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Former Jharkhand CM Babulal Marandi-led JVM(P) has withdrawn support from the Hemant Soren-led government in Jharkhand, accusing the Congress of trying to poach its MLAs. The JVM(P) had won three seats in the Jharkhand Assembly elections. This comes after two JVM(P) MLAs met Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi on Thursday.
short by Nandini Sinha / 09:35 pm on 24 Jan
Rajasthan 3rd state to pass anti-CAA resolution after Kerala, Punjab
short by Atul Mishra / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Rajasthan on Saturday passed a resolution against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) in the state Assembly urging the Centre to repeal the law. After Kerala and Punjab, Rajasthan has become the third state to pass an anti-CAA resolution. "Discrimination...on the grounds of religion is not in consonance with the secular ideas enshrined in the Constitution," the resolution reportedly states.
short by Atul Mishra / 03:41 pm on 25 Jan
Election Commission issued a notice to Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, BJP's candidate from Delhi's Hari Nagar constituency, over his campaign song "Bagga Bagga Har Jagah". "You (Bagga) are directed to state why expenditure on the song should not be...added to your election expense," the EC notice read. Bagga has claimed the song was released before he had filed his nomination.
short by Atul Mishra / 12:34 pm on 25 Jan
Government signs peace accord with Bodo militant group NDFB
short by Jigyasu / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
The government on Monday signed a peace accord with all factions of the banned organisation National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB). The agreement was signed in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah who said this will ensure a golden future for everyone. "At least 1,550 cadres along with 130 weapons will surrender on January 30," Shah added.
short by Jigyasu / 03:09 pm on 27 Jan
India needs a better opposition: Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee
short by Pragya Swastik / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
India needs a better opposition which is the heart of any democracy and the ruling party should embrace that to keep it under check, Nobel-winning economist Abhijit Banerjee said today. He said there's no correlation between authoritarianism and economic success. "You can easily argue Singapore had a successful dictator and can easily come back and talk about Zimbabwe," he added.
short by Pragya Swastik / 07:04 pm on 26 Jan
Don't make education part of your dirty politics: Kejriwal to Amit Shah
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday criticised Home Minister Amit Shah asking him not to make education part of "dirty politics". "You (Shah) are surrounded by negativity the whole day, meet our students, you will get some positivity," Kejriwal said at a press conference. This came a day after Shah alleged that condition of schools under AAP was "in shambles".
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:08 pm on 25 Jan
Vote BJP in Delhi so that there's never a Shaheen Bagh: Amit Shah
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday urged people to vote for BJP in Delhi so that there is "never a Shaheen Bagh". Addressing BJP's social media volunteers in Delhi, Shah said, "On February 8, press the lotus symbol (on EVM machines) so hard that its current forces the protesters at Shaheen Bagh to leave the place by evening."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:27 pm on 26 Jan
Maharashtra government on Sunday launched the 'Shiv Bhojan' scheme, which is aimed at providing a meal to the poor for ₹10. Under the scheme, which was launched on a pilot basis, thalis would be available to people at designated centres/canteens during a stipulated time in all the districts. The 'thali' will consist of two chapatis, one vegetable, rice and dal.
short by Jigyasu / 10:27 am on 27 Jan
After BJP asked Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to take Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to Ayodhya, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut asked BJP if they will take former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti with them to Ayodhya. This comes after Sena announced that Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on completion of 100 days of Maha Vikas Aghadi (Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP) government.
short by Atul Mishra / 03:52 pm on 25 Jan
On the eve of the Republic Day, the Madhya Pradesh government made the reading of the Preamble compulsory in all the government schools in the state every Saturday. This comes days after the Maharashtra government introduced the same rule in all government schools. BJP leader Rajneesh Agrawal said that the MP government has introduced the practice as a political gimmick.
short by Jigyasu / 12:56 pm on 26 Jan
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said only those who have studied Assamese till Class 10 will be eligible to apply for state government jobs. Sarma added that this rule will not be applicable to three Barak Valley districts and Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts. However, similar clauses will be in place there with regard to Bengali and Bodo respectively.
short by Jigyasu / 03:22 pm on 26 Jan
Withdraw false cases against CAA protesters: Mayawati to UP govt
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
BSP chief Mayawati has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to "immediately withdraw" all wrong cases filed against women and others protesting against CAA and NRC. Mayawati also asked the government to provide help to families of those who lost their lives during the protests. Police said a case was registered against over 100 women for violating Section 144 of CrPC.
short by Kiran Khatri / 04:20 pm on 27 Jan
EVM buttons will be pressed with love in Delhi: Prashant Kishor
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor has said "EVM buttons will be pressed with love" in Delhi Assembly elections on February 8. He added, "It should be a mild jolt so brotherhood and friendship are not endangered." His comments came after Home Minister Amit Shah asked voters "to press lotus symbol so hard that its current" could be felt at Shaheen Bagh.
