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Cave where PM Modi meditated had WiFi, telephone and toilet: Report
short by Ankush Verma / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
The cave in Kedarnath, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi meditated, was WiFi and telephone-enabled, according to a report. It also had an adjoining toilet with basic facilities, the report added. PM Modi emerged from the cave on Sunday after meditating overnight. After offering morning prayers at the Kedarnath temple, the PM will head towards the Badrinath shrine.
short by Ankush Verma / 08:45 am on 19 May
Farhan asks Bhopal to vote a week after polling ends, trolled
short by Daisy Mowke / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
Actor Farhan Akhtar was trolled after he tweeted on Sunday, encouraging Bhopal to vote a week after polling ended in the constituency. "Dear electorate of Bhopal, it's time for you to save your city from another full-of-gas tragedy. #SayNoToPragya #SayNoToGodse #RememberTheMahatma #ChooseLoveNotHate," he wrote. Commenting on this, a user wrote, "Sir, [it's] a bit early...please retweet this [in] 2024."
short by Daisy Mowke / 11:40 am on 19 May
Mamata Banerjee's nephew sends defamation notice to PM Modi
short by Nandini Sinha / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew and TMC MP Abhishek Banerjee sent a defamation notice to PM Narendra Modi on Saturday. This comes after PM Modi made references to 'bua-bhatija' (Mamata and Abhishek) at a rally in West Bengal earlier this week. Abhishek demanded an unconditional apology within 36 hours, failing which he would initiate legal proceedings.
short by Nandini Sinha / 11:00 pm on 18 May
Kejriwal attacked at least 6 times in police presence: AAP MLA
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
After Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal claimed that his personal security officer reports to BJP and the party will get him killed one day, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj said, "We do not trust Delhi Police." Bharadwaj added, "After becoming CM, he has been attacked at least 6 times in the presence of police. Even after such incidents, no action was taken."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:30 pm on 18 May
Cancel Pragya's candidature, she's unfit for civil society: Sheila
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Delhi Congress' Sheila Dikshit on Friday asked EC to cancel Pragya Singh Thakur's candidature from Bhopal for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "patriot". Sheila said, "She's also unfit to be part of civil society." She claimed PM Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah "handpicked" Thakur as BJP's candidate and should be held "morally accountable" for her statement.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:18 pm on 18 May
EC issues notice to Sunny Deol for violating poll code
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
The Election Commission has issued a notice to BJP candidate Sunny Deol for violating the Model Code of Conduct. Deol reportedly held a public meeting in Punjab's Pathankot on Friday night during the silent period, when election campaigning is banned. The Commission also found that loudspeaker was used in the public meeting which was attended by around 200 people.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 02:20 pm on 18 May
We're committed to CM's security: Delhi Police on Kejriwal's claims
short by Gaurav Shroff / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
After Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said his PSO reports to BJP and claimed he might be assassinated like late PM Indira Gandhi, the Delhi Police said its unit was a "professional set up of well-trained personnel...committed to their jobs". "The unit has been providing security cover commendably for several high dignitaries of all political parties," additional PRO Anil Mittal added.
short by Gaurav Shroff / 08:08 pm on 18 May
My security officer reports to BJP, they'll get me killed: Kejriwal
short by Ankush Verma / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said during an interview that his personal security officer reports to the BJP adding that the party will get him killed one day. "I am the only Chief Minister who does not have control over his security," Kejriwal added. "What is my fault? What wrong did I commit?" he further said.
short by Ankush Verma / 03:20 pm on 18 May
EC notice to Cong candidate in MP for alleged MCC violation
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Election Commission on Saturday issued a notice to Congress candidate from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh, Arun Subhashchandra Yadav, for allegedly violating the Model Code of Conduct. "In the complaint filed, BJP leader Neeraj accused Yadav of violating MCC by distributing pamphlets/enrolment forms for NYAY scheme," EC said. Yadav has been asked by EC to file an explanation within a day.
short by Jigyasu / 10:18 pm on 18 May
We're with Congress president: JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Former PM and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda on Saturday reiterated his support to the Congress party in the ongoing general elections. "We're with the Congress president (Rahul Gandhi). A clear picture would emerge after May 23," he said. Earlier, Deve Gowda's son and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy also said Congress president would be his party's choice for PM's post.
short by Jigyasu / 06:42 pm on 18 May
Reacting to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's analysis of AAP's performance in Delhi, Congress' Sheila Dikshit said votes shifted towards Congress because of Kejriwal's bad record. "Nobody asked people to just vote for me. They vote for us because our record is such," Dikshit added. Earlier, Kejriwal claimed that 13% of Muslim votes got shifted to Congress at the last moment.
short by Jigyasu / 04:24 pm on 18 May
Congress of 2019 giving regional leaders more space: Punjab CM
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh has claimed that Congress of 2019 is different than Congress of 2014. "The party is giving more importance to regional leaders than it was doing earlier," he said while adding that Congress today has a deeper insight into the aspirations of people across the country. "Within the organisation [also]...there's more transparency and democracy," Singh further said.
