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Who was Jaya Bachchan trying to protect in RS speech: BJP leader
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
Telangana BJP leader Krishna Saagar Rao called actress-politician Jaya Bachchan a "full-blown hypocrite" after she gave Zero Hour notice in Rajya Sabha to discuss an alleged conspiracy to defame the film industry. Rao stated, "She has not condemned drug dependence...and peddling by young actors in Bollywood...I wish to ask MP Jaya Bachchan what and who is she trying to protect?"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:23 pm on 16 Sep
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta tests positive for COVID-19
short by Atul Mishra / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta on Wednesday tweeted that he has tested positive for COVID-19. "Last week, I took COVID-19 test after having a light fever. Its report was negative. I was tested again as I was feeling unwell. The report has now come as positive," he tweeted. "I have been in quarantine for the past one week," Gupta added.
short by Atul Mishra / 03:56 pm on 16 Sep
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi criticised Central Government for stating that data on healthcare staff affected by COVID-19 or on those who died from it, wasn't maintained by it. "Their (healthcare workers') safety and respect are more important than beating a plate and lighting a lamp," said Rahul. "Modi government, why this insult of corona warriors?" he added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:59 pm on 18 Sep
In Vajpayee, Advani's era NDA allies were treated with respect: Sena
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
Shiv Sena on Saturday accused the Modi government of introducing the farm Bills "without consulting" its allies, farmers' organisations and opposition parties. "During the time of Vajpayee and Advani, NDA allies [were] treated with respect, affection and trust," said Sena. "There used to be consultations on policy decisions and BJP leaders would hear views of the allies," it added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:09 pm on 19 Sep
22 Cong workers booked for blackening govt official's face in MP
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
A case has been registered against 22 MP Congress workers over the blackening of Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) CP Patel's face during a protest in Chhindwara. Congress leader Bunty Patel smeared black colour on the SDM's face on Friday. Offences of attempt to murder and assault to deter public servant from discharge of duty were registered against 22 Congress leaders.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:17 pm on 19 Sep
Punjab, Punjabiyat, Punjabis are with farmers: Sidhu amid protests
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Amid farmers' protests over three agriculture-related Bills passed by Lok Sabha on Thursday, Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu said, "Punjab, Punjabiyat and every Punjabi" are with the farmers. "Farming is the soul of Punjab, the wounds of the body can heal but an attack on our spirit, our existence will not be tolerated," said Sidhu on Twitter.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:47 pm on 18 Sep
Kept pleading with govt not to go ahead with farm bills: Harsimrat
short by Kiran Khatri / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Shiromani Akali Dal leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who resigned as Union Minister on Thursday, said that she kept on "pleading" with the government not to go ahead with the three farm bills. "I was acting like a bridge between farmers and the government to clear...fears of farmers," she added. Badal further said she felt "saddened" that her voice wasn't heard.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:32 pm on 18 Sep
Narendra Tomar given Harsimrat's portfolio after her resignation
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
President Ram Nath Kovind has accepted Harsimrat Kaur Badal's resignation from the Union Cabinet and directed that Cabinet minister Narendra Singh Tomar be assigned the additional charge of her portfolio. Notably, Kaur had resigned as Minister of Food Processing Industries in protest against three farm bills.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:39 am on 18 Sep
LS adjourned amid Opp'n protests over Anurag Thakur's remarks on Nehru
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
The Lok Sabha was adjourned several times on Friday following protests from Opposition after Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur raised questions over the creation of PMNRF by first PM Jawaharlal Nehru. "Nehru ji ordered creation of PMNRF like a royal order but its registration hasn't been done till today. How did it get FCRA clearance?" said Thakur.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:52 pm on 18 Sep
AAP propped up by RSS, BJP to bring down UPA govt: Rahul Gandhi
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 15 Sep 2020,Tuesday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said, "IAC (India Against Corruption) movement and AAP (Aam Aadmi Party) were propped up by RSS (and) BJP to subvert democracy and bring down UPA government." Rahul was reacting to IAC former member Prashant Bhushan's claims that the movement was supported by RSS and BJP "for their own political purposes...to get themselves in power".
