Monthly Archives: February 2017

BSP promises quota for upper-caste poor

The BSP chief criticised the ruling SP in the State for its poor record in law and order. BSP chief Mayawati said here on Tuesday that the BJP would scrap reservation if it came to power, while the Bahujan Samaj Party would extend it to the poor among the the …

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Modi attacks Akhilesh, urges voters to end ‘vikas ka vanvas’

The Prime Minister also accused the SP government of “sheltering crime” and nursing “goondas” and “sitting blindfold” over corruption in the State. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into Akhilesh Yadav government, alleging it was “sheltering” and “nursing” crime and corruption and asserted that this U.P. election was about …

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Uproar in Bengal Assembly, LOP Suspended, hospitalised

Uproar in Bengal Assembly, LOP Suspended, hospitalisedWest Bengal Legislative Assembly on Wednesday witnessed stormy scenes over the passage of Bill imposing payment of compensation on public properties damaged during violent protests with the Speaker suspending Leader of Opposition and Congress MLA Abdul Mannan. After Mr Mannan refused to leave the …

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Rajnath hits the home run in U.P.

Money, military and cow are his themes Home Minister Rajnath Singh is a man of measured words and a moderate style. On the campaign trail in western Uttar Pradesh, however, it is his zestful recounting of his visit to Pakistan for the SAARC summit last August and the surgical strikes …

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The unbearable loneliness of Shivpal Yadav

Winning is not enough for him; the overthrown uncle wants an unprecedented margin to regain his lost stature. A leader sidelined by his ambitious nephew desperately tries to restore his battered stature. The location is Atiraajpur, a dusty village of 1,000 voters, mostly Yadavs, 2 km from Saifai, the ancestral …

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130 AIADMK MLAs "free and safe in MLA hostel at Chepauk"

“The MLAs have been detained illegally so as to prevent them from extending their support to the revolting Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam,” the petitioners said. All the 130 MLAs, who have allegedly extended their support to AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala becoming the Chief Minister, are “free and safe in …

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Overwhelming support for O. Panneerselvam as Chief Minister

After Chief Minister O Panneerselvam revolted against AIADMK general secretary V.K. Sasikala on Tuesday night and plunged the fate of the Tamil Nadu government into uncertainity, we asked our readers to vote on what they thought was the best scenario for the State. Readers were given the following options: – …

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All eyes on Governor Vidyasagar Rao as he arrives in Chennai today

All eyes on Governor Vidyasagar Rao as he arrives in Chennai todayWith the battle lines clearly drawn between the rival camps of the ruling AIADMK following the revolt by Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, the Sasikala camp, which claimed the support of the majority of MLAs, late on Wednesday herded its …

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Om Sakthi Sekar expelled from AIADMK

Former AIADMK legislator Om Sakthi Sekar has been expelled from the primary membership of the party. Mr Sekar, an ex-army man, had questioned the rationale of V. K Sasikala stepping into the Chief Minister’s chair. On the night when O. Panneerselvam revolted against Ms Sasikala, Mr Sekar along with his …

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No plan to set up new party: OPS

The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister promises to remain a loyal AIADMK worker, following in the footsteps of Jayalalithaa till the end. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, who on Tuesday night turned the country’s attention on himself by meditating at Jayalalithaa’s memorial and going all out against AIADMK general secretary …

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