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    Despite Getting a Mastectomy, Pragya Thakur Advocates Cow Urine as a Cure for Cancer

    New Delhi: Pragya Singh Thakur, the BJP's Lok Sabha candidate for Bhopal and an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, has been widely claiming that cow urine cured her cancer. 'I was a patient of cancer and I cured myself by consuming gau mutra and panchgavya mixed Ayurvedic herbs,' she told India Today TV. While the BJP candidate, who is currently out on...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    EC Bars BJP's Nadia Unit President From Campaigning Over Sexist Remarks

    New Delhi: The Election Commission of India barred president of BJP's Nadia unit, Mahadev Sarkar, from campaigning over his sexist remarks against Trinamool Congress MP candidate Mahua Moitra on Friday. The EC order came a day after the Supreme Court had directed the poll panel to take immediate action against the BJP leader. The apex court on April 25 had directed the...

    • 3 hrs ago
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    In UP's Chitrakoot, a Young Woman Will Contest Against Patriarchy and Casteism

    One strong mid-week highlight of a high-powered Lok Sabha election season, besides a highly publicised non-political interview that was anything but, was the news about BJP MP Udit Raj quitting his party and joining the Congress. A vocal critic of the recent caste-centred decisions, such as the Supreme Court's dilution of the SC/ST Act, Raj is also the chairman of the...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    #PollWatch | Elections 2019 Live: EC Bars BJP Leader from Campaigning for Sexist Remarks

    The 2019 Lok Sabha elections are already underway. Voting is taking place in seven phases - on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19. On this page, The Wire will bring you all the important information you need to follow what's going on today - news updates, analysis and more. Note to readers: The live blog may take a few seconds...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Hemant Karkare Was a Man of Honour. India Should Remember That While Voting.

    Much has been written and spoken about Hemant Karkare and the genuineness of his investigation into the Malegaon bomb blast case. Pragya Singh Thakur, along with Colonel Purohit, a serving officer of the Indian Army, and a few others were charged by the Maharashtra anti-terrorist squad, then headed by Karkare, with conspiracy to cause the blast and the consequent murder...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    What Bilkis Bano Survived That Day in Gujarat, 2002

    Excerpted with permission from Between Memory and Forgetting: Massacre and the Modi Years in Gujarat What transpired in 2002 is today mired in strenuous denial and clouds of bitter controversy. Much has either been sought to be deliberately erased from public memory, or is acrimoniously contested. The truth of what actually happened during those dark and stormy months is perhaps best...

    • 5 hrs ago
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    Allegations Against CJI: Ex-Employee Appears Before In-House Inquiry Panel

    New Delhi: The woman who levelled allegations of sexual harassment against Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Friday appeared before the in-house inquiry panel which is dealing with her complaint. The three-member panel, headed by Justice S.A. Bobde, conducted its first in-chamber sitting, during which the woman and the secretary general of the apex court appeared...

    • 6 hrs ago
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    Confessions of a South Mumbai Voter

    Keep this under wraps please, but I have decided to share with you a dark secret from my past. I couldn't find the courage to sign my name on this confession - I guess I'm not brave like those women who have spoken out fearlessly in the #MeToo movement. I could have posted this on DailyConfession.com, the go-to outlet to spill your guts anonymously, but I picked The Wire because it has 'an unparalleled track...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    With Pragya Thakur Set to Contest Polls, Malegaon Victim's Father Has No Hope for Justice

    Mumbai: For 59-year-old Nisar Ahmed Sayyed Billal, the nomination of Pragya Singh Thakur - the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case - as the BJP's candidate for Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency, was the last straw. His 20-year-old son, Sayyed Azhar Nisar Ahmed was among the six killed in the blast. Eleven years later, Nisar Ahmed says, his struggle...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Modi Files Nomination For Varanasi Lok Sabha Seat

    Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday, accompanied by a galaxy of top BJP and NDA leaders in what was a massive show of strength for the country's ruling alliance. Bihar Chief Minister and JD-U chief Nitish Kumar, Union minister and LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan, Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray and Shiromani Akali Dal patron...

    • 9 hrs ago

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