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Business Standard India
Farmers demand total debt waiver, remunerative crop pricesby them will be placed in Parliament as private members’ Bills by Lok Sabha mem
Business Standard India / Posted 7 hours ago
by them will be placed in Parliament as private members’ Bills by Lok Sabha member Raju Shetty of the Swabhimani Paksha and Rajya Sabha member K K Ragesh of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). “We will seek the support of other political parties... Read more
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Business Standard India
Ram Temple dispute will be decided by court alone: Subramanian Swamywould be decided by the court alone, and exuded confidence that the constructio
Business Standard India / Posted 7 hours ago
would be decided by the court alone, and exuded confidence that the construction work would commence next year. The Rajya Sabha member said Art of Living Foundation head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's effort to find an amicable solution to the... Read more
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Ram Temple dispute to be decided by court alone: BJP leader Subramanian Swamywould be decided by the court alone, and exuded confidence that the constructio
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would be decided by the court alone, and exuded confidence that the construction work would commence next year. The Rajya Sabha member said Art of Living Foundation head Sri Sri Ravi Shankar's effort to find an amicable solution to the... Read more
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Business Standard India
In Delhi, farmers demand total debt waiver and remunerative crop pricesby them will be placed in Parliament as private member's bills by Lok Sabha mem
Business Standard India / Posted 13 hours ago
by them will be placed in Parliament as private member's bills by Lok Sabha member Raju Shetty of the Swabhimani Paksha and Rajya Sabha member K K Ragesh of the CPI(M). "We will also seek the support of other political parties to ensure that these... Read more
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asianage
Click pics of illegally parked cars; get rewarded: Nitin Gadkarito usher in far- reaching reforms in the transport sector, was in August referr
asianage / Posted 14 hours ago
to usher in far- reaching reforms in the transport sector, was in August referred to a 24-member Select Committee of the Rajya Sabha. The committee will have to submit its report to the Rajya Sabha by the first day of the next session "without... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi: Politician from the grassroots who mastered Parliament’s rules“Don’t go to Pranab da (Mukherjee). He won’t give you news.” Mukherjee was then
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 15 hours ago
“Don’t go to Pranab da (Mukherjee). He won’t give you news.” Mukherjee was then the deputy leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha. Friendly as he was, Dasmunsi was also a consummate politician. He would go through parliamentary records and... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Dadabhai Naoroji to Nehru; Indira to Sonia: Profiles of Congress presidents1950 and a member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution. Ta
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 21 hours ago
1950 and a member of the Constituent Assembly that drafted the Constitution. Tandon was also elected to the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and was given the Bharat Ratna award in 1961. Indira Gandhi, a powerful prime minister who was assassinated by... Read more
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Gujarat elections: NCP, Congress seat sharing talk fizzle out, unlikely to make alliancesaid senior NCP leader requested anonymity. Congress leader from Gujarat told
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said senior NCP leader requested anonymity. Congress leader from Gujarat told DNA that they no more trust NCP. “During Rajya Sabha elections, NCP’s one of the MLA did not vote to Ahmad Patel despite our alliance and assurance from Pawar. Giving... Read more
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India in the global matrix: We must deepen bilateral relations with Japan and the USto leverage its relationships both with the democratic world and in and around
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to leverage its relationships both with the democratic world and in and around our neighbourhood to protect our self-interest. The author is a member of the Rajya Sabha, and a senior Indian National Congress leader. Views expressed are p... Read more
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asianage
Modi Vs 29 should be 2019 electoral strategy: Derek O’Briento win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as BJP cannot win on any competence quotient”,
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to win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as BJP cannot win on any competence quotient”, he said. The leader of the TMC in the Rajya Sabha has set up a “common constructive agenda” for opposition unity. “The BJP is trying to use this ten-letter word,... Read more
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Dr Subhash Chandra hails 'only party that talks of kartavya'Addressing sco-res of fans and followers, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra on
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Addressing sco-res of fans and followers, Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra on Sunday said that if people focus on their duties and ensure fulfilling them, then there's no one who can deprive them of their rights. A multitude had gathered in Meerut... Read more
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asianage
Chidambaram warns NDA government of corruption tagwilling to accept that he or she is guilty,” the former minister said. Touchin
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willing to accept that he or she is guilty,” the former minister said. Touching upon the issue of corruption, the Congress Rajya Sabha member said the prime reasons for major graft “are greed as against the need for funding elections”. “In the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Mukul Roy’s exit won’t affect Trinamool: Derek O’Brienthe prime challenge for the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal — the stat
