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Vote in favour of Akhilesh, Mulayam will help BJP: Mayawati

Updated: Jan 08, 2017 17:46 IST      
Vote in favour of Akhilesh, Mulayam will help BJP: Mayawati

Lucknow (UP) [India], Jan. 8 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Sunday cautioned the people of Uttar Pradesh ahead of the assembly polls, saying votes in favour of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav or Samajwadi Party patron will only help the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Addressing the media today, Mayawati said, "The people should not waste their votes by casting them in favour of Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav as it will only benefit the Bharatiya Janata Party."

She further said that the BJP, Akhilesh and his uncle Ramgopal Yadav are trying to form an alliance with the Congress.

Mayawati asked her party workers to carry forward the work in various assembly constituencies to ensure the BSP's victory.

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister's fresh outburst against the Samajwadi Party and BJP came a day after she unveiled her party's strategy for the state assembly elections.

Mayawati yesterday directed her party leaders and candidates to highlight the harassment of common people due to demonetisation, the family feud in the Samajwadi Party and desperation among the Congress leaders for a pre-poll alliance during the election campaign.

The Election Commission earlier on Wednesday announced seven-phase polling for 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh beginning on February 11.

The counting of votes in the politically crucial state will take place on March 11. (ANI)

Fighting Pakistan's dirty war in Kashmir Valley amid bad politics

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 10:37 IST      By: Col. Anil Bhat, VSM (Retd)

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): The heinous abduction from a marriage ceremony in Kulgam town and killing of Lt. Umar Fayaz followed by the brutal massacre and mutilation of six Jammu and Kashmir policemen in Anantnag district and the barbaric lynching of Deputy Superintendent of Police Ayub Pandith by a mob outside Srinagar's Jama Masjid, mark an unprecedented high in the Pakistan-sponsored and supported proxy war and radicalisation of the Kashmir Valley.

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President, PM extend greetings on Eid-ul-Fitr

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 10:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday greeted the people on the auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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UP CM Adityanath greets people on Eid ul-Fitr

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 08:15 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday greeted the people on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks the culmination of the fasting month of Ramadan, is being celebrated across India today.

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BJP backs PM Modi's Emergency remark

Updated: Jun 26, 2017 07:35 IST     

New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Emergency remark saying that the young generation must recall and remember the dark chapter in the electoral history.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): Calling for an end to violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh issued a special message of peace and brotherhood on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr.

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New Delhi [India], June 26 (ANI): The Congress on Monday slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for targetting Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar, saying that the former should refrain from doing such things while holding a responsible position.

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New Delhi/Kolkata [India], June 26 (ANI): After senior Congress leader Shankersinh Vaghela said that his commitment to party president Sonia Gandhi was over, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said the grand old party should introspect as to why their own party leaders are going against it.

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Darjeeling (Assam) [India], June 25 (ANI): Hailing the decision of the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) to levy 12 hours relaxation for the Muslim community to observe Eid in the protest-torn Darjeeling, Jama Masjid Imam, Ahmed Ali Kadri on Sunday said that demands of the agitators should be met.

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Operation Prahaar shakes confidence of Naxals in Sukma

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 23:48 IST     

Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] June 25 (ANI): The Operation Prahaar is believed to have shaken the confidence of Naxals here in the area, as for the first time the security forces delved deep inside the Naxal core area in Sukma and launched a major offensive against them.

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'Greed for power' is keeping RJD-JDU united: BJP

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 23:47 IST     

Patna (Bihar) [India], June 25 (ANI): Amid speculations of rift between the grand alliance of Janata Dal-United (JD-U) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) after difference of opinion on the presidential nominee, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the coalition of the two parties was a 'mismatch' adding that the disruption being witnessed was obvious.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25 (ANI): Despite Center's ban on the use of red beacon, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Mahesh Trivedi was caught taking use of the facility here.

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Eid to be celebrated across India on Monday

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 21:21 IST     

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India) June 25 (ANI): Eid-al-Fitr will be celebrated across India on Monday, announced Muslim cleric Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahal here today.

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Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday announced Rs.five lakh ex-gratia for the kin of a tourist family and three local youth, who were killed after the gondola cable in the tourist resort of Gulmarg snapped after a tree fell.

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Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], June 25 (ANI): Elated with the visit of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Uttar Pradesh, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday asserted that the former's nomination is a victory in the fight for social justice in the country.

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New Delhi [India], June 25 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday unleashed a tirade against the Congress for cornering the Centre and accusing it of donning a dictatorial attitude and said that it was the grand old party which imposed emergency on the nation and slay democracy.

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GST will not hike inflation, assures Centre

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 20:36 IST     

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], June 25 (ANI): Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday rubbished reports of inflation hike post Goods and Services Tax (GST) roll out, and said that the tax reform will reduce the existing tax slab.

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J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Naushera sector again

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:42 IST     

Naushera (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): The Pakistan Army on Sunday continued to initiate unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector along the Line of Control (LoC).

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Srinagar: Security forces gun down two terrorists in DPS

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:23 IST     

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], June 25 (ANI): Two terrorists, who were holed up in the Delhi Public School in Srinagar's Panta Chowk since yesterday, have been neutralized by the security forces.

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Miscreants destroy Sabarimala Ayyappa temple mast

Updated: Jun 25, 2017 19:02 IST     

Kerala (Thiruvananthapuram) [India] June 25 (ANI): The base (panchavargathara) of the new golden temple mast installed at Sabarimala Ayyappa temple on Sunday was found destroyed using mercury. The ceremonial installation of the new temple mast was to be held today.

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