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Congress president Sonia Gandhi with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in New Delhi on December 23, 2019.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi with former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during a protest in New Delhi on December 23, 2019.   | Photo Credit: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

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Jharkhand Assembly election results live | It’s my defeat, not of BJP, says Rahubar Das

The counting for the 2019 Jharkhand assembly election results began amidst tight security at 8 a.m. across 24 districts of Jharkhand on Monday morning. The counting started at 8 a.m. in all the 24 district headquarters. The maximum rounds of counting will take place at Chatra with 28 rounds and lowest round at two seats — Chandankyari and Torpa.

No place for NRC in Andhra Pradesh, says CM Jagan Mohan Reddy

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Monday announced that his government was opposed to the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and would not implement it in the State.

Disha case: forensic experts from AIIMS conduct second autopsy on accused

A team of forensic experts from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, are conducting the second post-mortem of four accused in the Disha case at the State-run Gandhi Hospital in Hyderabad.

Citizenship Amendment Act: Congress leaders sit on ‘Satyagraha for unity’ at Rajghat

The top Congress leadership, led by party chief Sonia Gandhi, sat on a “Satyagraha for unity” at Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial Rajghat in New Delhi on December 23, demanding protection of the rights of people as enshrined in the Constitution.

Saudi court sentences 5 to death for Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Saudi Arabia sentenced five people to death on Monday for the killing of Washington Post columnist and royal family critic Jamal Khashoggi, who was murdered in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last year by a team of Saudi agents.

Surprised by Narendra Modi’s NRC comments: Sharad Pawar

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Monday said he was surprised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s comment that his government never discussed a nationwide National Register of Citizens (NRC).

How Vijay Sethupathi defines his success

Vijay Sethupathi is an enigma. Maintaining an aura of mystery is a difficult ask for someone in Tamil cinema, especially if they have spent a good few years at the top. But VJS — as Thiagarajan Kumararaja, his director in Super Deluxe (2019), once described him — manages to throw a surprise or two, just as one starts to think that we have him all figured.

Hell, not detention centre: Assam ‘foreigner’ after PM remark

Mohammed Sanaullah, a Guwahati-based retired Army officer, smiled wryly as he watched Prime Minister Narendra Modi's televised speech at Ramlila Maidan in New Delhi on Sunday.

Bumrah, Dhawan back for Sri Lanka T20s, ODIs against Australia; Rohit, Shami rested from T20s

Fit-again pacer Jasprit Bumrah returned to India’s T20 and ODI squads for next month’s home assignments against Sri Lanka and Australia, while top batsman Rohit Sharma was rested from the T20s in the squads announced here on Monday.

Rishabh Pant to work under specialist coach, needs to improve keeping: MSK Prasad

A specialist will be employed to help embattled India cricketer Rishabh Pant improve his wicket-keeping skills, chief selector MSK Prasad said on December 23.

Kirari fire: Delhi govt announces ₹10 lakh compensation to next of kin of those killed

The Delhi government on December 23 announced ₹10 lakh compensation to the next of kin of those who died in a fire in Kirari area. Health Minister Satyendra Jain said the government will also bear the expenses of the injured and will give them ₹1 lakh.

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