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Top Court To Hear DMK Plea On By-Polls For 3 Vacant Seats On March 28

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Monday said it would hear on March 28 a plea filed by DMK seeking direction to the Election Commission (EC) for holding by-elections in three vacant assembly seats in Tamil Nadu. The matter was mentioned for early hearing before a bench of Justices SA …

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Assam’s AIUDF Will Contest Just 3 Seats To Prevent Split In Anti-BJP Vote

Guwahati:  The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) – the second-most powerful opposition party in Assam – has decided to contest only from three of the state’s 14 Lok Sabha seats in the upcoming elections. The reason for this move, the party said, was to prevent a division in the …

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Video: Sushma Swaraj’s Playful Blessing For Nitin Gadkari At BJP HQ

New Delhi:  Camaraderie was at display between Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj during the BJP’s election meeting in Delhi on Monday. As Mr Gadkari arrived, he bowed in respect before the minister, who is six years his senior. Ms Swaraj didn’t disappoint as she showered blessings …

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Gautam Khaitan Beneficiary Of Rs 850 Crore Slush Funds: Probe Agency

New Delhi:  Delhi-based lawyer Gautam Khaitan, accused of money laundering charges including in the high-profile VVIP choppers case, has been a beneficiary of Rs 850 crore slush funds generated out of defence deals, the Enforcement Directorate alleged Monday. The central probe agency filed a chargesheet against him before a court under the …

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“Who Let RSS Enter Kashmir”: Omar Abdullah Attacks Mehbooba Mufti

Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir:  National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said it was PDP-BJP government led by Mehbooba Mufti that “let RSS enter the state of Jammu and Kashmir and allowed it to take out processions in cities brandishing guns and swords.” “Who brought RSS in this state? …

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Former Telecom Minister Sukh Ram Re-Joins Congress

New Delhi:  Sukh Ram, a minister in the Congress government led by PV Narasimha Rao, who was expelled after a huge corruption case, re-joined the Congress today with his grandson Aashray Sharma. Senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala and Himachal Pradesh unit in-charge Rajini Patil were present at the function. …

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“Have Contest With Self”: VK Singh Files Nomination From Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad:  Union Minister VK Singh today filed his nomination from his parliamentary constituency Ghaziabad. He later said that he is not contesting the April-May national election against anybody. “My competition is with myself,” he told reporters. “The issues are the same. The welfare of the public, making the country strong, …

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Delhi Court Summons Gautam Khaitan On May 4 In Money-Laundering Case

New Delhi:  A Delhi court on Monday summoned lawyer Gautam Khaitan, an accused in the Rs. 3,600 crore VVIP choppers scam case, his wife Ritu and two firms as accused, taking cognisance of a charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case. The ED earlier in …

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Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh Among 40 Congress Campaigners In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Congress president Rahul Gandhi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh, and cricketer- turned-politicians Navjot Singh Sidhu and Mohammad Azharuddin are among the 40 star campaigners who will be canvassing for the grand old party in Odisha. Elections to 21 Lok Sabha seats and 147 Assembly constituencies will be held concurrently …

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“2 Gujarati Thugs Have Been Fooling People”, Says BJP Leader; Expelled

Lucknow:  The BJP Monday expelled one of its senior Lucknow-based leaders after he dubbed the party’s top leadership as “Gujarati thugs” and asked if the BJP has chosen a ”pradhan mantri” (prime minister) or a prachar mantri (advertisement minister). While attacking the BJP’s top leadership in a series of tweets, …

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