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Modi government to take up 31 Bills during Monsoon session beginning Monday

NEW DELHI: As many as 31 Bills, including two related to finance, six on Ordinances are likely to be taken up by the Narendra Modi government (Centre) during the Monsoon Session of Parliament that will commence from Monday while the Opposition has demanded discussions on a host of issues including the Covid-19 situation and threat […]

10 Rajya Sabha candidates elected unopposed from Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW: All 10 candidates to the Rajya Sabha have been elected unopposed on Monday which was the last date for withdrawal of names. Of the 10 seats, BJP won eight and the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party got one each. The BJP candidates who have been elected include Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri, Arun […]

In Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav emerges as main challenger to BJP now

By Amita Verma LUCKNOW: The spat between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) over the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh may have reopened the chapter of acrimony between the two parties but the situation now seems to be working to the advantage of SP. The SP is now emerging as the […]

BJP gives BSP safe passage in Rajya Sabha polls

NEW DELHI: With the announcement of only eight candidates for the upcoming biennial elections to the Raya Sabha, the BJP has left the field open for the unopposed election of the Bahujan Samaj Party candidate Ramji Gautam. A candidate needs 36 votes to win the election and the BJP with an effective strength of 305, […]

Make source of funds received during elections ‘public’: Mayawati to BJP

NEW DELHI: BSP chief Mayawati on Friday attacked the BJP asking it to make public the source of funds received by it during elections and alleged that it cannot tolerate when people of deprived sections progress in business. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister’s remarks came a day after the Income Tax Department attached a […]

IT dept attaches Rs 400 crore ‘benami’ plot of Mayawati’s brother, wife

NEW DELHI: The Income-Tax Department has attached a ‘benami’ plot worth Rs 400 crore in Noida belonging to BSP supremo Mayawati’s brother and his wife, an official order said. The provisional order for the attachment of the seven-acre plot, “beneficially owned” by Anand Kumar and his wife Vichiter Lata, was issued on July 16 by […]

Mayawati has to deposit money used for erecting her statues, BSP symbol: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court of India on Friday said it was of the tentative view that BSP chief Mayawati has to deposit public money used for erecting statues of herself and elephants, the party’s symbol, at parks in Lucknow and Noida to the state exchequer. According to report, then Chief Minister Mayawati spent around Rs […]

Businessman accuses jailed ex-MP Atiq Ahmed of assaulting him in Deoria prison

NEW DELHI: Lucknow-based businessman has alleged that he was abducted from the city last week and taken to Deoria jail, where imprisoned gangster Atiq Ahmed and his accomplices assaulted him and forced him to sign away property worth Rs 40 crore. In his police complaint, real estate businessman Mohit Jaiswal also alleged that Ahmed, a […]

No need for division of Uttar Pradesh: Rajanth Singh

NEW DELHI: India’s Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday ruled out the division of Uttar Pradesh into four parts and said it was not needed as the state had no dearth of resources. His remarks come after the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced in September that it will launch a campaign to fulfil people’s long-standing […]

Congress single-largest party in Rajasthan with 99 seats; BJP gets 73

NEW DELHI: The Congress has emerged as the single-largest party in Rajasthan, winning 99 seats, while the BJP got 73, the State Election Commission Office said on Wednesday. The Bahujan Samaj Party won 6 seats, CPI(M) 2, Independents 13 and other parties got 6, according to the state Election Commission’s website. The Rashtriya Lok Dal […]

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