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EVMs are not possible to Manipulate assures CEC Sunil Arora

Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora Friday lamented that Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were being treated like a “football” by parties suffering electoral losses, and said the voting equipment was foolproof as far as fears of manipulation were concerned.   Talking to reporters here upon the conclusion of his two-day tour of Bihar, the CEC, heading Read More…

Opinion Politics South India

Out of 80 MLAs in Congress 2 MLAs not reachable : Siddaramaiah

The absence of four lawmakers posed no imminent threat to the seven-month old Congress-JDS government in the numbers game but suggested that all was not well within the Congress which is still wrestling with dissidence.   The Congress would issue notices to absentee MLAs Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was dropped as minister in the recent cabinet Read More…

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70000 Dance girls would get their jobs back Bharatiya Bar Girls Union Jubilant after SC verdict

Varsha Kale, the president of the Bharatiya Bar Girl’s Union (BBGU), said the Supreme Court judgment on dance bars has reignited hope that dance bars would be reopened across state and dancers would come out of a chakravyuh (spiral).   Others from the profession said that the verdict would weed out obscenity and exploitation at Read More…

East India National Opinion Politics

Congress, BSP leaders attending Jan 19th rally sound the death knell for BJP : Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the mega opposition rally being hosted by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata on January 19 would sound the “death knell” for the BJP in the Lok Sabha polls and regional parties would be the deciding factor.   She also claimed that the BJP’s seat count in Read More…

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Jadavpur University professor divested from teaching for his posts in Social media

Jadavpur University professor Kanak Sarkar who had made controversial remarks in a Facebook post has been divested of his duties with immediate effect, according a notice issued by the Department of International Relations of the university.   As students and teachers of Jadavpur University (JU) and a large section of people across Bengal fumed at Read More…

East India Opinion Politics

Learn from Rahul Gandhi , BJP MP Sinha fires fresh salvo at Modi

BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha said on Tuesday that he didn’t get a ministerial berth in the Modi government because of showing allegiance to the Advani camp.   Speaking at a conclave held by a news channel in Bihar on Tuesday, Sinha slammed the ruling party’s top leadership for sidelining its senior party leader.     Read More…

Opinion Politics South India

YSR daughter Sharmila allege TDP’s role behind smear campaign

Irked over social media posts linking her with a famous cinema actor, former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy’s daughter Y.S. Sharmila on Monday lodged a complaint with the Hyderabad police.   Ms. Sharmila told the media that some people were using social media as a platform to tarnish her image by falsely linking Read More…

Opinion Politics South India

BJP efforts for change in government in Karnataka lacks numeric strength

Addressing the media in Delhi, Congress veteran Mallikarjun Kharge said all the 118 MLAs of the coalition are intact and questioned why the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has kept its MLAs in a resort in Haryana’s Gurugram, far away from Karnataka.   “I have spoken to Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy, Deputy Chief Minister G. Read More…

Legal National Opinion Politics

Nageshwar Rao as interim CBI director not got Committee approval : Mallikarjun Kharge

Two days after Alok Kumar Verma was removed from the post of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director, two top judges related to the investigation against Verma have reportedly given contrary views.   Serving Supreme Court judge Justice AK Sikri, representative of the Chief Justice of India in high power selection panel, reportedly claimed there Read More…

North India Opinion Politics

Akhilesh Mayavathi announces alliance in UP but Congress not included

BSP supremo Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav during a joint press conference in Lucknow.   Twenty four years after their bitter separation following the infamous ‘Guest House’ incident, when BSP supremo Mayawati was allegedly attacked by Samajwadi Party (SP) workers, the two archrivals SP and BSP formally announced on Saturday their alliance in Read More…