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No question of sympathy: Assam CM on arrests over child marriage
short by Shalini Ojha / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Amid criticism of the state government's crackdown against child marriages, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, "There's no question of sympathy here...Child marriage has to stop in Assam and action against it will continue." He directed district collectors to help those who are struggling financially after their husbands' arrests. This drive will continue till 2026 Assembly polls, he said.
short by Shalini Ojha / 02:19 pm on 05 Feb
Why Taliban over Delhi?: Kejriwal on budgetary aid to Afghanistan
short by Nakul Ahuja / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday questioned the Centre's allocation of funds to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan in the Union Budget 2023, alleging that it was done at the expense of Delhi's allocation. "People are strongly opposing it," he said. The Centre has allocated ₹200 crore in budgetary aid to Afghanistan this year.
short by Nakul Ahuja / 02:54 pm on 05 Feb
Percentage of Adivasis declining in Jharkhand under CM Soren: Shah
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleged that the percentage of the Adivasi population in Jharkhand is declining under CM Hemant Soren-led state government. The tribal population has decreased from 35% to 24% due to massive infiltration from across the international border, Shah said. "Adivasi girls are being murdered while the [state] government is indulging in politics of appeasement," Shah added.
short by Mohammad Anab / 10:45 pm on 04 Feb
Rahul Gandhi had said Adani's wealth bubble will burst: Congress
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Congress' Digvijaya Singh on Saturday criticised the BJP following a report by Hindenburg Research, which accused Gautam Adani-led companies of fraud. "Whosoever is close to PM Narendra Modi and Amit Shah gets benefits...tax rates are increased and decreased for their profit," Singh said. "Same is being done for Gautam Adani...Rahul Gandhi [had] said Adani's wealth bubble will burst," he added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 05:20 pm on 04 Feb
Oppn running away from discussion in Parliament: Anurag Thakur
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur accused Opposition parties of creating a ruckus in Parliament to evade a debate on the "people-friendly" budget. He alleged that they insulted President Droupadi Murmu by stalling a discussion on the motion of thanks to the President's address and demanded their apology. Talking about the Adani issue, Thakur said "the government has nothing to hide".
short by Aditya Nair / 06:23 pm on 04 Feb
From judges to farmers, why is Centre fighting everyone?: Kejriwal
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP government is "fighting with everyone" from judges, the Supreme Court and state governments to farmers and traders. "The country will not progress by quarrelling with everyone. Do your job and let others do theirs," said Kejriwal. The AAP government has been criticising the Centre over a range of governance and jurisdiction-related matters.
short by Aditya Nair / 07:20 pm on 04 Feb
Will Assam CM help married girls? Owaisi on child marriage action
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said the BJP-led Assam government is biased against Muslims, accusing the government's latest crackdown on child marriage as communal. "Now that you're arresting the men, who'll now look after those married girls? Will CM Himanta Biswa Sarma look after them?" Owaisi questioned. Notably, over 2,000 people have been arrested over child marriages in Assam.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 08:32 pm on 04 Feb
Hindenburg Research exposed Adani: Cong's Digvijaya Singh
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
After a report by Hindenburg Research accused Gautam Adani-led companies of fraud, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh criticised BJP government and accused the Centre of receiving "unaccounted money". "During the pandemic, everyone...had a reduction in income but some industrialists saw a rise in their market capitalisation," he said. Hindenburg Research papers "exposed" Gautam Adani, he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 10:06 pm on 04 Feb
CM Shinde should resign & contest against me from Worli: Thackeray
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray challenged CM Eknath Shinde to contest against him from Mumbai's Worli. "In no other state...have we seen 40 traitors hop over across the floor...and not having guts to hold elections within their own constituencies," he said. Thackeray added that CM Shinde should resign from his seat and contest against him from Worli.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:38 pm on 04 Feb
Jharkhand govt most corrupt in India, people will uproot it: Shah
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday called Jharkhand government the "most corrupt government in the country" and further said that the "people will uproot it". Addressing a rally in Jharkhand's Deoghar, he said, "Jamtara and Deoghar have become cybercrime hotspots. But (CM) Hemant Soren has turned down all government assistance." We'll win all 14 seats in 2024, he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 08:23 pm on 04 Feb
No J'khand tribal leader allowed to finish full term as CM: Soren
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren claimed no tribal leader from the state was allowed to remain in his post for more than three years in the last two decades. The JMM leader also alleged that the Opposition is "hatching a conspiracy to remove" him. He added that the BJP made "a Chhattisgarhi" CM and allowed him to "complete a full term".
short by Aditya Nair / 10:47 pm on 04 Feb
SC must end this daily abuse of law: Chidambaram on Jamia order
short by Anisha Joneja / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram asked the Supreme Court to end "daily abuse of the law" after a Delhi trial court discharged Sharjeel Imam and 10 others in the 2019 Jamia Nagar violence case. The trial court said that the accused who were arrested were made "scapegoats". "An inept police...over-zealous prosecutors...responsible for keeping citizens in jail before trial," Chidambaram said.
short by Anisha Joneja / 04:52 pm on 05 Feb
Priyanka pays tribute to Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi paid tribute to Sant Ravidas on his birth anniversary and urged people to remember the teachings of the saint. She took to Twitter and said, "Ravidas Ji taught us the lesson of the religion of humanity, mutual brotherhood and equality in society. These values strengthened the foundation of our constitution."
