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Trump summons thousands back to work without pay

WASHINGTON:  US President Donald Trump has called tens of thousands of federal employees back to work without pay to get the government running amid a partial shutdown well into its third week.

No threat to coalition government: Karnataka CM

BENGALURU: Amidst allegations of poaching by BJP, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said there was no threat to his government.

Another jolt to AAP in Punjab, Jaito MLA Master Baldev Singh resigns from party

CHANDIGARH: Aam Aadmi Party in Punjab got another jolt when its MLA from Jaito Master Badev Singh today tendered his resignation fron primary membership of the party which has completely given up its basic ideology and principles.

Was let down by Rahul Gandhi for not taking stand on graft charges on Tejashwi Yadav: Nitish Kumar

PATNA: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday attributed his sudden exit from the opposition alliance to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s “inability” to take a stand on corruption charges against his former deputy and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav.
Kumar, who also heads the JD(U), claimed that his party was instrumental in the Congress getting 40 seats to contest in the 2015 assembly polls.

Sabarimala tense after 2 women, dressed as men, try to enter shrine

NEW DELHI: Protesters forced two women in their 30s to turn back halfway from the hilltop shrine of Sabarimala in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta on Wednesday, days after two others became the first to offer prayers at the shrine in centuries.

Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award

NEW DELHI:  Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for being awarded the Philip Kotler Presidential award.

Punjab govt took stringent steps to curb the drug menace in Punjab: Mustafa

CHANDIGARH: Punjab DGP Special Task Force(STF) on drugs today repersented Punjabb government to present report card on comprehensive action against drug abuse, claiming that drugs were not sold in Punjab. It is recalled that Congress government had returned to power on the issue of eliminating drug abuse that was rampat during the SAD-BJP governemnt led by Parkash Singh Badal.

Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi

PATNA: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sharing for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra

NEW DELHI:  In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led state government's apprehensions on law and order issues.

2 Independents withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

BANGALURU:  In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two Independent legislators, R. Shankar and H. Nagesh, on Tuesday said they were withdrawing support.

Kharge demands CVC report be made public

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has demanded that the government should make public the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) report that formed the basis for the ouster of CBI Director Alok Verma, which has been disowned by retired Supreme Court Judge A.K. Patnaik, causing embarrassment to the government.

Rahul mocks Modi over Kotler award, Irani hits back

 NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for getting the Philip Kotler Presidential award, saying the award was so famous that it has no jury.

Siddaramaiah questions Modi on Karnataka BJP 'destabilising' government

BENGALURU: Congress leader Siddaramaiah on Tuesday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on why Karnataka's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders were being allowed to "destabilise" the state government.

Jind bypoll fires up Haryana politics

CHANDIGARH:  It could have been just another routine by-election but the Jind assembly seat in Haryana has turned into a political battlefield for all major parties to test the waters on which way the wind is going to blow in the coming months.

BSP-SP alliance giving 'sleepless nights' to BJP: Mayawati

LUCKNOW:  BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday marked her 63rd birthday with a fulsome attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of betraying the people on promises made in 2014 and the BJP of dividing people in the name of caste and religion and said the people would vote them out in the coming Lok Sabha elections.

BSP-SP alliance giving sleepless nights to BJP: Mayawati

LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said that the alliance between her party and the Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha elections was giving the ruling BJP "sleepless nights".

Assam celebrates Magh Bihu

GUWAHATI:  Assam on Tuesday celebrated Magh Bihu, the annual harvest festival, with traditional fervour.

AIADMK may go solo in 2019 Lok Sabha elections

CHENNAI: The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) is preparing to contest all 39 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and the lone seat in neighbouring Puducherry, senior party leader and cooperation minister Sellur K Raju said on Monday. His comments come two days after chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami’s (EPS) assertion that the party would not join hands with those who betrayed the interests of Tamil Nadu.

Worst price slump in 18 years shows scale of farm crisis

NEW DELHI: This financial year, 2018-19 could end up being the worst year for farm incomes in almost two decades, government data indicates in a revelation that emphasises the gravity of the ongoing agrarian crisis and highlights a possible fault line for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment following his conviction in one of the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.


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