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Punjab CM hints at changing Sidhu’s portfolio

Chandigarh: Hours after blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu’s inept handling of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for the poor performance of the Congress in the urban areas, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday evening said he intended to change the minister’s portfolio. In an interview with a news channel, the Chief Minister said […]

TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu's son Nara Lokesh (File Photo/Facebook)

Chandrababu Naidu’s son defeated in Assembly polls

Amaravati:  Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu’s son Nara Lokesh was defeated in Assembly election. Lokesh, whom Naidu was grooming as his political successor, lost by 5,200 votes to YSR Congress Party’s A. Rama Krishna Reddy in Mangalagiri constituency in state capital region Amaravati. Though a minister in […]

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Chiefs of Grand Alliance partners in Bihar defeated

Patna:  There was such a Modi wave in Bihar this time that the chiefs of the Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP), Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM) and VIP – the three allies of the RJD-led Grand Alliance in Bihar – have been defeated in Lok Sabha polls. RLSP chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha, who […]

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We will introspect: MP CM Kamal Nath after Congress defeat

Bhopal:  Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday accepted the results of the Lok Sabha election in which his Congress party suffered an emphatic defeat, saying the party could not convey its agenda to the people. Reacting to the victory of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance across the country, including in Madhya Pradesh, Nath […]

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BJP candidates capture Gujarat with dreamlike margins, highest at 6.78 lakh

Ahmedabad:  The Bharatiya Janata Party in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Gujarat once again captured all 26 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday while decimating the opposition Congress with BJP candidates improving their voteshare with dreamlike numbers, the highest margin being 6.78 lakh votes and the lowest at 1.25 lakh. If the Modi wave swept all the […]

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Zakir Musa, J&K’s most wanted militant, killed in Kashmir

Srinagar: The Kashmir Valley’s most wanted militant commander, Zakir Musa, who headed the Al Qaeda affiliate Ansar Gazwatul Hind, was killed on Thursday by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Informed sources said the security forces started a cordon and search operation in Dadsara village of Tral area following information about the presence of […]

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Naveen Patnaik’s journey: Reluctant politician to five-time CM

Bhubaneswar:  Once reluctant to join politics and inherit his father’s mantle, 72-year-old Naveen Patnaik is on his way to form the fifth consecutive government in Odisha — in the process becoming one of the longest-serving chief ministers in the country. His command is still poor over Odia, the mother tongue of the state, but Naveen […]

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Chandrababu Naidu resigns as Andhra Pradesh CM

Amaravati:  Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday resigned following his Telugu Desam Party’s defeat in Assembly elections. Naidu sent his resignation to Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, who accepted it and asked Naidu to continue till alternate arrangements were made. The Governor is set to invite YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) to form the government. […]

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Congress has to pay for Sidhu’s Pakistan visit: Punjab CM

Chandigarh:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the Congress has to pay for his cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan. “The loss of Bathinda for the Congress is because of Sidhu’s reckless remarks on the desecration of the religious texts in 2015,” he told reporters here. “Indians will not tolerate […]