Taliban free 3 Indians in exchange for 11 leaders

Three Indian engineers held by the Taliban in Afghanistan since May 2018 have been freed by the militant group in exchange for 11 of its top members from Afghan jails, according to an Afghan media report on Monday.
The Associated Press reported that the Taliban were released from one of Afghanistan’s largest jails at the Bagram military base, north of Kabul. News

Gathbandhan in Uttar Pradesh unravels: BSP, SP to fight Assembly bypolls separately

Sources in both parties told The Indian Express that Akhilesh and Mayawati have not held any formal discussion over the results after the defeat in the Lok Sabha elections — the BSP won 10 seats and

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Lok Sabha polls defeat: Congress fight goes public with Ashok Gehlot blaming Sachin Pilot

Gehlot also said whether it is the chief minister or the state party chief, the Congress had to take collective responsibility for losing all 25 Lok Sabha seats in the state to the BJP.

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Giriraj Singh targets Nitish Kumar, Ram Vilas Paswan for Iftaar party; draws criticism

Sources said that following criticism from different quarters including allies, BJP president and Union home minister Amit Shah cautioned Singh against making such remarks in the future.

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BSP-SP gathbandhan may not hold, Mayawati silent on alliance for Assembly bypolls

Monday’s meeting was called to discuss the Lok Sabha results and “future strategy” for the bypolls to be held in 11 Assembly seats after eight MLAs of the BJP and one each of Apna Dal (S), SP an

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Ayodhya dispute: SC extends time till August 15 to complete mediation process

The Supreme Court on Friday gave further time till August 15 to the special mediation panel to come with an amicable solution in the politically sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute cas

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Pro-Khalistan faces in Pakistan panel, India postpones Kartarpur talks

On Pakistan’s 10-member panel, man who demanded Sikh referendum last year

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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 lo

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Second chance? Some clues from 27 state polls since 2014

SUNDAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT of the general elections — April 11 to May 19 — has officially set the stage for a contest between the chemistry of BJP’s biggest asset, PM Narendra Modi, and the arithme

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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress yet to finalise seat sharing; CWC meet on Tuesday

The Opposition parties are trying to counter the nationalistic discourse that the BJP is seeking to set.

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‘Democracy is in danger’: Opposition uproar after UP blocks Akhilesh Yadav from going to Prayagraj

Later in the day, Akhilesh expressed disappointment over students’ preparations at Allahabad University going waste. “Sarkaar ka mann saaf nahi raha, niyat saaf nahi rahi... The freedom of speech,

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Rafale deal debate: Sparks fly as Rahul Gandhi targets PM Narendra Modi

He called Ambani a “dear friend” of Modi and a “failed businessman” and alleged that his firm was registered barely ten days before it got the offset contract from the makers of Rafale.

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Akhilesh Yadav warning signal: Anxious Congress waits and watches

A rattled Congress did not react to Yadav’s remarks with top leaders saying they would prefer to wait and watch how the situation unfolds.

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Yogi Adityanath renames Faizabad as Ayodhya, announces new airport after Lord Ram

District gets renamed amid calls for ‘Mandir ka nirman karo’.

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Karnataka election results: BJP bastion of Ballari falls, Congress-JD(S) sweeps bypolls 4-1

Signalling a waning of support for the powerful Reddy brothers and the BJP in Ballari, the Congress Tuesday regained the Ballari Lok Sabha constituency in Karnataka after almost 15 years.

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Eye on 2019, TDP leader Naidu buries anti-Congress past, meets Rahul Gandhi to stitch alliance

TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who has been reaching out to Opposition parties in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, met Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thu

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On way out: ‘Jammu and Kashmir not enemy territory, don’t try muscular policy’

Soon after submitting her resignation as chief minister following the BJP’s pullout from the ruling alliance, PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti ruled out the option of exploring “any other alliance”, and

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BJP ends its Jammu and Kashmir alliance with PDP, cites national interest, security slide

Days after its leadership had a huddle with the RSS, the BJP Tuesday pulled out of the Mehbooba Mufti-led coalition government in Srinagar, paving the way for Governor’s rule in the state by citing

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Sharad Yadav can’t draw salary, perks as MP, says SC

Modifying the Delhi High Court’s December order, the Supreme Court on Thursday stopped salary and allowances of former Janata Dal (U) president and rebel parliamentarian Sharad Yadav till the dispos

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Kathua incident: Jammu and Kashmir Deputy CM Kavinder Gupta calls it ‘minor’

The rape of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua’s Rasana village, which sparked outrage across the country, is a “minor issue” and giving the case “too much importance” is “not the right thin

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PM Modi speaks out on Kathua, Unnao: No culprit will be spared, daughters will definitely get justice

The apex court sought explanations by April 19 from the Bar Council of India, Jammu and Kashmir Bar Council, Jammu High Court Bar Association and Kathua district bar association.

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Supreme Court extends protection to Karti Chidambaram till March 26

The Supreme Court on Thursday transferred from the Delhi High Court to itself all the cases related to the Enforcement Directorate’s power to arrest an accused under the Prevention of Money Launderi

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Maldives crisis: Ex-President Abdulla Nasheed seeks India’s help

India, which is monitoring the situation very “closely”, had, on Monday, asked its nationals not to undertake non-essential travel to the island nation until further notice. In a statement, Nashee

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