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CBI making all efforts to get Nirav Modi extradited from UK

Economic Times 2 minutes ago

The CBI and the ED are investigating Modi, his uncle Mehul Choksi and others for alleged money laundering and corruption
Extradition proceedings against Nirav Modi underway: CBI sources
Extradition proceedings against Nirav Modi underway: CBI sources
Facing Arrest In London, Nirav Modi Sticks To Favourite Response
Fugtive jeweler Nirav Modi, wanted for loan fraud in India, was spotted by the media in London for the second time this month, a day after the UK put out an arrest warrant for him. This time too,...
Facing imminent arrest, Nirav Modi refuses to answer questions
Nirav Modi is expected to be put under formal arrest by the local police soon
Cornered in UK, Nirav Modi’s arrest imminent
Cornered in UK, Nirav Modi’s arrest imminent
Arrest warrant against Nirav Modi in UK
NEW DELHI, March 18 - A London court has issued an arrest warrant against jewellery designer Nirav Modi, the main accused in the USD 2 billion PNB scam case, in response to an ED request for his extradition in a money laundering case, officials said on Monday.
Arrest warrant against Nirav Modi in UK
Arrest warrant against Nirav Modi in UK
British court issues arrest warrant against Nirav Modi
An arrest warrant has been issued for Nirav Modi by the Westminster Magistrates Court, sources said. The sources said the warrant had been issued last
UK court issues warrant to arrest Nirav Modi
Nirav Modi will be arrested by Scotland Yard in the near future on the basis of the warrant and produced in the court.
Arrest Warrant Issued Against Nirav Modi By London Court, Likely to be Taken Into Custody Soon
Nirav Modi, who was recently spotted on the streets of London, is accused of defrauding Punjab National Bank to the tune of over Rs 13,000 crore.
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BJP-led govt in Goa to face floor test on March 20

Money Control 17 minutes ago

Governor Mridula Sinha has convened a special session of the Assembly at 11.30 am Wednesday to enable Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to prove his majority in the House, an official said.
Manoeuvres by Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari helped BJP retain power in Goa following Manohar Parrikar's death, claim reports
BJP president Amit Shah and Union minister Nitin Gadkari played behind-the-scene roles in ensuring the party retained power in Goa, after the death of Manohar Parrikar, sources familiar with the developments said.
How Manoeuvres by Amit Shah, Nitin Gadkari Helped BJP Retain Power in Goa
After the death of Manohar Parrikar on Sunday, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari held one-on-one discussions throughout the night with all MLAs supporting the government.
New Goa CM wants floor test in House on Wednesday
Hours after being sworn in, Goa's new chief minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said his government has sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its strength in the assembly.
New Goa CM Pramod Sawant wants floor test in House on Wednesday
Hours after being sworn in, Goas new Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said his government has sought a floor test on Wednesday to prove its s
"No Flowers": Goa Chief Minister Cites Manohar Parrikar Before Floor Test
The BJP government led by Pramod Sawant in Goa - which took oath at a post-midnight ceremony today -- will face floor test in the assembly tomorrow. It has to prove majority in the face of Congress...
My govt will face floor test tomorrow, says new Goa CM Pramod Sawant
Newly sworn in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant said his government will face a floor test in the Assembly on Wednesday.
Floor test in Goa Assembly tomorrow, CM Pramod Sawant confirms
Sawant took oath of secrecy as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa last night at 2 am
BJP to finalise new Goa CM candidate today, meeting going on
[India], Mar 18 (ANI): Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that a decision on the name of next Goa chief minister will be taken today and discussion with allies is ongoing to finalise the name. "We haven't taken a final decision. We are speaking with all the concerned people. There is no dispute on who will lead the BJP and it has been finalised but we are in talks with alliance partners," said Gadkari. Goa BJP chief Vinay Tendulkar also affirmed that a decision will be taken on Monday. However, he refused to divulge any names. On being asked about the reports that Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant to be next Goa CM, he said: "These are speculations. There is also my name and almost everyone's name is floating around." Deputy Speaker and Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo also said that the final decision will be taken today. On being asked about any discontent with allies, he said, "They have been given a proposal, which is being examined and will be finalised." Lobo said the next Chief Minister will be a BJP MLA. BJP president Amit Shah, and BJP Goa MLAs including Pramod Sawant also reached the hotel here for the meeting. Earlier on Sunday night, Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari had landed in Panaji, following the death of Parrikar, and met leaders of alliance partners of the state's coalition government but failed to reach a consensus on the leadership issue. Parrikar passed away on Sunday here at the age of 63 after a prolonged battle with cancer. (ANI)
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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress, BJP in dilemma over tickets for Himachal se...

