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Azharuddin Returns to Hyderabad, Stakes Claim to Cricket Club

Erstwhile Indian cricket team captain Mohammad Azharuddin on Tuesday sought to return home filing his nomination for the post of president of the Hyderabad Cricket Association, which fell vacant after incumbent Arshad Ayub had to quit following the Supreme Court verdict on Lodha Committee reforms. Azhar, who was banned for life by the BCCI for his alleged involvement in the ...

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EC Issues Media Coverage Dos & Don’ts

In view of the schedule for general election to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh & Uttarakhand, the Election Commission has issued media coverage by print or television or cable TVs during the period under Section 126 of Representation of the People Act, 1951. The section prohibits displaying any election matter during the period of 48 hours ...

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Pawan Kalyan’s ‘Sardaar Gabbar Singh’ First Look Poster Released; Stand-Alone Film, not Sequel!

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The sequel to 2012 hit film of Pawan Kalyan ‘Gabbar Singh’ is on fast track with Eros International keen on distributing the film after its success in “Srimanthudu” that has made a big splash in the Telugu film industry. Titled “Sardar Gabbar Singh”, the sequel’s first look has been revealed and here are some pictures. Starring Kajal Aggarwal and Sharad ...

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Why Smokers Don’t Vote? Mistrust or Marginalisation?

As a latest study by the University of Colorado Cancer Center showed people who smoke are less likely to vote than their non-smoking peers, while many studies earlier attributed it to political mistrust in institutions. “We know from previous research that smokers are an increasingly marginalized population, involved in fewer organizations and activities and with less interpersonal trust than nonsmokers. ...

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Sitaram Yechury Made CPI-M Chief, Faces Tough Test Ahead

Former JNU icon and senior leader Sitaram Yechury was unanimously elected the new general secretary of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Sunday at the party’s 21st Congress in Vishakhapatnam, a key development in the party. The major test of Yechury will be to bring West bengal back to CPI-M fold in the midst of BJP’s growing presence in ...

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UK Independence Party names Sikh shopkeeper as candidate in elections

A Sikh man has been unveiled as the UK Independence Party’s (UKIP) candidate for Hull North in the British county of Yorkshire in the upcoming general election, media reported Monday. Sergi Singh, a shopkeeper and the party’s Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire branch vice-president, stood unsuccessfully as a councillor for the Holderness ward in 2014. As the owner of Jackpot Wines ...

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Dalmiya set to become BCCI president again, who’s behind him?

After over a decade, veteran cricket administrator Jagmohan Dalmiya is set to return as chief of the Indian cricket board at the BCCI annual general meeting (AGM) in Chennai on Monday, apparently backed by N. Srinivasan’s faction. The former International Cricket Council (ICC) president has emerged as a consensus candidate between the two rival factions of the Board of Control ...

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As common as it gets: Designers okay Arvind Kejriwal’s style

His “sloppy pants”, loose untucked shirts and casual footwear may not make a hip fashion statement, but AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who will take oath as Delhi chief minister for the second time on Saturday after another stunning electoral victory, reflects the common Indian man through his choice of dressing, Indian designers say. When IANS asked a few designers if ...

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Pranab Mukherjee’s Daughter Sharmistha Won’t be Official Hostess When Obama Visits

When President Pranab Mukherjee hosts US President Barack Obama for the official ceremonial banquet and the At Home on Republic Day, his daughter Sharmistha Mukherjee won’t be playing the usual hostess. Sharmistha, named the Congress candidate for the Greater Kailash assembly constituency for the Feb 7 poll, is bound by the Model Code of Conduct. “I will definitely not be ...

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Enable voting by NRIs in 8 weeks, SC tells Govt.

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the government to take steps, within eight weeks, for implementation of e-voting by NRIs after being told the government has accepted the poll panel’s recommendation to this effect. The government has accepted both in “letter and spirit the recommendation of the Election Commission. Further steps are to be taken to implement the suggestions in ...

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Jaitley Clarifies on Why Govt is Helpless to Bring Back Black Money Despite Election Promise

Jaitley has to cover up for Narendra Modi’s promise made during the elections that within 3 months the black money stashed abroad will be brought back home, in a write up saying India will pursue black money, not adventurism. Yesterday, the government told the Supreme Court it can’t yet disclose the names of people who have allegedly stashed their ill-gotten ...

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Jammu and Kashmir Elections to be Held on Time

Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections will be held on schedule and will not be postponed, top sources said on Friday. "In all likelihood the assembly elections will be held in December and not deferred to next year," the sources said ahead of the visit of the Chief Election Commissioner and two Commissioners here Saturday to take the final call on ...

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Chandra Babu and Pawan Kalyan are invited for NDA meeting

NDA invited Janasena leader, Tollywood super star, Pawan Kalyan to participate in their meeting. BJP national leader Rajnath singh personally invited Pawan Kalyan on phone to participate in their meeting.This meeting is going to be held on Tuesday.Leaders of other parties which are part of NDA and TDp leader, Chandra Babu Naidu are also participating in this crucial meeting. Narendra ...

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Manmohan Singh to address nation on eve of demitting office

On the eve of his demitting office after ten years at the head of a UPA coalition government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to “address the people” in a farewell address. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be demitting office on May 17, a day after the Lok Sabha elections results are announced. He had earlier this year announced his retirement, ...

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World’s highest polling station, Anlaythu, buzz of activity

At 5,000 meters or nearly about 15,000 feet, Anlaythu polling station became the world’s highest on Wednesday. Not only that – it is a buzz of activity with a chopper flying in staff and an electorate of just around 60-70 people expected to cast their votes. “Our team of around seven people, including three police personnel and four polling staff ...

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Elections: High turnout in Seemandhra; rival party workers clash

High turnout and sporadic clashes marked Wednesday’s polling for 25 Lok Sabha and 175 assembly seats in Seemandhra region of Andhra Pradesh. Around 20 people were injured in clashes between activists of rival parties. Additional SP was attacked in Jammalamadugu. Rigging was attempted by YSR congress party members and firing in air in many places. TDP member Rama subba reddy ...

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