PM Modi will inaugurate NH-211 stretch in Maharashtra on Wednesday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a stretch of National Highway 211 in Maharashtra Wednesday. Which will improve the connectivity of Solapur with the Marathwada region. The statement said that the section of the NH to be dedicated to the nation Wednesday has road safety features like 2 major and 17 minor bridges, 4 vehicular and 10 pedestrian underpasses.


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January 09 2019
Apsara Reddy becomes first transgender office-bearer in Congress

Apsara Reddy a trans women appointed as National General Secretary of the party’s women’s wing – All India Mahila Congress (AIMC). The appointed was made by Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday. “Rahul Gandhi ji’s commitment to fair representation of women, Congress is truly a party that built India and sustained us for generations with good policy.” Said by Apsara Reddy.


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January 09 2019
BJP leader killed on train, family blames party rival in Gujarat

A BJP leader Jayanti Bhanushali shot dead in a train between Bhuj and Samakhiyali early on Tuesday, who was travelling from Bhuj to Ahmedabad. The accused another BJP leader Chhabil Patel a former Abdasa MLA, the rivalry between the two came to the fore when Patel lost the Abdasa by-election. Patel was also arrested in connection with a rape case last year.


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January 08 2019
Urjit Patel wanted to resign, no political pressure: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cleared the air on the resignation of former RBI governor Urjit Patel on Tuesday. Saying Patel himself requested to step down, and that he was thinking about quitting for the past 6-7 months. PM further said he was telling me about it for past 6-7 months before his resignation. He did a good job as “RBI Governor,” said the PM.


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January 02 2019
Rajasthan's Muslim minister Saleh Mohammed performs puja at Shiva temple

Saleh Mohammed, Minister in the Rajasthan’s Gehlot government, performed a special puja at Shiva temple in Pokhran on Sunday. The sudden move of the minister surprised people in the area. Mohammad performed “special puja” for about half-an-hour following “Hindu rituals”, said by temple priest. Saleh Mohammad said “Hindus and Muslims both have strong faith in Baba Ramdevji.”


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January 02 2019
PM Modi said 'Janta' versus 'gathbandhan' on 2019 elections

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the 2019 Lok Sabha election will be “janta” versus “gathbandhan”, the Grand alliance and other fronts being formed by various political parties. Modi is just a 'manifestation' of public love and blessings, he said.


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January 01 2019
Pakistan ko sudarne mein aur samay lagega; PM Modi on intervew

In the first interview of 2019 Prime Minister Narendra Modi said about Pakistan “Ek ladai se Pakistan sudhar jayega, yeh sochne mein bahut badi galti hogi. Pakistan ko sudarne mein abhi aur samay lagega”, Modi also said about triple talaq bill “Most Islamic countries have banned Triple Talaq, Even in Pakistan, Triple Talaq is banned.”


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January 01 2019
PM Modi renames 3 Andaman and Nicobar Islands after Subhash Chandra Bose

Prime Minister Narendra Modi renamed three of the Andaman and Nicobar islands after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. The Ross Island was renamed as Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, the PM made this announcement during a speech at the Netaji Stadium on Saturday. Modi was in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands for a two-day visit where he participated in a host of programmes.


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December 31 2018
Yeddyurappa slams Kumaraswamy, Farmers Committing Suicide CM is Celebrating in Singapore

BS Yeddyurappa slams H. D. Kumaraswamy saying, farmers committing suicide Chief Minister busy on celebrating the New Year’s in Singapore. His cabinet members have also gone to different places to celebrate, he added. Yeddyurappa further said “CM HD Kumaraswamy is playing politics of Divide & Rule, he is working only for 37 JDS MLA seats, not as CM of entire Karnataka.”


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December 31 2018
Sajjan Kumar surrenders for role in 1984 anti-Sikh riots; sent to Mandoli jail

Congress leader Sajjan Kumar surrendered in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, who has been awarded a life sentence by the Delhi High Court. “He simply has to go to the court tomorrow and surrender, if he does not do that, on January 1 the police will have to take him in custody and send him to Tihar Jail, official said.


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December 31 2018
PM Modi congratulated Hasina on her reelection as Bangladesh PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called his Bangladesh counterpart Sheikh Hasina and congratulated her on being re-elected in the country’s general elections. “Spoke to Sheikh Hasina Ji and congratulated her on the resounding victory in the Bangladesh elections,” Modi tweeted. Hasina won a new term with a landslide victory, the country’s Election Commission said on Monday.


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December 31 2018
Triple Talaq Bill in Rajya Sabha today

BJP has issued a whip asking its Rajya Sabha members to be present in Parliament’s upper house. The ordinance was issued in September after the government failed to have an earlier version of the bill passed in Rajya Sabha in December last year. Lok Sabha cleared the bill on Thursday with 245 voting in its favour and 11 against it.