Hindustan Times 5 hours 3 minutes ago

While the BJP is in a fix over selecting candidates for Mandi and Shimla Lok Sabha constituencies, Congress has not been able to find a nominee for all four parliamentary seats- Mandi, Shimla,...
Notification issued for phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls on April 18
The process of nomination began with the issuance of this notification and will continue till March 26.
Notification issued for phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls on April 18
The process of nomination began with the issuance of this notification and will continue till March 26.
Lok Sabha Election 2019, Himachal Pradesh profile: Congress likely to wage tough battle with BJP; Mandi, Shimla key seats
The apple-growing state has traditionally sided with BJP and Congress in the General Elections.
Nomination process for first phase of LS polls begins in UP
Nomination process for first phase of LS polls begins in UP
Notification issued
Due Lok Sabha election notification for the Outer Manipur PC was issued today but none of the candidates have filed his or her nomination papers yet Source The Sangai Express
Notification issued
Notification issued
BJP candidates for 8 State LS seats finalised
BJP candidates for 8 State LS seats finalised
BJP candidates for 8 State LS seats 'finalised'
GUWAHATI, March 18 - The ruling BJP has 'finalized' its candidates for eight of the Lok Sabha constituencies of Assam, while the nominees for Tezpur and Nagaon seats are yet to be decided.
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India loses tennis events due to closure of Pakistan's air space

Economic Times 2 minutes ago

A total of 16 Under-16 Davis Cup teams, including Pakistan, were to travel to India for the annual competition, often dubbed as the World Cup of tennis.
India loses tennis events due to closure of Pakistan's air space
A total of 16 Under-16 Davis Cup teams, including Pakistan, were to travel to India for the annual competition, often dubbed as the World Cup of tennis.
India loses events due to closure of Pak's air space
The closure of Pakistan's air space in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrikes has resulted in India losing the hosting rights of the junior Davis Cup and Fed Cup, a source in the national federation told PTI on Tuesday.
Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
NEW DELHI, March 19: Sharing his views on the demand to boycott Pakistan in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, former India opener Gautam Gambhir said a conditional ban on the neighbouring country will not work.
Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
Conditional ban on Pakistan will not work: Gambhir
World Cup 2019: India, Pakistan are bound by ICC agreement to play all matc...
World Cup 2019: India, Pakistan are bound by ICC agreement to play all matc...
India Bound By Agreement To Play Pakistan In World Cup 2019: ICC
India are scheduled to take on Pakistan in a World Cup 2019 group match in Manchester on June 16.
No threat to India-Pakistan WC clash, says ICC CEO
Karachi, March 18 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Dave Richardson on Monday declined any threat to the India-Pakistan World Cup match, saying both the teams were bound by an agreement. India are scheduled to take on Pakistan in a group game in Manchester on June 16. The tie came under the cloud following demands to boycott Pakistan at the 2019 World Cup in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed. Following the demand, the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) had written to the global cricket governing body, urging it to boycott countries from where "terrorism emanates". "For ICC events, all teams have signed a members' participation agreement, which requires them to participate in all the matches of the tournament and (in case of) any unjustified non-compliance with that provision, the playing conditions will kick in and the points will be awarded accordingly (to the other team)," Richardson said. With Pakistan objecting the move where Indian team wore camouflage caps as a mark of respect to the martyred CRPF personnel during the third ODI against Australia in Ranchi recently, Richardson said the BCCI took prior permission from it and there was no politics involved. "In this case, it was a one-off consent. It was granted subject to the message around the wearing of the caps simply being sympathy with the people, who had lost their lives in the (Pulwama) attack and in particular, to help them raise funds for the families of the people who had lost their lives," the ICC CEO said. "The ICC's motto is clear. We don't want to mix politics with sports," he said. He, however, said resumption of bilateral ties between India and Pakistan depended on the boards of the two countries. --IANS kk/pcj
Cricket: ICC rules out complacency on World Cup security after New Zealand shootings
There is no question of being complacent with security at this year's World Cup following a mass shooting at two Christchurch mosques last week, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has said.
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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Advantage TMC, BJP as Cong-Left alliance falls apa...

