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Prakash Jha: There is no politics without comedy

Prakash Jha said he had no option but to back upcoming comedy Fraud Saiyaan, produced by his daughter Disha. “I didn’t have any option. She does n Read more...

I stand with @prakashjha

I stand with @prakashjha

154 votes

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Kerala High Court Disqualifies Left-backed Independent MLA Karat Razak's Election

Kerala High Court on Thursday annulled the election of Left Democratic Front (LDF) backed independent MLA Karat Razak on a complaint filed by two vote Read more...

I stand with @kerelahighcourt

I stand with @kerelahighcourt

142 votes

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Amit Shah got swine flu for trying to break Karnataka govt: Congress' BK Hariprasad's shocker

In a shocking case of insensitivity, senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad has mocked Amit Shah's health condition. Shah is currently admitted to AIIMS Read more...

I stand with @bkhariprasad

I stand with @bkhariprasad

124 votes

44.9%
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India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan talks about Hardik Pandya’s importance to Team India

There may not be any clarity on when Hardik Pandya will make his return to the Indian cricket team after the controversy surrounding his comments on Read more...

I stand with @shikhardhawan

I stand with @shikhardhawan

157 votes

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India vs Australia 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni leads the way as Team India hits the nets ahead MCG decider

Virat Kohli’s Team India is looking to finish its Australian sojourn on a perfect note as they take on the hosts in the ODI series decider at the ha Read more...

Kudos to @msdhoni

HC seeks response from Centre, Delhi government on leprosy patient’s plea

The Delhi high court Wednesday sought the response of the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea by a leprosy patient, who said he has been languis Read more...

I stand with @delhihighcourt

I stand with @delhihighcourt

415 votes

65.6%
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Australian Open 2019: Venus Williams rises to reach third round

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams made a late charge into the Australian Open third round Thursday, grinding out a win in her second three Read more...

GMDA’s plan to restore Badshahpur drain challenged in NGT

A National Green Tribunal (NGT) bench on Tuesday accepted a miscellaneous application (MA) challenging the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority Read more...

Kudos to @gmda

India vs Australia 3rd ODI: Virat Kohli & Co’s record in bilateral series deciders gives hope of triumphant end to tour

The Indian team has a great chance to end their historic tour to Australia on a triumphant note as they lock horns with the hosts in the ODI series de Read more...

Trying to download Uri: The Surgical Strike? Vicky Kaushal, Yami Gautam have a twist planned for you

Actor Vicky Kaushal’s Uri: The Surgical Strike continues to maintain its pace at the box office as it refuses to slow down even during the weekdays. Read more...

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I stand with @vickykaushal

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J-K governor Satya Pal Malik reaches out to Hurriyat, asks it to apprise him of ‘injustice’ to common people

In a bid to build bridges between Raj Bhawan and Hurriyat Conference, Jammu & Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday reached out to the separatis Read more...

I stand with @satyapalmalik

I stand with @satyapalmalik

210 votes

59.7%
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Delhi chief secretary removes Tihar, health department officials over graft charges

Less than two months since he took charge, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Dev has removed two government officials after they were found to be enga Read more...

I stand with @jagdishsingh

I stand with @jagdishsingh

251 votes

71.1%
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28.9%

BJP has no moral right to criticise Kanhaiya Kumar, Shiv Sena’s latest swipe at ally

The Shiv Sena Wednesday said the BJP has no moral right to criticise student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition, after teaming Read more...

I stand with @uddhavthackery

I stand with @uddhavthackery

261 votes

63.7%
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149 votes

36.3%

Not your habibti’: Palestinian designer seeks to empower women

It’s only three words on a T-shirt or embroidered on a denim jacket in Palestinian designer Yasmeen Mjalli’s collection, but they carry a powerful Read more...

Bring back the staid and boring Supreme Court, writes Shekhar Gupta

Nobody will feel sorry for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) even if the Narendra Modi government seems bent on flushing it down the chute. Tr Read more...

I stand with @shekhargupta

I stand with @shekhargupta

140 votes

47.0%
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158 votes

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RBI loosens curbs on companies’ offshore borrowing, move likely to support rupee

The Reserve Bank of India relaxed offshore borrowing rules for companies and financial institutions on Wednesday, a move that is likely to boost the r Read more...

Kudos to @rbi

Mumbaiites may be able to alert fire brigade through app

If all goes according to plan, citizens may soon be able to alert the Mumbai Fire Brigade (MFB) about a disaster through an android mobile application Read more...

We went after militants, we’ll go after them if we return to power’, says BJP’s Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) general secretary, who oversees the party’s units in Jammu and Kashmir and the Northeastern states, sai Read more...

