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Nitish Kumar calls for nationwide ban on alcohol, says prohibition has not made his state poorer | India News

NEW DELHI: Calling for nationwide prohibition on alcohol on the lines of Bihar, chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday claimed that contrary to popular belief, the ban on liquor since 2016 has not made his state poorer. He claimed that not only has the state recovered from the modest initial losses but revenue from other household consumption items has gone ...

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‘Watched Every Manoj Tiwari Film’: Meet the Man Behind AAP’s Social Media Campaign for Delhi Polls

New Delhi: With its tongue-and-cheek posts and savage memes on the BJP Delhi President Manoj Tiwari, the Aam Aadmi Party made headlines for its social media campaign all through the Delhi Assembly elections. The party, for the first time, was able to challenge the well-oiled social media machinery of BJP, and behind this was Delhi-based media professional agency Conceptual ...

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Char Dham road widening may get delayed by 2-3 years | India News

NEW DELHI: The government’s flagship Char Dham highway development project may get delayed by 2-3 years. More than three years after the project was launched, nearly 31% of the road network is either stuck or is yet to be bid out because of pending forest and environmental clearances. The project to expand nearly 890 km of highway connecting Badrinath, Kedarnath, ...

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India Says Kashmir Its Integral Part after UN Chief on Pakistan Visit Expresses Concern over J&K Situation

New Delhi: Reacting to UN chief Antonio Guterres’s comments on Jammu and Kashmir, India on Sunday said the region is and will continue to be an integral part of the country and that the issue needed to be addressed is of vacation of territories “illegally and forcibly” occupied by Pakistan. External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said there was no ...

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NC ready to contest J&K rural polls if ‘roadblocks’ go | India News

SRINAGAR: The National Conference has conveyed to the J&K administration its willingness to participate in the eight-phase panchayat bypolls next month, albeit with the caveat that “roadblocks” must be removed and “mainstream political thought” unshackled “for a genuine political exercise to happen”. In a letter to chief electoral officer Shailendra Kumar, NC central secretary Rattan Lal Gupta said his party ...

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Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation Tweets ‘Namaste Trump’ Posters Ahead of Feb 24 Visit

While it was earlier speculated that the programme would be called ‘Kem Chho Trump’, a Gujarati expression, the AMC posters confirmed it was now christened as ‘Namaste Trump’, apparently to give it a pan-India appeal. PTI Updated:February 16, 2020, 10:56 PM IST A poster tweeted by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation ahead of US President Donald Trump’s visit. (Image credit: Twitter@AmdavadAMC) ...

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Kamal Nath, Jyotiraditya Scindia to meet this week to sort out differences | India News

NEW DELHI: Amid an ongoing tug of war, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath and his fellow Congressman Jyotiraditya Scindia are expected to meet this week to sort out differences between them. Congress general secretary and its Madhya Pradesh unit in charge Deepak Babaria said the two leaders would meet to work out the modalities for fulfilling the promises made ...

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Worried About ‘Hatred Inculcated in Society Over Anti-CAA Protests, Says Tushar Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson alleged CAA was the first official act of the government which was discriminatory and went against the spirit of the Constitution and the NRC and the NPR were the real danger. PTI Updated:February 16, 2020, 10:33 PM IST File photo of Tushar Gandhi. Chennai: Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson Tushar Gandhi on Sunday claimed the National Population Register and ...

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Best wishes to Kejriwal for a fruitful tenure: PM Modi | India News

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Arvind Kejriwal on taking oath as Delhi chief minister and extended him best wishes for a fruitful tenure. Kejriwal, along with his cabinet colleagues Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain, Gopal Rai, Imran Hussain, Rajendra Pal Gautam and Kailash Gahlot were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal ...

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Upper Caste Men in Gujarat District Object to Dalit Groom on Horseback, Throw Stones

The president of a Dalit association said when the wedding procession went ahead ignoring objections from upper caste members, stones were thrown at them in which a 60-year-old man and some women playing garba were injured. PTI Updated:February 16, 2020, 9:57 PM IST Representative image. Palanpur (Gujarat): The wedding procession of a Dalit man was taken out under police protection ...

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