DNA 29 minutes ago

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Advantage TMC, BJP as Cong-Left alliance falls apa...
Congress Releases 5th List, Pranab Mukherjee's Son Among Candidates
The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal.
Lok Sabha poll tracker LIVE: DMK promises to release Rajiv Gandhi#39;s killers, full statehood for Puducherry
Keep track of latest developments in the run-up to the 2019 general elections.
Congress releases 5th list of candidates for the Lok Sabha election
The list, released late on Monday night, also included eight candidates from Telangana, six from Odisha, five from Assam and three from Uttar Pradesh.
Lok Sabha Election 2019; pre-poll trends LIVE updates: Deepa Dasmunsi on Congress's 5th list of candidates despite defection rumours
Lok Sabha Election 2019 Tracker LIVE updates: The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal.
Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases 5th list of candidates
The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list, released late on Monday night, also included eight candidates from Telangana, six from Odisha, five from Assam and three from Uttar Pradesh.
Election Tracker LIVE: BJP May Release First List of 100 Candidates Today, TDP's 1st List Out
Election Tracker LIVE Updates: The Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Tuesday released its first list of party candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. The Congress Monday night released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal.
Rahul arriving Itanagar today
ITANAGAR, March 18 - Congress president Rahul Gandhi is arriving in the State capital here on Tuesday to kick off the party's election campaign trail.
Rahul arriving Itanagar today
Rahul arriving Itanagar today
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RCOM stocks jump 10% after it pays dues to Ericsson

Sify 3 hours 12 minutes ago

Mumbai: Shares of Anil Dhirubhai Ambani-led Reliance Communication (RCOM) settled 10 per cent higher on Tuesday after it paid the due amount of Rs 580 crore to Ericsson on Monday. Reliance...
Mukesh Ambani Provides 'Support' to Brother Anil as Ericsson Debt Paid Off
Reliance Communications said the requisite payment had been made to Ericsson to comply with an Indian Supreme Court judgement.
RCom closes on high note
Shares of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) were locked in the upper circuit on Tuesday after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani helped
Reliance Communications jumps after Mukesh Ambani bails out brother Anil on Ericsson dues
Shares of Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Ltd (RCom) were locked in the upper circuit on Tuesday after his elder brother Mukesh Ambani helped pay off debt owed to Sweden's Ericsson.
Anil Ambani thanks brother Mukesh, Nita for clearing RCom dues
In a surprise twist, the embattled former billionaire thanked his brother Mukesh, and his sister-in-law, after Reliance Communications Ltd. made the required 5.5 billion rupee ($80 million) payment to Ericsson.
Mukesh saves Anil from jail, clears his dues
Mukesh Ambani on Monday stepped in to save younger brother Anil from prison by helping him clear the Rs 453 crore Reliance Communications owed Ericsson. The Supreme Court had on February 20 said failure to pay the Swedish telecom major its dues within four weeks would land Anil, whos chairman of the beleaguered RCom, in jail for three months.
Mukesh Ambani bails out younger brother in Ericsson dispute; Anil thanks Mukesh, Nita
In February, the Supreme Court had ordered Anil Ambani and two directors of Reliance Communications (RCom)the company headed by Anil--to pay Ericsson Rs 453 crore within four weeks or face a three-month jail term for contempt of court.
Mukesh Ambani rescues Anil, pays Ericsson Rs 462 crore dues
My sincere and heartfelt thanks to my respected elder brother, Mukesh, and Nita, says Anil Ambani.
Anil Ambani's RCom pays Rs 462 crore to Sweden's Ericsson
Anil Ambani's RCom pays Rs 462 crore to Sweden's Ericsson
Reuters, Hindustan Times, Times of India, Money Control, Economic Times, DNA,
  

