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Mumbai Congress chief offers to quit

February 23, 2017

MUMBAI: Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday said he was ready to resign from his post following the party’s poor showing in the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) election. Asked by reporters, if he had offered to resign, Nirupam said over telephone: “Yes.” The Congress was a distant third in the election...

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Shiv Sena leads in battle for Mumbai, Maharashtra

February 23, 2017

MUMBAI: The ruling Shiv Sena appeared all set to retain control over the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), India''s biggest and richest civic body, election officials said on Thursday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was pushed to a distant second slot in Mumbai in the civic body elections held across Maharashtra. Of the 227 BMC seats, t...

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Voting begins for 53 seats in fourth phase UP polls

February 23, 2017

LUCKNOW: Voting in 53 assembly constituencies in the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh elections began at 7 a.m on Thursday amid tight security, officials said. In all, 1.84 crore voters will use their franchise in the tight contest between the Samajwadi Party (SP)-Congress alliance, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). Of t...

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SP candidate's son shot in UP

February 23, 2017

LUCKNOW: The son of a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate was shot and seriously injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district on Thursday morning, police said. The attack was made on SP candidate Siddha Gopal Sahu's son. He has been rushed to Kanpur for treatment. The victim's family has accused Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) candidate Aridarman Singh's son ...

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Shurhozelie Liezietsu sworn in as Nagaland CM

February 22, 2017

KOHIMA (NAGALAND): Naga People's Front (NPF) president Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Nagaland. Liezietsu along with 11 ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy by the Governor P.B. Acharya at the Raj Bhavan here. Liezitsu will succeed T.R. Zeliang, who resigned as Chief Minister of Nagaland...

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Congress MLAs suspended from Gujarat assembly

February 21, 2017

GANDHINAGAR: The Gujarat assembly budget session on Monday began with a ruckus by opposition members over a gang-rape, involving Kutch BJP leaders, forcing Governor O.P. Kohli to cut short his customary opening address. Congress members shouted slogans, which led Speaker Ramanlal Vora to adjourn the house twice before ordering suspension of the op...

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Shurhozelie elected leader, to be Nagaland CM

February 20, 2017

KOHIMA: Naga People’s Front (NPF) leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance to be the new Nagaland Chief Minister. Shurhozelie was elected after Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang resigned on Sunday night bowing to the demands of protesting tribal groups opposed to his move...

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Non-BJP parties have harmed Bundelkhand: Modi

February 20, 2017

JALAUN (UTTAR PRADESH): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday accused non-BJP parties of not developing Bundelkhand region in Uttar Pradesh and said all of them are “two sides of the same coin”. “Among all Indian states Uttar Pradesh is in the worst condition. No development has taken place in Bundelkhand since dependence,&rdquo...

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Liezietsu elected new Nagaland leader

February 20, 2017

KOHIMA: Naga People's Front leader Shurhozelie Liezietsu was on Monday elected the new legislature party leader of the ruling Democratic Alliance. ...

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Actor Ravi Kishan moves from Congress to BJP

February 20, 2017

NEW DELHI: Bhojpuri actor Ravi Kishan, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday in presence of party president Amit Shah. He had fought the 2014 Lok Sabha election on the Congress ticket from Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur constituency. Kishan, said he joined the BJP because he wanted to focus on the people’s development. “I h...

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