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'Special day in my life,' says Modi as 31May, 2022 marks longest stint without Congress government in independent India
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'Special day in my life,' says Modi as 31May, 2022 marks longest stint without Congress government in independent India

Prior to BJP’s current tenure, the longest stint without a Congress government, was the period between the governments of PV Narasimha Rao and Manmohan Singh. However, that period saw three prime ministers, while this period had only one, PM Modi

Assembly polls 2022: Amid COVID-19 third wave, ban on physical rallies, BJP rethinks campaign strategy
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Assembly polls 2022: Amid COVID-19 third wave, ban on physical rallies, BJP rethinks campaign strategy

The BJP has set up teams to supervise the on-the-ground campaigning as part of its strategy to reach out to voters ahead of the upcoming assembly polls.

BJP sacks Harak Singh Rawat from Uttarakhand Cabinet; Meet the man with tantrums and ceaseless ambition
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BJP sacks Harak Singh Rawat from Uttarakhand Cabinet; Meet the man with tantrums and ceaseless ambition

The BJP has put a full stop to the unending chain of Harak Singh Rawat’s bouts of unhappiness, tantrums, complaints, uncharitable statements on former chief ministers over five years.

Congress skipped Constitution Day event in protest against authoritarian BJP government, says Anand Sharma
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Congress skipped Constitution Day event in protest against authoritarian BJP government, says Anand Sharma

Senior Congress spokesperson said they skipped the event to protest against the BJP government which enacts laws by bypassing parliamentary scrutiny and insults parliamentary democracy

Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Uttarakhand, seeks another term for BJP
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Amit Shah sounds poll bugle in Uttarakhand, seeks another term for BJP

Addressing a rally in Dehradun, Shah said Modi brought development projects worth Rs 85,000 crore to the state and challenged the Congress to show what it had done during its tenure

Prime Minister Modi's personal efforts led to revocation of Article 370 in J&K, says Amit Shah
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Prime Minister Modi's personal efforts led to revocation of Article 370 in J&K, says Amit Shah

Various Central laws were implemented in Jammu and Kashmir as the focus of the BJP government is to ensure development and prosperity of every citizen of the Union Territory

Indian democracy passing through most difficult phase, says Congress chief Sonia Gandhi
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Indian democracy passing through most difficult phase, says Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

The party announced a series of programmes against the "anti-farmer, anti-women, anti-poor and anti-people" policies of the BJP-led government at the Centre.

Chidambaram slams Centre over state of economy, says telecom and aviation sectors on 'verge of collapse'
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Chidambaram slams Centre over state of economy, says telecom and aviation sectors on 'verge of collapse'

The former finance minister's remark comes a day after telecom company Bharti Airtel posted a net loss of Rs 15,933 cr in the first quarter of FY 2020-21

Ram Madhav says BJP govt in Manipur will complete its term after MLAs join Congress, withdraw support
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Ram Madhav says BJP govt in Manipur will complete its term after MLAs join Congress, withdraw support

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the lone Rajya Sabha seat in Manipur. BJP candidate Leisemba Sanajaoba defeated Congress candidate T Mangibabu.

India isn't flattening the COVID-19 curve; Health ministry must stop making this claim, test more, raise healthcare capacity
India

India isn't flattening the COVID-19 curve; Health ministry must stop making this claim, test more, raise healthcare capacity

So, is India "flattening the curve" with COVID-19 cases? The short answer is NO. While the stringent containment measures implemented by the central government have certainly slowed down the growth of COVID-19 during the lockdown but is that growth rate manageable by our health care systems? The answer is no.

Sharad Pawar says people want BJP removed from Centre, urges powerful regional parties to give 'better alternative'
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Sharad Pawar says people want BJP removed from Centre, urges powerful regional parties to give 'better alternative'

Pawar said it was crystal clear before the Delhi polls that Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will retain power and the BJP will be rejected by the voters of the National Capital.

