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Battle for UP: Husband-wife vying for same seat in Lucknow

Lucknow | A piquant situation has emerged in Lucknow’s Sarojini Nagar Assembly seat where husband and wife are together staking their claim to the ticket in the BJP. The couple in question is Swati Singh, a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government, and her husband Daya Shankar Singh, vice president in the BJP’s state unit. Swati […]

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EC allows persons deployed in essential services, media to cast votes via postal ballot

New Delhi | The Election Commission of India on Monday issued a notification allowing the persons deployed in essential services and media to cast their votes through postal ballots in the forthcoming Assembly elections in five states. According to the notification, the personnel employed in Information and Public Relation Department, Health and Family Welfare Department including […]

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Battle for UP: Akhilesh Yadav’s uncle Shivpal to contest on Samajwadi Party symbol

Lucknow | Even though there has been no formal merger of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL) into the Samajwadi Party (SP), PSPL president Shivpal Singh Yadav has said that he and his party candidates will contest on the SP symbol. Shivpal Yadav said that though his party had been allotted an election symbol — stool […]

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Famed but controversial rapper Moosewala is Cong candidate in Punjab

Chandigarh | Famed, but controversial gun donning, the 28-year-old Punjabi rapper Sidhu Moosewala is the Congress’ novice candidate from Mansa for the February 14 assembly polls. He’s the party high command’s choice despite sitting Congress legislator Nazar Singh Manshahia hinting rebellion for being ignored. The party on Saturday released its first list of 86 out of […]

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Int’l passengers mandated to upload RT-PCR report on Air Suvidha app post arrival

New Delhi | International passengers arriving in India will now need to upload their RT-PCR report on the Air Suvidha portal for the test done on the eighth day of arrival. As per the fresh guidelines, all international passengers must mandatorily be quarantined at home for seven days, followed by an RT-PCR test on the eighth […]

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7 foreigners among 14 terrorists killed in Kashmir since Jan 1

Srinagar | Fourteen terrorists have been killed since January 1 out of which seven were foreign nationals, including the one killed at the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Vijay Kumar said on Thursday While interacting with media in Kulgam after the killing of Pakistani terrorist Babar Bhai linked with proscribed […]

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SC seeks U’khand govt response on plea against hate speeches made at Dharam Sansad

New Delhi | The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Uttarakhand government on a petition by journalist Qurban Ali and former Patna High Court judge Anjana Prakash, seeking action against those who made hate speeches against the Muslim community at Dharam Sansad in Haridwar. A bench headed by Chief Justice N.V. Ramana and comprising […]