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BJP meets CEC, seeks de-recognition of AAP

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:56

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday urged the Chief Election Commissioner A.K. Joti to de-recognise Aam Aadmi Party for violating model code of conduct during the by-poll to Delhi's Bawana constituency by pasting posters spreading disharmony in the constituency.

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AAP hails HC decision, says Baijal's order was BJP, Congress 'conspiracy'

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:44

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The AAP on Wednesday welcomed the Delhi High Court's decision to quash Lt. Governor Anil Baijal's order cancelling the allotment of a bungalow at Rouse Avenue as the party's headquarter, saying the move was a joint conspiracy hatched by the BJP and the Congress to disrupt the party's functioning.

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Dera chief verdict: Punjab withdraws police from VVIP security

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:42

Chandigarh, Aug 23 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday directed authorities to withdraw 1,000 police personnel from VVIP security and deploy them to strengthen security in the state, an official said.

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Rahul slams government for train accidents

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:38

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Modi government for recurring train accidents, asking "how many more casualties it will take for the BJP to do something about it".

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Medha Patkar granted bail by Indore court in abduction case

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:38

Bhopal, Aug 23 (IANS) Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) leader Medha Patkar was on Wednesday granted bail in an abduction case by the Indore High Court in Madhya Pradesh, though she will be released only on Thursday.

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Assam urges Centre to get hydrological data from China

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:30

Guwahati, Aug 23 (IANS) Hit by massive flooding of the Brahmaputra river, the Assam government on Wednesday said it has urged the Centre to take up with China at the diplomatic level the issue of sharing hydrological data with India.

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Age fails to hold people back in low-turnout Delhi bypoll

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 21:18

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) On Wednesday, 88-year-old Randhir Singh from Pooth Khurd of Bawana left his house around 9 a.m to cast his vote with a companion -- his four feet long brown walking stick with a metal base.

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Jamiat says SC triple talaq ruling violates Shariah

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 20:58

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), one of India's largest groups of Muslim clerics, on Wednesday described the Supreme Court decision striking down instant divorce as violative of the "Shariah" and a matter of "grave concern" for the Muslim community.

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Telgi scam accused BJP MLA unhappy with inquiry into Mopalwar

Wed, 08/23/2017 - 20:56

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) BJP legislator from Maharashtra Anil Gote, who is an accused in the Telgi scam, on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' decision to appoint a former bureaucrat to investigate alleged corruption by suspended bureaucrat Radheshyam Mopalwar.

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