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Mamata sets Delhi goal

Mamata Banerjee used her party's martyrs' day event to launch her 2019 campaign to oust the BJP from the Centre, delivering a speech that reflected her keenness to play a lead role nationally.
Meghdeep Bhattacharyya Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

GST rates cut on fridge, small TVs

The GST Council on Saturday exempted sanitary napkins from the ambit of the goods and services tax, conceding a year-long demand.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Cow vigilantes strike again, 1 lynched

A man was beaten to death in Rajasthan's Alwar district on Friday night by a group of people who accused him of smuggling cows, police said citing victim Akbar Khan's dying declaration.
PTI and Our Bureau Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Hug hangs over Modi rally

The day after, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appeared to be still struggling to shake off the hug.
Piyush Srivastava Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Naidu rules out Delhi role

Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday ruled himself out of playing any role personally at the Centre after the next general election, but foresaw a place for the Telugu Desam Party in national politics.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Ally soccer punch to Big brother

Prime Minister Narendra Modi may have trumped the no-confidence vote like France won the Fifa World Cup but Rahul Gandhi has won hearts like runners-up Croatia did, the Shiv Sena said on Saturday seeking to provoke ally BJP some more.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

AAP backs Rahul on hug

After the BJP termed Rahul Gandhi's hugging Narendra Modi as "childish" and Speaker Sumitra Mahajan reprimanded him for disrespecting the Prime Minister, the Aam Aadmi Party backed him.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Lynchings tied to PM 'popularity'

Another lynching, another insensitive statement from a Union minister.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Govt attitude spurring lynching: Cong

The Congress on Saturday said that lynching had become common because criminals were drawing encouragement from the government's inadequate response and ambiguous attitude.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

Militants kill cop vacationing at home

A police constable vacationing at home in a south Kashmir village has been abducted and shot dead, the second such incident in a fortnight highlighting the dangers of cops visiting their families.
OUR SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

VHP cow squad plan

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has decided to form a "gau raksha dal" (cow protection group) in every village in coastal Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka to check theft and transport of cattle, a VHP functionary said on Saturday.
PTI Jul 22, 2018 00:00 IST

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