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Shinde quit Sena, can't claim 'bow & arrow' symbol: Thackeray camp to EC
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Former Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray's camp on Friday told the Election Commission (EC) that the Eknath Shinde-led faction cannot claim the 'bow and arrow' symbol as he and other MLAs in his camp had "voluntarily quit the party". This comes after Shinde's faction submitted a memorandum, seeking it be allocated the symbol ahead of the Andheri East Assembly bypoll.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 09:20 pm on 07 Oct
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi said PM Modi should explain why India 'helped' China by abstaining on a draft UNHRC resolution seeking a debate on the human rights situation in Xinjiang. "Is he so scared of offending Xi Jinping, whom he met 18 times?" tweeted Owaisi. The Indian government said the decision was "in line with its long-held position".
short by Aditya Nair / 09:31 pm on 07 Oct
Narinder Kaur Bharaj, the 28-year-old Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA from Sangrur, got married to a 29-year-old party worker named Mandeep Singh Lakhewal at a gurdwara in Patiala on Friday. Sharing a picture from the wedding ceremony, MLA Amarinder Singh Raja Warring congratulated the couple on social media. Bharaj, a law graduate, is the youngest MLA in the Punjab Assembly.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 04:32 pm on 07 Oct
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh danced during the Bharat Jodo Yatra in Karnataka on Friday. Sharing a video of his dance, he tweeted, "Why can't a 75-year-old young man have fun!!" He mentioned that ex-Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah, who is also 75, ran with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday. "For men, you are as old as you feel," he tweeted.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 11:14 pm on 07 Oct
Won't live in a house as part of anti-liquor campaign: Uma Bharti
short by Indraneel Sen / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
BJP leader Uma Bharti said she will not stay in a house from November 7, 2022, to January 14, 2023, as part of a campaign against the illegal sale of alcohol in Madhya Pradesh. Bharti said in this period she will live in a hut or a tent. She also praised the state government for starting an anti-liquor campaign.
short by Indraneel Sen / 11:55 pm on 07 Oct
Bhagwat’s speech aimed at 'unleashing communal animosity': Kerala CM
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s community-based population imbalance remark, Kerala CM P Vijayan alleged that it was a false propaganda aimed at "unleashing communal animosity" in the country. Earlier on Wednesday, Bhagwat had said that the nation should frame a comprehensive population control policy applicable to all social groups equally and flagged the issue of demographic imbalance.
short by Saurabh Pandey / 02:53 pm on 07 Oct
Bihar Deputy CM Tejashwi Yadav claimed that at least 705 government doctors are still getting their monthly salaries even though they have been absent from work for more than six months. He said that many doctors posted in rural areas didn't work there and instead continued to practice in urban areas. He has announced to take strict action against them.
short by Saurabh Pandey / 04:59 pm on 07 Oct
BJP on Friday filed a complaint against Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and AAP MLA Rajendra Pal Gautam after the latter attended a mass conversion event where around 10,000 people embraced Buddhism. A video showed attendees pledging not to worship Hindu gods and goddesses. BJP accused the leaders of attempting to incite violence and divide India on the basis of religion.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 06:35 pm on 07 Oct
All that remains is hanging: Chidambaram on police caning men in Guj
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
After a video showed police in Gujarat's Kheda publically caning men, Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said, "First, bulldozing. Now, flogging. All that remains is hanging." The men who were being caned had allegedly pelted stones at a garba event. "In UP, Assam and now in Gujarat, the state police has become Judge, Jury and Hangman," he added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 09:55 am on 07 Oct
Tamil Nadu CM Stalin files nomination for DMK President post
short by Nidhi Sinha / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Tamil Nadu CM MK Stalin on Friday filed his nomination papers seeking to contest the election for the post of Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President. Stalin visited DMK headquarters, Anna Arivalayam, to submit the nomination papers in the presence of senior leaders. The election is likely to be held on Sunday. Notably, Stalin is the current President of DMK.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 10:50 pm on 07 Oct
ED can't address unemployment and price rise: DK Shivakumar to BJP
short by Aditya Nair / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar said "political battles must be fought on the political battlefield" after he appeared before the ED in a money laundering case. "BJP must understand ED can't address unemployment and price rise," added Shivakumar. He said that the "misuse of agencies by BJP" will get a "befitting reply" from the people of Karnataka in May 2023.
short by Aditya Nair / 09:44 pm on 07 Oct
1st phase of Haryana's Panchayat polls to be held on Oct 30 & Nov 2
short by Indraneel Sen / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
The first phase of Haryana's Panchayat elections will be held on October 30 and November 2. The ten districts which will go to polls are Bhiwani, Fatehabad, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Mahendragarh, Nuh, Panchkula, Panipat and Yamunanagar, State Election Commissioner D Singh said on Friday. Polling will start at 7 am and end at 6 pm.
short by Indraneel Sen / 11:54 pm on 07 Oct
Senior leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that he was fighting Congress' Presidential election to "save the party's ideology and principles". Launching his campaign from Gujarat, Kharge said, "This is an internal election...I met the delegates and leaders, who in large numbers have assured to support me." "I am not fighting this election on my own will," he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 10:02 pm on 07 Oct
Real development of northeast began after Modi became PM: Amit Shah
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah claimed that the real development of northeast region of India began only after Modi took over the office of Prime Minister in 2014. "In the 75 years of independence, before Narendra Modi became PM, the northeast was considered only a tourist destination...The government has decided to set up around 65,000 active [agricultural societies]," said Shah.
