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EC issues showcause notice to Sakshi Maharaj for controversial remarks

The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday issued a showcause notice to BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj for his controversial comments on population control. The election body sought a reply from the MP by 11 January.


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Rahul Gandhi returns from foreign holiday, meeting party leaders today

New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, who was on a foreign holiday over the first week of the new year, is back in the national capital. Gandhi, who arrived in the country Monday night, is meeting party leaders today.


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It Should Be PM Jaitley Or Advani, Mamata Banerjee urges President

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in no mood to stop attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetization drive and today she made a suggestion - that he should quit and make way for a "national government" to be headed by senior BJP leader LK Advani or Finance Minister Arun Jaitley or Home Minister Rajnath Singh.


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SP turmoil: Mulayam Singh calls off party meet, heads to Delhi to meet EC

Mulayam Singh Yadav has this morning cancelled a Samajwadi Party meeting he had called on Thursday - December 5. SP chief has asked party candidates to head to their constituencies and prepare for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, to be announced any day this week.


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Rahul Gandhi demands scrapping of cash withdrawal limit, compensation for poor

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday asked the government to repeal a daily cash withdrawal limit and pay out compensation to poor families hit the hardest by a shock recall of high-value currency last month.


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Kirti Azad calls Arun Jaitley 'inefficient', seeks his resignation

Suspended BJP leader and MP Kirti Azad has never shied away from speaking his mind and this time he has trained his guns at Arun Jaitley. On Sunday, he called the Finance Minister an "inefficient" person and sought his resignation holding him responsible for the hardships faced by the common man post-demonetisation.


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Never played politics with Army like BJP: Congress on the appointment of new

The Congress Party on Monday said they have fullest confidence in the Indian armed forces and claimed it has never played politics with the institution and will never do so unlike the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).


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Army a public institution, nation needs answers on 'supersession': Congress

With the Centre announcing the name of Lieutenant General Bipin Rawat as the new Chief of the Army Staff superseding two seniors for the coveted post, the Congress on Sunday demanded an answer from the government over the decision, while asserting that the Army is a public institution and the nation deserves an answer.


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PM Modi: Indira Gandhi ignored advice to demonetise, sold out India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused two former premiers, his predecessor Dr Manmohan Singh and Indira Gandhi, of ignoring basic steps to fight corruption.


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Chidambaram: 'No one will forget or forgive what note ban has done to them'

Former Congress Union minister P Chidambaram today sharply criticised Modi government for the demonetisation decision saying fefore banning high-value notes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi should at least have consulted his "own man" Yashwant Sinha so the "monumental mismanagement" could have been avoided.


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Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar's Twitter accounts hacked by Legion

Legion seems to have no plans of stop hacking as after senior journalist Barkha Dutt's Twitter account was hacked on Saturday by the group ? the same group that hacked Vijay Mallya's and Rahul Gandhi's accounts ? hours later, it hacked her colleague Ravish Kumar's account.


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After Rahul Gandhi and Cong, 'Legion' hacks Vijay Mallya's Twitter account

After hacking Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the party's accounts earlier this month, 'Legion' has struck again. On Friday, troubled business tycoon Vijay Mallya's Twitter account was hacked by the group.


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Modi prisoner of his image, doing TRP politics: Rahul Gandhi as CPP chair

Chairing the Congress Parliamentary Party meeting in the absence of his ailing mother Sonia, vice-president Rahul Gandhi today acted as the defacto president of his party.


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PM Modi may attend Rajya Sabha today, Cong says he does not have courage

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to attend the Rajya Sabha on Thursday but his presence may not do much in break the logjam over the scrapping of high-value currency that has deadlocked Parliament and stalled legislative business.


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SC refuses to stay high court hearings against Modi govt's note ban

In another blow to the Center, the Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to stay proceedings in seven high courts against the Modi government's decision to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.


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Demonetisation: Opposition set to corner Modi govt in Parliament and outside

Wednesday may turn out to be the Opposition's day in Parliament and outside. The Congress party is being joined by the Left, Trinamool, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party to form a group of 13 outfits that will protest in the Parliament complex against the government's demonetisation move.


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Notes ban: PM Modi risking contempt of parliament now, warns opposition

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is violating a basic duty to update parliament on a huge decision, Left leader Sitaram Yechury said while speaking to NDTV today.


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All India Muslim Personal Law Board to form women's wing

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has, for the first time, decided to form a women's wing to expand social reform activities among Muslim women.


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Demonetisation: Opposition joins ranks, PM Modi may not speak on notes ban in RS

While the opposition has been pressing for his presence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unlikely to speak on the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes in the Rajya Sabha today, where the demonetisation reform will dominate the agenda.


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Early morning, Rahul Gandhi talks to people lined up outside banks, ATMs in

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi surprised people standing in the queues outside ATMs and banks in Delhi in the wee hours on Monday, when he reached there unannounced and started talking to them.


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Amit Shah: Italian glasses-wearing Rahul 'baba' can't see India develop

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Sunday attacked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, saying the latter can't see the nation's development under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership as he is wearing 'Italian glasses'.


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Priyanka Gandhi to play 'major role' in UP elections: Congress

Priyanka Gandhi will actively campaign for the Congress and play a ?major role? in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled for early next year, top party leaders said on Friday.


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SC puts hard questions to govt, refuses to stop various courts from hearing

The Supreme Court came down hard on the central government today and declined it's request that it stay all petitions against demonetisation pending in various high courts and other forums. The apex court stated categorically that people have a right to approach courts when they have grievances.


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Demonetisation: Election Commission tells govt not to use indelible ink in banks

Putting the government in a fix, The Election Commission (EC) has reportedly written to the finance ministry not to use indelible ink in banks for marking people after exchanging the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.


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Roll-back demonetisation within 3 days: Mamata, Kejriwal to govt

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday denounced the Narendra Modi-led Centre in fiery speeches at a protest rally in Azadpur Mandi, Delhi.


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Sushma Swaraj suffers kidney failure, getting treatment at AIIMS

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj said she was on dialysis at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, a top government hospital after suffering a kidney failure. "I am undergoing tests for a kidney transplant. Lord Krishna will bless," Swaraj tweeted.


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SBI writes off bad loans of Rs 7,016 cr; Cong questions Modi govt

The State Bank of India has reportedly cleaned up non-performing assets worth Rs 7,016 crore from its books by writing off loans given to 63 wilful defaulters. Of the 63 accounts, 31 have been partially written off and six shown as NPAs, Daily News & Analysis reported on Wednesday.


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Stormy start to Parliament's Winter Session; Congress calls demonetisation

As expected the winter session of the parliament began on a stormy note with the recent demonetisation scheme of the Modi government at the center of the row.


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Nawaz Sharif warns India against aggression after 7 Pakistani soldiers killed

Pakistan on Monday said at least seven of its soldiers were killed in "unprovoked" firing by Indian troops across the LoC after which Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asserted that the country is "fully capable" of defending its territory against "any aggression".


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Goa: PM Modi gets emotional, says will fight corruption at any cost

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an emotional appeal to the people of the country asking them to support him in the fight against corruption. Facing concerted opposition attack and the people's impatience with the long queues at banks and ATMS that are the fallout of the currency ban, PM modi said people had entrusted him to fight corruption and he was ready to do it and face the consequences.


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