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Political parties add fuel to Saharanpur fire (News Analysis)
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Politicians have never shied away from using crime, riots or caste and communal clashes for furthering their interests. The latest round of caste clashes in Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh seems to have yet again provided political parties the grist to drum up support among their respective constituencies and take cynical advantage of a tragedy that has left two dead and scores injured.
Punjab CM orders PSEB chairman to resign after appointment found lacking in due diligence

Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursdayordered the Punjab School Education Board (PSEB) chairman to resign for failing to meet the due diligence standards of appointment, paving the way for a major shake-up of the education department in the light of the poor Class X Board exam results.

After Bihar, Lalu out to play 'grand alliance' card in Delhi

Patna,  Lalu Prasad Yadav -- a mass leader with rustic charm and a convict in the multi-million fodder scam -- is all set to embark on a rather difficult political mission: Bringing the non-BJP parties on one platform ahead of 2019 general elections.

Ex-RJD MP gets life term in murder case of MLA

Ranchi,  Former RJD MP and Bihar strongman Prabhunath Singh was on Tuesday awarded life term by a Hazaribagh court in connection with a 22-year-old murder case of a legislator.

CPI-M women members at record number in Tripura

Agartala,  The strength of women members of the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) in Tripura rose to a record 28 per cent against 12 per cent at the national level, a party leader said here.

ECI is globally acknowledged as a ''Gold Standard'': VK Singh

Chandigarh, The Chief Electoral officer Punjab Mr. VK SINGH said today that The Election commission of India has given open Challenge to the National and State Recognized Political Parties only which participated in the five States' Assemblies Elections viz. Goa, Punjab, Manipur, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. Intending to participate may nominate a maximum of 3 persons only to participate in the EVM Challenge. The Political Parties willing to participate in the EVM Challenge must mandatorily confirm their interest to ECI by 5.00 pm on 26th May, 2017 through the email(, wherein the details of the Nominated members must be furnished as per the prescribed Performa. Only those Political Parties, which respond by 5.00 pm on 26thMay, 2017 to the ECI, shall be allowed to participate in the EVM Challenge.

Modi government making shining India for rich, nothing for poor: Yechury

Agartala,  The Narendra Modi government is making two Indias -- a shining one for the rich and one full of miseries for the poor, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said here.

No AAP legislator in touch with us in Punjab: Amit Shah

Chandigarh, BJP President Amit Shah categorically said on Saturday that no AAP legislator in Punjab was in touch with his party.

Congress issues show-cause notice to Tripura legislator

Agartala,  The Congress has served a show-cause notice on senior legislator Ratanlal Nath for "anti-party activities and meeting BJP leaders, including party President Amit Shah", sources said here on Saturday.

EC working under political pressure: AAP

New Delhi,  Accusing the Election Commission of working under political pressure, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday said it was "delaying the EVM hackathon".

UP CM Adityanath to address rally in Bihar

Patna, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is set to address a rally later this month in Bihar, considered a stronghold of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his major ally RJD chief Lalu Prasad, to mark three years of the BJP-led NDA government of Narendra Modi.

BJP’s MLA and Ex-CPS Kainth takes to idiomatic Punjabi and quotes Hindi blockbuster ‘Gaddar’ to drive home his point

Phagwara: BJP’s MLA from Phagwara and former Chief Parliamentary Secretary Som Parkash Kainth today took to idiomatic Punjabi and quoted Hindi blockbuster ‘Gaddar’ for driving home his point that Congress was the most corrupt party in the world and that defeated Congress candidates were suffering from brain fade as they were stuck up at the point where they were not now.

Ex-MP Prabhunath Singh convicted in murder case

Ranchi,  Former Parliament member and RJD leader from Bihar Prabhunath Singh was convicted in a 22-year-old murder case of then legislator Ashok Singh by a Jharkhand court on Thursday.

AAP dissolves Punjab unit; leaders show unity

Chandigarh, The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday dissolved its Punjab unit in the first meeting held under newly appointed state President Bhagwant Mann.

BJD's Deb set to enter Rajya Sabha, files nomination

Bhubaneswar,  Ruling BJD's nominee Pratap Keshari Deb was on Monday all set to be elected to the lone vacant Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha as he filed his nomination for the May 25 by-poll. The ruling party also set in motion the process to get Pradip Kumar Amat elected as the Odisha assembly's new Speaker.

BJP, Congress to contest for lone RS seat from Manipur

Imphal,  Both the ruling BJP and the opposition Congress are likely to have a straight fight on May 25 for the lone Raja Sabha seat from Manipur.

Did Parrikar government just survive a coup?

Panaji,  Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may have just managed to quell a coup.

POLITICAL CIRCUS: Kashmir could turn out to be Modi's biggest failure

There is little doubt that notwithstanding any achievement of Narendra Modi in the economic field or in partially curbing the saffron hotheads, Kashmir will be the scene of his biggest failure unless he is able to accomplish a dramatic breakthrough in the near future.

EC all-party meet on EVMs begins

New Delhi,An all party meeting with the Election Commission on the issue of alleged EVM tampering began here on Friday.

BJD names spokesperson, ex-minister for RS, speaker's polls

Bhubaneswar,  Putting speculations to rest, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday said party spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb will be the BJD candidate for the May 25 Rajya Sabha by-poll and Pradip Kumar Amat for the assembly Speaker's post.