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Athawale senses a 'kill' in BJP-Sena tussle for Mumbai seat

Athawale senses a 'kill' in BJP-Sena tussle for Mumbai seat

Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) NDA ally and Union Minister for Social Welfare Ramdas Athawale senses an opportunity to wrest the Mumbai North-East Lok Sabha seat in the ongoing tussle between Maharashtra's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena coalition over the constituency, party sources indicated on Friday.



Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets

Timely compendium of how Jallianwala Bagh moved Indian writers, poets

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) It's been described as "an episode without precedent or parallel in the modern history of the British empire. Not surprisingly, the Jallianwala Bagh massacre of April 13, 1919, spawned a wealth of outporuing from Indian writers and poets that author-critic-literary historian Rakshanda Jalil has painstakingly brought together in a seminal volume that will be an eye-opener for the present generation for the lows to which a ruler can stoop.

Marijuana sale, seizure on rise in Gurugram

Marijuana sale, seizure on rise in Gurugram

Gurugram, March 20 (IANS) The millennium city is apparently witnessing a rise in illegal trade of marijuana with the police having seized 60 kg of the banned substance worth around Rs 80 lakh in March.

Congress faces alliance troubles

Congress faces alliance troubles

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Congress appears to be caught between its goal of defeating the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha elections and expanding its own base in various states, leading to its failure to seal crucial alliances including in Bihar.

Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens?

Which way is political wind blowing in Bengal's tea gardens?

Siliguri/Kolkata, March 19 (IANS) Brewing discontent, resentment over low wages and lack of land rights for tea garden workers, whose votes are decisive in four Lok Sabha constituencies in North Bengal, could emerge as hurdles to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress in the upcoming polls.

Sangh backs pivot Modi to return to power

Sangh backs pivot Modi to return to power

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) In the face of an increasingly hostile Rahul Gandhi, the RSS continues to bank on Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the pivot to stay in power for the next five years. With Modi remaining BJP's single biggest vote catcher, it is an unequivocal thumbs-up for him from the Sangh.

Administrative work suffers in Agra ahead of polls

Administrative work suffers in Agra ahead of polls

Agra, March 18 (IANS) At a time when there is increasing concern about the manner of conservation work being done on World Heritage monuments like the Taj Mahal, administrative work in government departments has come to a virtual halt as officials have either been put on poll duties, or are clandestinely mobilising support for politicians of UP's ruling BJP ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Congress, JD-S seat pact to 'outsmart' BJP in Karnataka

Congress, JD-S seat pact to 'outsmart' BJP in Karnataka

Bengaluru, March 18 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling coalition allies Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) hope to "outsmart" the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by jointly contesting the 28 Lok Sabha seats across the state in April, a party official said.

Fact checkers alone can't curb fake news

Fact checkers alone can't curb fake news

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) As the proliferation of disinformation on social media platforms has given rise to a new breed of fact checkers, their efforts may not be enough to counter the impact of fake news during the course of the general election.

Household Wi-Fi might be your worst nightmare

Household Wi-Fi might be your worst nightmare

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) If the home Wi-Fi is what makes you feel secure for online transactions (including bitcoins), official work or sharing personal and sensitive data from the comfort of your bed, be very, very warned.

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