short by Saurabh Pandey / 04:46 pm on 07 Oct
Gauri Lankesh's mother, sister march with Rahul amid 'Bharat Jodo'
short by Aditya Nair / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
The mother and sister of late journalist Gauri Lankesh, who was murdered in 2017, marched alongside Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in the Karnataka leg of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' on Friday. "I stand for Gauri Lankesh and countless others like her, who represent the true spirit of India," tweeted Gandhi. He added that Gauri stood for 'truth, courage and freedom'.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:07 pm on 07 Oct
Amit Shah's public rallies will change political discourse in J&K: BJP
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Jammu and Kashmir's BJP chief Ravinder Raina said Union Home Minister Amit Shah's recent public rallies will change the political discourse in the Union Territory. "The enthusiasm of people in both the rallies was unmatched and historic," Raina said. "The Modi government has devoted itself to the welfare of every community in Jammu and Kashmir beyond...region and religion," he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 10:40 pm on 07 Oct
CBI files chargesheet against Lalu, 15 others in railway jobs scam
short by Aditya Nair / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
The CBI filed its chargesheet against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav in the alleged land-for-job scam in Indian Railways on Friday. Lalu's wife Rabri Devi and 14 others have also been named as accused. The case pertains to allegations that prime properties in Patna were allegedly sold or gifted to Lalu's family members in return for railway jobs.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:52 pm on 07 Oct
Eknath Shinde camp's MP Rahul Shewale accused Maharashtra's former Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray of enjoying himself at a pub in Switzerland when his father, Uddhav Thackeray, was hospitalised in May. Aaditya had visited Davos to inaugurate the Maharashtra Pavilion at World Economic Forum. Recently, ex-CM Uddhav Thackeray said rebel Shiv Sena leaders betrayed him when he was hospitalised.
short by Nidhi Sinha / 03:42 pm on 07 Oct
500 raids in 3 months, nothing found: Kejriwal as ED raids 35 sites
short by Medhaa Gupta / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reacted to Enforcement Directorate (ED) carrying out searches at around 35 locations in connection with the Delhi excise policy case, alleging that all the officials "are trying to find proof against...[Deputy CM Manish Sisodia]". "Over 500 raids, more than 300 CBI/ED officials have been working 24x7 for three months...Nothing has been found," he added.
short by Medhaa Gupta / 01:10 pm on 07 Oct
K Prabhakar Reddy to be TRS' candidate for Munugode by-election
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
TRS chief and Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao on Friday announced K Prabhakar Reddy as the party candidate for the Munugode by-election. The Munugode Assembly seat became vacant after Congress MLA Komatireddy Raj Gopal Reddy resigned on August 8 and joined BJP in presence of Home Minister Amit Shah. The by-elections for the seat will be held on November 3.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 07:03 pm on 07 Oct
Congress said PM Modi is "hardly worried" and "still indulging in empty slogans and false promises" as the World Bank trimmed India's growth forecast for FY 2022-2023. Forecasting growth at 6.5%, the World Bank said up to 5.6 crore Indians were pushed into poverty in 2020. "Farmers are committing suicide citing PM's inefficiency and apathy," said the Congress.
short by Aditya Nair / 10:37 pm on 07 Oct
Rahul Gandhi should undertake 'Congress Jodo Yatra': UP BJP chief
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary on Friday advised Rahul Gandhi to undertake a 'Congress Jodo Yatra'. Rahul Gandhi should have started his 'Bharat Jodo Yatra' from Pakistan's Peshawar, Karachi or Islamabad, Chaudhary said. "It was during the Congress government that partition of the country took place. After that, there has been no division," Chaudhary added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 05:33 pm on 07 Oct
'Real' Rahul Gandhi emerging out of 'Bharat Jodo Yatra': Cong's Jairam
short by Apoorva Shankar / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh said the "real" Rahul Gandhi is emerging out of the 'Bharat Jodo Yatra', which completed a month on Friday. "I wouldn't say it is the new Rahul Gandhi, but the real Rahul Gandhi that is being seen," he said. "I think what the yatra has done is to show to...Congress...that we can do it," he added.
short by Apoorva Shankar / 10:38 pm on 07 Oct
We will contest Assembly elections alone: YSR Telangana Party
short by Indraneel Sen / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
YSR Telangana Party Founder YS Sharmila on Friday said her outfit will contest the 2023 Assembly polls in Telangana alone in all 119 seats. "We will go solo...we will not ally with the BJP or other parties," Sharmila said in New Delhi. She said the party was formed because there was "misrule" in Telangana.
short by Indraneel Sen / 11:52 pm on 07 Oct
ED summons DK Shivakumar & his brother in money laundering case
short by Saurabh Pandey / on 07 Oct 2022,Friday
The Enforcement Directorate has summoned Karnataka Congress President DK Shivakumar and his brother DK Suresh to its Delhi office in a money laundering case today. Earlier, Congress leaders had requested the agency to give them time in view of the "Bharat Jodo Yatra." However, ED rejected the request to extend the date of their appearance.
short by Saurabh Pandey / 11:06 am on 07 Oct
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