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Despite All Odds, Sasikala Set to Become Tamil Nadu CM

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The Sunday meeting of AIADMK party in Chennai was not unexpected as the rumour was there much before Amma Jayalalithaa was declared dead in the hospital officially on December 6, 2016. When O. Pannerselavam was made Deputy Chief Minister in November and Chief Minister in December after the death of J.Jayalalithaa, several questions were raised over the possibility of his ...

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Post-Campaign, Arvind Kejriwal to be Rushed to Bengaluru for Diabetes Treatment Again

For the fourth time since he became Delhi Chief Minister, Mr. Arvind Kejriwal is being rushed to Bengaluru on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, immediately after the conclusion of campaign for Punjab and Goa where the Aam Aadmi Party has been contesting elections. The hectic and high-pitched campaign has apparently left the Delhi CM with high blood sugar levels requiring insulin ...

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FLASH: Sasikala to Become Tamil Nadu CM, Panneerselavam Quits

In what was already expected, AIADMK’s Chinnamma Sasikala Natarajan on Sunday decided become the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister filling the void created by the death of J. Jayalalithaa in December. DMK chief Stalin said the decision was not in true spirit of the poll outcome last year that went in favour of AIADMK led by J.Jayalalithaa and not Sasikala. “People of ...

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S.M. Krishna’s Exit From Congress Comes as no Surprise

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Former External Affairs Minister and ex-Chief Minister of Karnataka, who has been sidelined for quite some time and removed from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) has finally decided to quit altogether from the Congress party, with expectations that BJP may try to woo him. The 84-year-old veteran Congress leader said he would announce his decision in a press conference on ...

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6 Takeaways from Colourful Republic Day Parade 2017

Republic Day parade 2017

India celebrated the 68th Republic Day Parade 2017 in a colourful presentation of its military prowess, accomplishments and display of its wide cultural diversity and unity that was witnessed by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of U.A.E. Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and other dignitaries and thousands of common people. Coinciding with the ...

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Interest on Co-op Bank Loans Waived Off for 2 Months, Not Loans

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The Union Cabinet has given its approval for interest waiver for the two months of November and December, 2016 for farmers accessing short term crop loans from Cooperative Banks and the loans are not waived off entirely as anticipated by farmers or demanded by Congress in parliament. The decision also provides for interest subvention to National Bank for Agricultural and ...

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Rashtrapati Bhavan Writes to EC Over Using President’s Photo

Secretary to the President, Ms. Omita Paul has written to Dr. Nasim Zaidi, Chief Election Commissioner of India objecting to the reported misuse of President’s photos for political purposes. The letter said, “This has reference to a news item that appeared today in two national dailies captioned “Pranab pictures on Cong posters under EC scanner”. The news items also reported ...

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PM’s address at 14th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017: Text

Here is the text of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address at the 14th Pravasi Bharatiya divas 2017 held in Bangalore on sunday, Jan. 8, 2017. “Excellencies and friends, To begin with, let me offer our deepest condolences to the people and government of Portugal on the passing away of Shri Mario Soares, former President, Prime Minister, a great leader of ...

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Akhilesh Yadav Changes UP Elecion Game – 3 Future Scenarios

As UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took over the split Samajwadi Party, expelling the family rivals and Amar Singh and making his father a Marga Darshak or a mentor of the party, the hazy situation over the future political scenario ended with the impending state assembly elections just three months away. The power seat in Uttar Pradesh matters most to ...

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Akhilesh Yadav Stages Soft Coup, Takes Over as Samajwadi Party Chief, Expels Amar Singh

In a swift change of events, Samajwadi Party is split in two with Akhilesh Yadav declared as party president at the national convention in Lucknow on Sunday, despite protests as “unconstitutional” by supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and his camp. Soon after the development, SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav will continue to be the “Marg Darshak” ...

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600 Delhi Policemen Search JNU for Missing Najeeb, No Clue Yet

JNU Row

Following the Delhi High Court order, about 600 Delhi Policemen and with sniffer dogs and mounted police searched on Monday two-thirds of JNU campus, hostels and residential areas looking for any trace of missing student Najeeb Ahmed who went missing on October 15, 2016. While rest of the area will be covered on Tuesday, the sniffer dogs could not trace ...

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Govt Appoints Dhasmana as RAW Chief, Rajiv Jain as IB Director

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of A. K. Dhasmana, IPS officer from the 1981 batch from Madhya Pradesh cadre who served as Special Secretary, Research& Analysis Wing (R&AW) formalising him as Secretary, R&AW for a period of two years from the date of assumption of charge or until further orders, whichever is earlier, by granting ...

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Now Karunanidhi on Tracheostomy Tube: What is Tracheostomy?

  As ailing DMK chief M. Karunanidhi, who was admitted to Kauvery Hospital past 11 p.m. on Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited the 92-year-old veteran in Tamil Nadu on Saturday and wished him early recovery. DMK chief had undergone a tracheostomy procedure to optimise breathing, said a press release by the hospital. He is reportedly facing breathing difficulty ...

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Demonetisation Loophole Lies in Exemption of Political Funds

The loophole in the entire gamut of demonetisation is out finally and the political parties are exempted from restrictions on depositing old currency notes in their bank accounts, said Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia. It means all the black money not returning to the system in the form of individual accounts may as well return in the form of funding to ...

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Now Opposition United Against Rahul Gandhi

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal who stood behind Rahul Gandhi was taken aback when the Congress vice-president met Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his own party members bereft of any opposition member and discussed the so-called farmers’ woes and sought waiver of loan repayments. Kejriwal Tweeted immediately after the news broke out saying Rahull Gandhi ...

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Corrupt Bank Officials Divert Crores of New Currency, Weaken Demonetisation

Ironic but the Indian government’s motive to replace black money with white has reached its peak with series of IT raids revealing the nexus between corrupt bank officials who have diverted new currency to their favourite customers to replace their black money. On the paper, on TV, on social media, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been defending the most-appreciated move ...

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