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JD(U), SAD Ask PM Modi To Defuse Rising Petrol And Diesel Prices Problem

New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) in Bihar and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab have asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to defuse the problem of rising petrol and diesel prices that’s hurting the common people. There is a growing public concern over the sharp spike in petrol and diesel prices found an echo in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) camp.

Petrol prices have increased from Rs 74.31 on January 1 to Rs 85.51 on Tuesday, an increase of Rs 11.20. Diesel prices in the corresponding period have risen from Rs 63.38 to Rs 76.95, an increase of Rs 13.57. The hike is the result of rising international crude oil prices and depreciation of the rupee against the dollar.

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BJP Accuses Sonia Gandhi-led NAC Of ‘Supporting Ground For Naxalites’

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that during the UPA regime, Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council (NAC) was a "supporting ground for naxalites". It accused the Congress of compromising with national security.

BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra accused it of compromising national security for political opportunism. The NAC "embraced Naxalism" and was "ground for supporting Naxals" under Sonia Gandhi, he said. Taking a jibe at Congress, Patra said, "They (Congress) should contact the Election Commission (EC) and tell them that we want to get renamed as INC (M) - Indian National Congress (Maoist)."

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Petition Filed Seeking Deregistration Of AIMIM For Asking Votes In The Name Of Religion

New Delhi: A plea in the Delhi high court has been filed seeking to quash registration of Asaduddin Owaisi-led AIMIM as a political party. The petition alleged that the party raises issues concerning only Muslims and seeks votes in the name of religion.

The petition filed by the president of the Shiv Sena in Telangana sought setting aside the June 19, 2014 order of the Election Commission of India (ECI) granting recognition of state party of Telangana to the All India Majilis-e-Ittehadul Musalimeen (AIMIM).

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Rajasthan Government To Give Assistance To 1 Crore Poor To Buy Smart Phone To Remain Updated

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Rajasthan plans to give around one crore poor families a Rs 1,000-aid from the state government to buy smart phones using which they can remain informed of welfare schemes and avail benefits as per their eligibility.

Launching the Bhamashah Digital Parivar Yojana on Tuesday, Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje said the subsidy of Rs 1,000 will be given to card holders in two installments.

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A Video Featuring A TMC Leader Instructing His Party Workers to Frame BJP Leaders for Possessing Cannabis Surfaces

New Delhi: The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal has found itself in the middle of a huge controversy after a video surfaced, that the opposition alleges, shows a ruling party leader instructing his party workers to frame a BJP worker for possessing cannabis or ganja.

Anubrata Mondal, the Trinamool’s Birbhum district president, is also seen telling party workers at a meeting on Sunday to get the district police chief on the line so that he can pass on the instructions.