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December 31 2018
PM Modi announces Rs 4,500 crore assistance to Bhutan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced ₹4,500-crore financial assistance to Bhutan on Friday. The prime minister also thanked the Bhutanese leader for deciding to introduce in Bhutan the Indian RuPay card. “We are very very happy that Prime Minister Modi Ji has personally committed to being with us…Government of India has extended full support”, the Bhutan PM said.


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December 29 2018
Who will play the role 'Accidental CM', Asks BJP to CM Kumaraswamy

BJP has taken a jibe at HD Kumaraswamy by calling him an ‘Accidental CM’. “If there was a movie titled Accidental CM who will play the role of HD Kumaraswamy,” the Opposition BJP asked in a tweet. BJP said “After new govt was formed 377 farmers have ended their lives, CM Kumaraswamy celebrating new year in Singapore.”


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December 29 2018
Loan waiver is cruel joke on farmer, Karnataka govt's: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi slamming Congress-JDS Karnataka government on Friday said What they have done in the name of loan waiver for the farmers will go down in history as one of the most ‘cruel jokes’ on farmers. He further said “After six months in power, reports say the government could only benefit a handful of farmers with the loan waiver scheme.”


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December 29 2018
Karnataka government interested in corruption not development: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday slamming Congress-JD(S) alliance in Karnataka, saying that while the people of the state wanted “corruption-free Government”, the state Government was interested in “development-free corruption.” He made the remarks while interacting with Karnataka BJP booth workers from Bidar, Davanagere, Dharwad and Haveri. The people of country would teach them a lesson for their "misgovernance."


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December 29 2018
Keep Mumbai Open After Midnight This New Year; Aditya Thackeray

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis get letter from Shiv Sena youth wing chief Aditya Thackeray requesting that cities including Mumbai be allowed to remain open all night for New Year celebrations, write “more space and time to unwind after hours of work.” Adding “What is legal during the day, cannot be illegal at night.” The proposal for Mumbai is awaiting your approval.


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December 27 2018
MIM MLA Jaffar Hussain's son passes away

Maqsood Hussain 34-year-old, son of MIM MLA, Mr. Jaffar Hussain Meraj passed away at 9 a.m. today morning. Namaz-e-Janaza will be held after Maghrib prayer at Makkah Masjid whereas Tadfeen at Dargah Abdullah Shah Sahib. He was suffering from a kidney ailment. Kidney transplant had taken place on 23rd November 2018.


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December 27 2018
I will smash your head: AIUDF Chief threatens journalist

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief Badruddin Ajmal threatened to smash the head of a journalist when he was asked about a possible alliance with the BJP or the Congress in the future. “Go dogs, for how much money have you been bought by BJP?” Badruddin Ajmal said. Go register a case against me you son of a dog, screamed Ajmal.


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December 27 2018
Kamal Nath expands his cabinet, gets first Muslim minister in 15 years

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath expanded his cabinet on Tuesday inducting 28 ministers including Arif Aqueel the first muslim minister in the state after 15 years. The cabinet expansion was done after both Kamal Nath and Scindia held discussions with the party central leadership. Congratulating the new ministers, both Kamal Nath and Scindia asked them to work towards fulfilling the Congress’ commitment.


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December 26 2018
BJP leader thrashes disabled man for supporting Akhilesh Yadav

A BJP leader caught on camera assaulting a disabled man for abusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief minister Yogi Adityanath and promising his vote to Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav. Mohammad Miya is seen hitting the man with a stick on his face in the video, shared on social media. Miya has defended himself saying the man was drunk and he was just trying to make him leave.


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December 26 2018
Youth Akali Dal leader arrested for vandalising Rajiv Gandhi's statue in Ludhiana

A Youth Akali Dal leader was arrested for allegedly vandalising the statue of former PM Rajiv Gandhi in Ludhiana on Tuesday. Police said they have arrested Youth Akali Dal leader Gurdip Singh Gosha and soon arrested another accused identified as Meet Pal Singh Dugri, six to seven people were accompanying the two accused. They blamed Rajiv Gandhi for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.


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December 26 2018
Muslims Better Off in Gujarat Than Other States: CM Rupani

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Tuesday “the condition of Muslims living in the state was better than anywhere else in the country.” Accusing the Congress Rupani said “For over 50 years, the Congress treated Muslims as mere votebank, as a result Muslims lagged behind in education, employment and in terms of economic development.” He further added.


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December 26 2018
PM Modi is our main brand in Bihar: BJP MP Gopal Narayan

BJP MP Gopal Narayan Singh on Wednesday took a veiled jibe at Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the “Like in all over India, in Bihar also, our main brand is Narendra Modi ji.” BJP president Amit Shah announced that his party would contest on 17 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar.


