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  • Bharat Bandh evokes mixed response in Telangana  

    Hyderabad: The ‘Bharat Bandh’ call given by several opposition parties over rising petrol and diesel prices Monday evoked a mixed response as it was business as usual in many parts of the state, including the capital city. No untoward incidents have been reported so far, police said.

  • 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.


    New Delhi : Veteran parliamentarian B K Hariprasad (64) from Karnataka, who stepped down only last month as the Congress general secretary, will take on, as a combined Opposition candidate, the Janata Dal(U)’s first-timer MP Harivansh (62), a journalist, fielded by the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, in the crucial election of the deputy chairman of the Rajya Sabha slated on Thursday at 11 AM.

  • A melodramatic hug and a tell-tale wink

    The emphatic victory of the Narendra Modi government in the no-confidence motion moved by the Telugu Desam Party was creditable. But it does not detract from the fact that the trial of strength in the Lok Sabha was not really about overthrowing the government and triggering a general election some six months before schedule. It has become almost customary for an opposition, especially an opposition that believes it is on a political

  • AIADMK supported NDA as quid pro quo: DMK

    Chennai: The DMK has lashed out at arch-rival AIADMK for not voting in favour of the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government, alleging the ruling party in Tamil Nadu supported the NDA as a “quid pro quo” despite several issues.

  • No-Confidence Motion: Opposition fails to get its act together

    There was never an iota of doubt that the no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government initiated by the estranged BJP ally, the Telugu Desam, and supported vociferously by the Congress and many other opposition parties would fall flat. The likely defeat ofthe motion will re-emphasise the much-known fact that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) that the BJP leads is well ahead of an artificially-welded but leaderless and directionless Opposition challenge. That

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    No-confidence motion in Lok Sabha: Shatrughan Sinha will vote against no-trust tomorrow

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha who is known for making anti-government remarks, will vote against the Telugu Desam Party’s (TDP) no-confidence motion. On the first day of the Monsoon Session of the Parliament on Wednesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan accepted TDP’s no-confidence motion and scheduled it for discussion on Friday.

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    Shiv Sena undecided on supporting no-confidence motion moved by TDP against Narendra Modi government

    Mumbai: Telugu Desam Party chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has appealed to all non-BJP parties to support the no-confidence motion moved against the Narendra Modi government, but the Shiv Sena is not inclined to play along. Despite its shrill criticism of the Modi government through party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ and in public, the Shiv Sena will stop short of jumping onto the Opposition bandwagon.

  • Prashant Kishor back in BJP with a bang

    New Delhi : Poll strategist Prashant Kishor is back in Bharatiya Janata Party with a bang recruiting youths and renting out offices in Delhi and around for his new firm I-PAC to advise PM Narendra Modi once again in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

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    Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu joins Muslims in Eid prayers

    Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday joined Muslims in offering Eid-ul-Fitr prayers. Wearing a skull cap, he stood with Muslims to offer Eid ‘namaz’ at Municipal Grounds in Vijayawada. He greeted Muslim leaders and commoners on the occasion of Eid, which marks culmination of holy month of Ramadan.

  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday wished long and healthy life to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on his birthday. The Prime Minister took to his Twitter handle to send the warm greetings to the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief.

  • Fight for special status continues in Delhi

    New Delhi: Fight for Special Status to Andhra Pradesh on Friday continued in New Delhi and in the southern state. In the national capital, the members of parliament (MPs) from Telugu Desam Party (TDP) staged a ‘dharna’ (sit in protest) at the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan’s chamber at Parliament. Mahajan is not present in her office. In Vijaywada, Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena and Left Parties organised a padyatra (foot-march) to demand

  • TDP MPs occupy Rajya Sabha even after day’s adjournment

    New Delhi : The irate Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MPs, who had stormed the well demanding special category status to Andhra Pradesh, on Thursday occupied the Rajya Sabha even after it were adjourned for the day at 2.35 pm.

  • TDP’s decision to quit NDA ‘unfortunate, unilateral’: Amit Shah to Chandrababu Naidu

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Chief Amit Shah on Saturday termed the decision of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. Chandrababu Naidu to pull out of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over special category status to the state as ‘unfortunate’ and ‘unilateral’.