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Scramble for alliance in Telengana before results day

The main challenge to TRS is the Maha Kootami or grand alliance of four parties led by the Congress. The Telugu Desam Party, which is in power in Andhra Pradesh, is part of this alliance, besides the Communist Party of India and the Telangana Jana Samithi

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India vs Australia: Problems aplenty for Australia ahead of Perth Test

Tim Paine’s team delivered a gallant performance in a 31-run loss at Adelaide Oval but the scoreline flattered a side that tried their hearts out but still fell short against opponents with a wretched record on Australian soil.

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Mizoram election result 2018: Vote counting begins in Mizoram

Mizoram election result 2018: Chief Electoral Officer Ashish Kundra said that under a three-tier security cover counting has begun in 40 counting halls in 13 centres across the mountainous state. The polls were held on November 28.

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Shah's jibe at Manmohan: A 'chaiwala' did a better job of running the country than...

The BJP president Amit Shah said he has been working with the prime minister since the last 35 years and his skill of being a “great listener” was one of the reasons behind his success.

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India vs Australia: Uncanny similarity in India's Adelaide Test heroes of 2003 and...

India vs Australia: The hero in both these victories was a batsman and that too the one who came out to bat at the crucial number 3 position. Rahul Dravid and Cheteshwar Pujara’s knocks in these two matches have a lot of similarities.

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Indian arrested in US on charges of smuggling foreign nationals

Bhavin Patel, if convicted, faces maximum potential sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Eminent economist Surjit Bhalla resigns from EAC-PM

Eminent economist and columnist Surjit Bhalla said that he had resigned as part-time member of Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister.

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Madhya Pradesh election results 2018 LIVE: Early trends indicate Congress, BJP in...

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018 LIVE updates: Exit polls are predicting an edge-of-the-seat thriller in MP, with the ruling BJP and opposition Congress locked in a neck-and-neck race. Battling anti-incumbency of 15 years, CM Shivraj Chouhan hopes to retain power for the fourth time in a row.

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Voting begins for final phase of Jammu and Kashmir panchayat polls, amid tight ...

A total of 430 candidates are in the fray for 55 sarpanch and 138 panch seats while 68 sarpanchs and 433 panchs have been elected unopposed in this phase.

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Chhattisgarh election results 2018: Counting of votes begins

Chhattisgarh election results 2018: As many as 5,184 counting personnel and 1,500 micro-observers have been appointed for smooth conduct of the process.

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Rajasthan election results 2018: Counting of votes begins

Rajasthan election results 2018: Both BJP and Congress have claimed that they will emerge victorious in the elections

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Telangana Election Results 2018: Counting of votes begins in Telangana

Telangana Election Results 2018: Rajat Kumar Chief Electoral Officer on Monday said necessary arrangements have been made for the counting.

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Congress congratulates Upendra Kushwaha for pulling out of NDA govt

RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha announced his resignation on Monday, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi failed to fulfil aspirations of the people and he was “dejected” and “betrayed” by his leadership.

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Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Counting of votes begins

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Shivraj Chouhan of BJP is attempting a fourth term in office, while Congress expects to return to power after a 15-year gap.

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Shashi Tharoor files defamation case against Ravi Shankar Prasad

Shashi Tharoor had earlier sent a legal notice to Ravi Shankar Prasad, seeking an “unconditional apology” for calling him a “murder accused”.

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BJP backs Karnataka farmers' stir on their demands

The BJP also slammed the government for not providing relief aid to the farmers and the rural people in the 17 districts across the state, reeling under drought though the central government had sanctioned funds.

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Naidu meets floor leaders of various parties ahead of Winter Session

Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu noted that both the government and the opposition have the right to pursue respective agendas but that should be done while ensuring effective functioning of the House.

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Chhattisgarh election results 2018 LIVE updates

Chhattisgarh election results 2018 LIVE updates: Exit polls predict a close contest in Chhattisgarh with four out of eight surveys giving the ruling Raman Singh dispensation a slight edge and the rest going with the Congress.

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Assembly Election Results 2018: Why Rajasthan-Madhya Pradesh-Chhattisgarh will matter...

Of the five states where assembly elections have been held, the results of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh will matter the most in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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Chhattisgarh election results 2018: Will Congress stage comeback after 15 years?...

Chhattisgarh elections results 2018: Exits polls have predicted a close contest between Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress. Will chief minister Raman Singh secure a historic fourth term?

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Assembly Election Results 2018 LIVE Updates

Assembly Election Results 2018: Results for assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Mizoram will be announced today shortly.