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December 26 2018
Aiyo Rama, who I'll remember me: Deve Gowda on no invite for bridge opining

Former Prime Minister and JD(S) supremo H D Deve Gowda disappointment at not being invited for the inauguration of the country's longest railroad bridge in Assam. Former PM HD Deve Gowda said, "Aiyo Rama! Who will remember me? Some newspapers might have mentioned about it." The foundation stone for the project was laid by Gowda when he was the prime minister in 1997.


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December 26 2018
A helicopter service launched in Statue of Unity for panoramic view

Tourists can now take a chopper ride to get a breath taking view of the 182-metre tall statue, the helicopter ride at the Statue of Unity is for 10 minutes and costs ₹2,900. The tourists not just get to see a panoramic view of the Statue of Unity but also of Sardar Sarovar Dam, Narmada river, and the Satpura and Vindhya hills.


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December 25 2018
Don't trouble Hanuman, your Lanka will be on fire, Raj Babbar on BJP

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar said “Don't trouble Lord Hanuman too much. With a swipe of his tail, the BJP lost elections in three states, Now, their Lanka will be on fire.” While addressing a rally in Rajasthan's Alwar district, Adityanath had said, "Hanuman was a forest dweller, deprived and a Dalit.


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December 25 2018
Kill mercilessly, no problem there'd be no issue: Karnataka CM tells on Phone

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy has been caught on camera telling someone over the phone to kill the attackers of a local leader of his Janata Dal(Secular) party, the video surfacing on social media. “ I don’t know who did this and why. But Kill them (assailants) mercilessly in a shootout, there is no problem,” said by CM. Later CM defended his statement, saying he was angry.


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December 25 2018
10 MLAs to Take Oath as Cabinet Ministers Today in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel will expand his Cabinet on Tuesday, 10 MLAs likely to be inducted in Baghel’s cabinet. The new ministers will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Anandiben Patel at the Governor House. The oath ceremony is expected to be held at 11 am.


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December 25 2018
Ambedkar statue installed without permission at a bus stand in Bengaluru

A three-feet bust of BR Ambedkar placed on a six-foot platform, which mysteriously came up in Bengaluru’s busy KR Market bus stand won’t be demolished. “The statue was installed without taking approvals. But we will not remove it as it may hurt people’s sentiments,” said by City Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun. The protests were called off after the announcement by the Mayor after which the protesters garlanded the statue.


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December 25 2018
PM Modi releases Rs 100 coin in memory of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a new ₹100 coin in memory of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. This ₹100 currency will be the highest denomination in the form of coin. Modi said he would go to Vajpayee's memorial on Tuesday to reiterate his commitment to the ideology and path shown by the statesman.


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December 24 2018
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot expands his cabinet as 23 ministers

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot expanded his council of ministers on Monday with 23 ministers, including one from Congress ally Rashtriya Lok Dal, 13 are cabinet ministers and 10 ministers are of state. Governor Kalyan Singh administered the oath of office to the new ministers at an event attended by Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot.


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December 24 2018
PM Modi to inaugurate Rs 14,500 crore development projects in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday will inaugurate projects worth over ₹14,500 crore in Odisha, The projects are related to higher education, health, road and highways and culture. He will also release a commemorative coin and a postage stamp in memory of Paika Rebellion at a function in Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhubaneswar.


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December 24 2018
Congress leader Ramesh Jarkiholi threatens to join BJP

A day after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy expanded the cabinet by inducting eight new ministers. Ramesh Jarkiholi, the party MLA threatened to quit along with others, after he was 'dropped' from the cabinet. Jarkiholi has openly threatened to quit the party and join the BJP along with other MLAs. Party leader and former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah hoped that Jarkiholi will not leave the party.


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December 24 2018
8 Congress Ministers Inducted Into Kumaraswamy Cabinet, Two Removed

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday expanded his six-month old cabinet, inducting eight members from its coalition partner Congress. The party has removed two ministers from the cabinet. The new ministers were administered the oath of office and secrecy at the Glass House at Raj Bhavan by Governor Vajubhai Vala amid tight security.


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December 23 2018
Will contest all 39 Lok Sabha seats in TN, says Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan said on Saturday his party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) would contest all the 39 parliamentary seats in Tamil Nadu in the next year general election, Kamal Haasan said: "The party will contest in the Parliament elections. I will also contest. Kamal said he would announce the number of members his party has on January 31, adding the party has empowered him to decide on electoral alliances.


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December 23 2018
Cameras, TV, Powerbank, cheaper after GST Council tweaks tax slabs

The GST Council on Saturday tweaked the tax slabs slashing rates on several items. Announcing the slab revamp, Finance Minister said the new GST rates will be effective from January 1. Including Monitors, Power banks, Movie tickets, Digital cameras and video camera recorders. The Congress has finally jolted Narendraji from his deep slumber on Gabbar Singh Tax, Rahul Gandhi tweeted.


