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Amid BJP, Shiv Sena standoff in Maharashtra over power sharing, Devendra Fadnavis meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat
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Amid BJP, Shiv Sena standoff in Maharashtra over power sharing, Devendra Fadnavis meets RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Amid the standoff with ally Shiv Sena over government formation, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis flew to Nagpur on Tuesday night and met RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat.

Maharashtra govt formation: Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena in Delhi to finalise power-sharing agreement
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Maharashtra govt formation: Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena in Delhi to finalise power-sharing agreement

As the tussle over government formation in Maharashtra continues, chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is likely to stake claim to form the government before the set deadline of 7 November, given by Bhagat Singh Koshyari, reports Times of India

Maharashtra govt formation: NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi as BJP-Shiv Sena deadlock continues
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Maharashtra govt formation: NCP chief Sharad Pawar to meet Sonia Gandhi in Delhi as BJP-Shiv Sena deadlock continues

Amid an impasse over government formation in Maharashtra, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Monday, senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said

Ajit Pawar says NCP and ally Congress will sit in Opposition as BJP, Shiv Sena squabble over govt formation in Maharashtra
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Ajit Pawar says NCP and ally Congress will sit in Opposition as BJP, Shiv Sena squabble over govt formation in Maharashtra

NCP leader Ajit Pawar has said his party and ally Congress will sit in the opposition even as the ruling BJP and the Shiv Sena remain engaged in tussle over government formation in Maharashtra

'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event
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'Leaderless, directionless': Prakash Javadekar slams Opposition parties for criticising 'Howdy, Modi' event

Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday slammed the Opposition parties for calling 'Howdy, Modi' an 'event management' tactic and said that they do not have any real issue at hand

Veterinarians booked for death of dog at KCR's official residence; cruel joke, says Opposition
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Veterinarians booked for death of dog at KCR's official residence; cruel joke, says Opposition

A case has been booked against two veterinarians for allegedly causing the death of a pet dog at Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's official residence

Jagannath temple row: Odisha govt says demolition of dilapidated mutts to continue; seers claim conspiracy, Opposition cries foul
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Jagannath temple row: Odisha govt says demolition of dilapidated mutts to continue; seers claim conspiracy, Opposition cries foul

As part of the plan to make Puri a world heritage city, Naveen Patnaik announced a package of Rs 500 crore to undertake infrastructure and beautification programmes in the holy town

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition delegation's Kashmir visit; PV Sindhu's win at BWF World Championships; today's must-read stories
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Firstpost Editor's Picks: Opposition delegation's Kashmir visit; PV Sindhu's win at BWF World Championships; today's must-read stories

Editor's Picks: Opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir; PV Sindhu's blend takes down Nozomi Okuhara at BWF World Championships; Ghost of angel tax laid to rest.

Opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir: There will be a time for Rahul Gandhi's petty politics, but it isn’t now
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Opposition delegation sent back from Kashmir: There will be a time for Rahul Gandhi's petty politics, but it isn’t now

The abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories has made the situation even more sensitive and volatile than in 2011 when Congress had defended then Omar Abdullah-led J&K govt's decision to prevent a BJP delegation from visiting Kashmir

J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says Rahul Gandhi trying to 'create unrest' by seeking to bring Opposition leaders in state
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J&K Governor Satya Pal Malik says Rahul Gandhi trying to 'create unrest' by seeking to bring Opposition leaders in state

Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday lashed out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for putting "pre-conditions" for a visit to the state.

Opposition accuses govt of not consulting stakeholders before abrogating provisions of Article 370 in Lok Sabha; BJP MPs reject charge
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Opposition accuses govt of not consulting stakeholders before abrogating provisions of Article 370 in Lok Sabha; BJP MPs reject charge

Opposition in Lok Sabha accused government of not consulting 'stakeholders' before taking a decision on abrogating provisions of Article 370. TMC leader Sudip Bandhyopadhyay said while the party supports the reservation bill, it opposes the motion on Article 370.

Article 370 to be scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee says TMC can't support Centre’s decision, demands release of Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah
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Article 370 to be scrapped in Jammu and Kashmir: Mamata Banerjee says TMC can't support Centre’s decision, demands release of Mehbooba Mufti, Omar Abdullah

Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday strongly opposed the Centre's decision to revoke Article 370 and said the TMC cannot support the move as stakeholders were not taken into confidence.

Scrapping Article 370 will ensure equality to people of Jammu and Kashmir: Industry leaders
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Scrapping Article 370 will ensure equality to people of Jammu and Kashmir: Industry leaders

Industry leaders on Monday hailed Narendra Modi-led government's decision to scrap Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, saying it will ensure equality to residents of the state

By revoking Article 370, Modi govt has reinforced sovereignty, fulfilled promise to make Kashmir part of India story
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By revoking Article 370, Modi govt has reinforced sovereignty, fulfilled promise to make Kashmir part of India story

The Centre’s decision on Jammu and Kashmir is a masterstroke because Article 370 was abrogated and junked by bypassing the Parliament in much the same fashion that it was surreptitiously inserted into the Constitution and came into force in 1952

UAPA (Amendment) Bill 2019 violates the very international laws it quotes, defies principles of natural justice
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UAPA (Amendment) Bill 2019 violates the very international laws it quotes, defies principles of natural justice

The UAPA offers an overbroad and ambiguous definition of a 'terrorist act' which includes the death of, or injuries to any person, damage to any property, an attempt to over awe any public functionary by means of criminal force and any act to compel the government or any person to do or abstain from doing any act etc.

RS passes UAPA Bill: Congress' failure to anchor Opposition shows party's growing redundancy in law-making process
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RS passes UAPA Bill: Congress' failure to anchor Opposition shows party's growing redundancy in law-making process

Despite having low numbers in the Rajya Sabha, the Congress had during the previous Narendra Modi government used its heft in the Rajya Sabha and displayed the skill to rally like-minded parties. This time, it stands isolated. It does not have many friends.

Opposition accuses Centre of pushing through bills without consulting other parties; Pralhad Joshi denies charge
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Opposition accuses Centre of pushing through bills without consulting other parties; Pralhad Joshi denies charge

The Opposition in Lok Sabha on Thursday accused the government of pushing through bills without consulting other parties, a charge rejected by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi

Daily Bulletin: SC takes note of Unnao survivor's letter, CJI to hear matter today; UAPA bill to be tabled in RS; day's top stories
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Daily Bulletin: SC takes note of Unnao survivor's letter, CJI to hear matter today; UAPA bill to be tabled in RS; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: CJI Ranjan Gogoi to hear case of Unnao rape survivor's letter to him, Ayodhya mediation panel to submit status report in SC today, and more

Triple talaq bill passed by RS: Three-year sentence prescribed for accused, all you need to know about contentious legislation
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Triple talaq bill passed by RS: Three-year sentence prescribed for accused, all you need to know about contentious legislation

The triple talaq bill, officially known as the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday in a significant win for the Narendra Modi-led NDA government, which first introduced the bill in the Lok Sabha in December 2017.