Jaishankar: ‘POK is part of India and we expect to take it back’

The foreign minister, S Jaishankar, asserted that the part of Jammu & Kashmir that is occupied by Pakistan is an integral part of India and said India expects to take physical control of the region. Read More
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Owaisi: ‘Shah wants supremacy of one faith, one language’

Days after Union home minister Amit Shah’s remarks over the Hindi language embarked criticism, All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul-Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi alleged that Shah wanted the supremacy of one faith, one language and one party in the whole country. Read More
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Mayawati calls Congress ‘cheat’ after 6 BSP MLAs switch party

In a major setback to the Bahujan Samaj Party, six party MLAs in Rajasthan switched sides and joined the Congress. She said the Congress party in Rajasthan, by creating a split among the BSP MLAs, has once again proved that it is untrustworthy and a cheat. Read More
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Amit Shah wonders if multi-party democratic system is a ‘failure’

Taking a dig at successive governments led by the Congress, the Union home minister, Amit Shah, on Tuesday, said during the Congress’s tenure, there was “policy paralysis” and the government had “no direction”. Read More
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BSY on Shah’s Hindi pitch: ‘We would never compromise’

Days after BJP president Amit Shah’s remark over Hindi language, BJP’s biggest leader in the south and Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa firmly said “no” to the party chief over the imposition of Hindi over non-Hindi-speaking states. Read More
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‘No 56 can stop you’: Karti to his father Chidambaram on birthday

Former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is facing probe in the INX Media case by both the ED and the CBI for alleged money laundering and is currently in jail, turned 74 on Monday. On this, his son tweeted a letter saying “no 56 can stop you”, which is seen as a challenge thrown to the prime mini Read More
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Gangwar says ‘no job crisis, north Indians lack qualifications’

Three months after the government’s report on jobs said India’s unemployment was at a four-decade high, Union minister Santosh Gangwar insists that there is no job crisis. Instead he blamed the north Indians for lacking requisite qualifications for employment. Read More
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Mamata: ‘Modi using brute force to stifle dissent in Kashmir’

Mamata Banerjee alleged that the Narendra Modi government at the Centre is stifling all voices of dissent in the Kashmir valley with brute force and challenged it to arrest her. Read More
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Venkaiah Naidu: ‘Only thing left to discuss with Pakistan is PoK’

The vice-president, M Venkaiah Naidu, echoed the home minister, Rajnath Singh, when he said the only thing leftfor India today to discuss with Pakistan is the unresolved issue of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Read More
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Moily says ‘Jairam responsible for UPA govt’s policy paralysis’

Senior Congress leader and former Union minister Veerappa Moily, while assailing his party colleague Jairam Ramesh for the latter’s pro-Narendra Modi remarks, said Ramesh was among those responsible for “policy paralysis” of the Congress-led second United Progressive Alliance government. Read More
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Rahul says ‘no room for Pakistan to interfere in Kashmir’

Rahul Gandhi, former Congress president and MP from Kerala’s Wayanad, said Kashmir is India’s internal issue and there is no room for Pakistan or any other foreign country to interfere in it. Read More
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Javadekar: ‘Rahul’s Wayanad win has changed his mindset’

Former Congress president and current Lok Sabha MP from Wayanad Rahul Gandhi’s recent comments, in which he criticized the Narendra Modi government on its handling of the Kashmir issue, have drew fire from the ruling BJP. Read More
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Now, Congress’s Abhishek Singhvi acknowledges Modi's ‘good deeds’

Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who represents the Congress from West Bengal in the Rajya Sabha, said “acts must be judged issue-wise and not person-wise,” while tweeting about the futility of demonizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi all the time. Read More
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Jairam Ramesh: ‘Demonizing Modi all the time won’t help’

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, on Wednesday, saiddemonizing the prime minister, Narendra Modi,all the time was “wrong”. To drive in his point, Ramesh gave the example of the success of Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and how it got Modi votes from rural women. Read More
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Air chief: ‘IAF still flying MiG-21s when no one drives cars that old’

Amid the several questions raised about the four-decade-old MiG-21 fighter planes that remain the core of Indian Air Force’s warplane fleet, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa said, “The Indian Air force is still flying 44-year-old MiG-21 fighter jets when no one even drives cars that old.” Read More
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Rajnath Singh says ‘talks with Pakistan now only on POK’

The defence minister, Rajnath Singh, suggested that bilateral talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir would happen on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir – the territory under Pakistan’s control since it tried to invade Jammu & Kashmir and annex it in 1948. Read More
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Imran rants against Modi govt, calls it ‘fascist’, ‘supremacist’

The Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, took to Twitter and attacked the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata Party-led government, which he called “fascist” and “Hindu supremacist”. Read More
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BJP MLA: ‘Now, anyone can get married to fair Kashmiri girls’

Vikram Singh Saini, BJP MLA from Muzaffarnagar’s Khatauli, on Tuesday, sparked a row after he said the party workers were “excited” because they will now be able to get married to “fair girls from Kashmir”. Read More
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Congress’s Ponnam Goud says KCR controls BJP in Telangana

Telangana Congress working president Ponnam Prabhakar Goud claimed that state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party was majorly controlled by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao. Read More
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Mufti: Troops boost is matter of death and identity for J&K people

Former chief minister and PDP leader Mehbooba Mufti said that the deployment of forces by the centre in Kashmir and the statements given by its leadership in the recent days suggested “something big” is being planned. Read More
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