Congress’s move to sponsor migrants’ train fare stumps BJP

Congress president Sonia Gandhi announced that her party will bear the ticket costs of migrants travelling to their destinations. Following this, the ruling BJP government scrambled to neutralize the huge political point the Congress scored. Read More
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In Delhi, worst communal violence in decades sees death toll rise to 27

The death toll in the three days of violence in Delhi reached 27 according to the latest figures on Wednesday. The clashes started on Sunday between a Muslim group protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act and a Hindu group backing the new law. Read More
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Rajya Sabha passes UAPA Bill, opposition expresses concern

The Rajya Sabha passed the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment Bill, 2019 with 147 votes in favour and 42 against it while the opposition called it to be sent to a selection committee. Read More
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Sitharaman tables Economic Survey 2019, 7% growth projected

Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the economic survey in Parliament, on Thursday, which projected gross domestic product growth at 7 per cent in the 2019-20 fiscal year from an estimated 6.8 per cent in the previous year. Read More
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Man convicted of planting hijack threat on plane jailed for life

A special NIA court in Ahmedabad found Birju Kishore Salla, 38, guilty of planting a hijack threat letter on a Mumbai-Delhi Jet Airways flight. The court sentenced him to life imprisonment for the remainder of his natural life along with a fine of ₹5 crore. Read More
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Sonia will head Congress in Parliament, pick leader for LS

Sonia Gandhi, the chairperson of United Progressive Alliance and former Congress chief, has been re-elected as the leader of the Congress Parliamentary Party. This decision comes following a meeting of the party MPs at the Central Hall of Parliament. Read More
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Malegaon case: Court orders Pragya to be present every week

The special NIA court, which is hearing the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, has directed all the seven accused, including the BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Bhopal, Pragya Singh Thakur, to register their presence in the court once in a week. Read More
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Sonia Gandhi invites opposition leaders for meeting on May 23

United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi has called for a meeting of the opposition leaders on May 23 – the day the Lok Sabha election results would be declared. DMK leader MK Stalin confirmed of having received a communication in this regard. Read More
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Centre sends notice to Rahul over his ‘UK citizenship’ allegation

The ministry of home affairs sent a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking a response to charges that he held “British" citizenship, leaving the party angered at the allegation. Read More
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After SL attacks, NIA raids 3 Kerala houses looking for links

The National Investigation Agency, on Sunday, searched the houses of three suspects in north Kerala as part of the international probe into the Easter Day suicide bombings in Sri Lanka. Read More
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