P Chidambaram says Centre, BJP cannot distance themselves from SC verdict on reservation, must suggest corrective measures if they disagree
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P Chidambaram says Centre, BJP cannot distance themselves from SC verdict on reservation, must suggest corrective measures if they disagree

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Monday said the government and the BJP must spell out corrective measures if they do not agree with the Supreme Court judgment on reservation not being mandatory as they cannot distance themselves from it.

Priyanka Gandhi meets Unnao rape victim's family, accuses Uttar Pradesh government of 'patronising criminals'
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Priyanka Gandhi meets Unnao rape victim's family, accuses Uttar Pradesh government of 'patronising criminals'

Alleging that the BJP government had created such circumstances that there was no fear in the minds of criminals in the state, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra urged the government and the administration to take seriously the issue of violence against women

Daily Bulletin: Voting begins in 15 seats vacated by Congress, JD(S) rebels in Karnataka; RBI MPC likely to slash repo rate for sixth time in a row; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: Voting begins in 15 seats vacated by Congress, JD(S) rebels in Karnataka; RBI MPC likely to slash repo rate for sixth time in a row; day's top stories

Here are day's top stories: Karnataka bypolls: Election for 15 seats vacated by Congress, JD(S) rebels today; contest ego battle for opposition, survival for BJP; P Chidambaram to hold presser at 12:30 pm, likely to attend Parliament today after bail in INX Media case ; and more

RBI monetary policy: MPC may be readying to fire its final weapon; likely a wrong one, aimed at a faraway target
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RBI monetary policy: MPC may be readying to fire its final weapon; likely a wrong one, aimed at a faraway target

The MPC needs to be watchful of the inflation scenario. It cannot solely focus on growth, even if that would be what the ruling BJP government would want from the MPC at this juncture.

Maharashtra polls: Opposition faces setback as NCP’s Namita Mundada, VBA’s Gopichand Padalkar, Congress’ Kashiram Pawara join BJP
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Maharashtra polls: Opposition faces setback as NCP’s Namita Mundada, VBA’s Gopichand Padalkar, Congress’ Kashiram Pawara join BJP

In a setback for the Opposition ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, NCP leader Namita Mundada, who was given party ticket to contest from Kaij, Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) leader Gopichand Padalkar and Congress MLA Kashiram Pawara joined the BJP on Monday.

Karnataka MLAs disqualification case: SC judge MM Shantanagoudar recuses himself from hearing pleas of 17 lawmakers
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Karnataka MLAs disqualification case: SC judge MM Shantanagoudar recuses himself from hearing pleas of 17 lawmakers

Supreme Court judge MM Shantanagoudar on Tuesday recused himself from hearing petitions filed by 17 disqualified MLAs of Karnataka challenging the decision of the then Speaker to disqualify them from the Assembly.

Amit Shah allays fears over law providing special status to six North East states; Article 371 explained
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Amit Shah allays fears over law providing special status to six North East states; Article 371 explained

Home Minister Amit Shah, on his first visit to the North East after the tumult caused by the publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC)'s final list in August, sought to reassure people that Centre will "not touch" Article 371 of the Constitution, which provides special status to the six states of the region.

Manohar Lal Khattar asks Rahul Gandhi to not ‘manufacture statements’, after Congress leader's criticism of his 'Kashmiri brides’ remark
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Manohar Lal Khattar asks Rahul Gandhi to not ‘manufacture statements’, after Congress leader's criticism of his 'Kashmiri brides’ remark

The Narendra Modi-led government's bid that the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A will usher a 'new era of development' in Jammu and Kashmir and will promote women empowerment in the state, is likely to be drowned out by misogynistic statements regarding Kashmiri women from senior BJP leaders like Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Karnataka Opposition slams BS Yediyurappa's 'one-man cabinet' two weeks after forming govt, as flood situation worsens in state
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Karnataka Opposition slams BS Yediyurappa's 'one-man cabinet' two weeks after forming govt, as flood situation worsens in state

The BJP government in Karnataka, led by BS Yediyurappa, was the target of the Opposition's scathing criticism on Thursday as Congress and JD(S) leaders slammed the chief minister for his absence, and a dysfunctional state government.