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Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: BJP, Congress both confident of win as state...

Madhya Pradesh election results 2018: Exit polls in the state have predicted a neck-and-neck fight between the BJP, which is targeting a fourth straight term in power, and the Congress, which is attempting to wrest power after 15 years.

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Mizoram election results 2018: State looks at first possible hung assembly resu...

Mizoram assembly elections 2018 results: BJP and ZPM hope to prove crucial in formation of next govt in Mizoram

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Urjit Patel's resignation 'severe blow' to nation's economy: Manmohan Singh

In a statement, Manmohan Singh said he hoped that the RBI Governor’s sudden resignation is not a harbinger of Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government’s attempts to “destroy” the institutional foundations of India’s USD 3 trillion economy.

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SC notice on PIL for leader of single largest opposition party in key panels

It is stated in the petition that in all cases where no Leader of the Opposition has been recognised, “the Leader of the Opposition in the House of the People” must be deemed to be the Leader of the single largest group in opposition in the House.

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Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Accused not tortured, says medical report

Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual abuse case was moved from Bihar’s Bhagalpur jail to Patiala high-security jail in Punjab pursuant to a top court’s order on October 30, which was issued after it was told that the accused was found violating jail rules.

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Supreme Court permits MMRCL to continue Metro work under Parsi temples in Mumbai's...

Rejecting the demand of the four Parsi petitioners to stop construction work of the Mumbai underground metro on religious grounds, the Supreme Court said, “Two high priest of your community have said that construction will not impact on the fire temple... the MMRCL is maintaining distance from the wells...which could be contaminated.”

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Supreme Court issues notice to 5 states over land acquisition law changes

Petitioners have challenged the power of the states to introduce amendments that are conflicting with the central land acquisition law and want them to be declared as illegal.

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Did 'unifier' MK Stalin get Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwasl to attend Opposition meet?

It was for the first time that Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal attended such a meeting of the Opposition leaders. The meeting came hours after Dravida Munnetra Kazgham (DMK) president MK Stalin, along with party leaders Kanimozhi, TR Baalu and A Raja, met Kejriwal.

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Mayawati stays away from key opposition meet in Delhi; Mulayam, Akhilesh also a...

While the Bahujan Samaj Party said that for it, the BJP-led NDA and the Congress-headed UPA were two sides of same coin, the Samajwadi Party gave no reason for its absence

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Goverment-Opposition face off expected as winter session of Parliament begins T...

Over a dozen opposition parties, barring the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Samajwadi Party (SP), held a meeting separately with a larger goal to forge a “mahagathbandhan” (grand alliance) to take on the Narendra Modi-led NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The unity by the opposition parties is likely to reflect inside Parliament as well.

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Bulandshahr violence: Police find no evidence against Jeetu Fauji, identify some...

A joint team of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), the Special Task Force (STF) and the crime branch interrogated Malik for over five hours in Syana police station and cross-checked his revelations with available data and locations of his mobile phone.

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AIADMK ready to re-induct 18 rebels, but says no place for Sasikala, TTV Dhinak...

Sasikala, who took over the AIADMK’s reins after former chief minister Jayalalithaa’s death in 2016, was sacked from the party six months after she was convicted of corruption and jailed for four years in February 2017. In December 2017, Dhinakaran, as an independent candidate, successfully contested the assembly by-election necessitated by Jayalalithaa’s death.

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Gulf summit stays silent on Kashmir, appreciates India's stand on the issue

The seven-point Riyadh Declaration adopted on Sunday, which called for greater cooperation and coordination among the six member states against the backdrop of a blockade of Qatar, only affirmed support for the Palestinian cause.

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Rae Bareli abuzz ahead of PM Modi's visit on Sunday

This would be Modi’s second visit to Rae Bareli, the first being in 1999.

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PM Narendra Modi says disruptions hurt all; Opposition ask for JPC on Rafale de...

The Winter session of the Parliament would commence as all eyes would be on the results of the assembly elections in Rajasthan, Mizoram, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana, which would be announced on Tuesday.

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Use 'non-military' options to deal with minors, says Sajad Gani Lone

A teenager had disappeared along with another 17-year-old boy from North Kashmir’s Hajin on August 31. A picture showing him holding a gun had gone viral on social media days before the two were killed along with another militant.

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Leaders from 21 parties come together to take on BJP as SP, BSP skip Opposition...

Leaders who attended the Opposition meeting said that United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, in her opening remarks, criticised the BJP-led government for “decimating institutions” and said that democracy is under threat and the Constitution is in danger.

