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Siddarmaiah had won the last polls by a margin of more than 30,000 votes there. Armed with an independent survey for each constituency in the poll-bound state, the BJP's Central Election Committee is likely to meet again on Wednesday. Parameshwara to give top priority for loyal party workers when providing ticket to contest in the coming Assembly elections. In the 2013 Assembly elections, Eshwarappa contested again from the Shimoha assembly constituency and lost to K.B.
  • Protests on Andhra Pradesh issue continue in Delhi

    Protests on Andhra Pradesh issue continue in Delhi

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    They were forcefully removed. RS Deputy Chairman PJ Kurien and Secretary General Desh Deepak Verma met the protesting MPs, requesting them to vacate the house but they refused to budge, saying they were fighting a "Dharma Yudh" for their state and its people and would continue unless their demand of a special status was met.
  • India, Nepal agree to expedite all connectivity projects

    India, Nepal agree to expedite all connectivity projects

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    In response to a question, he said PM Modi had accepted Oli's invitation to visit Nepal later this year. "I have come to India to explore ways to enhance cooperation to newer heights", Oli told reporters. This is Oli's second visit to India as Prime Minister of the Himalayan nation. India has promised greater support to its neighbor Nepal in a meeting between their prime ministers.
  • Catalan former leader Puigdemont remains in Berlin on bail

    Catalan former leader Puigdemont remains in Berlin on bail

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    The court upheld an embezzlement charge for Puigdemont. Catalonia's former president, Carles Puigdemont, said on Saturday that Spain must "respect democracy and worldwide treaties" in its treatment of the region and its politicians. A German court ruled on Thursday that it would only consider extraditing ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on the charge of misuse of public funds to hold a banned referendum on independence for Catalonia a year ago.
  • Jacob Zuma appears in court charged with corruption

    Jacob Zuma appears in court charged with corruption

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    They include: Willies Mchunu (premier of KwaZulu-Natal), Sihle Zikalala and Super Zuma. The Umkhonto weSizwe Military Veterans' Association was also represented in the form of Carl Niehaus and Mabel Rweqana. Others held placards which indicated that they had travelled from as far afield as the Northern Cape to participate in the march. "I'm behind him", said Lihle Dube one of Zuma's supporters.
  • BJP Government will ensure development of western Odisha: Shah

    BJP Government will ensure development of western Odisha: Shah

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    A few hours earlier, Shah had told BJP workers in Mumbai that "A mongoose, a cat, a dog, a cheetah and lion, they are coming together because they see water rising below them". The PM stated that the BJP was the party of a New India. Read Also: Amit Shah address BJP foundation day rally in Mumbai on April 6 No entry for heavy vehicles: Entry of heavy vehicles or goods carriers in Mumbai via Anandnagar Check Naka, Mulund East; Modela Check Naka, Mulund West; Airoli Check Naka and Vashi ...
  • Ruckus-hit Rajya Sabha halts proceedings 10 times on Wednesday

    Ruckus-hit Rajya Sabha halts proceedings 10 times on Wednesday

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    Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu had earlier admonished members for not allowing transaction of any Bills. Congress Deputy Leader Anand Sharma then raised a point of order saying the new members, who took oath over the past few days, had not been given division numbers which enables them to exercise their voting right.
  • South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye found guilty

    South Korea's ex-president Park Geun-hye found guilty

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    Park was charged on 18 counts of corruption, including bribery, coercion, abuse of power and leaking state secrets. Park was sentenced to 24 years imprisonment, as well as a fine of 18 billion won (111 million dollars, 90 million euros). She left the presidential mansion in 1979 after her father was gunned down by his own intelligence chief during a late-night drinking party. The wide-ranging corruption scandal exposed shady links between big business and politics in South Korea, prompting ...
  • Investigation launched after man stabbed in Herne Hill amidst night of carnage

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    The figures do not take account of the death of an intruder that led to the arrest of pensioner Richard Osborn-Brooks on suspicion of attempted murder. A man who knew him said the boy had no involvement with gangs. "My personal opinion is why were the men at his house?" Neighbourhood Watch member Sylbourne Sydial said: "A man should be able to defend his home".
  • Cuba Condemns Israel's Killings of Palestinians

    Cuba Condemns Israel's Killings of Palestinians

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    Israel's security service, Shin Bet, said on Wednesday that the planned attack was thwarted on March 12 when Israel's navy stopped a Palestinian boat that had gone beyond the designated Gaza fishing zone. Tamar Zandberg, the newly elected head of the left-wing Meretz party, called on the government to open an independent investigation into the violence on the Gaza border.
  • Winter Olympics: Seven countries express interest in 2026 games

    Winter Olympics: Seven countries express interest in 2026 games

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    Skyrocketing costs have made the Olympics almost impossible for a city to host without incurring major debt without corresponding economic growth and/or watching historic facilities degrade and rot into lost artifacts . Three of the other six potential hosts, Sapporo, Stockholm and both of Cortina d'Ampezzo and Turin, have hosted the games before. The announcement from the International Olympic Committee comes just five days after federal, provincial and municipal levels of government ...
  • The nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life

    The nation celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's life

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    King, especially now on the 50th anniversary of his assassination", Rashad Robinson, the executive director of Color of Change, the nation's largest online racial justice organization. "But, I'm not concerned about that now..." "I see Dr. King as the greatest thing for white people that there ever was because he set us free". He refused to be afraid because of the risk of ambush and sabotage.
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    1198 terrorists from "Jaish al-Islam", their families evacuated from Douma

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    State media has said Jaish al-Islam had accepted a deal giving its fighters safe passage to towns that are located in a buffer zone on the border with Turkey that is controlled by the Turkish military and allied Syrian rebel groups. Maj. "Our position is consistent and clear", he said. There was no comment from the Army of Islam. He added, however, that "humanitarian cases" would be allowed to evacuate on Monday.