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Major political parties in Telangana that ostensibly helps the Women’s Reservation Bill, gave a raw deal to women in allotment of assembly seats for the December 7 polls. Telangana has 119 Assembly seats. The Congress, which published B-form to 100 candidates, gave only 11 tickets to women (11 percent) while the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti …

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan Tuesday speaks out at the BJP and right-wing outfits, accusing them of exploiting the Sabarimala matter for their “political gains” and trying to ‘capture’ and take control of the Lord Ayyappa shrine. In hard-hitting remarks amid continuing protests over the matter of entry of women in menstrual age into the …

2018 Assembly elections LIVE Rahul Gandhi has developed Modi phobia, says Amit Shah in MP

BJP president Amit Shah will on Monday address three public rallies in Madhya Pradesh as campaigning goes into the last leg ahead of the November 28 Assembly polls. Shah will hold rallies in Narsinghpur, Batul and Devas, the BJP stated. On Sunday, pointing a rally at Waidhan in Singrauli district of Madhya Pradesh, Shah took …

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The Supreme Court Monday adjourned till November 26 Zakia Jafri’s petition facing the acquittal of Narendra Modi, the chief minister of Gujarat, and several others in the 2002 Godhra riots case. Zakia’s Special Leave Petition (SLP) came up last week before Justices A M Khanwilkar and Deepak Gupta who confirmed November 19 as the date …

NSA Ajit Doval interfered in Asthana probe, stalled searchesCBI Joint Director to SC

In a petition taken before the Supreme Court, CBI Joint Director MK Sinha has claimed that National Security Adviser Ajit Doval interfered in the investigations against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana and even stymied a search to be carried out at Asthana’s residence. Sinha, who supervised the bribery probe against Asthana and was between officers …

PM Modi to chair meet on ‘Ease of

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will join a meeting with top industrialists and policymakers on Monday to brainstorm on measures needed to realize his vision of India breaking into the top 50 in the World Bank’s ease of doing the business index. Sources said that the meeting ‘Reflections on Ease of Doing Business’ is being conducted …

Govt to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees

The government will provide employers with the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month, the Women and Child Development ministry announced on Thursday. The announcement, which includes the government as well as the private sector, comes in the wake of complaints that many …

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The CVC’s “exhaustive” preliminary report on allegations against CBI Director Alok Vermafigures that some findings are “complementary” and some “very uncomplimentary”, needing further investigation by the panel, the Supreme Court said on Friday. A bench led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi ordered that the confidential Central Vigilance Commission report be given to Verma in a …

Telangana assembly polls

The Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee president N Uttam Kumar Reddy, AIMIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and BJP leader G Kishan Reddy were among the major candidates who filed their nominations on Saturday for the December 7 assembly elections in Telangana. Reddy filed his nomination from his Huzurnagar assembly segment near Nalgonda. Hitting out at the ruling …

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Weavers, designers, academics have committed to publishing the innovations in the handloom sector in India. Legal experts will help construct new protection mechanisms to save creativity. The NALSAR Law University, Hyderabad, has offered to create a special group, work with weavers and write a new law that will highlight their concerns to strengthen the struggling …

Delhi court orders framing of charges against Dinakaran in bribery case

A Delhi court on Saturday ordered framing of criminal conspiracy and other charges against former AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran in the stated Election Commission bribery case related to the two-leaves party symbol. Special Judge Ajay Bharadwaj saidDinakaran to be put on trial for the offense punishable under Sections 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 201 (destruction of …

‘No party in the world as strong as the BJP at polling booth level’

Rajasthan BJP president Madan Lal Saini is busy placating rebels in his party. He is confident that any dissatisfaction will soon be put to rest as the BJP is “cadre-based”. Issues like mob-lynching will not have an impact on the “re-election” of Vasundhara Raje government, he claims. We will fight this election on the basis …