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Will defeat Mamata by 50,000 votes or quit politics: Suvendu Adhikari

Politics | Jan 18, 2021, 10:29 PM IST

Accepting the challenge thrown by West Bengal Chief Mamata Banerjee to contest from his Nandigram assembly seat, BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari on Monday said he will defeat her by a margin of at least 50,000 votes or quit politics.

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Khattar blames BKU chief for instigating violence at 'kisan mahapanchayat' in Karnal

Politics | Jan 10, 2021, 08:24 PM IST

​Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has blamed Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) chief Gurnam Singh Charuni for instigating violence at a 'kisan mahapanchayat' programme in Karnal on Sunday.

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'Never questioned scientists': Akhilesh Yadav clarifies his 'BJP vaccine' remark

Politics | Jan 04, 2021, 11:02 PM IST

​Days after Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav termed the anti-coronavirus vaccine to be rolled out in the country a "vaccine of the BJP", he clarified that he did not question the scientists, researchers, or experts.

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Sourav Ganguly meets Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, discusses 'various issues'

Politics | Dec 27, 2020, 08:19 PM IST

BCCI President Sourav Ganguly on Sunday met West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhawan amid speculation of the former cricket captain joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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'Debate with farmers in public': Kejriwal throws open challenge before Centre amid raging stir

Politics | Dec 27, 2020, 07:07 PM IST

​Amid a raging farm stir at various entry points in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal echoed farmers' concerns as he reached Singhu border Sunday evening.

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'Half truth, Centre has done nothing to help Bengal farmers': Mamata counters PM Modi

India | Dec 25, 2020, 07:09 PM IST

Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Centre has done nothing to help her state. She claimed that the Modi government is yet to release even a portion of the due funds for Bengal.

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'It's Gunda Raj', tweets Mehbooba Mufti claiming PDP leaders detained ahead of DDC poll counting

Politics | Dec 21, 2020, 11:28 PM IST

The PDP on Monday claimed its three senior leaders were detained on Monday, a day before the counting of votes in the District Development Council (DDC) polls.

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Elections might happen in Bihar again: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav

Politics | Dec 21, 2020, 10:52 PM IST

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Monday said that assembly elections in Bihar might happen again.

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'Son of the soil will become CM in Bengal', Shah slams Mamata over 'outsider' debate

Politics | Dec 20, 2020, 07:40 PM IST

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday put an end to the "insider-outsider debate" in West Bengal and promised that "a son of the soil will become the chief minister" if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was voted to power in the state.

'Ready to take some rest': Kamal Nath's statement sparks

'Ready to take some rest': Kamal Nath's statement sparks speculation on his political exit

Politics | Dec 14, 2020, 06:33 PM IST

Senior Congressman and former Madhya Pradesh chief minister has hinted at his possible exit from politics. At a public rally in Chhindwara on Sunday, Nath said he was ready to take some rest and had no ambitions or greed for any post.

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No discussion on any such proposal: NCP rejects reports of Pawar replacing Sonia as UPA chairperson

Politics | Dec 10, 2020, 08:37 PM IST

​The Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday rejected reports of NCP chief Sharad Pawar replacing Sonia Gandhi as the chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA). The reports were termed "unsubstantiated" and "planted by vested interests to divert the attention from the farmers' agitation".

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In jolt to Congress, actress Vijayashanti to join BJP on Monday

Politics | Dec 06, 2020, 08:49 PM IST

Telugu cine actress Vijayashanti is set to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday. She met with Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Sunday.

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Karnataka Cabinet expansion to take more time, higher command yet to respond: Yediyurappa

Politics | Nov 29, 2020, 01:56 PM IST

The Cabinet expansion may take more time as the Chief Minister has not received any message and approval from the high command leaders.

DDC Polls: Phases, voting dates, schedule - all you need to know

Jammu and Kashmir DDC Polls: Phases, voting dates, schedule - all you need to know

India | Nov 27, 2020, 05:29 PM IST

Jammu and Kashmir DDC Polls: The District Development Council (DDC) elections along with by-polls to panchayats and urban local bodies is scheduled to take place later this month.

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Will ensure TMC victory in polls even if BJP arrests me: Mamata Banerjee

Politics | Nov 25, 2020, 02:54 PM IST

Accusing the BJP of trying to poach TMC MLAs by attempting to bribe them, Banerjee, without naming anyone, said some people are acting as fence-sitters who are under the illusion that the saffron party might come to power in the state.

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Ghulam Nabi Azad says 'Congress at its lowest in last 72 years' but gives 'clean chit' to Gandhis

Politics | Nov 22, 2020, 09:44 PM IST

​Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday rejected any rebellion in the grand-old party even as several voices in the past few days have hinted so. Azad said that he didn't have any issue against the high command of the party.

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Congress' Special Committee meets today amid voices of discontent post dismal show in Bihar polls

Politics | Nov 17, 2020, 07:17 AM IST

A meeting of the Congress' Special Committee will be held today amid the voices of discontent emerging within the party post a dismal performance in the Bihar assembly election and other bypolls. According to news agency ANI, the meeting will take place at 5 pm through video conferencing but the agenda is not clear.  

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Rajasthan CM Gehlot slams Sibal for his 'introspection call', affirms faith in party leadership

Politics | Nov 16, 2020, 11:17 PM IST

The inflighting withing the Congress party has again come to the fore after Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot slammed Kapil Sibal for his 'introspection call' and publicly taking down on party leadership after its defeat in recently concluded B

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RJD supporters gift Tejashwi Yadav live fish as token of luck - In Pics

Politics | Nov 10, 2020, 05:01 PM IST

Bihar Results 2020: As counting of votes continues in Bihar, supporters of RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav are leaving no stones unturned to wish Mahagathbandhan CM candidate's victory.

