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Want to swap some LS seats, will talk to BJP, says Sukhbir

Chandigarh, Jan. 16 -- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday said they want to swap some Lok Sabha seats with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the upcoming elections a... Read More


Jayant, Akhilesh likely to meet today for seat-sharing talks

LUCKNOW, Jan. 16 -- Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) national vice-president Jayant Chaudhary is expected to meet Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi on Wednesday for the final round of talks on ... Read More


Sugar mills want price hike despite favourable policy

Kathmandu, Jan. 16 -- It's always been a bitter story between sugar mills and sugarcane farmers. sugarcane price has remained unchanged since last year. The government subsidy for farmers, however, h... Read More


Kathmandu, provinces at odds over security arrangements

Kathmandu, Jan. 16 -- When Province 2 went ahead with endorsing its Provincial Police Bill back in October last year, it created quite a furore at the Centre-so much so that former prime minister Push... Read More


Possibility of holding PC polls under old system: Ajith Perera

Sri Lanka, Jan. 16 -- Non-cabinet Minister Ajith P. Perera yesterday said he would speak to Home Affairs, Local Government and Provincial Councils Minister Vajira Abeywardana to see the possibility of... Read More


Alpesh faces dissent, appoints new vice-president of Thakor Sena

India, Jan. 16 -- Congress MLA and other backward classes leader Alpesh Thakor, who has locked horns with the Gujarat party leadership, is now at the receiving end of a rebellion within the Kshatriya ... Read More


Maharashtra government stops Shivaji memorial construction

Mumbai, Jan. 16 -- The Maharashtra government on Tuesday directed the project proponents of Shivaji memorial statue to stop construction with immediate effect. A letter issued by the state public wor... Read More


RUC demands 20% seats for the Muslims

LUCKNOW, Jan. 16 -- Rashtriya Ulama Council (RUC), an Azamgarh-based political outfit on Tuesday demanded 20 per cent seats for Muslim candidates from SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh for Lok Sabha 20... Read More


In PM's Kashi, paan-demic problem stains cleanliness mission

India, Jan. 16 -- It may be tough to resist the taste of the famous Banarasi paan, but mindless spitting on the walls and streets of Varanasi is threatening the cleanliness mission in the city , the p... Read More


'Maya left in the lurch in Tejashwi, Akhilesh meet'

LUCKNOW, Jan. 16 -- Uttar Pradesh minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday claimed that Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) vice-president Tejashwi Yadav has struck a deal with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Y... Read More