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Initial trends show BJP leading in 85 out of 150 seats in GHMC polls
short by Ankush Verma / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took an early lead in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation elections on Friday, leading in 85 of the 150 seats, as per initial trends, according to ETV. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is leading in 29 seats, while Asaduddin Owaisi's AIMIM is ahead in 17, and the Congress in two.
short by Ankush Verma / 12:28 pm on 04 Dec
TRS wins 55 seats, BJP 48 and AIMIM 44 in GHMC polls
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
The results for 149 of 150 seats of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) have been declared, with TRS winning 55 seats, BJP recording a victory in 48 seats and AIMIM in 44 seats. Congress managed to win two seats in the polls. At least 76 seats are required by a party or an alliance of parties to secure a majority.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 10:12 pm on 04 Dec
Those in touch with opposition parties free to quit TMC: Mamata
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
During an online meeting with top TMC leaders on Friday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee issued a warning against "anti-party activities" and stated that TMC leaders in touch with opposition parties were free to quit her party. She added, "Those who are quitting, they may pray for my death but they cannot wish more than that."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:59 am on 05 Dec
Asked Shah to resolve issue with farmers as it affects Punjab's economy: CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Following his meeting with Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the farmers' protests, Punjab CM Amarinder Singh said, "I reiterated my opposition...and requested him to resolve the issue as it affects the economy of my state and security of the nation." Singh added, "The discussion is going on between farmers and the Centre. There is nothing for me to resolve."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:40 pm on 03 Dec
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said the passing away of MDH's owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati is a sad day for the country. Puri tweeted, "He added spice to our lives & was a part of every Indian household." Congress leader Rajeev Shukla tweeted, "From a lane in Chandni Chowk he spread his wings to every corner of the world."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:35 am on 03 Dec
TRS takes the lead in GHMC polls by winning 46 seats, BJP wins 32 seats
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
With the counting of votes for the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) elections underway, the ruling TRS has taken a lead by winning 46 seats. AIMIM has won 41 seats so far, while the BJP has won 32 seats so far in the polls. Over 1,100 candidates contested in the polls conducted for 150 divisions.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:36 pm on 04 Dec
Never met such inspiring and lively soul: Sisodia on MDH owner's demise
short by Apaar Sharma / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy CM Manish Sisodia took to Twitter after the demise of MDH's owner Mahashay Dharampal Gulati on Thursday. Sisodia wrote, "India's most inspiring entrepreneur, MDH owner Dharm Pal Mahashay passed away this morning. I've never met such an inspiring and lively soul." Kejriwal tweeted, "He dedicated his life for the society. God bless his soul."
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:09 am on 03 Dec
Telangana Cong chief N Uttam Reddy quits amid counting for GHMC polls
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Amid counting for the GHMC polls on Friday, Telangana Congress chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy resigned from the post. "I have requested the AICC to take up the process of selection of new President of Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee immediately," said Reddy in a press statement. This came after Congress won two seats in the GHMC polls on Friday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:18 pm on 04 Dec
Refugees from Pakistan dance after casting votes in DDC polls in J&K
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
A video shows some people who came from Pakistan as refugees dancing and celebrating after voting in the third phase of District Development Council polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday. One of the voters said, "This is the first time in over 70 years that we're voting in local body polls. We're happy to participate in the democratic process."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:04 pm on 04 Dec
Congress defeats BJP to win Nagpur Graduate constituency in MLC polls
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Congress candidate Abhijit Wanjarri on Friday won the Nagpur division Graduate constituency in Maharashtra Legislative Council elections. Wanjarri defeated the opposition party BJP's candidate to secure the seat. BJP fought on 6 seats that went to polls on December 1, while the Congress contested on three seats.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:31 pm on 04 Dec
China, Pak trying to destabilise India in name of farmers: Minister
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Discussing the farmers' protests, Haryana Minister Jai Parkash Dalal on Thursday said, "In the name of farmers... Foreign powers like China, Pakistan, and other enemy nations are trying to destabilise the country." He added, "Bihar recently witnessed elections... Since the introduction of these laws, people have given tremendous support to PM Narendra Modi. Are they not farmers?"
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:36 pm on 03 Dec
Maharashtra minister and NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Thursday said that the Centre should call the winter session of the Parliament to discuss the issues of farmers and COVID-19 vaccine. He said, "Health Secretary says that they never said that the vaccine would be administered to everyone. Will it be free of cost? There are questions."
