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Politics

Actor Kamal Haasan is greeted by his supporters on his arrival at the airport in Madurai on Tuesday, a day before he is set to launch his political party. (Photo: PTI)

Kamal Haasan’s Act-2 set to take off, party launch today

Though there is no clarity on what his policies and programmes would be, Kamal has clarified that his colour would certainly not be “saffron”.

Gorakphur is the former seat of chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Phulpur is the former constituency of deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad.

Congress names two nominees for UP byelections

Surhita will contest from Gorakhpur and Manish Mishra from Phulpur.

Late special CBI court judge B.H. Loya

Maharashtra opposes probe into Loya’s death in top court

These petitions are filed for extraneous petitions with oblique motive.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik  (Photo: PTI)

Naveen Patnaik & Dharmendra Pradhan slug it out in Bijepur

Bijepur is going to bypoll on February 24 following the death of incumbent MLA Subal Sahu on August 22, 2017.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo: PTI)

Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls March 11

The bypolls in Uttar Pradesh will be a test for Adityanath as the results will be seen as a reflection on his government’s popularity.

Crime

An irate mob, on Monday, dragged two rape-and-murder accused out from a police station in Tezu town in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh and lynched them. (Representational Image)

2 rape-murder accused men beaten to death by irate mob in Arunachal

Sanjay Sobor and Jagdish Lohar accused of raping a 5-yr-old girl, were dragged out of police custody and beaten to death on the streets.

As per the FIR, the incident occurred on February 7 in the route between Vasant Village and IIT Gate. (Representational Image)

DU student files complaint against man for masturbating beside her

The complainant shouted at the accused, but 'he did not understand' and the co-passengers also 'ignored it,' the FIR read.

The accused strangled the victim's sister because she had witnessed the event after which he  took out petrol from his motorbike and set the bodies on fire. (Representational Image)

UP engineer kills 23-yr-old woman, her sister, for rejecting marriage proposal

The police said that the man visited the victim on Thursday and strangled her to death after she rejected his marriage proposal.

According to the complaint lodged by the victim, on Feb 12 she was taken to a hotel by the accused where she was allegedly raped several times on pretext of marriage. (Photo: Representational | File)

UP: 24-yr-old woman raped by youth on pretext of marriage

'The girl has established contact with the accused through Facebook,' police official said, and accused demanded Rs 5 lakh for marrying her.

All India

Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday took a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and called him a 'baccha' (kid). (Photo: ANI | Twitter)

Yeddyurappa calls Rahul 'baccha', says Cong chief K'taka visit to work in BJP's favour

BS Yeddyurappa said by Rahul Gandhi's visit to Karnataka they are sure to win more than 150 seats in state.

Trudeau's defence minister Harjit Sajjan, a Sikh, also joined the meeting with Punjab Chief Minster Amarinder Singh. (Photo: Twitter/@capt_amarinder)

Canada does not support separatists: Trudeau tells Amarinder Singh

Justin Trudeau on Wednesday sought to dispel perceptions his administration is too close to Sikh separatists, officials said,

Kamal Haasan said, 'This is a party for the people. We have a responsibility. This isn't a one day show.'

Kamal Haasan launches 'Makkal Needhi Maiam', says party neither left nor right

The Tamil actor spoke about ending caste politics and told people to not accept money for votes.

Delhi Hgh Court asked, 'Within the city, when there is a speed limit, why do you (vehicle owners) need crash guards.' (Photo: File/PTI)

Delhi HC seeks Centre’s stand on banning crash guards on vehicles

In Dec 2017, the Road Transport and Highway ministry directed all states to act against crash guards installed at front, rear of vehicles.

Hardik Patel, who is the convener of the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti, had moved his plea in an Ahmedabad court seeking discharge in the case. (Photo: PTI/FIle)

Court Rejects Hardik Patel's Discharge Plea In Sedition Case

Sessions court judge Dilip Mahida rejects Hardik Patel's discharge plea, thereby allowing framing of charges against him in the case.