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    BSP chief Mayawati jolts Congress, ties up with Ajit Jogi in Chhattisgarh

    Lucknow: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday jolted the Congress by announcing an electoral pact with former Chief Minister Ajit Jogi in poll-bound Chhattisgarh. As per the agreement between the two parties, Jogi’s Janta Congress Chhattisgarh will contest 55 of the 90 Assembly seats in the state while the BSP will field candidates in the remaining 35 segments.

  • Why RSS outreach just now?

    Everybody is talking of whether or not Congress and the rest of the Opposition made a mistake not accepting the invitation to attend the RSS meet. But ask about the timing of the meet, why now? Therein, probably, lies a story, or maybe two. One of them linked to the Opposition’s decision to spurn the invite.

  • Transgenders in Chhattisgarh observe fast on Hartalika Teej to get rid of Naxalism

    Chhattisgarh: In an unprecedented move, Transgenders in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district observed fast on the occasion of Hartalika Teej on September 12 to get rid of Naxalism in Bastar. Teej, one of the major Hindu festivals is celebrated mostly by married women for long life of their husbands and marital bliss. But interestingly, wishing for peace and prosperity, the Transgenders community in Bastar observed the day to weed out Naxalism from of the

  • TRS for an early poll

    The Election Commission has ruled out simultaneous elections to the State assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Speaking with the media the other day, Chief Election Commissioner, O P Rawat, said without a legal framework, simultaneous polls cannot be held. Though the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP chief Amit Shah have often talked of ‘one nation, one election’, without an enabling constitutional amendment, this cannot be done. In other words, the

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    Madhya Pradesh polls: Congress ticket aspirants must have 5,000 Twitter followers and 15,000 Facebook likes

    Ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee has made it compulsory for candidates to have a social media influence. In a letter to ticket aspirants, the Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) stated that, candidate must have 5,000 followers on Twitter and 15,000 likes on his/her Facebook fan page, reports from ANI. The individuals are also expected to like and retweet every post published by the state Congress  from their Twitter accounts.

  • 1.12 lakh more houses under PM’s housing scheme

    New Delhi : The Centre has approved construction of nearly 1.12 lakh more affordable houses for urban poor in eight states under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna, with Andra Pradesh bagging the largest share of over 37,000 housing units, an official said on Friday.

  • Which of Vajpayee’s bequests will the BJP honour?

    It cannot be gainsaid that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), as it is run today, will find it difficult to live up to Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s legacy of moderation.

  • Anandiben Patel to take oath as Chhattisgarh Governor today

    Raipur: Madhya Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel will take additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of Governor Balramji Dass Tandon on Tuesday, a senior official said. Patel will take oath of the office in a simple function in Raj Bhavan here at 11:45am, Additional Director of state’s Public Relations Department Swaraj Das told PTI.

  • Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon passes away at 90

    Raipur: Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Dass Tandon died at a hospital here today, an official said. He was 90. Tandon was rushed to the state-run Dr B R Ambedkar Memorial Hospital here this morning after he complained of uneasiness, the governor’s secretary, Surendra Kumar Jaiswal, said. He later died at the hospital, he said.

  • Chhattisgarh: Naxals torch 5 empty trucks in Dantewada district

    Raipur: A group of Naxals allegedly set ablaze five empty trucks in Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh early today, police said. With this, Maoists have so far torched at least nine vehicles, including two passenger buses, in the last three days in separate incidents in Dantewada, police said.

  • No truck with AAP, says agitated Cong

    Cong claims that AAP is trying to split anti-BJP votes in the three states that would have otherwise faced a straight fight between Congress and BJP.

  • Amid President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit, Naxals uproot train tracks in Chhattisgarh

    New Delhi: Amid President Ram Nath Kovind’s visit to Chhattisgarh, Naxals on Thursday uprooted train tracks in Bhansi area of Dantewada district. This was done to call a bandh in different parts of Bastar Division from July 28 to August 3, against security forces who killed Maoists.

  • RaGa not sole Oppn PM candidate: Tejashwi

    Patna : RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi is not the only leader from the opposition in the race for the Prime Minister’s post.

  • Shrinking base of the Congress

    Two days after his hug-and-wink act during the debate in the Lok Sabha on a no-trust motion, Rahul Gandhi presided over the first meeting of the party’s newly-constituted working committee. The coming State and parliamentary polls were on the minds of the participants. The main States going to the polls later this year — Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarth — there is more or less a direct contest between the ruling BJP