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Bihar CM tested for COVID-19 after leader he sat next to tests +ve
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 04 Jul 2020,Saturday
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Saturday underwent COVID-19 test after attending an event with Legislative Council Acting Chairman Awadhesh Narain Singh who tested positive for the virus. CM has directed all officials who came in close contact with Singh to also undergo COVID-19 test. Kumar sat next to Singh during oath ceremony of newly elected MLCs on July 1.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:22 pm on 04 Jul
Twenty-eight ministers on Thursday took oath to be part of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's government in Madhya Pradesh. The oath was administered by Anandiben Patel, the Uttar Pradesh Governor who has been given additional charge of Madhya Pradesh. Out of the total, 20 were sworn-in as cabinet ministers while the remaining eight as Ministers of State.
short by Jigyasu / 12:34 pm on 02 Jul
Rahul will challenge PM Modi? PM is a gift of god to India: MP CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Jul 2020,Saturday
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday accused Rahul Gandhi of indulging in politics of poor taste, stating, "He'll challenge (PM Narendra) Modiji? Modiji is a gift of god to India." He added, "God no longer takes birth but whenever I see a leader like Narendra Modi, I feel no ordinary man can do so much work without godly powers."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 11:41 am on 04 Jul
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday provided 175 smart televisions for tribal students in Kerala's Wayanad for online classes. This is a part of the second phase of the contribution made by Gandhi in Wayanad to provide adequate infrastructure for the online classes. Earlier, he gave 50 TVs to the district administration to provide online learning to tribal students.
short by Jigyasu / 01:50 pm on 02 Jul
Ex-Delhi MLA & 1984 anti-Sikh riots case convict dies of COVID-19
short by Apaar Sharma / on 05 Jul 2020,Sunday
Former Delhi MLA Mahender Yadav, who was serving a 10-year jail sentence in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case has died due to COVID-19-related complications at a hospital, officials said on Sunday. The 70-year-old was lodged in Delhi's Mandoli Jail and tested positive for COVID-19 on June 26. His family shifted him to a private hospital in Dwarka on June 30.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:10 pm on 05 Jul
Goa MLA seen at 'lockdown party' after CM asks to avoid celebrations
short by Apaar Sharma / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
A video has surfaced online which shows Goa BJP MLA Glenn Souza Ticlo and BJP councillor Francisco Carvalho attending a party in a hotel on Sunday. Someone in the video is heard saying, "Special guest in the house...for lockdown party" as Ticlo enters. On the same day, Goa CM Pramod Sawant urged citizens to follow social distancing and avoid celebrations.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:21 pm on 06 Jul
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra donates plasma, shares pictures
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra, who recovered from coronavirus last month, donated his plasma on Monday. Sharing pictures of himself making the donation, Patra said on Twitter, "Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP have given party workers the mantra of 'seva bhav' (service)." He added, "Request all those who suffered from COVID-19 and have regained fitness to donate plasma."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:38 pm on 06 Jul
UP govt using police to spy on our party office: UP Congress chief
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Jul 2020,Friday
Condemning the arrest of Congress' Shahnawaj Alam in connection with the anti-CAA stir, UP Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu on Thursday accused the government of using state machinery to spy on Congress' Lucknow office. Lallu added, "For the past month, police have been deployed at...main gate...Those who acted as informers of the British are now spying on the Congress office."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:53 am on 03 Jul
TMC MP calls Sitharaman ‘venomous snake’, BJP calls it 'nonsense'
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 05 Jul 2020,Sunday
TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee criticised Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman calling her world's "worst finance minister". "Just like a 'kal nagini' (killer venomous snake) bites and kills people, her (Sitharaman's) economic policies are killing the country's economy," said Banerjee. Reacting to the remarks, Bengal BJP President Dilip Ghosh said TMC leaders are "uttering nonsense out of frustration".
short by Sakshita Khosla / 08:12 pm on 05 Jul
Paper or circus tiger?: Kamal Nath on Scindia's 'tiger zinda hai' remark
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 03 Jul 2020,Friday
Former MP CM Kamal Nath on Friday took a dig at BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia over his "tiger abhi zinda hai" remark. "Which tiger is alive, paper tiger or a circus one?" asked Kamal Nath at a function in Ratlam. Referring to Scindia's royal lineage, Nath said, "I am not a Maharaja...I am just Kamal Nath."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:12 pm on 03 Jul
Priyanka faces security threat, let her retain govt house: Amarinder
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 02 Jul 2020,Thursday
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh has urged the Centre to withdraw its order asking Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to vacate the government bungalow that she has been allotted. Amarinder also called for the restoration of her SPG security cover, stating that Priyanka belongs to a family that has lost two members to terror attacks.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:17 am on 02 Jul
I always opposed Emergency, even when in Congress: BJP's Scindia
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 04 Jul 2020,Saturday
BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday said that he had always opposed the Emergency, even when he was in Congress, adding, "What is right is right and what is wrong is wrong. At the end of the day, a human being has to live with himself." He added that Congress "had imposed Emergency in the country to stick to power."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 09:44 am on 04 Jul
Criminalisation of politics has scaled new heights in Bengal: Nadda
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
BJP President JP Nadda on Monday criticised Mamata Banerjee-led TMC government in West Bengal saying, "Criminalisation of politics has scaled new heights." He added, "We need to restore Bengal's glory and remove this government lock, stock and barrel." Nadda alleged that CM Mamata Banerjee "doesn't believe in cooperative federalism" and "isn't keen on sharing COVID-19 data with the Centre".
