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SC grants protection from arrest till May 28 to BJP candidate Arjun Singh from Barrackpore Lok Sabha seat

The Supreme Court Wednesday granted protection from arrest till May 28 to Arjun Singh, the BJP candidate from Barrackpore constituency in West Bengal, in criminal cases lodged against him by the state police. A vacation bench comprising Justices Arun Mishra and M R Shah made it clear that Singh will not be arrested by the […]

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Lok Sabha secretary general says no transit accommodation in hotels for newly-elected MPs but in state bhawans

Lok Sabha Secretary General Snehlata Shrivastava on Wednesday said the newly-elected members of the Lower House of Parliament will no longer be lodged in hotels but in state bhawans, Western Court, a transit hostel for parliamentarians, and its annexe building. With the counting of votes for the Lok Sabha polls scheduled for Thursday, the newly-elected […]

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How involvement of counting agents rules out the chances of tampering

Lok Sabha Election Result: India’s mammoth election exercise spread over nearly five weeks has been completed this Sunday with over 576 million of total 900 million eligible voters exercising their democratic right. The counting of votes will take place on Thursday and most likely the result will be declared by late night. Declaration of results […]

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PM Modi meets Union council of ministers ahead of Lok Sabha elections results

Ahead of poll results, the BJP held a meeting of Union Council of Ministers at the party headquarters in Delhi. Prime Minister Narendra and BJP President Amit Shah were present at the meeting. After meeting, Amit Shah congratulated the ministers for their hard work and ‘remarkable’ achievements in the last five years. “Let us keep […]

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‘No proof’: Relief for Mulayam, Akhilesh Yadav as CBI drops DA case against father-son

In a relief to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav and his son Akhilesh, the CBI has told the Supreme Court that the allegations of disproportionate assets against them could not be substantiated and it had closed the preliminary enquiry on August 7, 2013. In an affidavit filed in the top court, CBI […]

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Chit fund case: SC refuses urgent listing of Rajeev Kumar’s plea for further protection from arrest

In a setback to former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar, the Supreme Court Tuesday refused to accord urgent listing of his plea for extension of the 7-day protection from arrest granted to him in the Saradha chit fund scam case. Kumar has rushed to the top court seeking indefinite extension of shield from arrest on […]

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Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh asks Modi critics to spend day at Kedarnath cave

Uttarkhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat Tuesday termed opposition criticism of the prime minister’s Kedarnath visit “exremely unfortunate” and challenged the critics to spend a day at the cave where Narendra Modi meditated. “A media house has described the meditation cave as a state-of-the-art facility. I invite them to visit the cave and spend a […]

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Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh says EVMs are absolutely fool proof

Amid a slew of allegations by the opposition about the reliability of EVMs, Delhi’s Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh has said that the machines are “absolutely fool-proof” and fulfils all “transparency and administrative protocols”. Singh said the EVM is “robust by design” and there is no way the machine can be tampered with. “There is […]

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Peacebuilding activities should align with national priorities: India at UN

India has emphasised that peacebuilding activities will give sustainable results only if they align with a nation’s priorities and its leaders and institutions are involved in the implementation. Speaking at the General Assembly on Monday, India’s Deputy Permanent Representative Nagaraj Naidu said “This would ensure that gains are long-term and prevent any relapse.” “India believes […]

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Chandrababu Naidu unnecessarily exhausting himself: Shiv Sena’s jibe at opposition after exit polls

The Shiv Sena on Monday hit out at the opposition parties for trying to come together to keep the BJP out of power after the Lok Sabha poll results, saying the country cannot afford to have a coalition government “crawling” with the support of several small outfits. Taking a swipe at TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu’s […]

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