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Karnataka BJP MP Sreeramulu contesting assembly polls

Sun, 04/22/2018 - 00:10

Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) BJP's Lok Sabha lawmaker from Karnataka's Ballari, B. Sreeramulu on Saturday filed nomination to contest in the May 12 assembly elections from Molakamuru (reserved) seat in Chitradurga district.

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Rs 3.5 lakh crore needed for internal security in 2020-25: MHA

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:52

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday said it had informed the 15th Finance Commission about its budgetary requirement of more than Rs 3.5 lakh crore for internal security and other responsibilities between 2020-25.

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Karnataka CM to contest from second assembly seat

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:50

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will contest also from Badami assembly constituency in the state's Vijayapura district in addition to Chamudeshwari in Mysuru, a Congres official said on Saturday.

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No unfairness in selecting ministers: Amarinder

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:24

Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) With accusations being made by his own party legislators that he picked up only his loyalists as ministers in his government, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said on Saturday that the selections were made to give representation to all categories.

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Bengal SEC fixes April 23 for filing of panchayat poll nominations

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 22:20

Kolkata, April 21 (IANS) Acting on a Calcutta High Court order, the West Bengal State Election Commission on Saturday fixed April 23 as the extended deadline for filing of nomination papers for the coming panchayat polls in the state, an official notification said.

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Karnataka BJP MP Sreeramulu contesting assembly polls

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:54

Bengaluru, April 21 (IANS) BJP's Lok Sabha MP from Karnataka's Ballari, B. Sreeramulu on Saturday filed his nomination papers to contest the May 12 assembly elections from Molakamuru seat in Chitradurga district.

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Amarinder welcomes death penalty for rape of minors

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:48

Chandigarh, April 21 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday hailed the Central government's ordinance paving the way for death penalty in cases of rape of minors.

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JNU Engineering school set to open in July

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:46

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is all set to open its new engineering college in July this year with 50 seats, which will be increased later, a varsity official said on Saturday.

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Naidu 'unhappy' over publicity for impeachment motion details

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:46

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu, who is examining an impeachment notice against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, is learnt to have asked the Secretariat of the upper house of Parliament to see if there is a precedent on opposition members giving out details of such a motion to the media before it is examined.

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Gandhi family loyalist in Rae Bareli joins BJP

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Dinesh Pratap Singh, a confidante of former Congress President and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. His younger brother and Zila Panchayat Chairman Avdhesh Singh also joined the BJP.

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Several injured during Manipur protest

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:34

Imphal, April 21 (IANS) Several persons were injured on Saturday after the police fired tear gas shells in Imphal East district to control the crowd protesting against a decision of the state government to shift a hospital from Sagolmang to another constituency.

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Instead of death penalty, improve implementation of existing laws: Amnesty

Sat, 04/21/2018 - 21:30

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Human rights organisation Amnesty International India on Saturday termed a "knee-jerk reaction" the decision to introduce death penalty for those convicted of raping a child below the age of 12, calling on the government to improve implementation of existing laws to protect children from sexual abuse.

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