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
the prime challenge for the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal — the state with 42 Lok Sabha seats. O’Brien is the Rajya Sabha floor leader of Trinamool Congress, virtually the largest party in the Parliament after the BJP and the Congress,... Read more
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TMC MP Derek O'Brien proposes formula to take on Modi might in 2019-- to win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as BJP cannot win on any competence quotient
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-- to win the 2019 Lok Sabha polls as BJP cannot win on any competence quotient", he said. The leader of the TMC in the Rajya Sabha has set up a "common constructive agenda" for opposition unity. "The BJP is trying to use this ten-letter word,... Read more
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asianage
BJP Govt also to suffer same fate as UPA 2, Chidambaram warnsI think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country." Touchin
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I think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country." Touching upon the issue of corruption, the Congress Rajya Sabha member said the main reasons for major graft "are greed as against the need for funding elections". "In the case... Read more
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PM Modi remembers Indira Gandhi on birth centenary1964. She was elected Congress President in 1959. Upon her father's death in 1
dna / Posted 2 days ago
1964. She was elected Congress President in 1959. Upon her father's death in 1964, she was appointed as a member of the Rajya Sabha (upper house) and became a member of Lal Bahadur Shastri's cabinet as Minister of Information and... Read more
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'Not wishing, but it will happen' - Modi govt likely to get UPA 2-like corruption tag: ChidambaramI think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country." Touchin
dna / Posted 2 days ago
I think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country." Touching upon the issue of corruption, the Congress Rajya Sabha member said the main reasons for major graft "are greed as against the need for funding elections". "In the case... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Modi government likely to get corruption tag as UPA II by the end of tenure: ChidambaramI think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country.” Touchin
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
I think is wrong, as it will destroy the rule of law in this country.” Touching upon the issue of corruption, the Congress Rajya Sabha member said the main reasons for major graft “are greed as against the need for funding elections”. “In the case... Read more
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asianage
Sasikala ’s family responsible for raids: Tamil Nadu CMbeen searched. Only some people are responsible for this”, the chief minister s
asianage / Posted 2 days ago
been searched. Only some people are responsible for this”, the chief minister said. Except for Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai and Rajya Sabha MP V. Maitreyan who appeared to criticise the raids indirectly, the EPS-OPS camp spoke in one vo... Read more
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The Indian Express
Transgender rights: House panel proposed, govt rejectsbecome the first private member’s Bill to be passed by the House in 45 years. I
The Indian Express / Posted 2 days ago
become the first private member’s Bill to be passed by the House in 45 years. It was after the passage of his Bill in the Rajya Sabha that the government said that it would table its own version of the Bill, which it did in the Lower House in... Read more
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Business Standard India
T raids on Jaya's home: Dhinakaran accuses Palaniswami govt of betrayalcommented that Jayalalithaa’s residence is a temple and any attempt to disgrace
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
commented that Jayalalithaa’s residence is a temple and any attempt to disgrace it will not be tolerated. OPS supporter and Rajya Sabha MP V Maitreyan also condemned the act. Fisheries Minister Jayakumar put the blame for the raid on Sasikala,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Manmohan Singh chosen for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and DevelopmentRao government, where he piloted the 1991 economic liberalisation programme. He
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
Rao government, where he piloted the 1991 economic liberalisation programme. He was leader of the opposition in the Rajya Sabha between 1998 and 2004, and became Prime Minister when the United Progressive Alliance formed the government in... Read more
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Gulf News
Kerala gets tough on tax-evading luxury car ownersagreement is also made in the name of the vehicle owner.After the media highlig
Gulf News / Posted 2 days ago
agreement is also made in the name of the vehicle owner.After the media highlighted the issue, the name of actor-turned-BJP Rajya Sabha member Suresh Gopi also surfaced in connection with alleged evasion. Officials said they are working to round up... Read more
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The Hindu
Will continue fight for ‘arrow’ symbol: Sharad YadavAfter losing the battle to claim the “arrow” symbol from the Nitish Kumar facti
The Hindu / Posted 2 days ago
After losing the battle to claim the “arrow” symbol from the Nitish Kumar faction of the Janata Dal (U), senior Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav said that his faction will fight the Gujarat polls under the symbol “autorickshaw” currently assigned to... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Sharad Yadav questions EC decision on JD-U symbol, vows to fight onSenior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 2 days ago
