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Facebook bans BJP's T Raja Singh for hate speech amid allegations it favoured saffron party
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Facebook bans BJP's T Raja Singh for hate speech amid allegations it favoured saffron party

At least five profiles of Singh, which had more than three lakh followers, showed the message that 'this content is not available right now'

'Facebook deleted right-wing pages before 2019 polls': Ravi Shankar Prasad writes to Mark Zuckerberg
India

'Facebook deleted right-wing pages before 2019 polls': Ravi Shankar Prasad writes to Mark Zuckerberg

Prasad has written the letter in the backdrop of growing criticism against the Centre over two recent reports in the Wall Street Journal

#LokSabhaElections2019: Phase 6 Voter turnout
India

#LokSabhaElections2019: Phase 6 Voter turnout

#LokSabhaElections2019: A look at the turnout in states that voted on 12 May

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala rues the poor haven't gained from four decades of bull run but warns against wealth tax
Business

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala rues the poor haven't gained from four decades of bull run but warns against wealth tax

In a departure from his earlier views, Rakesh Jhunjhunwala said the ruling BJP will not get a clear majority in the ongoing polls

After writers and filmmakers, more than 600 theatre artists unite against divisive politics; issue joint statement
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After writers and filmmakers, more than 600 theatre artists unite against divisive politics; issue joint statement

On 4 April, more than 600 theatre artists across India came together under the forum Artist Unite India and issued a statement urging the citizens to 'to defeat the forces of darkness and barbarism'.

TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'
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TM Krishna, Githa Hariharan, Hemant Divate on signing appeal urging citizens to 'vote out hate politics'

With the 2019 elections fast approaching, writers, filmmakers and artists such as Girish Karnad, TM Krishna, Urvashi Butalia, Shanta Gokhale and Anand Teltumbde among others have signed this appeal to all citizens to vote for an India that 'renews the promises made by our Constitution.'

Should the Congress play from back foot to beat BJP?
India

Should the Congress play from back foot to beat BJP?

The Congress' predicament is that it must improve its abysmal 44-seat Lok Sabha tally to about 120-130 if it wants to head any coalition government

Facebook brings political advertising rules to India ahead of the 2019 elections
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Facebook brings political advertising rules to India ahead of the 2019 elections

Facebook's new rules and tools are an effort towards curbing election interference to India.

SP-BSP alliance leaves 2019 prospects bleak for Congress in Uttar Pradesh; division of votes may deal blow to BJP
Politics

SP-BSP alliance leaves 2019 prospects bleak for Congress in Uttar Pradesh; division of votes may deal blow to BJP

Going by the vote shares of the most recent elections, a BJP defeat in Uttar Pradesh can be possible only if the Congress puts aside its hurt for being excluded from the SP-BSP alliance and extends its support.

Congress leader Priya Dutt not to contest 2019 LS polls, takes break from active politics to spend more time with family
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Congress leader Priya Dutt not to contest 2019 LS polls, takes break from active politics to spend more time with family

Congress MP Priya Dutt on Monday announced that she would not contest the 2019 elections and spend more time with her family

Narendra Modi's Ram Mandir comments dent major Congress talking point, shore up his base ahead of 2019
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Narendra Modi's Ram Mandir comments dent major Congress talking point, shore up his base ahead of 2019

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made clear five things during his interview with ANI

Ram temple ordinance can be considered only after legal process ends, says Narendra Modi; accuses Congress of creating 'obstacles' in SC
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Ram temple ordinance can be considered only after legal process ends, says Narendra Modi; accuses Congress of creating 'obstacles' in SC

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday made it clear that any decision on bringing an ordinance on Ram temple can be considered only after the judicial process ends.

Shiv Sena's attempt to hijack Ram Mandir issue from BJP comes at crucial time: Seat-sharing talks for polls are around the corner
Politics

Shiv Sena's attempt to hijack Ram Mandir issue from BJP comes at crucial time: Seat-sharing talks for polls are around the corner

At a Shiv Sena gathering at Ayodhya, Uddhav Thackeray had demanded that the BJP-led government declare a date for the construction of the Ram Mandir to start.

Kamal Nath wasted no time in getting down to business in Madhya Pradesh, but Digvijaya's help key in path ahead
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Kamal Nath wasted no time in getting down to business in Madhya Pradesh, but Digvijaya's help key in path ahead

So Digvijaya Singh's help will be invaluable, if not indispensable, for Kamal Nath, at least in the early days in the chief minister's office in Madhya Pradesh.

Hold your bets on BJP rout in 2019; lack of Opposition leader comparable to Modi will work in party's favour
Politics

Hold your bets on BJP rout in 2019; lack of Opposition leader comparable to Modi will work in party's favour

The Congress may have got back its mojo, given the wins in the Assembly elections, but it won't work against the BJP yet.

Congress in good shape for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but grand old party needs to do more to take on Modi factor
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Congress in good shape for 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but grand old party needs to do more to take on Modi factor

If Team Narendra Modi is set to make full use of the prime minister’s personal ratings, big projects and reliance on emotive issues like Ram Temple, the Congress and its potential allies are prepared to take the battle to the states.

Ram Temple over development appears to be BJP’s strategy for 2019; MPs, Hindutva groups mount pressure on leadership
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Ram Temple over development appears to be BJP’s strategy for 2019; MPs, Hindutva groups mount pressure on leadership

Given all the Ram Temple-leaning signs the BJP has shown in recent months, it looks like the party is ready to stick with its saffron strategy and go ahead with its temple first, development later line of work.

BJP govts announce sops in Assam, Gujarat: Has the season of freebies started ahead of 2019 elections?
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BJP govts announce sops in Assam, Gujarat: Has the season of freebies started ahead of 2019 elections?

BJP cannot deny that farmers issue and the agrarian distress will be the biggest poll issue that they will be fighting the 2019 Lok Sabha election on, and hence can't be left far behind.

'Who will take responsibility for potential mishap?': HC quizzes BJP over dragging West Bengal govt to court over permission for Amit Shah rally
India

'Who will take responsibility for potential mishap?': HC quizzes BJP over dragging West Bengal govt to court over permission for Amit Shah rally

The West Bengal government has refused permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's proposed 'rath yatra' from Coochbehar on grounds that it might cause communal tension, the state's advocate general informed the Calcutta High Court on Thursday.