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No property tax for homeowners if AAP wins MCD polls; BJP, Cong unhappy

Banking on the goodwill generated by the schemes of free water and slashing electricity charges, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has now made a major promise -- to abolish residential house tax --if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the toughly contested civic polls in the national capital.

Swachh Bharat is about clearing out slaughterhouses, not garbage or filth

These are trying times. Even some friends are turning. They probably see their interest better protected by keeping their options open for adjustments, should excesses increase. And even if they show their residual spunk by digging in their heels in favour of Lucknow's iconic Tunday Kababi, how will it help matters?

Congress problems begin and end at the top

Few people will believe that the former External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna's exit from the Congress and entry into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be a great loss for the former and a considerable gain for the latter

Trump demands vote on healthcare plan; issues ultimatum

US President Donald Trump issued an ultimatum to House Republicans to fall in line behind a broad health insurance overhaul or see their opportunity to repeal Obamacare vanish, demanding a Friday vote on a bill that appeared to lack a majority to pass.