Senior socialist leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav on Saturday questioned the Election Commission’s decision to grant the “Arrow” symbol to the Nitish Kumar-led faction of Janata Dal-United and vowed to fight it both legally and... Read more
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Central Chronicle
16 new faces in first BJP list of 70 candidateswas denied the party ticket. All the five Congress legislators who had switche
Central Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
was denied the party ticket. All the five Congress legislators who had switched loyalty and joined the BJP just before the Rajya Sabha polls recently were obliged by the BJP. All these five legislators will fight from the constituencies they... Read more
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Central Chronicle
EC rules Nitish’s is real JD(U)national council members. Moreover, Nitish Kumar led faction filed affidavits
Central Chronicle / Posted 2 days ago
national council members. Moreover, Nitish Kumar led faction filed affidavits of two of its Lok Sabha MPs, seven out of 10 Rajya Sabha MPs and all 71 MLAs of the party in the Bihar Assembly and 30 MLCs of the party in Bihar Legislative... Read more
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MSEDCL clarifies, says no wrongdoingand C-204 are also legal. We all know that Mrs Anjali Tendulkar is wife of the
dna / Posted 3 days ago
and C-204 are also legal. We all know that Mrs Anjali Tendulkar is wife of the very icon of the sports world, celebrity and Rajya Sabha MP Mr Sachin Tendulkar. No questions should arise when Mrs Tendulkar has been issued power connections in a... Read more
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The Hindu
Gujarat polls: Congress still in talks, list may take a day or twoGujarat party leader Chotu Bhai Vasava who had gone against the party line to v
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
Gujarat party leader Chotu Bhai Vasava who had gone against the party line to vote for Congress’s Ahmed Patel in the August Rajya Sabha polls. Banking on many groups Despite differences with Sharad Pawar’s National Congress Party (NCP), the... Read more
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The Hindu
BJP releases first list of candidates for Gujarat pollslegislators. Congress legislators like Raghavji Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, C
The Hindu / Posted 3 days ago
legislators. Congress legislators like Raghavji Patel, Dharmendrasinh Jadeja, C.K. Raolji, Mansinh Chauhan and Ramsinh Parmar — all of whom joined the party during the Rajya Sabha polls — have also been fielded. (With inputs from Mah... Read more
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JD-U to contest 12 seats in Gujarat, no tie-up with BJPVasava. Mr Vasava has joined ranks with rebel leader Sharad Yadav and had voted
asianage / Posted 4 days ago
Vasava. Mr Vasava has joined ranks with rebel leader Sharad Yadav and had voted in favour of Congress’s Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha polls. The JD(U) has been strong in the entire tribal belt of the state which stretches upto as far as Bhanswara... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Padmavati: UP govt says film’s release can cause law and order problem, Karni Sena gives bandh callreleased. Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami, member of erstwhile Udaipur royal
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 5 days ago
released. Rajasthan BJP chief Ashok Parnami, member of erstwhile Udaipur royal family Laksyaraj Singh Mewar and Congress’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh were among others who said that no effort to distort historic facts would be tolerated. Nagpur:... Read more
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Ahmed Patel saviour Chhotubhai Vasava puts Congress in bindthe tribal JD-U MLA from Jhagadia who tilted the fortunes in favour of Congress
dna / Posted 5 days ago
the tribal JD-U MLA from Jhagadia who tilted the fortunes in favour of Congress leader Ahmed Patel for hotly contested Rajya Sabha seat in Gujarat, has started flexing his muscles. The firebrand leader from the Bhil community, made the acting... Read more
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Business Standard India
Govt to consider Baswan panel's report on age limit for civil service examsand age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC," Minister of State
Business Standard India / Posted 5 days ago
and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had told Rajya Sabha in a written reply in November last year. In a related development, the UPSC has fixed a seven-day time frame... Read more
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asianage
Shatrughan, Yashwant Sinha have crossed party limits, should quit: BJP leaderrightly demand he quit for the hardships caused and also felt that he is a "bur
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
rightly demand he quit for the hardships caused and also felt that he is a "burden" on the people of Gujarat. Jaitley is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, a Lok Sabha member, said recently that the BJP... Read more
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dna
Govt considering Baswan panel report on age-limit in civil services examand age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC," Minister of State
dna / Posted 5 days ago
and age limit are presently under consideration of the UPSC," Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh had told Rajya Sabha in a written reply in November last year. In a related development, the UPSC has fixed a seven-day time frame for... Read more
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dna
Attack on media: Congress workers bash Zee News journalists in Gujarat, senior leaders stay mumor even condemn the violence meted out by their party workers to journalists an
dna / Posted 5 days ago
or even condemn the violence meted out by their party workers to journalists and others simply doing their job. Party Rajya Sabha MP Renuka Chowdhury said she wasn't aware of the incident. Commenting on Hardik's tape, she said the PAAS leader... Read more
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TN governor discusses development work in Coimbatore; opposition calls it interference by Centreadministration, he should ask the Edappadi K Palanisami government to prove his
