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Congress Sweeps Punjab Urban Body Polls, BJP Routed Amid Farmers' Protest

February 17, 2021
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The Congress party today made a clean sweep of Punjab's seven municipal corporations in the state local body polls. The party bagged all the bodies for which the results were declared today: Moga, Hoshiarpur, Kapurthala, Abohar, Pathankot, Batala, and Bathinda - the last one also being the most stunning result of the d | Read more|

"Our Cronies Are The Janta": Nirmala Sitharman's Retort To Crony Slurs

February 13, 2021
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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today launched a scathing attack on critics - particularly the Congress - accusing the Narendra Modi government of crony capitalism, ignoring the poorer sections of society and mishandling of the farmers' protest against the agriculture laws. "Who are our cronies? Our cronies are the | Read more|

Chhattisgarh Asks Centre To Halt Covaxin. Harsh Vardhan's Response

February 12, 2021
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Union minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Thursday wrote to Chhattisgarh health minister TS Singh Deo, who has gone public with his concerns about Bharat Biotech's Covaxin. The primary concerns of the state are the inhibitions regarding the "incomplete third phase trials" of the vaccine and the "absence of expiration date on the | Read more|

Ensure democracy norms: US Congress members tell India

February 8, 2021
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For the first time since the farmers’ protests began late last year, top US Congress members in the India Caucus have asked the Indian government to ensure that norms of democracy are maintained and the protesters are allowed to demonstrate peacefully with access to the Internet. | Read more|

"Nobody Will Be Left In Trinamool By February 28," Says Suvendu Adhikari

January 31, 2021
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Suvendu Adhikari on Sunday said that Trinamool Congress (TMC) is a private limited company and by February 28 nobody will be left there. "Trinamool Congress is no longer a party but a private limited company. By February 28, TMC private limited company will be vacated, nobody will be | Read more|

"Charm Of A Mass Leader": President Kovind On Ahmed Patel

November 25, 2020
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President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said he was distressed to know of the demise of veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel, whose amiability won him friends across party lines. Ahmed Patel, 71, died at a Gurgaon hospital on Wednesday due to multi-organ failure. He was suffering from complications related to COVID-19. | Read more|

Mnuchin denies trying to limit Biden's economic options

November 21, 2020
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Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin denied on Friday that he is attempting to limit President-elect Joe Biden's options for reviving the pandemic-damaged economy by ending several emergency loan programs being run by the Federal Reserve. | Read more|

"Maybe They Think All's Well": Kapil Sibal vs Congress Again, After Polls

November 16, 2020
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After the Bihar election exposed the Congress as the weakest link in an opposition that put up a strong fight, a top leader has gone public with his critique of the party leadership and called for "experienced minds, experienced hands and those who understand political realities" to revive the organisation. | Read more|

NDA overcomes stiff challenge to retain power in Bihar

November 11, 2020
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Surmounting anti-incumbency of 15 years, a mutinous former ally, and a spirited challenge from a resurgent opposition that rose from its ashes like proverbial phoenix after the 2019 Lok Sabha poll debacle, Nitish Kumar- led NDA was back in power in Bihar on Wednesday with a slender majority. | Read more|

In Final Phase Of Bihar Election Today, 78 Seats Up For Grabs: 10 Points

November 7, 2020
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The third and final phase of assembly elections is underway in Bihar in which stakes are quite high for Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is up against multiple rivals, including former ally Chirag Paswan. At least 1,204 candidates are contesting for the 78 assembly seats spread across 19 districts, in the final phase. | Read more|