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'It's ghar wapsi': Ex-cricketer Kirti Azad quits BJP to join Congress

New Delhi, Feb. 19 -- Cricketer-turned-politician and Lok Sabha member from Bihar's Darbangha constituency, Kirti Azad, on Monday joined the Congress, terming his move as "ghar wapsi" (homecoming). A... Read More


In SC, Kolkata top cop denies committing contempt of court

New Delhi, Feb. 19 -- The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the West Bengal police continued to trade charges as they filed their respective affidavits before the Supreme Court on Monday, expl... Read More


Priyanka reviews poll preparedness in Bundelkhand

New Delhi, Feb. 19 -- Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary and incharge of east Uttar Pradesh, warned on Monday that anyone found indulging in antiparty activities will be shown the door,... Read More


Punjab cuts fuel rates, expands farm waiver

CHANDIGARH, Feb. 19 -- Weeks before the crucial Lok Sabha polls, the Congress government in Punjab on Monday made a slew of announcements including fuel rate cut, loan waiver for families of debt-ridd... Read More


Black money to be discussed on Feb 21

NEW DELHI, Feb. 19 -- Parliament's standing committee on finance, headed by Congress leader M Veerappa Moily, will meet on Thursday to discuss the issue of "black money" and to, possibly, decide wheth... Read More


Full statehood for Delhi on AAP's Lok Sabha election agenda

India, Feb. 19 -- The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Monday announced its decision to completely focus on attaining full statehood for Delhi in its campaign for the Lok Sabha elections. The decision came f... Read More


Strike hits normal life in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Feb. 19 -- The Congress on Monday called for a 12-hour bandh in Kerala against the killing of its two workers in Kasargode a day earlier. A group of ruling Communist Party of Indi... Read More


Priyanka reviews poll preparedness in Bundelkhand

NEW DELHI, Feb. 19 -- Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress general secretary and incharge of east Uttar Pradesh, warned on Monday that anyone found indulging in antiparty activities will be shown the door,... Read More


BJP, Sena announce pa ct for LS, state polls

MUMBAI, Feb. 19 -- The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena on Monday said they will fight both the Lok Sabha and state Assembly elections together. The relations between the parties has re... Read More


CPI (M) expels LC member accused in the Periya double murder case

Kasaragod, Feb. 19 -- The CPI(M) on Tuesday expelled its Periya Local Committe(LC) member A Peethambaran, accused in the Periya double murder case, from its primary membership. The district committee ... Read More