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RJD, Congress to stake claim to power in Bihar, Goa

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 23:04

Panaji/Patna, May 17 (IANS) The Congress in Goa and the RJD in Bihar on Thursday said they would ask the Governors of their respective states to give them a chance to form governments the same way that BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa was given in Karnataka as leader of the single-largest party.

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Goyal blames UPA for banking crisis, assures support to banks

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:46

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Union Finance Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday laid the blame for the banking sector crisis on the previous UPA government and said the Narendra Modi government would not repeat the same mistakes.

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Judges being intimidated, as happens in Pakistan: Rahul

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 22:36

Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday hit out at the Narendra Modi government, saying the Supreme Court judges had to go to people with their complaints -- a phenomenon that happened only in Pakistan and some African countries -- and now for the first time in India.

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Need awareness on minimizing waste production: Venkaiah

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:56

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said there was a need to build awareness about the importance of a self-sustaining system of waste disposal and minimizing waste production.

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PM's remarks on Bengal poll violence unexpected: CM

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:52

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on the violence in the state's rural bodies' polls as "unexpected" and claimed the statements were made without proper checking of facts.

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Punjab jail superintendent arrested for corruption

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:46

Chandigarh, May 17 (IANS) The Punjab State Vigilance Bureau on Thursday arrested the Mansa district Jail Superintendent Davinder Singh Bajwa in a corruption case from the jail premises.

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Polling for Jayanagar seat in Karnataka on June 11

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:42

Bengaluru, May 17 (IANS) Polling in south Bengaluru's Jayanagar Assembly seat, which was countermanded due to the death of BJP candidate and MLA B.N. Vijaya Kumar, will be held on June 11, the Election Commission said on Thursday.

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All-round fear in country; Judges, media scared: Rahul

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:40

Raipur, May 17 (IANS) Hitting out at the BJP-led central government and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said an atmosphere of all-round fear prevailed in the country and even the Supreme Court Judges and the media are panicky.

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Modi, Shah tell BJP workers to reach out to beneficiaries

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:14

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) With a party government in place in Karnataka, the BJP set its eyes on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday urged party workers to reach out to 22 crore families which they said benefited from government schemes in four years.

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India gives judges' names to Pakistan for panel's revival

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 21:10

New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's suggestion last year, India on Thursday communicated to Pakistan the names of four judges to revive the mechanism of the Joint Judicial Committee which looks into humanitarian issues of fishermen and prisoners in each other's custody.

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Bengal CID takes over probe into poll official's death

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:54

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The Criminal Investigation Department of West Bengal Police has taken up a probe into the mysterious death of a presiding officer in the Panchayat polls, a police officer said on Thursday.

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Trinamool looks to sweep Bengal Panchayat polls, BJP in second spot

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 20:46

Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) The ruling Trinamool Congress on Thursday looked set for a resounding victory crushing all opposition parties in rural West Bengal, after nearly 11 hours of vote count in the three-tier state Panchayat election, with the BJP emerging a distant second in almost all the districts.

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