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Not joining any other party: Urmila Matondkar after leaving Congress
short by Pragya Swastik / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Actress-politician Urmila Matondkar, who resigned from Congress party earlier this month, said on Tuesday that she is not joining any other party. Her clarification came amid rumours about her joining Shiv Sena following her meeting with the personal assistant of party chief Uddhav Thackeray. She added that her talk with Milind Narvekar was just a "courtesy meeting".
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:46 pm on 17 Sep
With J&K move, PM showed strength sought by Sardar Patel: RS Prasad
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said it took 70 years for the Indian government to show its strength and nullify Article 370. Reading out a quote from Patel's biography, Prasad stated, "Sardar Patel said, 'the future will depend upon the strength and guts of Indian government'...(Prime Minister) Narendra Modi had to demonstrate that strength after 70 years."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:12 pm on 18 Sep
Defamation suit against Digvijaya Singh for comments against BJP
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A criminal defamation suit was filed against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his alleged statement "BJP and Bajrang Dal are taking money from Pakistan's ISI". The court will look into the petition on October 9. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Satish Arora had filed a criminal case against Digvijaya Singh for his statement. Bajrang Dal had also condemned Singh's statement.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:40 pm on 18 Sep
Save desi cows, slaughter American breed: AAP MLA to Punjab CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Punjab AAP MLA Aman Arora asked CM Amarinder Singh to draw a clear distinction between "desi" and foreign breeds of cows, asking the state to protect "holy desi cows" while allowing the slaughter of stray cattle of American Holstein Friesians breed. Claiming stray bulls of American HF breed have killed people, Arora stated, "Wake up, shun politics of blind faith."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:56 pm on 18 Sep
Howdy economy doin', Mr Modi: Rahul tweets ahead of PM's US event
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's event 'Howdy, Modi!' in Texas, US on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "'Howdy' economy doin', Mr Modi? Ain't too good it seems." Rahul Gandhi also shared a news report that said foreign investors sold $4.5 billion of Indian shares since June after investing $45 billion in Indian stock market over the past six years.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:57 pm on 18 Sep
United Left Panel sweeps JNUSU polls, ABVP runner-up in 4 top posts
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The United Left Panel has won all the four central panel posts in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections for the fourth year in a row. Aishe Ghosh became the first JNUSU President from Students' Federation of India (SFI) after 13 years. Meanwhile, ABVP emerged as the runner-up in all the four top posts.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:30 am on 18 Sep
Ballot paper is history now: EC on Maharashtra Assembly elections
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Addressing a press conference on Maharashtra Assembly elections on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "Few political parties have asked about voting through ballot paper." "We have told them it is not possible, it's history now," he added. He further said, "Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered. EVMs can malfunction but cannot be tampered."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:00 pm on 18 Sep
Pakistan wouldn't have been created if Veer Savarkar was PM: Uddhav
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that Pakistan would not have been created if Veer Savarkar had been India's Prime Minister during partition. Thackeray stated, "Savarkar must be awarded the Bharat Ratna... I'd have called Nehru as Veer (brave) if he had survived jail for 14 minutes against Savarkar who stayed in prison for 14 long years."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:46 pm on 18 Sep
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karti meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail: Report
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel met former Finance Minister P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail on Wednesday morning, as per a report. The Congress leaders, who were accompanied by Chidambaram's son Karti, are learnt to have discussed current political matters with Chidambaram. Chidambaram is stated to be in good health, the report added.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:22 pm on 18 Sep
Mamata meeting PM Modi to save Rajeev Kumar: Vijayvargiya
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a "last-ditch effort" to save former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The CBI is looking for Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund case. On Tuesday, a district and sessions court had rejected Kumar's pre-arrest bail plea.
short by Apaar Sharma / 03:28 pm on 18 Sep
Stop creating space for terrorists in J&K: Rahul to Govt
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Congress' Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the government should release the detained J&K leaders and stop creating space for terrorists. He accused the government of removing nationalist leaders like Farooq Abdullah for creating a political vacuum that "will be filled by terrorists". "Kashmir can then permanently be used as a political instrument to polarise the rest of India," added Gandhi.
short by Jigyasu / 11:33 pm on 17 Sep
DMK workers blacken Hindi text at TN station, detained
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Several youths, allegedly from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), defaced the name of Tamil Nadu's Gudiyattam railway station that was written in Hindi on Wednesday. As per a report, the youths were later detained. The incident comes amid DMK's announcement of a state-wide protest against Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks about Hindi being a "unifying" language.
short by Jigyasu / 06:05 pm on 18 Sep
6 BSP MLAs joined Cong without any conditions: Sachin Pilot
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said six BSP MLAs have joined Congress without any conditions or demand for benefit. "If by seeing our work, any MLA wants to join the Congress for the sake of faster progress of his constituency, then no one should object to it," he added. Congress now has 106 seats in the 200-seat Assembly.
