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    India News26, Nov 2020, 11:56 AM

    Exclusive: 'BJP ahead in making noise, Congress has become lifeless'

    Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali is confident of winning 100 seats and above in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections.  Ali, however, admits that party lost the recent bye-elections in the state because of overconfidence and that the BJP's confidence is much higher after Dubbak by-elections win. 

    "So far in the GHMC elections, the BJP is ahead in shouting while Congress has become lifeless," he said while heaping praise on Minister KT Rama Rao who has taken upon himself to ensure TRS captures GHMC polls. Watch the video

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    India News26, Nov 2020, 9:10 AM

    Telangana Dy CM Mahmood Ali: TRS lost because we were overconfident

    Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mahmood Ali is confident of winning 100 seats and above in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections.  Ali, however, admits that party lost the recent bye-elections in the state because of overconfidence and that the BJP's confidence is much higher after Dubbak by-elections win. "So far in the GHMC elections, the BJP is ahead in shouting while Congress has become lifeless," he said while heaping praise on Minister KT Rama Rao who has taken upon himself to ensure TRS captures GHMC polls.

     

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    India News23, Nov 2020, 11:15 AM

    Congress: Madhu Bangarappa will join us, 16 more MLAs ready to dump JD-S

    Yet another setback seems to be on Janata Dal-Secular's horizon with speculation rife over Shivamogga leader Madhu Bangarappa's exit from the party.
     

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    India20, Nov 2020, 10:34 AM

    Exclusive: 'AIADMK needs to be careful about BJP'

    Recent political manoeuvres by the BJP in Tamil Nadu, which will go to poll next year have triggered speculation over the party's strategy.  Be it the Vetri Vel Yatra or the attempt to compare Prme Minister Narendra Modi with the iconic M G Ramachandran, BJP is trying to gain foothold in te state.

    Shoukd the AIADMK be worried? Yes, says the Congress. Congress state in-charge Dinesh Gundu Rao spoke to Asianet Newsable's Mohammad Yacoob during which he said that the BJP's sole intention is to weaken AIADMK in the state.

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    India18, Nov 2020, 3:59 PM

    Exclusive: 'Congress cannot go on without the Gandhi family'

    The Congress party has conceded that bad planning and late selection of candidates were among the reasons why the grand old party failed in the Bihar election. But in the process, the party is shying away at seeking accountability from the leadership. In fact, a section of the party chooses to shield the Gandhi family and blame the organisational cadre for the shocking defeat. 

     

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    India18, Nov 2020, 1:07 PM

    Salman Khurshid: If there was no democracy in Congress, I would not have been in the party

    With the Congress receiving yet another electoral drubbing, voices of dissent have once again started getting louder. While demanding accountability, senior Congress leaders are questioning the manner in which the party is being run at the moment. Countering one such charge by senior leader Kapil Sibal, party colleague Salman Khurshid had in a Facebook post asserted that the favourite panacea of "doubting Thomases" -- introspection and collective leadership -- might do no collateral damage but is a bit overestimated.

    Hours later, Asianet Newsable's Mohammad Yacoob spoke to Salman Khurshid. Here are excerpts:

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    India17, Nov 2020, 11:28 AM

    Exclusive: 'People in Tamil Nadu will see through BJP's agenda

    At a time when regional allies are blaming the Congress for pulling them down and not being capable enough to fight the BJP, the grand old party's ally in Tamil Nadu, the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam still has faith in its junior ally in the state.

    DMK'S National Spokesperson Saravanan spoke to Asianet Newsable's Mohammad Yacoob.

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    India13, Nov 2020, 1:13 PM

    Exclusive: 'Unlike BJP, Congress does not impose ideology on people'

    Senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao, who is currently in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Goa, gave an insight into his party's plan of action during an exclusive interview with Asianet Newsable's Correspondent Mohammed Yacoob.

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    India13, Nov 2020, 8:30 AM

    EXCLUSIVE: 'Southern states don't like RSS philosophy'

    Senior Congress leader Dinesh Gundu Rao, who is currently in-charge of Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Goa, gave an insight into his party's plan of action during an exclusive interview with Asianet Newsable's Correspondent Mohammed Yacoob.

