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Rahul promises INR 72K minimum income to 25 cr. poor

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New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Monday that nearly 25 crore poor people in the country will get financial assistance of INR 72,000 per annum if the party is voted to power under the ambitious minimum income guarantee scheme which the party has named “Nyay”. Announcing the details of the […]

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Four multi-mission Chinook helicopters inducted

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Four multi-mission Chinook helicopters inducted

Chandigarh, March 25 (IANS): Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa on Monday formally inducted four US-made advanced multi-mission all-weather Chinook helicopters at Air Force Station 12 Wing here. Two hangars and logistics facilities were created here for the Chinook helicopters. Each Chinook helicopter, manufactured by US aerospace major Boeing, has a payload capacity of about 10 […]

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Row in TN Cong over naming Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga seat

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Row in TN Cong over naming Karti Chidambaram from Sivaganga seat

Chennai, March 25 (PTI): Former Union Minister E M Sudarsana Natchiappan who was a contender for the Sivaganga Lok Sabha seat has strongly opposed the party high command’s decision allotting it to Karti P Chidambaram saying people “hated” that family. While the names of eight other Congress candidates from Tamil Nadu were announced on Friday, […]

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ED files charge sheet against Gautam Khaitan

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New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday filed a charge sheet against lawyer Gautam Khaitan before a special Delhi court in a money laundering and black money case. The ED informed the court that Khaitan had dishonestly concealed his income derived from structuring of companies and laundered funds through his India-based […]

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Rajiv, Sonia proposer’s son to contest against Rahul

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Rajiv, Sonia proposer’s son to contest against Rahul

Amethi, March 25 (IANS): In a major jolt to Congress in Amethi, the son of the local party leader who was the proposer for former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, will challenge party President Rahul Gandhi in the election. Haji Haroon Rasheed, son of Haji Sultan Khan, who had signed as […]

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SC for more VVPAT matching in polls; tells EC no institution should insulate from improvement

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on SC for more VVPAT matching in polls; tells EC no institution should insulate from improvement

New Delhi, March 25 (PTI): The Supreme Court on Monday favoured increasing the random physical verification of VVPAT slips in the upcoming Lok Sabha and assembly polls and told the EC that “no institution should insulate itself from improvement, including the judiciary”. It was not the question of “casting aspersions”, rather a matter of “satisfaction” […]

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EC to deploy more special expenditure observers, 120 sensitive seats identified

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New Delhi, March 25 (PTI): The Election Commission (EC) is set to increase the number of ‘special expenditure observers’ to monitor illegal cash and inducements being given to voters during the Lok Sabha polls as it has identified about 120 expenditure sensitive constituencies till now in the country, officials said on Monday. The poll body, […]

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People unsatisfied with government performance — Survey

By   /  March 25, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on People unsatisfied with government performance — Survey

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS): “Better employment opportunities” is the top priority of Indian voters and they are unsatisfied with the government’s below average performance, reveals a survey conducted by election watchdog – the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR). The survey, released on Monday, said the government’s performance score on the top 10 voters’ priorities […]

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Modi engaged celebrities to increase his Twitter visibility — Study

By   /  March 24, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Modi engaged celebrities to increase his Twitter visibility — Study

Washington, March 24 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged celebrities like Amitabh Bachchan and Sachin Tendulkar on Twitter to increase his visibility and help his electoral ambitions during the run-up to the 2014 general elections in India, according to a US study. Joyojeet Pal, associate professor at the University of Michigan, examined over 9,000 tweets […]

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87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters

By   /  March 24, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on 87,000 groups on WhatsApp targeting voters

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS): The first phase of voting begins from April 11 and WhatsApp – and not its parent company Facebook – has turned out to be the biggest social media platform for more than 87,000 groups to target millions with political messaging. According to WhatsApp, over 20 crore Monthly Active Users (MAUs) […]

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