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Signs are clear, change of guard will take place in Bihar: Shiv Sena

Elections | Nov 09, 2020, 12:59 PM IST

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)-led alliance will win the Bihar Assembly elections, the Shiv Sena said on Monday. 

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Dilip Ghosh warns TMC cadres to mend ways; says else 'will have to visit hospital or crematorium'

Politics | Nov 09, 2020, 07:06 AM IST

Bharatiya Janata Party's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh said on Sunday that his party would "restore democracy" in the state if voted to power, warning TMC cadres to mend their ways or they will have to either visit hospital or crematorium. 

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'Banking on PM Modi, your works still secret': Chirag Paswan's stinging attack on Nitish Kumar

Elections | Nov 04, 2020, 12:51 PM IST

Lok Janshakti Party president Chirag Paswan on Wednesday tore into Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for using Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name to win the assembly election in the state.


Mayawati accuses SP of being ant-Dalit, says withdrawing 1995 guest house attack case was a 'mistake

Politics | Oct 29, 2020, 02:20 PM IST

Accusing the Samajwadi Party of being anti-Dalit, the Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati on Thursday admitted that withdrawing the case related to the state guest house attack on her in 1995 was a 'mistake' on her part.

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Rebellion in BSP ahead of Rajya Sabha polls, 5 MLAs withdraw support; likely to join SP

Politics | Oct 28, 2020, 02:09 PM IST

In a blow to Mayawatim five legislators of Bahujan Samaj Party have withdrawn their support to the BSP's official candidate, Ramji Gautam, for the Rajya Sabha biennial elections.

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Nitish Ji ignored major problems of state; people should vote to ring in change: Tejashwi Yadav

Elections | Oct 28, 2020, 07:17 AM IST

The polling for Bihar elections 2020 began at 7 am on Wednesday. Ahead of the start of the polling, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that people should vote to ring in a change in this election.

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Bihar Election 2020: 10 lakh jobs, farm loan waiver highlights of RJD manifesto

Elections | Oct 24, 2020, 11:07 AM IST

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Saturday released its manifesto for the Bihar Assembly Election 2020. The manifesto, which was released by party's chief ministerial candidate Tejashwi Yadav along with other leaders, promised farm loan waiver and 10 lakh jobs.

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Eknath Khadse, former Maharashtra minister and BJP veteran, joins NCP

Politics | Oct 23, 2020, 04:57 PM IST

Eknath Khadse, who resigned from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recently, joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in the presence of party chief Sharad Pawar in Mumbai on Friday

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Opposition has formed 'pitara' against NDA, they call it 'Mahagathbandhan': PM Modi in Gaya

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 02:17 PM IST

Opposition parties have formed a 'pitara' (box) against NDA called Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance), said Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gaya on Friday adding that the grand alliance allowed Naxal movement in the past. 

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'Those who made Bihar 'Bimaru' will not return' to power: Top quotes from PM Modi's rally

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 07:32 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed his first election rally in poll-bound Bihar. Beginning his speech, the prime minister paid tributes to the soldiers from the state who had made the supreme sacrifice in the Galwan Valley clash and the Pulwama attack.

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Sushil Kumar Modi: BJP's Bihar troubleshooter, Nitish Kumar's all-weather aide

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 03:53 PM IST

Sushil Modi is one of the most prominent figures in Bihar politics. Referred to as SuMo, the Bihar Deputy Chief Minister emerged out of the 1974-75 Jayaprakash Narayan (JP) movement. He figures among the NDA's star campaigners for the upcoming October-November Bihar elections.

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Jitan Ram Manjhi: Nitish's former bête noire seeks re-election from Imamganj

Elections | Oct 23, 2020, 03:59 PM IST

He has switched sides more than you can vividly remember. Talk of Bihar's political landscape and there he is -- Jitan Ram Manjhi, a low-profile leader who has garnered attention every election with his astounding political choices.

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Pappu Yadav: Potential kingmaker from Madhepura seat eyeing victory to a 'corruption-free' Bihar

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 11:20 PM IST

For the coming polls, Pappu Yadav, who formed the Jan Adhikar Party - Loktantrik (JAP-L) in 2015, has been named the chief ministerial candidate of the newly-formed Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) and is all set to take on both the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and the Grand Alliance. Pappu will contest the upcoming state election from Madhepura constituency. He will take on JDU's Nikhil Mandal and RJS's Chandrasekhar in Madhepura.

Who is Luv Sinha? The 'Bihari Putra' of Shatrugun Sinha and Congress candidate from Bankipur

Who is Luv Sinha? The 'Bihari Putra' of Shatrugun Sinha and Congress candidate from Bankipur

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 06:28 PM IST

Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha's son Luv Sinha is all set to enter the political circuit by contesting the assembly elections from his ancestral place in Bihar.

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When Nitish Kumar lost his cool over 'Lalu zindabad' slogans during poll rally

Elections | Oct 22, 2020, 05:39 PM IST

Slogans shouting "Lalu Zindabad" at an election rally on Wednesday seemed to have angered Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. A visibly irate CM could be seen stopping his speech midway to take on those in the crowd shouting pro-Lalu slogans.

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Setback for BJP, Eknath Khadse quits party, set to join Sharad Pawar's NCP

India | Oct 21, 2020, 04:41 PM IST

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse on Wednesday resigned from the party's primary membership. He is set to join Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party.

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MP BJP minister calls Congress candidate's wife 'mistress', faces flak

India | Oct 20, 2020, 09:20 AM IST

​Bisahulal Singh, a BJP minister in Madhya Pradesh, is facing flak for allegedly using a derogatory term for the wife of a Congress candidate. The row has erupted in the midst of a political storm surrounding senior Congress leader and former chief minister Kamal Nath who referred to BJP leader Imarti Devi as "item".