New Goa CM Pramod Sawant wants floor test in House on March 20

Money Control 3 hours 59 minutes ago

The BJP-led government in the coastal state claims support of 21 MLAs - 12 from the BJP, three each of allies Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and three Independents.
BJP's Pramod Sawant Takes Oath as Goa Chief Minister at 2am, Deputy CMs May Be Sworn in Today
The new government has two deputy chief ministers, Goa Forward Party chief Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, from the two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state.
Goa speaker Sawant succeeds Parrikar as CM
Goa Speaker Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 13th chief minister of Goa post-midnight on Monday after BJP got letters of support from its allies on the assurance that both Goa Forward Party president Vijai Sardesai and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party leader Ramkrishna Dhavalikar would be made deputy chief ministers.
BJP may name Sawant as new Goa Chief Minister
As per the power-sharing arrangement reached with allies, an MLA each from two small parties backing BJP in the coastal state will be made deputy chief ministers.
Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant likely to be next chief minister, claim reports amid uncertainty over CM post
The leaders of other alliance partner of the coalition government, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) were not called for the meeting.
Pramod Sawant, BJP choice as Goa CM, faces first hurdle: Taking oath
Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant, 45, had emerged as the frontrunner to succeed Manohar Parrikar after the BJP made it clear that the party should retain the chief ministers post and not hand it on a platter to alliance partners.
Thousands bid goodbye to Manohar Parrikar
Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his residence in Panaji on Sunday, prompting the Centre to declare a national mourning even as tributes poured in from across the state for the 63-year-old former defence minister who was widely considered as the prominent BJP face. Check out the updates here. Thousands line up to bid adieu The affection and popularity he enjoyed from ordinary Goans was on display as thousands of common folks, and his party workers lined up to pay tributes to Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died Sunday after prolonged illness. Panaji: Visuals from the last rites ceremony of late Goa Chief Minister #ManoharParrikar . pic.twitter.com/LrdsXHmRuB ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019 State funeral for Manohar Parrikar Manohar Parrikar is being accorded a state funeral with full military honours. The central government has announced a national mourning on Monday. Amroha-based artist Mohammad Zuhaib pays tribute in style. An artist from Amroha, Mohammad Zuhaib, pays his last respects to late Goa Chief Minister #ManoharParrikar by making a charcoal portrait. pic.twitter.com/QsZUuB8wYZ ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) March 18, 2019 US, Russia pour in their condolences United States Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster expressed his condolences. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go to the family and friends of Manohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Indian Defence Minister. He was greatly respected by the United States, and his loss will be deeply felt, Juster tweeted. Russian Ambassador to India Nikolay Kudashev also expressed his deepest condolences to Parrikars family. Your party and India have lost a charismatic leader, an eminent politician and a statesman of perfect integrity, whose role in political and social life was significant and inspiring. In his capacity as Defence Minister, he contributed greatly to the development of the mutually beneficial bilateral cooperation between our two countries and will be remembered in Russia as a true friend, Kudashev wrote. Russian Embassy in India tweeted, #Russian Ambassador to #India H.E. Mr Nikolay #Kudashev expressed his deepest condolences to the family of Chief Minister of #Goa H.E. Mr Manohar #Parrikar, who passed away yesterday. Who will be Goa's next CM? The BJP has been holding talks with its allies in Goa to reach a consensus on who will become the next Chief Minister of Goa. Smriti Irani gets emotional Panaji: Union Minister Smriti Irani gets emotional as she pays last respects to Goa CM #ManoharParrikar . pic.twitter.com/NOOucOU8iO ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019 PMModi interacts with Parrikars family members PM Modi paid homage to the departed soul and interacted with the leader's family members. Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman pay last respects to Goa CM #ManoharParrikar pic.twitter.com/aNUC7nEJPm ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019 Rahul Gandhi observes two-minute silence at public rally Congress president Rahul Gandhi and other party leaders observe two-minute silence at a public rally in Karnataka to pay last respects to Manohar Parrikar. Goa cancels Shigmo festivities The department of tourism, Goa, has cancelled Shigmo festivities scheduled between March 21 and 24 as a mark of respect and observance of state mourning following the death of Manohar Parrikar. Shigmo is an annual spring festival celebrated in Goa with public parades and festivities. Haryana declares one-day state mourning as a mark of respect to Parrikar The Haryana government declared a one-day state mourning on Monday as a mark of respect to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Mortal remains being taken to BJP office in Panaji Goa: Mortal remains of Goa CM #ManoharParrikar being taken to BJP office from his residence, in Panaji. pic.twitter.com/Ksr8afYDNa ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019 Visuals from outside Parrikars residence in Panaji Visuals from outside the residence of #ManoharParrikar in Panaji, Goa. pic.twitter.com/5M6lzmaVWv ANI (@ANI) March 18, 2019
United States Ambassador Kenneth Juster Condoles Manohar Parrikar's Death
United States Ambassador to India, Kenneth Juster, on Monday condoled the death of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.
New CM to be sworn in Monday: Goa BJP chief
Hectic political activities are on in the coastal state to select the new chief minister after the death of chief minister Manohar Parrikar Sunday.
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Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit calls urgent meeting with DPCC working presidents

