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Chennai traffic police Sunday named former AIADMK councillor C Jayagopal in an FIR in connection with the death of 23-year-old Subhasri Ravi who was crushed to death after a hoarding erected on a divider fell on her. Jayagopal was admitted at a private hospital on Saturday following complains of chest pain.

08:57:01 on 15 Sep

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The agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is to impose Hindi as the national language, said Sitaram Yechury, general secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist), on Sunday. His statement comes in the backdrop of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's call to culturally unify India with Hindi as its national language.

06:15:49 on 15 Sep

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All cases filed against Rampur MP Azam Khan would be withdrawn if the Samajwadi Party comes to power, its president Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday. According to a statement issued by the party, Mr Yadav made these remarks at Rampur, where he met Mr Khan's family at his house and visited Mohammad Ali Jauhar University, Urdu Gate and Rampur Public School International.

09:57:01 on 15 Sep

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NCP MP Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP

Nationalist Congress Party Lok Sabha MP from Satara in Maharashtra, Udayanraje Bhosale, joined the BJP in New Delhi on Saturday at an event attended by BJP president Amit Shah, working president J.P. Nadda and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Mr Bhosale, a descendant of Chhatrapati Shivaji, joined the BJP just ahead of Maharashtra Assembly elections.

01:15:05 on 14 Sep

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Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Thursday expressed concern over the "grim" economic situation in the country and accused the BJP government of misusing its mandate in the "most dangerous" fashion. Sonia noted that democracy was at peril under the Narendra Modi government and alleged that it was misusing and abusing its mandate in the "most dangerous" fashion.

05:52:54 on 12 Sep

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Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday directed the Health Department to “end VIP culture” in Delhi government’s hospitals and said all citizens will get equal treatment. The Chief Minister said there would be no private rooms for VIPs in government-run hospitals in the national capital.

09:57:01 on 11 Sep

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Rajya Sabha Parliamentarian and Tamil Nadu politician, Vaiko, on Wednesday moved a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court to have the Jammu and Kashmir government produce the State’s former chief minister, Dr. Farooq Abdullah - believed to be under detention following the abrogation of Article 370 — in court and set him free.

06:53:59 on 11 Sep

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A Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist who attacked the family of a fruit trader in north Kashmir to scare others from resuming their business has been killed, a top official of Jammu and Kashmir has said. Asif Maqbool Bhat was killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore, about 45 km from Srinagar.

03:46:39 on 11 Sep

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Former union minister P Chidambaram Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court for bail in the INX Media case. His counsel also challenged the trial court order remanding him to 14 days judicial custody in the case till September 19. The 73-year-old Congress leader was arrested by the CBI on August 21 in the alleged corruption case.

02:55:41 on 11 Sep

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TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, son Nara Lokesh, and several party leaders have been placed under house arrest on Wednesday to prevent them from participating in the 'Chalo Atmakur' rally, to protest against Jagan Mohan Reddy's government. Along with them, ex-minister Devineni Uma, Vijayawada MP Kesineni Nani, and Bhuma Akhila Priya were also taken into preventive custody.

12:53:58 on 11 Sep

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Barely five months after joining the party, Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar’s stint in Congress came to an end on Tuesday after she put down her papers blaming “vested interests” and “infighting within the party”. Former Union minister and former Mumbai Congress chief, Milind Deora, came out in support of Ms Matondkar saying Mumbai north leader must be held accountable.

06:57:02 on 11 Sep

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In another blow to the Congress in Maharashtra, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar on Tuesday resigned from the party. Urmila Matondkar’s decision to resign from the Congress comes merely five months after she joined the party in March ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

03:27:01 on 10 Sep

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A week after he has sought an explanation from party’s Kerala unit for ‘praising’ Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday said he did not join the party looking for a lifelong career. The Congress leader said, he joined the grand-old party as he believed it is the best vehicle for advancement of the ideas of inclusive and progressive India.

09:57:01 on 10 Sep

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Expressing discontent over dwindling rupee and steep economic slowdown showing its adverse effect on all sectors, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday presented a trimmed budget of Rs 1.46,492.30 crore for 2019-20 fiscal in the assembly. KCR also accused the Centre of failing to provide additional funds to Telangana causing severe loss to the state.

