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Ashutosh resigns from Aam Aadmi Party: Journalist-turned-politician had been part of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement

AAP leader Ashutosh on Wednesday resigned from the party citing a "very very" personal reason. The 53-year-old journalist turned politician who took to Twitter to convey his resignation is no..

Assam NRC row: Mamata Banerjee claims 1,200 people excluded from list sent to detention camps

TMC chief Mamata Banerjee said those who have been staying in the country for years were "branded as infiltrators" and accused the BJP of carrying out the NRC exercise with an eye on Lok..

Congress to launch voter outreach programme in Mumbai from 19 August for 2019 polls, will highlight failures of BJP govt

The Congress will launch its door-to-door voter outreach programme in Mumbai from 19 August, a day ahead of the birth anniversary of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi.

Despite BJP's denial, simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha, eight state assemblies could be held in 2019

The BJP said it was a "misconception" that Amit Shah's letter to the Law Commission of India concerned holding simultaneous polls to the Lok Sabha and assemblies.

One Nation, One Poll: Argument of simultaneous elections being against federalism has political overtones

It was in 1999 that the Law Commission of India headed by Justice BP Jeevan Reddy in its 170th report recommended simultaneous elections.

Simultaneous elections has its advantages, but here's why one-nation-one-poll bothers Opposition

The issue of holding simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections has turned into a raging debate, and it is slowly snowballing into a political controversy rather than a Constitutional one as it is..

Simultaneous elections must for India: Perpetual electoral season dilutes govt policies with political gains

A laser focus on winning elections means that leaders take shortcuts, and the focus lies on redistribution of wealth through welfare schemes (or even bribery). While income inequality is a reality in..

Stalin likely to use 'Karunanidhi card' to surge ahead in 2019: Raking up burial row to tackle both AIADMK, Alagiri

MK Stalin was among those listening to Rajinikanth, seated in the front row. On Tuesday morning, Stalin took off from where Rajini left and decided to tell the world about how the EPS regime went out..

Don't believe in either soft or hardcore Hindutva, says Rahul Gandhi; claims Narendra Modi won't be PM in 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi made it clear on Tuesday that he was not wedded to Hindutva - "soft or hardcore".

One Nation, One Poll: Nitish Kumar 'ideologically' favours simultaneous elections, but says execution not possible for 2019

This was not the first time when Nitish Kumar had differed in opinion with the BJP while being in an alliance with the NDA.

Rahul Gandhi in Telangana: TRS suffering from anti-incumbency and voter fatigue, but can Congress capitalise?

While Rahul Gandhi's visit is expected to electrify party workers in an election year, the Congress has to first cross multiple hurdles before it can successfully challenge the ruling Telangana Rashtra..

Rupee hits historic low of 70: Opposition mocks Narendra Modi ahead of Independence Day; re-plugs old videos on Twitter

The Opposition spared nothing while hitting out at the government for the rupee dropping to 70

First DMK meet after Karunanidhi's death: Stalin doesn't mention Alagiri, slams EPS govt for politicising Kalaignar's burial

DMK working president MK Stalin addressed an emergency meeting of the party's executive committee on Tuesday, where he said he is working for the future of the party and is trying to maintain its unity..

As Stalin vs Alagiri war threatens to split DMK, top leaders hold emergency meet to decide on party's future

MK Alagiri's dramatic claim of having support of the 'real DMK loyalists' has raised speculation on whether the party will face the same situation as rival AIADMK

BJP may forge post-poll partnership with BJD after 2019 Lok Sabha elections, says Congress leader Anand Sharma

Wondering why Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik has been supporting the NDA government's "wrong" decisions, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma on said the BJP and the BJD might go for..

Delhi chief secretary assault case: BJP engages in war of words with Aam Aadmi Party, demands Arvind Kejriwal's resignation

The ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the opposition BJP indulged in a war of words on Monday over Delhi Police's charge sheet in the chief secretary assault case

Dissidence brews in DMK: Stalin shouldn't fear Alagiri's legacy claims, but needs to tread path with caution

Whenever Karunanidhi spoke about Stalin being his heir, he did so in the tones of a schoolteacher praising the performance of a pupil without a final word about what reward he would get and when.

Rahul Gandhi sets ball rolling for 2019 Lok Sabha election but Congress first needs to end factions, fix alliances

Despite a new zeal, Congress has not yet been able to offer to the public a coherent vision of what it is going to do if it is voted into office.

AAP slams Modi govt over report on Indian currency being printed in China, asks why it didn't disclose details about move

The AAP has demanded answers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the CBPMC president's claim, stating that if true, this decision could be a threat to national security.

Alagiri's homecoming bid into DMK a non-starter, but Stalin cannot ignore elder brother's nuisance value

With Stalin's control complete over the DMK, it is tough for Alagiri to make his way back into the party unless mother Dayalu Ammal makes an emotional pitch.

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