Minorities Front quits Rajasthan polls, supports Congress

Jaipur, Nov 19  The All India Minorities Front (AIMF) on Sunday decided to withdraw the nominations of its candidates in the upcoming Assembly polls in Rajasthan to help the “secular forces” defeat “communal elements” led by the Bharatiya Janata Party.

At a meeting of the party’s Parliamentary Board chaired…

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Re-imagine, reconstruct higher education system: Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 19  Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said there was need to re-imagine and reconstruct the higher education system in tune with the requirements of the 21st century and sought participation of government as well as the private sector for quality education.

He said it…

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Congress sits pretty as AAP, Akali Dal grapple with infighting

Chandigarh, Nov 18 :  Infighting in Punjab’s main opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the politically-active Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) is giving the ruling Congress in the state a happy-hours’ feeling.

The AAP’s Punjab unit is in a complete disarray — be it the leadership crisis, having no…

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Haryana CM is justifying rape: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Nov 18 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for “justifying rape” after the latter claimed that most of the rape cases filed were “fake”.

Addressing a rally last week, Khattar had said that 80-90 per cent of the rapes…

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Two militants killed in encounter

Srinagar, Nov 18 (PTI) Two militants belonging to the Al-Badar outfit were Sunday killed in an encounter with security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.

Based on a credible input about the presence of militants, a cordon and search operation was launched by security forces…

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