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Rahul Gandhi calls demonetisation a tragedy, PM's thoughtless act which

On the first anniversary of demonetisation today, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will visit Surat to participate in a candlelight vigil, as part of the Opposition parties' 'Black Day' protest against the Modi government's decision.


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Jaya Jaitly accuses Sonia Gandhi of having intervened to shield Tehelka

Former Samata Party president Jaya Jaitly has accused the Congress of having a hand in the Tehelka sting 'Operation West End', which led to then Defence Minister George Fernandes' resignation and that when UPA was in power, Congress President Sonia Gandhi had asked then Finance Minister P. Chidambram to ensure that Tehelka's alleged financiers are not treated in an "unfair" or "unjust" manner.


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Kamal Haasan causes major political storm with his 'saffron terror' allegation

Tamil superstar Kamal Haasan has revived the controversy over the phrase "saffron terror", saying in his weekly column that the right wing no longer can deny the presence of extremist elements among its ranks.


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PM Modi flags off Run for Unity, slams 'previous govts' for ignoring Sardar

While championing the message of unity in diversity on the 142nd birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel being celebrated across India as Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed Congress in a veiled attack for not giving Patel, one of the founding fathers of Republic of India, his due credit.


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Love jihad case: Supreme Court to hear Hadiya Shafin in person

Hadiya Shafin, 24, is an adult, her consent is "prime" and she will be heard in an open court at 3 pm on November 27 to know whether she converted to Islam and married a Muslim by choice or she was compelled, the Supreme Court said on Monday.


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Rahul Gandhi's tweet on pet dog Pidi goes viral, triggers political slugfest

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday gave a comic spin to claims and counter-claims on his rising popularity on Twitter, but it led to a major political slugfest.


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National Anthem row: SC says no need to stand up in movie halls to prove

People do not need to stand up in cinema halls to prove their patriotism and "cannot be forced to carry patriotism on their sleeves", the Supreme Court said on Monday, asking the Centre to consider amending the rules to regulate the playing of the National Anthem before a film.


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Demonetization 'largest money-laundering scheme' by govt: Arun Shourie

Days after senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha lashed out at Modi government over the economic slowdown, former Union Minister Arun Shourie has said that note ban was largest money-laundering scheme ever.


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'Do not follow those who undermine your dignity': NDTV's Ravish Kumar urges PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has in recent times been criticised a lot for following certain Twitter accounts that spew venom and issue threats at will in the social media. The issue made headlines soon after renowned journalist Gauri Lankesh's assassination.


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Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat: State govt should run from Gujarat and not Delhi, says

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi started his three-day roadshow on Monday in Gujarat. Today he is scheduled hold meetings with party workers and address a kisan sabha.


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Kamal Haasan entering active politics? To meet Arvind Kejriwal for lunch

Actor Kamal Haasan, who confirmed recently that he is considering a political career, will meet Arvind Kejriwal for lunch today. The Delhi Chief Minister is flying down to Chennai just two days after his return to Delhi following a meditation break in Maharashtra.


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Stop Rohingya Muslim genocide: Protest march from Mandi House to Parliament

A protest march, starting at 2 PM, from Mandi House to the Parliament is being organized today to raise voice against the genocide of Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar. People from all walks of life are expected to join the march in large numbers.


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Rahul Gandhi brings up demonetisation, mob lynching in Berkeley, says this is

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today launched a fresh attack on the Modi government criticising the November 8, 2016 move of demonetisation.


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Supreme Court asks government why it wants to deport Rohingya Muslim refugees

The Supreme Court on Monday sought to know the stand of the government on a petition challenging its decision to deport illegal Rohingya Muslim immigrants back to Myanmar.


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Criminalising marital rape will destabilise marriage, Centre tells Delhi HC

Reiterating its stand on the controversial subject of marital rape, the Centre on Tuesday told the Delhi High Court that "criminalising it may destabilise the institution of marriage, apart from being an easy tool for harassing the husbands".


