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Congress Eyes 'Kayasthas' In UP, Attempts New Caste Equation

Nov 20, 2021 Bharat Singh

Kayasthas are present in sizeable numbers in the districts of Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Lucknow, Bareilly, Moradabad, Deoria, Kaushambi and Shamli.

Iraqis Cast Ballots Hoping For Change Few Expect To Happen

Oct 10, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The vote had been scheduled for next year but was brought forward in response to the popular uprising in the capital of Baghdad and southern provinces in late 2019. T


Another Russian Journalist's Home Raided Ahead of Prez Elections

Russian opposition supporters, independent journalists and human rights activists have faced increased government pressure ahead of September's voting

Philippines' Duterte To Deliver Final Speech To Congress Amid Crises

Jul 26, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Rodrigo Duterte will be winding down his six-year term amid a raging pandemic, a battered economy and his legacy


Mobile Internet Disruptions Seen In Iran Amid Water Protests

While landline service continues, NetBlocks warned its analysis and user reports were 'consistent with a regional internet shutdown intended to control protests'

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18 July, 2021

Egypt Releases Two Activists And Journalist Amid US Concerns Over Detentions

Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday, state security prosecutors ordered the release of the three pending ongoing investigations into charges against them


16 July, 2021

Canada Could Start Allowing Fully Vaccinated Americans By Mid-August

Associated Press (AP)

Trudeau noted Canada continues to lead G20 countries in vaccination rates with approximately 80% of eligible Canadians vaccinated with their first dose and over 50% of eligible Canadians fully vaccinated.


14 July, 2021

Cuba And Haiti Stir Fresh Political Pressures For US President Joe Biden

Associated Press (AP)

US President Joe Biden is facing increased pressure from Republican lawmakers for his administration to step up support of Cuban demonstrators, who are protesting food shortages


09 July, 2021

UP Block Pramukh Election: Woman Manhandled, Saree Yanked By Two Men During Filing Of Nomination

Outlook Web Bureau

The woman was reportedly accompanying a candidate who was filing nominations for the upcoming block panchayat polls.


01 July, 2021

Republican Lawmakers Travel To Texas To Cheer Trump As He Visits Southern Border

Associated Press (AP)

Trump was joined by almost two dozens of House Members and said as he stood at the border that Biden is destroying our country which started with fake election


29 June, 2021

Quarantining In Pandemic: Nadda Takes Dig At Assam Opposition

Outlook Web Bureau

JP Nadda in a meeting claimed that the opposition parties in Assam were in quarantine during the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic


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27 June, 2021

Donald Trump Airs Old Election Grievances At Campaign-style Rally in US

Associated Press (AP)

On Saturday night, Trump organised an event at Ohio's Lorain County Fairgrounds to support Max Miller, a former White House aide who is challenging Republican Rep. Anthony Gonzalez for his congressional seat.


22 June, 2021

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy Faces Jail Term In Campaign Financing Trial

Associated Press (AP)

Nicolas Sarkozy is accused of having spent almost twice the maximum legal amount of 22.5 million euros (USD 27.5 million) on a re-election bid that he lost to Socialist Francois Hollande.


21 June, 2021

No Negotiations Over Tehran’s Missile Programme, Won’t Meet Biden, Says Iran’s President Elect

Associated Press (AP)

‘The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,’ Iran’s president-elect and judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi said


19 June, 2021

Iran: Hard-Line Judiciary Chief Wins Presidential Election

Associated Press (AP)

Ebrahim Raisi won the presidential election by 17.8 million votes


02 April, 2021

DMK Confident Of M K Stalin's Victory From Kolathur Constituency For Third Straight Time

Outlook Web Bureau

DMK's electioneering is driven by several teams like a small group of men affiliated to the Labour Progressive Front, party's trade union wing.


01 April, 2021

Home Minister Amit Shah Visits Puducherry Ahead Of Elections

Outlook Web Bureau

Amit Shah who arrived at the airport in Lawspet, drove to the Siddhananda temple in Karuvadikuppam to offer prayers.


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01 April, 2021

West Bengal: BJP Leader Detained For Coming Within 100 Metres Of Polling Booth

Outlook Web Bureau

Mohan Singh, Dakshin Mandal Sabhapati of the BJP, claimed that he was called there by the saffron party candidate Bharati Ghosh.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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