Liz Mathew

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Coronavirus Lockdown 2.0: Till May 3 now, taking total to 40 days

Some relaxations for industry if there is no big rise in infection levels

Coronavirus in India: Centre mulls longer COVID-19 lockdown

Those who attended the GoM — its fourth meeting since March 25 — included Home Minister Amit Shah, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Chemical and Fertilisers Minister D V Sadanand Gowda, and Consumer Affairs, Food and

Singer tests positive, Parliament & Rashtrapati Bhavan rocked

The development is likely to increase pressure on the government to adjourn the Parliament session, which the Opposition has been demanding.

Delhi Violence: Police fumbling, NSA Ajit Doval steps in, signals PM message

Political observers see the fielding of Doval as the Prime Minister’s assertion on the issue of developments linked to changes in the citizenship law which have triggered protests across the country.

As CAA protests rage on, voices in govt say no plan of nationwide NRC yet

Amit Shah had clearly said that the “chronology will be that the CAB will be succeeded by NRC.”

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Maharashtra, Haryana exit poll results: BJP, allies look set to sweep both states

In Maharashtra, a host of key leaders had left the Congress in the months leading to the state polls, and in Haryana, its former state president Ashok Tanwar walked out virtually on the eve of elections.

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Proximity to Pakistan may affect goodwill, BJP team tells China

The 11-member high-level BJP delegation led by general secretary Arun Singh also urged China to take measures to increase imports from India so that the $57.86 billion trade deficit could be brought down.

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Parliament clears Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, Amit Shah says no talks with Hurriyat

Shah rejected the suggestion that abrogation of Article 370 was a “communal agenda” and said the provision in the Constitution was discriminatory and against minorities, women and welfare of the people.

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In Karnataka, BJP preparing to form alternative govt but ‘will not rush’

The BJP leadership is awaiting the decision of the Assembly Speaker on accepting the resignation of the 13 legislators after which the party is expected to make a formal move on forming the government.

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Future Role: If Amit Shah joins Modi govt, who will head BJP?

Textile minister in the outgoing government, Irani is expected to be given a key role in the government, sources said.

NDA to meet today to re-elect Modi as PM, swearing-in next week

The 17th Lok Sabha has to be constituted before June 3 and formation of the new House will be initiated once the Election Commissioners meet the President to hand over the list of newly-elected members.

How Amit Shah planned his 2019 poll blueprint dowm to the last detail

Party leaders talk of how Shah would hold meetings with workers till 2 am and ask them to be back in office at 8 am.

Sadhvi Pragya joined by more party leaders on Godse

Karnataka, MP leaders praise Gandhi assassin, issued showcause notices.

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Lok Sabha elections: Across Odisha, a battle rages over govt schemes

Such is the divide, that on Tuesday, with just a day to go for voting, Patnaik approached the state’s chief electoral officer to lodge a complaint against the Election Commission’s decision to stop disbursement of funds t

BJP manifesto: From 5 trillion economy to lower tax rates, here are five key promises

While it resisted announcement of populist measures, the manifesto did detail steps to reduce agrarian distress by promising interest-free loan up to Rs 1 lakh and pension for small and marginal farmers above the age of 60 ye

Anti-satellite missile test is preparedness for tomorrow’s war: Arun Jaitley

“India is a space power, now we have the power to destroy also. But India is a peaceful and peace-loving country, so it’s not for attacking, it’s for our security and a deterrent for our security,” Jaitley said, drawi

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP ready with early tie-ups in key states

After riding to power on the popularity of PM Modi, with 282 of the 543 seats in 2014, leaders said the BJP’s prospects are bright this time while admitting that the anti-incumbency factor at a local level could pose chal

Full freedom to armed forces to act”: PM Modi’s strong message to Pakistan after Pulwama attack

Terror outfits, their masters will pay a heavy price: PM Narendra Modi

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Assembly Election Results: ‘PM Modi, Amit Shah must share blame too’

From office-bearers to parliamentarians, all of them insisted that these elections were fought on local issues and that the outcome cannot be a referendum on the NDA government.

Idea exchange: The present CJI has told us that he is going to have regular dialogue with the head of nation, says Kurian Joseph, former Judge, Supreme Court

Former SC judge Kurian Joseph talks about his remark that ex-CJI Misra was working under some external influence, blames lack of communication for delay in appointments earlier, reflects on constitutional morality in faith-l

BJP explores 12 state elections together with Lok Sabha

With BJP president Amit Shah proposing simultaneous polls as a “principle which can be implemented,” the ruling BJP has begun discussing the possibility of holding 12 state elections together in early 2019.

End of 4-year-alliance: TDP pulls out of NDA coalition, says PM Modi has no time for allies seeking rights

Carrying out its threat “in the interest of the people of Andhra Pradesh”, the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), which has 16 MPs in the Lok Sabha, walked out of the ruling NDA on Friday

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Exit clause: TDP ministers quit, alliance intact for now

After resigning their posts, Union civil aviation minister P Ashok Gajapathi Raju and minister of state (science and technology and earth sciences) Y Satyanarayana Chowdary were careful with their statements and did not targ

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SC judges’ press conference: Modi government cautious; Opposition weights options – Who said what

WITH FOUR most senior judges of the Supreme Court publicly questioning the functioning of the apex institution, the government struck a cautious note, with Minister of State for Law P P Chaudhury saying that the judiciary “

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Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh elections results 2017: Narendra Modi led BJP beats off Congress challenge to retain Gujarat, win HP

Both Shah and Modi called the results a victory of the development agenda. Addressing jubilant party workers at the BJP headquarters on Monday evening, Modi coined a slogan” “Jeetega bhai jeetega, Vikas hi jeetega”.

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Developing a model where we can do justice to all identities is a very vital challenge for BJP

BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao says the factionalism in the AIADMK is their ‘internal problem’, says Modi ‘will be the leader’ as Karnataka goes to polls later this year, talks about the Kerala violence, says

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Amit Shah seeks explanation from BJP MPs who skipped House

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Assam to review the flood situation there, BJP president Amit Shah cracked the whip Tuesday on Rajya Sabha members of the party who were not present in the Upper House on Monday during the

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