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Business Standard India
BJP to gain in polls for 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states on March 23The Election Commission on Friday announced that polling for 58 Rajya Sabha sea
Business Standard India / Posted 3 hours ago
The Election Commission on Friday announced that polling for 58 Rajya Sabha seats, set to fall vacant in April, will take place on March 23. The counting of votes will also take place on the same day. With barely a year left in the life of the... Read more
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AAP's Kumar Vishvas says he is the youngest Advani; takes dig at BJP, Congress and AAPto honour me as I am the youngest Advani in politics. His comparison with Adva
dna / Posted 3 hours ago
to honour me as I am the youngest Advani in politics. His comparison with Advani reflected his pain of not being given a Rajya Sabha berth despite working hard to establish AAP in politics. During the Kavi Sammelan, Vishvas took a dig at the... Read more
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The Hindu
Elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats on March 23Biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 States, which are falling va
The Hindu / Posted 4 hours ago
Biennial elections to 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 States, which are falling vacant in April-May, and by-poll to one seat from Kerala, will be held on March 23, according to the Election Commission. The process will be completed on March 26. The... Read more
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asianage
Voting of 58 RS seats from 16 states will be held on March 23: ECNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced polls to 58 Rajya Sabha
asianage / Posted 4 hours ago
New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday announced polls to 58 Rajya Sabha seats from 16 states which are falling vacant on April 2. The voting will take place on March 23, the EC said. The members, whose terms are ending, include union... Read more
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Prakash Javdekar likely to get Rajya Sabha seat from stateMumbai: The Rajya Sabha (RS) elections for six seats will be held next month. W
asianage / Posted 16 hours ago
Mumbai: The Rajya Sabha (RS) elections for six seats will be held next month. With its increased strength in the state assembly, the BJP can now get three MPs elected with the help of the Shiv Sena. The Congress and NCP with its dwindling number of... Read more
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Justin Trudeau doesn't have right judgement in drawing distinction between Sikhs and Khalistanis: Canadian journalistwith international trips, individuals sometimes travel on their own to the loca
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with international trips, individuals sometimes travel on their own to the location of the visit." Reacting to the furore, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said: “Humaari bewakoofi thi humne background check nahi kiya. Aur Canadians jo kehte hain... Read more
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Red-faced Canadian PMO says Khalistani terrorist Jaspal Atwal not part of Trudeau's official delegationwith international trips, individuals sometimes travel on their own to the loca
dna / Posted yesterday
with international trips, individuals sometimes travel on their own to the location of the visit." Reacting to the furore, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said: “Humaari bewakoofi thi humne background check nahi kiya. Aur Canadians jo kehte hain... Read more
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Trudeau in India: Our mistake that background check wasn't done - Swamy on Khalistani terrorist getting visawhich was later rescinded. Questions were also raised asking how Atwal managed
dna / Posted yesterday
which was later rescinded. Questions were also raised asking how Atwal managed to get a visa. Reacting to the furore, Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy said: “Humaari bewakoofi thi humne background check nahi kiya. Aur Canadians jo kehte hain... Read more
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BBC News
India's politicians aren't listening to womenby men. Yet at the national level there's no affirmative action despite a bill
BBC News / Posted yesterday
by men. Yet at the national level there's no affirmative action despite a bill passed by the upper house of parliament, or Rajya Sabha, in 2010 which has so far failed to be put to the vote. This means out of a total of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha,... Read more
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The Indian Express
Two AAP MLAs sent to jail, L-G tells Centre breakdown in Delhito implicate others in the case. “This is why courts do not accept a delay in l
The Indian Express / Posted yesterday
to implicate others in the case. “This is why courts do not accept a delay in lodging an FIR and an MLC,” he said. AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP, Sanjay Singh alleged that police were meting out step-motherly treatment to them and that this was a... Read more
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Left seeks JPC probe, TMC opposesRandeep Surjewala had on Saturday said that Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjuna K
asianage / Posted yesterday
Randeep Surjewala had on Saturday said that Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjuna Kharge, Leaders of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha respectively, have been assigned the task by the party’s steering committee to speak to all other... Read more
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Delhi Chief Secretary's medical report confirms injuries; finds bruises and swelling on his facehounded. Delhi Chief Secretary says he was beaten by AAP MLAs. There is no proo
dna / Posted 2 days ago
hounded. Delhi Chief Secretary says he was beaten by AAP MLAs. There is no proof that he was beaten," senior AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP said. The ruling party has alleged that "a number of false allegations have been levelled against the party... Read more
