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Sedition law must go: Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Thursday called for scrapping the sedition law following the BJP-led Tripura government's order to file charges of sedition against those protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.

Mamata can't escape consequences of her acts: Amit Shah

ALIGARH:  BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday warned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee over her attempts to block the entry of BJP workers and leaders into the state and said she cannot escape the consequences of her actions.

Yes, BJP used me in 2014: Anna Hazare

AHMEDNAGAR: Fasting activist Kisan Babural alias Anna Hazare said on Monday that he was "used by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)" to win the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

BJP wins Jind Assembly seat; Congress, INLD bite dust

CHANDIGARH: Establishing it grip on state politics just ahead of the Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, Haryana's ruling BJP won the Jind Assembly seat in a multi-cornered contest on Thursday by 12,935 votes.

Former Punjab SSP Charanjit Singh Sharma arrested over 2015 firing case

CHANDIGARH: A former Punjab Police officer was arrested on Sunday in connection with the 2015 Behbal Kalan police firing in Faridkot which claimed the lives of two people.

Priyanka's entry a masterstroke, says Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Sounding the bugle for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections with the confidence that the Congress would win all the 13 seats in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday hailed the entry of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra into the political arena as a masterstroke by the party president, saying it would change the political equations not only in Uttar Pradesh but the entire country.

BJP accuses TMC of vandalising posters ahead of Shah's rally

MALDA (WEST BENGAL): The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising posters and decorative gates ahead of party chief Amit Shah's rally here.

Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday.

New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party

CHANDIGARH:  In a fresh jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, yet another MLA, this time Baldev Singh, resigned from the party's primary membership on Wednesday, citing "autocratic functioning", "double standards" and disregard for its basic ideology and principles.

Modi arrives in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala.

Trade strike hits Bengal

KOLKATA:  Normal life was partly hit in West Bengal on Tuesday during the 48-hour nationwide strike called by central trade unions in protest against the "pro-corporate, anti-national and anti-people" policies of the Modi governmen

Bomb hurled at BJP office in Meghalaya, protests against Bill

SHILLONG: Miscreants hurled petrol bombs at the state headquarters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here in Meghalaya late on Sunday night, a police official said on Monday.

Two or ten? Confusion over number of women who made it to Sabarimala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: How many women have gained entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple so far two or 10? A war of words seem to have erupted among a section of the Kerala police, the Tranvancore Devaswom Board and the supreme priest who runs the Ayyappa temple after the police claimed 10 women have entered the shrine, while the tantri (supreme priest) insisted only two—Bindu Ammini and Kankadurga— have gained access.

1,000 arrested under Op Broken Window after violent shutdown over Sabarimala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Kerala under a police operation “Broken Window” following Thursday’s shutdown over the entry of two women into the Sabarimala temple as political workers clashed with police and each other across the state.

Journalists attacked by Sangh Parivar activists in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Around 100 media personnel, including women, have been attacked in Kerala in the last two days since protests erupted after two women prayed at the Sabarimala temple, a journalist leader said on Thursday, blaming the Sangh Parivar activists for the mayhem.

Dawn-to-dusk shutdown in Kerala over Sabarimala row

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A dawn-to-dusk Kerala shutdown call, given by the Sabarimala Karma Samithi (SKS) to protest against the visit of two women to the Sabarimala temple on Wednesday, evoked a mixed response in the state on Thursday.

Bulandshahr violence case: Main accused Yogesh Raj arrested

UTTAR PRADESH: The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday placed Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal activist, under arrest for the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr on December 3, ANI reported. Yogesh Raj was arrested from the Khurja area in Bulandshahr in western Uttar Pradesh.

Congress governments in MP, Rajasthan to withdraw cases against Dalits

BHOPAL: Heeding to BSP chief Mayawati's ultimatum, the Congress governments in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Tuesday said they will withdraw cases filed against Dalits during the 'Bharat Bandh' last year that witnessed largescale violence.

In Meerut, Muslims sell their cows to stay clear of vigilantes

MEERUT: Badar-ul-Islam, an influential leader from Syana area of Bulandshahr who contested Lok Sabha election against BJP stalwart Kalyan Singh in 2004 and lost by a slender margin of 8,000 votes, says he sold his two cows after Yogi Adityanath came to power in UP.

2 women of menstruating age start trek to Sabarimala escorted by police

SABARIMALA:  Two women of menstruating age started trekking Sabarimala early Monday morning despite strong protest from devotees.

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