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More Cash Seized In Polls After Notes Ban Than Before

Demonetisation was thought to be a way of decreasing the misuse of money during elections but the ground reality is different, says OP Rawat, who retired last week as Chief Election Commissioner. More cash was seized after the notes ban related to previous elections, Mr. Rawat told news agency ANI. “After demonetization, it was thought …

Donald Trump to terminate NAFTA for a new trade deal will notify Congress soon

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday he will give official notice to the US Congress in the near future to terminate the North American Free Trade Agreement, giving six months for lawmakers to approve a new trade deal signed on Friday. “I will be officially terminating NAFTA shortly,” Trump told reporters aboard Air Force …

Rajasthan poll

Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for apparently believing that he knows everything, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that with that notion, he “blew a main economy of the world to smithereens” with demonetization. In an interaction with members of the business community and professionals in Udaipur, Rahul also stated that Modi “reached into …

‘Captain’ comment

A DAY after Punjab Local Bodies Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s “Captain” said, Congress leaders criticized him and supported CM Amarinder Singh. The Chief Minister’s aide and his Cabinet colleague Tripat Rajinder Singh Bajwa Saturday stated that if Sidhu does not consider Amarinder as the “captain of Punjab, then it is his moral duty to resign.” …

voting

Polling for the sixth phase of the nine-phased panchayat election commenced at over 3,100 polling stations in Jammu and Kashmir Saturday, officials said. Voting started at 8 am at 3,174 polling stations — 410 in the Kashmir division and 2,764 in the Jammu division — they added. The officials stated that 771 polling stations — …

AJL land allotment case

The CBI Saturday filed a charge sheet against former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, senior Congress leader Motilal Vohra and Associated Journals Limited (AJL) in connection with the addresed re-allotment of institution plot in Panchkula in Haryana. The central agency has alleged that the reallotment of land had resulted in a loss of Rs …

G20

Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the Group of 20 or G20 Summit in Argentina’s Buenos Aires on Thursday. The Prime Minister is on a five-day meeting to the nation to attend the summit on Friday and Saturday. In their …

Coal scam case

A Delhi court Friday sentenced former coal secretary H C Gupta and five others guilty of corruption and criminal conspiracy in a case relating to the allocation of coal blocks in West Bengal, PTI reported. The court has fixed December 3 for hearing of arguments on the quantum of punishment. In May last year, Gupta …

Side issues loom over G-20 summit as world leaders arrive

Border Security Force Director General R K Mishra Friday stated that the Kartarpur Sahib Corridor between India and Pakistan will not pose a challenge for border security. He iterated it was not difficult to look for the security along the International Border as several people already cross over to Pakistan through Wagah-Attari. “Opening of Kartarpur …

SC notice to Ramdev on plea against HC order restraining publication, the sale of the book on him

The Supreme Court Friday published a notice to yoga guru Ramdev on a plea challenging a Delhi High Court order that restrained publication and sale of a book titled ‘Godman to Tycoon: the Untold Story of Baba Ramdev’, which is purportedly on his life. As per the yoga guru, the book was defamatory in nature …

Farmers’ protest in Delhi

As mandatory as they are, the two bills are the first step. They are not a comprehensive closure of the agrarian problem. You cannot resolve the agrarian problem if you do not engage with the rights and entitlements of those who do the greatest amount of work in agriculture, which is Mahila Kisan. There was …

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After holding a big ‘Dharma Sabha’ on Sunday, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) is now planning to send its representatives to meet Members of Parliament (MP) from across party lines and seek their help for an early construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. The constituency-wise drive will start in the first week of December. Besides, …