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Madhya Pradesh Governor asks Speaker to conduct floor test on Monday

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon has directed assembly Speaker Narmada Prasad Prajapati to hold a floor test tomorrow, days after 22 Congress MLAs resigned putting the Kamal Nath government in danger. “The Madhya Pradesh Assembly’s session will commence at 16 March, 2020 at 11 am, and after my address to the assembly, the first work […]

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Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joins BJP

Jyotiraditya Scindia formally joined the BJP a day after resigning from the Congress Party. Mr Scindia spent 18 years in the Congress, describing the party today, he said that the Congress was “no longer the party it used to be”. “I consider myself lucky that I have got a platform to serve the nation. I […]

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Modi Govt suspends 7 unruly MPs who demand discussion over Delhi’s religious riots

Seven Congress MPs have been suspended from the rest of the budget session for creating ruckus in the parliament for the last three days for demanding a discussion on last week’s violence in Delhi. The Speaker may also accept the government’s call to form a committee and examine their conduct for possible disqualification. “Snatching papers […]

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IITian Arvind Kejriwal wins 88.57% seats in Delhi Assembly elections

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party surged to power in Delhi for a third term today, boosted by a massive mandate of 62 seats, about five seats lower than its record 67 seats of 2015. “I love you Delhi,” Arvind Kejriwal said from the new party office, predicting the beginning of a “new kind of politics” […]

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Delhi Assembly Elections On February 8, Results On February 11

The Chief Election Commissioner, Sunil Arora announced that the Delhi Assembly elections would be held on February 8 and counting will take place on February 11. Arora added that the Election Commission (EC) was committed to “fair polls” and said 13,000 polling stations would be set up and nearly 90,000 officials would be deployed to […]

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Modi’s state lawmaker threatens India’s minorities

Karnataka BJP MLA, Somashekar Reddy, threatened anti-CAA protesters and minorities in India in highly inflammatory remarks at a gathering in Bellary, where he asked demonstrators to consider what will happen if people of the majority community come out on streets against them. “We are 80 percent (Hindus) and you are just 17 percent (Muslims). Imagine […]

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Congress booklet on Savarkar kicks off controversy

The All India Congress Seva Dal stocked a controversy with a booklet in which it claimed that the freedom fighter and Hindu Mahasabha co-founder Vinayak Damodar Savarkar was in a “homosexual relationship” with Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse. The book titled ‘Veer Savarkar Kitne Veer?’ which translates to Veer Savarkar, How Brave? was distributed among […]

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Woman Shiv Sena worker overturns ink bottle on man for criticising Uddhav Thackeray

A woman Shiv Sena worker poured ink over a man in Beed district of Maharashtra after he criticised Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on social media. The man had used the words “nalayak” (unworthy) and “udhvast” (destroyed) in his Facebook post. #WATCH Maharashtra: Ink poured on a man reportedly by a woman Shiv Sena worker, […]

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JMM-Congress-RJD evict BJP out of power in Jharkhand Assembly elections

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha-led three-party alliance outplayed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Jharkhand Assembly election results 2019. The Jharkhand Assembly election results were declared on Monday and the alliance — JMM-Congress-RJD — registered a landslide victory bagging 47 seats in the 81-member Jharkhand Assembly. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had a clear majority […]

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BJP MLAs stage protests against Yogi government inside UP assembly

Over 100 Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs sat on an unprecedented dharna (protest) inside the Uttar Pradesh assembly along with opposition members. They accused the Yogi Government of harassing a ruling party lawmaker. While the Assembly session was underway BJP MLA from Loni constituency Nand Kishor Gurjar stood up to speak and alleged harassment by […]

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Maharashtra cabinet portfolios finally announced

Days after suspense the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government-led by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced its cabinet portfolios. The Shiv Sena retained key portfolios of Home Ministry as well as Urban Development. The Sena will also keep Industry and Environment with itself. NCP, which is the second-largest party in the alliance, has got Rural […]

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BJP sweeps Karnataka bypolls, Congress accepts defeat

As the counting of votes are underway the ruling BJP is heading to sweep the bypolls after it was leading in 12 out of 15 Assembly constituencies. Initial trends showed the Congress ahead in two seats, while independent candidate was maintaining lead in Hoskote. The by-elections are considered a litmus test for four-month-old B S […]