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    Delhi: Environment Minister Imran Hussain slaps defamation notice on BJP legislators, rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra

    New Delhi: Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain has slapped legal notices on BJP legislators Vijender Gupta and Manjinder Singh Sirsa and rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra for allegedly levelling false allegations against him over the tree felling issue. The identical legal notice from Hussain alleged that the three MLAs held a protest on June 27 where posters and banners were displayed charging “corruption” by the minister.

  • Nanar complex will be Konkan farmers’ ‘genocide’: Shiv Sena warns BJP

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Friday warned that the upcoming Nanar refinery-petrochemicals complex in Maharashtra’s Ratnagiri would prove to be “a poisonous gas chamber and lead to a genocide of the Konkan farmers”, one akin to Hitler’s mass-execution of the Jews.

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    Mumbai Plastic Ban: NCP accuses BJP of imposing ban to fill coffers for polls

    Mumbai: The Nationalist Congress Party has accused the Maharashtra government of banning those items that have long term usage while allowing non-recyclable materials to be used. “The plastic ban imposed by the government seems more like plans to fill the party coffers or for settling scores, instead of protecting the environment,” accused Nawab Malik, national spokesperson for Nationalist Congress Party.

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    Mumbai: Writer Vinay Hardikar attacks BJP for anti-Emergency tirade

    Mumbai: Writer and activist Vinay Hardikar on Thursday attacked the BJP for its criticism of the Emergency. Hardikar, who himself had spent a couple of months behind bars for opposing the clampdown in 1975, sought to know whether democracy existed in the BJP.
    “Where was (Prime Minister) Narendra Modi during the Emergency? What was his contribution to the restoration of democracy? Was he detained? Did he court arrest by offering Satyagraha or any

  • Congress red flag on govt bid to scrap UGC

     New Delhi : The Congress on Thursday raised a red flag on the government’s bid to wipe out the University Grants Commission (UGC) and instead set up a new regulator called Higher Education Commission of India (HECI).

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    Save Bengal, then work on anti-BJP alliance: Amit Shah to Mamata Banerjee

    Purulia, Ridiculing Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee’s efforts to cobble up an anti-BJP alliance for next year’s general elections, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday said she should first concentrate on West Bengal as the ground was slipping from under her feet. “Now, Mamata Banerjee is trying to cobble up a grand alliance. She is trying to bring together people across the country. I want to tell her, Mamata

  • RSS, Jana Sangh were not foremost fighters of Emergency: CPI-M

    New Delhi: The BJP seeks to project the RSS and the Jana Sangh as the foremost fighters against Emergency but this amounts to economising with the truth, the CPI-M has said. “While it is true that a large number of RSS leaders and workers were put in jail (during Emergency), it is also a fact that a number of them tendered apologies and declared support for the 20-point programme of the Indira

  • Emergency vs the ‘Undeclared’ one

    The spike-studded Emergency boot is now on the other foot, or so the Lutyen’s intelligentsia would have the Indian electorate believe. At this very moment, we are told, a ‘maha-Emergency’ is in force. Democratic insitutions are being insidiously subverted and the Constitution given the go-by.

  • Vijay Mallya has no change of heart, law is catching up: BJP

    New Delhi: The BJP on Wednesday said Vijay Mallya has had no change of heart and he was not willing to clear his loans as the law was catching up with the fugitive liquor baron. “This is not a change of heart that he wants to repay the money (to banks) but the fact is that the law is catching up with those who felt entitled to play with the law,” spokesperson Sambit

  • Jammu and Kashmir: Police Officer goes missing with rifle, search operation underway

    Pampore: A Special Police Officer (SPO) on Wednesday went missing here in Pampore district. The officer reportedly left Pampore police station with an AK-47 rifle along with him. Currently, a search operation is underway for the SPO. Since few weeks, the Valley has been witnessing a huge spurt in terror activity.

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    Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana keen to join hands with Shiv Sena if it quits NDA

    Mumbai: Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana leader Raju Shetti today said his outfit is keen on joining hands with the Shiv Sena if it quits the NDA government at the Centre and the BJP-led dispensation in Maharashtra. The Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana, headed by Shetti, had last year pulled out of the NDA and the ‘Mahayuti’ (grand alliance) in Maharashtra, accusing the central government of failing to honour its promises made to farmers.

  • Peace never got a chance

    With focus shifting to the 2019 general elections less than a year away, the PDP-BJP alliance coming a cropper in the sensitive border state of Jammu and Kashmir on June 20 was only waiting to happen.

  • There is leverage to Congress appeal in Jammu

    As Jammu and Kashmir settles down to a new routine of Governor’s rule with the Mehbooba Mufti government having collapsed following withdrawal of support to the People’s Democratic Front-BJP coalition, a few surmises can safely be made for the future.

  • Sambit Patra and Owaisi engage in war of words

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: After Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra called All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi as “Neo Jinnah”, in a counter attack the latter called the former a “child”.

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    BJP raising ‘Emergency’ to hide governance failure: NCP chief Sharad Pawar

    Pune: NCP chief Sharad Pawar today said the BJP was raising the issue of Emergency in a bid to divert attention of the people from the “failures” of the party government in the last four years. “They (ruling party) are raking up the issue of Emergency after 44 years as they are trying to divert the attention to hide their failures of the last four years.