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So far, only anti-Romeo squads, brooms in UP: Akhilesh
Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at the new state government, saying only "anti-Romeo squads and clean-up drives" have been witnessed so far.
Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP criticises
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday promised to abolish residential house tax if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the civic polls in the national capital, drawing criticism from Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari.
Sonia, Rahul oppose Swamy's list of witnesses in National Herald case
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi and her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday opposed BJP leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking examination of Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi and others in the National Herald case.
Congress MP's petition on making sanitary pads tax-free draws support
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) A petition launched by Congress MP Sushmita Dev asking for taxes on sanitary pads to be removed has received support from several Members of Parliament.
'Genocide Day' observed in Tripura
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A candle light march and a seminar marked "Genocide Day", in Tripura on Saturday commemorating the atrocities committed by the Pakistani Army on this day in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, 46 years ago.
No BJP hand in Narada sting probe: Ahluwalia
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Rubbishing West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's allegations, senior BJP leader S.S. Ahluwalia on Saturday claimed his party has no hand in the ongoing Narada sting investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Yogi may be senior in age, but still backward in work: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi, saying he "may be senior in age but is still backward in work".

Akali leaders’ spiteful attacks against Capt Amarinder Govt show their panic, says Govt. spokesperson

 The Punjab government has lashed out at the Akali leadership for their spiteful attacks against the Captain Amarinder Singh government, saying it reeked of their outright panic at the fear of exposure of their financial and other misdeeds of the last 10 years.

CM exhorts party colleagues to set example by giving up red beacons

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has urged all his colleagues in the Punjab Congress to set an example for others by voluntarily giving up their red beacon lights, in line with their commitment to the people of the state as part of the party’s election manifesto.

Court frames notice against Kejriwal in defamation case

A Delhi court on Saturday framed notice against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party leaders in a defamation case filed by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Sikh-American girl harassed in US

A Sikh-American girl was harassed on a subway train here by a man who mistook her as a Middle-Easterner and told her to "go back to Lebanon" and "you don't belong in this country", a media report said.

VHP reiterates demand for law to construct Ram temple

 The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.

BJP to hold national executive meeting in Odisha

 With an eye to grab Odisha in the 2019 assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to hold its national executive meeting here on April 15 and 16.

UK national smuggled drugs in condoms

A UK national who was arrested on Friday for being part of a narcotics racket in Goa, had smuggled synthetic drugs into India by caching them in a condom, police said on Saturday.

BJP is the party to reckon with: Naidu

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said all political parties except the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were disintegrating and their leaders were abandoning them to join the BJP.

Data suggest Congress not doing as badly as it seems

The Congress partys humiliating defeat in the recent assembly elections, particularly in Uttar Pradesh and the assembly constituency of its Vice-president Rahul Gandhi, are symbolic of its present condition.

SP holds national executive meeting on poll defeat

The Samajwadi Party (SP) held its national executive meeting here on Saturday, presided over by party president Akhilesh Yadav, to take stock of the drubbing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, but SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and younger brother Shivpal Singh Yadav chose to skip it.

AAP government corrupt, no promises fulfilled: BJP

Accusing the Aam Aadmi Party government in Delhi of corruption, the BJP on Saturday said it has failed to fulfil any of its poll promises even after being in power for over two years.

Officials remove 'Aam Aadmi' words from Delhi government schemes, cover Kejriwal's photos too

In keeping with the Delhi Election Commission's order ahead of the municipal polls, officials on Friday started plastering over the words "Aam Aadmi" from Delhi government-run schemes on display, and some even went to the extent of covering Aam Aadmi Party leader and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's face, which was not part of the order.

Pakistan rejects US Human rights report as flawed

Pakistan on Friday rejected as flawed the US State Department's Human Rights Report 2016, which has scathingly criticised the country on account of human rights situation.

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