I stand with @rammadhav

I stand with @rammadhav

251 votes

43.5%
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326 votes

56.5%

Modi magic, Shah strategy will dash opposition hopes: Nadda

Union minister and new election in-charge for UP JP Nadda on Wednesday said the SP-BSP alliance ratified BJP’s growing strength and added that the c Read more...

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I stand with @jpnadda

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Ranji Trophy: Wasim Jaffer, Sanjay Ramaswamy hit tons, lead Vidarbha’s charge against Uttarakhand

Veteran Wasim Jaffer and opener Sanjay Ramaswamy struck unbeaten centuries as Vidarbha took command against Uttarakhand on the second day of their Ran Read more...

I stand with @wasimjaffer

I stand with @wasimjaffer

234 votes

59.8%
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157 votes

40.2%

Signing Lucas Hernandez this January ‘unrealistic’, say Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich’s sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic says Atletico Madrid defender Lucas Hernandez is unlikely to join the German champions this Jan Read more...

I stand with @bayernmunich

I stand with @bayernmunich

214 votes

58.5%
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152 votes

41.5%

NHA to set up a uniform standard of care for all under Ayushman Bharat

To ensure quality and stop overtreatment, the National Health Authority (NHA), tasked with implementing the Narendra Modi government’s flagship Ayus Read more...

Kudos to @nha

Past governments ruled like sultanates neglected country's rich heritage: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday accused the past governments at the Centre of ruling like "sultanates" and neglecting the country's rich heritage Read more...

I stand with @narendramodi

I stand with @narendramodi

2145 votes

67.5%
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1032 votes

32.5%

HC pulls up Delhi government on 5-year-old differently-abled student’s plea

The Delhi High Court on Monday pulled up the Delhi government for not responding on time to a plea by a five-year-old differently abled boy, who had t Read more...

I stand with @delhihighcourt

I stand with @delhihighcourt

120 votes

51.1%
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115 votes

48.9%

Australian Open 2019: Sixth seed Elina Svitolina fires into second round

Big-serving sixth seed Elina Svitolina blasted into the Australian Open second round with a 6-1, 6-2 win over qualifier Viktorija Golubic on Tuesday. Read more...

Gujarat implements 10% economically weaker sections quota

The BJP-led Gujarat government on Monday implemented 10% reservation in state government jobs and education for the economically weaker sections (EWS) Read more...

India vs Australia 2nd ODI: Virat Kohli slams 39th ODI ton, moves to third spot in list of most international centuries

There is something about the Adelaide Oval that brings the best out of Indian captain Virat Kohli. The scene of Kohli’s maiden Test century and seve Read more...

Kudos to @viratkohli

India vs Australia: Sourav Ganguly concerned about Ambati Rayudu at number 4 position

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly believes that Ambati Rayudu is yet to solve India’s concerns at the number 4 position. This position has been a Read more...

I stand with @souravganguly

I stand with @souravganguly

210 votes

59.0%
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146 votes

41.0%

Evidence-based policies are a must for improving learning levels in schools

For more than a decade now, the release of the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) has become a regular feature of the calendar of the country. T Read more...

Kudos to @aser

Income Tax exemption limit may go up to Rs 5 lakh per year in interim budget: Report

With middle-class apathy on the rise, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may double the income tax exemption threshold for the salaried from the present Rs Read more...

Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy: Others have made bigger mistakes, but are still playing, says Sreesanth

Former Indian pacer S Sreesanth on Monday took a dim view of sexist remarks made by cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul on a popular TV show even a Read more...

I stand with @sreesanth

I stand with @sreesanth

248 votes

49.2%
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IAS aspirant detained over threat to kidnap Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s daughter

A man preparing for the civil services examination has been detained for allegedly sending an email last week to Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal Read more...

I stand with @delhipolice

I stand with @delhipolice

210 votes

56.0%
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165 votes

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Army will take strong action against terror activities along Pakistan border,’ says General Bipin Rawat

The Indian Army will not hesitate to take strong action to deal with terror activities along the border with Pakistan, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Read more...

I stand with @bipinrawat

I stand with @bipinrawat

235 votes

60.1%
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156 votes

39.9%

Bhopal gets its own Litfest, first edition held over the weekend

Bhopal has become the latest Indian city to have its Literature and Art Festival, with ‘Heartland Stories’ its first instalment held over the week Read more...

Kudos to @bhopalcity

A ‘gentleman’ is always a gentleman - Mumbai Police takes indirect dig at Pandya, Rahul

Mumbai Police took an indirect dig at suspended India cricketers Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul through their official Twitter handle on Monday. The duo w Read more...

