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Karnataka cabinet expansion set for today as BS Yediyurappa gets go-ahead from Amit Shah: Caste equation a major challenge, say sources

Having run the Karnataka government without a Cabinet for 22 days, Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa finally has received the go-ahead from Amit Shah to undertake the exercise today (20 August).
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Congress condemns Mohan Bhagwat's call for debate on reservations, accuses BJP, RSS of being against Dalits and OBCs

Congress leader Udit Raj alleged that the BJP wanted to spread "hatred" by making people fight among themselves over the issue of reservations.
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Haryana political battle heats up ahead of Assembly polls: BJP boasts of Modi's '56-inch chest', Congress slams 'non-performing' Khattar govt

The surprise element in Haryana came from former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, whose salvos put his own party in a spot of bother, rather than the BJP.
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BJP's Sayantan Basu accuses Mamata Banerjee of 'speaking language of Pakistan PM' on Kashmir, appeasing minorities

West Bengal BJP on Monday lashed out at Mamata Banerjee after she tweeted that human rights have been totally violated in Kashmir.
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Bhupinder Singh Hooda's half-revolt against Congress over Article 370 in Kashmir reveals extreme restlessness of cadre

Hooda's comments and the growing dissent within the Congress is also symptomatic of the restlessness that has gripped the party since its defeat in the second successive Lok Sabha elections in May this..
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Manmohan Singh elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan; Ashok Gehlot congratulates former prime minister

Bypolls to a Rajya Sabha seat from Rajasthan were necessitated due to the death of BJP MP Madan Lal Saini
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JP Nadda slams Congress over objection to Article 370 abrogation in Jammu and Kashmir, accuses party of 'vote-bank politics'

BJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday hit out at the Congress for not supporting abrogation of Article 370, alleging that the party always indulged in vote bank politics though they knew the..
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Wrong policies adopted during tenure of Arun Jaitley, reasons for slowdown, says BJP MP Subramanian Swamy; ex-FM remains in ICU

Arun Jaitley served as finance minister during the first term of the Narendra Modi government
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Congress in Assam: Infighting, lobbying, exodus hurl erstwhile political powerhouse down path of self-destruction

It is often alleged that due to the appeasement practice, undeserving candidates got tickets to fight the elections resulting in humiliating defeats for the Congress.
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BJP will complete its election process for its national president before 31 December, says JP Nadda

BJP will elect its national president before 31 December, said the party's working president JP Nadda while addressing a public meeting on Sunday
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On World Humanitarian Day, Mamata Banerjee alleges civil rights violation in Kashmir, calls topic 'very close to my heart'

'Human rights is a subject very close to my heart. In 1995, I was on the road for 21 days to protect human rights violations against deaths in lock-ups', said Mamata Banerjee
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Around 60 national, state, district TDP party leaders join BJP in Hyderabad in presence of working president JP Nadda

Around 60 prominent national, state and district level leaders of the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) along with thousands of party workers on Sunday joined the BJP
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Former Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan attacks Rahul Gandhi over silence on Article 370, calls him 'Ranchoddas Gandhi'

Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday said he does not expect Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to speak on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir
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BS Yediyurappa to order inquiry into 'phone-tapping' during previous govt's regime; HD Kumaraswamy says he is ready for probe

BS Yediyurappa on Sunday said he will order a CBI probe into the allegations citing demands by several political leaders including Congress.
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Amit Shah says appeasement politics led to continuance of triple talaq, claims law against it is 'only and only to benefit Muslims'

Amit Shah said the politics of appeasement, which led to the Partition, was the reason for the continuance of the 'evil practice' of triple talaq.
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Bhupinder Singh Hooda supports Centre on abrogation of Article 370, says Congress leaders opposing decision have 'lost their way'

Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda had previously said that the Modi government's decision to repeal Article 370 was a 'milestone'
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States, UTs have used only 16% of allocated resources for Poshan Abhiyaan till February, reveal minutes of national council meeting

It aims to bring down stunting of children in the age group of 0 to 6 years from 38.4 percent to 25 percent by 2022
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China entered Demchok as Congress didn't give due importance to Ladakh, says BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

Ladakh MP Jamyal Tsering Namgyal said the execution of the rehabilitation project announced by then home minister Rajnath Singh would put an end to migration from border villages
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'Extremely courageous', 'thought-provoking': Shatrughan Sinha praises Narendra Modi for his Independence Day speech

Shatrughan Sinha termed the Prime Minister's Independence Day address as 'extremely courageous' and 'thought-provoking'.
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Ladakh BJP MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal urges Centre to declare region 'tribal area' under Sixth Schedule of Constitution 'to protect demography, culture'

Based on Articles 244(2) and 275(1) provide for adminstration of tribal areas of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram, after setting up autonomous distrct and regional..
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Karnataka cabinet expansion slated for 20 August after BS Yediyurappa gets go-ahead from government

BS Yediyurappa finally got the go-ahead on Saturday from BJP national president Amit Shah to undertake the expansion of the Karnataka cabinet.
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Karnataka phone tapping row splits Congress bigwigs: DK Shivakumar sides with Kumaraswamy, MB Patil hedges bet

Two influential Congress leaders representing two major communities in Karnataka have taken differing stands on the telephone tapping controversy, even as the sentiment within the grand old party..
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Former AAP minister Kapil Mishra joins BJP; was disqualified by Delhi Assembly Speaker under anti-defection law

Former minister in the Arvind Kejriwal government and disqualified MLA Kapil Mishra along with AAP women's wing chief Richa Pandey joined the BJP on Saturday.
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Abrogation of Article 370, detention of Kashmir politicians BJP's strategy to lure ultra-nationalists who won't buy Hindutva candy

Let us assume that Kashmir politicians would indeed have taken out public processions to protest the 'surgical' abrogation of Article 370 and the plan to dismember the state. So? As far as we are..
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'Good people' are welcome in BJP, says Amit Shah at Haryana rally; party chief predicts two-thirds majority in assembly polls

Amit Shah on Friday said: "good people" are welcome into the party-fold, as he addressed a rally here weeks before the assembly elections in the state.
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Shah Faesal's family unaware of his whereabouts; heard about detention on television, says JKNM founder's mother

Former civil servant-turned-politician Shah Faesal's family says that they have no information on the whereabouts of the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement (JKPM) founder ever since he was detained at..
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AIMIM's Mumbai MLA Waris Pathan taken into police custody after offering special prayer for Kashmir, Kolhapur flood victims

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's sole Mumbai MLA Waris Pathan was taken into police custody Friday by Mumbai's Nagpada police
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Narendra Modi is the Sergey Bubka of Indian politics; Competing with himself, he's raising bar of expectations higher and higher

The prime minister's detractors are grudgingly admitting in private that Narendra Modi's era is likely to extend beyond the current term.
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BS Yediyurappa to visit Delhi today to finalise Karnataka cabinet expansion, will hold talks with Amit Shah, Narendra Modi

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, who will leave for the national capital on Thursday night, would meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of Union ministers during his visit.
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On Independence Day, Naveen Patnaik announces 'Mo Sarkar' initiative for transparency in Odisha's governance

In a bid to ensure transparency in governance, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday announced the 'Mo Sarkar' initiative during Independence Day celebration in Odisha.
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