Economic Times 2 hours 19 minutes ago

The party leaders of the Delhi unit maintained that there was no talk of an alliance during the meeting.
Against AAP Alliance, Will Go By Congress Choice: Sheila Dikshit To NDTV
Delhi Congress Chief Sheila Dikshit, speaking to NDTV on the possibility of a tie-up with the Aam Aadmi Party or AAP for the national elections, today said she is against the alliance but she would go...
Dikshit calls urgent meeting with DPCC working presidents
Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit has called an urgent meeting with the three working presidents of Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday, a senior party leader said.
PC Chacko bats for ties with AAP
[India], March 19 (ANI): In a bid to oust the BJP out of power, Senior Congress leader PC Chacko on Tuesday batted for an alliance with the AAP in Delhi for the forthcoming general elections. Chacko's statement came after Sheila Dikshit penned a down a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi stating coalition with AAP will 'harm' the Congress in the long run. Speaking to ANI in New Delhi on Tuesday, Chacko said, "As far as I know there are senior leaders in Delhi who think that defeating BJP is party's immediate responsibility; for it we should form an alliance with AAP, that's the thinking of the majority of leaders." "Our president Rahul Gandhi will take a decision in few days time, and the policy of our party as decided by working committee is to go for an alliance with the parties who are opposed to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I hope Delhi leaders will also follow this policy decision of the Congress," he added. Last week, Dikshit, after meeting the Congress president, had declared that there was unanimity among party leaders with regards to an alliance with AAP in Delhi. Following the announcement, AAP president and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said there are "rumours" that the Congress has a "secret understanding" with the BJP and asserted that his party is ready to fight the "unholy alliance." On February 28, Chacko had met Dikshit and stressed on the need for an alliance with the AAP, said a source. The source also said the AAP is willing to tie up with the Congress at least in Delhi, Haryana, and Punjab. However, a section of Congress leaders is not in favour of this, the source added. The 17th Lok Sabha election in Delhi will take place on May 12 and results will be announced on May 23. (ANI)
Congress still mulling alliance with AAP
Days after having unanimously decided to go it alone in Delhi, the Congress is again mulling options to align with the Aam Aadmi Party in the nationa
Sheila Dikshits U-turn? Says will ally with AAP if Congress high command instructs
While Congress leadership is reportedly in favour of the tie-up with AAP, Dikshit has so far opposed it
It's PC Chacko vs Sheila Dikshit as Congress Struggles to Reach Consensus on Alliance With AAP
Many Congress leaders believe that it is necessary to have an alliance to take on the BJP as the saffron party is upbeat after air strikes by the Modi government following the Pulwama terror attack.
Sheila Dikshit writes to Rahul Gandhi, says alliance with AAP will harm Congress
The Congress carried out a survey that sought views of around 52,000 party workers in Delhi on whether they supported the partys alliance with the AAP in Delhi or not.
Sheila Dikshit writes to Rahul Gandhi over AAP-Congress alliance, internal party survey; says moves will undermine party
Earlier this month, Dikshit, after meeting Gandhi, had claimed that there was unanimity in the party against an alliance with the AAP.
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Lok Sabha election 2019: Shivpal Yadav forms political front, Apna Dal, Peace Party...