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December 22 2018
BJP move Supreme Court to hold rath yatra in West Bengal

The BJP has decided to move the vacation bench of the Supreme Court challenging the Calcutta high court order that stayed permission for its 'Save Democracy' rath yatra in West Bengal, the bench of Chief Justice Debashish Kar Gupta and Justice Shampa Sarkar asked the single judge to hear the matter afresh after considering security and intelligence inputs.


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December 22 2018
MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi hospitalized

MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi was admitted to Owaisi hospital on Thursday night. As per reports Mr. Akbaruddin Owaisi was admitted to the hospital due to severe stomach pain. Mr. Assaduddin Owaisi, MIM Chief who was in New Delhi returned to Hyderabad and reached the hospital.


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December 22 2018
Kumaraswamy cabinet expansion today, discontent grows in Congress

Six month-old HD Kumaraswamy-led coalition government in Karnataka will be carried out in Bengaluru on Saturday evening with the induction of eight new ministers. Chief minister Kumaraswamy met the Governor and sought his approval for the cabinet expansion. The CM said, “Eight ministers will take oath today. I met the Governor and submitted to him the list of new ministers and also sought his approval for the same.”


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December 22 2018
Naseeruddin Shah's Ajmer visit cancelled after protests by right-wing groups

The organisers of the Ajmer Literature Festival on Friday cancelled an event, set to be addressed by Naseeruddin Shah. After his statement, the death of a cow was being given importance over killing of a policeman. Many right-wing activists protested outside the venue. One of the protesters also hurled black ink on the poster of actor.


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December 22 2018
PM Modi attends laser show at Statue of Unity in Gujarat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a laser show at the recently-inaugurated Statue of Unity in Gujarat’s Kewadia on Friday. Featuring various police and paramilitary forces, which showcased the theme of “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat.” He also paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The Prime Minister also held discussions with select groups of officers, on specific security and policing issues over meals.


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December 22 2018
Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik announces Rs 10,000 cr scheme for farmers

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Friday announced a Rs 10,180 crore programme under which farmers will get ₹10,000 a year for purchase of seeds. The state cabinet Friday approved the scheme, titled Krushak Assistant for Livelihood and Income Augmentation (KALIA), a million landless households will be given ₹12,500 each to take up activities such as rearing goats, pisciculture, mushroom cultivation and beekeeping.


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December 22 2018
42 officers, including 23 district magistrates, transferred in MP

As per reports newly-appointed chief minister Kamal Nath shifted 42 officers, 23 of whom were district magistrates. According to the list which was released late on Thursday, Bharat Yadav has been appointed district magistrate for Gwalior.


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December 22 2018
PM Narendra Modi to address two public meetings in Kerala

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP workers at a public meeting in Kerala on January 6. He will again visit the state on January 27 to inaugurate a conference of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP state president PS Sreedharan Pillai said besides the prime minister, BJP national chief Amit Shah will address workers in Palakkad on December 31.


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December 21 2018
Charge sheet filed against former Bihar minister, her husband

Begusarai Police on Thursday filed a charge sheet against former Bihar social welfare minister Kumari Manju Verma and her husband Chandrasekhar Verma in an Arms Act case. Kumari Manju was charged under the Arms Act four months ago following recovery of illegal bore 50 ammunition from her residences in Patna, She had to resign as the minister from the Nitish Kumar Cabinet on August 8.


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December 21 2018
Jayalalithaa’s 75-day hospitalisation at Apollo cost ₹7 crore

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s 75-day hospitalisation at the Apollo Hospitals in Chennai cost nearly ₹7 crore. This has been disclosed by the hospital itself, Jayalalithaa was brought to the Apollo Hospital on September 22, 2016 – she remained admitted there till December 5, 2016 when she passed away.


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December 19 2018
Ex-MP and Cong leader Jalagam Kondal Rao passes away at 90

Senior Congress leader Jalagam Kondal Rao passed away on Tuesday at the age of 91. Kondal Rao was elected as a legislator first in 1957 in Vemsoor Assembly constituency. His last rites are expected to be conducted at the Mahaprasthanam crematorium in Hyderabad’s Jubilee Hills area on Wednesday. He lost to Congress candidate Vanama Venkateswara Rao in the recently-concluded Assembly elections in Telangana.


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December 19 2018
Congress leader Sajjan Kumar gets life imprisonment for 1984 anti-Sikh riots

The Delhi High Court convicted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar and sentenced him to life imprisonment in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case on Monday after 34 years. The court had ruled that the eye-witness testimony of the complainant Jagdish Kaur, who lost her husband, son and three brothers in the riots in Delhi.