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Assembly elections 2018: Opposition parties bring up EVM malfunction at Delhi m...

The Congress has already complained to the EC about delayed polling in Madhya Pradesh and alleged inadequate security outside strong rooms.

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6 days later, CBI approves consular access to AgustaWestland deal accused Christian...

The high commission had sought the access on Wednesday last. Separately, a special court extended Michel’s CBI custody by another five days after the agency’s said Michel was not cooperating with his interrogators.

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Business tycoon Vijay Mallya's extradition ordered by UK court

A United Kingdom court has ordered the extradition of businessman Vijay Mallya to India to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores.

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Another one bites the dust, says Congress on RBI Governor Urjit Patel's resigna...

The Congress said Urjit Patel’s resignation as RBI governor is an assault on a democratic institution

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RBI governor Urjit Patel resigns citing personal reasons

RBI Governor Urjit Patel, who stepped down on Monday, said It was his privilege and honour to serve in the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities over the years.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: Asaduddin Owaisi drives bullet bike to KCR's...

Owaisi made it clear that the MIM would continue to be a friendly party of the TRS and indicated that his party would stand by KCR in forming the next government.

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Assembly election 2018: BJP, Congress in a keenly-fought contest in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh assembly elections 2018: The election to the 90-member assembly was held in two phases: The first in 18 seats spread across eight Maoist-affected districts on November 12 and the then in 72 constituencies spread across 19 districts on November 20. Votes will be counted on December 11.

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BJP government taking country on 'wrong path', alleges former PM Manmohan Singh

Former PM Manmohan Singh said that the Congress had played an important role in strengthening the country’s freedom, but “during the last four and a half years, the BJP laid emphasis on things which could adversely affect India’s history”.

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“Baseless and incorrect”: RBI on reports about Viral Acharya quitting as deputy...

Within minutes of RBI Governor Urjit Patel announcing his decision to quit, there have been reports of Acharya also following suit.

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India vs Australia: Adelaide victory a true reflection of Virat & Co's strengths...

India vs Australia: India’s first triumph in the opening Test of a series in Australia in the 12th attempt must have come as relief for the Kohli-Shastri combo, whose every move and statement has been scrutinised over the past year.

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Madhya Pradesh assembly elections 2018: Cong will win more than 140 seats, says...

A day ahead of Madhya Pradesh assembly poll results, Congress state unit chief Kamal Nath expressed confidence over winning more than 140 seats.

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Omar Abdullah rules out pre-poll alliance for Assembly elections in Jammu and K...

The PDP had on November 21 staked claim to form a government with the backing of rival National Conference (NC) and the Congress.

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BJP march over Sabarimala issue turns violent

The BJP and the UDF marched separately, demanding the LDF government’s intervention to end the agitation by their respective leaders for withdrawal of the prohibitory orders around Sabarimala.

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Government to now contribute 14% to National Pension System, no tax on withdraw...

Tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit has been enhanced to 60 per cent, the minister said, adding the entire withdrawal will now be exempt from income tax.

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AgustaWestland deal accused Christian Michel sent to CBI custody for 5 days

Producing Michel before Special CBI Judge Arvind Kumar after the expiry of his five-day remand, the CBI sought nine days custody, contending he was not cooperating and being evasive.

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Vijay Mallya LIVE updates: Businessman says offer to repay principal amount not...

A court in the United Kingdom will decide on Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India today to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores but the businessman is unlikely to return anytime soon. Follow live updates here.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli reveals why Ishant Sharma was angry despite win

Ishant picked up vital wickets at critical moments, but then also over-stepped as many as 5 times. This also cost him the wicket of Aaron Finch and the captain said, that it left the lanky fast bowler ‘pissed’.

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Vijay Mallya arrives in UK court for verdict in extradition case

A court in the United Kingdom will decide on Vijay Mallya’s extradition to India on Monday to face charges of financial irregularities running into thousands of crores but the businessman is unlikely to return anytime soon.

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Govt to contribute more to employee pension scheme, says Arun Jaitley

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley is addressing a press conference.

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Telangana assembly elections 2018: TRS will form next government on its own strength,...

Telangana assembly elections 2018: AIMIM contested eight seats in the December 7 Assembly elections as against the seven in 2014 polls, and supported the TRS.

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Assembly elections 2018: Who will top the closely-fought contest in Rajasthan?