10:27:01 on 09 Sep

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The CPI, TMC and the NCP on Monday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) not to strip them of national party status, saying the decision shouldn’t be based on poor result in recent elections alone, and sought a fresh opportunity to prove themselves in the coming assembly polls.

08:57:02 on 09 Sep

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A case naming Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister, Congress's Kamal Nath, during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots in Delhi, may soon be reopened, as a green signal came today from the Home Ministry headed by Amit Shah. The ministry's decision came days after the arrest of Kamal Nath's nephew Ratul Puri in connection with the AgustaWestland case.

08:05:09 on 09 Sep

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A day after senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor stressed that the answer to the party’s woes in Hindi heartland does not lie in “majority appeasement” or offering some sort of a “Hindutva Lite” like a “Coke Lite” which would reduce it to “Congress Zero”, he said that he did not join the Congress for a lifelong career.

07:35:28 on 09 Sep

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Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday filled up the Cabinet by inducting six ministers including Mr. T. Harish Rao and TRS working president K.T. Rama Rao. Mr. Harish Rao was sworn in first in view of his seniority and given the finance portfolio. Mr. Rama Rao, who took the oath next, retained his previous portfolios.

07:27:02 on 09 Sep

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Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the solution to reviving the Congress party in the Hindi heartland did not lie in offering voters some sort of “Hindutva Lite” like a “Coke Lite. Tharoor also alleged that for the ruling BJP and its allies being a Hindu was no different from the team identity loyalty of the “British football hooligan”.

07:57:01 on 08 Sep

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A Delhi court on Friday adjourned the Aircel-Maxis case, involving former Union minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti, sine dine, on grounds that the CBI and ED were seeking repeated adjournments. It directed the prosecution to approach the court once the probe is complete and adjourned the case without any date for further hearing.

03:27:02 on 06 Sep

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Actor Vicky Kaushal is the nation’s heartthrob and he knows it. In a new interview with Mid Day, he spoke about his journey in Bollywood so far, his legion of female fans and, of course, Karan Johar’s house party with allegations of drug abuse that followed. Karan Johar had shared a video from his house party.

02:57:01 on 06 Sep

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Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who was sent to 14-day judicial custody in Tihar jail on Thursday, said he was only worried about the economy before he was taken away from court. Chidambaram on Tuesday had also mocked the government over the economic slowdown after the Delhi court had extended his CBI custody by two days.

09:57:01 on 05 Sep

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The appointment of Tamilisai Soundararajan as the Governor of Telangana has raised quite a few eyebrows. In an interview with indianexpress.com, Tamilisai opens up on her appointment as the Telangana Governor, her equation with her father and her husband, how she stood up to body-shaming and trolling in Tamil Nadu, and on other issues. Excerpts from the Interview.

08:27:01 on 05 Sep

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Former finance minister P Chidambaram was sent to Tihar jail for the next 10 days in the INX Media case after a Delhi HC declined to accept his request to free him on bail. In a last-ditch effort to convince the judge to keep Chidambaram out of Tihar jail, his legal team had minutes earlier even offered his arrest by ED which could take him into custody to question him.

05:42:04 on 05 Sep

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Congress leader P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram were granted protection from arrest by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis corruption case, by a Delhi court today. The former finance minster, however, faces arrest by ED over corruption allegations in the INX Media case after the Supreme Court refused to grant him protection today.

02:55:45 on 05 Sep

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Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Road Transport & Highways of India today said that govt has no intentions of banning petrol or diesel cars in the country. Gadkari said there is a concern that the government will ban internal combustion engine vehicles, but it is well aware of the contribution that India's automobile industry is making to the country's exports and employment.

12:03:44 on 05 Sep

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Senior Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar was arrested last evening by the Enforcement Directorate with his supporters first trying to block officers from taking him away and later resorting to block traffic and vandalizing buses in protest. Mr Shivakumar posted a tweet "congratulating" the ruling BJP for "finally" succeeding in arresting him.

09:44:39 on 04 Sep

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The Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami has requested the Central government to increase allocation of kerosene to Tamil Nadu as the State has been struggling to make supply meet demand with the limited allotment. He pointed out that the monthly allocation of kerosene for Tamil Nadu has been reduced from 16,148 KL to 10,764 KL from July 2019.