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December 17 2018
Congress challenges Modi govt for Rafale deal after Supreme Court verdict

The Congress challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the deal. Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Congress had stated earlier that the Rafale issue cannot be decided by the Supreme Court.


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December 14 2018
Ashok Gehlot to be Rajasthan’s next CM, Sachin Pilot his deputy

Ashok Gehlot will be Rajasthan’s next chief minister and Sachin Pilot the deputy chief minister, announced on Friday by Congress president Rahul Gandhi. “United colours of Rajasthan,” Rahul Gandhi said minutes after the meeting ended, tweeting a photo with Gehlot and Pilot with all three Congress leaders smiling widely. Rahul Gandhi had met both Gehlot and Pilot separately over several rounds of talks on Thursday too.


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December 14 2018
Andhra Chief Minister’s nephew Uday Kumar passes away in Hyderabad

The Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu’s nephew Uday Kumar passed away early morning Friday in Hyderabad. Chandrababu Naidu has cancelled all his government events for the day and is expected to attend Uday’s last rites at Tirupathi. Uday suffered a cardiac arrest and was brought to Care Hospital at Banjara Hills at 6 am in an ambulance.


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December 14 2018
PM Modi’s foreign trips cost over ₹2,000 crore since 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly made 84 trips around the world, which cost about $280 million (over ₹2,010 crore), according to the government. The information was provided by Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh in Parliament. Since June, Modi has visited several more countries, including Singapore, Maldives and Argentina in November alone, so the bill footed by taxpayers is actually much bigger.


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December 14 2018
Vijay Mallya is not a ‘chor’, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari says

The Union Minister Nitin Gadkari at the India Economic Conclave held on Mumbai on Thursday Gadkari said “For 40 years Mallya was regularly paying interest on loans. After entering the aviation sector, he started facing problems, and suddenly he became a thief? If a person repays the interest for 50 years, and if he defaults once, then suddenly everything is fraud?”


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December 14 2018
After Madhya Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi likely to announce Rajasthan’s CM today

Congress president Rahul Gandhi will choose the party’s chief minister for Rajasthan on Friday. The race for the top job is between the party’s veteran leader Ashok Gehlot and young face Sachin Pilot. Gandhi said on Thursday the party would soon decide on the chief minister of Rajasthan. “Consultations with MLAs and party workers”


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December 14 2018
K Chandrasekhar Rao appoints Mahmood Ali as Telangana’s Home Minister

TRS leader Mohammad Mahmood Ali was on Thursday made the Home Minister of Telangana by Chief Minister, According to a statement from Chief Minister’s Office on Thursday night, KCR has allotted him the Home portfolio. Ali was holding Revenue portfolio in KCR’s previous cabinet. Ali, 66, has been with KCR since the latter floated TRS to revive the movement for separate Telangana state in 2001.


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December 14 2018
Will support Congress in MP, Rajasthan to keep BJP out, BSP chief Mayawati

The BSP will support the Congress and help it form the government in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan was announced on Wednesday by the BSP chief Mayawati. When the final assembly elections results came in early on Wednesday morning, the Congress at 114 seats in Madhya Pradesh needed 2 more seats to be able to stake claim to forming a government.


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December 12 2018
BJP so upset, Voters give party triple talaaq, Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor slams BJP over Assembly Elections results, tweeted “No wonder the BJP is so upset today. The voters just gave them a triple talaaq.” In the memorable words of Arun Jaitley, ‘Great Day for India. No one who cheats India will go scot free’.


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December 12 2018
After 24 hours of counting, Congress single largest party in MP

Madhya Pradesh counting concludes, final ECI results - Congress 114, BJP 109, SP-1, BSP-2 and Independents-4, Congress has emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) secured a total of 109 seats. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) won 2 seats and Independents won 4 seats.


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December 12 2018
I take responsibility, says Raman Singh as Congress sweeps Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh’s three-time chief minister Raman Singh said “I take the responsibility for this defeat because the poll was contested under my leadership. We will act as a strong opposition and work for the development of the state”. I congratulate Congress on this success. I consider it my luck to serve the public of Chhattisgarh for the last 15 years, he added.


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December 11 2018
Deve Gowda slamming BJP said Voters make India arrogance free

Former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda slamming BJP said “people have made this nation ‘arrogance-free by voting out BJP”, The intentions of making India ‘Congress-free’ and ‘opposition-free’ shows the arrogance of BJP, added by Deve Gowda. The Janata Dal-Secular supremo tweeted “At least now, BJP should put some efforts to make this nation ‘problem-free and stop the unwanted travel-spree”


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December 11 2018
People Saw That BJP Did Nothing For Five Years, Says Chandrababu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said, “People recognize that BJP has done nothing in last 5 yrs and moving towards an alternative. People are with us in our fight against BJP”. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who said, “Semifinal proves that BJP is nowhere in all the states. This is a real democratic indication of 2019 final match”.


