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Orissa shutdown July 5 over fuel price hike

By IANS, Bhubaneswar : The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and its allies have given a call for Orissa shutdown July 5 to protest the hike in fuel prices, a senior BJD leader said Monday. "We have given a state wide bandh (shutdown) call on July 5. Our allies will join us in the strike," BJD spokesman Baishnab Parida told IANS. The party's allies in the state are the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, the Communist Party of India, the Communist Party of India-Marxist, the Forward Bloc, the Samajwadi Party, the Nationalist Congress Party and the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Congress slams Katheria’s induction

New Delhi : The Congress Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over a fake certificate controversy surrounding Minister of State for Human Resource Development...

Darjeeling CPI-M candidate faces GJM protests

By IANS, Siliguri (West Bengal) : Pro-Gorkhaland activists Monday greeted the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) candidate for West Bengal's Darjeeling seat with black flags when he went to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha polls. Activists of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), which is fighting for a separate Gorkhaland carved out of Darjeeling and other areas of north Bengal, waved black flags with 'Go Back' written on them when CPI-M's Jibesh Sarkar arrived to file his nomination papers.

Kerala opposition walks out over poor facilities at Sabarimala

By IANS, Thiruvananthapuram : The Kerala opposition Tuesday walked out of the assembly citing poor pilgrimage facilities provided to the thousands of devotees thronging the Sabarimala temple in Pathanamthitta district. Seeking leave for an adjournment motion to discuss the issue, senior Congress legislator Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said the main reason for the poor facilities during the annual pilgrimage was the lack of coordination between the Travancore Devasom Board, which looks after the temple, and Devasom Minister G.Sudhakaran.

Kapil Sibal retains Chandni Chowk seat

By IANS, New Delhi : Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal Saturday won the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi by over 200,000 votes. The cabinet minister got 465,713 votes, defeating rival Vijender Gupta of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by 200,710 votes. Sibal has won the seat for the second consecutive time.

Uproar in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi : The Rajya Sabha witnessed an uproar on Tuesday over the introduction of certain bills in the Lok Sabha which are identical...

Second phase of polling starts in Assam

Guwahati : Voting has started for the second and final phase of the crucial assembly polls for 61 constituencies in Assam on Monday. There are...

क्या महज़ राजनीति का मुद्दा है डेल्टा मेघवाल?

अफ़रोज़ आलम साहिल, राजस्थान के नोखा शहर में एक प्रतिभाशाली लड़की को तंत्र की अमानवीयता के चलते अपनी जान से हाथ धोना पड़ा. डेल्टा...

Congress suspends Sadhu Yadav for remarks on women’s bill

By IANS, Patna : The Bihar unit of the Congress Wednesday suspended Sadhu Yadav for criticising the national leadership of the party for passing the women's reservation bill. A show cause notice has also been served, said a party leader. Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's brother-in-law and a former MP, had Tuesday termed the bill anti-Muslim, anti-Dalit and anti-OBC (Other Backward Classes). Yadav had joined Congress last year after deserting the RJD.

Moderate to heavy turnout in Chhattisgarh polls

By IANS, Raipur : The final phase of elections in 51 constituencies of the Chhattisgarh assembly saw a large turnout of voters in urban areas Thursday, in contrast to the largely-tribal rural regions, where the polling was moderate. Voting started at 8 a.m. with long queues of voters outside the polling stations in urban constituencies while it began on a sluggish note in the districts dominated by tribals.

AIMIM Pune protests against the murder of Dalit, questions media’s silence over issue

By A Mirsab, Pune: The Pune-Chinchwad Unit of All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has strongly condemned killing of a Dalit youth Vicky Dhepe...

Trinamool will control Delhi: Mamata

Kolkata : Claiming that her Trinamool Congress will control the new government at the centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Monday asserted that...

Trinamool lacks capacity to conspire: Mukul Roy

Kolkata : Denying charges of subverting loyalty of party legislators, sidelined Trinamool Congress leader Mukul Roy Saturday also mocked talk of a conspiracy against...

No FDI in multi-brand retail in Delhi: AAP government

New Delhi : The Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday said it will not allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in multi-brand retail in the national...

MDMK planning television channel to counter ‘disinformation’ campaign

By IANS, Chennai : The MDMK will launch a television channel in December to counter the "disinformation" campaign against the party by Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi and the demands of "suffering Lankan Tamils", according to a party statement Monday. "The MDMK executive committee's resolve to combat the disinformation campaign against us in the media mounted by (Chief Minister M.) Karunanidhi to divert people's attention from the vital aspects of the Lankan Tamil problem was announced at the start of Vaiko's election campaign last (Sunday) night at Virudhunagar," the statement said.