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BMC Polls: Shiv Sena leads in battle

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Mumbai: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India’s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, the Sena led in 94, ... Read More »

BMC Election 2017- It’s BJP vs Shiv Sena As Mumbai Votes Today For Polls To Richest Civic Body

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MUMBAI:  As the country’s richest civic body – Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) – votes today along with nine other municipal corporations in Maharashtra, the stakes are high for the BJP and Shiv Sena – the friend-turned opponents in the state. The Shiv Sena, which had been ruling the BMC with the BJP for several years, decided to fight elections alone ... Read More »

UP doesn’t need adopted sons

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New Delhi: Congress star campaigner Priyanka Gandhi finally hit the campaign trail for Uttar Pradesh Assembly election addressing a rally at mother Sonia Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency Raebareli on Friday along with brother Rahul.  While Rahul hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation, farmers’ deaths and other issues, Priyanka launched a blistering attack on Modi and labelled him ... Read More »

Rahul-Akhilesh Varanasi road show cancelled

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The much-awaited road show on Friday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in Varanasi has been cancelled due to the birth anniversary of Guru Ravidas, a patron saint of the downtrodden Jayanti, who belonged to the Hindu holy city, a senior leader announced on Friday. The message was communicated to district Congress leaders ... Read More »

Modi’s reforms meet realpolitik in Uttar Pradesh polls

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to clean up politics. The man running the ruling party’s campaign in a crucial state election, who is facing 11 criminal cases, says it will take a while. “At a time of elections, one has to forget every other aspect and just focus on victory,” said Keshav Prasad Maurya, as his three-vehicle convoy carrying ... Read More »

UP Elections 2017: BJP Promised Anti-Romeo Squads. To Stop Love Jihad, Says Its Meerut Leader

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MEERUT: As couples prepare to celebrate Valentine’s Day, a promise lurking in the BJP manifesto threatens to pour cold water on their enthusiasm: “Anti-Romeo squads” which will come into operation if the party is voted to power. But there appears to be some confusion about how it will be implemented. While party chief Amit Shah has promised to set up ... Read More »

Arvind Kejriwal’s Rise And Early Missteps In National Politics

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At first glance, Arvind Kejriwal cuts an unlikely figure as a rabble-rouser. As the journalist Sheela Bhatt once noted, the middle-aged, bespectacled Kejriwal “comes across as a simple, but stubborn man, with no material taste. He wears trousers that seem a size too big, his shirts are what government clerks in small towns wear.” The only thing remarkable about his ... Read More »

Union Budget 2017 At 11 am, Tweets Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has confirmed in a tweet that he will present the Union Budget at 11 this morning, ending speculation on since Wednesday morning on whether it would be postponed for a day after Lok Sabha member and former union minister E Ahamed died last night. Parliament is usually adjourned for a day after a sitting ... Read More »

Indian IT sector warns against U.S. visa bill

Workers are seen at their workstations on the floor of an outsourcing centre in Bangalore, February 29, 2012. REUTERS/Vivek Prakash/Files

India’s IT lobby warned on Tuesday that a bill before the U.S. Congress aimed at imposing tougher visa rules unfairly targets some of its members and will not solve a U.S. labour shortage in technology and engineering. Industry lobby group Nasscom was responding to a bill introduced by Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, a Democrat from California, that would double the minimum ... Read More »