Hindustan Times 3 hours 13 minutes ago

Shivpal Yadav said the Progressive Democratic Alliance (PDA) will contest 79 of the 80 Lok sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
Lok Sabha polls 2019: SP-BSP announce alliance for 48 Maharashtra seats
SP MLA Abu Asim Azmi said discussions on the seat-sharing formula was yet to begin between the two parties and a committee had been formed to take it forward.
SP-BSP announce alliance for 48 Maharashtra Lok Sabha seats
Azmi claimed only the SP-BSP alliance was strong enough to stop the BJP from winning over 5-7 seats in Maharashtra.
Samajwadi Party, BSP Announce Alliance In Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections
The Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today announced that they will contest all 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra in alliance.
'Creating Confusion Will Weaken Fight Against Common Enemy': Akhilesh Yadavs Advice to Congress
The allied SP-BSP have been at loggerheads with the Congress ever since the latter offered to set aside seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, which are either held or will be contested on by big leaders of the alliance.
Lok Sabha election: After cementing alliance with BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh, RLD looks to regain voter-base in western region
After an alliance with the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Rashtriya Lok Dal is looking to regain its base in western Uttar Pradesh and win the three seats it will be contesting in the coming Lok Sabha election.
SP, BSP & RLD begin campaign to prevent vote split
The grand alliance is focusing on the first phase on April 11 when eight Lok Sabha seats of West UP will go to the polls.
Mayawati, Akhilesh snub Congress for saying it will leave 7 seats for them
[India], Mar 18 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday snubbed the Congress for saying that it will leave 7 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh for the coalition of the SP-BSP-RLD coalition. Both Mayawati and Akhilesh asserted that they don't need the Congress support and asked the Rahul Gandhi-led party not to create "confusion". The Congress on Sunday had announced that it would leave seven Lok Sabha seats for SP, BSP and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) in Uttar Pradesh where 80 seats are at stake in the upcoming polls. "The Congress is fully free in Uttar Pradesh and should field its own candidates for contesting all the 80 Lok Sabha seats. Our alliance (SP-BSP-RLD) alone is capable of defeating the BJP," Mayawati tweeted. "The Congress should not forcibly spread rumours by leaving seven seats in UP for the SP-BSP alliance," the former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister added. Hours later, Akhilesh also tweeted, "SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh is capable of defeating the BJP. The Congress should not create any confusion." As per the seat-sharing agreement, the SP is contesting 37 seats and BSP 38. Three seats have been given to the RLD -- Mathura, Muzaffarnagar, and Baghpat. The alliance has left Rae Bareli and Amethi seats for the Congress as these are the constituencies of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. In an apparent reciprocal gesture, UP Congress chief Raj Babbar yesterday said his party would not field any candidates at the seats from where Akhilesh's family members would be contesting, like Mainpuri, Kannauj and Firozabad. The Congress also will not field any candidates at the seats from where Mayawati, RLD chief Ajit Singh and his son Jayant Chaudhary would be contesting. Mayawati, in her tweets, also asserted that her party is not in alliance with the Congress in any state and asked her party cadres not to pay heed to the "rumours spread by the Congress". "BSP once again wants to make it very clear that in Uttar Pradesh, and in the country as a whole, we are not in any form of alliance or agreement with the Congress. Our people should not pay heed to the rumours spread by the Congress," she said. The Lok Sabha elections have been scheduled to start from April 11 and will go on till May 19 in seven phases. The polls in Uttar Pradesh will be held in all seven phases. The counting of votes will take place on May 23. (ANI)
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Imran Khan congratulates Afghanistan cricket team

Times of India 11 hours 18 minutes ago

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer Imran Khan on Monday heaped praises on the Afghanistan cricket team for registering their maiden win in the Test format after defeating Ireland in the...
Afghanistan record maiden Test win
DEHRA DUN, March 18: Afghanistan's cricket team on Monday recorded its maiden Test win as it beat Ireland by seven wickets in a one-off game here, nine months after making its debut in the traditional format.
Afghanistan record maiden Test win
Afghanistan record maiden Test win
Afghanistan vs Ireland: Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan help team seal historic ma...
Afghanistan vs Ireland: Rahmat Shah, Rashid Khan help team seal historic ma...
Afghanistan Beat Ireland For Historic First Test Victory
Afghanistan needed only 118 runs to complete formalities against Ireland on Day 4.
Afgh VS Ire Test: Afghanistan record first-ever Test win against Ireland by 7 wickets
Dehradun,Afghanistan registered their first-ever Test victory as they defeated Ireland by seven wickets in the one-off Test, here on Monday. On day fourth, Afghanistan resumed their innings on 29/1, with Ihsanullah and Rahmat Shah on the crease. They needed 118 runs more to win the Test. From Afghanistan, Shah played unbeaten 65 runs knock in […]
Cricket: Shah shines in Afghanistan's maiden test win against Ireland
Afghanistan registered their first test victory after Rahmat Shah's second fifty of the match helped secure their seven-wicket win against Ireland in a one-off contest in Dehradun on Monday.
Afghanistan create history, beat Ireland for first Test victory
Rahmat Shah, who made 76, and Ihsanullah Janat with an unbeaten 65 put on 139 for the second wicket as they chased down 147 to win the match played in Dehradun, India.
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UPSC civil services prelims registration last date today

