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BJP destabilising Northeast in blind quest for power: Congress

NEW DELHI, MARCH 5: The Congress on Monday launched a fierce attack on the BJP, accusing it of "destabilising" the Northeast in its "blind quest for power". Still reeling from a dismal show in the recently-concluded Assembly polls in Tripura, Nagaland and Meghalaya, senior Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tweeted up a storm, and charged that the saffron party was forsaking the stability of the region so it can assume power "at any cost" and "by any means". "Tell tale signs of BJP's blind quest for power superseding the stability of...
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Sarkar blames money power, media onslaught for LF debacle

Agartala, March 5: Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has blamed the 'unimaginable money power' and 'continuous onslaught of media' as the reason behind the party's debacle in the just-concluded Assembly polls in the state. The poll result was 'unexpected' and people of the state and the country has noticed how the BJP used its all-out effort to oust the Left Front government, Sarkar said in an interview to 'Ganashakti', the party's mouthpiece in West Bengal on Sunday. The Centre, he said, had in fact created an 'economic blockade' against...
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Tripura’s new government to take oath on March 8

Agartala, March 5: The new government will be sworn in on Thursday in Tripura, where the Bharatiya Janata Party-led alliance defeated the Communist Party of India (Marxist) government in power in the northeastern state for 25 years. The BJP and alliance partner, the Indigenous Peoples Front of Tripura (IPFT), scripted history on Saturday by winning the Tripura assembly polls with a two-third majority in the state, ensuring India would now have 15 chief ministers from the party. The BJP in 2013 had forfeited its deposit in 49 of the 50...
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Govt orders CBI probe into alleged SSC exam scam

NEW DELHI, March 5: The government today ordered a CBI investigation into an alleged 'Staff Selection Commission' (SSC) job scam, as was being demanded by students across the country who allege corruption in the recruitment exam. "We have accepted demands of protesting candidates and have given orders for CBI inquiry, protest should now stop, " said Union home minister Rajnath Singh, reported ANI. Candidates who took the SSC exam have alleged that the question paper was leaked and that there was mass cheating in the combined graduate level exam held...
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Manik Sarkar resigns as Tripura CM

Agartala, March 4: Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar submitted his resignation to Governor Tathagata Roy here on Sunday, a day after the CPM-led Left Front was dethroned by the BJP-IPFT coalition after nearly 25 years in power. The governor advised Sarkar, who was chief minister since 1998, to continue until the new chief minister takes oath. Coming out of the Raj Bhavan, Sarkar told reporters that he and his ministers would not have been able to run the government for so many years unless the people and the employees...
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Farooq Abdullah backs Jinnah, blames Nehru, Patel for partition

New Delhi, March 4: In a controversial statement, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has said that Muhammad Ali Jinnah never wanted to “divide” India. The National Conference (NC) chief instead blamed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Sardar Patel and Maulana Azad for the partition. “Jinnah was not going to divide the country… there was a commission and it was decided that India won’t be divided. There will be a special representation for minorities– Sikhs and Muslims but there would be no partition,” said Abdullah on Saturday. However,...
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Nearly 87 crore bank accounts seeded with Aadhaar

New Delhi, March 4: A month before the expiry of the deadline, around 80% of bank accounts and 60% of mobile connections have been linked with national biometric identifier Aadhaar, according to a senior official at UIDAI. The government has mandated submission of the 12-digit unique identity number by every bank account holder by March 31, 2018 to weed out unaccounted wealth. For the same purpose, Aadhaar linking with income-tax permanent account number or PAN has also been made mandatory. By March 31, all mobile SIM cards are also to...
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NE helping India develop: PM Modi

New Delhi, March 3: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the Northeast has come forward to lead India on the path of development. Addressing the party workers at the BJP Headquarters here, the Prime Minister averred that the people of Tripura have given the 'Maoist ideology', suppressing their will, a befitting reply by defeating them through ballots. "The North East has today come forward to lead India on the path of development," Prime Minister Modi said. "Spreading fear and propaganda have been two weapons of Maoist ideology to...
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