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December 11 2018
We will get ‘full majority’, claims Congress’ Kamal Nath in MP

Congress leader Kamal Nath on Tuesday said his party will form a government in Madhya Pradesh with a “full majority”, According to Election Commission figures, the Congress was leading in 113 seats and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has ruled Madhya Pradesh for 15 years, in 106 seats even as officials counted millions of votes.


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December 11 2018
Congress leaders Sachin Pilot, Ashok Gehlot win, from their seats

Senior Congress leader and former Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot has won from Sardarpura seat by defeating BJP candidate Shambhu Singh, while Sachin Pilot has won from Tonk constituency. Both 41-year-old Pilot and 67-year-old Gehlot are said to be the party’s candidates for the Chief Ministerial post.


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December 11 2018
Rahul worked hard, says Sonia Gandhi on Congress’s improved performance

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi said “Rahul Gandhi has worked hard... led the party”, after congress improved performance, Chhattisgarh’s 54 of the 90 seats, 112 of the 230 seats in Madhya Pradesh and 87 of Rajasthan’s 199 seats. 48-year-old Congress leader was named to lead the Congress exactly a year ago.


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December 11 2018
Cong workers perform ‘havan’ outside Rahul’s home

Congress workers performed a “havan” outside party president Rahul Gandhi’s residence in Delhi. Workers sat with photos of Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, his sister Priyanka, Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot and Madhya Pradesh leader Kamal Nath. Rahul Gandhi took on a greater leadership role in the party he is yet to count big wins and this Victory for Congress will be a big boost for Rahul Gandhi.


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December 11 2018
Congress leads in Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crosses majority mark

The Congress is leading in the Rajasthan Assembly Elections, crossing the majority mark of 100 seats. The current count shows the Congress currently leading with 114 seats, with 76 seats to the BJP and 1 to other parties.


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December 11 2018
Cong crossing halfway mark in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh

Congress has crossed the halfway mark in leads tally in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. Congress is leading in 114 seats out of 199 in Rajasthan, while it is leading in 59 seats in the 90-seat Chhattisgarh Assembly. Meanwhile, BJP leads in 81 seats in Rajasthan and 24 in Chhattisgarh.


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December 11 2018
BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal

A BJP worker shot dead in West Bengal worker was allegedly shot dead in Malandighi Anchal under Kanksha block of West Bengal’s Durgapur, BJP worker Sandip Ghosh was returning home on the night of December 9 believed to be a TMC worker, attacked him and shot him dead. This incident is the result of an inner clash in the BJP for the distribution of funds among them.


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December 10 2018
Farmer spent ₹2 lakh on onions, earned just ₹6

Maharashtra farmer send ₹6 to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis against the crashing prices of onions. Shreyas Abhale, a farmer of Maha said he had spent nearly ₹2 lakh for the onion crop this year and earned ₹6, Abhale sent the money order to the chief minister on December 7, the day he sold his produce at the wholesale market.


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December 10 2018
Ram Temple in Ayodhya will make all happy, says Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said “Ram Temple in Ayodhya would bring happiness to all”. Tens of thousands of people gathered for the rally days before Parliament’s winter session commences on December 15. Hindu groups have been asking the government to settle the dispute before the national elections due next year in the temple’s favour without waiting for the court’s verdict.


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December 10 2018
BJP MLA offers gun, gunmen and money to voters in Haryana

A BJP minister Manish Grover said in Haryana is under flak after he allegedly offered guns, gunmen, and cash, ahead of the Municipal Corporation polls scheduled for December 16. Grover added. He later clarified that he didn’t mean to supply illegal weapons to people but assure them police security.


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December 09 2018
Ramdas Athawale slapped by unidentified person at a Maharashtra event

Republic Party of India president Ramdas Athawale was slapped by an unidentified person during an event at Netaji ground in Ambernath on Friday. He has been admitted to a nearby hospital and is out of danger, the man will be arrested later and will be produced in court. A case was being registered at the time of going to press.


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December 09 2018
2 officials suspended after EVM machine found on road in Rajasthan

The Election Commission has suspended two polling officials after a sealed EVM was found lying on the road in Shahabad area of Kishanganj Assembly Constituency in Rajasthan. The suspension order cited negligence on behalf of the two men while placing them under suspension, the machine has been kept in an EVM storage room, results from the election will be declared on December 11 when the votes will be counted.


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December 08 2018
Congress leader Vamshi Reddy attacked, vehicle pelted with stones in Telangana polls

Congress leader Challa Vamshi Reddy was attacked and his vehicle pelted with stones as he was returning from a polling station in Jangareddy Palle villagee in Telangana, he was immediately taken to a hospital nearby following which he was later shifted to Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences hospital in Hyderabad, police arrived at the spot to control the situation and to ensure that voting continued smoothly.


