Shashank Shantanu

Articles By Shashank Shantanu

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First-time voter? Here are 5 things you must do now to cast your ballot

The upcoming elections are a great opportunity for first-time voters in the three states to exercise their franchise.

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Madhya Pradesh: Digvijaya Singh’s brother asks Rahul Gandhi to apologise over farm waiver promise

Addressing a rally in Mandsaur last year, Rahul Gandhi, who was then the Congress president, had said that if his party was voted to power in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, it would waive off loans of farmers wit

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Why no ban on tobacco? Social media questions Centre’s move to ban e-cigarettes

As per the new law, those who violate the ban could face a jail term of up to one year and fine of Rs 1 lakh. The punishment could go up to three years and Rs 5 lakh or both.

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Maharashtra elections: Congress struggles to contain infighting as it prepares to release first list of 50 candidates

It would be interesting to see whether leaders like Sanjay Nirupam and Milind Deora, who have been involved in an open and ugly fight over Urmila Matondkar's resignation from the party find a place on the Congress' first list

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Maharashtra elections: Congress defections add fresh twist to BJP-Shiv Sena tussle over seat-sharing

The Shiv Sena, which had intensively criticised PM Modi in the run-up to the Lok Sabha election 2019 and had to bury its stance only after the BJP got an overwhelming victory, seems to have hit the 'opposition' mode yet again

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Rudderless and leaderless: Is Congress withering away one controversy at a time?

The party, which has been struggling to address leadership issues ever since Rahul Gandhi stepped down from president's post following the Lok Sabha election humiliation, is finding it hard to keep its flock together.

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From posh Jor Bagh bungalow to CBI custody: How things changed for P Chidambaram overnight

Chidambaram, who was nowhere to be seen since on Tuesday when the Delhi High court refused to grant him any relief from arrest, made a surprise appearance at the Congress headquarters on Wednesday evening.

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Shiv Sena calls Congress’ decision to make Sonia Gandhi interim chief inhuman, backs Rahul Gandhi

An editorial in the party's mouthpiece - Saamana said that forcing Sonia Gandhi, who has been keeping unwell, to take charge of the grand old party, should be seen as a big failure.

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When hundreds offered to donate kidneys to ‘people’s minister’ Sushma Swaraj

Sushma Swaraj death news: Veteran BJP leader LK Advani, whom Swaraj considered her mentor, was in tears as he offered tributes to probably his most loved 'student'.

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Who’s next? Karnataka loss gives Congress the jitters in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan

With the 'Operation Lotus' finally succeeding in Karnataka, the Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to set sight on Madhya Pradesh and even Rajasthan, the two states where the Congress only has a wafer thin majority.

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TMC big Kolkata rally: With Prashant Kishor at work, Mamata eyes image makeover to win back voters

TMC Kolkata Rally: Mamata Banerjee's mega show of strength attains much importance as the rally is the first such gathering being organised by the Trinamool Congress after the shocking Lok Sabha election results.

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From extortion to alleged rape of minor, Goa Congress MLA who joined BJP has a scandalous past

Panaji MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate is under trial for raping a minor girl in 2016. He is among the 10 Congress MLAs who defected from the party to join the BJP.

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Nusrat Jahan offers prayers, flags off Jagannath Yatra alongside Mamata Banerjee in Kolkata | Watch

Dressed in a yellow-pink saree and sporting mehandi on her hands, Nusrat was seen performing aarti before the annual Jagannath Yatra began in Kolkata.

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Yogi Adityanath gets tough on corrupt babus, nearly 600 tainted officials to face action

In a first of its kind action of this scale, the Uttar Pradesh government has sent a list of over 200 tainted officials to the Centre recommending early retirement for them.

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Double whammy: Ignoring advice from close quarters cost Akhilesh dearly twice

The Lok Sabha election debacle for the Samajawadi Party is the second instance when Akhilesh Yadav has miscalculated his move.

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Amit Shah is new Home Minister. With Modi’s ‘Man Friday’ at helm, will BJP get going on Articles 370, 35A?

Amit Shah is new Home Minister: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has picked his 'Man Friday' Amit Shah as Home Minister and handed over the Defence Ministry to Rajnath Singh.

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Fir Ek Baar Modi Sarkar: Why Lok Sabha election 2019 win is extra special for Narendra Modi and Amit Shah

Lok Sabha election result 2019: The BJP performed incredibly well in crucial state of Uttar Pradesh where it had to tackle a stiff challenge from the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party Mahagathbandhan or Grand Alliance.

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Why Modi issued a note of caution after mega show of strength in Varanasi

Modi appealed to people to not fall into the trap of people who are saying 'Modi has already won and there was no need to vote.'

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Three reasons why Gujarat is no cakewalk for Modi, BJP

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Despite a few favourable factors, the Congress would need a clear strategy to make the BJP sweat in its stronghold Gujarat in the the upcoming general elections.

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Modi vs Mamata: 5 big takeaways from Trinamool’s ‘anti-BJP’ manifesto

Lok Sabha Election 2019 news: The Trinamool Congress manifesto looks to project Mamata Banerjee as a prime ministerial candidate of the Opposition alliance.

Mamata Banerjee TMC manifesto, PM Modi, Lok Sabha election news

Who is Tejasvi Surya? 28-year-old lawyer, BJP’s surprise pick for prestigious Bengaluru South seat

Lok Sabha Election 2019: If elected from Bengaluru South, Tejasvi Surya will go on to become the youngest Member of Parliament among BJP's list of candidates.

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Sapna Choudhary factor: Why Congress, BJP are wooing this popular Haryanvi singer, dancer

Popular Haryanvi singer and dancer Sapna Choudhary has denied reports about her joining the Congress. Speculations are rife that she is likely to join the BJP ahead of Lok Sabha polls.

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Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Star cricketer who wanted to join Indian Army turns to politics

Gautam Gambhir joins BJP: Gautam Gambhir is likely to contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from New Delhi constituency.

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