dna / Posted 5 days ago
administration, he should ask the Edappadi K Palanisami government to prove his majority in the floor of the House. DMK’s Rajya Sabha MP and organizing secretary RS Bharathi accused the Modi government of trying to play a dirty game using Governor... Read more
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Kerala Transport Minister resigns over land encroachment chargesfor a parking lot for the resort. The Congress party in Kerala was put in an e
asianage / Posted 5 days ago
for a parking lot for the resort. The Congress party in Kerala was put in an embarrassing spot after the party's senior Rajya Sabha member Vivek Tankha, a former Additional Solicitor General of India, appeared as counsel for Chandy. Chandy had... Read more
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People can ask FM to quit over GST failure: Yashwant Sinharightly demand he quit for the hardships caused and also felt he is a “burden”
asianage / Posted 6 days ago
rightly demand he quit for the hardships caused and also felt he is a “burden” on the people of Gujarat. Mr Jaitley is a Rajya Sabha member from Gujarat. Mr Sinha, who has been criticising the Modi government’s economic policies, during an... Read more
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The Hindu
Kamal Haasan, Rajini to get AP govt’s NTR National Film AwardTelugu film directors, Trivikram Srinivas and Boyapati Srinivas will get the aw
The Hindu / Posted 6 days ago
Telugu film directors, Trivikram Srinivas and Boyapati Srinivas will get the award for 2015 and 2016. Megastar and Rajya Sabha member K. Chiranjeevi and former Union Minister U. Krishnam Raju will be bestowed with the Raghupati Venkaiah... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Aam Aadmi Party divided over giving Rajya Sabha tickets to outsidersis largely divided over national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to field p
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 7 days ago
is largely divided over national convenor Arvind Kejriwal’s proposal to field prominent outsiders in the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. “We are yet to take a final call on the proposal,” said senior leader Gopal Rai. Rai, the Delhi and... Read more
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AAP yet to decide to nominate leaders or outsiders for Rajya Sabha seatsAadmi Party (AAP) is still exploring whether to nominate its leaders or eminent
dna / Posted 7 days ago
Aadmi Party (AAP) is still exploring whether to nominate its leaders or eminent people from various walks of life in the Rajya Sabha election from Delhi early next year, senior leader Gopal Rai has said. Rai said the party was "yet to take a... Read more
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dna
ASEAN summit: India pushes for new 'Great Game'; China says talks shouldn’t hit third party's interest(GPS) to fine-tune and strategise on cooperation. Chaired by Japan's ruling par
dna / Posted 8 days ago
(GPS) to fine-tune and strategise on cooperation. Chaired by Japan's ruling party chief Toshihiro Nikai and co-chaired by Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra, GPS will provide alternative developmental models to countries in the Indo-Pacific region... Read more
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Business Standard India
Congress daydreaming about 2019 prospects: Vinay SahasrabuddheBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President and Rajya Sabha member Vin
Business Standard India / Posted 9 days ago
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Vice-President and Rajya Sabha member Vinay Sahasrabuddhe tells Sunil Gatade that despite being put to inconvenience, India is with his party. Now, unfortunately, the Opposition is out to bring a bad name to... Read more
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Gujarat elections 2017: BJP fields Ram Vilas Paswan for its 'Dalit outreach' to take on Jignesh Mevanithe BJP has also roped in its own Dalit leaders. Minister of Social Justice and
dna / Posted 9 days ago
the BJP has also roped in its own Dalit leaders. Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, who is a Rajya Sabha MP from Madhya Pradesh and Minister of State for Water Resources Arjun Ram Meghwal, MP from Bikaner in Rajasthan... Read more
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asianage
Gujarat: Rahul Gandhi will woo Patels in fourth visitcandidates for Gujarat polls. Insiders claim that all Gujarat Congress MLAs, wh
asianage / Posted 10 days ago
candidates for Gujarat polls. Insiders claim that all Gujarat Congress MLAs, who voted for the party during the Rajya Sabha polls would be repeated. Sources indicated Congress’ Central Election Committee on Friday cleared the names of 70... Read more
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Global summit on Indo-Pacific developmentStates and Japan. Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party secretary general To
dna / Posted 10 days ago
States and Japan. Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party secretary general Toshihiro Nikai is set to chair GPS while Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subhash Chandra will co-chair the talks. It will aim to provide an Alternative Development Model for... Read more
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The Hindu
BJP will win in Gujarat: Pre-poll surveywith over a dozen senior legislators led by leader of the Opposition Shankersin
The Hindu / Posted 10 days ago
with over a dozen senior legislators led by leader of the Opposition Shankersinh Vaghela leaving the party in middle of the Rajya Sabha poll, in which party veteran Ahmed Patel barely managed to scrap through. However, in less than three months,... Read more
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Mukul Roy blasts Mamata's nephew in first speech, claims company which sponsored U-17 WC run by nephew AbhishekOn his first public meeting as BJP leader, former TMC second-in-command and ex-
dna / Posted 10 days ago
On his first public meeting as BJP leader, former TMC second-in-command and ex-Rajya Sabha member Mukul Roy tore into TMC alleging the much talked about ‘Biswa Bangla’ was actually a business entity owned by TMC MP and Chief Minister Mamata... Read more
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