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Maha Deputy CM Ajit Pawar tests COVID-19 +ve, admitted to hospital
short by Ankush Verma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has tested positive for COVID-19 and has been admitted to a hospital in Mumbai, his office said. "I am in good health. As a precautionary measure, I've been admitted to Breach Candy hospital on the advice of a doctor," he tweeted. "There is no reason to worry...I'll be back at work soon," he wrote.
short by Ankush Verma / 11:57 am on 26 Oct
BJP on Monday won 15 of the 26 seats and Congress won nine seats in the elections to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC). The remaining two seats have been won by Independent candidates. Polling for the elections started on October 13 and 14 with postal ballots and the final polling occurred on October 22.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:29 pm on 26 Oct
BJP worker allegedly shot at by TMC activist over land dispute in WB
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
A 52-year-old BJP worker has been allegedly shot at by a TMC activist in West Bengal's Howrah over a land dispute, police said. He's being treated at a Kolkata hospital and his condition is stated to be stable. "BJP's clout is growing in the area and our worker was shot at to suppress this tide," BJP's Anupam Mallick said.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 04:34 pm on 25 Oct
Payal Ghosh joins Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A)
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Actress Payal Ghosh on Monday joined Union Minister Ramdas Athawale-led Republican Party of India (A) in Mumbai. She has been named as the Vice President of the women's wing of RPI (A). The actress joined the party in the presence of party chief Athawale, who said, "I thank her for joining the party and I welcome her."
short by Pragya Swastik / 02:45 pm on 26 Oct
Few people misled our Muslim brothers on CAA: Mohan Bhagwat
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), 2019 doesn't "oppose any specific community" yet a few people protested against the law. Bhagwat said that a few people "misguided our Muslim brothers by their false propaganda that this law was brought for restricting the Muslim population", due to which there were further protests.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:16 pm on 25 Oct
Include sanitation workers, domestic helps, guards in festivals: PM
short by Apaar Sharma / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the occasion of Dussehra on 'Mann ki Baat' on Sunday. He asked citizens to spare a thought to include the corona warriors – sanitation workers, domestic helps, local vegetable vendors, milkmen, security guards – in the happiness during the festivals. "During the moment of crisis, they were with you," PM Modi added.
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:19 pm on 25 Oct
PM Modi has decided date of war with China, Pak: UP BJP President
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has decided when the country would be at war with Pakistan and China. Singh was speaking at an event at the home of BJP MLA Sanjay Yadav, who released the video. In his address, Singh reportedly compared Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party workers with "terrorists".
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 04:35 pm on 25 Oct
Need to be more powerful than China in military preparedness: Bhagwat
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in his Vijay Dashami speech on Sunday said India needs to be 'alert and prepared' against China. Bhagwat said India's response to China's "expansionist behaviour" stunned the country. He said, "We need to be more powerful than China in military preparedness, economic conditions, international relations and relation with neighbouring nations."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:48 pm on 25 Oct
In protest of former J&K CM and PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti's remarks on the national flag, a group of youths took out a march outside the party office on Sunday and tried to hoist the tricolour atop the building. Mufti had said she would raise the national flag only when the separate flag of the erstwhile J&K state is restored.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:28 pm on 25 Oct
PM Modi to disburse SVANidhi loans to 3 lakh street vendors
short by Apaar Sharma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
PM Narendra Modi will virtually disburse loans to nearly 3 lakh street vendors under the PM SVANidhi Scheme (Pradhan Mantri Street Vendor's Atmanirbhar Nidhi) on Tuesday. He will also interact with the beneficiaries, said Navneet Sehgal, Additional Chief Secretary, Information, Uttar Pradesh government. Under the scheme, street vendors can get working capital of up to ₹10,000 at subsidised rates.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:57 am on 26 Oct
Bhim Army chief says convoy shot at in UP, police claims 'ruckus'
short by Apaar Sharma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Sunday said his party's convoy was shot at in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr district, ahead of the bypoll there. Uttar Pradesh Police said that the reports about shots being fired at Azad's convoy have not been established. The police said that there was a ruckus that erupted between workers of Azad Samaj Party and AIMIM.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:28 am on 26 Oct
PM Modi pays tribute to former PM Indira Gandhi on 'Mann ki Baat'
short by Apaar Sharma / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday remembered former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi during his radio address 'Mann ki Baat'. He said, "On 31st October, we lost former Prime Minister Smt Indira Gandhi. I respectfully pay my tributes to her." He added, "On 31st October, we will also celebrate Valmiki Jayanti. I pay my obeisance to Maharishi Valmiki."
