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VK Sasikala Returns Home, Likely To Surrender In Bengaluru Today

VK Sasikala, convicted by the Supreme Court of corruption and given a four-year jail term, is likely to surrender in Bengaluru on Wednesday, sources in the AIADMK, have said. The Supreme Court verdict means Ms Sasikala cannot hold public office or contest elections for 10 years, the period of her …

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Exclusive: Naga Ancestral Land In Manipur Is Non-Negotiable, Says United Naga Council

In Manipur, crippled by an economic blockade for over the three months, the agitating United Naga Council (UNC) and the ruling Congress have drawn swords at each other. With Manipur Congress Legislature Party (CLP) writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to declare UNC, the top body of Nagas living in …

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Tamil Nadu Governor Gets A Big Cue From Centre, Supreme Court Verdict Next

Competing claims of who should be Chief Minister have been presented in person by Ms Sasikala and OPS to Governor C Vidyasagar Rao, who has, five days later, not indicated his decision. Sources said on Monday that Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, the Centre’s top lawyer, has advised him to order …

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Sasikala’s Chief Minister Hopes Rest On Supreme Court Verdict At 10.30 Today

The Supreme Court will at 10:30 this morning rule on whether VK Sasikala, AIADMK chief, is guilty of helping former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa amass illicit wealth worth over 60 crores in the 1990s. The verdict will decide the political career of Ms Sasikala, who has staked claim …

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Uttarakhand Elections 2017: Questioning Surgical Strikes An Insult To Armed Forces, Says PM Narendra Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched a frontal attack on the Congress for “insulting” the armed forces by questioning the surgical strikes, “sleeping” over One Rank One Pension or OROP for 40 years and for “indulging” in corruption. Describing Uttarakhand as a land of the brave soldiers, he attacked Congress …

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‘Tough for A Woman To Be In Politics’: Sasikala In Second Meet With Legislators

Locked in a power tussle with O Panneerselvam, VK Sasikala headed out to the resort outside Chennai again today to meet the legislators supporting her. In her address to the legislators — her party says there are 127 of them — she underscored that she has faith in the Constitution and they will …

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BMC Elections 2017: City Will Bring Down BJP Arrogance, Says Aaditya Thackeray

The “never again” promise of Uddhav Thackeray about the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance ahead of the Mumbai civic body elections has received a vociferous support from the people, claims his 26-year-old son Aaditya Thackeray. The BMC is the most cash rich corporation of the country, having an annual budget of a …

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UP Elections 2017: Muzaffarnagar, So Brutally Hit By Riots, Decided Its 6 Seats Today

Standing in a long line of voters, Barkat Ali says his choice has been decided by one issue: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s sudden demonetization move that pulled 86 per cent of the cash in circulation in one go. “They made us stand in long lines outside banks. Today, we stand …

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Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017: Jat Door-To-Door Campaign Says ‘Vote Today’, Claims BJP Will Hurt

It’s been a busy day for Vinod Rathi. He had a single-point agenda on Uttar Pradesh’s first day of voting: as a member of the Jat Sabha, to go to as many homes as possible and get the community to vote. The Jats, who form 17 per cent of voters in …

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Eye On Local Polls, Uddhav Thackeray Fires At PM Narendra Modi: ‘Have Your Kundli Too’

His eye firmly set on the 227-seat Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections later this month, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray picked on PM Narendra Modi’s warning to Congress to “behave” and targeted the BJP, saying he too had “horoscopes” of the Prime Minister and BJP president Amit Shah. “Everybody who is …

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