Rajasthan assembly elections 2018: A party needs 100 seats in the 200-member assembly in Rajasthan, where elections were not held on one seat because a candidate died.

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Assam government mulls GPS collars on elephants as early warning system

Last week, an elephant which had strayed from the herd killed four people including a child in Kheroni in West Karbi Anglong district. On the same day, another man was trampled to death in Udalguri part of the Bodo Territorial Administrative Districts.

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Indian diplomat walks out of SAARC meeting in Islamabad over presence of PoK mi...

Diplomat Shubham Singh left the meeting to register India’s protest over the presence of PoK minister Chaudhary Muhammad Saeed at the SAARC Chambers of Commerce and Industry meeting on the SAARC Charter Day in Islamabad on Sunday.

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Doubting fidelity, Maharashtra man allegedly hits live-in partner on head with gas...

In a fit of rage, he allegedly hit the woman’s head with a LPG cylinder at their residence in Golavli village before fleeing, a police official said.

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Maharashtra farmer makes profit of Rs 6 on 2,657 kg onions, sends it to CM Fadn...

The farmer Shreyas Abhale told PTI Sunday that after selling 2657 kg onions at the rate of Rs 1 per kg at the Sangamner wholesale market in the district and adjusting market expenses, he was left with only Rs 6.

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UP farmers on the horns of a dilemma

Stray animals are not only ruining farmers’ fields but also getting increasingly violent, charging at anyone who comes in their range. They are also emerging as a major cause of road accidents, lament farmers

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PM Modi's PRO Jagdish Thakkar dies

Thakkar worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi since his days as the chief minister of Gujarat and later joined him in the PMO. He also served nearly a dozen other chief ministers in Gujarat for over three decades.

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Sensex falls 500 points on exit poll predictions for five states, global sell-o...

Weak global markets and uncertainty over the outcome of assembly election results sent Indian markets sharply lower on Monday. The Sensex slumped 500 points while Nifty fell below 10,550.

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Assets may fall as PM Narendra Modi's BJP seen in close races in state elections

Six major exit polls showed BJP and Congress neck-and-neck in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, which are considered BJP strongholds. Results are due on December 11.

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Gangster Abu Salem won't be sent to Portugal till sentence ends: India

The Indian government was responding to an application AbuSalem made in the Lisbon court, asking to be taken back to that country as India had violated his extradition terms.

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Power-for-all target shrinks as PM Narendra Modi's deadline nears

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is nearing his deadline to electrify every Indian home. That job has become a little easier after 10 million homes, or about one-quarter of the goal, were chopped off the list of those in need of power.

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Out of coma, Delhi woman says husband killed child

Mohsina Begum’s testimony has given a twist to the police investigations, which so far suggested that the depressed woman had killed her daughter and then tried to commit suicide.

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Now pay Rs 200 extra to enter Taj Mahal's main mausoleum

The move will hit domestic tourists the hardest, increasing their overall ticket price by five times (Rs 250), if they wish to see the grave replicas.

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CISF begins audit of 3 airports in Jammu and Kashmir to identify loopholes, tighten...

According to a civil aviation ministry official, to bring uniformity in the country’s aviation security, the CISF has been asked by home ministry to conduct an audit of these three airports. There are 100 operational airports in the country of which 61 is secured by CISF.

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Opposition bigwigs to meet to chart out strategy for anti-BJP front ahead of 2019...

At the meeting, meant to chalk out a framework for Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the parties will also chalk out a strategy to counter the BJP during the Winter session of Parliament starting on Tuesday.

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Hisar MP Dushyant Chautala launches party, stakes claim to grandfather Devi Lal's...

Dushyant and his brother Digvijay, sons of OP Chautala’s elder son Ajay, were expelled from INLD last month after an internal inquiry found them guilty of indiscipline.

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Rajasthan assembly election 2018: CM Vasundhara Raje says confident of retaining...

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje chaired a meeting of the BJP core committee at the party headquarters in Jaipur. Talking to the media after the meetings, she said the BJP would get majority in the assembly elections.

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Telangana assembly election 2018: Will play vital role in formation of government,...

Telangana went to polls on December 7 and the results for the state’s 119 Assembly seats will be announced on December 11. “We have contested the election on our own for the first time after a decade. We have contested the polls to win. The BJP will be part of the government,” said state BJP president K Laxman.

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Factionalism a thing of past, unity our strength in Madhya Pradesh polls, says Jyotiraditya...

Scindia, who spearheaded an energetic and spirited campaign for the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, said there is an “uprising for change” in the state.

