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Paper ballots, pre-poll alliances: Congress's resolutions at 84th plenary

Paper ballots, pre-poll alliances: Congress's resolutions at 8...

This, the Congress said in its political resolution, was necessary as there were misgivings on the 'misuse' of EVMs to 'manipulate the outcome contrary to the popular verdict.'The resolution called for reverting to the old practice of paper ballot as adopted by other major democracies to help restore the credibility of the electoral process. IMAGE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi and former party president Sonia Gandhi at the 84th Congress plenary session in New Delhi, March 17, 2018., 2 hours ago

'Dramebazi': Sonia Gandhi tears into PM Modi

Sonia said that the present dispensation have used every trick in the trade, but the Congress has neither succumbed before this arrogance of power nor will it succumb in future. Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying his government was "power-drunk" and the pre-poll promises of combating corruption and ensuring inclusive development were mere "dramebaazi". In her address at the 84th Congress Plenary Session, ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Sonia attacks Modi govt, says Congress will never cower down  Rediff.com8 hours ago BJP uses anger, we use love: Rahul slams Modi govt at Cong plenary  Rediff.com12 hours ago Congress plenary session begins, party to roll out roadmap for 2019  Rediff.com13 hours ago

Now, Nehru's statue blackened in West Bengal

India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru's statue with its face blackened, was found in Katwa town of West Bengal today, the police said. The Congress has blamed the BJP for the incident, but the saffron party denied any involvement in it. The statue at Telephone Maidan at Katwa town in East Burdwan district with its face blackened was found this morning by the locals, who then informed the police about it. Following this, Congress workers held a demonstration in front of the police ...
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Maha farmers `reclaim' land acquired by Nirav Modi's firm

Farmers in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra on Saturday claimed that fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi, prime accused in the alleged Rs 11,400 crore Punjab National Bank fraud, had acquired their lands at less than prevailingrates. A group of over 200 farmers, who arrived in bullock carts at the tract of land at Khandala in Karjat tehsil, ploughed a part of it using a tractor as a symbolic reclaiming of possession. They will start cultivation on the full 125 acres of the acquired land soon, ...
 Rediff.com2 hours ago Hey! Heard anything about the farmers?  Rediff.com15 hours ago

Rohingyas a security threat, deport them: RSS

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh today supported the demand for deportation of illegal migrants from Myanmar and Bangladesh, saying their presence in Jammu and Kashmir posed a security threat to the country.  "We do not consider them (Rohingyas and Bangladeshis) as refugees as they are foreigners and have entered in our country illegally," RSS Prant Sanghchalk, Brig (Retd) Suchait Singh told reporters in Jammu. Singh, who was flanked by Prant Kariwah Parshotam Dadichi, said the state and ...
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Punjab AAP MLAs called for meeting with Kejriwal in Delhi

The AAP's central leadership has called the party's Punjab leaders, including MLAs, for a meeting with its national convener Arvind Kejriwal in Delhi tomorrow, after a majority of its MLAs in the state yesterday discussed the option of splitting and forming a separate unit. Kejriwal's apology to SAD leader and former Punjab minister Bikram Singh Majithia for accusing him of being involved in drugs trade pushed AAP's state unit into a crisis as its Punjab unit president Bhagwant Mann and ...
 Rediff.com3 hours ago AAP Punjab unit mulls breaking away over Kejri apology, Mann quits as head  Rediff.com1 day ago Will talk to Punjab leaders miffed over Kejri's apology: Sisodia  Rediff.com1 day ago

Fire breaks out at army building in south Mumbai

Fire broke out at a four-storey army building in south Mumbai's Colaba area this evening, a civic official said. An official of the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said the fire started at around 7 pm. Four vehicles of the fire brigade were rushed to the spot, he said. A defence spokesperson confirmed that fire had broken out at one of the army buildings near Afghan Church in Colaba. "Fire-fighting operations are on," the spokesperson said, without giving ...
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Dalai Lama in Jammu, to attend 1st convocation of CUJ tomorrow

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrived in Jammu today to attend the first convocation of Central University Jammu slated to be held tomorrow.  Minister for Cooperatives and Ladakh Affairs Chering Dorjay along with Advisor to the Chief Minister Amitabh Mattoo accorded a warm welcome to the tibetan spiritual leader.  In a message to the people of the state, the Dalai Lama said, "I want to express special greetings and prayers for people of the state. We should always keep peace ...
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FIFA lifts ban on Iraq hosting international football games

FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced the ban's lifting on stadiums in Basra, Karbala and Erbil at the FIFA Council Meeting in Bogota on Friday. IMAGE: Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. Photograph: Iraqi Prime Minister Media Office/via Reuters Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi welcomed a decision from soccer's world governing body FIFA to lift a ban on hosting competitive international soccer matches at stadiums in three Iraqi cities.Abadi congratulated the Iraqi people and the ...
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Have $500,000? You can become a US citizen

Under the EB-5 visa programme you can become a US citizen provided you invest $500,000 in an approved project and create targeted employment.But only 700 Indians can do so each year.Tinesh Bhasin reports.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/ With the US visa laws getting stricter, more Indians are opting for the EB-5 visa programme, which allows an individual to become a citizen by investing $500,000 in an approved project. While the EB-5 programme is an easier route for emigrating to the US, ...
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