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Quota for Upper Caste Poor a Substitute For Jobs, Good Education and Healthcare: Amartya Sen

Nobel laureate and world renowned economist Amartya Sen has opposed the recently implemented quota for the economically weaker section in the general Read more...

I stand with @amartyasen

I stand with @amartyasen

254 votes

65.8%
I don’t

132 votes

34.2%

Deepika Padukone: I don't think it matters anymore who is in the movie

tress Deepika Padukone, who was last seen onscreen in Padmaavat, said that when it comes to creativity, we need to look beyond females or males and th Read more...

Tata Memorial to open three paediatric cancer centres in the country

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, has decided to open three new centres for paediatric cancer treatment across the country in view of increasing number Read more...

Pakistan Supreme Court asks Imran Khan government to lift travel ban on opposition leaders

Pakistan’s Supreme Court Thursday ordered the government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan to lift the travel ban imposed on opposition leader Bilawa Read more...

I stand with @pakistansupremecourt

261 votes

52.7%
I don’t

234 votes

47.3%

Hardik Pandya adds crucial balance to the team, says Shikhar Dhawan

Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan Thursday said suspended fast-bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya is “crucial” for the team’s balance but rejected sug Read more...

I stand with @shikhardhawan

I stand with @shikhardhawan

120 votes

60.3%
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79 votes

39.7%

Kanjarbhat community man alleges social boycott for campaigning against traditional sexist practices

A man from the Kanjarbhat community said he faced social boycott after he campaigned against the community’s sexist traditional practices. Akshay Ta Read more...

I stand with @akshaytamaychikar

252 votes

63.8%
I don’t

143 votes

36.2%

Tejashwi Yadav’s new barb at ‘chacha’ Nitish Kumar talks about a betrayal, and promise

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav has continued his attack on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his decision to ally with the BJP. On Thu Read more...

I stand with @nitishkumar

I stand with @nitishkumar

210 votes

62.9%
I don’t

124 votes

37.1%

One step ahead of Pak, giving them befitting reply’: Northern Army chief

The Northern Army commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Thursday said the Indian Army was one step ahead of Pakistan and was giving a befitting reply to ev Read more...

I stand with @lt.generalranbirsingh

124 votes

53.0%
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110 votes

47.0%

Supreme Court fixes February-end deadline for Lokpal search panel to recommend names

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the search committee on Lokpal to recommend the panel of names for the appointment of the first anti-corruption om Read more...

I stand with @supremecourt

I stand with @supremecourt

265 votes

62.8%
I don’t

157 votes

37.2%

Centre misusing sedition law to keep citizens in check, says Kapil Sibal

Two days after the Delhi Police charged former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others with sedition Read more...

I stand with @kapilsibal

I stand with @kapilsibal

127 votes

37.7%
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210 votes

62.3%

Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and I still Grand Slam favourites - Roger Federer

Roger Federer has given cold comfort to the next generation of men’s players hoping for Grand Slam glory, saying he, Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal a Read more...

I stand with @rogerfederer

I stand with @rogerfederer

315 votes

68.2%
I don’t

147 votes

31.8%

Uttarakhand gives nod to implementing 10% quota for economically weaker sections

Uttarakhand could soon become the second state in the country, after Gujarat, to implement 10% reservationfor economically weaker sections in the gene Read more...

Congress creating hurdles in Ram temple construction: Indresh Kumar

Indresh Kumar, senior leader of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and chief patron of Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) accused the Congress party of creating hu Read more...

I stand with @indeshkumar

I stand with @indeshkumar

210 votes

36.7%
I don’t

362 votes

63.3%

Brexit: How will the confidence vote in UK PM Theresa May’s government work?

British lawmakers will on Wednesday vote on whether they have confidence in the government, after Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered Read more...

I stand with @theresamaybrexit

I stand with @theresamaybrexit

235 votes

61.7%
I don’t

146 votes

38.3%

Missing’ Congress Karnataka MLA returns, upbeat party to hold legislature party meet on Friday

As Congress lawmaker L B P Bheema Naik reached a guest house in Bengaluru where party leaders were gathered, the Congress claimed that it had defeated Read more...

I stand with @congress

I stand with @congress

241 votes

59.4%
I don’t

165 votes

40.6%

Police open help centre for quick claiming of bodies at Kalyan hospital

People will no longer have to run from pillar to post to claim a body after post mortem from Rukminibai civic hospital in Kalyan. On Wednesday, a p Read more...

Indian techie Satyarup Siddhanta, 35, is world’s youngest to climb tallest peaks, volcanoes

Bengali techie Satyarup Siddhanta set foot on the 4,285-metre high volcanic peak, Mt. Sidley in Antarctica, at 6:28 am (Indian Standard Time) on Wedne Read more...

