Shashi Tharoor's remarks at Lahore event trigger spat; does Rahul Gandhi want to contest polls in Pakistan, asks BJP
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Shashi Tharoor's remarks at Lahore event trigger spat; does Rahul Gandhi want to contest polls in Pakistan, asks BJP

Tharoor recently posted a link to Lahore Think Fest, in which he criticised the Modi government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and also spoke of alleged "bigotry and prejudice" against Muslims during the pandemic.

BJP workers in UP free colleague from police custody, party rejects charge they did it forcibly
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BJP workers in UP free colleague from police custody, party rejects charge they did it forcibly

BJP MLA Lokendra Pratap Singh rejected allegations that his party’s Yuva Morcha worker Shibbu Singh was detained for harassment, as claimed in some media reports.

'Beti Bachao or Apradhi Bachao?': Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi slam UP govt over women's safety
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'Beti Bachao or Apradhi Bachao?': Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi slam UP govt over women's safety

The Congress leaders made the comments in reference to reports of a BJP MLA and his son allegedly taking away a man accused of harassing a woman from police custody on Saturday

BJP following 'coalition dharma' by attacking me despite anger against Nitish Kumar, says Chirag Paswan
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BJP following 'coalition dharma' by attacking me despite anger against Nitish Kumar, says Chirag Paswan

Paswan has been making determined efforts to target the JD(U) by putting up candidates against it, while his party is not contesting on seats where the BJP is in the fray

Amit Shah says Nitish Kumar to be next Bihar CM, asserts BJP won't stake claim to top post
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Amit Shah says Nitish Kumar to be next Bihar CM, asserts BJP won't stake claim to top post

Shah said people of Bihar will get a "double engine" government — one at Bihar headed by Nitish Kumar and another at the Centre headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi

'Could have avoided those words': Amit Shah on Maharashtra Governor's 'secular' jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray
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'Could have avoided those words': Amit Shah on Maharashtra Governor's 'secular' jibe at CM Uddhav Thackeray

In an exclusive interview with Network18 group editor Rahul Joshi, Amit Shah delved into a range of topics, including the BJP’s political relations with its former ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra

Karnataka bypolls: 40 candidates file nominations for Sira, Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly seats
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Karnataka bypolls: 40 candidates file nominations for Sira, Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly seats

The Sira bypoll was necessitated after death of JD(S) legislator B Sathyanarayana, while the RR Nagar seat fell vacant after disqualification of then-Congress MLA N Munirathna

Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops
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Bihar polls: Narendra Modi to address 12 rallies from 23 Oct; Sasaram, Gaya and Bhagalpur among first stops

Bihar will vote for the 243-member Assembly in three phases — 28 October, 3 November and 7 November. Counting will be held on 10 November

Bihar Assembly polls: Nitish Kumar keeps up attacks on Lalu Prasad Yadav, says NDA ended 'jungle raj' after taking reins
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Bihar Assembly polls: Nitish Kumar keeps up attacks on Lalu Prasad Yadav, says NDA ended 'jungle raj' after taking reins

At rallies in Jamui, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura, and Paliganj, Nitish's speeches focused on comparing the JD(U) and RJD governments

Bihar polls: BJP releases final list of 35 candidates, renominates four state ministers, drops two MLAs
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Bihar polls: BJP releases final list of 35 candidates, renominates four state ministers, drops two MLAs

From Pranpur, the party has nominated Nisha Singh, wife of former state minister Vinod Kumar Singh, who died of post-COVID complications, whereas, late actor Sushant Singh Rajput's cousin Neeraj Kumar Singh will seek re-election from Chattapur

From COVID-19 to political vacuum, much has changed in J&K during Mehbooba Mufti's absence
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From COVID-19 to political vacuum, much has changed in J&K during Mehbooba Mufti's absence

The test that lies ahead of the Abdullahs and Mehbooba is the restoration of normalcy by taking tough steps in the face of the possibility of a lone political battle, a defeated and fragmented regional front and a wary electorate

Koshyari's letter to Thackeray doesn't befit the impartiality expected from Governor's office
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Koshyari's letter to Thackeray doesn't befit the impartiality expected from Governor's office

Governors must loathe appearing as agents or appointees of the Central Government if they are to maintain their impartiality and the confidence of their ministers

'Solid achievement of BJP's hate-filled cultural nationalism': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over IMF data
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'Solid achievement of BJP's hate-filled cultural nationalism': Rahul Gandhi slams Centre over IMF data

Rahul shared a graph which showed Bangladesh closing in on India and almost catching up with it in terms of per capita GDP this year

Mehbooba Mufti released: Will continue struggle for restoration of Article 370, says PDP chief
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Mehbooba Mufti released: Will continue struggle for restoration of Article 370, says PDP chief

Mehbooba was released on Tuesday night after the Union Territory administration revoked the Public Safety Act charges against her

BJP may win at least 8 out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh, poll analysts predict
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BJP may win at least 8 out of 10 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh, poll analysts predict

As for the remaining two seats, analysts say that the number of Congress and Bahujan Samaj Party members is so limited that even if they get together, they are in no position to get any seat

PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released after over a year in detention, demands other prisoners from J&K be set free
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PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti released after over a year in detention, demands other prisoners from J&K be set free

Mehbooba Mufti was arrested along with other leaders hours ahead of the Centre bifurcating the state into two union territories and abrogating Article 370 in August 2019

‘Don’t need your certificate for my Hindutva': Uddhav Thackeray responds to Governor BS Koshyari over reopening religious places
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‘Don’t need your certificate for my Hindutva': Uddhav Thackeray responds to Governor BS Koshyari over reopening religious places

In a letter to Thackeray on Monday, the Maharashtra governor had questioned the chief minister's decision to keep religious places in the state closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Rajya Sabha election for 11 seats from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand on 9 November; counting on same day
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Rajya Sabha election for 11 seats from Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand on 9 November; counting on same day

Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav are among the 10 members from Uttar Pradesh retiring on 25 November

Vaishno Devi to increase limit from 5,000 to 7,000 pilgrims per day from 15 Oct, says CEO Ramesh Kumar
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Vaishno Devi to increase limit from 5,000 to 7,000 pilgrims per day from 15 Oct, says CEO Ramesh Kumar

Reviewing the yatra arrangements for the Navratri festival set to commence from 17 October, Kumar said registration of pilgrims will continue online

Madhya Pradesh Congress seeks removal of 14 non-MLA ministers for 'misusing' power; 28 seats go to bypolls on 3 Nov
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Madhya Pradesh Congress seeks removal of 14 non-MLA ministers for 'misusing' power; 28 seats go to bypolls on 3 Nov

The 14, who resigned from the Congress and their Assembly membership earlier this year and joined the BJP, are contesting the upcoming by-elections in the state