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Farmers-cops standoff on, fresh talks with ministers today

A third round of talks between protesting farmers and a team of Union ministers will take place in Chandigarh at 5 p.m. on Thursday to resolve their demands, while a standoff between protesters and Haryana police continued at the Punjab-Haryana border areas o
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Farmers-cops standoff on, fresh talks with ministers today

A third round of talks between protesting farmers and a team of Union ministers will take place in Chandigarh at 5 p.m. on Thursday to resolve their demands, while a standoff between protesters and Haryana police continued at the Punjab-Haryana border areas of Shambhu and Khanauri on Wednesday, the second day of the farmers' march to Delhi.

Ashok Chavan, J P Nadda, Ashwini Vaishnaw for Rajya Sabha, seven mantris not renominated

Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Bhupender Yadav, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala, and Rajeev Chandrasekhar were not re-nominated to Rajya Sabha. Speculation is that they may be asked to contest Lok Sabha elections. BJP has released a list of cand
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Ashok Chavan, J P Nadda, Ashwini Vaishnaw for Rajya Sabha, seven mantris not renominated

Union ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Bhupender Yadav, Mansukhbhai Mandaviya, Parshottam Rupala, and Rajeev Chandrasekhar were not re-nominated to Rajya Sabha. Speculation is that they may be asked to contest Lok Sabha elections. BJP has released a list of candidates including Jagat Prakash Nadda.

Sonia Gandhi files Rajya Sabha nomination from Rajasthan; Abhishek Singhvi from HP, Maken from Karnataka

Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ashok Gehlot, and other Congress leaders accompanied her. Ajay Maken, Syed Nasir Hussain, GC Chandrashekhar, and Abhishek Singhvi are other candidates
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Sonia Gandhi files Rajya Sabha nomination from Rajasthan; Abhishek Singhvi from HP, Maken from Karnataka

Sonia Gandhi filed her nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan. Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Ashok Gehlot, and other Congress leaders accompanied her. Ajay Maken, Syed Nasir Hussain, GC Chandrashekhar, and Abhishek Singhvi are other candidates. Ashok Singh, Renuka Chowdhury, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Chandrakant Handore, and Anil Kumar Yadav are also nominated.

UAE minister for tolerance on dais, PM Modi talks of Ram temple

PM Modi, who calls himself a 'Bharat Mata' devotee, claimed on Wednesday that 140 crore Indians were his «aradhya dev» (God). After inaugurating the BAPS temple in Abu Dhabi, he commented, «I don't know if I deserve to be a pujari of a mandi
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UAE minister for tolerance on dais, PM Modi talks of Ram temple

PM Modi, who calls himself a 'Bharat Mata' devotee, claimed on Wednesday that 140 crore Indians were his «aradhya dev» (God). After inaugurating the BAPS temple in Abu Dhabi, he commented, «I don't know if I deserve to be a pujari of a mandir or not, but I know I am a pujari of Ma Bharti.»

PM Modi, Dubai ruler discuss trade, technology, ties

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler who also serves as its prime minister and defence minister, to discuss commerce, investment, technology, space, education, and people-to-people ties.
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PM Modi, Dubai ruler discuss trade, technology, ties

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi met with Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai's ruler who also serves as its prime minister and defence minister, to discuss commerce, investment, technology, space, education, and people-to-people ties.

PM Modi's UAE visit: India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor takes shape amid regional tensions

India and the UAE have sealed a pact for the operationalization of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) to enhance regional connectivity and counter China's BRI. The corridor aims to redefine the strategic and economic landscape of the region
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PM Modi's UAE visit: India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor takes shape amid regional tensions

India and the UAE have sealed a pact for the operationalization of the India-Middle East-Europe Economic Corridor (IMEC) to enhance regional connectivity and counter China's BRI. The corridor aims to redefine the strategic and economic landscape of the region, linking India, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Israel, and Europe. PM Modi's visit also saw the signing of 10 pacts between India and the UAE, encompassing key sectors such as energy, infrastructure, and digital projects.

