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With six days to go for the declaration of results for the assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, a confident-looking YSR Congress party president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy is already meeting people and accepting representations from them. For the last three days, Jagan has been conducting “praja darbar (people’s assembly)” at his camp office in his …

Controversy has come over Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comments in a television interview in which he said that he sent an email in 1987-88. The Prime Minister was fact-checked by many on Twitter, who pointed out that email facilities were not available until 1995. In a video clip that is circulating wildly on social media, …

A 21-year-old Dalit man was allegedly beaten to death by upper-caste men for having his dinner while sitting on a chair in front of them at a wedding in Shrikot area of Tehri Garhwal district. The incident happened on the night of April 26. The next day when the young man fell ill, he was …

A Dubai-based Indian couple narrowly fled the blast at Colombo’s Cinnamon Grand hotel, which was one of the eight targets of the April 21 serial bombings in Sri Lanka, the media reported on Sunday. Abhinav Chari and his wife, Navroop K. Chari were in the island nation for a business trip and were staying at …

Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his stance on caste and his “origins as a chaiwala”, senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday asked if the PM considers people a “bunch of idiots” who have suffered memory loss. The former finance minister’s scathing attack on the Prime Minister came a day after Modi said in Kannauj that he …

It’s lunchtime on a sweltering day in late March. The roar of passing trucks frequently drowns out conversations at eateries lining NH 48 in Nelamangala, an hour northwest from Bengaluru city. A nondescript highway town of some 38,000 residents, this is a significant way station on the key highway connecting Bengaluru & Mumbai, as it …

From seeking Narendra Modi’s climbing to Prime Minister in 2014 to calling for his ouster in 2019, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray’s political objective has changed quite dramatically in five years. MNS is not contesting the Lok Sabha elections, but Thackeray has been campaigning extensively against the Prime Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party …

Navjot Singh Sidhu, the Punjab minister and the Congress’s star campaigner, continued with his spate of strikes on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Campaigning for the Congress in Gujarat, Sidhu on Wednesday took swipes at PM Modi citing demonetization, zero-balance bank account opening scheme and the government’s push for yoga. “America ne 100 dollar bana diya, …

Fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya has lengthened his “sympathies” to Naresh Goyal, the founder of crisis-hit Jet Airways, as he asked the Centre for bailing out ailing Air India, saying that being a PSU “is no excuse for discrimination”. In a series of tweets, Mallya also repeated his offer to “pay 100 percent” back the …

The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) panel of selectors on Monday announced the 15-member squad for the ICC World Cup to be led by Virat Kohli. Dinesh Karthik has been included in the squad as the back-up wicket-keeper in place of the widely tipped Rishabh Pant. Tamil Nadu all-rounder Vijay Shankar is …

No big surprise is likely when BCCI’s senior selection committee convenes on Monday to pick India’s 15-member squad for the World Cup that begins May 30 in the United Kingdom. Eleven players select themselves due to their experience and performance — Virat Kohli (captain), MS Dhoni (wicket-keeper), Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Kedar Jadhav, Jasprit Bumrah, …

The Nisarg Heaven Society has slapped a fine of Rs 3.60 lakh on a resident, who works as an advertising executive and is also an animal lover, for feeding stray dogs in the society premises in Kandivali. Talking to ANI, chairman of Nisarg Heaven Society (NHS) Mitesh Bora said: “Around 98 percent of the society …