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Is Dawood Ibrahim dead? Chota Shakeel denies reports, Mumbai Police says no

Speculations about dreaded underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's health swirled thick and fast on Friday night, with unconfirmed reports saying that the Dawood has died. However, Mumbai police has refused to give any credence to the reports doing the rounds.


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Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath scraps 15 public holidays

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday cancelled 15 public holidays marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities.


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MCD results 2017: BJP winning 182 seats, decimated AAP blames EVMs

As MCD election results started coming in on Wednesday, it became clear that The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was all set to retain Delhi’s three civic bodies for the third time in a row, dealing a serious blow to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which blamed Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for its poor show in the municipal elections.


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Delhi MCD Election Results 2017 - In early trends, BJP leads, Congress gaining

Votes are being counted for three municipal corporations in Delhi today and in early leads the BJP has shot ahead in MCD North, East as well as South.


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Bandh in Tamil Nadu over drought-hit farmers, DMK's MK Stalin arrested

Tamil Nadu police on Tuesday arrested Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) Working President MK Stalin and several others party cadres during a statewide bandh called to press for immediate resolution of farmers’ issues.


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MCD election: Arvind Kejriwal threatens to launch 'movement` if exit poll

Two days ahead of the results scheduled for Municipal Corporation of Delhi Elections, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday warned of launching a "movement" if the MCD exit poll results come true.


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Malegaon blast: Sadhvi Pragya gets bail, Purohit stays in jail

Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur was granted bail by the Bombay High Court today in the 2008 Malegaon blast case on the condition that she will not try to influence the prosecution witnesses.


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MCD polls: Vijay Goel mocks Kejriwal, says Delhi CM's EVM ever has started again

Union Minister Vijay Goel today took a dig at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that the EVMs used during Sunday's MCD elections were tampered with.


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J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti may meet PM Narendra Modi today

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday to discuss the unrest in the Valley. Mehbooba, who arrived in the capital on Saturday to attend the Niti Aayog governing council meet, is also likely to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh and other central ministers to review the current situation.


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MCD election 2017 exit polls: Massive BJP victory indicated, total wipeout for

Voting ended at 5.30 PM on Sunday for the Delhi municipal polls to 270 wards in which the ruling BJP is locked in a triangular battle with the Congress and the AAP.


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UP: CM Yogi reduces security cover of Akhilesh, Mayawati but gives BJP's Vinay

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has downgraded the security cover of several important Opposition leaders.


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Delhi: Tamil Nadu CM Palaniswami meets farmers from the state protesting at

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami today met farmers from the state who have been protesting at Jantar Mantar for the last 39 days. The chief minister assured the farmers that their demands will be met and advised them to call off their protest.


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Delhi MCD polls 2017: Opinion polls give BJP landslide win as voting begins

Voting began in Delhi in a triangular contest for 272 seats in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on Sunday. The Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were involved in a high-pitched campaign, attacking and counter-attacking one another and promising freebies to voters.


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Mulayam Singh Yadav has unpaid electricity bill of Rs 4 lakh, surprise

A surprise inspection by officials from electricity department at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav’s house on Thursday revealed that Samajwadi Party leader has an unpaid bill amounting to Rs 4 lakh.


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3 ISIS suspects arrested from Mumbai, Ludhiana, Bijnor in joint UP and Delhi

The Uttar Pradesh anti-terrorism squad (ATS) and Delhi Police special cell arrested three ISIS (Islamic State) suspects on charges of terror conspiracy.


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Tamil Nadu: AIADMK dumps Sasikala and Dinakaran to facilitate merger

Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK has decided that its jailed chief VK Sasikala and her nephew TTV Dinakaran will be "kept away from the government and the party" to enable a merger with the rival faction led by former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam or OPS.


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Babri Masjid demolition case: SC revives criminal conspiracy charges against

Senior BJP leaders LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and others will be tried for conspiring to bring down 16th century Babri mosque in Ayodhya 25 years ago, the Supreme Court said on Wednesday.


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Delhi MCD Election 2017: Congress releases manifesto; promises to implement no

The Congress on Monday released first of its MCD poll manifestos, promising to set up an urban poverty alleviation department, cut down house tax, provide unemployment allowance and regularise sanitation workers.


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CBI files FIR against 12 Trinamool leaders featuring in Narada sting

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed an FIR against 12 Trinamool Congress leaders in the Narada sting case and slapped sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act (POCA).


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RJD leader Shahabuddin acquitted in triple murder case

A division bench of the Jamshedpur court on Monday acquitted RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin of the charges of murdering Anand Rao, Janardan Choubey and Pradeep Mishra on February 2, 1989, near Tata Steel Power house in Jugasalai police station area.


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Bribery case: Efforts being made to destroy our party, will fight case legally,

AIADMK (Amma) Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran, booked by Delhi Police for allegedly trying to bribe an Election Commission official, vowed on Monday to fight the case legally and alleged that efforts were being made to “destroy our organisation politically”.


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'Law is same for everyone,' Yogi Adityanath warns Hindu outfits against

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has warned cadres of World Hindu Federation and Hindu Yuva Vahini against vigilantism.


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Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad airports on high alert after hijack threats

Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad international airports have been put on high alert following threats of a hijack attempt. A full anti-hijack drill has been started and the National Security Guards have been kept on stand-by.


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After bypoll win, Farooq Abdullah calls for imposition of Guv's rule in J&K

Soon after defeating ruling Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Nazir Khan by a margin of over 10,776 votes, veteran Kashmiri politician Farooq Abdullah appealed President Pranab Mukherjee to dismiss the state government as it has “failed to deliver and hold peaceful election.”


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Kashmiri youth killed in Srinagar as security forces open fire at protesters

A 23-year-old Kashmiri youth was killed in Srinagar after security forces opened fire at protesters on Saturday.


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Yogi Adityanath scraps quota for outstation medical students in UP

Implementing the Allahbad High Court ruling of 2015, the Uttar Pradesh government has scrapped reservation under SC, ST and OBC category in medical and dental colleges for students who are not residents of the state or have migrated here to study.


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Delhi bypoll: Kejriwal's AAP cuts a sorry figure in Rajouri Garden, time for

Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party was dealt another big blow, and this time in its stronghold, Delhi. The AAP was relegated to the third spot as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress bagged the first two positions respectively in Rajouri garden bypoll.


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Bengal BJP youth leader announces 11 lakh reward for beheading Mamata Banerjee

A leader of the BJP's youth wing in Bengal, Yogesh Varshney, has threatened Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, announcing an "11 lakh rupee reward" for her head.


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'My sons do business, can't die in poverty': Lalu on alleged 500-crore land scam

RJD chief Lalu Yadav, who cannot hold public office because of corruption charges, on Sunday said that his sons who are both Bihar ministers and accused of graft, are right to "do business because I don't want them to die in poverty."


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Srinagar bypoll records voter turnout of just 7.14%, 8 killed in violence

Eight persons were killed in firing and many, including securitymen, were injured in violent clashes Sunday during the bypoll to the prestigious Srinagar Lok Sabha seat which saw a voter turnout of only 7.14 per cent.


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