Three sentenced 8 years of rigorous imprisonment in case of rape attempt, snatching

​A fast track special court of additional district and sessions judge in Kurukshetra sentenced three accused persons with eight years of imprisonment each, in a case of rape attempt and snatching. The court has convicted Baljit Singh, Vijay and Ravi of Dabk
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Three sentenced 8 years of rigorous imprisonment in case of rape attempt, snatching

​A fast track special court of additional district and sessions judge in Kurukshetra sentenced three accused persons with eight years of imprisonment each, in a case of rape attempt and snatching. The court has convicted Baljit Singh, Vijay and Ravi of Dabkheri village in Kurukshetra, and also fined them Rs 30,000 each as fine. Kurukshetra deputy district attorney (DDA) Bhupender Kumar said that on June 1, 2019, a woman in his complaint told police that she did a private job.

UAE: PM Modi inaugurates BAPS Mandir, first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the majestic Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Upon his arrival at the temple premises, PM Modi was welcomed by BAPS' Ishwarchara
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UAE: PM Modi inaugurates BAPS Mandir, first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the majestic Bochasanwasi Akshar Purushottam Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) Mandir, the first Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Upon his arrival at the temple premises, PM Modi was welcomed by BAPS' Ishwarcharandas Swami. He offered prayers at the temple and performed aarti. The temple was inaugurated on the auspicious occasion of Basant Panchmi.

NRI Dr Pemmasani Chandrasekhar gears up to contest Lok Sabha elections from Guntur

An NRI medical professional, Pemmasani Chandrasekhar has swung into action to contest from Guntur Lok Sabha constituency as TDP nominee. With sitting MP from Guntur and business tycoon Galla Jayadev decided to keep away from politics, TDP decided to field fin
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NRI Dr Pemmasani Chandrasekhar gears up to contest Lok Sabha elections from Guntur

An NRI medical professional, Pemmasani Chandrasekhar has swung into action to contest from Guntur Lok Sabha constituency as TDP nominee. With sitting MP from Guntur and business tycoon Galla Jayadev decided to keep away from politics, TDP decided to field financially strong Chandrasekhar from one of its strongholds. Dr Chandrasekhar was initially tipped to be the candidate from Narasaraopet Lok Sabha constituency.

Congress releases first list of candidates for Rajya Sabha elections; Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Ajay Maken among candidates

As per the AICC release, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has approved the candidature of Sonia Gandhi from Rajasthan and Dr Akhilesh Prasad Singh from Bihar. Abhishek Manu Singhvi has been fielded from Himachal Pradesh, and Chandrakant Handore is nomina
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Congress releases first list of candidates for Rajya Sabha elections; Sonia Gandhi, Akhilesh Prasad Singh, Ajay Maken among candidates

As per the AICC release, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has approved the candidature of Sonia Gandhi from Rajasthan and Dr Akhilesh Prasad Singh from Bihar. Abhishek Manu Singhvi has been fielded from Himachal Pradesh, and Chandrakant Handore is nominated from Maharashtra. Additionally, Congress has nominated Ajay Maken, Dr Syed Naseer Hussain, and GC Chandrashekhar from Karnataka; Ashok Singh from Madhya Pradesh; and Renuka Chowdhury and M Anil Kumar Yadav from Telangana.​​

Sonia Gandhi opting for RS polls admission of Cong's 'looming defeat' in general elections: BJP

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's decision to opt for the Rajya Sabha is an admission of a “looming defeat” of the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the BJP said on Wednesday. The BJP's reaction came after Gandhi filed her nomination papers i
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Sonia Gandhi opting for RS polls admission of Cong's 'looming defeat' in general elections: BJP

Former Congress president Sonia Gandhi's decision to opt for the Rajya Sabha is an admission of a “looming defeat” of the party in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, the BJP said on Wednesday. The BJP's reaction came after Gandhi filed her nomination papers in Jaipur for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls from Rajasthan. Her children Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, former chief minister Ashok Gehlot, PCC chief Govind Singh Dotasra and Leader of Opposition Tikaram Jully were present at the time of the nomination filing in the assembly building.

