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Several Bengali film and TV actors join BJP in Delhi
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Several Bengali film and TV actors, including Parno Mittra, joined BJP at its Delhi headquarters on Thursday in the presence of the party's West Bengal chief Dilip Ghosh. Rishi Kaushik, Kanchana Moitra and Rupanjana Mitra were among the actors who joined the party. This comes after actors-turned-politicians Mimi Chakraborty and Nusrat Jahan won recently-held Lok Sabha elections on TMC tickets.
short by Apaar Sharma / 10:37 pm on 18 Jul
K'taka minister HD Revanna goes barefoot to Assembly for trust vote
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
HD Revanna, Karnataka minister and son of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda, went barefoot to the state Assembly in Bengaluru for trust vote debate on Thursday. JD(S) leader and Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy's coalition government with Congress faces a floor test in the Assembly today. Notably, rebel JD(S)-Congress MLAs have refused to withdraw their resignations or attend the Assembly.
short by Apaar Sharma / 03:40 pm on 18 Jul
Karnataka BJP chief sleeps on Assembly floor during overnight dharna
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Former CM and Karnataka BJP chief BS Yeddyurappa, along with other BJP MLAs, slept in the state Assembly during the overnight dharna staged by them, seeking an immediate trust vote. Yeddyurappa and some other leaders slept after setting up their beddings on the Assembly floor. Some leaders also went for a morning walk in the Vidhana Soudha premises on Friday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:50 am on 19 Jul
UP BJP MLA holds membership drive in school, probe ordered
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
A video of BJP MLA Sushil Singh leading an alleged party membership drive at a school in Chandauli district has gone viral, prompting an inquiry by the district magistrate. Schoolchildren claimed they were made BJP members, adding that Singh had promised to build a library in their school. BJP district president Sarvesh Kushwaha said the matter will be raised soon.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:56 am on 19 Jul
Working presidents to work on their own: Chacko to Sheila Dikshit
short by Apaar Sharma / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
Delhi Congress in-charge PC Chacko on Tuesday wrote to Delhi Congress chief Sheila Dikshit, saying that the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee was constituted with the order that three working presidents will work independently. Chacko added that since Dikshit is "not keeping well", he has authorised the working presidents to hold meetings of district and block committee heads and take decisions.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:56 pm on 17 Jul
Karnataka Governor asks Kumaraswamy govt to prove majority on Friday
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala wrote a letter to Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy on Thursday, asking him to prove his coalition government's majority on the floor of the House by 1:30 pm on Friday. This comes after the Karnataka Assembly was adjourned without trust vote today. Notably, Vala had asked the Speaker to complete the floor test proceedings on Thursday itself.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:21 pm on 18 Jul
Karnataka Dy CM arranges food for BJP MLAs on overnight dharna
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara arranged for food for the BJP MLAs holding an overnight dharna in state Assembly premises amid the political crisis. Parameshwara said, "It is our duty to arrange food and other things for them. Some of them have diabetes and blood pressure conditions... Beyond politics, we are friends. It is the beauty of democracy."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:58 pm on 19 Jul
Priyanka detained on way to meet kin of shooting victims in Sonbhadra
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been detained by police in Uttar Pradesh's Mirzapur while she was on her way to visit the families of 10 people shot dead in land dispute in Sonbhadra. "I don't know where are they (police) taking me...we are ready to go anywhere," Priyanka said. Administration has imposed Section 144 in the region.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 01:05 pm on 19 Jul
$5 trillion economy not coming from heaven: Pranab Mukherjee
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
While addressing a lecture on Thursday, former President Pranab Mukherjee said, "The Finance Minister can say that India will become a $5 trillion economy by 2024 because of the strong foundation laid previously. It's not coming out of heaven." He added, "Those who criticise Congress rule for 55 years forget from where we began and where we have come."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:30 am on 19 Jul
Consider trust vote to end by today: Karnataka Governor to Speaker
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala on Thursday asked Assembly Speaker KR Ramesh Kumar to complete the process of vote of confidence moved by Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy by the end of the day. Vala's message to Kumar came after a BJP delegation called on him and requested him to direct the Speaker to conduct the vote of confidence on Thursday itself.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:49 pm on 18 Jul
Will withdraw resignation: Rebel K'taka MLA ahead of trust vote
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Rebel Karnataka MLA and Congress leader Ramalinga Reddy has announced he would withdraw his resignation and vote in favour of Congress-JD(S) government in the state during the floor test on Thursday. Adding that he had been with the party for 45 years, Reddy said, "I had only resigned as an MLA but I never said I'd move away from Congress."