short by Sakshita Khosla / 03:34 pm on 06 Jul
Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan's principal secretary M Sivasankar has been removed from the post over his alleged connection in the gold smuggling case. This comes a day after Opposition alleged that Sivasankar tried to shield one of the suspects Swapna Suresh, a former UAE consulate employee. The officials seized 30 kg gold from baggage addressed to UAE consulate in Kerala.
short by Jigyasu / 03:44 pm on 07 Jul
PM Modi meets President post Ladakh visit, briefs on national issues
short by Apaar Sharma / on 05 Jul 2020,Sunday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan and briefed him on "issues of national and international importance". This comes two days after PM Modi made an unannounced visit to Ladakh, where he addressed the troops in Nimu. He had also met soldiers who were injured in the face-off with Chinese troops.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:01 pm on 05 Jul
Govt snatching lifeline of poor: Rahul on Railways inviting firms
short by Apaar Sharma / on 02 Jul 2020,Thursday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the Centre over its move to invite private players in passenger train operations. "Railways is the only lifeline of the poor and the government is snatching it away from them," he tweeted. Railways invited Request for Qualifications(RFQ) from firms to operate train services on 109 routes through the introduction of 151 modern trains.
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:13 pm on 02 Jul
Need plan to protect Mumbai police from virus: Somaiya to Maha govt
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 05 Jul 2020,Sunday
BJP leader Kirit Somaiya has written to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh urging the state government to roll out a more "aggressive" action plan to protect Mumbai police force against coronavirus. Adding that he visited several COVID-19 care centres and police stations, Somaiya said, "[Over] 6,000 police/family members are infected/sick, 500 active positive, 40 dead due to COVID-19."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:41 pm on 05 Jul
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted that the government has failed to tackle the COVID-19 situation in the country. He added that demonetisation policy and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have also been major failures of the government. "Future HBS (Harvard Business School) case studies on failure: 1. Covid-19. 2. Demonetisation. 3. GST implementation," he tweeted.
short by Jigyasu / 01:19 pm on 06 Jul
BJP leader Uma Bharti on Thursday appeared in person before a special CBI court in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow which is conducting the trial in the 1992 Babri mosque demolition case. The court is currently recording the statements of 32 accused under CrPC section 313 (court's power to examine the accused). Bharti is the 19th accused to depose before the court.
short by Jigyasu / 02:09 pm on 02 Jul
What will happen to TikTok stars who joined BJP: Shiv Sena
short by Jigyasu / on 02 Jul 2020,Thursday
In an editorial in its mouthpiece 'Saamana', Shiv Sena on Thursday said since the government has banned TikTok, what will happen to the TikTok stars who reportedly joined BJP. It asked that if these apps were a threat to national security, how did they operate for so long. Sena termed the ban on 59 Chinese apps as a "digital strike".
short by Jigyasu / 03:56 pm on 02 Jul
Goa Speaker asks MLAs to take COVID-19 test ahead of Monsoon Session
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Jul 2020,Friday
Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Thursday appealed to all MLAs in the state to get themselves tested for COVID-19. This comes a day after the announcement of dates for Goa's Monsoon Assembly session, which will begin from July 27. Meanwhile, Secretary Legislature Namrata Ulman also asked the legislators to not hold any gatherings in an enclosed space.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:53 pm on 03 Jul
Tiger abhi zinda hai: Scindia after 28 ministers take oath in MP
short by Atul Mishra / on 03 Jul 2020,Friday
After twenty-eight ministers took the oath to be part of Shivraj Singh Chouhan's BJP government in Madhya Pradesh, Jyotiraditya Scindia said, "For the last two months, people...been trying to tarnish my character...I want to tell them – tiger abhi zinda hai." "It's our duty to fight against injustice...even if it means war...Jyotiraditya Scindia will be on the frontline" he added.
short by Atul Mishra / 02:29 pm on 03 Jul
Rahul doesn't attend Defence meetings, but demoralises nation: Nadda
short by Sharangee Dutta / on 06 Jul 2020,Monday
BJP President JP Nadda has said Rahul Gandhi continues to demoralise the nation. "Rahul...doesn't attend a single meeting of Standing Committee on Defence. But...continues to...question the valour of our armed forces and do everything that a responsible leader shouldn't do," he tweeted. The committee met eleven times since since its formation as part of the 17th Lok Sabha last year.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:13 pm on 06 Jul
PM's Leh visit sends message of solidarity with soldiers: Sena leader
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 03 Jul 2020,Friday
Speaking about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Ladakh, Shiv Sena leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday tweeted, "PM Modi's visit to Leh is important and sends a good message of solidarity with the troops, especially after his comments on June 19th." She added, "If he was criticised for that, he must be acknowledged for this."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:23 pm on 03 Jul
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