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Akhilesh gets cycle, father loses the symbol race

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New Delhi- The election commission of India in a historic judgment here today held that the party and its official symbol cycle belong to Akhilesh Yadav faction. The election commission of India was of the view that, since there is no break-up in the party the official party symbol “Cycle” could not be freeze. The decision in favour of Akhilesh came only when both the warring factions were told to submit the affidavit regarding support of legislators in their favour.

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress

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New Delhi-The Cricketer turned politician from Punjab has joined Congress here today. His wife has already joined the Congress party earlier. Sidhu today met Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi here at his residence. Sidhu has been a BJP’s Member of Parliament from Punjab.

Assembly election dates of 5 States including UP and Punjab announced

Politics, Regional
New Delhi--- The election commission of India announced the schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh here today. according to a press note issued by the election commission of India, the terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are normally due to expire on 18.03.2017, 18.03.2017, 18.03.2017, 26.03.2017 and 27.05.2017 respectively.
New Year 2017 not happy for Mulayam Singh Yadav and family, Mulayam resists coup staged by son Akhilesh

New Year 2017 not happy for Mulayam Singh Yadav and family, Mulayam resists coup staged by son Akhilesh

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Lucknow--- The political temperature in Uttar Pradesh continues to rise, where assembly polls are expected in just a few weeks. The family feud of Ram Manohar Lohia’s disciple Mulayam Singh Yadav doesn’t seem to halt. In a recent leadership coup, son Akhilesh Yadav sacked his father as National President of the Samajwadi Party. Earlier this week, party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav took a drastic step of expelling his own son and Chief Minister of the state along with the party’s general secretary and his cousin Ram Gopal Yadav from the party on the disciplinary ground for six years. However, their expulsion was revoked next day. But, a high voltage drama was staged here today, when a special emergency meeting of the executive body of the party called by Ram Gopal Yadav chose Akhilesh as nat
SP rift deepens as Mulayam Singh expels Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years

SP rift deepens as Mulayam Singh expels Akhilesh Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for 6 years

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Lucknow: In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party’s crisis is deepening and a split seems to be inevitable.  In a press conference, the party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav announced here today the expulsion of the state’s Chief Minister and his son Akhilesh Yadav with latter’s aide Ram Gopal Yadav from the party for six years.  This decision was taken after Ram Gopal’s move to call a national convention of the party without consulting him and releasing of a parallel party’s candidates list for upcoming assembly polls. “Mulayam termed Ram Gopal Yadav’s move to call a national executive meeting of the Samajwadi Party on 1st January 2017 as illegal and unconstitutional. He said being the National President of the Party, only he can call such a meeting. No other person is authorized to do so. Ram G
Madras high court expresses doubts over Jayalalithaa’s death, may order body exhumation

Madras high court expresses doubts over Jayalalithaa’s death, may order body exhumation

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Chennai (GN News)----While hearing the public interest petition related to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa’s death here today, Justice Vaidyalingam heading a two-judge vacation bench said that, “Media has raised a lot of doubts, personally I also have doubts in Jayalalithaa’s death,”.  Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa died on 5th December after a prolonged illness in Chennai’s Apollo hospital after the hospitalisation of 75 days.    A PIL was filed by an AIADMK party worker P A Joseph seeking an inquiry commission or a fact- finding committee to probe the circumstances the former Chief Minister died. Justice Vaidyalingam remarked that the court may order the exhumation of the body. The court has issued a notice to the government. It is to be noted that Jayala
Chennai’s Fire Beats the Cyclone

Chennai’s Fire Beats the Cyclone

India, Regional
Chennai (BNW) --- The city which was recently shaken up by the sudden passing of their Iconic Chief Minister Madam J. Jayalalithaa suffered yet another jolt. Cyclone Vardah has left Chennai in ruins. Officially, the damages have been estimated to be around INR 10,000 Crores. The city went dark without Electricity & Internet Connectivity. Coupled with the recent demonetization, citizens suffered due to chaos that followed in the aftermath of the cyclone! Amidst all the disruption & devastation, Social groups and NGOs took the lead once again in helping Chennai get back on its feet. One such Organization was the Agni Foundation. Founded by Agnishwar Jayaprakash, who is a 10 year international swimming veteran, currently holding 6 national records, The NGO have been involved actively ...
India: Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) Sign MoU to Make Chhattisgarh Leader in Job Creation and Talent Development Under ‘Smart State’ Initiative

India: Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WOF) Sign MoU to Make Chhattisgarh Leader in Job Creation and Talent Development Under ‘Smart State’ Initiative

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To develop city based Startup and SME Ecosystems by leveraging Network of Mentors, Investors and incubators WOF to build one-stop technology platform and develop & deliver e-content to the institutes to support skilling in schools and ITI and entrepreneurship training in colleges Raipur (NewsVoir) --- The Govt. of Chhattisgarh and Wadhwani Operating Foundation (WoF) have announced a strategic partnership which aims at making Chhattisgarh a Smart State through Job Creation and Talent Development. Dr. Ajay Kela, President and CEO, Wadhwani Operating Foundation exchanged the memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Alex Paul Menon, CEO, CHIPS, Govt. of Chhattisgarh. Focus areas of this collaboration include making Entrepreneurship Education ubiquitous in Chhattisgarh colleges, deve...
Free-of-Cost Gas Stoves to BPL Families in Punjab

Free-of-Cost Gas Stoves to BPL Families in Punjab

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Extension of ‘Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana’; every house to have smoke-free kitchen   Chandigarh, India(NewsVoir)--- Taking one step further, the central government’s Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY), Punjab government is providing free gas stoves along with a connection to all the beneficiaries in the state. Under the PMUY scheme, while the Union Government is providing an LPG gas connection, the Punjab Government is also providing a free-of-cost cooking stove to the BPL families. While the Union Government is providing free-of-cost gas connections only to the Scheduled Castes and other reserved categories, families of the general category are also covered under the scheme started by the Punjab government. Thanking the central government for this unique initiative, Union Ministe