‘Want to see Modi become PM again’: Mulayam Singh Yadav springs surprise in LS

At a time when the entire opposition looks to corner the BJP-led government at the Centre, Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav has heaped praise on Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his speech on the last day of the current Lok Sabha. Yadav said he would like to see PM Modi re-elected to the office again, according to news agency ANI. He said, “I want to congratulate the prime minister. The prime minister has taken efforts to take everyone along. I want all the members to get elected again and…

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Pope Francis urges peace in conflict zones in Christmas address

The Pope has used his annual Christmas message to appeal for peace in conflict zones including Yemen and Syria. The two countries have both been ravaged by civil war for years, pushing their people into humanitarian crises. “My wish for a happy Christmas is a wish for fraternity. Fraternity among individuals of every nation and culture,” Pope Francis said on Tuesday. The Pontiff was giving his yearly “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and to the World) address in the Vatican. “My thoughts turn to Yemen, in the hope that…

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Moscow to investigate BBC’s ‘biased’ coverage of Russia, Syria

Russia says it has launched an investigation into the activities of BBC World News channel and BBC websites over the broadcaster’s “biased” and “unfair” coverage of events in Russia and Syria. Russia’s media regulator said on Friday it had opened a probe into the activities of the British public broadcaster to see if it “complied with Russian law.” It explained that the investigating is being carried out in response to decision by British media regulator Ofcom, which accused Russian broadcaster RT of breaking rules in some of its news and…

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Rahul Gandhi tops one year in office with robust show ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections

Strong performances in at least two Hindi heartland states, as election result trends indicate on Tuesday, would not have come at a better time for Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who completes one year in office next week. Under his leadership, the opposition party has taken a lead in Rajasthan and seems headed for a victory in Chhattisgarh, according to the latest trends. The Congress is also locked in a tantalisingly close contest with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh. Elections to these three states, along with those in Telangana and…

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Four Yrs Of TRS/BJP Incompetence Has Made Telangana People Cynical: Rahul

New Delhi, Dec 3: Attacking the TRS government in Telangana, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said four years of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance and corruption has made the people of the state cynical. Mr Gandhi, who is in Telangana on Monday to address election meetings, said the Congress would fulfill the people’s dreams in the state. In a post on social media, he said, ‘Telangana was born of idealism & great dreams. But, 4 yrs. of TRS/BJP incompetence, arrogance & corruption has made the people cynical. I am in Telangana…

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Congress not to allow govt employees to attend RSS shakhas in MP

More than 12 years after the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government allowed its employees to take part in activities of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Congress has promised to revoke the order. In its manifesto released on Saturday, the Opposition party said it will ban holding of RSS shakhas in government premises and cancel the order that allowed officers and employees to participate in shakhas. “RSS is a political organisation. If the Congress party in MP has said it will put an end to this practice, I see nothing wrong with…

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BSP unfriends ‘arrogant’ Congress for Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh polls : Warning for 2019

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will not ally with the Congress for elections in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, said party chief Mayawati on Wednesday, hurting the Opposition’s chances to unite against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments in the two states. “They (Congress) are getting arrogant and are under misconception that they can defeat the BJP on their own but the ground reality is that people haven’t forgiven Congress party for their mistakes and corruption. They don’t seem to be ready to rectify themselves,” Mayawati was quoted by news agency…

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How a ‘genocide’ was investigated :Myanmar Rohingya

BBC Report: Indiscriminate killing; villages burned to the ground; children assaulted; women gang-raped – these are the findings of United Nations investigators who allege that “the gravest crimes under international law” were committed in Myanmar last August. Such was their severity, the report said, the army must be investigated for genocide against the Rohingya Muslims in the western Rakhine state. The investigators’ conclusions came despite them not being granted access to Myanmar by the government there, which has since rejected the report. This is how the investigators came to their conclusions.…

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Ashutosh quits form AAP ‘very personal reason’ Arvind Kejriwal rejected Ashutosh’s resignation

Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday rejected party leader Ashutosh’s resignation, asking how could they accept it. “How can we ever accept ur resignation?,” Kejriwal said in a tweet, “No, not in this birth” in Hindi. Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Ashutosh on Wednesday announced his resignation from the party, citing personal reasons. “Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end. I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC [political action committee] to accept the same.…

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In Modi’s event Amar Singh’s presence at Lucknow triggers speculation

HT Media : Veteran politician and former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh on Sunday attended an event addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lucknow, dropping hints of joining the saffron party. Modi launched as many as 81 investment projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore in the capital city of Uttar Pradesh. The prime minister on Sunday said he was not afraid of being seen with industrialists playing a key role in the nation’s development, as he slammed the opposition parties for the “mistakes” made during 70 years after India’s independence. “You…

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