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INDIA Bloc Dominates Bypoll For 13 Assembly Seats, Secures 4,Leadingin7

Congress candidate Kamlesh Thakur, wife of Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, won the Dehra assembly seat. Results were also declared for the Jalandhar West seat, which was bagged by the AAP's Mohinder Bhagat

13 Jul 2024 1:38 pm
Karnataka BJP Plays Reverse Card on Siddaramaiah, Congress Counters With Electoral Bonds Jibe

Ironically, the BJP had lost power in Karnataka in 2023 over a series of corruption charges against its government and then chief minister Basavaraj Bommai. In 2024, it is Congress Chief Minister Siddaramaiah who is plagued by corruption allegations

13 Jul 2024 1:15 pm
Wooing A Fatigued Middle Class, Keeping Allies Happy: Why Modi Sarkar Will Need to Walk the Tightrope in This Budget

The first big expectation is a change in tax brackets and relief to the salaried class. A higher standard deduction and a possible rejig in tax slabs are two things that will directly benefit the middle class

13 Jul 2024 1:00 pm
Will New 'Program Monitoring Unit' Help Mamata Banerjee Counter Anti-Incumbency Before 2026?

Sources told News18 that the Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government has introduced a Program Monitoring Unit that will monitor the implementation and operation of state schemes and projects. Sources added that the goal here is to ensure good governance that will translate into votes in 2026 Assembly elections

13 Jul 2024 12:12 pm
Three Reasons Why BJP Had To Bring 'Samvidhan Hatya Divas' Ahead Of Budget Session On July 22

Bringing a gazette notification that will remind the entire nation of Congress dark legacy that has been a taboo for them to even discuss will help BJP put Congress on the backfoot

13 Jul 2024 12:11 pm
New BJP Working President Unlikely In View Of Crucial Assembly Polls, Nadda To Continue At Helm

In the recent BJP National Council meeting, an amendment was proposed to the Constitution whereby the incumbent may be asked to continue as BJP president

13 Jul 2024 11:12 am
Maharashtra MLC Election: Blow For MVA as Mahayuti Wins, Congress Warns of Action Against Those Who Cross-Voted

The NCP faction led by Sharad Pawar was supporting Jayant Patil of the Peasants and Workers Party, but NCP had 13 MLAs, so he needed 10 more votes.

13 Jul 2024 10:36 am
West Bengal News | Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress Leading In All Four Constituencies | News18

The Trinamool Congress of chief minister Mamata Banerjee has taken an early lead over their rivals in bypolls held in four assembly seats in West Bengal, where counting began on Saturday morning, July 13, the Election Commission data showed. The bypolls for Maniktala, Bagdah, Ranaghat Dakshin, and Raiganj assembly seats were held on July 10.

13 Jul 2024 10:36 am
Centre Notifies Amendment to J&K Reorganization Act Giving More Powers to Lieutenant Governor

The amendment will give more power to the J&K lieutenant governor on matters of transfers and postings of all-India service officers like the IAS and IPS, police, law and order as well as the appointment of judicial officers

13 Jul 2024 9:48 am
Nepal News | Big Political Churn in Nepal; KP Sharma Oli Set to Become New PM | Nepal Politics

A Big political churn has been witnessed in Nepal; KP Sharma Oli is all set to become new PM of Nepal. With Prachanda the trust vote on his fifth attempt, CPN-UML Chairman Oli is now expected to become the prime minister for a fourth time with the support of the Nepali Congress.

13 Jul 2024 9:43 am
Seven Congress MLAs Cross-voted in Council Polls, Results Indicate

At least seven Congress MLAs defied the party's directive while voting in Friday's biennial elections to 11 seats of the Maharashtra Legislative Council, results showed.

13 Jul 2024 7:33 am
Bypoll Election Results LIVE: Vote Counting Begins For 13 Assembly Seats Across Seven States Today

By Poll Election Results Today LIVE: The voting for the bypolls concluded on July 10

13 Jul 2024 7:27 am
'Winning and Losing Happen in Life': Rahul Gandhi Asks People Not to Be Nasty Towards Smriti Irani

Winning and losing happen in life. I urge everyone to refrain from using derogatory language and being nasty towards Smt. Smriti Irani or any other leader for that matter, Gandhi said on X

12 Jul 2024 10:57 pm
Uniform Civil Code Could Be Driven By States, Not Centre, Hint BJP Sources

The sources, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, added that the party was hopeful that after Uttarakhand, other BJP-ruled states would follow suit soon

12 Jul 2024 10:39 pm
Speaking In One Voice: NDA May Release List of Spokespersons Ahead Of Budget Session

The decision to come up with a panel of spokespersons was taken after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during the last special session of Parliament, said the move could help reflect any decision of the government effectively across all states and through all parties

12 Jul 2024 9:44 pm
Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas Will Remind People of Cong's 'Dictatorial Mindset': BJP

