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Lok Sabha polls: AAP admits it is badly stretched


The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leadership has admitted that it has spread itself too thin in this Lok Sabha election and that might affect its performance. This admission by party’s political affairs committee member Prashant Bhushan comes soon after Arvind ...

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Modi effect: 2,000-odd RSS shakhas sprout in 3 months


For the last three months, Ravi Tewari, a 22-year-old engineering student, has been waking up at 5am, putting on his white shirt and khaki shorts and rushing to a nearby park for the morning shakha of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ...

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Sonia weakened Manmohan Singh, created parallel power structure


In a book that has sent ripples across the political establishment for its timing, Sanjaya Baru, media adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in his first term, has said that Congress president Sonia Gandhi slowly chipped away at the authority ...

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EC bans rallies by Azam Khan, Amit Shah; tells UP govt to initiate criminal proceedings against them


Taking serious note of the communally-charged campaign speeches by Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and BJP general secretary Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh, the Election Commission has directed the state administration to withhold permission for all public meetings to be ...

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Over 3,600 cases of sexual violence in Congo: UN


More than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels, according to a UN report released on Wednesday. The ...

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No one can revoke Article 370: Mufti Mohammad Sayeed


Peoples Democratic Party patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Wednesday said no government at the Centre can revoke Article 370 and the special position of Jammu & Kashmir within the country is non-negotiable. “Whichever government comes (at the Centre), the special ...

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Jashodaben is my wife, Narendra Modi admits under oath


Married at 17 to a bride about his age, BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi has admitted for the first time under oath that he has a wife. In his nomination form for the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, which he filed ...

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Sonia snubs US court, says won’t give passport copy


Sonia Gandhi has declined to provide a copy of her passport to a US court as documentary evidence in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, citing refusal by the Indian government on grounds of personal security and confidentiality. US district judge ...

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