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With trends that emerged until Tuesday afternoon showing the BJP indulge in a neck-and-neck contest with the Congress in Madhya Pradesh and taking a beating in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, its own lawmakers have begun criticizing the electoral strategy adopted by the party leadership. Rajya Sabha BJP MP Sanjay Kakade claimed that the BJP’s losses in …

India’s growth has been “very solid” over the past four years, IMF’s Chief Economist Maurice Obstfeld on Sunday stated, praising the fundamental economic reforms like the GST and the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code carried out by the government. Maurice Obstfeld, 66, — who is set to retire this month-end — will be succeeded by Gita …

The AamAadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday accused the BJP of stat a politics of “hate and lies” and stressed on the required for ousting it from power at the center. AAP Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh, who is also the party’s in-charge for Bihar, stated that in Delhi – which is ruled by his party …

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday coined the alleged sexual exploitation of inmates at shelter homes in Odisha a matter of shame and demanded the arrest of staff involved in it. Speaking to reporters, Ms. Gandhi, who was in Daman in the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, said: “Sexual exploitation …

Asserting that factionalism in the Madhya Pradesh unit of the Congress party is a “thing of the past”, senior leader JyotiradityaScindia said Sunday the whole state leadership worked as a “united front” during the assembly polls in a bid to dislodge the BJP government. Mr. Scindia, who spearheaded an energetic and spirited campaign for the …

Pakistan continues to harbor terrorists that turn around and kill American soldiers, US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has stated, asserting that Washington should not give Islamabad even a dollar until it addresses the issue. Haley, the first Indian-American ever appointed to a Cabinet position in any US presidential administration, stated that the US …

Former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala’s grandson and Hisar lawmaker Dushyant Chautala today established a new outfit ‘Jannayak Janata Party’, an expected development that came following a power struggle in the main opposition INLD last month. The announcement by the group led by OP Chautala’s elder son Ajay Singh Chautala was made at a …

The health ministry of India has launched medical devices such as nebulizers, blood pressure monitors, digital thermometers and glucometers as drugs under the purview of the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, a step the government says will ensure their quality and performance. Once the proposal gets approved, it would mean companies which are engaged in manufacture …

The Congress on Saturday hit out at the government over the ED raids against Robert Vadra’s associates, stating PM Modi dispensation was using “high-handed tactics” to threaten people as it was in a “state of panic of the highest degree” sensing defeat in polls. Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi at a press conference held at …

UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi was greeted by leaders from across the political spectrum on her birthday, a day before the critical meeting of opposition parties in Delhi. Mrs. Gandhi turns 72 today. Among the opposition leaders were DMK president MK Stalin, M Kanimozhi and A Raja who called on Mrs. Gandhi. Her son Rahul said …

Thirty-year-old Rahimuddin and his elder brother Rabiul are tensed as they walk into the NagrikSeva Kendra of their village in Goraimari, 70 km from Guwahati. Fourteen members of their family have failed to create it to the final National Register of Citizens (NRC) published on July 30. The final NRC draft had published 2.8 crore …

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has taken a swipe at the Modi government over a statement by a former Army officer that there was “too much hype” over the surgical strike across the Line of Control two years ago. Lieutenant General DS Hooda (retired), who monitored on the live video feed the precision attack on terrorist …