short by Jigyasu / 06:35 pm on 18 May
Haasan must study for 100 yrs to define Hindu: Giriraj Singh
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Reacting to Kamal Haasan's 'Hindu word is of foreign origin' remark, BJP's Giriraj Singh on Saturday said, "To define a Hindu, he'll have to read and study for at least 100 years." "Haasan needs to define a Muslim to be identified as an intelligent person," Singh added. He further said Haasan shouldn't be afraid of getting arrested "because he's Muslim".
short by Jigyasu / 10:43 pm on 18 May
NPF to 'pull out' from BJP-led Manipur government post polls
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Naga People's Front (NPF) has decided to withdraw support from BJP-led Manipur government after elections. "This decision...is necessitated due to the indifferent attitude of BJP towards us, its coalition partner in Manipur and also in the state of Nagaland," NPF leader TR Zeliang tweeted. "Decision was taken after a review meeting with party functionaries and NPF's Manipur MLAs," he added.
short by Jigyasu / 11:21 pm on 18 May
Ensure voting in WB without BJP’s intervention: Mamata to EC
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Saturday wrote to Election Commission to ensure "peaceful and impartial" voting in the state. "In the final phase of election [on May 19], I would request you...to kindly ensure that election is completed...without any undue interference of Central government," she added. Mamata also requested EC to "protect democratic institutions and federal structure" of India.
short by Jigyasu / 10:13 pm on 18 May
BJP seeks action against Mayawati for violating MCC
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
BJP on Saturday wrote to UP's Chief Electoral Officer seeking action against BSP chief Mayawati for allegedly violating Model Code of Conduct. BJP claimed that Mayawati is tweeting to influence voters even after the end of campaigning. "Instead of development, PM Narendra Modi and CM Yogi Adityanath's double-engine government has given communal tension, hatred and violence to India," she tweeted.
short by Jigyasu / 10:51 pm on 18 May
Chandrababu Naidu suggests EC to count votes through VVPATs
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu urged Election Commission to count votes through Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) instead of EVMs. "Officials will count EVMs first then will check 5% of EVMs with VVPAT. If any discrepancy is found, then they'll take VVPAT count as final," he said. Naidu added that he feels counting EVMs is a more complicated process.
short by Jigyasu / 08:43 pm on 18 May
Publicity of PM's Kedarnath visit violates MCC: TMC to EC
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Sunday wrote to the Election Commission saying that the wide-scale coverage of PM Narendra Modi's visit to Uttarakhand's Kedarnath violates Model Code of Conduct. The complaint said that even though election campaigning is over, his visit is being publicised with "ulterior motive to influence voters". Campaigning for last phase of polls got over on May 17.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 12:51 pm on 19 May
Chandrababu Naidu meets Rahul to discuss post-poll scenario
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu met Congress President Rahul Gandhi at the latter's residence in Delhi on Saturday to reportedly discuss the roles their parties would play in government formation after the Lok Sabha election results are announced. Naidu will fly to Lucknow later in the day to meet SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP supremo Mayawati.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:20 pm on 18 May
Last episode of Mann ki Baat: Akhilesh takes jibe at PM's presser
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Reacting to PM Narendra Modi not taking any questions in a 50-minute press meet at BJP headquarters, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted, "Seems like the last episode of 'Mann ki Baat' has been aired on TV instead of the radio." Akhilesh added, "Media persons did not get to ask their questions and the disciplined soldiers remained silent."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:40 pm on 18 May
Don’t want toilets with no doors, water: Mayawati to PM Modi
short by Jigyasu / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday targetted PM Narendra Modi and said that women don't want ill-equipped toilets constructed by the government. "Our daughters and sisters don't want toilets with no water and doors," she added. Mayawati further said that during the BSP rule, her government ensured the construction of more toilets as compared to the BJP government.
short by Jigyasu / 05:00 pm on 18 May
BJP won't scrap Article 370 even if it rules for 100 yrs: Azad
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday said that BJP won't remove Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir even if it rules for 100 years at the Centre. He added that BJP didn't do it even when (former PM) Atal Bihari Vajpayee was in power. Azad further said that Congress aims to win over 273 seats in Lok Sabha elections.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 03:44 pm on 18 May
NRC should be implemented in Delhi soon: Manoj Tiwari
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
BJP MP Manoj Tiwari on Saturday said that National Register of Citizens (NRC) should be implemented in Delhi as soon as possible. He added that NRC would help throw out illegal immigrants and keep Delhi citizens safe. Tiwari said this after meeting the family of late Dhruv Raj Tyagi who, he said was murdered by the illegal immigrants.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 04:42 pm on 18 May
Kashmir issue a myth created by Congress, NC: Jitendra Singh
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 18 May 2019,Saturday
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Saturday said that the Jammu and Kashmir issue is a political "myth" created by Congress, National Conference and other such political groups. He added that political leaders rake up the issue for their own political interests. Singh further said that Jammu and Kashmir is very much a part of India like any other state.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 05:16 pm on 18 May
Pragya's Godse remark should not be tolerated: Nitish Kumar
short by Nikita Pradhan / on 19 May 2019,Sunday
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Sunday condemned BJP's Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a "patriot". "We should not tolerate such a statement," Nitish said. "Bapu is the father of the nation and people will not like if anyone talks about Godse in this manner," he added.
short by Nikita Pradhan / 02:29 pm on 19 May
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