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"5-Star Culture": Ghulam Nabi Azad On Why Congress Loses Polls

November 23, 2020
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Congress's Ghulam Nabi Azad, one of the key dissenters in the party, on Sunday offered another explanation of the party's recent slump when it comes to elections. Speaking in the middle of the latest controversy to hit the party - sharp criticism by party colleague Kapil Sibal after the Bihar election - Azad said leade | Read more|

President-elect Joe Biden pledges to unite America

November 8, 2020
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US President-elect Joe Biden has pledged to unite the country as he called it 'a time to heal in America', after his historic victory over Donald Trump in a bitter and closely-fought presidential election - billed as one of the most divisive in recent American history. | 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|

Biden Nears Win; Trump Claims He's "Stealing" Election

November 6, 2020
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With his re-election chances fading as more votes are counted in a handful of battleground states, US President Donald Trump launched an extraordinary assault on the country's democratic process from the White House on Thursday, falsely claiming the election was being "stolen" from him. | Read more|

"What Happened To Double Yuvraj In UP Will Repeat In Bihar": PM Modi

November 1, 2020
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, doubling his push for Bihar votes today, extended the Yuvraj (Crown prince) jibe to two more leaders -- Rahul Gandhi and Akhilesh Yadav -- and cited the BJP's victory over them in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh a few years ago. In Bihar too, two Crown Princes are fighting to save their throne, | Read more|

"Mentally Retarded": Khushbu Sundar Slams Congress After Joining BJP

October 14, 2020
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Actor Khushbu Sundar, who changed camp from the Congress to the BJP, hit back at her former party today, saying the Congress "does not want an intelligent woman" and there is "no freedom to speak the truth" within the party. Ms Sundar, who was a national spokesperson of the Congress with a strong social media presence, | Read more|

Trump shifts on Puerto Rico, releases aid as election nears

September 19, 2020
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President Donald Trump announced the release Friday of USD 13 billion in assistance to repair years-old hurricane damage in Puerto Rico and pledged to restore its economy, setting aside his past bitter treatment of the island and its leaders as he courts Puerto Rican voters in the US, particularly in the crucial swing | Read more|

Bihar assembly polls on time: EC sources

August 23, 2020
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The assembly elections in Bihar, due later this year, would be held on time, highly placed sources in the Election Commission said on Sunday amid demands by some political parties for postponing the polls in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. The term of the 243-member Bihar legislative assembly comes to an end on November | Read more|

President accepts Ashok Lavasa's resignation as EC

August 19, 2020
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President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted the resignation of Ashok Lavasa as Election Commissioner, a notification by the Ministry of Law and Justice said on Wednesday. Lavasa was next in line to head the poll panel. He would soon be joining the Asian Development Bank as vice president, sources said. | Read more|

New Zealand delays election after virus outbreak in Auckland

August 17, 2020
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Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday chose to delay New Zealand's national elections by four weeks as the country deals with a new coronavirus outbreak in its largest city, Auckland. The election had been scheduled for Sept. 19 but will now be held on Oct. 17. Under New Zealand law, Ardern had the option of delayin | Read more|

BJP busy in elections: Akhilesh Yadav

June 10, 2020
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Linking rising unemployment to cases of suicide, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday charged that the BJP was busy focusing on elections and not interested in tackling the problem of joblessness.There have been some cases of migrant labourers, who have returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states recently, committing s | Read more|