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Punjab power tussle: How last minute wheeling and dealing cost front-runners

The worst of the bitter power tussle in Punjab Congress might be over. However, the behind-the-scenes political wheeling and dealin has brought the party's dirty laundry out in the open just months before elections

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Bhupendra Patel takes oath as Gujarat chief minister; Modi, Shah congratulate him on assignment

Patel's elevation - he is the first from the Patidar sub-group to be chief minister - is key to BJP's plans to woo the Kadva Patidar community, which some political observers feel, has drifte

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BSP forms alliance with SAD for 2022 Punjab elections; will contest polls on 20 seats

The alliance materialised after Sukhbir Badal announced last week that his party is open to tie-ups barring the Congress, BJP and the Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

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Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: Amid outflux of leaders, BSP's saving grace may be sound alliances, seat allocation

An alliance with Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM would help the party cultivate voters from the Muslim community, comprising around one-fifth of the state’s population

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Jorasanko profile: Smita Bakshi won seat for TMC in 2016

The Jorasanko Assembly constituency will go to polls on 29 April as part of the eighth and final phase of the West Bengal Assembly Election 2021

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West Bengal Assembly election 2021, Ballygunge profile: Subrata Mukherjee of TMC won seat in 2016

The Ballygunge Assembly constituency will go to polls on 26 April as part of phase seven of the West Bengal Assembly polls 2021.

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In Narendra Modi's condemnation of US Capitol siege lies coded message for India

'The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests,' tweeted Narendra Modi in response to rioters storming the US Capitol in Washington, DC

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Kerala Local Body Election Results 2020 updates: Victory for people, says Pinarayi Vijayan as LDF leads in 3 panchayat polls

Kerala Local Body Election Results 2020 LIVE updates: As per the latest trends, UDF is ahead in 45 of the 86 municipalities, whereas, a neck-and-neck contest has emerged in the election to corporations with both LDF and UDF leading in three each

India

China, democracy and COVID-19: Reading between the lines of Modi-Biden call readouts

As one would expect, COVID-19 and climate change were always going to feature in discussions, since they are the most pressing concerns for the world today

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Day after Bihar election results, BJP credits Modi for NDA's win, consoles JD(U); LJP, Left, AIMIM key talking points

Apart from the emerging winner, almost like always, the underdogs — the Left parties, AIMIM and LJP — captured people's attention even as they numerically did not amount to much in absolute terms

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Bihar Election Phase 2 today: Voting begins in 94 seats; here are key candidates, important protocols

Of the 1,463 candidates in the fray on the 94 seats, nearly 10 percent (146) are women. Among the 2.85 crore voters, women voters account for 1.35 crore

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Bihar Election Phase 1 today: 71 seats to go for polls; here are key candidates, important protocols

A total of 1066 candidates are in the fray for the first phase of the Bihar elections, 114 of them women.

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Eknath Khadse vs Devendra Fadnavis: Experience is bonus but youth may hold the aces in Maharashtra

Khadse's exit was a long time coming: From being pipped by Fadnavis in the race to chief minister's chair in 2014, to becoming number two in cabinet, Khadse finally hit his lowest when he even failed to secure a ticket for himself in the 2019 polls

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Chirag Paswan, in the running to inherit father's kingmaker legacy, gets unexpected ally in Tejashwi Yadav

The two young politicians, despite having positioned themselves on opposite ends of the political spectrum, seem to have left enough maneuvering space to unite against a common foe — Nitish Kumar

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Jaswant Singh's tumultuous career was marked by revival of India-US ties, ignominy of Kandahar hijacking

After serving in the armed forces for just over 10 years, Jaswant Singh resigned from the Indian Army in 1965 and began his journey in politics.

India

Parliament Monsoon Session: Centre, Oppn trade fire on PM CARES Fund; RS passes bill to punish attacks on health workers

In the Lok Sabha, Opposition MPs of the Congress, DMK, TMC, and others opposed the PM CARES Fund, alleging that it lacked transparency

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Ashok Gehlot vs Sachin Pilot: A brief history of face-offs between Congress' war horse and young buck

The seeds for the turf war in Rajasthan between Gehlot and Pilot were sown long ago.

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Madhya Pradesh politics: Congress loses power it regained after 15 yrs in 15 months; Kamal Nath blames 'power-hungry Scindia'

Chief minister of Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath resigned from the top post on Friday after unsuccessful attempts to persuade the 22 rebel MLAs to come back to the Congress folds.

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Madhya Pradesh crisis another reminder that India's anti-defection law is rife with problems, needs serious rethink

Critics say that the anti-defection law strips the MPs and MLAs of their independent moral compass or decision making powers as they are forced to toe the party line.

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As Amit Shah latches on to 'refugees vs infiltrators' plank to oust TMC in West Bengal, state braces for vicious poll battle

The West Bengal Assembly election is over a year away, but it promises to be a keenly-fought battle between the TMC and BJP.