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✌Modi Congratulates 🔸Amit Shah, Smriti Irani on Rajya Sabha 🗳Win

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today congratulated Union minister Smriti Irani and BJP chief Amit Shah on being elected to Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.

Mr Shah makes a debut in the upper house, polls for which were held yesterday. The Prime Minister also congratulated Mr Shah for completing three years as …

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👵🏻Sonia ⚠Cautions Against 'Forces of Darkness'😈

Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday made veiled dig at the BJP-led government wondering whether the “forces of darkness” were trying to destroy the roots of democracy as “clouds of hate and division” were hovering over secular and egalitarian values.

She used her speech in the Lok Sabha during a …

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Botswana's Makwala barred from entering stadium

Botswana's Isaac Makwala was refused entry to the London Stadium on Tuesday after earlier being withdrawn from the night's 400 meters final at the World Championships after falling victim to an outbreak of sickness that has hit scores of competitors.

The 30-year-old, who was considered one of the main challengers …

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Kendricks wins pole vault, Lavillenie frustrated again

American Sam Kendricks capped his memorable, unbeaten season by wining the pole vault at the World Championships on Tuesday as the title once again eluded world record holder and former Olympic champion Renaud Lavillenie.

Kendricks, a first lieutenant in the U.S. Army reserve, cleared 5.95 meters while Poland's …

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Thiem stunned, Berdych withdraws from Rogers Cup

Argentinean Diego Schwartzman provided the day's biggest upset at the Rogers Cup when he took down third seed Dominic Thiem in a nearly three-hour battle on Tuesday.

Schwartzman climbed out of a 5-2 deficit in the decisive set, repeatedly escaping trouble, to win five straight games and pull off the …

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Gujarat RS 🗳Elections - ✋Congress' Ahmed Patel Wins 5⃣th Term

In a dramatic election, violation of rules by two rebel Congress MLAs helped the opposition party save face in Gujarat. The chances of Ahmed Patel, Sonia Gandhi's political secretary, were undeniably altered after former Congress chief whip in Gujarat assembly Balwantsinh Rajput defected to BJP.

But with 44 votes, he …

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🇮🇳India Just 🚫Banned the Internet Archive & People Are 😡Furious

India’s government has blocked the Internet Archive, the free, 21-year-old online digital library that lets anyone find archived versions of millions of webpages through the Wayback Machine. The move has prompted backlash in India, particularly because the access to deleted webpages that the Internet Archive provides offers an easy …

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Amit Shah Completes 3⃣ Years as 🔸BJP Chief Tomorrow

BJP president Amit Shah completes his three years in office on Wednesday, a period that saw the party rapidly expand its base and clinch states like Goa, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh through some astute political manoeuvres despite lacking majority.

Seen as a master strategist and workaholic, the BJP leader is …

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Bhutan acknowledges that Doklam belongs to China: Chinese official

In a stunning -but unsubstantiated-claim, a senior Chinese official said today that Bhutan has acknowledged that the Doklam area where the Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a standoff does not belong to it. China’s top diplomat on the boundary issue, Wang Wenli, told a visiting Indian media …

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EC declares votes of 2 Congress rebels invalid

As per the rules, a legislator can't show his ballot-paper to anyone, except his own party representative. The Congress had alleged that two of its MLAs Bhola Gohil & Raghav Patel showed their ballot-papers to Amit Shah. Both Congress and BJP reached out to EC, the former sought that those two …

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UP witnesses 296 communal incidents in 2017, highest so far

The current year has seen 296 incidents of communal violence so far, with 44 deaths, according to data released by the home ministry in Parliament. The previous two years in their entirety saw 703 deaths (2016) and 751 (2015), with 86 and 97 deaths respectively.

Uttar Pradesh has seen the …

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