Donald Trump nominates 3 Indian Americans to key administration post

US President Donald Trump has nominated three Indian Americans to key administration positions, as per the latest list of senior nominations sent by t Read more...

BJP will win 74 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, claims Union minister JP Nadda

Union minister JP Nadda on Wednesday exuded confidence that the BJP will win 74 Lok Sabha seats out of 80 in Uttar Pradesh and downplayed the SP-BSP a Read more...

I stand with @jpnadda

I stand with @jpnadda

231 votes

69.0%
I don’t

104 votes

31.0%

2019 AFC Asian Cup: Son Heung-min helps South Korea beat China 2-0

Son Heung-min was just the player South Korea needed to really get its Asian Cup campaign going. In his first game since arriving from Tottenham, S Read more...

We should show some empathy to Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul: VVS Laxman

Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul s comments on a popular television show has not gone down well with members from the Indian cricket fraternity. The duo, wh Read more...

I stand with @vvslaxman

I stand with @vvslaxman

261 votes

78.4%
I don’t

72 votes

21.6%

Pune metro authorities to develop Kothrud garbage land

The Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation (Maha-Metro) has decided to develop the Kothrud garbage depot land for commercial purpose to increase the non f Read more...

Gurugram police launch separate Twitter handle for traffic updates

Gurugram traffic police has launched a new twitter handle, @TrafficGGM, for updates related to rising traffic congestion and other rel Read more...

As Gujarat CM, PM Narendra Modi flagged concerns over quota for upper-caste poor

Gujarat is all set to be the first state to implement 10% reservation for the economically backward classes (EBC) in general category (GC) in educatio Read more...

I stand with @narendramodi

I stand with @narendramodi

203 votes

43.5%
I don’t

264 votes

56.5%

Rahul Gandhi’s UAE visit reinforced his image as a mass leader: Congress

Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has reinforced his image as a mass leader whose message finds reson Read more...

I stand with @rahulgandhi

I stand with @rahulgandhi

474 votes

60.0%
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316 votes

40.0%

We will win again, Lucknow among best cities: Rajnath Singh

Union home minister Rajnath Singh said the Modi government would return to power again in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. He said he was trying to develop Luckn Read more...

I stand with @rajnathsingh

I stand with @rajnathsingh

247 votes

61.3%
I don’t

156 votes

38.7%

At Maghi mela, former Punjab CM Prakash Singh Badal pitches for a second term for PM Modi

Former Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal on Monday exhorted the people of the state to vote for the Shiromani Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata Party Read more...

I stand with @prakashsinghbadal

364 votes

75.2%
I don’t

120 votes

24.8%

Indian-origin White House official Raj Shah quits Trump administration

Raj Shah, an Indian-origin top spokesman in the White House press office, has left US President Donald Trump’s administration to join an arm of a lo Read more...

I stand with @rajshah

I stand with @rajshah

72 votes

74.2%
I don’t

25 votes

25.8%

Congress’s Mallikarjun Kharge writes to PM Modi, says make Alok Verma papers public

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has raised questions about the manner in which Alok Verma was ousted as the CBI director. He has asked Prime Minist Read more...

I stand with @mallikarjunkharge

115 votes

45.5%
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138 votes

54.5%

Trump rejects loyal Republican lawmakers’s appeal to end government shutdown

US president Donald Trump has rejected a suggestion from Republican lawmakers to reopen shutdown federal government departments as efforts continued t Read more...

I stand with @donaldtrump

I stand with @donaldtrump

169 votes

28.4%
I don’t

426 votes

71.6%

Australian Open 2019: Struggled a bit with sun and it cost me - Prajnesh Gunneswaran

India’s Prajnesh Gunneswaran Monday said he “struggled a bit with the sun” and that it “cost” him a lot of games at the Australian Open, end Read more...

I stand with @prajneshgunneswaran

231 votes

59.5%
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157 votes

40.5%

Envoy chased, power supply cut, says India in fresh spat with Pakistan

India and Pakistan were on Monday embroiled in a fresh spat over the treatment of their diplomats, with people familiar with developments saying Pakis Read more...

I stand with @indianhighcommission

140 votes

52.0%
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129 votes

48.0%

AAP MP Sanjay Singh files petition in Supreme Court for review of Rafale verdict

Aam Aadmi Party member of Parliament and petitioner in the Rafale case, Sanjay Singh, on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court asking it Read more...

I stand with @sanjaysingh

I stand with @sanjaysingh

210 votes

44.2%
I don’t

265 votes

55.8%

PM Modi seeks feedback on government, on grand alliance through NaMo app

Ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appealed to the citizens to give a "direct feedback" through a survey launc Read more...

