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Trinamool’s star MPs did not shine in Parliament

One of highlights of the Trinamool Congress’ list of candidates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha election is the number of film actors. Not only did chairperson Mamata Banerjee re-nominate actors such as Dipak Adhikari (Dev), Sreemati Dev Varma (Moon Moon Sen) and Satabdi Roy but also fielded new faces, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan. However, […]

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Abhay Chautala resigns as Haryana LoP

Abhay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal announced his resignation from the post of Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Assembly on Saturday. The INLD had asked the Speaker to disqualify five MLAs from its party under the ‘Anti-Defection Law’ of the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. The five MLAs, whose name […]

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Elections uphold values of democracy: Hamid Ansari

Former Vice-President Hamid Ansari on Saturday expressed concern over the “inefficient” functioning of institutions like Parliament when it came to holding the rulers of the day accountable. Speaking at the launch of former Chief Election Commissioner Navin Chawla’s book Every Vote Counts-The Story of India’s Elections, Mr. Ansari said: “Democracy is all about certain values […]

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Reveal data on land given to Pakistan refugees: Central Information Commission

The Ministries of Home and Urban Affairs must coordinate to make public all records of government land allotted to about 3,000 people displaced from Pakistan, the Central Information Commission has ruled. Taking into consideration other CIC rulings this month to make available details of government land, buildings and accommodation leased out to institutions and individuals […]

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Court orders attachment of Vijay Mallya’s properties

A Delhi court has ordered attachment of liquor baron Vijay Mallya’s properties in Bengaluru in a case relating to FERA violations. Chief metropolitan magistrate Deepak Sherawat issued fresh directions after the Bengaluru police, through Enforcement Directorate’s special public prosecutor N.K. Matta and advocate Samvedna Verma, sought more time to execute its earlier order in this […]