Excise'scam': ED issues 6th summons to Arvind Kejriwal in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a fresh and the 6th summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his questioning in the excise policy linked money laundering case, official sources said Wednesday. The 55-year-old leader, also the national conven
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Excise'scam': ED issues 6th summons to Arvind Kejriwal in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate has issued a fresh and the 6th summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his questioning in the excise policy linked money laundering case, official sources said Wednesday. The 55-year-old leader, also the national convener of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), has been asked to depose before the federal agency on February 19.

Vibhakar Shastri, grandson of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, joins BJP

Vibhakar Shastri, the grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak.
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Vibhakar Shastri, grandson of former PM Lal Bahadur Shastri, joins BJP

Vibhakar Shastri, the grandson of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak.

People will teach BJP candidates a lesson in Lok Sabha elections: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2024, saying that the people will teach BJP candidates a stern lesson in the upcoming general elections.
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People will teach BJP candidates a lesson in Lok Sabha elections: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday launched a scathing attack on Bhartiya Janta Party ahead of the Lok Sabha election 2024, saying that the people will teach BJP candidates a stern lesson in the upcoming general elections.

Even as Rahul Gandhi promises MSP for all crops, Congress note of 2010 rejecting Swaminathan Commission surfaces

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, reacting to the ongoing farmer protest, asserted that the party, if voted to power, would give a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) to every farmer as per the Swaminathan Commission. Even as the Congress leader was ma
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Even as Rahul Gandhi promises MSP for all crops, Congress note of 2010 rejecting Swaminathan Commission surfaces

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, reacting to the ongoing farmer protest, asserted that the party, if voted to power, would give a legal guarantee of Minimum Support Price (MSP) to every farmer as per the Swaminathan Commission. Even as the Congress leader was making these promises a note from 2010 punched a hole in the Congress' gameplan. The 2010 note of the then United Progressive Alliance (UPA) showed that the government had rejected recommendations of the Swaminathan Commission regarding MSP saying that a mechanical linkage between MSP and production costs could distort the market dynamics.

West Bengal: Section 144 reimposed around Sandeshkhali village

Protests in Sandeshkhali demand the arrest of TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh for his alleged involvement in a land ration allotment scam and rape incidents. BJP accuses TMC workers of raping women in the area.
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West Bengal: Section 144 reimposed around Sandeshkhali village

Protests in Sandeshkhali demand the arrest of TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh for his alleged involvement in a land ration allotment scam and rape incidents. BJP accuses TMC workers of raping women in the area.

Mayawati urges government to address farmers' demands amid ongoing protests

As the farmers' protests continue, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday urged the government to take the demands of the farmers seriously and to consider them with empathy.
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Mayawati urges government to address farmers' demands amid ongoing protests

As the farmers' protests continue, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday urged the government to take the demands of the farmers seriously and to consider them with empathy.

Rahul Gandhi leaves for farmers protest, cancels second leg of Jharkhand's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

​​he second phase of Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Jharkhand, which was supposed to begin on Wednesday, has been reportedly called off. The planned interaction with MGNREGA workers in Ranka, Garhwa district, will now be conducted by senior C
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Rahul Gandhi leaves for farmers protest, cancels second leg of Jharkhand's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra

​​he second phase of Rahul Gandhi's 'Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra' in Jharkhand, which was supposed to begin on Wednesday, has been reportedly called off. The planned interaction with MGNREGA workers in Ranka, Garhwa district, will now be conducted by senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and other party members. Gandhi was initially scheduled to re-enter Jharkhand through Garhwa district from Chhattisgarh on Wednesday for the second phase of his yatra in the state.

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