The contribution of those who spent time in jail and suffered torture during the period of Emergency can never be forgotten, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said

12 Jul 2024 9:39 pm
Despite Conspiracy By Opposition, We Know How To Get Work Done: Hemant

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren, who is out on bail in a money laundering case, was addressing a programme in Ranchi, where 1,500 post-graduate teachers were given appointment letter

12 Jul 2024 8:54 pm
Congress Now History, BJP-led NDA And 'Mahayuti' Future of India, Maharashtra: Shinde

Speaking in the legislative assembly on the last day of the monsoon session, Shinde criticised the Congress for celebrating its third loss in a row in the recent Lok Sabha polls, ignoring the fact that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has assumed office for a fresh five-year term

12 Jul 2024 8:37 pm
'Reminder Of When Constitution Was Trampled': PM Modi On Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas; Congress Comes Up With 'June 4' Jibe

Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced on Friday that the Government of India has decided to observe June 25 as 'Samvidhaan Hatya Diwas' every year

12 Jul 2024 7:55 pm
HC Exempts Yediyurappa From Personal Appearance In City Court In POCSO Case On July 15

The Fast Track Court 1 for POCSO Act cases in Bengaluru on July 4 issued a summons to the 81-year-old to appear before it on July 15

12 Jul 2024 7:03 pm
Special Status Demand Triggers Political Slugfest in Bihar

Senior Congress leader and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, whose party is a part of the opposition coalition in the state, took potshots at the BJP-JD(U) combine

12 Jul 2024 6:47 pm
Mamata Meets Uddhav, Says NDA Govt May Not Last

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Shiv Sena (UBT) chief Uddhav Thackeray at his residence `Matoshree' in the Bandra

12 Jul 2024 6:17 pm
BJP MP Kangana Ranaut Asks People of Mandi To 'Bring Aadhaar Card' To Meet Her, Congress Hits Back

As all of you know that a large number of tourists visit Himachal, so bringing Aadhaar of Mandi Parliament constituency to meet me is necessary, Ranaut said

12 Jul 2024 5:34 pm
Row Over MUDA Scam Intensifies In Karnataka As BJP Leaders Detained On 'Way to Protest', CM Siddaramaiah Claims Conspiracy

The MUDA scam case pertains to the government's fraudulent allotment of sites to land losers. It also involvesplots given to Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's wife

12 Jul 2024 5:00 pm
Former Andhra CM Jagan Mohan Booked In 'Attempt To Murder' Case, Accused Of 'Criminal Conspiracy'

In an FIR registered at Nagarampalem in Guntur against Jagan Mohan and two IPS officers, the TDP MLA accused the former AP CM of plotting a criminal conspiracy against him

12 Jul 2024 4:55 pm
KCR Brought BRS' Downfall: Telangana MLA Says Pink Party To Merge With Congress Amid Defection Row

BRS will see a split, and a majority of its leaders will join the Congress, Telangana Congress MLA Danam Nagender told media

12 Jul 2024 4:48 pm
Engineer Rashids Party Popular Among Youth Post J&K Lok Sabha Win, Many Seek Membership Ahead Of Assembly Polls

Jammu and Kashmir Awami Ittehad Party candidates are being chosen based on their social media presence and their anti-government of India stance

12 Jul 2024 4:41 pm
Karnataka News | No Money For Development In Karnataka | Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah News | News 18

No money for development in the state, funds are going for guarantees: CM Financial advisor kicks up a storm once again.

12 Jul 2024 2:21 pm
AAP Leaders Addresses Press Conference After SC Grants Bail To Delhi CM | Arvind Kejriwal News

Arvind Kejriwal has been standing with the truth, is standing with the truth and will stand with the truth: AAP leaders address a press conference after SC grants interim bail to Delhi CM in ED case and warns the BJP.

12 Jul 2024 12:15 pm
SC Grants Bail To Arvind Kejriwal In ED Case, But Delhi CM Won't Walk Out Of Jail

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal will, however, remain behind bars as he was also arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation on June 26 in connection with the corruption case linked to the Delhi liquor policy scam

12 Jul 2024 10:40 am
Maharashtra MLC Polls: Voting Begins In Another Round of Mahayuti vs MVA, 12 Candidates in Fray For 11Seats|Updates

The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena (UBT) demanded that the voting time for the Maharashtra legislative council elections should be extended by an hour due to heavy rains in Mumbai

12 Jul 2024 10:10 am
Mumbai Police To Question BJP MLA Nitesh Rane In Sushant Singh Rajput's Manager Disha Salian's Death Case

Rane has been asked to remain present before the investigation officer (IO) to share information, if any, about Salians death

11 Jul 2024 7:45 pm
It's Advantage Rahul Gandhi as Congress Ends Digital Detox With 'Bael Buddhi' Masterstroke

The intention is to counter the narrative of the prime minister and BJP which shows Rahul Gandhi as childish (balak buddhi) as well as woo youth voters

