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Andhra boost for BJP as TDP returns to fold after 10 years

In the works for weeks, negotiations between BJP and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) finally fructified on Sunday with Chandrababu Naidu announcing a pre-election agreement with the saffron party and rejoining the National Democratic Alliance after a gap of 10 years. ...

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Sri Lanka break finals jinx, thrash India to win World T20 title

The finals hoodoo has been broken. Sri Lankan supporters can finally smile. Their golden generation of cricketers, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara, Tillakaratne Dilshan and captain for the last three matches Lasith Malinga have something to show for their efforts. After ...

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Amit Shah booked for his ‘revenge’ remark as EC asks for tapes of his speech

Narendra Modi’s key associate Amit Shah has been booked on Sunday by the Bijnore district administration for allegedly inciting the public by a controversial “revenge” remark during a speech in Uttar Pradesh. “A case has been lodged under various sections ...

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BJP manifesto to stick to Hindutva issues but leave room for negotiations

BJP’s manifesto for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections is expected to reiterate its commitment to Hindutva issues relating to the demand for a Ram temple at Ayodhya, uniform civil code and Article 370 as articulated in its 2009 manifesto. The ...

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Devyani Khobragade issue not closed yet, India tells US

Ignoring the US viewpoint, India has refused to consider the Devyani Khobragade episode as “closed”, saying there are “residual” issues which need to be addressed. Foreign secretary Sujatha Singh said India has made its expectations clear to the US on ...

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TDP back in NDA, joins hands with BJP for LS, assembly polls

BJP and TDP on Sunday formally announced electoral alliance for the upcoming polls in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana amid reports of protests by the cadres of both parties who are opposed to the alliance. Akali Dal MP Naresh Gujral, who ...

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Bar Council of India chairman comes out in support of Modi

Bar Council of India chairman Manan Kumar Mishra on Saturday came out openly in support of BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, underscoring the need for “a stable government and a strong leadership for stemming the rot” that has seeped ...

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Live webcasting at 40 UP polling stations

Live webcasting will take place at 40 sensitive polling stations across Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said on Saturday. A technical team under an assistant returning officer in all the districts will have district information technology officers from the National ...

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Bigger role for Priyanka Gandhi? Congress leader’s remarks spark buzz

In perhaps the strongest push yet for bringing Priyanka Gandhi to the forefront of the Congress, senior party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi has said that Rajiv Gandhi spoke to him about his daughter’s political aptitude way back in 1990. While ...

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