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No evidence of assault on Chief Secretary, AAP leaders being hounded: Sanjay Singharrested last night for questioning, Khan surrendered before the police on Wedn
dna / Posted 2 days ago
arrested last night for questioning, Khan surrendered before the police on Wednesday. Spaking to reporters AAP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh alleged excessive action against the party leaders in the past as well. "Nafrat iss hadd tak,... Read more
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asianage
BJP, Congress play ‘Shivaji politics’under BJP-Shiv Sena rule. Mr Kovind, who participated in the event organised b
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
under BJP-Shiv Sena rule. Mr Kovind, who participated in the event organised by the descendant of the Maratha king and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Sambhaji Raje Chhatrapati, described Shivaji as a “system builder”. Mr Kovind said Shivaji Maharaj’s lessons... Read more
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CM Manohar Parrikar likely to attend Goa Assembly's Budget session on Wednesday, says BJPsession to just four days. Parrikar is likely to attend the house on Wednesday
dna / Posted 4 days ago
session to just four days. Parrikar is likely to attend the house on Wednesday and Thursday, state BJP president and Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar said. Tendulkar said Parrikar was likely to fly down to Goa on Tuesday night and attend the... Read more
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Going back to Bangla roots? Trinamool may nominate Jaya Bachchan to Rajya Sabha from West BengalIndian Express, Trinamool Congress is likely to nominate the celebrated actor f
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Indian Express, Trinamool Congress is likely to nominate the celebrated actor from West Bengal for her fourth term in the Rajya Sabha. Jaya Bachchan’s third term is ending on April 3. Around 60 MPs will retire from the Upper House in April. With... Read more
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The Hindu
Karat’s remark sparks rift between DMK, CPIweeks after they began working together on issues concerning the people of the
The Hindu / Posted 4 days ago
weeks after they began working together on issues concerning the people of the State. Objecting to Mr. Karat’s remark, DMK Rajya Sabha MP Tiruchi N. Siva said, “It is shocking that Mr. Karat has made such a comment, especially after the party’s... Read more
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The Indian Express
Jaya Bachchan could be Mamata Banerjee’s Rajya Sabha nominee from West BengalFifty-eight MPs will retire from Rajya Sabha in April. The Trinamool Congress
The Indian Express / Posted 4 days ago
Fifty-eight MPs will retire from Rajya Sabha in April. The Trinamool Congress is likely to nominate actor and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Jaya Bachchan as its candidate from West Bengal to Rajya Sabha, sources said. Jaya Bachchan’s third term in the... Read more
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The Hindu
It’s cricket: ‘invest in, insure and immortalise’ athletestouched on India’s failure to “look after” some of its sporting heroes, somethi
The Hindu / Posted 5 days ago
touched on India’s failure to “look after” some of its sporting heroes, something he had first intended to raise in the Rajya Sabha (before his speech was disrupted) in December. “We’ve failed to look after many heroes. The great hockey player... Read more
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asianage
Factions in local BJP unit gun for party’s city chiefArmy and Samata Parishad have slammed the BJP for these remarks. Few young peop
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
Army and Samata Parishad have slammed the BJP for these remarks. Few young people also ransacked BJP’s office in Ahmednagar on Friday. BJP’s Rajya Sabha MP and descendant of Shivaji, Sambhajiraje Bhosale of Kolhapur also came out against Mr Chhind... Read more
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The Hindu
I LoU my Indiaall the three milestones necessary to become a public intellectual — a lucrativ
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
all the three milestones necessary to become a public intellectual — a lucrative contract with the government, a stint as a Rajya Sabha MP, and a palatial farmhouse in Chhattarpur — packed me off to a two-day Vipassana boot camp to recover. I am... Read more
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The Hindu
I am asking for justice for my State: Chandrababu Naiduwas done without consulting me, behind closed doors in Parliament with the live
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
was done without consulting me, behind closed doors in Parliament with the live broadcast suspended. After protests in the Rajya Sabha, the issue of special status and bridging the revenue deficit were addressed in the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation... Read more
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Gulf News
11 held for torturing women, labelling them witchesthe past four years after being accused of being witches. The shocking revelati
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
the past four years after being accused of being witches. The shocking revelation came when the home ministry informed the Rajya Sabha in December last year. Of them, 42 women were killed in the state 2017 itself, according to the... Read more
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Ayodhya dispute: Amarnath Mishra expelled for his remark on Salman NadviHe wanted to make another Masjid like Mecca in Ayodhya, and for that, he asked
dna / Posted 6 days ago
He wanted to make another Masjid like Mecca in Ayodhya, and for that, he asked for 200 acres of land, membership in the Rajya Sabha and Rs 1,000 crore," he claimed. Nadvi rebuffed Mishra's claims, saying that he did not know him at all. Nadvi... Read more
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Gulf News
These women were tortured and tonsured over witchcraft allegationsin the past four years over witchcraft allegations. The shocking revelation cam
Gulf News / Posted 6 days ago
in the past four years over witchcraft allegations. The shocking revelation came when the home ministry informed the Rajya Sabha in December last year. Of them, 42 women were killed in 2017 itself, according to the report.Authorities have... Read more
