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With J&K move, PM showed strength sought by Sardar Patel: RS Prasad
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said it took 70 years for the Indian government to show its strength and nullify Article 370. Reading out a quote from Patel's biography, Prasad stated, "Sardar Patel said, 'the future will depend upon the strength and guts of Indian government'...(Prime Minister) Narendra Modi had to demonstrate that strength after 70 years."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:12 pm on 18 Sep
Unfortunate that Sharad Pawar is making false statements: PM Modi
short by Apaar Sharma / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that it was unfortunate that senior leaders like NCP President Sharad Pawar were making false statements. PM Modi said, "They like the neighbouring country. They think that the rulers there work for welfare. But the whole of Maharashtra and India knows, and the whole world knows where the factory of terror is."
short by Apaar Sharma / 04:37 pm on 19 Sep
CBI asks West Bengal DGP for Rajeev Kumar's contact details
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
The CBI has asked the West Bengal DGP to provide contact details of former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar, said reports. It set up a special team to trace Kumar, who allegedly evaded its notices to appear before it in connection with Saradha chit fund scam. Meanwhile, the DGP said Kumar informed him that he's on leave till September 25.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:26 pm on 19 Sep
Couldn't give farm loan waiver in MP, Rahul should apologise: Cong MLA
short by Pragya Swastik / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Lakshman Singh on Wednesday said, "We've not been able to fulfil the promise of farm loan waiver in the state." "Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the farmers and clarify to them how long it will take for loan waiver," he added. "It'll send a good message to the farmers who are angry," he further said.
short by Pragya Swastik / 03:10 pm on 19 Sep
Former Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar joins AAP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Ex-Jharkhand Congress chief Ajoy Kumar joined AAP on Thursday in the presence of senior party leader Manish Sisodia. An ex-IPS officer, Kumar called AAP "the only party which gives the common man a chance to serve through politics." He'd resigned as Jharkhand Congress chief in August after accusing party leaders of seeking to "collect money in the name of elections."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:28 pm on 19 Sep
Ballot paper is history now: EC on Maharashtra Assembly elections
short by Pragya Swastik / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Addressing a press conference on Maharashtra Assembly elections on Wednesday, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said, "Few political parties have asked about voting through ballot paper." "We have told them it is not possible, it's history now," he added. He further said, "Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) cannot be tampered. EVMs can malfunction but cannot be tampered."
short by Pragya Swastik / 08:00 pm on 18 Sep
Howdy economy doin', Mr Modi: Rahul tweets ahead of PM's US event
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Ahead of PM Narendra Modi's event 'Howdy, Modi!' in Texas, US on Sunday, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "'Howdy' economy doin', Mr Modi? Ain't too good it seems." Rahul Gandhi also shared a news report that said foreign investors sold $4.5 billion of Indian shares since June after investing $45 billion in Indian stock market over the past six years.
short by Apaar Sharma / 09:57 pm on 18 Sep
Pakistan wouldn't have been created if Veer Savarkar was PM: Uddhav
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said that Pakistan would not have been created if Veer Savarkar had been India's Prime Minister during partition. Thackeray stated, "Savarkar must be awarded the Bharat Ratna... I'd have called Nehru as Veer (brave) if he had survived jail for 14 minutes against Savarkar who stayed in prison for 14 long years."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:46 pm on 18 Sep
Save desi cows, slaughter American breed: AAP MLA to Punjab CM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Punjab AAP MLA Aman Arora asked CM Amarinder Singh to draw a clear distinction between "desi" and foreign breeds of cows, asking the state to protect "holy desi cows" while allowing the slaughter of stray cattle of American Holstein Friesians breed. Claiming stray bulls of American HF breed have killed people, Arora stated, "Wake up, shun politics of blind faith."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:56 pm on 18 Sep
Ghulam Nabi Azad, Karti meet Chidambaram in Tihar jail: Report
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Ahmed Patel met former Finance Minister P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail on Wednesday morning, as per a report. The Congress leaders, who were accompanied by Chidambaram's son Karti, are learnt to have discussed current political matters with Chidambaram. Chidambaram is stated to be in good health, the report added.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:22 pm on 18 Sep
Will not be swayed by media trial in Chinmayanand case: SIT
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
Inspector General of Police Naveen Arora, who is heading the SIT investigating rape allegations against BJP's Swami Chinmayanand, has stated, "Any arrest will only be made on the ground of solid evidence." Urging the public to be patient, Arora added, "The SIT is only answerable to the court, not media...We can't be swayed by a particular person or media trial".
