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BJP accuses Akhilesh Yadav of allowing loot in UP

BJP accuses Akhilesh Yadav of allowing loot in UP

New Delhi: Rejecting allegations of vendetta politics, the BJP on Sunday said  instead of questioning the timing of the CBI raids in connection with the alleged illegal mining, the Samajwadi Party chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav should answer why so much “loot” had happened under his […]

Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Congress trying to protect those who believe in Jinnah line: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Guwahati: Assam finance minister and the BJP’s top Northeast strategist Himanta Biswa Sarma said here Sunday the Citizenship Bill 2016 was “complementary” to Clause 6 of the Assam Accord, and “not contradictory”. Asserting that people were commenting on the Citizenship Bill in response to a “lot of rumours” being spread […]

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Is Indonesian democracy up to the challenge?

Author: Editorial Board, ANU Viewed from most places in Southeast Asia, Indonesia’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections seem a landmark in a democratic success story. While good-news stories for democracy are few and far between throughout the region, this April Indonesians will for the fifth time in 20 years elect […]

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Govt will soon make Aadhaar-driving licence linking mandatory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Phagwara: Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the government will soon make it mandatory for linking Aadhaar with driving licences. Delivering his presidential address at the ongoing 106th Indian Science Congress at Lovely Professional University here, the minister for Law, Electronics and Information Technology said, “We are soon going […]

AAP will be ‘strengthened‘ with Khaira‘s exit, should resign as MLA now: Sisodia

AAP will be ‘strengthened‘ with Khaira‘s exit, should resign as MLA now: Sisodia

New Delhi: Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia accused former AAP MLA Sukhpal Singh Khaira, who resigned from the party Sunday, of “trying to weaken” the party and asserted it will “be strengthened” with his exit. Khaira, an MLA in Punjab who had already rebelled against the party, resigned from […]