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Abhay Chautala dares brother's son, wife to resign as INLD MP, MLA

Dushyant Chautala launched the Jannayak Janata Party and unveiled its flag at a well-attended rally in Haryana’s Jind district earlier on Sunday.

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Rahul Gandhi asks Congress-led states to pass law for women's reservation in assembly,...

Congress president Rahul Gandhi noted that India ranked 148th out of 193 in percentage of women in Parliament and this inadequacy of representation perpetuated existing systemic injustices.

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India vs Australia: We did it in Dubai, we can do at Adelaide too, says Nathan ...

Australia finished day four at 104-4, with Shaun Marsh, Travis Head and Tim Paine the last three recognized batsmen remaining. Australia had pulled off a miraculous draw on the final day in Dubai and Nathan Lyon is confident that it could be repeated on Monday.

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India vs Australia: Sanjay Bangar praises Pujara, Rahane; expects India to cross...

Sanjay Bangar said that the Indian team management expected more from the lower order.

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India vs Australia: Ricky Ponting not happy with umpiring in Adelaide Test

Ricky Ponting was extremely critical of the umpiring during the ongoing first Test match between India and Australia in Adelaide.

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Deserted houses, wild fields: Where have people gone from Uttarakhand's 734 vil...

One of the reasons behind total depopulation is that while migration from states like Bihar is of a temporary and seasonal nature, outflux from the hill villages of Uttarkhand is of a permanent nature, vice president of Uttarakhand Rural Development and Migration Commission S S Negi said.

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75% voter turnout in second phase of Assam panchayat polls

Polling is being held in Nalbari, Barpeta, Bongaigaon, Dhubri, South Salmara, Goalpara, Cachar, Hailakandi, Karimganj and Hojai to elect 169 zila parishad, 895 anchalik parishad, 895 gaon panchayats presidents and 8,950 gaon panchayat members from among a total of 35,056 contestants.

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Kartarpur corridor a conspiracy hatched by Pakistan Army, says Punjab chief minister...

Amarinder Singh warned Pakistan against carrying on with its nefarious designs and urged it to desist from trying to foment trouble in Punjab. He also asked Pakistan to put an immediate end to the killing of Indian soldiers at the borders.

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Wanted Hizbul militant arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar

Reyaz Ahmad, a resident of Sounder Dachhan village and a close associate of hardcore terrorist Mohammad Amin alias ‘Jhangir’, was arrested by a police party based on specific information from the town, police said.

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Bulandshahr violence: Soldier accused in Bulandshahr violence denies charges, UP govt...

On December 3, a mob of about 400 people rampaged through a village in Bulandshahr after reports of cow carcasses being found in a jungle nearby. During the violence, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a 21-year-old man named Sumit Kumar died of gunshot wounds.

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Eminent historian Ramchandra Guha removes beef tweet after facing flak, threats

Ramchandra Guha on Sunday forced to remove and apologise for his beef tweet after threats and phone calls.

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Vijay Mallya extradition verdict tomorrow in UK, but early return unlikely

Besides, depending on the timing and how the Brexit imbroglio unfolds, Vijay Mallya could approach the European Court of Justice, which is known to be lenient on grounds of human rights. The final decision to extradite rests with the home secretary.

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Stalin holds talks with Sonia, Rahul ahead of opposition meet

The December 10 meeting in the national capital has been called by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party supremo N. Chandrababu Naidu, aimed at brainstorming over a possible front to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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Pakistan issues visas to 139 Indian pilgrims to visit Katas Raj dham

Under the framework of a bilateral protocol on visits to religious shrines, Sikh and Hindu pilgrims from India visit Pakistan every year. Pakistani pilgrims also visit India every year under the protocol.

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Not part of any coalition or in alliance with any political party, says AAP

Senior party leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh hinted as much when he said that there is a need for an anti-BJP formation to checkmate the saffron party ahead of the general elections.

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Indian, Russian air forces to begin 12-day war game in Jodhpur on Monday

The exercise — Aviaindra — will be unique as the Russian Air Force will not bring its assets and will take part in the drill using Indian platforms, said an official of the Indian Air Force said.

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'Those in power today had promised Ram temple': RSS leader Bhaiyyaji Joshi's dig...

Senior RSS leader Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi on Sunday made a veiled attack on the BJP for not fulfilling its promise of constructing a Ram temple in Ayodhya and demanded that the Union government enact a legislation, if need be, for it.

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India vs Australia: Mohammed Shami and Ravichandran Ashwin put India on the brink...

