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Parliament disrupted over President's rule in Uttarakhand (Roundup)

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:38

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Imposition of President's rule in Uttarakhand dominated both the houses of parliament on Monday with the Congress raising the matter in the Lok Sabha and creating ruckus in Rajya Sabha, where no meaningful business could be conducted amid uproar.

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SC to hear Jairam Ramesh's plea on Aadhaar Act

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:32

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear the plea of Congress leader Jairam Ramesh who has challenged the propriety of the government introducing the Aadhaar Act as a money bill, and asked Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to address the court on the issue.

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Over 78 percent turnout in Bengal polls fourth phase (Roundup)

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:30

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) Amid sweltering heat, sporadic violence and allegations of electoral malpractice, over 78 percent of the 1.08 crore voters on Monday exercised their right to franchise across 49 constituencies bordering Kolkata in the fourth phase of the West Bengal assembly elections.

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Six electoral trusts donated Rs.177.4 cr to 19 parties: ADR

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:10

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Six electoral trusts formed by different corporate houses donated Rs.177.40 crore to 19 political parties during 2014-15 fiscal, a statement by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) here said.

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78 percent polling in Bengal fourth phase

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:02

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Over 78 percent polling was recorded on Monday in the fourth phase of the West Bengal elections, the Election Commission said here.

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Hazaribagh communal violence: Five bodies exhumed

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 20:02

Ranchi, April 25 (IANS) The bodies of five persons who reportedly died during communal violence in Jharkhand's Hazaribagh district during Ram Navami on April 17 were exhumed from a graveyard by police on Monday.

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Pratyusha's boyfriend gets anticipatory bail

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:58

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) The Bombay High Court on Monday granted anticipatory bail to actor-producer Rahul Raj Singh, accused of abetting the suicide of his girlfriend, television actress Pratyusha Banerjee.

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Bihar MP blasts AAP for odd-even; BJP raises Ishrat case

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:48

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The much-talked about odd-even traffic system in Delhi figured in the Lok Sabha on Monday during zero hour with Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav, expelled from the RJD, stating that the measure has only added to people's problems.

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Uproar over Uttarakhand disrupts Rajya Sabha

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:42

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Rajya Sabha was disrupted thrice on Monday before being adjourned for the day with the Congress members vociferously raising the issue of imposition of President's Rule in Uttarakhand and shouting slogans against the central government.

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Mamata attacks EC, says voters 'tortured' by central forces

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:24

Kolkata, April 25 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday lashed out at the Election Commission yet again, accusing central forces of "torturing" the electorate during the fourth phase of the assembly polls.

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Ishrat Jahan case: Chidambaram denies he signed affidavits

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 19:16

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Under fire from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the Ishrat Jahan case, former union home minister P. Chidambaram on Monday said the ruling party was "only trying to divert attention from the real issue by raising the affidavit controversy".

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Government steps up attack on Congress in Ishrat Jahan case

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 18:48

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The government on Monday stepped up its attack on the Congress in the high-profile Ishrat Jahan case and accused former union home minister P. Chidambaram of "trying to divert attention from a serious issue like national security and terrorism".

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