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India Politics

HC moved against ban on political ads on public vehicles

New Delhi : A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of the guidelines issued by teh Delhi government banning political advertisements on public service vehicles (PSVs).

The plea said the guidelines interfere with the right of smaller political parties to express their political views via advertisement on auto-rickshaws, etc., a much cheaper medium for expressing political speech.


We can stay in Hyderabad for 10 years: Naidu

Hyderabad : Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu Sunday said the legislation passed by parliament has given his state government the right to be in Hyderabad for 10 years and said all issues arising out of the bifurcation must be settled legally.

Releasing a white paper on the impact of the state reorganization, which described Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act as the fountainhead of the problems, he urged Telangana to abide by it, saying this would avoid further complications.


Corporate voters want to be counted in Haryana's Badshahpur constituency

By Pradeep Singh,

Gurgaon : Till now they were indifferent but now they want to stand up and be counted.

People from Gurgaon's corporate and cyber world, who were so far lost to Haryana's politics, now want to give competition to local residents, especially from villages, when it comes to being part of the area's democracy. More and more of these corporate and IT professionals have got themselves enrolled as voters in the Badshahpur assembly constituency in Haryana's Gurgaon district.


BJP senses chance in Haryana, puts in its might

By Prashant Sood,

New Delhi : Sensing its best chance to come to power in Haryana on its own strength, the Bharatiya Janata Party has put its might behind its assembly election campaign with party president Amit Shah addressing two rallies in the state in three days and union ministers visiting constituencies to ramp up support.

Amit Shah's rallies in the state have seen several leaders from other parties joining the BJP. Party sources said Prime Minister Narendra Modi would address a rally at Kaithal Aug 19.


No factionalism in Congress: Sachin Pilot

By Anil Sharma,

Jaipur : The Congress, which suffered one of its worst defeats in both the assembly and Lok Sabha polls, is now trying to regroup itself to fight the local bodies polls, with newly-appointed Rajasthan state party chief Sachin Pilot downplaying reports of factionalism.


Jaswant Singh remains in coma

New Delhi : Former union minister and ex-BJP leader Jaswant Singh remained in coma for the 10th day Sunday, doctors said.

A statement from the Army Hospital (Research and Referral) said Jaswant Singh was still in coma and on ventilatory support. His heart rhythm was normal.

The statement added that medication being given to support his blood pressure were being "tapered". There was no fever Saturday.

The 76-year-old leader was admitted to the hospital Aug 8 in a critical condition with a head injury.


Courageous of Modi to talk of toilets from Red Fort

By Saeed Naqvi,

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s courageous elaboration in his maiden Independence Day speech, on the nation’s need to build toilets had in it a touch of Acharya Vinoba Bhave. It also brought back a Devi Lal story.

Modi's foreign policy: Good beginning in protecting core national interests

By Shiv Shankar Mukherjee,

Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal, the first by an Indian prime minister in 17 years, has received kudos from all stakeholders and commentators on both sides of the border and, most importantly for India, from the public in Nepal.

Dates announced for Assam by-polls

Guwahati : Bye-elections in three legislative assembly constituencies in Assam will take place Sep 13, the Election Commission announced Saturday.

Counting of votes will take place Sep 16.

The Silchar assembly constituency fell vacant after Congress legislator Sushmita Dev won from the Silchar Lok Sabha seat.

The Jamunamukh assembly seat fell vacant after All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) legislator Sirajuddin Ajmal won from the Barpeta Lok Sabha seat, while the Lakhipur assembly seat fell vacant after legislator Dinesh Prasad Goala died earlier this year.

AAP slams BJP for appointing Yeddyurappa as vice president

New Delhi: The AAP Saturday said that BJP has completely compromised with corruption and criminalisation of politics by appointing former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as its vice-president.

"The nomination of former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa as BJP vice president on Saturday, barely five weeks after Amit Shah was anointed the BJP chief, has made it clear that the BJP has completely compromised with corruption and criminalisation of politics," the party said in a statement.