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December 08 2018
Two former Kerala CMs not invited for Kannur airport opening, opposition unhappy

Two former Chief Ministers who played a key role in the development of Kannur International Airport Ltd have not been invited to its opening on Sunday. The ₹1,892-crore airport is located at Mattanur, 16 km from Kannur, and is spread over 2,000 acres. The protest this high-handedness of the Pinarayi Vijayan government will not be taking part in the inauguration.


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December 08 2018
Days before Bulandshahr violence, local BJP leaders had sought inspector’s transfer

Two days before Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed during mob violence in Bulandshahr, the inspector and 20-year-old Sumit were killed when a mob attacked policemen over alleged cow slaughter on December 3. Local BJP leaders had demanded his transfer after accusing him of creating obstacles for religious functions. The SSP confirmed to PTI that he had received such a letter from Bhola Singh.


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December 08 2018
Union minister Nitin Gadkari faints on stage in Maharashtra

Union minister Nitin Gadkari fainted today at an event in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar. Gadkari was on a stage, Gadkari was then taken to a hospital from where he was later discharged and left for Shirdi. He was fed a sweet and was given some water before being taken to a hospital. After 10 minutes Gadkari’s condition is improved.


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December 07 2018
People with big surnames came and go, but India not develop, PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Hitting out at the Congress on Friday said people with “big surnames” ruled the country but India could not develop addressing the ‘Jagran Forum’ organised by the Dainik Jagran media. Modi said the country had targets but lacked commitment and passion. He was making an oblique reference to the Nehru-Gandhi family.


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December 07 2018
Upto 80 per cent of Ganga clean by March 2019, Nitin Gadkari

Union water resources minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday 70 to 80 per cent of the Ganga will be cleaned by the end of March 2019. Nearly Rs 26,000 crore are being spent on cleaning up the holy river, we are still the fastest growing one among the large economies in the world, said by Minister Nitin Gadkari.


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December 07 2018
Voting in Telangana and Rajasthan Assembly elections begins

Congress chief Rahul Gandhi has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed his need to prove his superiority by questioning Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and asserting that Kartarpur went to Pakistan due to the lack of wisdom of the leaders of that time. Rajasthan and Telangana promises to bring in more such war of words, and probably headlines.


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December 07 2018
2019 Lok Sabha elections, Facebook tightens misuse of posting political ads

Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. Now anyone who wants to run an ad in India related to politics will need to first confirm their identity and location, and give more details about who placed the ad, statement of Facebook. Advertisers in India can download the latest Facebook app and visit Settings to get started.


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December 07 2018
Strong as rock, CM Kumaraswamy on Congress-JDS govt in Karnataka

After Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said the Congress-JDS coalition government in Karnataka would fall any time, chief minister H D Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said asserting that it was as strong “as a rock”. Kumaraswamy said BJP leaders had been talking about bringing down the government from day one but it would never happen. He added, “For the past six months, they (BJP) have been making noise but it remained a noise”.


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December 06 2018
Karimnagar to be renamed Karipuram if BJP wins in Telangana, Yogi

Addressing a rally in poll-bound Telangana, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said if the BJP government was formed in Telangana it will changed Karimnagar district as ‘Karipuram’ if voted to power in the December 7 Assembly polls, He also said that the Congress, TRS and TDP work for the appeasement of the Muslims.


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December 06 2018
Come on, kill me, Owaisi after BJP leader Raja Singh dare him to fight

Come on, kill me. I go around without security AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday reacted to a challenge by a BJP leader to leave his security and fight with him for 15 minutes. After BJP leader Raja Singh dared Asaduddin Owaisi and his brother Akbaruddin Owaisi to keep aside their security and wrestle with him.


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December 06 2018
2,500 cops deployed for 26th anniv of Babri demolition in Ayodhya

Over 2,500 policemen have been deployed in Ayodhya on the 26th anniversary of demolition of Babri mosque on Thursday. Police on Wednesday arrested four activists of Hindu Samaj Party from Ram Janambhoomi police station area apprehending trouble from them at the disputed site on Thursday. The Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi dispute case is pending in Supreme Court, which will decide the schedule of hearing in January.


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December 06 2018
PM Modi pays homage to Dr Ambedkar on his death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to Bharat Ratna Dr B R Ambedkar on the occasion of his death anniversary. also Known as Babasaheb Ambedkar he was a jurist, economist, politician and social reformer. The Prime Minister tweeted “India bows to Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Diwas”.


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December 06 2018
Karnataka Cabinet Expansion on December 22, Six Congress MLAs to be Inducted

The Karnataka Cabinet will be expanded on December 22, said former Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday. “We have arrived at a decision to expand the cabinet on December 22, after the state legislature’s winter session from December 10 at Belagavi,” said by Siddaramaiah.


