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Rajnath dares Opposition to name its PM candidate

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday dared the Opposition to name its prime ministerial candidate if it was sure of victory in the Lok Sabha polls, even as he asserted that his party will win more seats than it did in 2014. With only the last phase of the polls to go for 59 …

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Centre extends ban on LTTE for five more years

New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday extended for five more years the ban on the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, a terror group that was behind the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The ban has been extended under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, a notification issued by the Union Home ministry stated. India had banned the …

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Kamal’s ‘Hindu extremist’ remark stokes controversy

PTI Aravakurichi/New Delhi Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has said independent India’s first “extremist was a Hindu” – Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, stoking a controversy, with the BJP on Monday asserting that an  “assassin” is very different from a terrorist. The BJP also accused the Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder of indulging in “divisive politics” and following the Congress and Communists …

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Rahul wants action against those involved in 1984 riots

PTI Khanna/Hoshiarpur Facing a mounting attack from the BJP, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said those involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots should be punished, even as he again rebuked his party leader Sam Pitroda, saying he should be “ashamed” of his remarks on the tragic event. Addressing a poll rally in Hoshiarpur, Gandhi said that what happened in 1984 …

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Mayawati unfit for public life, says BJP after her personal remarks against Modi

PTI Gorakhpur Unleashing a flurry of personal attacks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati alleged that he “abandoned his innocent wife for political gains,” drawing angry reaction from the BJP which called her “unfit for public life.” Mayawati also alleged that women in the BJP are scared of their husbands meeting the PM fearing they …

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Congress has problem with patriotism, not abusing me: PM

IANS Madhya Pradesh Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Congress saying that the party had a problem saying “Bharat Mata ki jai” but found pleasure in abusing him. He said that the country will now decide whether it would be run by “desh bhakti” (patriotism) or by “gaali bhakti” (abuse). Modi was addressing a rally here for the …

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63% turnout in sixth phase of LS polls

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Bharati Ghosh was attacked in West Bengal and a poll officer was allegedly beaten up by an MLA of the saffron party in Uttar Pradesh during the Lok Sabha polls’ sixth and penultimate phase on Sunday in which over 63 per cent turnout was recorded in 59 seats across six states and the national …

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Digvijay skips voting in Rajgarh, tracks Bhopal polls

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his ballot in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is over 130 km away from the state capital Bhopal where he is locked in a keen contest with BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur.

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All corrupts have united due to fear of jail: Yogi

Varanasi: In his second campaigning here in past three days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has blamed the Opposition parties for underdevelopment of state and alleged that they formed an alliance due to fear of jail.

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