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Emerging BSP a threat for SP in Azamgarh

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | RAMESH K SINGH | VARANASI

The domination of dethroned Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will really be tested not only in his own parliamentary constituency but also in entire Azamgarh, a politically biggest district of Purvanchal (eastern UP), comprising 10 Assembly seats. This is the land where Yadavs have always dominated with their sizeable...

61% turnout in Phase 3; minor clashes reported

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

Amid reports of minor clashes in several districts the polling for the third phase of elections in Uttar Pradesh in 69 Assembly seats in 12 districts of central parts of the State passed off in a peaceful note with over 61 per cent of the voters exercised their franchise. In...

MSY: No rift in SP and Akhilesh will become CM again

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Etawah

Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday said there was no rift in the party and his son Akhilesh Yadav will become Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister again. “There is no rift in SP. Akhilesh will become chief minister as a lot of development work was done in his regime,” Yadav...

Rajnath accuses Cong for Manipur blockade

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Imphal

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday alleged that the over 3-month long economic blockade of Manipur was the result of a conspiracy hatched by the State’s Congress Government to divert attention from its failures. “I think there is a political conspiracy to divert the attention from the failures of the...

Fight against AFSPA: Sharmila says she has changed her strategy

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Imphal

Activist Irom Sharmila, who is making her electoral debut in the Manipur polls, on Sunday said she has not given up her fight against controversial law AFSPA but only changed her strategy. Sharmila said a section of people even wanted her “martyrdom” during the 16-year-old fast against the Armed Forces Special...

BJP ‘vision document’ turns focus on Highway Protection Force

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Imphal

With the State facing economic blockade for three months, the Manipur BJP on Sunday stressed on raising a Highway Protection Force for ensuring a ‘blockade free Manipur” in days to come, in its vision document. The 24-page vision document 2017, was on Sunday released by Union Home Minister and...

Women voters outnumber men in Manipur, but parties give them short shrift

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Imphal

Though women voters outnumber men in the electoral rolls in Manipur, only a small number of them have featured in the candidate lists of political parties in the upcoming State Assembly elections. The total number of voters in the State is around 19 lakh and the number of women voters is...

Work on Bullet Train begins

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The work on the ambitious Bullet Train has finally begun with beginning of the drilling of the proposed seven-km undersea route of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad corridor to ascertain the soil condition. “Soil and rocks below the 70-metre-deep see are being tested as part of the geo-technical and geo-physical investigation undertaken for...

Grapevine

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS

ANTI-DEFECTION VS ADMK MPS After the settlement of the tussles in Tamil Nadu following the selection of Edipaddi Palanisamy as new Chief Minister, the rival camp is coming to terms with reality. AIADMK MPs who supported O Paneerselvam are now realising that they can’t carry their rebellion too far in view...

Whose property is it?

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

A prime property measuring 2,000 yards at ITO, worth about Rs500 crore has become a bone of contention between the Samajwadi Janata Party and the Centre for Applied Politics (CAP) Narendra Niketan, founded by former Prime Minister late Chandrashekhar. In 1977, the Ministry of Urban Development had allotted 2,000...

Sunday Edition

Tamil Nadu’s political quagmire

19 Feb 2017 | Kumar Chellappan

What will happen to the State politics after the weakening of the AIADMK? There is a positive consolidation of the DMK under the leadership of Stalin, which should be taken into consideration. One can only wait and watch, writes Kumar Chellappan It may not be out of place to write a requiem for a political entity called the AIADMK, which has been admitted to the critical care unit and connected...

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STATE EDITIONS

Heavy voting in rural areas in third phase of UP Polls

20 Feb 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

The rural Lucknow scored over urban areas as people took part in the festival of democracy with enthusiasm. They not only used their right of franchise but also goaded others to cast their votes...

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SOUNDBITE

The Manipur Chief Minister and the Congress regime know that they would lose the poll. That's why they resorted to the blockade.

Union Minister | Prakash Javadekar

The name of the Congress president is decided at the time of birth. Election outcome will see the end of dynastic politics.

BJP president | Amit Shah

It is impossible to get a handle on fanatical and violent groups when you (Pakistan's intelligence agencies) play a double game.

US Congressman | Brad Sherman
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