Government withdraws former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s SPG cover

New Delhi: The government has withdrawn the SPG protection given to former prime minister Manmohan Singh following a review by multiple security agencies, officials said on Monday. Singh, who was India’s prime minister from 2004 and 2014, will continue to enjoy Z plus security cover — one of the highest — to be given by […]

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Aam Aadmi Party to contest upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party will contest the Maharashtra Assembly polls likely to be held in September-October as the state was reeling under failure and systematic collapse, its national joint secretary Ruben Mascarenhas said on Friday. He claimed the party was foraying into the poll battle to save the “distressed” people of the state. […]

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Akhilesh Yadav dissolves Samajwadi Party’s all units in Uttar Pradesh

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Friday dissolved the party’s entire Uttar Pradesh units including the state executive, and district and youth wings, sources said, as he attempts a course correction in the party after its Lok Sabha poll debacle. The party, however, has retained state president Naresh Uttam, they said. “Party president […]

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Congress walks out from Himachal Pradesh Assembly over P Chidambaram’s arrest

New Delhi: The opposition Congress on Thursday walked out from the Himachal Pradesh Assembly, protesting the arrest of former finance minister P Chidambaram. Congress MLAs led by Leader of Opposition Mukesh Agnihotri raised slogans before staging the walkout. Agnihotri rose from his seat soon after the Question Hour at noon and stated that Chidambaram’s arrest […]

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B S Yediyurappa finally expands Cabinet, inducts 17 Ministers

New Delhi: More than three weeks after he was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, B S Yediyurappa on Tuesday expanded his ministry by inducting 17 ministers into his Cabinet. This is the first Cabinet expansion after he assumed office on July 26 and proved his government’s majority on the floor of the […]

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee calls Uttar Pradesh scribe, brother killing’unacceptable’

New Delhi: Terming the killing of a journalist working for a Hindi daily and his brother in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur as “unacceptable”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday expressed her “shock” and grief over the incident. She extended her condolences to the family members of the two deceased and the team of the […]

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RSS Sangh should shed anti-reservation mindset: BSP chief Mayawati

New Delhi: BSP chief Mayawati on Monday asked the RSS to shed its “anti-reservation mindset”, saying reservation was a constitutional provision and disturbing it would be an injustice. A day after Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said there should be a conversation in a harmonious atmosphere between those in favour of reservation and […]

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Rahul Gandhi recalls former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi’s achievements in IT, telecom

New Delhi: Remembering former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday recalled one of his achievements in bringing the information technology and telecom revolution in the country. He said to celebrate his father’s 75th birth anniversary, the Congress will organise memorial events across the country. The former prime minister’s birth anniversary falls […]

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Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati visits Arun Jaitley at AIIMS

New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati visited former Union minister Arun Jaitley at the AIIMS here on Saturday and enquired about his health. According to sources, Jaitley, 66, is critical and a multidisciplinary team of doctors is supervising his treatment. He is admitted at the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU). The All India […]

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Former minister Aam Aadmi Party MLA Kapil Mishra joins BJP

New Delhi: Former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government and disqualified MLA Kapil Mishra alongwith AAP women’s wing chief Richa Pandey joined the BJP here on Saturday. The duo was welcomed by BJP national vice president Shyam Jaju and Delhi unit president Manoj Tiwari at the party’s office on Pant Marg. “I welcome Kapil Mishra […]

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