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If electricity comes in Ramzan, why not on Diwali?, asks Modi

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS | Fatehpur

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lambasted the SP Government in Uttar Pradesh for indulging in discrimination on the basis of religion and deplored “goonda raj” in the State that forced the Supreme Court to intervene to get a Minister booked in an alleged rape case. Addressing a poll rally in...

Onion likely to move you to tears this year

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

After a bumper yield last year, onion production is likely to decline sharply in 2017. The Ministry of Agriculture has projected 5.8 per cent fall in onion output at 197.13 lakh tonnes this year, 209.31 lakh tonnes last year. However, production of potato and tomato may see a slight increase. The...

People will take revenge for note ban: RaGa, Akhilesh

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Jhansi

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation saying people will take revenge on the BJP and its leaders will have to get “blood pressure checked” after third and fourth phases of polling. “BJP has put common man in queue for...

61.16% turnout in Phase 3 polling in UP

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS | Lucknow/New Delhi

Over 61.16 per cent of the electorate on Sunday exercised their franchise in the third phase of polling to decide the fate of 826 candidates in Uttar Pradesh’s 69 Assembly constituencies considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party. “The turnout of voters was 61.16 per cent when polling drew to a...

Bihar new rule raises ‘modest’ babus’ spirits

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PNS | PATNA

Bihar bureaucrats and officers of judiciary — deputed elsewhere in the country or abroad — need not worry on prohibition front. After two days of uncertainty, the Bihar Government issued a notification late on Saturday clarifying that they were free to consume alcohol outside State and no departmental action will be...

Jet Airways flight loses radio contact, makes Germany scramble combat jets

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | PTI | Mumbai

A reported communication failure on board a Jet Airways aircraft while flying in the German skies gave a scare to German authorities who feared a hijack and scrambled their fighter jets. The incident happened three days back when the Mumbai-London flight 9W-118 — with 330 passengers and 15 crew members...

Chided for drinking near home, tippler throws acid on man, two minors

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Enraged over being shooed away for drinking in the neighbourhood, a drunkard threw acid on his neighbour and his two daughters in West Delhi’s Khyala on Saturday around 10pm. Deepak (38), and his daughters, aged 15 and 11 years, have sustained 10 per cent, 40 per cent and 20 per cent...

Literature remains at heart of Dehradun’s cultural mores

Monday, 20 Feb 2017 | Anupma Khanna | Dehradun

There is an uplifting, timeless romance between mountains and literature, a bond that has always found echoes in many writers inspired by majestic slopes and in the love of reading that the lush settings kindle. Doon valley, nestled charmingly in the Himalayan foothills, is one such beautiful place where literature...

EPS weathers stormy trust vote

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Amidst pandemonium and cacophony, the AIADMK Government led by Edappadi Palaniswamy (EPS) won the vote of confidence in the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Saturday. All the members of the 89-strong DMK, the principal Opposition party, were evicted from the House by the security staff with the help of police...

Sasikala watched her man win glued to TV set in prison

Sunday, 19 Feb 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | BENGALURU

VK Sasikala, who emerged out of the shadow of her long time friend former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa to become the assertive leader of the AIADMK, saw her nominee E Palaniswamy win a dramatic trust vote in the Assembly on TV from a prison cell in Bengaluru. As the...

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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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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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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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