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76% citizens want death penalty for rapists: Survey

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to an ordinance on death penalty for rapists who attack children, a citizen survey shows that 76 per cent of the people agree with it.

UP Minister calls BJP arrogant, power drunk

Coalition blues hit the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Monday as senior cabinet minister and Suhaildev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar accused the BJP of "not respecting its alliance partners".

Bihar bypolls: NDA leads in Araria, Bhabua, Grand Alliance in Jahanabad

The ruling BJP-led NDA was leading in the Araria Lok Sabha and Bhabua assembly by-elections while the opposition RJD was ahead in the Jahanabad assembly bypoll on Wednesday.

Congress govt on way to withdrawing free power facility to farmers – SAD

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today said the Congress government had today proven that it was on way to imposing power bills on all agricultural tubewells and taking back the facility extended to farmers by S Parkash Singh Badal by giving the go ahead for installation of electricity meters on tubewells at various places.

Should BJP worry about growing Dalit alienation?

For the third time since the Narendra Modi government's assumption of office, the Dalits have come into conflict with the Hindutva brigade. The first time was in Una in Gujarat, where a group of Dalits were thrashed by saffron activists for skinning a cow, a traditional occupation of the "untouchables".

Bengal by-poll: Trinamool leading by over 15,000 votes

 Express
KOLKATA: Trinamool Congress candidate Gita Rani Bhunia was leading by over 15,000 votes over the Left Front nominated CPI-M aspirant Rita Mondal on Sunday in the initial counting of the by-poll to the Sabang Assembly constituency in West Bengal.

 
Rajinder Rana: The Giant Killer of Sujanpur

CHANDIGARH: The Bharatiya Janata Party had reason to be doubly happy after its electoral victory in the Himachal Pradesh assembly polls. One, it returned to power after five years and, secondly, it got a near two-thirds majority. But there is one man who has left the BJP leadership with a bad taste in the mouth.

EVMs can be hacked, as margin between winner and loser very less: Hardik Patel

AHMEDABAD: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday reiterated his doubts over the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs), saying they can be hacked and that was why the margin between the winning and losing candidates in the Gujarat Assembly elections was less in some constituencies.

Voting on December 17 to elect repersentatives of 3 MCs, 20 councils and Nagar Panchayats

CHANDIGARH: The process of voting to elect representatives to 3 Municipal Corporations and 29 Municipal Councils and Nagar Panchayats would begin on 17th December, 2017 on 8 AM and last till 4 PM.

Himachal polls see 74% turnout, highest in four decades

A record over 74 per cent, highest in four decades, of Himachal Pradesh's 50.25 lakh electorate on Thursday exercised their franchise in the assembly elections where the ruling Congress and the BJP were locked in a straight contest.

Congress Himachal poll manifesto woos farmers, youths, employees

The ruling Congress in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday released its manifesto for the November 9 assembly election, promising interest-free loans to farmers, laptops for students and special grade pay scale for all employees.

Gujarat poll dates likely Wednesday, BJP government dishes out last-minute sops

GANDHINAGAR: Amid widespread speculation that the Election Commission will finally declare the Gujarat Assembly poll dates on Wednesday, the state government continued its last-minute announcements of welfare schemes and various sops to woo voters before the model code of conduct comes into play.

Gurdaspur result beginning of the end of anarchist Modi regime: Tript Bajwa

GURDASPUR:  The Punjab Rural Development and Panchayats Minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa today articulated the spectacular victory of the Congress over the Bharatiya Janata Party in Gurdaspur Lok Sabha bye-election as beginning of the end of the anarchist Narendra Modi regime.

SAD asks Manpreet Badal to explain why he lied on farm loan waiver notification

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) has asked finance minister Manpreet Badal to explain why he lied to farmers on the farm loan waiver notification, even as it asked PCC chief Sunil Jakhar to explain with what moral right he was contesting the Gurdaspur by-poll after failing to convince his party government to implement the waiver. 

Jakhar takes BJP head-on over its failures as he embarks on worker meetings in Pathankot district

 Raising the pitch for the October 11 Lok Sabha by-election from Gurdaspur, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar on Sunday took the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) head-on over its failures at the Centre and in Punjab, as he embarked on a series of worker meetings in Pathankot district of the constituency.

Captain Amarinder Singh rubbishes outsider tag on Jakhar

Asserting that the Congress would contest the ensuing Gurdaspur by-election on the plank of development, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday rubbished the “outsider” tag on party nominee Sunil Jakhar, and said that Punjab, being a small state, cannot be divided in such small terms.

Election Commission to use VVPAT in Gurdaspur by election

GURDASPUR: he election commission of India has decided to use Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) units in Gurdaspur parliament by election which is going to held on October 11.These units would use first time in this border state of Punjab.

Mega job fair is mega fraud on youth - Bikram Majithia

 The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today described the "mega job fair" held today as a mega fraud on the youth of Punjab who had been denied government jobs and instead been handed over offer letters of private companies which they were already getting under regular placement drives held by technical institutions. 

Delhi bypoll results: Drumbeats in AAP office, hope in Congress, BJP shocked

NEW DELHI: At a little beyond noon on Monday afternoon, the results of Bawana bypoll were not yet out, but drum beats were audible from the ruling AAP's office at 206, Rouse Avenue as the party candidate had acquired an unassailable lead and celebrations had begun.

SAD congratulates Yogi for turning commitment into reality, asks Cong why it refused to do the same

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH : The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today while congratulating Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath for turning his commitment into reality by allocating money for complete loan waiver in one go in the State budget, said the Congress government must tell Punjabis why it had refused to do the same and even betrayed and backstabbed farmers by allocating Rs 1,500 crore for them despite a standing loan of Rs 90,000 crore.

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