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Gulam Jeelani

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Jeelani writes on politics, government and national affairs. A journalist for eleven years, he has worked for different print and digital publications in Lucknow and Srinagar, before moving to New Delhi in 2015.

Farmers' protest | 11th round of talks inconclusive; suspension is the last offer, says Centre

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Farmers' protest | 11th round of talks inconclusive; suspension is the last offer, says Centre

While the government said it had nothing better to offer than staying the implementation of farm laws, farmer union leaders were adamant on their demand of the complete repeal of agri reforms. No dates for a new meeting have been announced.

Congress Working Committee Meets ; Sonia Gandhi Remains Party's Interim Chief Until June

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Congress Working Committee Meets ; Sonia Gandhi Remains Party's Interim Chief Until June

The CWC passed a three- point resolution seeking repeal of the contentions farm laws, thanking scientists while appealing to people to come forward for COVID-19 vaccination and demanding a probe by Joint Parliamentary Committee into the WhatsApp chat leak

Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22

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Farmers' Protest: Centre offers to suspend farm laws implementation for up to 1.5 years ; next meeting on January 22

In the tenth round of talks, while farmer union leaders remained firm on their demand of repealing the three laws, the government offered to stay the implementation of laws. The farmers will discuss the proposal and take a call.

Sajad Lone's Peoples' Conference pulls out of Gupkar Alliance, cites 'breach of trust' among partners

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Sajad Lone's Peoples' Conference pulls out of Gupkar Alliance, cites 'breach of trust' among partners

Lone has cited 'breach of trust' between the constituents of the Gupkar Alliance, which was 'beyond remedy' as reason for his party's decision.

What Mamata Banerjee's Nandigram dare means in the West Bengal elections

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What Mamata Banerjee's Nandigram dare means in the West Bengal elections

The TMC boss is intent on taking the fight to the BJP and Suvendu Adhikari who recently exited her party

What to make of ex-Union minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain’s shift from Centre to Bihar

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What to make of ex-Union minister Syed Shahnawaz Hussain’s shift from Centre to Bihar

The announcement means the BJP leader's return to electoral politics, from Centre to the state though, since 2014 when he lost the Lok Sabha election from Bhagalpur in Bihar.

WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Judge withdraws from case after Facebook email to court

INDIA

WhatsApp Privacy Policy: Judge withdraws from case after Facebook email to court

Justice Prathiba Singh recuses herself from hearing the case after WhatsApp send an email reportedly pointing out that she had appeared in a connected matter earlier as a lawyer.

Who is AK Sharma, ex- bureaucrat who retired to join BJP in Uttar Pradesh

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Who is AK Sharma, ex- bureaucrat who retired to join BJP in Uttar Pradesh

A 1988 batch IAS officer, Sharma who has been associated with PM Modi since he became Gujarat CM in 2001, has been nominated by the BJP to the Uttar Pradesh legislative council in the run up to 2022 assembly polls.

Farmers' Protest: Here are the highlights of Supreme Court order staying the implementation of farm laws

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Farmers' Protest: Here are the highlights of Supreme Court order staying the implementation of farm laws

The court said that it is passing the order with the hope and expectation that both parties will take this in the right spirit and attempt to arrive at a fair, equitable and just solution to the problems.

West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: 'National Pride’ to ‘Bengali Asmita’; how parties appropriate Netaji's legacy as election draws near

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West Bengal Assembly Polls 2021: 'National Pride’ to ‘Bengali Asmita’; how parties appropriate Netaji's legacy as election draws near

For Mamata Banerjee’s TMC, Netaji is an icon representing local Bengali ‘asmita’. For the BJP, which many observers feel is TMC’s key opponent in the upcoming polls, Netaji is a symbol of national pride whose legacy, the saffron party says, was neglected to benefit the Nehru-Gandhi family.

Pranab Mukherjee Memoirs:  Congress' 2014 debacle to PM Modi's foreign relations

BUSINESS

Pranab Mukherjee Memoirs: Congress' 2014 debacle to PM Modi's foreign relations

In 'Presidential Years' published by Rupa, Mukherjee says while Manmohan Singh was offered the Prime Ministerial post by Sonia Gandhi, Narendra Modi became Prime Minister through popular choice after leading the BJP to a historic victory in 2014

West Bengal Assembly polls: How Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM may spell trouble for Mamata Banerjee's TMC

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West Bengal Assembly polls: How Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM may spell trouble for Mamata Banerjee's TMC

The AIMIM's move to contest the West Bengal Assembly elections with local influential cleric may end up splitting the Muslim votes and thereby benefit the BJP, political observers said.

