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Mayawati's BSP allies with Jogi's Janta Congress for C'garh polls
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati announced her party will contest the upcoming Chhattisgarh assembly polls in alliance with Ajit Jogi-led Janta Congress Chhattisgarh party. BSP will fight on 35 seats and Janta Congress Chhattisgarh will contest on 55 seats in the state. "If we win, Ajit Jogi will be the Chief Minister," Mayawati said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:59 pm on 20 Sep
Air Force Deputy Chief flies Rafale fighter jet in France
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
The Deputy Chief of Air Staff Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar flew a 17-year-old Rafale jet with "India-specific enhancements" in France on Thursday. He flew an 80-minute sortie at the Istres air base in France, where a small team of the Indian Air Force is already commissioned. Air Marshal Nambiar had earlier said the Rafales would give India "unprecedented" combat capabilities.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 01:21 pm on 21 Sep
New DUSU president can’t recall subjects he studied in graduation
short by Saloni Tandon / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Newly elected Delhi University Students' Union president Ankiv Baisoya has said he studied "many subjects including English" during graduation at Tamil Nadu's Thiruvalluvar University, but does not remember the other subjects. Congress' student wing NSUI has alleged ABVP's Baisoya submitted a fake degree to get admission in DU. Thiruvalluvar University's registrar has said the certificate is "obviously fake".
short by Saloni Tandon / 07:40 pm on 20 Sep
After Rahul's Kailash yatra, 'Bol Bum' chanted at Congress rallies
short by Saloni Tandon / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Congress workers have been chanting "Bol Bum" and "Har Har Mahadev" at rallies after party president Rahul Gandhi returned from his Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage. The slogans are traditionally chanted in deference to Lord Shiva. Rahul has also been visiting temples during his campaign rallies in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. BJP workers chant "Har Har Modi" at the PM's rallies.
short by Saloni Tandon / 02:43 pm on 21 Sep
Falsehood of 'Clown Prince': Jaitley says Rahul lying on Rafale
short by Pragya Swastik / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
In a blog post titled 'Falsehood of a Clown Prince', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday accused Congress President Rahul Gandhi of lying on Rafale. "His strategy is simple – concoct a lie and repeat it as many times," wrote Jaitley. He also called Rahul's claim of the government waiving loans worth ₹2.5 lakh crore to 15 industrialists a "lie".
short by Pragya Swastik / 05:53 pm on 20 Sep
Will cut politicians' tongues if they insult us: Andhra cop
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
Andhra Pradesh's Anantapur District Police Officers' Association secretary Gorantla Madhav on Thursday said, "Let it be known that if any politician insults the force for their own mileage, I'll cut off their tongues." "Nowadays, it has become a habit for MLAs and MPs to talk about the police in a hurtful way," Madhav added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:00 pm on 21 Sep
Gali gali mein shor hai, desh ka chowkidaar chor hai: Rahul
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Claiming PM Narendra Modi called himself India's watchman, Congress President Rahul Gandhi today said, "Indian masses have started saying, 'gali gali mein shor hai, desh ka chowkidaar chor hai'." He asked the "chowkidaar" why the price of the Rafale jets increased three-fold and why he was silent when liquor baron Vijay Mallya left India after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:13 pm on 20 Sep
Fake agenda of desperate 'Wasteful Blogger': Cong to Jaitley
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley called Congress President Rahul Gandhi a 'clown prince', party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala tweeted, "Fake Agenda of a desperate 'Court Jester' & 'Wasteful Blogger'". Referring to the Finance Minister as "Jait-LIE", Surjewala asked him, "Why hide behind abuse when trapped in Rafale maze?" "Why supersede HAL for ₹30000Cr contract," he further questioned.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:38 am on 21 Sep
Had BSP proposal, but will fight Chhattisgarh polls alone: Cong
short by Rini Sinha / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Congress Chhattisgarh in-charge PL Punia has said that the party will fight the upcoming assembly elections in the state independently. He added, "We had received a proposal from Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for an alliance." This comes after BSP supremo Mayawati announced that her party will contest the assembly polls in alliance with Ajit Jogi-led Janta Congress Chhattisgarh party.
short by Rini Sinha / 11:13 pm on 20 Sep
PM did ₹1.3 lakh crore surgical strike on defence: Rahul on Rafale
short by Saloni Tandon / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused PM Narendra Modi and industrialist Anil Ambani of carrying out a "surgical strike" worth ₹1.3 lakh crore on the Indian defence forces. This comes a day after former French president Francois Hollande told a publication that India had proposed Reliance Defence as the offset partner of Dassault Aviation for the Rafale deal.
