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  • MP Assembly Elections 2018: Political equations in Indore seats will change if Kailash Vijayvargiya’s son gets ticket

    Indore: As brainstorming in the saffron party begins for ticket distribution, 34-year-old Akash Vijayvargiya once again hopefully looks at his father and BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya for “the gift” he was promised five years ago on his birthday. Will he be lucky enough, this time, to get “political placement” as birthday gift or will his wait continue?

  • Battle for heartland states

    Said to be a bellwether before the next year’s parliamentary elections, the recent announcement of assembly polls in five states is being seen as a semi-final for the 2019. Across different phases, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana will go to polls from November 12 to December 7. The results, which will be announced on December 11, will be an indicator of who holds the edge while going into the next

  • Typical ‘dhamaka’, Rahul strategy to seek attention

    There was a time when politicians were guided by a combination of feedback from the ground and gut instinct. The importance of the latter was never insignificant. It has become even more important in the age of ‘Breaking News’ and the 24×7 news cycle. Today’s politicians don’t have the luxury of either reflecting or awaiting ground reactions to events and developments. The pressures of a persistent and pestering media often propel knee-jerk

  • BJP MLA Usha Thakur questions validity of MeToo accusations

    Indore (Madhya Pradesh): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Usha Thakur on Monday questioned the validity of accusations made as part of MeToo campaign, saying there is no point in levelling allegations years after ‘compromising on moral grounds for selfish gains’.

  • Mumbai: MLA kin’s Club seeks change in land use via star power

    Bhayandar: The Mira Road-based Seven Eleven Club – an ultra luxurious recreation facility being developed for the rich by close associates of the BJP legislator Narendra Mehta, is all set to hit another controversy, this time over amendments proposed in the development control rules (DCR) to provide higher FSI for its classification as a star category hotel. A resolution to this effect has found its place in the agenda mooted by the Mira

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    Maharashtra: Farmers need doorstep delivery of relief, not liquor, says Uddhav Thackeray

    Mumbai: Taking a dig at the state government’s refusal to allow doorstep delivery of liquor purchased online, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Monday remarked, instead of doorstep delivery of liquor, farmers reeling under drought need doorstep delivery of relief.
    Thackeray also took potshots at the declining law and order situation in the state through his party mouthpiece Saamna, after a Sena legislator was attacked in Mumbai on Saturday night.

  • Sabarimala temple opening: BJP is set for showdown

    Thiruvananthapuram: Chanting mantras of Lord Ayyappa and waving party flags, thousands of BJP workers on Monday trooped into the Kerala capital demanding that the Left Front government file a review petition against the Supreme Court verdict allowing female devotees of menstrual age to offer prayers at the shrine.

  • #MeToo: Crowdfunding, legal support pours in for survivors 

    Mumbai: First, the 14 survivors outed MJ Akbar, the junior minister in the external affairs ministry, after years of having struggled with the suffering which they reported they were forced to undergo.  Now, they have to contend with the might of a minister who has come down like a sack of coals on a woman of grit, ironically on the birth anniversary of his namesake and one of India’s greatest emperors, Jalaluddin

  • Rahul Gandhi reiterates his suit-boot jibe against PM Narendra Modi

    Datia (MP): Repeating his ‘suit-boot’ jibe at Narendra Modi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday alleged there is no place for the poor in the prime minister’s heart, adding, “If you are not in suit-boot you are not PM’s bhai”. Gandhi also accused Modi of remaining silent when Dalits, women, minorities, tribals and the poor are attacked in the country and alleged that he and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were trying

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    Rahul Gandhi should apologize, sack Navjot Singh Sidhu for his anti-south remarks: BJP

    New Delhi: Accusing the Congress of turning itself into an organisation with an anti-India mindset, the BJP on Monday sought an apology from its President Rahul Gandhi and sacking of Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for his analogy between visiting Pakistan and south India. BJP Spokesperson G.V.L. Narasimha Rao told the media that the Congress has been following a double-pronged strategy — hoping to make an entry in Pakistan’ politics by showing its

  • BJP core committee to discuss Goa’s political situation

    Panaji: The BJP core committee in Goa will meet Monday to discuss the political situation in the state, a senior party leader said. The discussions have been planned a day after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned to Goa from New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).

  • Bhopal: Bharati declines recommending names for tickets

    Union Minister and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Uma Bharati has rebutted the report of her writing to BJP state president Rakesh Singh regarding ticket distribution. The report in the social media claimed that Bharati had written to Singh recommending names of party candidates for the ticket in the upcoming Assembly polls. The former CM had also allegedly asked Singh to remove certain names from the ticket list, said the report.

  • MP Assembly Elections 2018: Losers put pressure on BJP for tickets!

    Bhopal: Ministers, who lost the last assembly polls, have become a problem to the BJP. These former ministers are seeking tickets from the same constituency or any other constituency. They are leaving no stone unturned and are frequently visiting top leaders. In 2013 assembly polls, 10 ministers, despite the Modi wave, lost the elections. One of them named Jagannath Singh had passed away. The remaining 9 ministers are using their clout to

  • BJP is sure of victory when the opposition vote is split

    Winds of elections have started blowing and even before the hurricane starts, many houses are showing cracks and some have already collapsed. As the hurricane would end surely more damaged houses and collapsed bridges would be seen. The most astonishing fact is quite a speedy break-up between BSP chief Mayawati and the Congress. From the big hug with Sonia Gandhi at the Karnataka swearing-in just five months ago, to expelling a senior

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    Mumbai: Corruption bigger menace under Modi regime, says Congress

    Bhayandar: Mounting a scathing attack on the BJP-led NDA government, All India Congress Committee (AICC) secretary Sandeep Kumar charged the Narendra Modi government with broken promises and dismal failures.  The AICC secretary, who has Maharashtra as his assigned state, was addressing party workers at a conclave organised by the local Congress unit in Mira Road on Friday.

  • Split Maharashtra CM tenure equally between Shiv Sena, BJP: Ramdas Athawale

    Pune: Union minister Ramdas Athawale Sunday said that he had devised a formula to satisfy bickering allies BJP and Shiv Sena which involved splitting the tenure of chief ministership in Maharashtra equally between the two parties. He said that he would discuss this proposal with leaders of the Sena and the BJP, allies in the Maharashtra and Union governments.

  • Modi made rich richer, poor poorer

    Promise the moon. Make people believe in it and win the election. Then turn around and tell them they must be really stupid to believe that they would one day get the moon. This is what Modi did in 2014 to win the election. And it is not Rahul Gandhi tweeting in one of his campus-class witticism, fed by his below-par social media team that we all have got used to by

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