BJD MP Ladu Kishore Swain passes away

New Delhi : Senior Biju Janata Dal leader and Lok Sabha member Ladu Kishore Swain died at a private hospital here following a prolonged illness, family sources said Wednesday. He was 71. Swain is survived by his wife, two sons and a daughter, they said. The BJD leader, who represented Odisha’s Aska Lok Sabha constituency, […]

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Mayawati joins Twitter to interact with media and masses

New Delhi :BSP president Mayawati has for the “first time” joined Twitter to interact with the media and masses, her party said Wednesday, almost a fortnight after a handle in her name appeared on the microblogging site. She will be also expressing her views on national and matters of political importance on Twitter, a BSP […]

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Former Congress MLA joins Biju Janata Dal

New Delhi :Former Odisha MLA Jogesh Singh formally joined the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Wednesday, three weeks after he resigned from the Congress. Singh, who represented Sundargarh Assembly seat, joined the BJD in the presence of Chief Minister and party president Naveen Patnaik. Welcoming the former legislator, Patnaik said Singh’s joining will further […]

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What Makes West Bengal So Important For the BJP

New Delhi :Senior BJP leaders, including its president Amit Shah and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have held several rallies in West Bengal over the past couple of months. The party tried and failed to take out a rath yatra and is pushing hard for the controversial bill that seeks to provide citizenship to ‘non-Muslim’ immigrants. […]

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Govt committed towards affordable treatment of cancer: PM

New Delhi :Prime Minster Narendra Modi Monday said his government is committed towards ensuring early detection and affordable treatment of cancer. On World Cancer Day, the PM also appreciated research on cancer, saying it will go a long way in ensuring a healthier planet. “Today, on #WorldCancerDay we reiterate our commitment towards ensuring early detection […]

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SC order is our moral victory: Mamata

New Delhi :The Supreme Court’s direction that no coercive steps, including arrest of Kolkata Police chief Rajeev Kumar, will take place during the course of investigation is “our moral victory”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said Tuesday. The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Kumar to make himself available before the CBI and “faithfully” cooperate with […]

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Kamal Haasan describes union budget as “self-serving”

New Delhi :Describing the union budget 2019-20 as ‘self-serving,’ Actor-politician Kamal Haasan Tuesday said it sounded in parts “like the legitimate version of money for votes.” The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) president said the promises made to farmers “might look impressive” but that it would amount to a “paltry sum,” when broken down to per […]

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Modi govt has snatched farmers’ sleep, says Mamata

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday accused the Narendra Modi government of having snatched farmers’ sleep and while referring to the sops announced in the interim Budget on Friday claimed that the peasants were being cheated before the general elections. Banerjee, also the Trinamool Congress chief, said if the government at the […]

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Priyanka Gandhi Gets Her Own Office Right Next to Rahul Gandhi’s at Congress HQ in Delhi

New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was on Tuesday allotted her own office at the party headquarters in New Delhi as she gets set to take charge as the party’s general secretary after her return from the United States on Monday. She has been given the same office that her brother Rahul Gandhi used […]

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Yogi Adityanath Hits the Road This Time for Bengal Rally

New Delhi :After being denied permission to land chopper in West Bengal’s South Dinajpur district on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will be making one more attempt to reach the state. This time, however, he will be taking the road route. Aditynath is scheduled to first fly to Jharkhand on Tuesday and then […]

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