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Congress names two nominees for UP byelectionsBSP chief Mayawati may contest the Phulpur Lok Sabha election as a joint Opposi
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
BSP chief Mayawati may contest the Phulpur Lok Sabha election as a joint Opposition candidate. She had resigned from the Rajya Sabha last year alleging that she was not being allowed to speak. Congress insiders claimed early announcement of... Read more
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The Indian Express
Cauvery water dispute: 50 km from Bengaluru, relief in TN townbe able to save 10 TMC of water from the 192 TMC it had to release earlier to T
The Indian Express / Posted 6 days ago
be able to save 10 TMC of water from the 192 TMC it had to release earlier to Tamil Nadu every year,’’ Siddaramaiah said. Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar, who is associated with the BJP and the NDA, said the judgment “seems to be fair to... Read more
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Gulf News
Women tonsured over witchcraft allegationsin the past four years over witchcraft allegations. The shocking revelation cam
Gulf News / Posted 7 days ago
in the past four years over witchcraft allegations. The shocking revelation came when the home ministry informed the Rajya Sabha in December last year. Of them, 42 women were killed in 2017 itself, according to the report.Authorities have... Read more
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Cauvery verdict | Shock and disappointment in Tamil Nadu as Supreme Court reduces state’s water sharein some places in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts in Tamil Nadu over the redu
dna / Posted 7 days ago
in some places in Thanjavur and Tiruvarur districts in Tamil Nadu over the reduction of Cauvery water share. AIADMK Rajya Sabha MP A Navaneethakrishnan told reporters outside the Supreme Court that the verdict is a setback to Tamil Nadu... Read more
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Poll candidates must disclose their income source: Supreme Courtthe Supreme Court in September 2017. The petitioner had alleged substantial in
dna / Posted 7 days ago
the Supreme Court in September 2017. The petitioner had alleged substantial increase in assets of 26 Lok Sabha MPs, 11 Rajya Sabha MPs and 257 MLAs as reflected in election affidavits. The Income Tax Department would further investigate assets... Read more
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The Hindu
Reveal source of income: SC orders politiciansof politics. The hearings had seen the Centre give details of probe into the a
The Hindu / Posted 7 days ago
of politics. The hearings had seen the Centre give details of probe into the assets of 26 Lok Sabha MPs, 215 MLAs and two Rajya Sabha MPs in a sealed cover. In an affidavit, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had informed the court that 98... Read more
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Maulana Salman Nadvi now accused of striking Rs 5,000 cr deal on Ayodhyamember Maulana Salman Nadvi is now accused of striking a deal for settling Ayod
dna / Posted 7 days ago
member Maulana Salman Nadvi is now accused of striking a deal for settling Ayodhya land dispute for Rs 5,000 crore and a Rajya Sabha seat in lieu of surrendering the disputed land for the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The allegation was... Read more
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The Hindu
Should Supreme Court proceedings be live-streamed?for all to watch. Further, note that to promote transparency, live-streaming h
The Hindu / Posted 8 days ago
for all to watch. Further, note that to promote transparency, live-streaming has been allowed for both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings since 2004. Similarly, the recording of videos in the highest courts in Canada and Australia, as well... Read more
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Gulf News
Renuka Chowdhury: I am not a schoolgirl and don’t need anyone’s permission to laughin Industrial Psychology from Bangalore. • Entered politics as member of Telug
Gulf News / Posted 8 days ago
in Industrial Psychology from Bangalore. • Entered politics as member of Telugu Desam Party. Became member of Rajya Sabha for two consecutive terms – 1986-1998. • Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare in the H D Deve Gowda... Read more
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Delhi traders hold mega rally to protest against sealing driveGhanta Ghar where a public meeting was held and the traders put forth their dem
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
Ghanta Ghar where a public meeting was held and the traders put forth their demands. "The MPs from Delhi in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are keeping silent, perhaps they have forgotten that they are the elected representatives and many more elections... Read more
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The fight over Ram templesome politicians. Arguing for delaying the apex court’s verdict to after the 20
dna / Posted 8 days ago
some politicians. Arguing for delaying the apex court’s verdict to after the 2019 Lok Sabha election, senior advocate and Rajya Sabha Congress MP Kapil Sibal pleaded with the Supreme Court with folded hands for a long adjournment. The court... Read more
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AIMPLB cleric Nadvi demanded money, RS seat for masjid: Sri Sri's aideHe wanted to make another Masjid like Mecca in Ayodhya, and for that, he asked
asianage / Posted 8 days ago
He wanted to make another Masjid like Mecca in Ayodhya, and for that, he asked for 200 acres of land, membership in the Rajya Sabha and Rs 1,000 crore," he claimed. Nadvi rebuffed Mishra's claims, saying that he didn't know him at all. Nadvi... Read more
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Kolkata: Hindu organisation tries to convert Muslims in public meeting, later attacks journalistscrore for Madrasa education,” said Bhattacharya. He also said that state BJP l
dna / Posted 9 days ago
crore for Madrasa education,” said Bhattacharya. He also said that state BJP leaders too were doing the same thing. “BJP Rajya Sabha MP Roopa Ganguly visits Muslims who had been victims of state atrocities but never goes to Hindus who have been... Read more
