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Another Aam Aadmi Party Leader in Punjab caught drunk on camera

Chandigarh, 20Jan: Aam Aadmi Party’s suspended Hoshiarpur NRI wing coordinator Virinder Singh Parihar has released a video alleging that contradictory to the Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s claims about making Punjab drug-free, the party’s observers sent from ‘outside’ were “opium addicts and alcoholics”. Parhiar, who was also the party’s district coordinator for fund raising, also alleged that huge sums were being collected in cash as party fund, he told Times of India in December, 2016. Asked about his reasons for making the allegations, Parihar said earlier he raised the issue with party leaders but…

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Arvind Kejriwal gets final warning from Election Commission

New Delhi, Jan 21 (PTI) Cracking the whip, the Election Commission has censured Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his bribe remarks made at a poll rally in Goa and said if he continues to violate the model code, stern action would be taken against him and his party, including suspension or withdrawal of recognition to AAP. “…The Election Commission hereby censures you for violating…provisions of MCC (Model Code of Conduct) and expects that you shall be more circumspect in your public utterances during election time. “You may also note…

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Akhilesh Yadav May Have Won The Cycle Race, But Has UP Lost Everything?

By Mohan Yadav “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” These words from a George Orwell essay, quite aptly represent what is unfolding in Lucknow as the whole of India looks on. Over the past few weeks, news outlets across India have been feeding the schadenfreude of the masses by playing on loop the internal power politics of the Samajwadi Party where the incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been seemingly grappling with his own…

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Hopes of ‘Mahagathbandhan’ against BJP in Uttar Pradesh fail to take off

Hopes of a ‘maha gathbandhan’ against the BJP in Uttar Pradesh were today dashed with the Samajwadi Party ruling out any alliance with the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), but asserting a tie-up with the Congress “We will forge an alliance only with the Congress. We will not ally with the RLD. No talks are going on with them (RLD). We will contest from over 300 seats (out of 403) and the Congress will be there for the rest of them,” SP national vice president Kironmoy Nanda told PTI. As regards…

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Central Government clears Tamil Nadu’s ordinance on Jallikattu

Chennai/New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Decks were cleared tonight for an ordinance on Jallikattu after Tamil Nadu and the Centre worked feverishly even as the state stood on the edge and protesters on Marina beach and elsewhere refused to relent until the sport is held. Tamil Nadu was brought to a standstill by a shutdown on the fifth day of the protest by students, youths and other sections demanding immediate staging of the traditional bull- taming sport in Alanganallur, epicentre of the of Jallikattu, and other places. They said they…

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Independent thinking is now under threats says Manmohan Singh

Kolkata, Jan 20 (PTI) Independent thinking and free expression in Indian universities “are now under threat”, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today alleged, targeting the Centre. The Congress leader said the recent attempts to interfere with free expression of the student community in Hyderabad Central University and JNU were of particular concern and termed suppression of peaceful dissent as “inimical to learning” and ‘undemocratic’. “Regrettably, independent thinking and free expression in Indian universities are now under threat. Attempts to suppress peaceful dissent are not only inimical to learning but also…

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Shivpal Yadav features in Akhilesh Yadav’s first list of candidates

Lucknow, Jan 20 (PTI) Shivpal Yadav, the warring uncle of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, along with controversial UP minister Azam Khan has made it to the first list of 191 Samajwadi Party candidates released today for the Assembly elections. The ruling party’s first list of candidates covers the first three phases of the seven-phase polling beginning on February 11. Shivpal Yadav will contest the elections from Jaswantnagar, the constituency sought for him by SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav. Rakesh Verma, son of Rajya Sabha member Beni Prasad Verma, whose name…

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