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Dilip Ghosh re-elected as West Bengal BJP president; decision taken by state committee, say party sources
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Dilip Ghosh re-elected as West Bengal BJP president; decision taken by state committee, say party sources

Decision to re-elect Dilip Ghosh for another three-year term was taken at state committee meeting

Bengaluru Police books former Karnataka CMs Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy for sedition, defamation
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Bengaluru Police books former Karnataka CMs Siddaramaiah, HD Kumaraswamy for sedition, defamation

Ahead of the 15 December Karnataka bypolls, the Bangalore Police has lodged an FIR against former Karnataka chief ministers Siddaramaiah and HD Kumaraswamy on charges of sedition and defamation based on a lower court order

Winter Session of Parliament to commence on 18 November, set to continue till 13 December
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Winter Session of Parliament to commence on 18 November, set to continue till 13 December

Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs has communicated to the secretariats of both Houses of Parliament in this regard

Jyotiraditya Scindia refuses to react to Salman Khurshid's remarks on Rahul Gandhi, but says Congress needs 'self-introspection’
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Jyotiraditya Scindia refuses to react to Salman Khurshid's remarks on Rahul Gandhi, but says Congress needs 'self-introspection’

Scindia's remarks came after Khurshid said he was pained at the current situation of the Congress

'No infiltrator will remain in India, it's a country not an inn', says BJP working president JP Nadda in Jharkhand
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'No infiltrator will remain in India, it's a country not an inn', says BJP working president JP Nadda in Jharkhand

JP Nadda also touched on several other issues such as abrogation of Article 370, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Houston visit and corruption.

BJP likely to announce first list of candidates for Haryana polls today; Sandeep Singh, Babita Phogat may get tickets
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BJP likely to announce first list of candidates for Haryana polls today; Sandeep Singh, Babita Phogat may get tickets

Assembly elections in both Haryana are scheduled to be held on 21 October and the results will be announced on 24 October

Mamata likens BJP to 'politically-blind giants' for vandalising Vidyasagar's bust during LS polls, says saffron party wants to destroy history, culture
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Mamata likens BJP to 'politically-blind giants' for vandalising Vidyasagar's bust during LS polls, says saffron party wants to destroy history, culture

Mamata Banerjee claimed that a group of 'politically-blind giants' had vandalised a bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar before the Lok Sabha polls in Kolkata.

At meet with RSS, JP Nadda presents govt's position on Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Madhav addresses concerns over NRC
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At meet with RSS, JP Nadda presents govt's position on Jammu and Kashmir, Ram Madhav addresses concerns over NRC

JP Nadda on Sunday gave a detailed presentation on the abrogation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status at the RSS meeting with its affiliates.

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch
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West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh says 8 TMC MLAs in touch, willing to switch

Since the 2019 Lok Sabha poll results, seven TMC MLAs and one Congress and CPI(M) MLA each has switched over to the BJP in West Bengal

Haryana Assembly polls: Nationalism will trump caste arithmetic, Article 370 deciding factor, says Manohar Lal Khattar
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Haryana Assembly polls: Nationalism will trump caste arithmetic, Article 370 deciding factor, says Manohar Lal Khattar

Manohar Lal Khattar said that the abrogation of Article 370 was a 'landmark decision', which has boosted BJP's popularity in Haryana

Narendra Modi's governance model not completely negative, demonising him all the time won't help: Congress' Jairam Ramesh tells Opposition
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Narendra Modi's governance model not completely negative, demonising him all the time won't help: Congress' Jairam Ramesh tells Opposition

Ramesh sought to clarify that he is not asking anyone to praise or applaud Narendra Modi, but only wants the political class to at least recognise the traits he has brought to the governance – particularly the 'economics of governance'.

UP police files charges in 13 cases against Azam Khan for making derogatory remarks ahead of Lok Sabha elections
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UP police files charges in 13 cases against Azam Khan for making derogatory remarks ahead of Lok Sabha elections

UP police on Sunday filed charge sheets in 13 more cases against Samajwadi Party (SP) MP Azam Khan in connection with making derogatory remarks in the run-up to the recent Lok Sabha elections

Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal: In trying to gain power for the sake of power, BJP may be turning into another version of Congress
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Karnataka, Goa, West Bengal: In trying to gain power for the sake of power, BJP may be turning into another version of Congress

The BJP's rise owes to a set of intricate social and economic factors that also includes Congress's erosion of credibility. It is simply not perceived as a party capable of governance anymore. This is where the BJP will make a huge mistake if - in order to increase its footprint even faster instead of relying on organic expansion - it dips into bag of tricks to lure lawmakers from rival parties and engineer toppling of elected state governments.

Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee puts up poster in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Jyotiraditya Scindia as next party leader
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Madhya Pradesh Congress Committee puts up poster in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Jyotiraditya Scindia as next party leader

A day after Jyotiraditya Scindia resigned from the post of Congress' general secretary, posters emerged outside the party's state office in Bhopal appealing to Rahul Gandhi to appoint Scindia as the next party president. On Sunday, Scindia announced that he would step down from the post of party general secretary. Scindia had been appointed Congress' general secretary for West Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt says sedition law needed to combat anti-national elements, no proposal to scrap it
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Monsoon Session of Parliament: Govt says sedition law needed to combat anti-national elements, no proposal to scrap it

The Congress, in its manifesto released before the Lok Sabha polls, had promised to remove the law on sedition from the statute, if voted to power. The BJP had criticised the move.

TMC 'unnecessarily targeted in Parliament' over law and order situation in West Bengal, claims party; cites 'many instances of violence' in other states
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TMC 'unnecessarily targeted in Parliament' over law and order situation in West Bengal, claims party; cites 'many instances of violence' in other states

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday said that West Bengal was being unnecessarily targeted in the Parliament despite many instances of violence taking place in other states.

In Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi urges people to cultivate habit of reading in ‘Google guru’ era
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In Mann ki Baat, Narendra Modi urges people to cultivate habit of reading in ‘Google guru’ era

Reiterating his policy of 'no bouquet, just a book', Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the nation to inculcate a habit of reading books regularly. Recalling an incident wherein he was gifted a book containing popular short stories by Premchand, the Prime Minister said the situations were relatable to incidents prevailing in the present day. He went on to mention the Akshara Library in Kerala and said, 'this library is a beacon guiding tribal children on a new path'.

J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests
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J&K governor upbeat, but talks with Hurriyat unlikely due to Pakistan meddling, BJP's caveat and separatists' house arrests

The Pakistani connection to separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir rules out the possibility of a dialogue with the Hurriyat or any other group in the near future and also raises the question of whether the olive branch is a ploy or a mark of serious intent to resolve the Kashmir dispute.

Leh tourism drops by 50% in 2019; industry experts cite Lok Sabha polls, curtailed flight services, late highway openings as reasons
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Leh tourism drops by 50% in 2019; industry experts cite Lok Sabha polls, curtailed flight services, late highway openings as reasons

Tourism in Leh is going through a rough phase as tourist footfall has declined by over 50 percent this year

Delhi court defers hearing on BJP leader's defamation complaint against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia
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Delhi court defers hearing on BJP leader's defamation complaint against Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia

A Delhi court deferred the hearing on a defamation complaint filed by BJP leader Vijender Gupta against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia for allegedly 'maligning' his image by accusing him of attempting to kill the AAP chief.