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:26 pm on 19 Sep
Mamata meets Amit Shah in Delhi, hands over letter on NRC
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 19 Sep 2019,Thursday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block in New Delhi on Thursday. Mamata stated, "I handed over a letter to him, told him that of the 19 lakh people left out of NRC, many are Hindi speaking, Bengali speaking and local Assamese. Many genuine voters have been left out."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 03:53 pm on 19 Sep
Mamata meeting PM Modi to save Rajeev Kumar: Vijayvargiya
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya said that West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee is meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a "last-ditch effort" to save former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. The CBI is looking for Rajeev Kumar in the Saradha chit fund case. On Tuesday, a district and sessions court had rejected Kumar's pre-arrest bail plea.
short by Apaar Sharma / 03:28 pm on 18 Sep
United Left Panel sweeps JNUSU polls, ABVP runner-up in 4 top posts
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
The United Left Panel has won all the four central panel posts in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) elections for the fourth year in a row. Aishe Ghosh became the first JNUSU President from Students' Federation of India (SFI) after 13 years. Meanwhile, ABVP emerged as the runner-up in all the four top posts.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:30 am on 18 Sep
Defamation suit against Digvijaya Singh for comments against BJP
short by Apaar Sharma / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
A criminal defamation suit was filed against Congress leader Digvijaya Singh for his alleged statement "BJP and Bajrang Dal are taking money from Pakistan's ISI". The court will look into the petition on October 9. Earlier, Uttar Pradesh BJP leader Satish Arora had filed a criminal case against Digvijaya Singh for his statement. Bajrang Dal had also condemned Singh's statement.
short by Apaar Sharma / 05:40 pm on 18 Sep
Stop creating space for terrorists in J&K: Rahul to Govt
short by Jigyasu / on 17 Sep 2019,Tuesday
Congress' Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the government should release the detained J&K leaders and stop creating space for terrorists. He accused the government of removing nationalist leaders like Farooq Abdullah for creating a political vacuum that "will be filled by terrorists". "Kashmir can then permanently be used as a political instrument to polarise the rest of India," added Gandhi.
short by Jigyasu / 11:33 pm on 17 Sep
Discussed changing West Bengal's name to 'Bangla' with PM: Mamata
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Wednesday. After meeting the PM, Banerjee said that the meeting was "good" and that she discussed the demand for changing West Bengal's name to 'Bangla'. "The PM has promised to do something about the matter," she added.
short by Jigyasu / 05:47 pm on 18 Sep
Will never accept imposition of Hindi in TN: Karti Chidambaram
short by Shailesh / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Congress MP Karti Chidambaram on Wednesday said that imposition of Hindi in Tamil Nadu will never be accepted. "Hindi is not the unifying force of this country. We will oppose the imposition of Hindi vociferously," he added. Karti had stated his participation in DMK's now-postponed September 20 protest against Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks about Hindi being a "unifying" language.
short by Shailesh / 09:03 pm on 18 Sep
One nation, one language is against federal structure: Moily
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
After Home Minister Amit Shah called Hindi a "unifying" language, Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Wednesday said Shah's statement was against India's federal structure. "It is most appropriate for the unity of the country that Shah withdraws such statements," Moily added. Earlier today, Shah clarified that he only requested for learning Hindi as the second language after one's mother tongue.
short by Jigyasu / 11:04 pm on 18 Sep
Development in J&K should prompt PoK people to join India: Guv
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday said that instead of taking over Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) by force, the development in J&K should prompt people there to join India. "If we can...secure the future of [J&K] children...I can guarantee...you will get [PoK] without a confrontation," he added. People of Kashmir should be treated with respect, Malik further said.
short by Jigyasu / 11:51 pm on 18 Sep
Don't criticise work done in national interest: BJP to Priyanka
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP leader Baijayant Jay Panda on Wednesday criticised Congress' Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her tweet in which she wrote that investments don't come from international events. He claimed that in the first quarter this year, FDI increased by 28% due to international events. "She shouldn't criticise the work done in the national interest for the sake of politics," Panda said.
short by Jigyasu / 06:26 pm on 18 Sep
DMK workers blacken Hindi text at TN station, detained
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Several youths, allegedly from the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK), defaced the name of Tamil Nadu's Gudiyattam railway station that was written in Hindi on Wednesday. As per a report, the youths were later detained. The incident comes amid DMK's announcement of a state-wide protest against Home Minister Amit Shah's remarks about Hindi being a "unifying" language.
short by Jigyasu / 06:05 pm on 18 Sep
BSP to contest all 90 seats alone in Haryana polls: Satish Misra
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to contest Haryana Vidhan Sabha elections alone on all 90 seats, party General Secretary Satish Misra said on Tuesday. Misra stated, "We decided to end the alliance with INLD following their family dispute." He said the BSP has got into election mode in Haryana, adding, "The results will be in favour of BSP."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:59 pm on 18 Sep
Digvijaya trying to foment phobia against 1 community: Baijayant
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
BJP National Vice President Baijayant Panda has criticised Congress' Digvijaya Singh for saying that "people are wearing saffron clothes and raping." Panda said, "Singh is known for making very controversial statements and almost all of his statements go in a particular direction, which tries to foment phobia against one community." Panda accused Digvijaya of addressing terrorists with respect.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 04:26 pm on 18 Sep
Nearly 2 lakh teacher posts are vacant in UP: Priyanka Gandhi
short by Jigyasu / on 18 Sep 2019,Wednesday
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday criticised Uttar Pradesh government for nearly two lakh vacant posts for teachers. "Youth is waiting for job openings...But BJP government...says that North-Indian youth lack skills," she said. Notably, Union Minister Santosh Gangwar had earlier said that there is no dearth of employment opportunities but north Indian candidates lack qualification.
short by Jigyasu / 10:48 pm on 18 Sep
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