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New Delhi: Union Public service Commission has extended the last date for submission of application to 6pm on March 19, 2019 (today). The UPSC Civil Service preliminary exam will be held on June 2,...
TNUSRB SI Recruitment 2019: Application For 969 Posts From Tomorrow
TNUSRB will begin online application for the recruitment of 969 Sub-Inspectors tomorrow.
CSIR-UGC NET 2019 application: Last date extended till March 22, check latest update...
CSIR Net 2019 registration Update : last date for online registration process for Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) UGC NET examinations June 2019 has been extended till March 22
UPSC Civil Services Exam 2019: Registration Closes Today at 6pm at upsc.gov.in. How to Apply
The Union Public service Commission had announced a total of 896 vacancies in its official notification including 39 vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disability Category.
UPSEE 2019 online application last date extended till March 25
UPSEE 2019 online application last date extended till March 25
UPSC Civil Services 2019 online registration last date extended till March 19; apply @ upsc.gov.in
UPSC Civil Services 2019 online registration last date extended till March 19; apply @ upsc.gov.in
Recruitment Results finalized by UPSC in February, 2019
The following Recruitment Results have been finalized by the Union Public Service Commission during the month of February, 2019. The recommended candidates have been informed individually by post.
UPSC Civil Service Online Registration 2019: Submission of online applications ends today; apply at upsc.gov.in
The online application form submission for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Services Examination 2019 will be closed on Monday (18 March, 2019). Those who wish to apply for the UPSC Civil Services Examination can submit the application form on the official website - upsc.gov.in.
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Lok Sabha election 2019: Bihar Mahagathbandhan cracks seat-sharing dea...

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Lok Sabha election 2019: Bihar Mahagathbandhan cracks seat-sharing dea...
DMK and AIADMK alliances begin Lok Sabha election campaign in Tirupur
The alliances led by the DMK and the AIADMK have kick-started their campaigns for the Lok Sabha polls in Tirupur constituency.
As Next-Gen Candidates Top AIADMK, DMK Lok Sabha Lists, Politics of Dynasty is Here to Stay in Tamil Nadu
The DMK, led by M Karunanidhi's son MK Stalin, has given tickets to four sons and two daughters of top party leaders, including M Kanimozhi.
Only Those Serving For Long Have Been Given Ticket, Says DMK's Kanimozhi
The DMK Monday denied dynasty politics in naming its candidates for the April 18 Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and asserted that only loyal party workers have been rewarded with a ticket.
AIADMK, DMK face off in 8 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu
Arch-rivals - the ruling AIADMK and the opposition DMK will face off in eight seats in Tamil Nadu in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Both the parti
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Vote split by Hanuman Beniwal's party in Ajmer division...
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Top contenders BJP and Congress face competition from newly formed Rashtriya Loktantrik Party led by Jat leader and MLA Hanuman Beniwal in Rajasthan.
AIADMK, DMK to face off in 8 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu
Both AIADMK and DMK are contesting on 20 seats each in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to their respective allies.
AIADMK, DMK to face off in 8 Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu
Both AIADMK and DMK are contesting on 20 seats each in the state, allotting the remaining 19 to their respective allies.
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Lok Sabha elections: Congress hopes to beat Narendra Modi’s victory margin

Times of India 2 hours 27 minutes ago

Lok Sabha elections: Congress hopes to beat Narendra Modi’s victory margin
Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma mocks Priyanka Gandhi's three-day Ganga Yatra, calls it a 'picnic'
Uttar Pradesh will go to polls during all seven phases of the Lok Sabha election which will commence on 11 April.
"Haven't Been To Italy In 3-4 Years": Priyanka Gandhi On BJP Leader's Dig
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, during a pit-stop today in her boat-ride in Uttar Pradesh to campaign for the national election, said that the ruling BJP's statement about the Congress not doing anything for...
Lok Sabha polls 2019 updates | Ensure victory of Congress, you'll see change, says...
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will soon commence the second leg of her Ganga yatra as part of the partys Lok Sabha election campaign in Uttar Pradesh.
Lok Sabha polls 2019: Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers...
Lok Sabha polls 2019: Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers...
Priyanka Gandhi begins 3-day UP visit, offers prayers at temple
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra kicked off her partys campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh on Monday by offering p
Elections are 'Picnic' for Gandhi Family: BJP Downplays Priyanka's UP Visit
The Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh kicked off her party's campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in the state on Monday.
Elections are #39;picnic#39; for Gandhi family, says BJP on Priyanka Gandhi#39;s UP visit
The Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh kicked off her party#39;s campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in the state on March 18 by offering prayers at the Lette Hanuman temple near Sangam.
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PM Modi Congratulates Pramod Sawant, Says "The Journey Begins": Live Updates