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:00 pm on 25 Oct
Madhya Pradesh Cong MLA resigns ahead of state bypolls, joins BJP
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Rahul Lodhi resigned from the party and his Assembly membership and joined BJP on Sunday, ahead of the state bypolls. According to reports, 26 MLAs have quit Congress in MP since March this year. "I have worked with the Congress for around 14 months but I couldn't work for development," the MLA said.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 02:52 pm on 25 Oct
TMC starts 'Mark yourself safe from BJP' digital campaign for 2021 polls
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Trinamool Congress (TMC) has launched digital campaign 'Mark yourself safe from BJP' ahead of the 2021 West Bengal elections. "BJP is destroying the social fabric by propagating divisive politics, autocracy, inequality and restriction on individual choice. BJP believes in propagating hatred through violence against marginalised communities (and) women," said a TMC statement about the campaign.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:22 pm on 25 Oct
Want bigger Sita temple in Bihar than Ayodhya's Ram Mandir: Chirag
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
LJP chief Chirag Paswan offered prayers at Punaura Dham in Bihar's Sitamarhi on Sunday and said, "I want a temple bigger than Ram Mandir in Ayodhya to be built for Goddess Sita in Sitamarhi." He added, "Lord Ram is incomplete without Goddess Sita, and vice versa. So, a corridor connecting Ayodhya's Ram Temple and Sitamarhi should be constructed."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:09 pm on 25 Oct
Cong has formed 'radical syndicate' with PFI, Jamaat-e-Islami: Naqvi
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday accused Congress of supporting radicalism in India and said that the party has formed a "radical syndicate" with Jamaat-e-Islami and PFI. He added, "We want to ask Tejashwi Yadav whether along with Congress, his party (RJD) has also made an understanding with Jamaat-e-Islami and other radical elements in Bihar."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:53 pm on 25 Oct
Ex-Union Minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3 years' jail in coal scam
short by Apaar Sharma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
A Delhi court on Monday sentenced former Union Minister of State Dilip Ray to three years of imprisonment in connection with the 1999 coal block allocation scam. The scam pertains to allocation of 105.15 hectares of abandoned coal mining area in Jharkhand's Giridih district to Castron Technologies Limited. Ray was Minister of State (coal) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:34 am on 26 Oct
Hyderabad residents burn effigy of BJP MLA Raja Singh
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Residents of Gunfoundry in Hyderabad on Saturday burned the effigy of BJP MLA Raja Singh. They alleged that Singh has been disrupting the distribution of the state government's financial aid of ₹10,000 to families affected by the floods. According to officials, the affected families were identified in a survey and those staying in top floors of buildings were not eligible.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 06:50 pm on 25 Oct
Fix problems of GST or return to old tax regime: Maha CM Uddhav
short by Apaar Sharma / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said the Centre owed the state ₹38,000 crore in GST dues. He said, "I feel the GST system has failed." He added, "I feel the Prime Minister should accept the lacunae in the GST system honestly, and it should be amended accordingly. Otherwise, we should revert to the old tax regime that will benefit the states."
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:56 am on 26 Oct
BJP launches programme to prepare workers for 2022 Delhi civic polls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
The Delhi BJP has launched a training programme for its workers at the booth level, party leaders said on Sunday. "The training will be aimed at preparing the workers for...the municipal corporations [elections] in the city due in 2022," an official said. "[There] will be interaction between the senior leaders and booth-level workers regarding...issues at the block level," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 11:00 pm on 26 Oct
Crime has reduced in Bihar, state at number 23 ranking: Bihar CM
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday said that crime has reduced in Bihar "as the state is now at number 23 ranking, according to government data". "We're interested only in work, not in our self-promotion," he said. "Those who don't have any knowledge or experience, are speaking against me at behest of their advisers," he added.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:27 pm on 26 Oct
India wants restoration of peace at China border: Rajnath Singh
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that India wants an end to tension and restoration of peace along the LAC. "I am fully confident that our Army will not let even an inch of India's land fall into the hands of others," he added. The minister asserted that India has always tried to maintain good relations with its neighbours.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:58 pm on 25 Oct
Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has hatred against a PM born in poverty: Nadda
short by Tushar Swarup / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
BJP President JP Nadda on Monday said that the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty has hatred against a person who was born in poverty and became the Prime Minister. He added that they have never respected the PM's Office. Nadda further said that Congress can never preach to others about freedom of speech and "has contempt for dissenting voices for decades".
short by Tushar Swarup / 09:22 pm on 26 Oct
More paramilitary forces arrive in B'luru ahead of RR Nagar bypolls
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 26 Oct 2020,Monday
One more company of CISF reported to the North Division of the Bengaluru City Police to increase security in the city ahead of the Rajarajeshwari Nagar bypolls on November 3. The KSRP and the jurisdictional police have also been holding flag marches in North and West divisions to inspire confidence among voters and general public, the DCP (North) said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 08:52 pm on 26 Oct
B'luru ex-Mayor files anticipatory bail plea in DJ Halli riots case
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 25 Oct 2020,Sunday
Former Bengaluru Mayor Sampath Raj, who has been named as one of the key conspirators in the DJ Halli and KJ Halli violence case, filed an anticipatory bail petition with the Bengaluru Sessions Court on Saturday. The court has adjourned the hearing to October 27. According to CCB, COVID-19 positive Raj may be avoiding arrest on the pretext of treatment.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 06:11 pm on 25 Oct
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