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SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls
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SC dismisses sacked BSF jawan's plea challenging Narendra Modi's election from Varanasi in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

The apex court upheld the Allahabad High Court judgment dismissing Tej Bahadur Yadav's election petition against the poll panel's decision to reject his nomination papers

SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi
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SC reserves order on Tej Bahadur's plea against rejection of nomination paper to contest against Narendra Modi

Tej Bahadur had moved the SC after the Allahabad High Court dismissed his petition against the election commission's decision to reject his nomination papers during the 2019 Lok Sabha election. He was dismissed from BSF in 2017 after he posted a video online complaining about the quality of food served to the troops

SC says 'need to deal carefully with' issue of penalising political parties and candidates for not disclosing criminal antecedents
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SC says 'need to deal carefully with' issue of penalising political parties and candidates for not disclosing criminal antecedents

The Supreme Court Friday said the issue of penalising political parties or candidates for not disclosing criminal antecedents has to be dealt with carefully as allegations of sedition and anti-national are often made with "political overtones".

Ceremonial appearances won’t bring unity; Opposition parties must focus on pan-India issues, find strong leader to challenge BJP
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Ceremonial appearances won’t bring unity; Opposition parties must focus on pan-India issues, find strong leader to challenge BJP

The resurgence of a strong and united Opposition needs a rallying point — a focussed pan-India issue and a strong leader, who can be identified as a figure who can pose a challenge to Narendra Modi

Akshay Kumar responds to Canadian citizenship row, reveals he's already applied for Indian passport
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Akshay Kumar responds to Canadian citizenship row, reveals he's already applied for Indian passport

Akshay Kumar on Friday said he is replacing his Canadian passport with an Indian one following a controversy over his citizenship.

Maharashtra Congress slams BJP over delay in govt formation, accuses saffron party of trying to lure Opposition MLAs
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Maharashtra Congress slams BJP over delay in govt formation, accuses saffron party of trying to lure Opposition MLAs

Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat accused the BJP of trying to lure away newly-elected MLAs from Opposition parties and blamed the saffron party for the delay in government formation in the state.

Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv
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Government agencies may be behind WhatsApp 'snooping' of journalists, activists, claims NCP's Dhananjay Munde in letter to Maharashtra guv

Condemning the "snooping" of Indian journalists and human right activists through WhatsApp, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde on Thursday wrote to Maharashtra governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, seeking steps to stop such spying activities

Days after Piyush Goyal's 'Left-leaning' remark, Narendra Modi meets Abhijit Banerjee, says economist's 'passion for human empowerment is visible'
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Days after Piyush Goyal's 'Left-leaning' remark, Narendra Modi meets Abhijit Banerjee, says economist's 'passion for human empowerment is visible'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee on Tuesday and said that the economist's 'passion' towards human empowerment was 'clearly visible'. Modi's meeting with Banerjee comes days after Union minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal dubbed him 'Left-leaning'.

Rahul Gandhi dubs Piyush Goyal a 'bigot' for calling Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee 'totally Left-leaning', says 'can't explain it to them'
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Rahul Gandhi dubs Piyush Goyal a 'bigot' for calling Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee 'totally Left-leaning', says 'can't explain it to them'

Rahul Gandhi dubbed Piyush Goyal a 'bigot' in a tweet on Sunday. Sharing an interview of Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee, where the economist is reacting to Minister of Railways and Commerce and Industry Goyal's recent comments on Banerjee being 'totally Left-leaning', Rahul said, 'Please be certain that millions of Indians are proud of your work.'

Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt
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Maharashtra polls: Patchy delivery of farm loan waiver irks voters in Vidarbha and Marathwada, but impact on election remains in doubt

People in Vidarbha and Marathwada seem to have a positive view of the Narendra Modi govt at Centre, but offer mixed opinions on the BJP-led state government

Youplus Political Page: A look at how Indians view the Lok Sabha election, the candidates and parties
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Youplus Political Page: A look at how Indians view the Lok Sabha election, the candidates and parties

At Youplus, we understand and score the meaning, sentiment and facial emotion to derive at the True Feel Score (TFS) of that person/attribute.

Model Code of Conduct takes effect after EC announces Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly poll dates: Rules for parties, candidates during campaign
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Model Code of Conduct takes effect after EC announces Maharashtra, Haryana Assembly poll dates: Rules for parties, candidates during campaign

The Model of Code of Conduct covers a wide range of possible violations that a political candidate may commit. Under the code of conduct, candidates are barred from making communally provocative speeches, appealing to a particular community for electoral gains, and targeting rivals over their personal lives.

Thaw in Mamata Banerjee's relations with Centre likely linked to 2021 Bengal polls, fate of ex-Kolkata Police chief
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Thaw in Mamata Banerjee's relations with Centre likely linked to 2021 Bengal polls, fate of ex-Kolkata Police chief

Mamata Banerjee seems to have taken a leaf out of the book of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, who was the first of Modi's fierce opponents in power in any state to embark on a course correction of his relationship with the Centre

Narendra Modi launches pension scheme for small farmers from Jharkhand; move reflects NDA's emphasis on rural development
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Narendra Modi launches pension scheme for small farmers from Jharkhand; move reflects NDA's emphasis on rural development

In its manifesto called 'Sankalp Patra', the BJP had promised investment to the tune of Rs 25 lakh crore in the next five years for rural development.

Rahul Gandhi must take leaf out of Arvind Kejriwal's book to stay relevant; constant anti-Modi tirades counterproductive for Congress
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Rahul Gandhi must take leaf out of Arvind Kejriwal's book to stay relevant; constant anti-Modi tirades counterproductive for Congress

The vertical split in his party notwithstanding, Rahul Gandhi continues to demonise Modi all the time.

Election Commission calls CPI, TMC, NCP for personal hearing in September over 'national party' status
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Election Commission calls CPI, TMC, NCP for personal hearing in September over 'national party' status

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) face the prospect of losing their national party status following the EC notice.

'Opposition is using killing power': Pragya Singh Thakur's statement is embarrassment for BJP; time party took stern action against her
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'Opposition is using killing power': Pragya Singh Thakur's statement is embarrassment for BJP; time party took stern action against her

Pragya Singh Thakur's irresponsible remarks, including her latest comment about Opposition using killing power to harm BJP leaders, are clearly out of sync with the party's and the government's collective image projected to the voters and the world at large

Allahabad HC to examine maintainability of petition challenging Narendra Modi's election to Varanasi LS seat next month
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Allahabad HC to examine maintainability of petition challenging Narendra Modi's election to Varanasi LS seat next month

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday decided to examine next month if a petition challenging the election of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat is worth hearing at all

Congress in Assam: Infighting, lobbying, exodus hurl erstwhile political powerhouse down path of self-destruction
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Congress in Assam: Infighting, lobbying, exodus hurl erstwhile political powerhouse down path of self-destruction

It is often alleged that due to the appeasement practice, undeserving candidates got tickets to fight the elections resulting in humiliating defeats for the Congress.

Sonia Gandhi's move to take up Congress chief's post in the interim indicates measure of honesty in decision-making
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Sonia Gandhi's move to take up Congress chief's post in the interim indicates measure of honesty in decision-making

The ensuing implosion in the party since Rahul Gandhi's resignation tells us that the Grand Old Party remains incapable of surviving as a political entity without a Gandhi at helm