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Shiv Sena to go it alone in 2019 elections

The Shiv Sena on Tuesday announced that it will contest the 2019 general assembly elections and state assembly elections on their own. The decision …

India

Is it right to disqualify MLAs: Sisodia

Appealing to Delhiites to give a befitting reply, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday asked in an open letter whether the Election …

India

AAP legislators file fresh petition in Delhi High Court against their disqualification

The party had alleged that the Election Commission had not given them a fair hearing before sending its recommendation to the president.<p>The Aam Aadmi …

Ram Nath Kovind

India remembers Subhas Chandra Bose on 121st birth anniversary: Ram Nath Kovind Narendra Modi, Amit Shah pay tribute - Firstpost

On Tuesday, the 121st birth anniversary of 'Netaji' Subhas Chandra Bose, the country paid rich tributes to one of the key members of the Indian …

India

EC pulled up for backing simultaneous polls

At a meeting of a parliamentary committee on Monday, lawmakers questioned the Election Commission about its recent statements endorsing simultaneous …

Lok Sabha

The big news: Shiv Sena decides to contest 2019 elections alone, and nine other top stories

Other headlines: The SC said the legitimacy of Hadiya’s marriage cannot be questioned, and ‘Padmaavat’ will be released across India on Thursday.<p>A …

India

‘Mother role pivotal in shaping good citizens’

Participating in the ‘Ammaku Vandanam’ programme organised to mark Vasanta Panchami noted scholar Chaganti Koteswara Rao spoke on the pivotal role …

Lok Sabha

Temple Politics Heats Up in the Land of Lord Krishna

Alarmed by increasing "assaults on the original and natural character" of the Hindu holy town, the "leela-sthal" of Lord Krishna and Radha, temple …

India

Thousands pay homage to martyr

Thousands of people from Punnamoodu and surrounding areas bid a tearful adieu to Army jawan Sam Abraham who was killed in cross-border firing in …

Rajya Sabha

‘CPI(M)’s decision not a surprise, says Bengal Congress chief

The draft resolution of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which negates the possibility of an electoral …

India

Work in 20 constituencies comes to a halt

With the disqualification of 20 of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, the developmental work in their constituencies are likely to come to a grinding …

India

No Prime Minister, Earning Rs 200 a Day By Selling Pakodas is Not Employment

It should not a source of pride that millions are managing to eke out a meagre income. Instead it should be seen for what it is – a sign of …

India

Long live India Post Payments Bank

India Post has been providing deposit services to a large number of small customers across the country; it also has a limited remittance service. …

FinTech

Understanding the Ratio of Malice to Legality in the AAP MLAs Disqualification Case

What masquerades today as an argument for constitutional morality or political propriety, is actually a mask for politics of malice, vendetta and …

Ram Nath Kovind

Anti-suicide measures should be implemented swiftly and strictly

Last year, five students committed suicide at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the …

Lok Sabha

News in Numbers: Bottom 50% of world’s population see no increase in wealth, says report

According to the Oxfam report, the wealth held by Indian billionaires increased by Rs4,89,000 crore in 2017. Photo: AFP<p><b>Rs36,915 crore</b><p><b>What is it?</b> The …

Ram Nath Kovind

Federal govt. shutdown may affect India’s exports to U.S.

Indian shipments to the U.S. are likely to get affected following the shutdown of that country’s Federal Government, exporters said.<p>“The shutdown of …

India

Killing cows and humans same: Swamy

Subramanian Swamy, BJP leader and Rajya Sabha MP<i>,</i> on Sunday said that killing cows and human beings was the same and both should carry the same …

Rajya Sabha

Outrage in Bangladesh about a viral photo of Pranab Mukherjee should give India cause for concern

What does the image of the former Indian president sitting in front of a row of Bangladeshi delegates say?<p>The potency of a recent social media …

India

What prevented Muslim leaders to launch a nationwide movement to demand scrapping of Haj subsidy?

The Sangh parivar successfully used the bogey of minority appeasement to demonise Indian Muslims.<p>The Bharatiya Janata Party, the political wing of a …

India

Madhya Pradesh civic poll results show BJP facing considerable anti-incumbency; party must rein in complacency - Firstpost

If the results of the recent civic elections in Madhya Pradesh are anything to go by, the BJP is facing anti-incumbency in considerable measure. The …

India

Don’t read 2G book with politically coloured glasses: A Raja

Raja said, “This is the first time I am disclosing this…. I only got two copies of my book (initially). I kept one copy and rang up Manmohan Singh …

India

My Government's Only Agenda for Budget is Development: PM Modi

to Zee News (Attn.editors: The following press release comes to you under an arrangement with PRNewswire. PTI takes no editorial responsibility for …

India

Amit Shah launches BJP’s programme targeting those who will become voters in 2019

BJP chief Amit Shah on Saturday launched Yuva Udghosh programme in Varanasi, aiming to bring to the party fold a new generation of voters who would …

India

Wadi wonder under the bridge

French Bridge in Gamdevi vaults over a precinct of communities close to Bombay's cultural heyday<p><b>Dev and Neha Ghia in Saraswati Niwas against a</b> …

India

When love hits a wall

The Supreme Court has said that an adult boy or girl should have the right to marry anyone they choose, without any panchayat, family or …

India

Encroachers have taken up more than 670 sq km of forest area in Maharashtra: Hindustan Times

Agricultural practices, construction of religious structures and urbanisation near tier I and II cities were the main concerns, an official …

India

BJP’s Aim to Oust AAP Govt Culminated in MLAs’ Disqualification

The Election Commission has finally recommended the disqualification of the 20 MLAs of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The BJP and Congress have demanded …

India

Existence of other biometric databases may pose new challenge to Aadhaar

The widespread and largely unsupervised use of biometrics for everything from accessing university classrooms to identifying sea-faring fishermen …

Aadhaar

Who Is Narendra Modi? India's Controversial Prime Minister May Offer A Role Model For Donald Trump

Riding high on unprecedented polling numbers and rapid economic growth, India’s controversial Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give the keynote address at the opening session of the 48th annual World Economic Forum (WEF) this Tuesday. The WEF is the annual meeting of the world’s great, good, or …

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