Farmers' Protest:  Centre-farmer talks hit a deadlock over repeal of agri-laws; next meeting on January 8

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Farmers' Protest: Centre-farmer talks hit a deadlock over repeal of agri-laws; next meeting on January 8

The farmers said they will meet on January 5 to decide on the next meeting. The protests, they said, will continue unabated as they will not agree to anything less than repeal of the laws.

Farmers’ Protest: BJP’s lone MLA in Kerala O Rajagopal supports Assembly resolution against Centre’s farm laws, backtracks later

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Farmers’ Protest: BJP’s lone MLA in Kerala O Rajagopal supports Assembly resolution against Centre’s farm laws, backtracks later

The resolution demands the scrapping of the three contentious central farm laws, against which thousands of farmers have been protesting on Delhi borders for more than a month now.

Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

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Farmers' Protest : Centre agrees to remove stubble burning fine, withdraw draft electricity amendment bill; next meeting on January 4

There was, however, no agreement on the two other key demands - chalking out modalities of repealing the three legislation and giving a legal guarantee on the Minimum Support Price (MSP).

J&K DDC election results: Meet the three first-ever winners of BJP from Kashmir

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J&K DDC election results: Meet the three first-ever winners of BJP from Kashmir

The three historic wins gave the saffron party one of the reasons to celebrate the results, apart from the fact that it emerged as the single-largest party bagging 75 seats, 72 of them in Jammu division.

J&K DDC election results: Here's why the BJP is upbeat over the poll outcome

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J&K DDC election results: Here's why the BJP is upbeat over the poll outcome

The DDC elections were a litmus test for the BJP, and a referendum of sorts on the scrapping of Article 370 last year. The party has not been in power in Jammu and Kashmir, except for an alliance with the PDP in 2015.

J&K DDC election results: Gupkar alliance secures control of seven district councils in Kashmir, BJP wins five in Jammu

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J&K DDC election results: Gupkar alliance secures control of seven district councils in Kashmir, BJP wins five in Jammu

The regional alliance can also stake claim to five other councils where the if at all it decides to go together with the Congress, which contested the elections alone.

J&K DDC election results: Gupkar Alliance sweeps district council polls; BJP single-largest party, bags 3 seats in Kashmir division

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J&K DDC election results: Gupkar Alliance sweeps district council polls; BJP single-largest party, bags 3 seats in Kashmir division

The PAGD, an alliance of seven regional parties, is set to win majority of the seats in the Kashmir division, while the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) had an upper hand in the Jammu region, the wins and the leads out so far indicated. In a first, BJP won three seats in Kashmir division, including one in Srinagar.

J&K DDC election results: Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para, jailed PDP leader, wins; 'couldn’t be prouder', says Mehbooba Mufti

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J&K DDC election results: Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para, jailed PDP leader, wins; 'couldn’t be prouder', says Mehbooba Mufti

Waheed-Ur-Rehman Para, the youth wing president of the PDP who contested elections for the first time, is in jail after being arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in November after being charged under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) over his alleged involvement with the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Explained | All you need to know about the first-ever DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir

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Explained | All you need to know about the first-ever DDC polls in Jammu and Kashmir

The DDCs, a new layer of governance in the UT, will oversee the functioning of Halqa panchayats and block development councils. The structure will include a DDC and a District Planning Committee (DPC).

West Bengal assembly polls 2021| Focus on booths to wooing women voters,  BJP's election strategy in 5 points

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West Bengal assembly polls 2021| Focus on booths to wooing women voters, BJP's election strategy in 5 points

With Union Home Minister Amit Shah and party’s president JP Nadda at the front, the party has embarked on a high-pitched campaign, challenging Mamata Banerjee who is seeking a third consecutive term as the chief minister.

Cultural fallout of India-China border standoff: Events to mark 70 years of diplomatic relations put on hold

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Cultural fallout of India-China border standoff: Events to mark 70 years of diplomatic relations put on hold

The events to be held in 2020-21 in both the countries were agreed upon during the second informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping in Chennai in October 2019.

Why Suvendu Adhikari, who quit TMC and will likely join BJP, matters in West Bengal politics

POLITICS

Why Suvendu Adhikari, who quit TMC and will likely join BJP, matters in West Bengal politics

While the suspense continues over his future plans, Suvendu Adhikari is reportedly just a step away from joining many other TMC rebels in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

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