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:44 am on 18 Jul
'Uncle Nelson' told me to join politics: Priyanka Gandhi
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
On the 101st birth anniversary of Nobel Peace Prize winner late Nelson Mandela, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today posted a picture of herself with Mandela. "To me, he was Uncle Nelson (who told me I ought to be in politics long before anyone else did!)," she wrote. "The world misses men like #NelsonMandela more than ever today," she added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:40 pm on 18 Jul
Cong protests in K'taka Assembly with photos of its 'missing' MLA
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Congress MLAs on Thursday protested in Karnataka Assembly with pictures of fellow MLA Shrimant Patil, who had gone incommunicado and was later found to be admitted at a hospital in Mumbai. Congress further blamed the BJP of poaching its MLAs during the trust vote debate. Karnataka Assembly has been adjourned till 11 am on Friday by Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:54 pm on 18 Jul
K'taka Assembly adjourned till tomorrow, BJP to protest overnight
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Karnataka Deputy Speaker Krishna Reddy deferred the trust vote proceedings in the House and adjourned the Assembly till 11 am on Friday. BJP state chief BS Yeddyurappa, however, said BJP MLAs will hold an all-night protest inside the House till the confidence vote is taken up. This comes after Karnataka Governor asked the Speaker to complete the floor test today.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:21 pm on 18 Jul
Former Gujarat Congress MLAs Alpesh Thakor, Dhavalsinh Zala join BJP
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
OBC leader Alpesh Thakor, who recently quit as Congress MLA after casting his vote for BJP candidates in Rajya Sabha by-poll in Gujarat, on Thursday joined BJP in presence of Gujarat party chief Jitu Vaghani. Thakor's close aide and former Congress MLA Dhavalsinh Zala also joined BJP. "We were always deceived after joining Congress party," Thakor had earlier said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:13 pm on 18 Jul
Centre empowering minorities without appeasement: Naqvi
short by Shashank Verma / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the Centre believes in empowering the minorities "without appeasement". He added that the minorities meant six centrally notified minority communities and not Muslims alone. He said ₹1071.10 crore has been allocated for the 'PMJVK', under which various facilities including 21 residential schools were constructed in minority-dominated areas.
short by Shashank Verma / 05:02 pm on 18 Jul
Delhi govt releases ₹109cr to MCDs to fight dengue, chikungunya
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
The Delhi government has released ₹109 crore to all three MCDs in the national capital for dealing with dengue and chikungunya in the ongoing monsoon season. The funds have been released to the urban development department following the direction of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal directed the department to ensure proper utilisation of funds for carrying out necessary preventive steps.
short by Jigyasu / 11:09 pm on 17 Jul
BJP MLA Prabhu Chavan arrived at the Assembly with a bed sheet and pillow as BJP decided to stage an overnight dharna. The House was adjourned after the Congress-JD(S) members accused BJP of kidnapping its MLAs and started shouting slogans. In protest, BJP members declared they would stay in the House overnight till the time the trust vote is decided.
short by Jigyasu / 08:36 am on 19 Jul
Congress, NCP MLAs to join BJP soon: Maharashtra BJP chief
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil on Thursday claimed that some Congress and NCP MLAs will resign and join the BJP within a week or 10 days. Patil, however, refrained from revealing names of the opposition legislators likely to join the saffron party. "The fun of life lies in the uncertainty. So, let it remain that way," he said.
short by Jigyasu / 07:34 pm on 18 Jul
Expect BJP govt in Karnataka next week: BJP National Gen Secy
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Jul 2019,Wednesday
BJP National General Secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Wednesday claimed that a BJP government is expected to take charge in Karnataka next week. He said that the coalition government is in 'clear minority' and should go. Rao added that BJP is confident that the Congress-JDS government would lose the trust vote in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
short by Jigyasu / 09:03 pm on 17 Jul
BJP targeting my family: Mayawati as brother's Benami plot attached
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Jul 2019,Friday
A day after the I-T Department attached a Benami plot worth ₹400 crore belonging to her brother and his wife, BSP supremo Mayawati accused the BJP of "targeting her family members." Mayawati also demanded an investigation into the wealth and income of BJP office-bearers. Further, she accused the BJP and RSS of being "the most casteist organisations in the country."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:54 pm on 19 Jul
I have self-respect, need to clarify: K'taka CM ahead of floor test
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Jul 2019,Thursday
While addressing the Karnataka Assembly during a debate on the trust vote on Thursday, CM HD Kumaraswamy said, "I have self-respect and so do my ministers." Stating that doubts had been created about the Congress-JD(S) coalition government, Kumaraswamy added, "We have to tell the truth...I have to make some clarifications." He also asked, "Who is responsible for destabilising this government?"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:45 pm on 18 Jul
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