short by Saloni Tandon / 03:26 pm on 22 Sep
Hope Ram temple movement leads to victory for culture: Shah
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
BJP President Amit Shah on Thursday said he hoped the movement for building Ram temple in Ayodhya will result in "victory for culture". He added, "People's sentiments always win in democracy, and I have faith that this agitation will go in a similar direction." His statements came after RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for early construction of the Ram temple.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 08:04 pm on 21 Sep
Rafale Minister caught lying, she must resign: Rahul Gandhi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has seemingly called Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman "Rafale Minister" and demanded her resignation. This came after former Hindustan Aeronautics Limited Chief TS Raju said HAL could have built Rafale jets had the government closed the original negotiations with Dassault. Sitharaman had recently claimed HAL did not have the capability to produce Rafale jets.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 05:32 pm on 20 Sep
Triple talaq ordinance will do injustice to women: Owaisi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
After the Union Cabinet approved the ordinance making triple talaq a punishable offence, Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owaisi said, "This ordinance will do more injustice to Muslim women and will be used to send Muslim men to prison." He claimed the ordinance was a tactic of the government to divert attention from rising fuel prices and devaluation of the rupee.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:43 pm on 20 Sep
PM Modi wishes Delhi Cong chief Ajay Maken good health
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken revealed on Twitter that he was suffering from "an irreversible (and) progressive orthopaedic ailment", PM Narendra Modi on Thursday wrote to him that he was praying for his "good health". Maken has said that his ailment is not life-threatening but "extremely painful". He is currently undergoing treatment abroad.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 04:24 pm on 21 Sep
High fuel prices?: Congress trolls PM on travelling in metro
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride on the Delhi Metro, the Karnataka Congress tweeted, "High Fuel prices in Delhi has forced (PM) @narendramodi ji to use Delhi Metro? Or one more election jumla?" PM Modi was travelling from Dhaula Kuan to Dwarka to lay the foundation stone for the India International Convention and Expo Centre (IICC) in Delhi.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:42 pm on 21 Sep
PM Modi blind to plight of manual scavengers: Rahul Gandhi
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Terming Swachh Bharat as a "hollow slogan", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday claimed PM Narendra Modi is "blind to the plight of thousands of manual scavengers forced to excavate toilets and sewer lines in inhuman conditions." He made the remark after a sanitation worker in Delhi suffocated to death when he fell into the sewer of a building.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:31 pm on 20 Sep
Lathicharge on Cong workers attack on fundamental rights: Rahul
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has termed the lathicharge by Chhattisgarh police on protesting party workers as an "attack on fundamental rights" and said, "In (PM) Narendra Modi's regime, dictatorship has become a vocation." He claimed the act "will be remembered by the people as an act of political persecution." The Congress workers had allegedly thrown garbage inside a minister's house.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 07:33 pm on 20 Sep
When elections come, RSS remembers Ram Mandir: Congress
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
A day after RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat called for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, Congress spokesperson Manish Tewari said, "When elections come, they remember the Ram Mandir." Tewari, who was responding to questions on RSS' three-day lecture series, further said that the DNA of an organisation or a person cannot be changed.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:01 pm on 20 Sep
Congress appoints Somendra Nath Mitra as new W Bengal chief
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
The Congress on Friday announced that it had appointed Somendra Nath Mitra as its new West Bengal unit chief, replacing Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury. Chowdhury, who was reported to be against an alliance with CM Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress, has been chosen to head the party's campaign committee. Pradip Bhattacharya has been made the chairman of its coordination committee.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 05:11 pm on 21 Sep
Karnataka CM accuses BJP of offering ₹5 crore to MLAs
short by Rini Sinha / on 20 Sep 2018,Thursday
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday alleged that the state's Bharatiya Janata Party leaders offered ₹5 crore to two MLAs of the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) alliance to change parties. The leaders were allegedly promised cash and ministerial posts as a reward for joining the party, Kumaraswamy said while addressing a press conference.
short by Rini Sinha / 09:07 pm on 20 Sep
We dare to take decisions others don't: PM on triple talaq
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today claimed his government dares to take decisions others are afraid of taking, such as the promulgation of an ordinance making instant triple talaq a criminal offence. He said, "Three days ago, Centre took a decision that was needed for decades." He said its intentions were clear despite efforts to stall the decision in Rajya Sabha.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:52 pm on 22 Sep
AAP to contest all seats in Telangana Assembly elections
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 22 Sep 2018,Saturday
The AAP will contest all 119 seats in the upcoming Telangana Assembly elections, announced party leader Somnath Bharti. He revealed that the party has refused an alliance proposal by the Bahujana Left Front that includes the CPI(M). The AAP has provided the public in Telangana with an "honest" alternative to the "corrupt" TRS and Congress, Bharti said.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:06 am on 22 Sep
Take Ram temple issue seriously, Sena tells BJP govt
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
After RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat pitched for early construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, the Shiv Sena asked the PM Narendra Modi-led government to take the issue "seriously". It further claimed that the Ram temple issue has been reduced to a poll promise and has become a topic for ridiculing Hindutva.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:59 pm on 21 Sep
Goa CM Parrikar threatening people from hospital: Congress
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
AICC Goa desk in-charge A Chella Kumar today claimed Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is calling and "threatening" people from his hospital room. The allegation comes a day after Goa Forward Party President Vijai Sardesai said Parrikar had spoken to him about administrative matters over the phone. Parrikar is currently being treated at All India Institute of Medical Sciences Delhi.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:05 pm on 21 Sep
Rahul baba is day-dreaming about Congress' win: Amit Shah
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 21 Sep 2018,Friday
BJP chief Amit Shah today referred to Congress President Rahul Gandhi as "Rahul baba" and said he is "daydreaming" about Congress' victory in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. Claiming "Rahul Gandhi and company" were supporting "urban Naxals", he added, "Shouldn't those plotting to assassinate the PM be arrested?" Five activists were arrested last month for alleged Maoist links.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:11 pm on 21 Sep
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