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Akhilesh should not be blamed for UP debacle: Mulayam

Updated: Mar 12, 2017 16:08 IST
Etawah (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 12 (ANI): Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday refused to put onus on outgoing Uttar Pradesh chief minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav for the crushing defeat in the assembly polls and admitted it was party's failure that brought their debacle.

"Nobody is responsible for the loss. It seems that we were unable to impress the people. Everyone is responsible for the loss," Mulayam said.

Earlier in the day, Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav asserted that the party would thoroughly analyse the reasons for its dismal show in Uttar Pradesh.

"Politics is all about winning and losing. The Samajwadi Party has been through many struggles. We have struggled a lot and won several times. We will struggle yet again and win next time," Shivpal told ANI.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) witnessed an unprecedented victory with 321 seats in the assembly elections contested for 403 seats, while the Congress-Samajwadi Party alliance bagged 54, the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) got 19 and others bagged 18 seats respectively.(ANI)

Amritsar (Punjab),[India] Mar. 24 (ANI): Asserting that Navjot Singh Sidhu's participation as a celebrity-judge on a popular TV show even after becoming a Cabinet Minister in Punjab is not against law, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said that he is doing some extra labour for his daughter's bright career, adding that higher authorities should take legal action against those running office of profit or indulging in corruption.

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Lucknow [India], Mar.24 (ANI): Highlighting the recent decision of the Uttar Pradesh Government to close down illegal slaughter houses, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) polit bureau has condemned the atrocious attacks that have been mounted on the minority community in Uttar Pradesh since Yogi Adityanath assumed office.

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New Delhi [India], Mar 24 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday called upon all stakeholders to redouble their efforts for an early achievement of TB elimination on the eve of World Tuberculosis Day.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday informed that extradition of absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya has been stratified by Secretary of State of the U.K. Government and soon a warrant would be released against him.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Congress leader Brijesh Kalappa on Friday dubbed the recent incident of Osmanabad MP Ravindra Gaikwad beating an Air India employee with his slipper as 'traumatic' and said this exposes the arrogance of the Shiv Sena.

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Pak has to walk away from terror: India

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 17:24 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Friday said that terrorism emanating from Pakistan is affecting not merely New Delhi but other neighbouring nations of Islamabad as well, adding this remains an issue of core concern.

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IMA calls off strike post Bombay HC order

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 16:57 IST

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Friday called off its strike after the Bombay High Court issued an order that punitive action can be taken against them by the Maharashtra Government and the Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) if the doctors do not return to work by tomorrow.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): As many as 135 patients have died in BMC Hospital due to non-availability of emergency services.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Following the warning issued by the Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors (MARD) on Friday assured that they would return to work by 8 a.m. tomorrow.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Describing the assault of an Air India staffer by Ravindra Gaikwad as horrendous conduct, the Indian Commercial Pilots' association on Friday wrote to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju demanding an unconditional apology from the Shiv Sena MP.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court, which today heard the plea filed by the Students Islamic Organisation (SIO) for approving Urdu as one of the regional languages in the National Eligibility Entrance Test (NEET) by the Medical Council of India (MCI), fixed the matter for further hearing till March 31.

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Allowances, pensions are rights of MPs: Govt.

Updated: Mar 24, 2017 16:22 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The government today asserted that the allowances and pensions are the rights of MPs and ex- MPs and Parliament has every right to decide on it.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): All the airlines have banned Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad from boarding their flights a day after he beat an Air India staff with his slipper.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): The Special Cell of Delhi Police on Friday busted a racket of illegal inter-state arms dealer.

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Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Enforcement Directorate officer Manoj Kumar, who failed to appear earlier in connection with the Rose Valley scam, was on Friday summoned by the Kolkata Police.

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Two Indian nationals, a mother and her six-year-old son, from Andhra Pradesh were found dead in their New Jersey home on Thursday

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New Delhi [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Following the assault of an Air India staffer by Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, the Airlines has banned the politician from flying on all its flights with immediate effect and has also cancelled his return ticket to Pune.

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New Delhi [India], Mar.24 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday filed a chargesheet against Jindal Steel's advisor Anand Goel, Gurgaon-based Green Infra's vice-president Siddharth Madra, Mumbai-based KE International's Chief Financial Officer Rajeev Aggarwal, Nihar Stocks Limited Director B.S.N. Suryanarayan and Mumbai's Essar Power Limited Executive vice chairman Sushil Kumar Maroo.

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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 24 (ANI): Air India Duty Manager Sukumar, who was yesterday assaulted by Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, today asserted that the elected representatives need to behave in a decent manner.

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New Delhi (Uttar Pradesh), Mar.24 (ANI): Expressing solidarity with the farmers of Tamil Nadu, Tamil actors Prakash Raj and Vishal on Friday urged the Centre to declare a drought relief package and loan waiver for peasants from the southern state.

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