is another ‘BJP made distraction’: Yechuri

Chennai: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today  (June 26) pointed out  that the “distractions”, including the latest “imposition” of Hindi in states where the language was not widely spoken, were the “essence” of the three-year rule of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government at the Centre. Flaying the Centre for “not honouring” the promises made to […]

Lalu Prasad’s daughter in tax net?

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Lalu Prasad’s daughter in tax net?

New Delhi: The Income Tax Department has issued summonses to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s MP daughter Misa Bharti and her husband in connection with its probe in Rs 1,000 crore alleged benami land deals and a tax evasion case, reports PTI. The development followed the arrest of chartered acountant Rajesh Kumar Agrawal by the Enforcement […]

Bombay HC junks  ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

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Bombay HC junks ban on meat sale on Mahavir Jayanti

Bombay (Mumbai): Amid the ongoing hearing by a Bombay High Court bench of a plea against the ban on meat sale during Jain festivals since 2015, another bench recently quashed a 14-year-old bar against mutton vending during Mahavir Jayanti. Government counsel Hiten Venegaonkar gave this information about Justice A S Oka quashing the 14-year-old government’s […]

Governor vs Assembly in Pondicherry

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Governor vs Assembly in Pondicherry

Puducherry (Pondicherry): Hours after Chief Minister V Narayanasamy termed the Assembly Speaker’s ruling over replacing a top civic official as “final”, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi again said the transfer order was invalid. She said an officer appointed by the Lt Governor can be removed only by the Lt Governor. “The order of transfer of Municipal […]

EC freezes AIADMK ‘two leaves’

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EC freezes AIADMK ‘two leaves’

New Delhi: The Election Commission tonight issued an interim order freezing the ‘two leaves’ election symbol of AIADMK, saying both the rival camps cannot use the party symbol as well as its name for the prestigious R K Nagar assembly bypoll, says PTI. After a day-long hearing here, the Commission said since there is little […]

FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

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FDA zeroes in on Coke: banned at the Big Mac

(Bombay) Mumbai: The Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has prohibited American fast food chain McDonald’s from selling Coke Zero across its outlets in the state for violating the Food Safety and Standard Regulations. The order was issued after the company was found manufacturing and selling carbonated water–Coca Cola Zero-in loose and unlabelled paper tumblers. […]

Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

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Woman MLA bats for Transgenders in Bihar Budget session

The issues of transgender welfare was raised in the budget session of the Bihar legislature. Thanks to the initiatives of the Bihar government, some 18 transgender students are appearing for Matric and higher secondary level exams this year, and several efforts are being made for the mainstreaming of transgendered people in Bihar, RJD MLA Ejya […]

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