I stand with @mumbaipolice

I stand with @mumbaipolice

62 votes

68.1%
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29 votes

31.9%

Sharman Joshi supports Rajkumar Hirani after sexual assault allegations, calls him a man of integrity

Actor Sharman Joshi on Monday said he stands by his 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani, who has been accused of sexual assault by a woman. The actor ha Read more...

I stand with @sharmanjoshi

I stand with @sharmanjoshi

295 votes

67.5%
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Big fat hoax’: Trump again rules out any collusion with Russia

President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed once against any suggestion he was working for Russians or was under their influence as his nominee for att Read more...

I stand with @donaldtrump

I stand with @donaldtrump

324 votes

29.7%
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767 votes

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With Tejashwi by his side, Akhilesh says: New Year, New PM

hilesh Yadav just made his New Year wish, and it's fairly straightforward: he wants a new prime minister. But who? He didn't say. With the former U Read more...

I stand with @akhileshyadav

I stand with @akhileshyadav

217 votes

44.3%
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273 votes

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Alliance Works Only If Akhilesh Yadav Kneels Before Mayawati": Lawmaker

Akhilesh Yadav, after joining hands with rival-turned-partner Mayawati for the national election, has been cautioned sharply and publicly by a lawmake Read more...

I stand with @hariomyadav

I stand with @hariomyadav

236 votes

62.4%
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Bihar bans fish business in Patna after formalin scare, vendors protest

Bihar’s health department Monday banned, with immediate effect, the business, sale, transportation and storage of all kinds of fish, dead or alive, Read more...

I stand with @biharhealthdepartment

236 votes

60.1%
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157 votes

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Two-day national conference at Pune provides platform for dialogue between arts and science

Integration of traditional Indian knowledge and modern architecture is indispensable in today’s times, as the whole intent of architecture is Indian Read more...

I stand with @mayankbarjatiya

I stand with @mayankbarjatiya

261 votes

50.5%
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Dia Mirza reacts to sexual assault allegations against Rajkumar Hirani: I am deeply distressed

Actor Dia Mirza has reacted to the allegations of sexual assault made against film director Rajkumar Hirani. She has worked with him in films like Lag Read more...

I stand with @diamirza

I stand with @diamirza

241 votes

64.1%
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135 votes

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Prashant Bhushan moves top court against interim CBI chief

Lawyer Prashant Bhushan today moved the Supreme Court challenging Nageswar Rao’s appointment as interim Director of the CBI. Rao was appointed as Read more...

I stand with @prashantbhushan

I stand with @prashantbhushan

142 votes

70.0%
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61 votes

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Have no hesitation in backing Rahul Gandhi as next prime minister’, says former PM HD Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, the Janata Dal (Secular) patriarch, has started yet another election campaign in his six-decade-long political ca Read more...

I stand with @hddevagovda

I stand with @hddevagovda

241 votes

43.3%
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315 votes

56.7%

Operation Lotus for real, three Congress MLAs in Mumbai hotel with BJP leaders’: Karnataka minister DK Shivakumar

Karnataka Water Resource minister D K Shivakumar Sunday said the BJP’s ‘Operation Lotus’ to topple the state’s coalition government was for re Read more...

I stand with @dkshivakumar

I stand with @dkshivakumar

214 votes

37.9%
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351 votes

62.1%

Is Sitharaman giving Pakistan clean chit on Uri, Pathankot attacks, asks Chidambaram

Attacking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for claiming that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, s Read more...

I stand with @pchidambaram

I stand with @pchidambaram

302 votes

70.1%
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129 votes

29.9%

SC issues notice to CBI on Sajjan Kumar’s plea against conviction in anti-Sikh riot case

The Supreme Court today issued notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar’s appeal against his conviction in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case Read more...

I stand with @supremecourt

I stand with @supremecourt

241 votes

62.0%
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148 votes

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South Africa vs Pakistan: Sarfraz sets new record in Johannesburg Test, surpasses Dhoni & Gilchrist

Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed set a new wicket-keeping record during the third day of the third Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium in Read more...

Why no focus on meetings with Modi, Abe, asks Trump to report he hid details of Putin interactions

Russia woes came back to rile President Donald Trump over the weekend as he seeks to deal with a government shutdown that’s become the longest in US Read more...

I stand with @donaldtrump

I stand with @donaldtrump

308 votes

72.0%
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120 votes

28.0%

CVC जांच की निगरानी करने वाले जस्टिस पटनायक बोले, आलोक वर्मा के खिलाफ भ्रष्टाचार के कोई सबूत नहीं

सीबीआई केस में आलोक वर्मा (Alok Verma) को सीबीआई के डायरेक्टर पद Read more...

I stand with @akpatnayak

I stand with @akpatnayak

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