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December 06 2018
Police seize Rs 86.5 crore, 4 lakh litres of liquor in poll-bound Telangana

Telangana State Police on Wednesday seized ₹86.5 crore cash, four lakh litres of liquor, and more than 8400 arms have been deposited till now as part of preparations ahead of the Assembly elections in the state. The police confirmed that the amount of liquor seized was much higher than previous years.


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December 06 2018
PM to inaugurate India’s longest railroad bridge on December 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate India’s longest railroad bridge on December 25. This project was first cleared by then prime minister HD Deve Gowda in 1997, the ceremony to mark the opening of the bridge coincides with the 94th birth anniversary of the former prime minister, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it was Vajpayee who laid the foundation stone of this bridge in 2002.


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December 05 2018
CCTV cameras stopped working for over an hour at EVM storage room in MP

The CCTV cameras installed at a Bhopal EVM storage room failed to work for an hour following a massive power cut on Friday, An inverter and a generator have been installed in order to ensure continuous electricity supply, the EC said, adding that the machines are ‘perfectly safe’. Statement clarified that the cameras installed on the premises were now functioning and that two security personnel have also been stationed at the venue for security.


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December 02 2018
Islamic preacher Zakir Naik says he has not broken any law

Controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik Wanted in India for facing charges of money laundering and hate speech in India. Naik said he has not broken any Indian law and was being targeted by the “enemies of Islam,” Naik has been living in Malaysia, where he has permanent residency, since India started investigating him.


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December 02 2018
Argentine news channel welcome PM Modi with headlines Apu arrives with slumdog song

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s arrival in Argentina for the G20 summit a local news channel welcome PM with ‘slumdog’ song and used controversial animated character Apu from The Simpsons as Modi. They used the headline “Apu Arrives” as PM Modi reached Buenos Aires for the international summit. Social media users reacted negatively to the comparison, with many criticising the channel for the racist overtones of the headline.


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December 01 2018
PM Modi is Hindu but doesn’t understand foundation of Hinduism, Rahul Gandhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on women empowerment and demonetisation to surgical strikes. “What is the essence of Hinduism? What does the Gita say? Our PM says he is a Hindu but he doesn’t understand foundation of Hinduism. What kind of a Hindu is he?” Rahul Gandhi said. Rahul went on to explain why the BJP government had revealed details of the surgical strikes.


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December 01 2018
Former union minister C K Jaffer Sharief passes away at 85

Veteran Congress leader C.K. Jaffer Sharief, 85, passed away on Sunday. He was hospitalised after he collapsed while getting into the car for Friday namaz. Doctors had advised Mr. Sharief to get a pacemaker two years ago, when he had complained of uneasiness in the chest.


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November 25 2018
On birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi, Rahul, PM Modi, other leaders pay tribute

Congress president Rahul Gandhi and several other political leaders paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 101st birth anniversary on Monday. “Tributes to India’s former Prime Minister, Mrs Indira Gandhi Ji on her birth anniversary,” PM Modi tweeted, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi paid tribute to Indira Gandhi at Shakti Sthal in the city. Indira Gandhi, often described as the ‘Iron Lady of India’.


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November 19 2018
45 people dead due to cyclone Gaja in Tamil Nadu

45 people dead and 2,50,000 people have been evacuated and sent to relief camps, the main roads have been cleared and more than 100 doctors are in the field and around 6,000 people are executing the rescue operations, and state Govt announced ₹10lakh for families of diseased and ₹1lakh for injured. Cyclone Gaja crossed Tamil Nadu coast between Nagapattinam and Vedaranniyam on Thursday evening.


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November 19 2018
Statue of Unity how Looks from Space, photo released

Statue of Unity world’s largest statue how looks from space has been shared by an American company a photo tweet by Planet Lab, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had inaugurated the statue of Vallabhbhai Patel on his 143rd birth anniversary, Statue of Unity is called ‘Sadhu Bet’ and is around 3.5 km away from the Narmada dam.


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November 17 2018
Rajasthan police use Deepika’s ek chutki sindoor dialogue for elections

Rajasthan Assembly elections ahead, the state police used Deepika’s ‘ek chutki sindoor’ dialogue from Om Shanti Om to urge the people to vote, police tweeted “ek chuki sindoor ki keemat Ramesh babu jane ya na jane, par humare voters jante hain ki Democracy ki shan hota hai ek vote, Voters ka adhikaar hota hai ek vote”.


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November 17 2018
Cong hasn’t come to terms that I am the PM, PM Modi

PM Modi slamming the congress at a rally in Chhattisgarh said, “it has been nearly four and a half years, They are still crying, how can a ‘Chaiwala’ become PM?. Now they say a ‘Chaiwala’ became PM because of one great person” after Shashi Tharoor said Chaiwala become PM because of Nehru.


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November 17 2018