Head-on | Mamata Banerjee is on the march, but electoral math of 2024 may stop her in her tracks
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Head-on | Mamata Banerjee is on the march, but electoral math of 2024 may stop her in her tracks

An alliance between the TMC, a Congress-led UPA and regional parties is a theoretical possibility

Punjab Assembly polls: 'Spoke to Amit Shah on alliance with BJP', Amarinder Singh hints at formal announcement
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Punjab Assembly polls: 'Spoke to Amit Shah on alliance with BJP', Amarinder Singh hints at formal announcement

He said that a formal alliance with the BJP can be worked on now that the three contentious farm bills have been repealed and other issues raised by farmers are being discussed

Winter Session of Parliament: Suspension of 12 Opposition MPs biggest in Rajya Sabha history
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Winter Session of Parliament: Suspension of 12 Opposition MPs biggest in Rajya Sabha history

Previously in 2020, eight MPs were suspended which was the second-highest number.

Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars
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Exploited for generations, tea garden workers struggle for land rights in Darjeeling hills, Terai, and Dooars

While tea ensured economic well-being for the Brit enterprises, it spelt doom for the local tribes

Luizinho Faleiro among five new entrants who take oath as Rajya Sabha members
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Luizinho Faleiro among five new entrants who take oath as Rajya Sabha members

On the opening day of the Winter Session of Parliament, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called for newly-elected members to take an oath

Parliament Winter Session: Farm Acts Repeal Bill passed in Lok Sabha without discussion
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Parliament Winter Session: Farm Acts Repeal Bill passed in Lok Sabha without discussion

The three contentious farm laws, which triggered months of protests since their passage last year, was passed last year

Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership
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Narendra Modi showed good intent with farm law repeal, now he should showcase strong, decisive leadership

In a post-truth, Orwellian world where China is seen as a democracy and India an authoritarian state, and where ‘progressive doublethink’ is a way of life, a strong, decisive government is the need of the hour in India

How Communists invented Hindu nationalists' Hitler connection to hide their military alliance with Nazis
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How Communists invented Hindu nationalists' Hitler connection to hide their military alliance with Nazis

The Communists led by the erstwhile Soviet Union collaborated with Hitler, and shared in his victories, until Hitler decided much later to betray them

Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation
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Ruling BJP sweeps Tripura civic polls, wins all 51 seats in Agartala Municipal Corporation

BJP vice-president Dilip Ghosh said in Kolkata that the results of Tripura civic polls have exposed the 'hollowness' of TMC's claims of having made inroads into the northeastern state

All-party meet convened by government; Opposition parties demand discussion on Pegasus row, price rise
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All-party meet convened by government; Opposition parties demand discussion on Pegasus row, price rise

Opposition leaders also raised the issue of extended jurisdiction of the BSF in some states and TMC leaders are learnt to have raised the issue of MSP and disinvestment of profitable PSUs

Tripura civic elections: Counting underway; BJP leading in four seats
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Tripura civic elections: Counting underway; BJP leading in four seats

The Bharatiya Janata Party is leading in Ambassa, Jirania, Teliamura and Sabroom seats, the Tripura State Election Commission informed

From airports to expressways, Modi-Yogi double engine government gives Uttar Pradesh big infra push
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From airports to expressways, Modi-Yogi double engine government gives Uttar Pradesh big infra push

Be it the Jewar Airport or Purvanchal Expressway, Uttar Pradesh is witnessing a massive transformation in its infrastructure sector

Parliament's Winter Session: BJP issues three-line whip to RS MPs for 'very important business' on 29 Nov
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Parliament's Winter Session: BJP issues three-line whip to RS MPs for 'very important business' on 29 Nov

As many as 26 new bills are on the agenda of the government for introduction and passage during the Winter Session

Amid accusations of political violence, Tripura civic body elections begin
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Amid accusations of political violence, Tripura civic body elections begin

The run-up to the polls, which should have been a humdrum affair, became a cause celebre after it was marred by violence, arrests, sit-ins in far-away Delhi and a Supreme Court intervention asking officials to ensure peaceful polling.

Meghalaya: 12 MLAs, including former CM Mukul Sangma, quit Congress, to join TMC today
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Meghalaya: 12 MLAs, including former CM Mukul Sangma, quit Congress, to join TMC today

The move comes after Congress MP Kirti Azad and ex-JD(U) general secretary Pawan Varma joined the Mamata Banerjee-led party

'Already with her': BJP's Subramanian Swamy meets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee
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'Already with her': BJP's Subramanian Swamy meets West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee

After the meeting with the Trinamool Congress chief, Swamy said they discussed the political scenario in West Bengal. The duo even posed for photographs after their meeting

Restore Article 370, address Kashmir issue if you want to 'keep' J&K: Mehbooba to Centre
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Restore Article 370, address Kashmir issue if you want to 'keep' J&K: Mehbooba to Centre

Addressing a public rally at Neel village of Banihal, the PDP chief said they want ‘Mahatma Gandhi's India’ and their identity and honour which was given to them by the Indian Constitution

'Scared of an Italian': BJP accuses Congress of showing respect to Sardar Patel out of fear
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'Scared of an Italian': BJP accuses Congress of showing respect to Sardar Patel out of fear

The leaked video purportedly shows senior Congress leaders in Karnataka wondering about paying homage to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at an event organised to observe Indira Gandhi's death anniversary

Sidhu slams AAP over poll freebies, says people won't fall for populist 'lollipop' measures
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Sidhu slams AAP over poll freebies, says people won't fall for populist 'lollipop' measures

The comments come in the wake of Aam Aadmi Party announcing a slew of sops for different sections of society in the run up to the Punjab polls

Day after meeting Jayant Choudhary, Akhilesh Yadav holds 'strategic discussion' with AAP's Sanjay Singh for UP polls
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Day after meeting Jayant Choudhary, Akhilesh Yadav holds 'strategic discussion' with AAP's Sanjay Singh for UP polls

Yadav in his statements has repeatedly said the Samajwadi Party is open for alliance with smaller parties in the upcoming polls