A sense of impasse is gripping Hong Kong as pro-democracy protests entered their fourth week and the Government having limited options to end the crisis, things seem difficult. Demonstrators are increasingly willing to go for violent confrontation with the police.
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The BJP's Mahayuti got its strongest-ever victory in Maharashtra Assembly polls with 123 seats, but it needs 22 more to form the Government. It is for the first time in the last 24 years that a single party has got over 100 seats. Shiv Sena despite its tall claims got only 63 seats while NCP has been restricted to mere 41. Even while the counting of votes was on, NCP decided to give outside support to BJP in the Assembly.
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BJP has created history by winning 47 of 90 seats of Haryana Assembly. After clear majority for the party, the main question which is making rounds is- who will be the Chief Minister, whether he will be a Jat leader or will be elected from some other caste?
Regional parties are slowly becoming less relevant in State’s politics.
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The issue is the turn the country is taking; away from the old moribund, dynastic and staggeringly corrupt politics towards a new dawn of resurgence, sound economy, accountable politics and national pride. Whether you belong to the north, the south, the east, or the west, you cannot remain untouched by the shockwave of a psychological transformation that is rippling through the length and breadth of the country. This is what people should be talking about instead of fretting over waves and tsunamis.
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Congress's defeat from December 2013 Assembly polls to State elections in Haryana and Maharashtra mark the end of dynastic politics.
The allegation came a day after two of senior RPI leaders openly opposed Athawale's decision to ally with the BJP after the erstwhile six-party saffron Grand Alliance split
In response to Urban Development Minister's call, the AAP chief said that while his party workers were already involved in cleanliness activities, 'we cannot make India clean by such actions'
We want to be a leader in providing a cloud for every Indian, and every Indian application and developer: Microsoft CEO
In her petitions, Jayalalithaa has maintained that the charges of amassing wealth against her were false and that she had acquired property through legal means
Senior criminal lawyer Jethmalani, who is representing Jayalalithaa in the case, sought interim relief immediately as since the sentence was less than of 10 years, she was entitled for bail
Both Modi and Swaraj congratulated the Clintons for becoming grandparents
The world is becoming increasingly connected, both physically and digitally. It has raised the fundamental 'death of distance' debate. According to the debate, the pro-side believes that the world is becoming increasingly flat while the opponents point to the relative non-availability of data about internationalization to conclusively say that distance is dead
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After the poor show in the Lok Sabha election in May this year, the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has received its biggest drubbing in the assembly election in Maharashtra by wining in just one seat. It could be the end of Raj Thackeray, say political observers pointing to its performance.
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Arun Jaitley said he is a decent defence minister against backdrop of criticism by the opposition parties who have described him as a "part time" Minister.
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Rudy said the BJP will formally stake claim after electing leader of its legislature party.
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External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday underlined the need for usages of Hindi in official communications in an "all-round" and holistic manner.
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That feared rejection is where the BJP succeeded in the mind game. It did not want to even notice Sena’s anxiety. It appears to want to see Sena to cower, apprehensive about a term only in the Opposition which it had not got to lead in the decade, forget heading the government.
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