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    India11, Nov 2020, 11:13 AM

    After Dubbak win, our aim is to get Mayoral position for Hyderabad: Krishna Saagar Rao

    After edging past Telangana Rashtriya Samiti candidate in Dubbak bypolls with close to 2,000 lead votes, the Telangana BJP unit now has set it's vision on Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and Mayoral elections. The elections will be concluded in next two months. Asianet Newsable's Senior Correspondent Mohammed Yacoob caught up with Telangana chief spokesperson Krishna Saagar Rao who spoke about the political development, BJP's preparation and Owasi factor in Hyderabad. 

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    India10, Nov 2020, 4:41 PM

    Aarti Tikoo Singh: There is no way Article 370 and 35A will be restored

    In an exclusive interview with Asianet Newsable's Sunita Iyer, Kashmir-based journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh, slams the Gupkar Alliance President Farooq Abdullah for claiming he won't die till Article 370 is restored in Jammu and Kashmir. She adds, "Article 370 or no 370, 35A or no 35A, the truth today is that equality, which is enshrined in the Indian constitution, has been extended to Jammu and Kashmir and people of India when it comes to the state."

    The Foreign & Strategic Affairs editor of IANS also lambasts Pakistan for inaction over cross-border terrorism and instead projecting India as an oppressor of human rights world over, even as violations continue in the 'military-Islamic state'.

    Aarti Tikoo Singh also shares her views on how the current Modi government dealt with separatist voices in Kashmir and what does the future hold for Kashmiri Pandits in the state.

    Also Watch: Aarti Tikoo Singh slams Tony Ashai, extends support to Arnab Goswami

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    India10, Nov 2020, 1:31 PM

    JDU: Nitish will remain CM, BJP will keep its promise

    JDU Bihar unit president Bashistha Narain Singh says Nitish will be CM and BJP will keep its promise.

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    India9, Nov 2020, 7:43 PM

    'Bihar verdict will be beginning of NDA's downfall'

    Bihar will deliver its verdict on November 10 when counting of votes cast in the state assembly elections will be taken up. Ahead of the verdict, Asianet Newsable's Senior Correspondent Mohammed Yacoob caught up with Rashtriya Janata Dal's Secretary Alok Mehta who is confident that the Mahagathbandhan will get majority and that the beginning of NDA's downfall will be from Bihar.

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    India9, Nov 2020, 7:38 PM

    Aarti Tikoo Singh slams Tony Ashai for issuing a threat, extends support to Arnab Goswami

    Amidst the raging controvery over Mumbai police's action against Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief Arnab Goswami, Kashmiri Architect and Pakistan sympathiser Tony Ashai has brewed a new controversy. In response to a a video of Arnab Goswami alleging threat to his life, Tony Ashai took a dig at the Republic TV Editor-in-Chief claiming, "After putting many lives in danger by falsely accusing them and destroying their lives, Arnab Goswami now pleads for his life."

    In the same tweet, Tony Ashai issued a veiled threat to Times Now's Navika Kumar and Kashmir-based journalist Aarti Tikoo Singh, calling for an assault against them for speaking against Pakistan and it's Army. “The same fate awaits Aarti Tikoo Navika Kumar and others. I hope with Trump gone, there will be a wave of restoration of good values worldwide," tweeted Tony Ashai.

    In an exclusive interview to Asianet Newsable's Sunita Iyer, Aarti Tikoo Singh, Foreign & Strategic Affairs Editor, IANS, called Tony's Ashai's threat as serious and called for the Indian government to blacklist him from visiting India. 

    On the issue of Mumbai Police's 'harassing' treatment towards Arnab Goswami, Aarti Tikoo Singh said that the Republic TV's Editor-in-Chief took on the biggest holy cows of India. Hence, from Delhi to US to Maharashtra, everyone is baying for his blood.

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    India9, Nov 2020, 4:48 PM

    Exclusive: 'Bihar verdict will be beginning of NDA's downfall'

    Bihar will deliver its verdict on November 10 when counting of votes cast in the state assembly elections will be taken up. Ahead of the verdict, Asianet Newsable's Senior Correspondent Mohammed Yacoob caught up with Rashtriya Janata Dal's Secretary Alok Mehta who is confident that the Mahagathbandhan will get majority and that the beginning of NDA's downfall will be from Bihar.