short by Kiran Khatri / 05:46 pm on 27 Jan
Uttarakhand CM Trivendra Singh Rawat on Monday said those who raise slogans of "Bharat tere tukde honge" are behind anti-CAA protests at Delhi's Shaheen Bagh. "They are behind it and we won't let them succeed," Rawat added. He claimed that similar protests erupted in Uttarakhand but the protesters were told to protest peacefully without disturbing the law and order situation.
short by Jigyasu / 09:30 am on 28 Jan
Delhi Chief Electoral Officer Ranbir Singh on Saturday said cash, liquor, drugs, precious metal and freebies worth over ₹14 crore have been seized from January 6 to January 24. All the recoveries took place during this time as the model code of conduct was implemented from January 6, the CEO added. Voting in Delhi will be held on February 8.
short by Jigyasu / 01:29 pm on 26 Jan
Anurag Thakur leads the chants 'shoot the traitors'; video surfaces
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
A video of MoS for Finance Anurag Thakur leading a crowd to chant "shoot the traitors" at a Bharatiya Janata Party campaign rally in Delhi surfaced on social media on Monday. The rally was later attended by Home Minister Amit Shah. Earlier, the slogan targeting anti-CAA protesters was heard at a rally addressed by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari in December.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:03 pm on 27 Jan
Bodo Accord will usher in a new dawn of peace, harmony: PM Modi
short by Kiran Khatri / on 27 Jan 2020,Monday
PM Narendra Modi has said the tripartite peace accord signed between the Centre and Bodo groups will "usher in a new dawn of peace, harmony and togetherness". The accord will further "protect and popularise" unique culture of Bodo people, PM wrote on Twitter. Those who were earlier associated with armed resistance groups will now "contribute to India's progress", PM added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 10:43 pm on 27 Jan
Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan on Monday said that Congress' Sonia Gandhi had sought a written undertaking from Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray that Maha Vikas Aghadi (Sena-NCP-Congress government) must work under the "ambit of Constitution". BJP's Devendra Fadnavis commented on Chavan's remarks and said that Sena should clarify about the "deals" done before the government was formed.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:43 am on 28 Jan
Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has denied allegations that the former BJP-Shiv Sena government tapped phones of political leaders including that of NCP chief Sharad Pawar and present CM Uddhav Thackeray. Fadnavis said phone-tapping is "not the culture of Maharashtra". "A Shiv Sena leader was the Minister of State (MoS) for Home during my tenure," the former CM added.
short by Kiran Khatri / 09:55 pm on 24 Jan
Andhra Pradesh cabinet on Monday decided to abolish the Legislative Council which had referred the capital decentralisation bill to a Select Committee to review it. A Cabinet meeting held earlier today discussed how to proceed on the three capital bills stuck in the Legislative Council. TDP, which is in majority in the Legislative Council, has blocked the bills from passing.
short by Jigyasu / 12:23 pm on 27 Jan
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has transferred the Bhima-Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). Maharashtra's Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said the move was done without the consent of the state government. The 2018 case in which one person was killed and several others were injured was earlier being probed by the Pune Police.
short by Kirti Joshi / 02:14 pm on 25 Jan
Kejriwal government tops chart of liars: Amit Shah
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday criticised Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during a BJP campaign rally for Delhi Assembly polls. "Various surveys are conducted across the country. A government tops in pure water, another ranks number one in road construction and some other in electrification," he said, adding, "Kejriwal government stands nowhere other than topping the chart of liars."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:55 pm on 26 Jan
Kishor shares old clip of Bihar Dy CM saying 'CM Nitish is not Bihar'
short by Atul Mishra / on 25 Jan 2020,Saturday
Targeting Bihar's Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, political strategist and JD(U) leader Prashant Kishor shared former's old video from 2014. In the video, Modi alleged that Bihar CM Nitish Kumar has the "DNA of betraying people", adding that "Nitish is not Bihar and Bihar is not Nitish". This comes after Modi called Kishor and JD(U) leader Pavan Varma "ungrateful".
short by Atul Mishra / 01:51 pm on 25 Jan
BJP MLA Gopal Bhargava on Sunday accused the bureaucrats in Madhya Pradesh of corruption. He claimed that an acquaintance of his has honey trap videos of eight IAS officers, but added that he would not disclose their names. "I don't want the dirt to spread and the state to get a bad name in the country," Bhargava said.
short by Jigyasu / 03:17 pm on 26 Jan
We all know our phones are tapped, nothing new: Sharad Pawar
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 26 Jan 2020,Sunday
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Saturday said that all political leaders know their phones are tapped, which is why they don't think about it seriously. "It's not new," said Pawar, a day after Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh accused previous BJP-led state government of tapping phones of senior NCP and Congress leaders during 2019 elections.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 05:40 pm on 26 Jan
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