short by Saurabh Pandey / 05:14 pm on 05 Feb
Centre sending its teams to malign Bengal govt: Abhishek Banerjee
short by Mayukh Debnath / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
TMC MP and party general secretary Abhishek Banerjee on Saturday accused the BJP-led Centre of sending its teams to West Bengal in order to "malign the state government". "As [CM] Mamata Banerjee has not bowed down to the Centre, it is using these theatrics," he added. "The Centre has stopped funds due to the state," the TMC MP alleged.
short by Mayukh Debnath / 07:35 pm on 04 Feb
Former Congress MLA Arjun Das run over by truck in Odisha, dies
short by Nidhi Sinha / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Former Congress MLA Arjun Charan Das died on Saturday after a truck hit his motorcycle and ran over him in Odisha, police said. Das, who recently joined Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS), was reportedly on his way to attend a press meet of the party. Police said the condition of another person, who was also on the two-wheeler, is critical.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 09:13 am on 05 Feb
PM privatising all public sectors to help big people: Cong leader
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao criticised the Centre, saying that PM Narendra Modi is privatising all public sectors because he wants to help big people. He said, "NDA government [is]...not thinking about the below poverty line and poorer section of this society. They are encouraging big companies…and are helping them...[PM Modi] is not thinking about oppressed people."
short by Saurabh Pandey / 09:51 am on 05 Feb
BMC's budget is for contractors: Aaditya Thackeray
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Reacting to the ₹52,619 crore budget presented by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), former Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray said that budget is for contractors. He said, "Maharashtra has got nothing in the budget...It seems to be a copy-paste budget...Does the commissioner have the right to spend ₹1,700 crore on the beautification of Mumbai?"
short by Saurabh Pandey / 03:14 pm on 05 Feb
Rajasthan's youth are known for their enthusiasm: PM Modi
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed Jaipur Mahakhel and hailed the youth of Rajasthan for their bravery. He said that the land of Rajasthan is known for the enthusiasm and capabilities of its youth. He said, "History is witness that [the] children of this brave land turn the battleground into a playground with their valour."
short by Saurabh Pandey / 03:37 pm on 05 Feb
Tharoor should once again read history of Kargil War: Union Min
short by Subhangi Singh / on 05 Feb 2023,Sunday
Reacting to the tweet of Congress leader Shashi Tharoor calling ex-Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf "real force for peace", Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said that Tharoor should read the history of Kargil War once again. Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson Shehzad Poonawalla also criticised Congress and said that Musharraf who was architect of Kargil War is being hailed by Congress.
short by Subhangi Singh / 05:10 pm on 05 Feb
I met PM before Budget, he was clear taxes shouldn't be raised: FM
short by Dharini Mudgal / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
During an interview with Times Now, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, "I met PM Narendra Modi three-four times before the Budget 2023-24 to explain the impact on the economy." "PM was clear taxes shouldn't be raised. [His] guidance was to sustain the growth momentum in the Budget," she said. "PM is deeply involved in Budget drafting every year," she added.
short by Dharini Mudgal / 06:16 pm on 04 Feb
Eyewash: Aaditya on Maha CM's order to install air purifier towers
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Aaditya Thackeray on Friday criticised Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde's directive to BMC to install air purifier towers in Mumbai and called it an "eyewash". "As a former environment minister...I can vouch that these towers are an absolute...waste of public money, at large," he tweeted. Government must focus on identifying sources of pollution, he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 06:21 pm on 04 Feb
1 person's wealth doesn't represent India's pride: Mahua Moitra
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
TMC MP Mahua Moitra said India's pride should not be represented by the wealth of an individual. Referring to the Adani controversy, Moitra said authorities like SEBI should make it clear what kind of role they play in the economic sector. Moitra added that she has been raising concerns about some business houses since 2019 but SEBI failed to respond.
short by Aditya Nair / 08:26 pm on 04 Feb
Oppn not given a minute to raise Adani issue in Parliament: Ramesh
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Congress General Secretary Jairam Ramesh claimed that the Opposition was not given even "a minute" to raise the Adani issue in Parliament. Responding to Union Minister Anurag Thakur's claims that the Opposition was running from debate, Ramesh said that the Parliament "hasn't functioned for two days". The Opposition has demanded a joint parliamentary committee probe into the issue.
short by Aditya Nair / 09:23 pm on 04 Feb
About ₹260 cr funds provided to WB by Centre lying unused: Irani
short by Aditya Nair / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Union Minister Smriti Irani denied TMC's allegations that the Centre was not providing funds to the West Bengal government. "My ministry had provided funds to the Government of Bengal...around ₹260 crores are lying unused," said Irani. She also claimed that there had been irregularities in West Bengal in the utilisation of funds allocated under various central government schemes.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:19 pm on 04 Feb
Can't operate in Tripura if you don't have 'josh': TMC's Sushmita
short by Mohammad Anab / on 04 Feb 2023,Saturday
Ahead of the upcoming Tripura Assembly polls, TMC leader Sushmita Dev said that one can't operate in the state if they don't have "josh". "I believe we have the right narrative and if voters can reach the booths, TMC will have all their blessings," Dev said. She added that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is a "brand".
short by Mohammad Anab / 10:56 pm on 04 Feb
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