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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai: Nakul Singh Sawhney examines the anatomy of a riot
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Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai: Nakul Singh Sawhney examines the anatomy of a riot

More than 60 were killed and around 40,000 were displaced in a riot that took place in western Uttar Pradesh in 2013. Over 90 percent of those affected were Muslims. Whether they were ‘riots’ or a politically-calculated move is the premise of Nakul Singh Sawhney’s documentary Muzaffarnagar Baaqi Hai.

EVM hacking charge: CEC Sunil Arora says India 'won't be intimidated, bullied' into going back to ballot papers
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EVM hacking charge: CEC Sunil Arora says India 'won't be intimidated, bullied' into going back to ballot papers

Three days after self proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja claimed that EVMs could be hacked, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said there is no way the country will be "intimidated, bullied or coerced" into going back to the ballot paper system.

Priyanka Gandhi might have joined Congress today, but her political genius was at play since 1999 when Sonia won Amethi
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Priyanka Gandhi might have joined Congress today, but her political genius was at play since 1999 when Sonia won Amethi

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra might have just arrived in the Indian political scene but she had long been on the sidelines, quietly holding on to her role of being a guiding force for her brother, Rahul Gandhi, while being an able support to her mother and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Kapil Sibal lends London 'hackathon' undeserved gravitas, gives BJP opportunity to corner Congress on EVMs
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Kapil Sibal lends London 'hackathon' undeserved gravitas, gives BJP opportunity to corner Congress on EVMs

Kapil Sibal’s presence also raises the question whether the Congress endorses such wild conspiracy theories

'Cyber expert' Syed Shuja says EVMs for 2014 LS polls rigged: Who is he and what can EC do to put claim to rest
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'Cyber expert' Syed Shuja says EVMs for 2014 LS polls rigged: Who is he and what can EC do to put claim to rest

Self-proclaimed cyber expert Syed Shuja asserted that the 2014 general elections had been rigged from the beginning, and that the EVMs used in the polls were found to have been transmitting some kind of disruptive frequency.

Won't be part of 2019 elections, says Prashant Kishor: Election strategist wants to work at grassroot-level
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Won't be part of 2019 elections, says Prashant Kishor: Election strategist wants to work at grassroot-level

Election strategist Prashant Kishore on Sunday said that he would not be involved in the 2019 elections as he wants to go back to the grassroots. He said he had worked enough with leaders. He also denied media reports that he is joining politics.

UP BJP begins 2019 poll preparations from Meerut: City has brought happy tidings for party in recent past
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UP BJP begins 2019 poll preparations from Meerut: City has brought happy tidings for party in recent past

Counting on keeping the winning streak intact, the party has started its preparations for the 2019 Parliamentary elections from Meerut instead of the state's capital city and seat of politics, Lucknow

Congress, Samajwadi Party to contest Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls separately
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Congress, Samajwadi Party to contest Uttar Pradesh Lok Sabha bypolls separately

The decision of the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) to go separate ways in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh may have brightened the BJP's prospects of retaining these seats even as the saffron party claimed it would rely on its hardwork and strength.

After Shiv Sena, now Chandrababu Naidu raises BJP's discomfort: Is NDA disintegrating ahead of 2019 polls?
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After Shiv Sena, now Chandrababu Naidu raises BJP's discomfort: Is NDA disintegrating ahead of 2019 polls?

Speculations were rife about an evident rift between the BJP and TDP for a long time now. Repeated statements from the BJP camp only fueled such rumours.

Bangladesh court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for 2015 arson attack that killed eight people
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Bangladesh court orders arrest of Khalida Zia for 2015 arson attack that killed eight people

A Bangladesh court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of former prime minister Khaleda Zia in connection with bomb attacks on a bus during an anti-government agitation in 2015 that killed eight persons, a police official said.

Varun Gandhi lashes out at Election Commission, calls it a 'toothless tiger'
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Varun Gandhi lashes out at Election Commission, calls it a 'toothless tiger'

Gandhi also said political parties spend a lot on poll campaign, denying opportunity to people from humble background to contest elections.

Rahul Gandhi's top aide Ashish Kulkarni quits party, calls Congress 'nepotistic and feudal'
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Rahul Gandhi's top aide Ashish Kulkarni quits party, calls Congress 'nepotistic and feudal'

Ashish Kulkarni, one of Rahul Gandhi's election managers and top aides, resigned as a Member of the Congress Coordination Centre on Friday.

Punjab Election Results 2017: Kejriwal's dream of being a national leader goes for a toss
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Punjab Election Results 2017: Kejriwal's dream of being a national leader goes for a toss

With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) losing both Goa and Punjab Assembly elections, party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's ambition to become a national leader has gone for a toss. At least for now.

UP Election 2017: BJP wave in state similar to 2014 Lok Sabha polls, says Ananth Kumar
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UP Election 2017: BJP wave in state similar to 2014 Lok Sabha polls, says Ananth Kumar

Buoyed by the favourable outcomes in the Maharashtra and Odisha local body polls, Union minister Ananth Kumar today said there is a pro-BJP wave in Uttar Pradesh also akin to the one in 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Punjab Election 2017: Drugs, liquor, cash worth Rs 127 cr seized during polls, reveals EC
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Punjab Election 2017: Drugs, liquor, cash worth Rs 127 cr seized during polls, reveals EC

Punjab recorded total seizure of cash, liquor, drugs and other items worth about Rs 127 crore during 2017 Assembly polls, officials said on Tuesday.

UP Election 2017: In a caste-dominated state, BJP will need at least 30 percent votes to win
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UP Election 2017: In a caste-dominated state, BJP will need at least 30 percent votes to win

In a multi-cornered contest, any party or coalition getting 30 percent of polled vote can form a government with absolute majority. A strategic BJP may eye on 30 percent plus votes, and to achieve that it must appeal to the floating electorates apart from the 22 percent upper caste that are likely to vote for the BJP

Smriti Irani expresses gratitude to people of Gujarat, BJP leaders in series of tweets
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Smriti Irani expresses gratitude to people of Gujarat, BJP leaders in series of tweets

With a year left before her term expires, Textile Minister Smriti Irani has curiously made some tweets expressing gratitude to the people of Gujarat, the state she represents in Rajya Sabha.

Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of practising 'politics of vendetta' for scrapping projects in Amethi
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Rahul Gandhi accuses PM Modi of practising 'politics of vendetta' for scrapping projects in Amethi

Escalating his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused him of practising "politics of vendetta" by "scrapping" projects in his Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh.

Divided they stand together: BJP, SP two ends of same socio-religious divide
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Divided they stand together: BJP, SP two ends of same socio-religious divide

In UP, the BJP, a right-wing Hindu outfit, and Maulana Mulayam’s SP, who play the muslim-yadav vote bank, are two ends of the same socio-religious divide

For real change, Modi of 2016 needs to be more like Modi of 2014
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For real change, Modi of 2016 needs to be more like Modi of 2014

Current government isn’t substantially different from the Congress era and maybe the Modi of 2016 needs to hear the speeches made by the Modi of 2014.