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SP is now what TDP was in 1995

SP is now what TDP was in 1995

0 on January 1, 2017, 11:19 pm / in National

What is happening in Uttar Pradesh is eerily similar to what happened in Andhra Pradesh in 1995. If the power struggle in the then AP was between the late NTR and his son-in-law Chandrababu Naidu, in UP, it is between father Mulayam Singh Yadav and son Akhilesh Yadav. Like the duo in the then TDP, Mulayam and Akhilesh are now […]

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Narendra Modi’s sops to the poor after demonetisation

Narendra Modi’s sops to the poor after demonetisation

0 on December 31, 2016, 8:36 pm / in Headlines, National

Prime Minister has announced a slew of measures to extend the benefits of demonetisation to the poor and the middle class. Interest relief on housing loans to the poor and the middle class, Rs 20,000 crore in NABARD fund to give loans to farmers, raise of credit guarantee for small entreprenuers and reduction of tax on digital transactions are some […]

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Mulayam relents, Akhilesh back in SP

Mulayam relents, Akhilesh back in SP

0 on December 31, 2016, 4:46 pm / in Headlines, National

The internal war in Samajwadi Party seems to be blowing over. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav who was expelled from the party on Friday, was taken back by the party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. The decision was announced after the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister met Mulayam Singh this afternoon at the party chief’s residence. The meeting was organised by senior […]

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CM Akhilesh expelled from Samajwadi Party

CM Akhilesh expelled from Samajwadi Party

0 on December 30, 2016, 8:40 pm / in Headlines, National

Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday expelled Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and party leader Ram Gopal Yadav from party for six years.  The surprise move came in the backdrop of wracking internal dissensions within the party. The Uttar Pradesh assembly elections are due in less than six months. Mulayam also said that Akhilesh would not be the […]

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‘Sasikala’s rise not good for AIADMK’

‘Sasikala’s rise not good for AIADMK’

0 on December 29, 2016, 4:23 pm / in National

Political analyst S Gurumurthy feels that AIADMK will disintegrate under the foisted leadership of Sasikala Natarajan. In an interview to Economic Times, he said Sasikala’s family will create anarchy in the party and the state. Her rise in the party was being “forced by all self-seeking ministers and the party functionaries, in the face of mass discontent of the cadre. […]

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Sasikala appointed AIADMK chief

Sasikala appointed AIADMK chief

0 on December 29, 2016, 11:42 am / in National

As already reported in these columns, VK Sasikala, the close confidante of the late J Jayalalithaa, has been officially appointed as the ruling AIADMK general secretary in a general council meeting in Vanagram, Chennai on Thursday. Sasikala will lead the party until a new general secretary is elected, according to the resolution. The resolution read, “Until Ms. Sasikala is elected under the […]

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Sasikala all set to take over AIADMK

Sasikala all set to take over AIADMK

0 on December 28, 2016, 8:44 pm / in National

Chinnamma (Sasikala Natarajan) might not attend Thursday’s General Council and Executive Committee meeting of Tamil Nadu’s ruling party AIADMK. But Sasikala is mostly likely to be elected the General Secretary of the party, in other words, the party chief. The meeting, to be held at Srivaru Kalyana Mandapam in Vanagaram in the outskirts of Chennai, will be attended by about 2,770 […]

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Holding banned notes a criminal offence

Holding banned notes a criminal offence

0 on December 28, 2016, 1:54 pm / in National

Holding demonetised notes after 31 March deadline would be a criminal offence. The Cabinet today cleared promulgation of an ordinance to penalise persons holding demonetised Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes after 31 March. That is the deadline to deposit these notes at the RBI window ends. The last date for depositing old currency in banks is December 31 this year. The […]

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I am still the CS, says Rama Mohana Rao

I am still the CS, says Rama Mohana Rao

0 on December 27, 2016, 4:33 pm / in National

The ousted Tamil Nadu chief secretary Papisetty Rama Mohana Rao took up cudgels against the Centre, declaring that the raids against him were illegal as the warrant issued by the IT department did not mention his name. The warrant was in his son P Vivek’s name, who had not stayed in his (Rao’s) house even for a week, said Rao. […]

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Odisha left red-faced over Polavaram

Odisha left red-faced over Polavaram

0 on December 27, 2016, 11:33 am / in National

The Central Government releasing huge amount of nearly Rs 2,000 crore caused consternation in Odisha, which has been objecting to the contruction of Polavaram project in Andhra Pradesh.  The Odisha media termed as “the final nail in the coffin in Polavaram case” the Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati’s statement on Monday that the construction on the multi-purpose irrigation project was […]

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