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NIA arrests six more people and conducts searches at 6 places in Kerala gold smuggling case        Union Minister observes fast as BJP seeks to step up pressure on Ker govt in gold smuggling case        Kerala crosses 25,000 COVID-19 cases as 1,169 test positive        Heavy rains forecast in Kerala this week; Low pressure likely in Bay of Bengal        Shah tests +ve for COVID-19, admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram        International passengers with negative COVID-19 test report can skip institutional quarantine: Govt        High time Mehbooba Mufti is released, says Rahul Gandhi        Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 104        Trump Says Federal Government Should Seek Death Penalty For Boston Bomber        Khamenei''s top aide praises Turkey''s Hagia Sophia move        IPL GC Meet: Final on Nov 10, Chinese sponsors intact, COVID replacements allowed        2nd ODI: Bairstow, Rashid shine in England''s 4-wicket win over Ireland        Kerala''s COVID-19 tally inching towards 25,000 mark, 1129 ccases, death toll climbs to 82        Kerala police SI dies of COVID-19; first from the force to succumb to the virus        If high command forgives rebels, I will welcome them back: Gehlot        Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64        Wild fire: 200 homes evacuated in Southern California        Emirati nuclear plant successfully starts up first reactor        Ready to push for continued advancement of China-Nepal ties: Xi        Some 17,000 people hit streets of Berlin to protest COVID-19 measures        
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National News
BJP getting paid back for arrogance: Mamata on by-poll results
 
Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the TMC''s victory in the assembly by-polls was in favour of secularism and unity, and a "mandate against the NRC". The TMC supremo also said the BJP is getting paid back for its "arrogance" and "insulting" the people of the state. In a major boost for the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal, the party bagged all the three assembly seats where bypolls were held on November 25 by trouncing the BJP. The TMC won the Kaliaganj, Kharagpur Sadar and Karimpur bypolls. The BJP emerged in the second position in all the three seats. "We dedicate this victory to the people of Bengal. This is a victory in favour of secularism and unity and is a mandate against NRC.

The BJP is getting paid back for its arrogance of power and for insulting the people of the state. "This mandate is against the politics of arrogance and people have outrightly rejected the BJP. They want to turn legal citizens of the country into refugees and send them to detention centres," Banerjee told a TV channel. Later, speaking to reporters at the state secretariat, the CM said the saffron party is losing support of people barely five-six months of returning to power at the Centre. "Within five-six months people are not supporting you... after seeing the economic situation, unemployment scenario and also because of the disinvestment policies. No one is happy," she said.

She said the NRC is BJP''s political stand and that her government would not allow its implementation in West Bengal. "We won''t allow implementation of the NRC in West Bengal and do not want it anywhere in the country. The BJP is trying to divide Bengal into pieces... We assure that not a single person will be driven out of the state because of NRC," Banerjee said. The chief minister said she will appeal to BJP leaders not to take hasty decisions based on its "political choice". The CPI(M) and the Congress, instead of trying to strenghten themselves, are helping the BJP in the state, she alleged.

Critricising the Centre for failing to generate employment and pursuing politics over religion, Banerjee said the results of the elections in Maharashtra and Haryana, where the BJP failed to get the majority, and Thursday''s assembly by-polls outcome were a reflection of "people''s anger" against the party. "The countdown has started. They are not interested in generating employment or development. They are more interested in dividing people over religion and threatening others," she said. The BJP should not be under the impression that people will accept their "bullish tactics" of forming governments in states despite not having the majority, the CM added.


Union Minister observes fast as BJP seeks to step up pressure on Ker govt in gold smuggling case
Shah tests +ve for COVID-19, admitted to Medanta hospital in Gurugram
International passengers with negative COVID-19 test report can skip institutional quarantine: Govt
High time Mehbooba Mufti is released, says Rahul Gandhi
Death toll in Punjab spurious liquor tragedy rises to 104
If high command forgives rebels, I will welcome them back: Gehlot
Former SP leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh dies at 64
5,483 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 84 deaths
Mehbooba Mufti''s detention under PSA extended by 3 months, Sajad Gani Lone freed
Truth shall prevail: Rhea Chakraborty on allegations of Sushant Singh Rajput''s family
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Those wanting to threaten India's territorial integrity should be worried: Rajnath on arrival of Rafale jets
People must not pay more fares when booking tickets via travel agents on Vande Bharat flights: Govt
Babri mosque case: Spl CBI court completes recording of statements
India''s COVID-19 tally races past 15 lakh mark
Sushant Singh Rajput s father lodges FIR against actor Rhea Chakraborty over his death
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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KERALA NEWS
Kerala crosses 25,000 COVID-19 cases as 1,169 test positive
 Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala on Sunday crossed the 25,000 mark in COVID-19 cases as 1,169 more people
Heavy rains forecast in Kerala this week; Low pressure likely in Bay of Bengal
Kerala police SI dies of COVID-19; first from the force to succumb to the virus
Kerala reports 1,310 COVID-19 cases; 3 deaths takes toll to 73
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