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Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh gets 10 years in jail, weeps in court

Self-styled spiritual guru Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for the rape of two women followers in 2002. The 50-year-old chief of the Dera Sacha Sauda sect reportedly broke down as he was...


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Dipak Misra sworn in as chief justice of India

Justice Dipak Misra was sworn in on Monday as the 45th chief justice of India. He was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind at a brief ceremony in the Darbar Hall of Rashtrapati Bhawan.


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Jethmalani says Kejriwal used worse abuses than crook for Jaitley

Veteran lawyer Ram Jethmalani, who recently quit as the legal counsel in Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's defamation case against Arun Jaitley, has made fresh accusations against his former client.


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After scathing attack on Nitish Kumar, Tejashwi Yadav has some advice for Rahul

Hours after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar won the trust vote with 131 legislators supporting him in the 243-member Bihar Assembly, Lalu Yadav's son and till recently Kumar's deputy, Tejashwi Yadav launched...


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Nitish Kumar takes oath as Bihar CM, Rahul Gandhi calls him 'unprincipled' and

After much high drama that went on all night, Nitish Kumar took oath as Chief Minister of Bihar, once again, at 10 AM today within hours after resigning from the post, but this time with BJP in the mix instead of RJD and Congress.


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Defamation Case: Delhi HC tells Kejriwal not to put 'scandalous' questions to

The Delhi High Court today directed Arvind Kejriwal not to put "scandalous" questions to Union Minister Arun Jaitley during his cross-examination in a defamation suit filed against the chief minister and five other Aam Aadmi Party leaders.


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Won't declare 39 Indians missing in Mosul as dead: Sushma Swaraj

"It is a sin to declare a person dead without concrete evidence. I will not do this sin," said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday. She was making a statement on the fate of 39 Indian nationals missing in Iraq since 2014.


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Tejashwi won't resign, Nitish didn't ask him to step down: Lalu Prasad Yadav

Asserting once again that there is no rift within the Bihar Grand Alliance, RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said there is no question of his son Tejashwi Yadav stepping down as deputy chief minister.


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Shankarsinh Vaghela quits Congress, says 'I am not a bonded labourer'

Former Gujarat chief minister Shankarsinh Vaghela formally announced on Friday that he has quit the Congress, alleging that he was not being allowed to put up a fight against the BJP.


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#UnitedAgainstHate campaign launched by concerned citizens

#UnitedAgainstHate is a new campaign launched by Indian citizens concerned at the alarming rise in number of hate crimes and mob lynchings recently. The campaign is getting wholehearted support from all quarters and many eminent personalities are joining it.


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Presidential elections 2017: BJP claims 40 parties' support, it's Ram Nath

A day before the presidential elections 2017 which will decide the 14th president of the country and which NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind looks set to sweep, Congress president Sonia Gandhi sought "a vote of conscience", calling the contest "a clash of ideas and a conflict of disparate values".


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'Government looking for math tutor': Rahul Gandhi takes swipe at RBI

The Congress took a swipe at the Modi government for the central bank still counting currency notes banned last year, with Rahul Gandhi suggesting that the government needed lessons in mathematics.


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Nitish Kumar asks ally Lalu Prasad to decide on son Tejashwi Yadav in 4 days

The Janata Dal (United) and its leader Nitish Kumar have given ally Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) an ultimatum of four days to decide on Tejashwi Yadav.


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India-China standoff: Congress says government needs to be proactive

Rahul Gandhi questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi as to why he has not commented regarding the ongoing standoff between India and China in the Doklam sector, and now the party has backed Congress Vice President on his comment asserting that the government needs to become more proactive and matured in taking a decision.


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After Lalu Yadav, raid at daughter Misa Bharti's Delhi home in corruption case

Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti's home in Delhi was raided by Enforecment Directorate this morning in an alleged money laundering case. Bharti and her husband Shailesh Kumar are being probed over allegations that they acquired benami or proxy ownership of land at throwaway rates.


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