11 Jul 2024 4:52 pm
INLD-BSP Join Hands In Haryana To Contest Assembly Polls With Abhay Chautala As CM Face

Under the arrangement, out of 90 assembly seats in Haryana, the BSP will contest 37 seats leaving the rest for its senior partner in Haryana, where the ruling BJP is eyeing to come to power for third time in a row

11 Jul 2024 4:32 pm
Maharashtra Parties Relocate MLAs to Hotels Ahead of Key Legislative Council Election

The Uddhav Thackeray-led MVA government fell two-and-a-half years ago due to cross-voting in the MLC election, which further caused a split in the Shiv Sena party

11 Jul 2024 12:24 pm
TMC MP Saugata Roy Claims He Received Death Threats From Jayant Singh's Aide Over Phone

TMC strongman Jayant Singh was arrested last week for beating up a teenager and his mother in public view.

11 Jul 2024 12:19 pm
BJP, Congress Lock Horns Over Assam Floods as State Grapples With Mounting Toll

Several rivers are still flowing above the danger level with continuous rain in certain parts of the state on Wednesday

10 Jul 2024 6:56 pm
'I Was Shamed, Called Names': In Court, Swati Maliwal Claims Her Life In Danger, Kejriwal Protected Bibhav

Swati Maliwal on Wednesday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of protecting his close aide Bibhav Kumar

10 Jul 2024 5:22 pm
RBI Data on Job Creation A Shot in the Arm for Modi Sarkar Ahead of Budget

Data shows 2.5 times more jobs were created in the financial year 2023-24, giving hope to the government that if the focus is kept on rural job generation, it will spur manufacturing and add to economic growth

10 Jul 2024 4:20 pm
'Political Parties Prioritise Votes': Why Opposition Spoke on Hathras Stampede After Brief Silence

It took quite some time for the opposition and other political parties to become vocal on the Hathras incident, which was said to be the fallout of the failure of police, organisers and the local administration.

10 Jul 2024 1:19 pm
From Shahjahan Sheikh to JCB and Jayant, Strongmen Politics on The Rise in West Bengal

The big question on every Bengali's minds these days is whether Bengal politics is revolving around strongmen who build their own criminal ecosystem with political help.

10 Jul 2024 12:16 pm
RSS' Pracharak Baithak to Begin in Ranchi from July 12, Poll Results & Expanding Outreach on Agenda

The three-day meeting will be chaired by RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, with general secretary Dattatreya Hosabole moderating it

10 Jul 2024 11:38 am
Maharashtra Polls Updates | CM Eknath Shinde To Announce Candidates Next Month | News18

Maharashtra Polls Updates | CM Eknath Shinde To Announce Candidates Next Month | News18

10 Jul 2024 10:09 am
Rahul Throws Down Gujarat Gauntlet before PM Modi: Why The State Matters

Rahul Gandhi has one goal to humble the Prime Minister and he thinks the beginning must be made from Gujarat, which is Narendra Modi's home turf

10 Jul 2024 8:00 am
Voting Begins For Bypolls Across 13 Assembly Seats In 7 States Following Lok Sabha Elections

This marks the first electoral exercise after the conclusion of 2024 Lok Sabha elections which ended June

10 Jul 2024 7:47 am
Jammu Region Becoming Centre Of Terror Attacks Shows Govt's 'Strategic Failure': Congress

The opposition party also called for a befitting reply to Pakistan in the wake of the rising terror incidents in Jammu and Kashmir

9 Jul 2024 11:29 pm
Will Approach President, Supreme Court to Expose Double Standards of Rahul Gandhi On Defections: KTR in Delhi

The Congress mourns party defections in Goa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Haryana. However, in Telangana, they do not hesitate to induct BRS leaders, says Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) leader and former minister K Taraka Rama Rao

9 Jul 2024 4:24 pm
Arvind Kejriwal News | ED Files Fresh Chargesheet Against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal | Breaking News

Delhi's Rouse Avenue Court Takes Cognisance Of The Fresh Chargesheet Filed By ED Against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal .The court has issued production warrant against the Delhi CM.

9 Jul 2024 2:59 pm
Maharashtra MLC Elections For 11 Seats on July 12: A Semi-final Before Assembly Polls, Reminder Of 2022 Jolt

The Maha Picture: The 2022 MLC elections saw cross-voting in the then ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi (Congress, undivided Shiv Sena and NCP alliance) in favour of the BJP, which was considered as the first step towards the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led government

9 Jul 2024 1:26 pm
Stakes High For Himachal Pradesh CM Sukhu as Wife Kamlesh Debuts With Dehra Bypoll

For about 25 years, Kamlesh Thakur has managed her husbands constituency and knows every nook and corner.

9 Jul 2024 11:52 am