06:57:01 on 04 Sep

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Amit Jogi, former MLA and the son of former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Ajit Jogi, has been arrested from his home over allegations of cheating. He has been accused of lying on his election affidavit about his birthplace. Amit Jogi, 42, was arrested from his house in Bilaspur.

12:00:08 on 03 Sep

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Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale, briefing reporters on Modi's two-day visit to the Russian city of Vladivostok beginning Wednesday, said the possibility of opening a maritime route, connecting Chennai with Vladivostok, will also be explored as it could link Europe as well through the arctic route.

06:57:01 on 03 Sep

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The state of the economy today is deeply worrying, former PM Manmohan Singh said, adding that "all-round mismanagement" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has resulted in the slowdown. The veteran Congress leader's comments come two days after government data showed that India's economy expanded at its slowest pace in over six years in the quarter ended June 30.

02:01:42 on 01 Sep

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The chief of the BJP's TN BJP, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan and former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya are on the list of five new Governors announced by President today. Dr Soundararajan has been appointed the Governor of Telangana. Bandaru Dattatreya has been put in charge of Himachal Pradesh, replacing Kalraj Mishra.

12:32:14 on 01 Sep

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Former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh Sunday blamed the “all-round mismanagement” by the Modi government for the economic slowdown and urged the government to put aside politics of vendetta and reach out to all sane voices to steer the economy out of this “man-made crisis”.

12:00:00 on 01 Sep

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Omar Abdullah and PDP chief Mehooba Mufti have been allowed to meet their families nearly a month after their arrest on August 5, sources said. The two former CMs were taken into custody as a "precautionary measure" ahead of the government's decision to scrap Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370 and bifurcate it into two distinct union territories.

06:57:01 on 01 Sep

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Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today termed NRC list released this morning as faulty, and said that the ruling BJP will approach the Supreme Court again to seek reverification in certain parts of the state. Over 19 lakh people were left out of the NRC list published this morning, and they are now required to prove their citizenship in order to avoid government action.

08:59:44 on 31 Aug

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Akali Dal leader Sukhbir Badal, a key ally of the ruling BJP, made controversial comments on the Babri mosque razing and the 1984 Operation Bluestar. The former Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, whose wife Harsimrat Kaur is a Union Minister, was speaking to a gathering of Sikh religious organisations after praying at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday.

06:30:19 on 31 Aug

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The Delhi Police on Saturday urged a local court to prosecute Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for abetment to suicide or on murder charge in the Sunanda Pushkar death case. Reading a statement of the couple's domestics help -- who is one of the witnesses in the case-- special prosecutor Atul Srivastava said that the couple had a fight over a girl named ''Katy'.

05:51:22 on 31 Aug

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Telangana BJP on Saturday demanded a NRC in the state. Their demand comes on a day when 19 lakh persons were left out of the final list of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam. In a press statement issued by party chief spokesperson for TS K Krishna Saagar Rao, the BJP claimed that there’s a steady growth of illegal immigrants in the state.

04:02:12 on 31 Aug

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As the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) was put out today, the BJP's Manoj Tiwari demanded a similar exercise for Delhi to identify illegal immigrants, calling the situation in the capital "dangerous". In the past, many leaders of the BJP have spoken about such lists in other parts of the country.

02:19:23 on 31 Aug

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The immediate possibility is that these people might land themselves in a long legal fight that may cost them a fortune. The Assam government has already declared that those left out of the NRC final list would neither be labelled as ‘foreigners’ nor ‘arrested’ till the matter is in court, but have to take the Foreigners’ Tribunal route to prove their citizenship.

11:56:26 on 31 Aug

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NRC - a list intended to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from Assam - will be published at 10 am today, with around 41 lakh people expected to be left out. Coming just weeks after the centre struck down Jammu and Kashmir's decades-old autonomy, the NRC too is expected to go down as one of the biggest moves in PM Narendra Modi's second term.

06:18:01 on 31 Aug

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NRC - a list intended to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from Assam - will be published at 10 am today, with around 41 lakh people expected to be left out. Coming just weeks after the centre struck down Jammu and Kashmir's decades-old autonomy, the NRC too is expected to go down as one of the biggest moves in PM Narendra Modi's second term.

06:15:02 on 31 Aug

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