short by Jigyasu / 07:09 pm on 17 Sep
Development in J&K should prompt PoK people to join India: Guv
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that instead of taking over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by force, the development in J&K should prompt people there to join India. "If we can...secure the future of [J&K] children...I can guarantee...you will get [PoK] without a confrontation," he added. People of Kashmir should be treated with respect, Malik further said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:51 pm on 18 Sep
Era of corrupt over, good governance has begun: Naqvi
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday said the "era of the corrupt" has come to an end and the phase of good governance, inclusive growth and service to the poor has begun. He claimed that this phase is being recognised worldwide as "Modi Revolution". The corrupts are either in jail or are waiting for their turn, Naqvi added.
short by Jigyasu / 11:24 pm on 17 Sep
Her reaction is natural: Gehlot on Mayawati's remarks
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
After BSP supremo Mayawati called Rajasthan Congress "untrustworthy" and "deceitful" as six BSP MLAs joined Congress on Monday, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot said her reaction was "natural". "MLAs considered the situation in the state and feelings of the people, that's why they joined, we didn't pressurise them," he added. Our state has never indulged in horse-trading, the CM added.
short by Jigyasu / 09:44 pm on 17 Sep
Nearly 2 lakh teacher posts are vacant in UP: Priyanka Gandhi
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday criticised Uttar Pradesh government for nearly two lakh vacant posts for teachers. "Youth is waiting for job openings...But BJP government...says that North-Indian youth lack skills," she said. Notably, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar had earlier said that there is no dearth of employment opportunities but north Indian candidates lack qualification.
short by Jigyasu / 10:48 pm on 18 Sep
Don't criticise work done in national interest: BJP to Priyanka
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP leader Baijayant Jay Panda on Wednesday criticised Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her tweet in which she wrote that investments don't come from international events. He claimed that in the first quarter this year, FDI increased by 28% due to international events. "She shouldn't criticise the work done in the national interest for the sake of politics," Panda said.
short by Jigyasu / 06:26 pm on 18 Sep
Digvijaya trying to foment phobia against 1 community: Baijayant
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda has criticised Congress' Digvijaya Singh for saying that "people are wearing saffron clothes and raping." Panda said, "Singh is known for making very controversial statements and almost all of his statements go in a particular direction, which tries to foment phobia against one community." Panda accused Digvijaya of addressing terrorists with respect.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:26 pm on 18 Sep
Will talk on issues related to WB: Mamata on meeting with PM
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said that in her meeting with PM Narendra Modi, she would highlight issues like funds that are due to the state, among others. She will be meeting PM Modi on Wednesday. "I'll also highlight issues like change of West Bengal's name...merger of public sector banks, issues with Air India, BSNL, Railways," Mamata added.
short by Jigyasu / 08:02 pm on 17 Sep
BSP to contest all 90 seats alone in Haryana polls: Satish Misra
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to contest Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections alone on all 90 seats, party General Secretary Satish Misra said on Tuesday. Misra stated, "We decided to end the alliance with INLD following their family dispute." He said the BSP has got into election mode in Haryana, adding, "The results will be in favour of BSP."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:59 pm on 18 Sep
One nation, one language is against federal structure: Moily
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
After Home Minister Amit Shah called Hindi a "unifying" language, Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said Shah's statement was against India's federal structure. "It is most appropriate for the unity of the country that Shah withdraws such statements," Moily added. Earlier today, Shah clarified that he only requested for learning Hindi as the second language after one's mother tongue.
short by Jigyasu / 11:04 pm on 18 Sep
Shah raises questions over success of multi-party democracy
short by Shailesh / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Union Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday raised questions on the success of multi-party democratic system in India. The aim of the multi-party system was to further the national progress, Shah said. After 70 years of independence, people had doubts in their mind on whether the multi-party system had failed and if it would meet their goals, he added.
short by Shailesh / 05:30 pm on 17 Sep
Will never accept imposition of Hindi in TN: Karti Chidambaram
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said that imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu will never be accepted. "Hindi is not the unifying force of this country. We will oppose the imposition of Hindi vociferously," he added. Karti had stated his participation in DMK's now-postponed September 20 protest against Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks about Hindi being a "unifying" language.
short by Shailesh / 09:03 pm on 18 Sep
Discussed changing West Bengal's name to 'Bangla' with PM: Mamata
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday. After meeting the PM, Banerjee said that the meeting was "good" and that she discussed the demand for changing West Bengal's name to 'Bangla'. "The PM has promised to do something about the matter," she added.
short by Jigyasu / 05:47 pm on 18 Sep
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