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UP elections 2017: SP-Congress alliance confirmed, deal 'in next 2 days'

Now that it has been decided who owns the 'cycle' symbol of the Samajwadi Party in favour of uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, he is moving on to the next order of business ahead of the elections in the state next month, which is finalizing the alliance that he believes will help him counter rivals Mayawati and the BJP.


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Patna boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 24; PM, Nitish announce ex-gratia

With the recovery of four more bodies, the death toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga in Patna climbed to 24 today while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high-level inquiry and directed strict action against those responsible for any lapses.


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Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress, BJP says 'worst decision' of his life

Ending all suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally joined Congress on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.


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Jawan says food terrible, BSF says he's alcoholic as govt initiates inquiry

A little after a BSF jawan, deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that troops are served poor quality food, the BSF released a statement accusing the soldier of being an "alcoholic and a habitual offender".


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Assembly election dates for five states announced, complete schedule

The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. Assembly elections for Uttar Pradesh will be held in 7 phases starting Feb 11.


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Lucknow: PM Modi takes aim at Rahul Gandhi, BSP and Samajwadi Party

Addressing a massive Parivartan Rally in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party are too preoccupied with their own problems to take care of the state.


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Two dead, 43 injured after Sealdah-Ajmer express derails near Kanpur

Kanpur: At least two people were killed and 43 injured when 15 coaches of the Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed near Rura railway station in Kanpur dehat district on Wednesday morning. The mishap occurred at about 5:20am near Rura railway station, 50km from Kanpur, the ministry of railways said in a tweet.


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Najeeb Jung resigns as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

In a move that has surprised everyone, Najeeb Jung on Thursday resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He submitted his resignation to the central government.


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Kolkata businessman Parasmal Lodha arrested for converting Rs 25 cr old notes

Kolkata businessman Parsamal Lodha was arrested on Thursday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly converting more than Rs 25 crore old currency into new. Early reports said that he was arrested in connection with Shekhar Reddy and Rohit Tandon cases.


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Over 70 died of grief, shock over illness and later death of Jayalalithaa:

The AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said a total of 77 persons have died of grief and shock over its supremo J Jayalalithaa's illness and subsequent death, and announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief.


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Jayalalithaa dies after heart attack at Apollo hospital, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalilathaa is no more. The charismatic ADMK leader passed away at Chennai's Apollo hospital around 11.30 PM on Monday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday evening.


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Unrelenting Mamata Banerjee goes home only after army returns to barracks

After spending more than 30 hours at Nabanna, the state secretariat, in protest against the stationing of Army trucks on national highways and at toll plazas in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee finally...


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Ramdev denies wedding talks of his niece and Lalu's son

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marrying RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister.


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Mamata Banerjee's army charge: Opposition back Bengal CM, Defence minister

Angry West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has remained inside her Kolkata office for over 24 hours now saying she will only go home when the Army pulls out from toll booths across the state, asking, "Is this a military coup?"


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Pay day today: Long queues outside banks, many ATMs still dry

Today being the pay day, banks are expecting to face a huge rush as people will queue up at branches across the country to withdraw salaries amid the ongoing cash crunch post demonetisation.


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Dense fog covers Delhi, flights affected

Residents of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday morning that reduced visibility on the streets significantly.


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Delhi HC: Son has no legal right in parents' house, can stay at their mercy

The Delhi High Court has upheld that irrespective of his marital status, a son does not automatically have the right to live in his parents' house. Justice Pratibha Rani passed an order saying that the son whether married or unmarried has no legal right to live in the 'self-acquired' house of the parents.


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SC extends Subrata Roy's interim bail, asks him to pay Rs 600 cr by Feb 2017

Sahara chief Subrata Roy got a major relief from the Supreme Court on Monday when the court extended his interim bail and ordered him to pay Rs 600 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by February 6, 2017.


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'Pained' by abuses from Akhilesh's supporters, Amar Singh meets Mulayam

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Monday met party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the national capital. Amar Singh said he is pained by the unacceptable activities and abuses that he is being subjected to by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters.


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Armed men attack Nabha jail in Punjab, free Khalistani terrorist, five gangsters

All hell broke lose in Nabha prison jail in Punjab's Patiala district on early Sunday when five armed men in police uniform broke in and took along dreaded Khalistan ultra and Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) chief Harminder Mintoo.


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Mulayam Singh Yadav: Polls can't be won by strong arm tactics

Warning Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, on Wednesday, cautioned party cadres that polls could not be won with "dabangai" (strong arm tactics). Mulayam dwelt on the internal feud in the SP and suggested he wanted to see the status quo restored.


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Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav inaugurates Agra-Lucknow expressway, IAF

For the first time in the country, Indian Air Force fighter jets touched down on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway on Monday in Uttar Pradesh as part of the grand opening of India's longest expressway.


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After daughter's 500-cr wedding, I-T dept raids Janardhan Reddy's offices

Bengaluru: After his daughter's recent Rs. 500 cr high-profile wedding grabbed media headlines, mining baron Janardhan Reddy has come under the Income Tax department's scanner and on Monday the department raided his Obalapuram Mining company office in Karnataka's Bellary.


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107 killed, over 150 injured as Indore-Patna express train derails in Kanpur

Update: The death toll in the train derailment accident near Kanpur has reached 107 till the tie of submitting this report.


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Note ban an ill-planned move: Akhilesh Yadav

Criticising the central government for adding to woes of farmers, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the "ill-planned" demonetisation could have an adverse impact on the economy.


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NIA raids Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation premises

Mumbai: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at 10 premises of controversial preacher Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) in Mumbai on Saturday.


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Medium intensity earthquake hits Delhi, Haryana

A medium intensity earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter Scale struck Delhi and neighbouring Haryana in the early hours of Thursday. The National Centre for Seismology, a unit of Ministry of Earth Sciences...


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Won't arrest DU prof Nandini Sundar, Chattisgarh govt to SC

The Chattisgarh government on Monday told the Supreme Court that human rights activist and Delhi University professor Nandini Sundar and four others accused in a murder case will neither be arrested nor interrogated pursuant to the filing of an FIR against them.


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Ghazipur: Poor getting sound sleep, the corrupt are upset, claims PM Modi

Slamming the Congress and other parties which are opposing demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said the corrupt were upset while the poor were "enjoying a sound sleep" after his decision and urged people to bear some inconvenience to root out corruption.


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Mamata Banerjee calls govt anti-poor, demonetisation a 'black decision'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee sharpened her attack on Modi government on Saturday over demonetisation of Rs 500/1000 notes saying she is ready to even work with CPM, despite ideological difference with them, to save the country.


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