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:11 pm on 15 Sep
For my birthday, I want people to keep wearing masks: PM Modi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
On the occasion of his 70th birthday on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Since many have asked, what is it that I want for my birthday, here is what I seek right now: Keep wearing a mask and wear it properly." He added, "Follow social distancing. Remember 'Do Gaj Ki Doori.' Avoid crowded spaces. Improve your immunity."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:00 am on 18 Sep
AAP's Sanjay gives Zero Hour notice, says 'stopped from MP duties'
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
AAP MP Sanjay Singh on Wednesday gave Zero Hour notice in the Rajya Sabha over "being stopped from discharging his duties of an MP." Further, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut gave Zero Hour notice over "proposed privatisation of Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust ports" and RJD MP Manoj Jha gave Zero Hour notice over "COVID-19 and its impacts on migrant workforce."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:18 am on 16 Sep
Govt says lockdown prevented 14-29L cases, Cong asks 'on what basis'
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
After Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan claimed that four months of lockdown prevented approximately 14-29 lakh coronavirus cases and 37,000-78,000 deaths, Congress MP Anand Sharma stated, "The house must be informed what is the scientific basis on which we have reached this conclusion." Dr Vardhan had claimed that the four lockdown months were utilised to create additional health infrastructure.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:27 pm on 16 Sep
I'm not calling Bills anti-farmer, farmers calling them that: Harsimrat
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 19 Sep 2020,Saturday
After resigning as Union Minister over three agriculture-related Bills passed by Lok Sabha, Shiromani Akali Dal MP Harsimrat Kaur Badal said she didn't call the Bills "anti-farmer". "It's the farmers who are calling them as anti-farmer," said Badal in an interview. On Thursday, she tweeted, "I've resigned from Union Cabinet in protest against anti-farmer ordinances and legislation."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:49 pm on 19 Sep
Rahul claims AAP was supported by BJP-RSS, Sanjay Singh says 'stop crying'
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
After Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted that India Against Corruption movement and AAP were propped up by RSS and BJP to bring down the UPA government, AAP's Sanjay Singh responded, "Till when will you make excuses to hide your failures? Stop crying now." Earlier, ex-IAC member Prashant Bhushan had claimed RSS and BJP supported the movement "for their own political purposes."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:19 am on 16 Sep
My mother & brother have COVID-19, says Sena's Raut in Parliament
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 17 Sep 2020,Thursday
During a discussion in Parliament on Thursday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut stated that both his mother and brother have contracted coronavirus. However, he added, "Many people in Maharashtra are recovering also. Today, the situation in Dharavi is under control...I want to state these facts as some members here were criticising the Maharashtra government yesterday."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:58 am on 17 Sep
Many powers engaged in confusing farmers: PM Modi on farm bills
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
After Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal resigned in protest against three agriculture reform bills, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said, "Many powers are engaged in creating confusion among the farmers." He added, "These bills will truly free the farmers from middlemen and all obstacles...This bill will actually provide many more options to the farmers. They are truly empowering."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:41 pm on 18 Sep
Didn't intend to hurt anybody: Thakur after protests over Nehru remark
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 18 Sep 2020,Friday
Union Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur on Friday apologised in Lok Sabha for his remarks on first PM Jawaharlal Nehru, saying, "I had no intent to hurt the sentiments of anybody." He added, "I am pained if my words hurt anybody." The Lower House was adjourned four times following protests by Opposition parties over Thakur's remarks.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:16 pm on 18 Sep
AAP co-founder and lawyer Prashant Bhushan has said 'India Against Corruption' movement "was to a large extent supported and propped up by BJP-RSS for their own political purposes to bring down Congress government and get themselves in power." "[Anna Hazare] was...probably not aware of it, Arvind (Kejriwal) was aware of it, I have very little doubt of that," he added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:10 pm on 15 Sep
Media marked new low in reporting Sushant Singh Rajput case: TMC MP
short by Atul Mishra / on 17 Sep 2020,Thursday
Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Pratima Mondal said that Indian media has marked a "new low" in reporting Sushant Singh Rajput's death case. "This form of heartless reporting causes severe impact on young minds who are inspired by persons who have passed away," she added. The government must issue a set of guidelines for the coverage of sensitive cases, Mondal said.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:02 am on 17 Sep
'PM's couldn't-care-less fund' most opaque in world: TMC MP O'Brien
short by Kiran Khatri / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
Trinamool Congress leader Derek O'Brien said that the PM-CARES Fund is the "most opaque, dark fund" in the world and referred to it as the "PM's couldn't-care-less fund" in the Parliament. O'Brien also accused the government of using the pandemic "to convert democracy into an autocracy". "This government needs humility to work with states to fight coronavirus," he added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:36 pm on 16 Sep
Rahul Gandhi extends wishes to PM Modi on his 70th birthday
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 17 Sep 2020,Thursday
On the occasion of PM Narendra Modi's 70th birthday on Thursday, Congress' Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "Wishing PM Narendra Modi ji a happy birthday." Meanwhile, Home Minister Amit Shah and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar took to Twitter to wish PM Modi. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also extended birthday wishes, and tweeted, "India has benefited tremendously from his astute leadership".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:55 am on 17 Sep
Tirupati Lok Sabha MP Balli Durga Prasad Rao, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a Chennai hospital, died of a heart attack. Condoling the 64-year-old YSRCP MP's death, PM Narendra Modi tweeted, "He...made effective contributions towards the progress of Andhra Pradesh." President Ram Nath Kovind and Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also condoled Balli Durga Prasad's demise.
short by Shailesh / 10:01 pm on 16 Sep
Is Modi Government with the Indian Army or with China?: Rahul
short by Kiran Khatri / on 16 Sep 2020,Wednesday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has asked whether the PM Narendra Modi Government was "with Indian Army or with China". This comes after MoS for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai denied any infiltration along India-China border in last six months. "PM said no one crossed border...Then, took a huge loan from China-based bank...Then, defence minister said China occupied our land," Gandhi tweeted.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:03 pm on 16 Sep
Congress MPs staged a walkout from Lok Sabha on Tuesday demanding a discussion on the India-China border issue after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's address. Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said, government "must explain" what is actually transpiring along the border. Deputy leader of Congress Gaurav Gogoi said, "The govt feels as if only they can speak in support of army."
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:03 pm on 15 Sep
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