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20 July, 2017 2:31 PM Presidential Election 2017: Cross-Voting In Presidential Poll Flashes Warning Signs For Opposition

Ram Nath Kovind's election as the next president of India was never in doubt but the large scale cross-voting in seven states throws up a big worry for the opposition, especially ahead of polls in Gujarat later this year. Many in the opposition voted for Mr Kovind rather than their own candidate Meira Kumar in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, West Bengal 31

20 July, 2017 1:39 AM Everyone knows who will win presidential election. All eyes on cross-voters

All political parties will keep a keen eye on the counting to trace any hints of whether anyone from their party went against their diktat during voting. Although counting of ballots for presidential election looks more like a formality now as it is common knowledge that with the backing of the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA), former Bihar 43

17 July, 2017 5:57 AM Parliament assembles for monsoon session; adjourned after obituary reference

The month-long monsoon session of the Parliament began on Monday. The parliament is meeting at a crucial time when the nation has recently adopted the new indirect tax regime. The political atmosphere is also charged with the recent spate of attacks in the name of cow protection, the communal tensions in West Bengal's North 24 Paraganas district and the terrorist 19

17 July, 2017 1:16 AM Prez poll today, NDA's Kovind has clear edge

Parliament and State Assemblies will vote to choose India's next President on Monday with NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind — pitted against Opposition nominee Meira Kumar — appearing to have a clear edge in the race for the country's highest constitutional office. Counting of votes will take place in Delhi on Thursday. Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress 64

16 July, 2017 6:29 PM Yogi Adityanath’s expressway costlier than Samajwadi Party’s Agra-Lucknow project

NEW DELHI: The country’s longest expressway from Lucknow to Ghazipur will be built a cost of nearly Rs 25,000 crore by the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh. This will surpass the per-kilometre cost incurred by the erstwhile Akhilesh Yadav government in building what is currently India’s longest six-lane expressway from Agra to Lucknow. During 28

14 July, 2017 9:33 AM Nitish Kumar's Busting His Chances Of Running For PM

At age 66, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is keen to reinvent himself - so keen that he is willing to discard his burning ambition to someday run for Prime Minister. This job opportunity, he had come to accept, would - if at all - present itself only if he remained a senior member of the opposition and took on the BJP. It's no longer worth it, he appears 35

13 July, 2017 4:02 PM Why Sasikala's VIP treatment in jail smacks of favouritism for rich and powerful

The exposure of Sasikala's favouritism is not the first one. D Roopa, an IPS officer from Davangere, Karnataka exposed the sham running in the Bengaluru Parappana Agrahara Central jail and remains defiant in the face of controversy. However, this is not the only case of favouritism. Here is a list of some of the rich and powerful who have got special 41

12 July, 2017 1:21 AM Yogi Adityanath govt targets 10% growth in maiden budget

Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government on Tuesday presented Uttar Pradesh's biggest-ever annual tax-free budget of Rs 3.84 lakh crore for 2017-18, making a special provision of Rs 36,000 crore to honour its much-touted election promise of waiving 86 lakh farmers' loans. The budget is 11 per cent higher than that of last fiscal under Akhilesh Yadav government 45

11 July, 2017 11:46 PM Nitish refuses to buy Lalu claim, puts RJD on notice over graft

PATNA: Uncertainty about the fate of the Nitish Kumar-led coalition in Bihar deepened on Tuesday after the chief minister refused to endorse his partner Lalu Prasad's charge that a probe by central agencies into the assets acquired by his son and other family members was part of a political conspiracy. Addressing a meeting of the JD(U) executive, Nitish 29

11 July, 2017 10:20 PM Yogi Adityanath’s budget gives fillip to central schemes

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on NEW DELHI: The Yogi Adityanath government presented its first budget on Tuesday, targeting a 10% growth rate in Uttar Pradesh over the next five years while focusing sharply on central schemes unlike its predecessor, pushing projects close to its Hindutva ideology and fulfilling the massive 36