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:12 pm on 03 Dec
Cong seeks Satyendar Jain’s removal over Delhi's 9k COVID-19 deaths
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Delhi Congress President Anil Chaudhary on Thursday said that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal should remove Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain from his post. He demanded Jain's resignation citing that Delhi has recorded over 9,000 deaths due to COVID-19. Chaudhary said that Delhi Congress leaders and workers on Thursday protested at nearly 75 places across the city against the Delhi government.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 05:12 pm on 04 Dec
Bar Council of Delhi writes to PM Modi to repeal farm laws
short by Apaar Sharma / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
The Bar Council of Delhi has written to PM Narendra Modi, urging him to repeal the farm laws. The council said these laws are "detrimental" to the lawyer community. "The mindset behind move...to oust the jurisdiction of civil courts and transfer of power to bureaucrats...to decide disputes between the traders and the farmers will lead to corruption," the letter said.
short by Apaar Sharma / 12:46 pm on 03 Dec
AAP MP seeks Parliament’s special session to repeal 3 farm laws
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Amid the ongoing farmers' protest, AAP MP Bhagwant Mann on Friday said that he has sought a special session of Parliament to repeal the Centre's three farm laws. "The Centre is maintaining a stubborn stance against farmers and their demands," he said. He added that if the government's intentions were clear, the issue would have been resolved in minutes.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:45 pm on 04 Dec
Bengal CM calls for 3-day protest in Kolkata against farm laws
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Friday called for a three-day protest on December 8, 9 and 10 in Kolkata, in support of farmers protesting against the three farm laws across the country. "The central government must withdraw the anti-farmer bills. If they do not do so immediately we will agitate throughout the state and the country," she said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:56 pm on 04 Dec
Where is the BJP storm?: Asaduddin Owaisi on GHMC election results
short by Atul Mishra / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
Following GHMC election results, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said that there is no "BJP storm". "Where is the storm?...they said they would conduct a surgical strike in the old city...they couldn't do anything in my area," he said. "We contested in 51 seats and won 44. Think what would have happened, had AIMIM contested in 80 seats," Owaisi added.
short by Atul Mishra / 10:20 am on 05 Dec
Sanjay Raut admitted to Lilavati Hospital, to undergo angioplasty
short by Tushar Swarup / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was admitted to the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai and was scheduled to undergo angioplasty, according to his brother Sunil Raut. Raut underwent angioplasty in November 2019 for the first time amid negotiations for government formation in Maharashtra after the state Assembly polls.
short by Tushar Swarup / 09:45 pm on 03 Dec
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that Congress' Rahul Gandhi seems to lack the consistency needed to be accepted as country's leader. Commenting on former US President Barack Obama's description of Rahul in his memoir 'A Promised Land' as "a student eager to impress the teacher", Pawar stated, "I think Obama crossed the limit."
short by Atul Mishra / 08:54 am on 04 Dec
BJP forms 117-member election management team for 2021 WB polls
short by Atul Mishra / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
For the 2021 West Bengal Assembly polls, BJP has formed a 117-member election management team. The team has been divided into 31 units. "While some cells comprise multiple state leaders, including MPs and MLAs, and have a party veteran in-charge and co-in charge of them, a few cells have just one state leader," said a BJP leader.
short by Atul Mishra / 12:07 pm on 04 Dec
PM Modi lauded party workers for their work in GHMC polls: T'gana BJP
short by Tushar Swarup / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
PM Narendra Modi has lauded the party workers for their hard work put in for the recently concluded Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls, according to Telangana BJP President Bandi Sanjay Kumar. "PM advised the Telangana BJP workers to move ahead with the same spirit," Kumar said. He added that PM Modi also enquired about the attacks on party cadres.
short by Tushar Swarup / 05:16 pm on 03 Dec
We were welcomed open-heartedly by people of Bollywood: UP minister
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
After UP CM Yogi Adityanath met Akshay Kumar in Mumbai, UP Minister SN Singh said, "We were welcomed open-heartedly by Bollywood people." Claiming Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray "lost his sleep" after the visit, Singh added, "Shiv Sena...should first rectify their culture with Bollywood. If they want to keep something, they should keep it, no one wants to take it away."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:01 pm on 03 Dec
3rd phase of J&K DDC polls witnesses 50.53% voter turnout
short by Atul Mishra / on 05 Dec 2020,Saturday
The third phase of District Development Council (DDC) polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday witnessed a 50.53% voter turnout, State Election Commissioner KK Sharma said. "Polling has been by-and-large peaceful in...33 constituencies of DDC including 16 in Kashmir division and 17 in Jammu," he said. In Jammu division, Reasi district recorded the highest percentage of voter turnout at 75.20%.
short by Atul Mishra / 08:41 am on 05 Dec
He is behaving like a BJP CM: Sisodia on Punjab CM over farm laws
short by Tushar Swarup / on 04 Dec 2020,Friday
Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia on Friday said, "Captain Amarinder Singh met BJP leaders yesterday and is now defending BJP. The Punjab CM is behaving like a BJP CM." He further said, "He is saying that the farmers' agitation is a danger to national security. He is speaking on the lines of BJP."
short by Tushar Swarup / 09:55 pm on 04 Dec
Do elderly women in farmer protests look like Khalistanis?: SAD chief
short by Apaar Sharma / on 03 Dec 2020,Thursday
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) President Sukhbir Singh Badal on Thursday said that there are elderly women in the farmers' protests. He added, "Do they look like Khalistanis? It is a way of calling farmers of the country as anti-nationals." Badal further said, "Does BJP or anybody else have the right to declare anybody as anti-national?"
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:25 pm on 03 Dec
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