Opposition Letting Team Modi Off Too Easy - By Yashwant Sinha

The government has already let it be known (though a formal announcement is awaited) that both Houses of Parliament will meet again between January 31 Read more...

I stand with @yashwantsinha

I stand with @yashwantsinha

321 votes

68.7%
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146 votes

31.3%

NDMC to install smart poles with ‘panic buttons’ at schools, Metro stations, markets

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) said it will install 625 ‘smart poles’ equipped with ‘panic buttons’ near gates of 43 school buildings, Read more...

Kudos to @ndmc

NGT orders action against real estate developer Ansal for flouting norms in Sushant Lok-1

The National Green Tribunal (NGT) in its order issued on January 8, 2019, has ordered action against the developer of Sushant Lok-1 for several enviro Read more...

I stand with @ngt

I stand with @ngt

234 votes

61.4%
I don’t

147 votes

38.6%

BCCI official questions Harmanpreet in fake degree row amidst Pandya-Rahul controversy

A Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) official has hit out at the board’s double standards and said that Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul were su Read more...

I stand with @bcci

I stand with @bcci

210 votes

36.7%
I don’t

362 votes

63.3%

Aquaman beats Dark Knight, becomes first DCEU film to cross $1 billion at box office. That’s Rs 7000 crore

Warner Bros. Pictures' Aquaman has crossed the $1 billion (Rs 7075 crore) mark at the worldwide box office, in one month of release. The DC superhe Read more...

Kudos to @aquaman

Farmers need their dues, not doles from the treasury

That farm loan waivers are politically essential for 2019, but are neither sufficient nor curative for the current agrarian distress is a no brainer. Read more...

I stand with @sharadjoshi

I stand with @sharadjoshi

126 votes

46.0%
I don’t

148 votes

54.0%

Akhilesh would have accepted even if Maya had offered 10 seats: Yogi Adityanath on SP-BSP alliance

Attacking the SP-BSP alliance, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said even if BSP chief Mayawati had given 10 seats to the Samajw Read more...

I stand with @yogiadityanath

I stand with @yogiadityanath

418 votes

66.2%
I don’t

213 votes

33.8%

Gujarat to give 10% quota for upper caste poor in govt jobs, says CM Vijay Rupani

Gujarat government will give 10% reservation to the economically weaker sections in general category of the community, chief minister Vijay Rupani sai Read more...

I stand with @vijayrupani

I stand with @vijayrupani

214 votes

51.3%
I don’t

203 votes

48.7%

Hardik Pandya-KL Rahul controversy: BCCI members call for SGM to appoint Ombudsman as Rai & Edulji differ in stance

BCCI members perturbed with the indecision of the CoA have called for the need to hold a Special General Meeting (SGM) for the appointment of the Ombu Read more...

I stand with @bcci

I stand with @bcci

284 votes

54.2%
I don’t

240 votes

45.8%

Rishabh Pant is champion player in making - Chief selector MSK Prasad

Rishabh Pant is a “champion cricketer in the making”, who is very much in the mix for the 2019 India’s World Cup campaign for his ability to sea Read more...

I stand with @mskprasad

I stand with @mskprasad

92 votes

69.2%
I don’t

41 votes

30.8%

It’s a sin to seek votes in name of cows, says Arvind Kejriwal

It is a “sin” to seek votes in the name of cows, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday even as he accused the BJP-led Haryana govern Read more...

I stand with @arvindkejriwal

I stand with @arvindkejriwal

241 votes

36.7%
I don’t

416 votes

63.3%

Suspended Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul To Return From Australia Mid-Tour, BCCI Confirms

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed late on Friday night that Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul have been suspended from playing any form Read more...

I stand with @bcci

I stand with @bcci

0 votes

0.0%
I don’t

0 votes

0.0%

Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati to announce alliance for Lok Sabha elections 2019 today

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav all but announced his party’s alliance with one-time arch-rival Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for the Lok Sabh Read more...

I stand with @akhileshyadav

I stand with @akhileshyadav

0 votes

0.0%
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0 votes

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Sacked CBI chief Alok Verma refuses to join new post, says process turned ‘upside down

Alok Verma and his deputy, CBI special director Rakesh Asthana, were both divested of their powers and sent on leave by the government on the advice o Read more...

I stand with @alokverma

I stand with @alokverma

0 votes

0.0%
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0 votes

0.0%

ISRO to send 3 Indians to space by 2021 in Gaganyaan mission

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) announced its plan to send Indian astronauts to space in December 2021 under India’s flagship human sp Read more...

Kudos to @isro

Government may extend 10% quota for poorer sections to allocation of petrol pumps

The government may extend the newly announced 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education institutes — e Read more...