Mamata showcases opposition strength, calls for overthrowing Modi

Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee sounded the bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha election with a massive show of opposition strength at a rally in Kolkata, on Saturday. At least 20 top opposition leaders attended her rally. Read More
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Rafale: N Ram story says India gave in to unreasonable demands

Veteran journalist N Ram, in his report published in the Hindu newspaper, has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hasty decision to purchase 36 Rafale fighter jets from France instead of 126 demanded by the IAF increased the price of each aircraft by 41.42%. Read More
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Northeast CMs urge Rajnath to reconsider Citizenship Bill

Representatives of the member parties of the North East Democratic Alliance – a BJP-led non-Congress group of political parties – have met Union home minister Rajnath Singh, in New Delhi, and requested him to reconsider the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016. Read More
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MGNREGA scheme runs out of funds before end of financial year

MGNREGA – the rural job guarantee scheme, which ensures paid unskilled work for up to 100 days in a year, has reportedly run out of funds two-and-half months before the end of the financial year. Read More
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Kerala submits list of women who entered Sabarimala in SC

The Kerala government, on Friday, has confirmed that 51 women, aged 10 to 50 have visited the Sabarimala shrine during the recent pilgrimage season. According to media reports, the state government has also submitted the list of 51 women to the Supreme Court. Read More
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Karnataka: Congress moves its 76 MLAs to resort to ‘protect from BJP’

Four Congress MLAs didn’t turn out despite former chief minister and Karnataka Congress leader Siddaramaiah warning his MLAs of stern action if they fail to attend Friday’s CLP meeting in Vidhan Soudha, Bengaluru. Read More
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DMK challenges EWS reservation in Madras high court

Opposition parties called the Narendra Modi government’s move to provide quota for the poor from the general category as a “political gimmick before this year’s Lok Sabha election”. However, most of them supported the bill in Parliament. Read More
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In Khardung La, 5 dead, 5 feared trapped in snow avalanche

A snow avalanche, on Friday morning, in Khardung La, at 17,500 feet in Jammu & Kashmir’s Ladakh, has killed five civilians while five others are feared trapped inside the snow. Khardung La is one of the world’s highest motorable roads. Read More
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EC to Delhi Police: Probe fake news on Lok Sabha poll dates

The purported fake news claims that the polling for the general election will start from April 7 to May 17. It also listed dates of polling for different states. The news has been circulating on popular social-media platforms, including Facebook and WhatsApp. Read More
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Siddaramaiah orders Karnataka Congress MLAs to attend meeting

All the Congress MLAs, who were reported to have rebelled earlier, have confirmed that they are very much part of the party and the reports of their defection are false. Read More
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