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Sena-NCP-Congress government will complete 5-year term: Pawar
NCP chief Sharad Pawar

Sena-NCP-Congress government will complete 5-year term: Pawar

15 Nov 2019 | 3:36 PM

NAGPUR: NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government will be formed and it will complete five-year term as he ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls in Maharashtra which is currently under Presidents rule.

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Nagpur, November 15

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Friday said a Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government will be formed and it will complete five-year term as he ruled out the possibility of mid-term polls in Maharashtra which is currently under Presidents rule.

He said the three parties want to form a stable government which will be development-oriented.

There is no possibility of mid-term polls. This government will be formed and it will complete five years. We all will ensure this government runs for five years, Pawar told reporters here.

Asked whether the BJP was holding discussion with the NCP over government formation in the state, the former Union minister said his party was holding talks with only the Sena, the Congress and its allies and nobody beyond these.

He said the three parties are at present working out a common minimum programme (CMP) that will guide the actions of the government being planned in the state.

Representatives of the three parties met in Mumbai on Thursday and prepared a draft CMP.

Pawar took a dig at former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis remark that the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government will not survive for more than six months.

I know Devendra ji for some years. But I did not know he is a student of astrology too, Pawar quipped.

Pawar took a jibe at Fadnavis over his mi punha yein (I will come again) remark.

It is alright he said it. I was thinking something else all the while: I will come again, I will come again, I will come again. Now, you (the reporter) is giving some other information, he added. —PTI

 

Delhi High Court denies Chidambaram bail in INX Media case

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court denied bail to P Chidambaram in the INX Media money-laundering case. Justice Suresh Kait had reserved the order on November 8.

Sedition case: Give 10-day notice to Shehla Rashid before arresting her; court tells police

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15 Nov 2019 | 10:14 PM

NEW DELHI: A court Friday directed Delhi Police to give 10-day pre-arrest notice to Jammu and Kashmir People’s Movement leader Shehla Rashid, booked for sedition over her controversial tweets on Kashmir, in case the need arises to arrest her.

CPI received Rs 1.47 cr during LS, 4 assembly polls for campaigning

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15 Nov 2019 | 8:36 PM

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6-year-old boy dies after falling into vessel of sambar in school; 2 held

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Smriti Irani wields two swords, performs ‘talwar raas’ in Gujarat

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15 Nov 2019 | 9:15 PM

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Metro services should not be free, but fares should be low: Hardeep Singh Puri

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15 Nov 2019 | 9:37 PM

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Lawyers in Delhi’s district courts call off strike

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15 Nov 2019 | 7:31 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 7:51 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 8:46 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 6:46 PM

PARIS: India has lashed out at Pakistan over its “juvenile propaganda” on its internal affairs, saying its neurotic behaviour has resulted in the country’s decline to a nearly failed state with radicalised society and deep-rooted “DNA of terrorism”.

Shiv Sena will lead govt in Maharashtra for next 25 years: Sanjay Raut

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15 Nov 2019 | 5:14 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 3:20 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 6:28 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 2:58 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 2:10 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 8:03 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 3:31 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 1:34 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 1:16 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 1:28 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 1:30 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 12:21 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 12:20 PM

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15 Nov 2019 | 3:17 PM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the Enforcement Directorate’s plea challenging the Delhi High Court order granting bail to Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar in a money-laundering case.

Central team in Odisha to assess damage in cyclone-affected areas

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15 Nov 2019 | 12:15 PM

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JNU files complaint over ‘vandalism’ at administration block

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15 Nov 2019 | 11:43 AM

NEW DELHI: The Jawaharlal Nehru University administration has filed a complaint with the police in connection with the “vandalism” at the varsity’s administration block.

India pledges $13.5 million for UN development activities for 2020

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15 Nov 2019 | 10:07 AM

UNITED NATIONS: India has pledged to contribute USD 13.5 million for various operational activities of development across the UN agencies for the year 2020.

UP Shia Waqf Board chief donates Rs 51,000 for Ram temple

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15 Nov 2019 | 11:11 AM

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board Chairman Wasim Rizmi, has announced a donation of Rs 51,000 for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya.

BJP activist arrested for objectionable social media post

BJP activist arrested for objectionable social media post

15 Nov 2019 | 10:00 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A BJP activist had been arrested in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district for allegedly posting an objectionable message on social media, police said.

Modi woos investors at BRICS

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15 Nov 2019 | 11:21 AM

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11 injured as mini-truck overturns in UP’s Shamli

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15 Nov 2019 | 9:47 AM

MUZAFFARNAGAR: Ten women and the driver of a mini-truck were injured after the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli district, police said on Friday.

Cong campaign aimed to help Rafale competitor: Law Minister

Cong campaign aimed to help Rafale competitor: Law Minister

15 Nov 2019 | 8:46 AM

NEW DELHI: Launching a scathing attack on Rahul Gandhi after the Supreme Court verdict on the Rafale fighter jet deal, the BJP today asked the senior Congress leader and his party to apologise to the nation for “misleading the nation and telling lies”.

Rahul revives joint House probe demand on fighter jet

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15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

NEW DELHI: The Congress today claimed vindication in the Rafale deal matter, saying the apex court judgment has paved the way for a comprehensive probe even as it renewed the demand for a joint parliamentary committee investigation on the issue.

Pak rules out any deal with India in Jadhav’s case

Pak rules out any deal with India in Jadhav’s case

15 Nov 2019 | 11:07 AM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Thursday ruled out any deal with India in death-row convict Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case and said any step taken to implement the ICJ’s decision will be according to its Constitution.

13 disqualified MLAs get BJP ticket, Baig left out

13 disqualified MLAs get BJP ticket, Baig left out

15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

BENGALURU: The BJP on Thursday fielded 13 disqualified Congress-JD(S) legislators as its candidates for the December 5 Assembly byelections in Karnataka hours after the rebels joined the ruling party in the state.

Shah misled PM on 50:50, says Sena leader

Shah misled PM on 50:50, says Sena leader

15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

MUMBAI: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today suggested that BJP president Amit Shah and senior party leaders might have misled Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the deal between the two parties to share power equally in Maharashtra.

Sabarimala goes to 7-Judge Bench

Sabarimala goes to 7-Judge Bench

15 Nov 2019 | 9:42 AM

NEW DELHI:Enlarging the scope of Sabarimala temple entry restrictions issue, the Supreme Court on Thursday referred to a seven-Judge Bench the issue of discriminatory practices in other religions as well for laying down constitutional principles for determination of such issues.

Amethi DM removed for ‘manhandling’ BJP man’s kin

15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government on Thursday summarily transferred Amethi District Magistrate Prashant Sharma days after a video of his misbehaviour with a cousin of the murdered son of a BJP leader went viral.

SC’s second clean chit to Modi govt on Rafale

SC’s second clean chit to Modi govt on Rafale

15 Nov 2019 | 9:42 AM

NEW DELHI:In a relief to the Modi government, the Supreme Court today dismissed petitions seeking a review of its 2018 order, rejecting the demand for a court-monitored probe into the purchase of 36 fully-loaded Rafale fighter jets from France under an inter-government agreement.

Mamata refuses to lend helicopter to Governor

15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

KOLKATA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who does not share best of relations with Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar, has turned down the latter’s request for lending him the state government helicopter to enable him travel to Farakka to attend a function.

Chandrayaan-3: 2nd bid to land on Moon by next Nov

15 Nov 2019 | 6:38 AM

BENGALURU: After an unsuccessful bid two months ago, India may attempt another soft landing on the Moon by next year-end, probably in November, sources in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) said on Thursday.

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