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  • Bharat Bandh Live Updates: 2-year-old girl dies after an ambulance stuck in protests in Bihar

    A number of opposition parties will unitedly protest the rise in fuel prices in the country on Monday and participate in the ‘Bharat Bandh’ called by the Congress.  Congress leader Ajay Maken on Sunday said that close to “20 political parties” will take part in the protest. Parties like the Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S), Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), DMK, Trinamool Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and

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    Maharashtra: Congress workers stage protest in various places during Bharat Bandh

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress Monday staged protests in various parts of the state in response to the Bharat Bandh called by the party’s central leadership against rising fuel prices. The shutdown is backed by other opposition parties such as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), the Samajwadi Party, the Peasants and Workers’ Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).

  • Minister blames media for ‘dirty’ image of politics

    Mumbai : Maharashtra Education Minister Vinod Tawde has blamed the media for portraying a “dirty” image of politics, evoking sharp reactions from the opposition parties as well as its restive ally Shiv Sena. Addressing a group of students at Wilson College on Friday, Tawde asked how many of them wanted to join politics.

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    BJP sacks MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post

    After facing backlashes and mounting pressure from the opposition parties, the BJP has made a decision to sack MLA Ram Kadam from state spokesperson’s post. The decision was taken by the party high command after BJP chief Amit Shah and Devendra Fadnavis took serious note of Kadam’s controversial remark.

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    Assam NRC list: Opposition parties meets President Ram Nath Kovind

    New Delhi: A delegation of opposition parties on Thursday met President Ram Nath Kovind and submitted a memorandum appealing him to ensure that not a single Indian is excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) list in Assam.

  • Poll with EVMs alone

    The Opposition parties now want to abandon electronic voting machines for exclusive paper balloting. They claim EVMs are manipulated and unreliable. By implication, they question the impartiality and fairness of the Election Commission of India. Most strident in this regard are the Congress Party and the Aam Aadmi Party. Others are muted, though they have not openly endorsed faith in the ECI. Losers invariably blame for defeat. When the Aam Aadmi Party

  • Opposition’s missile against VP Naidu

    New Delhi : The Opposition parties led by the Congress are believed to have readied a letter to be handed over to Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to register their protest at his alleged partisan role in conducting the proceedings of the Rajya Sabha as its Chairman and adjourning the House “according to his whims and fancies.”

  • Constitutional amendment can ensure Maratha quota: Pawar

    Mumbai : NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said reservations for the Maratha community could be brought about with an amendment in the Constitution. The veteran leader added that he could hold a dialogue with the Opposition parties to seek support for the amendment if the Union government showed its willingness.

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    Success of GST in one year

    Long years ago when the Value Added Tax was first introduced, the traders were up in arms, protesting that it would have a disruptive impact all around. Yet, after the initial glitches, VAT was successfully implemented, everyone got used to it. Ahead of the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax on July 1 last year, there were similar voices, warning that its introduction would prove a disaster, that the country was

  • Grand alliance of opposition a sentiment of people, says Rahul Gandhi    

    Mumbai: The grand alliance of opposition parties to take on the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not just the sentiment of politicians but also of the people, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said today. The Congress, he said, is trying to join together these voices and the work is going on.

  • The hopes of third front have brightened

    It is becoming increasingly clear that Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi’s plan to forge a united front of opposition parties is running into rough weather. Sonia has had a one-point agenda—to foist her son Rahul as the Opposition challenger to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Oppn tears into govt as cash crunch returns

    New Delhi/Amethi/Kolkata : Opposition parties on Tuesday slammed the government over cash crunch in ATMs and banks in several parts of the country, saying the “terror of note ban” has returned to haunt the people and dubbed the situation as a “financial emergency”.

  • Cong, CPI, TMC slam Shah for animal remarks against Oppn

    New Delhi : The Congress and several other opposition parties on Friday slammed BJP chief Amit Shah for dragging political discourse to a “new low” after his remarks equating parties trying to join hands against the BJP to ‘snakes, ‘mongoose, ‘dogs’ and ‘cats’.

  • Leaders of opposition parties hold a joint protest in Parliament

    New Delhi: Leaders of opposition parties on Thursday held a joint protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi statue in Parliament over a slew of issues. They protested against issues like bank scam issue, farmer crisis, no-confidence motion, SC/ST Protection Act and disinvestment of Air India among other issues.