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Ex-Bigg Boss contestant Swami Om to contest Lok Sabha election from New Delhi


The statement said several Hindu organisations held a meeting on Saturday and finalised his name.    New Delhi: Controversial self-proclaimed godman Swami Om Sunday said he will contest the Lok Sabha elections from the New Delhi constituency. A former Bigg Boss contestant, Swami Om, in a statement said he will fight against the “anti-Hindu” stance of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind ...

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Jaya Prada likely to join BJP on Monday, may contest Lok Sabha election from Rampur


Jaya Prada is expected to contest the election against Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan.   Lucknow: Veteran actress Jaya Prada is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday. Her probable admission to the saffron party comes barely weeks ahead of the high-pitched Lok Sabha election. Reports suggest that the actor-turned-politician may contest the Lok Sabha poll from ...

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Three Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists arrested in Jammu and Kashmir, ammunition recovered


The police recovered incriminating material including arms and ammunition and live rounds from the possession of terrorists.    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested three terrorists affiliated to terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad near a check-point at Narabal on the Srinagar-Baramulla Highway. The arrests were made based on credible input. The police have recovered incriminating material including arms ...

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Akbaruddin Owaisi challenges PM Modi again, questions ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign


“PM Modi should also mention ‘chowkidar’ in his Aadhaar card and passport.”   Akbaruddin Owaisi of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen on Sunday launched yet another brazen attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and claimed that the ‘Main Bhi Chowkidar’ campaign is only an electoral gimmick. BJP leaders, including PM Modi, had prefixed ‘chowkidar’ (watchman) to their Twitter names earlier this month in a ...

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Senior Congress leader Jitin Prasada likely to join BJP


The 45-year-old Jitin Prasada, born on November 29, 1973, was Minister of State, Steel from April 2008 to May 2009 in the first Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government of prime minister Manmohan Singh.   Senior Congress leader and two-time Lok Sabha MP Jitin Prasada is likely to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) soon. Jitin Prasada is also considered to ...

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Gautam Gambhir likely to join BJP on Friday


Gautam Gambhir, a veteran of 58 Tests and 147 ODIs, had retired from all forms of cricket in December of last year.    New Delhi: Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir is likely to make his political debut by joining the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. News agency ANI reported that Gambhir, 37, could be officially welcomed as a member of the BJP ...

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