India vs Australia: The hosts will need to defy history to chase down the total and survive the wiles of Ashwin on a fifth day pitch. The highest successful run chase was in 1902, when Australia scored 315/6 to beat England.

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India, China to resume military drills after one year gap

Each side will send 100 troops to take part in the 7th India and China joint military exercises - ‘Hand in Hand’ - which will focus on counter-terrorism operations, Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Col Ren Guoqiang said last month.

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Three militants killed on Srinagar's outskirts in 18-hour encounter

On Saturday evening, security forces cordoned the Mujgund area which falls on the road to north Kashmir’s Bandipora district after inputs that militants were hiding there.

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Ramdas Athawale slapped by unidentified person at a Maharashtra event

Reacting to the incident, party spokesperson and national general secretary Avinash Mahatekar blamed local police for not making enough security arrangements for the party leader’s visit.

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Soldier accused in Bulandshahr violence arrested by UP Police

Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was handed over by his unit based in Kashmir to the team investigating the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday over alleged illegal cow slaughter.

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Dalit teen arrested in MP for sending 'derogatory' Lord Hanuman photo on WhatsA...

Police said a complaint was filed against the 17-year-old for hurting religious sentiments by posting a picture of Lord Hanuman seated along with BR Ambedkar in which the deity was saying some words of apology which were objectionable.

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India vs Australia: The Rahul Dravid touch to Ajinkya Rahane's Adelaide act

Ajinkya Rahane hit some glorious shots in the first session of the day’s play and played a crucial role in India extending their lead on Day 4.

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Government eyeing GM options but facing resistance, says scientist

The Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee (GEAC), India’s biotech regulator, has asked Pental to conduct two more sets of tests to assess seed-production efficiency and impact on honey bees.

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Curious story of a tiny banner that sparked violence in Bhima Koregaon

For Dalits, the hoarding was a symbol of assertion and courage of one of their ancestors but it angered other communities, especially right-wing groups that claim Sambhaji as part of a narrative of Hindu resistance against Muslim aggression.

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Aviation ministry to push for passage of amended AERA Act

With the monsoon session of Parliament failing to enact the proposed changes to the AERA Act, which would have allowed the government to bid out new airports allowing predetermined tariffs, the civil aviation ministry is also exploring other options, including an ordinance, to effect the change.

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BJP in a state of panic, says Congress over ED raid on Robert Vadra

Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that there had never been such a “terror raj in the constitutional rule” of India.

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India vs Australia live cricket score, 1st Test Day 4 in Adelaide: Pujara, Rahane...

India vs Australia 1st Test in Adelaide Live Updates: Catch all the action of the fourth day of the first Test of the four-match series between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval through our live blog.

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Opinion: Pujara the ideal No 3 for a team of impetuous batsmen

The prototype for the perfect player at No 3 is ‘The Wall’ himself — India’s Rahul Dravid. Cheteshwar Pujara isn’t quite the snug fitting Armani suit that was Dravid at No 3 but he’s cut from the same cloth.

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India vs Australia 1st Test Day 4 Live Streaming: When and Where to Watch, Live...

Pujara, who saved India with a sparkling 123 in the first innings, survived to stumps on 40 not out, with Ajinkya Rahane on one run.

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CBI to investigate if Christian Michel played role in other defence deals

Christian Michel visited India as many as 25 times when the contract for the purchase of the helicopters was being negotiated. The CBI alleges that Michel was paid Rs 295 crore to swing the Rs 3,600 crore deal for AgustaWestland.

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After a lull, long queues, packed crowds return to Sabarimala

After a 20-day lull since the annual pilgrim season began, long queues and packed crowds are back at the Lord Ayyappa Temple in Sabarimala.

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India not a 'dharamshala' for illegal immigrants, says Amit Shah on NRC

Describing illegal immigration as threat to the country, Shah said National Register of Citizens (NRC) is a way to solve the basic problems of the country and should not be connected to the BJP.

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BJP files caveat in SC over rath yatras in West Bengal

The BJP’s caveat requests the Supreme Court not to pass any order without hearing it.

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13 dead, 15 injured as bus falls into gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch

According to the police, the driver of the bus, going from Loran to Poonch, lost control over the vehicle and it fell into a gorge at Plera, nearly 30 km away from Poonch.

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2 prominent Muslim leaders quit TDP, join YSR Congress

YSR Congress leader YS Jaganmohan Reddy formally inducted Abdul Gani into the party during his Praja Sankalpa Yatra in Srikakulam district on Saturday.

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