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Punjab should vote with Kejriwal in mind: Sisodia

Mohali: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said to a group of people including journalists today that people of Punjab should cast their votes on 4 February “assuming that Arvind Kejriwal will be the Chief Minister of Punjab”, adding, “Whoever becomes the Chief Minister, it will be Kejriwal’s responsibility to ensure […]

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Mulayam makes it clear, Akhilesh is his heir

Lucknow: Virtually ending the long Yadav family feud, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has said that his son Akhilesh Yadav will once again be the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh if his party retains power. “Akhilesh will be the Chief Minister after the election,” Mulayam Singh said on Monday evening, hours after saying there […]

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BSP campaign badly hit by demonetisation?

Lucknow: Within 10 days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to demonetise old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, news agency UNI reported that the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would “hold smaller meetings” “in view of the constraints of funds and even attracting (a) huge crowd.” A source said to सिर्फ़ News that several aspirants for […]

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Faridabad corp: Another post-demonetisation victory for BJP

Faridabad: In the recently concluded Faridabad Municipal Corporation elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 30 out of the 40 seats, showing little negative effect of demonetisation on the electoral prospects of the party. The polls were held on 8 January. Independent candidates won the remaining 10 wards. However, some of these victors are known for their proximity to (or association with) the […]

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Shave Modi’s head: Fatwa by TMC’s pet imam

Kolkata: Syed Mohammad Nurur Rahman Barkati of the All India Minority Forum has issued a fatwa that whoever shaves Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s head and smear him in ink will get a cash reward of Rs 25 lakhs. Since demonetisation, although the Prime Minister has faced sharp criticism and attacks from West Bengal Chief Minister […]

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EC imposes expense limit and more on candidates

Kanpur: The Election Commission (EC) has set the upper limit for cash donation as Rs 20,000. Beyond this, the candidates will accept donations by cash alone. Further, if anyone gets a donation of more than Rs 1,00,000, they must declare the source of the money to the EC in writing. The EC has also given […]

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LeT operative exposes Pakistan’s designs on India

New Delhi: A day after India handed over a “strong demarche” to Pakistan over its continuous support to cross-border terrorism in this country, the National Investigations Agency (NIA) has filed its charge sheet against the suspected terrorist from the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), 21-year-old Bahadur Ali alias Saifullah. Ali has been charged under various provisions of the Indian […]

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Unparalleled Survivor Of Parallel Cinema

On the black-and-white screen of the Telerama TV set we had in the early 1980s, his pox-ravaged face was more off-putting, as though the stark reality depicted in Ardh Satya were not enough. Those were the days when one waited eagerly for Sunday, with the feature film to be shown on Doordarshan in the evening […]

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Om Puri passes away

Mumbai: Actor Om Puri, 66, died of a heart attack on Friday morning at his Andheri residence. His body was taken to the Cooper hospital for postmortem, and the funeral will take place at 6 PM at the Oshiwara crematorium. Many actors and Bollywood personalities expressed their grief at the news and headed for Andheri […]

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Guru Gobind Singh: Warrior Saint

As we celebrate the 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh or Prakash Parav, it is hard to ignore the fact that seldom has there been a hero of his stature. While his date of birth as per the Gregorian calendar varies, the believers hold it to be a saptami tithi that began this year on […]