Saturday, November 25, 2017

Says freedom of speech and expression is sacrosanct

An Insignificant Man, billed by its makers as a film based on the life of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, will hit the screens on Friday. The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea seeking a stay on its release.

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rahul gandhi, modi pew research popular

Narendra Modi-led government has every reason to cheer after a recent survey by Pew Research shows the prime minister’s popularity across the country. This comes as a special boost with Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh set to elect their state governments. The survey by the US think-tank also gives the main Opposition party Congress and its leader Rahul Gandhi many reasons to worry. For one, the survey reveals that three years into his government’s term, PM Modi still remains “very popular”.

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Says top leaders of the party were behind sleaze videos

After sleaze videos involving him and his close aides went viral on social media platforms ahead of the Assembly polls in Gujarat, Hardik Patel, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader, on Thursday accused the ruling BJP of “masterminding Operation Character Assassination”.

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Representational image. AFP

BJP leader Shiv Kumar and his security guard were shot dead by unidentified bikers in Greater Noida near Delhi on Thursday evening, according to media reports.

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The Uttar Pradesh government has written to the Union Information and Broadcasting Ministry, expressing the apprehension that the release of Bollywood film Padmavati on December 1 could lead to serious “law and order problems” in the State.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with BJP President Amit Shah at the “Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan” in Ahmedabad

Indian elections are a psephologist’s nightmare. With the deep penetration of digital media and social media, the access to information that an average voter has is much more today than in the past. That has led to greater maturity in the electorate.

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GST Anti-Profiteering Authority Gets Cabinet Nod

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a National Anti-profiteering Authority under the GST, as it seeks to ensure that consumers get the benefit of reduced prices under the new indirect tax regime. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said currently there are only 50 items which attract the highest tax of 28 per cent under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime and rates on many items have been cut to 5 per cent as well.

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The girl’s father had on October 30 lodged a missing complaint with K R Puram police.

A teenage girl was allegedly kidnapped and raped by four persons for ten days at a lodge here, police said on Wednesday.

Acting on a tip-off, police rescued the girl on November 4 and arrested the four men, a senior official said.

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offered to mediate in the Ayodhya dispute on his free will

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on Wednesday, ahead of his visit to Ayodhya tomorrow. The Art of Living founder who is involved as a mediator in the Ram Mandir- Babri Masjid dispute had earlier said that he has no agenda and that he would meet all the parties involved in the dispute.

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But not as a part of a multilateral arrangement like the “quadrilateral” between India, U.S., Japan and Australia

France will like to deepen cooperation with India in the Indo-Pacific bilaterally and not as a part of a multilateral arrangement like the recently convened “quadrilateral” between India, U.S., Japan and Australia, officials said here on Wednesday.

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