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BJP's Pramod Sawant was on Tuesday sworn in as the new chief minister of Goa. The 45-year-old takes over from former defence minister and four-time CM of Goa Manohar Parrikar, who was cremated at...
Newly sworn-in Goa CM Pramod Sawant vows to take Manohar Parrikar's development...
Newly-sworn in Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant has said he will take forward the legacy of his predecessor Manohar Parrikar as he admitted he had a big responsibility before him.
Pramod Sawant takes over as Goa chief minister; two deputy CMs and 11 ministers also sworn in
Shortly before the clock struck 2 am Tuesday, Pramod Pandurang Sawant, 45, Goa's Speaker until that moment, took over as the state's new chief minister succeeding Manohar Parrikar who died less than 48 hours ago.
LIVE updates: Nitin Gadkari in parleys with stakeholders, announcement on next Goa chief minister soon, says Amit Shah
Goa Chief Minister Parrikar passed away at his residence in Goa on March 17 after battling pancreatic cancer
LIVE Updates | Pramod Sawant Set to be Next Goa Chief Minister, To Take Oath Tonight, Say Sources
LIVE Updates|Pramod Sawant's Swearing in as Goa CM Tonight, Amit Shah Says Meeting With Guv Soon
PM Modi pays last respects to Manohar Parrikar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid last respects to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar here on Monday. Parrikar, four times Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister died on Sunday after fighting a long battle with cancer. The Prime Minister also met with the bereaved family and conveyed condolences. BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani also paid last respects to her party colleague. Parrikar was born in Mapusa in the coastal state of Goa in 1955 when it was under Portuguese control. Parrikar was also one of those leaders who rose in ranks from RSS to BJP. Parrikar had joined RSS even during final years of his school days and later became the Sanghchalak at the age of 26. Often referred to as the 'Chief Minister of the Common' by many, Parrikar was known for his simple style of living and for being easily approachable by the people. (ANI)
PM Modi leaves for Goa to pay tribute to Manohar Parrikar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi left for Goa on Monday morning to pay tribute to chief minister Manohar Parrikar who died of pancreatic cancer on Sunday.
PM Narendra Modi leaves for Goa to pay tribute to Parrikar
The Goa chief minister's body has been kept at the BJP office in Panaji for the party leaders and workers to pay their last respects.
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FM Jaitley says Rahul's brand of politics has been rejected | Central Chronicle

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New Delhi,BJP leader and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said Rahul Gandhi’s brand of politics has been rejected. Taking exception to arrest of youths for raising pro-Narendra Modi...
Amit Shah slams Rahul Gandhi for 'arresting techies' in Bengaluru who raised pro-Modi slogans, questions Congress' 'brand of politics'
Amit Shah, in his tweet, tagged a post by his party's Karnataka unit which said the state police had arrested some techies for raising pro-Modi slogans at Manyata tech park in Bengaluru. Rahul Gandhi was to address a meeting at the venue
Amit Shah Hits Out at Rahul Gandhi Over Arrest of 'Techies' Raising Pro-Modi Slogans in Bengaluru
BJP president Amit Shah Tuesday targeted Gandhi over the alleged arrest of some techies, saying youngsters give direction to the future and he should "stop intimidating youth of India, which has rejected your brand of politics".
Amit Shah attacks Rahul Gandhi for 'arrest' of techies for raising pro-Modi slogans
The BJP chief in his tweet tagged a post by his party's Karnataka unit which said the state police had arrested some techies for raising pro-Modi slogans.
Amit Shah attacks Rahul Gandhi over arrest of techies for raising pro-Modi slogans
The BJP chief in his tweet tagged a post by his party#39;s Karnataka unit which said the state police had arrested some techies for raising pro-Modi slogans at Manyata tech park in Bengaluru.
"Techies" Arrested For Pro-PM Slogans At Rahul Gandhi Event, Alleges BJP
As Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed start-up entrepreneurs at an event in Bengaluru on Monday, a large number of people raised slogans in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi outside the...
Amit Shah targets Rahul Gandhi over police action against 'techies' in Bengaluru
BJP president Amit Shah has retweeted a video showing police removing protesters from a venue where Congress president Rahul Gandhi addressed a group of entrepreneurs in Bengaluru on Monday.
Bengaluru: Several people raise 'pro-Modi' slogans, ask Rahul Gandhi to leave
A large number of people raised pro-Modi slogans outside the venue of a function here at which Congress president Rahul was addressing entrepreneurs on Monday.
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