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Central Chronicle
Uma reiterates to remain away from electoral politicsowing to health reasons, Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bhart
Central Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
owing to health reasons, Union Drinking Water and Sanitation Minister Uma Bharti today said that she will not even seek Rajya Sabha candidature. “Nonetheless, I would remain active in politics and continue to serve as a minister,” Ms Bharti,... Read more
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Won't fight polls for next 3 yrs to rejuvenate body, focus on health: Uma Bhartithe next three years," she said. The Union Minister for Drinking Water and San
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
the next three years," she said. The Union Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation said she would not even run for the Rajya Sabha, but would campaign for the party, if asked. The BJP lawmaker from Jhansi said she wants to work from "9 am to 5... Read more
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Rahul Gandhi says RSS agents control Modi ministersmore women in different fields including politics. “I want to bring more women
asianage / Posted 9 days ago
more women in different fields including politics. “I want to bring more women from panchayat bodies to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. I want to see more women MLAs, MPs and CMs. I will speak to my party CMs in different states in this regard. I’m... Read more
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The Hindu
FM continues tirade against Budgetover the government relaxing the fiscal deficit target. 12 questions Last wee
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
over the government relaxing the fiscal deficit target. 12 questions Last week, opening the debate on the Budget in the Rajya Sabha, the former Finance Minister had raised 12 questions concerning fiscal indiscipline, long term capital gains tax... Read more
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In every ministry of Modi govt, there is one RSS member working as OSD: Rahul Gandhiwomen in Parliament, Gandhi said "first thing I feel is important and I can do
dna / Posted 10 days ago
women in Parliament, Gandhi said "first thing I feel is important and I can do it in the Congress party and I will do it in the Congress party, is to bring more and more ladies into the political system, into the Vidhan Sabha, into the Rajya Sa... Read more
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Acquired from scrap, restored Dakota which played a crucial role in Indo-Pak War to join IAF fleetrestoration in the UK, will join the vintage fleet at the Hindon Air Base in Ut
dna / Posted 10 days ago
restoration in the UK, will join the vintage fleet at the Hindon Air Base in Uttar Pradesh. The aircraft is a gift from Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar to the India Air Force, and at a function held here today, the Bengaluru lawmaker... Read more
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On Ramayan (2008 TV series) Wikipedia page, Renuka Chowdhury is listed as ShurpanakhaCast section on the page. Last week, while replying to a debate on the motion
dna / Posted 10 days ago
Cast section on the page. Last week, while replying to a debate on the motion of thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha, Modi had claimed the concept of Aadhaar was mooted in 1998 by the then home minister L K Advani, who spoke about... Read more
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Knew from very beginning Grand Alliance will not last, says Nitish Kumartrying to justify his actions by such utterances," Yadav told a TV news channel
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
trying to justify his actions by such utterances," Yadav told a TV news channel in Delhi. Yadav was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha a couple of months ago, following an application by the JD(U), which had held that the former party president's... Read more
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Cong posts video citing ‘misogynistic’ attitude in BJP, called back ‘B-grade production house’Close on the heels of a row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks trigger
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
Close on the heels of a row over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks triggered by Renuka Chowdhury’s laughter in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress on Monday posted a video accusing the BJP and its leaders of harbouring a “misogynistic”... Read more
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ED questions Lalu Prasad’s son-in-law in IRCTC scamalleged tainted assets involving a firm, Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Lt
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
alleged tainted assets involving a firm, Ms Mishail Packers and Printers Pvt Ltd. This firm is said to be linked to Misa, a Rajya Sabha MP of the Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD), and Shailesh Kumar. A charge sheet in the case has been filed before a court... Read more
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The Hindu
Army was insulted, says Rahulhas put a question mark on our armed forces’ capability and courage,” said Mr.
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
has put a question mark on our armed forces’ capability and courage,” said Mr. Sharma, Deputy Leader of the Congress in the Rajya Sabha.‘No role for militia’ Stating that private militia had no role in mature democracies such as India, Mr. Sharma... Read more
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Knew from very beginning alliance with Lalu Prasad's RJD will not last: Nitish Kumartrying to justify his actions by such utterances," Yadav told a TV news channel
dna / Posted 11 days ago
trying to justify his actions by such utterances," Yadav told a TV news channel in Delhi. Yadav was disqualified from the Rajya Sabha a couple of months ago, following an application by the JD(U), which had held that the former party president's... Read more
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