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7-time MP Mahtab is new pro-tem Speaker of Lok Sabha 

20 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Who's Savitri Thakur, minister who misspelled 'Beti Padhao, Beti Bachao'

Ten days ago, Savitri Thakur made headlines for being one of seven women ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's new cabinet; now, she's making another headline, but this time, for a spelling blunder.

20 Jun 2024

Atishi

Sanjay Singh seeks INDIA bloc support amid Delhi water crisis

Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has called on the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance for assistance in securing Delhi's water share from Haryana.

20 Jun 2024

NEET

Bihar deputy CM links Tejashwi Yadav to NEET paper leak

Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister, Vijay Sharma, has accused his predecessor, Tejashwi Yadav, in the alleged National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) paper leak.

20 Jun 2024

Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata Police's presence at Raj Bhavan 'a threat': Bengal governor 

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose has voiced concerns over his personal security, describing the Kolkata Police contingent stationed at Raj Bhavan as a "threat."

20 Jun 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

Opposition hits out at Modi government over UGC-NET cancellation

The Ministry of Education on Wednesday announced the cancellation of the June 2024 University Grants Commission-National Eligibility Test, citing concerns over the integrity of the examination.

19 Jun 2024

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

Haryana CM Saini blames Arvind Kejriwal for Delhi water crisis 

Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini has pointed fingers at his Delhi counterpart, Arvind Kejriwal, for the ongoing water crisis in the national capital.

'Stopped, questioned' by CISF at Parliament: MP writes to Dhankhar

Tamil Nadu Rajya Sabha MP MM Abdulla was allegedly "stopped" and "questioned" by Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel when he was on a routine visit to Parliament premises on Tuesday.

19 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Vijayan writes to Modi after Kerala minister denied Kuwait visit 

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, expressing his disapproval over the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) denying political clearance for a state minister to visit Kuwait.

19 Jun 2024

Atishi

Delhi water crisis: Atishi threatens indefinite fast, seeks Modi's intervention

Delhi Water Minister, Atishi, has penned a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking his intervention in the escalating water crisis in the national capital.

19 Jun 2024

Pawan Kalyan

Andhra: Janasena chief Pawan Kalyan takes charge as deputy CM

Janasena Party chief K Pawan Kalyan took charge as Andhra Pradesh deputy chief minister on Wednesday amid vedic chants.

19 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi inaugurates new Nalanda University campus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated the new Nalanda University campus near the ancient university ruins in Rajgir, Bihar.

19 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Leadership change in Maharashtra? BJP leader Piyush Goyal clears air 

Union Minister and senior BJP leader, Piyush Goyal, has quashed rumors of a leadership change in the Maharashtra unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi releases ₹20,000cr for 9.26+ crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released the 17th installment amounting to over ₹20,000 crores to around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer in Varanasi.

18 Jun 2024

Ashwini Vaishnaw

Bengal accident: Congress seeks Vaishnaw's resignation, asks Centre 7 questions

The Congress on Tuesday called for the resignation of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, accusing the government of "destroying" the Indian Railways.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

NEET row: After SC slams Centre, Rahul questions Modi's silence

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his "silence" on the alleged irregularities in the NEET-UG 2024 examination.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

'No-confidence vote against PM...': Congress ahead of Modi's Varanasi visit

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first visit to Varanasi after his win in the Lok Sabha polls, the Congress on Tuesday said the constituency's voters had given a vote of no confidence in him.

18 Jun 2024

Rahul Gandhi

'Want to discuss…': Maliwal writes to INDIA over assault case

The Aam Aadmi Party's Rajya Sabha MP, Swati Maliwal, has written a letter to Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) chief Sharad Pawar, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, the Shiv Sena (UBT)'s Uddhav Thackeray, and the Samajwadi Party's Akhilesh Yadav over her assault case.

Ahead of Parliament session, NDA ministers' meeting at Rajnath's home

A group of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) ministers are scheduled to meet at Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Tuesday.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Rahul says NDA government is 'fragile, will struggle to survive…'

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has said that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will "struggle" to survive its third term.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to visit Varanasi, release 17th PM-Kisan installment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday—his first trip since winning the Lok Sabha seat.

17 Jun 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul picks Raebareli, Priyanka to make poll debut from Wayanad

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has decided to retain his Raebareli Lok Sabha seat and vacate the Wayanad seat for his sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.

Explained: How's Lok Sabha Speaker elected; importance of post

The upcoming election of the Lok Sabha Speaker has sparked speculation, with the opposition's Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance suggesting that the crucial role should be assigned to partners of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)—namely, the Janata Dal (United) and the Telugu Desam Party (TDP).

17 Jun 2024

Mallikarjun Kharge

'Abandonment of railways by Modi government…': Kharge on Bengal collision

After the collision between Kanchanjungha Express and a goods train in West Bengal, the Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government of "criminal abandonment" of the Indian Railways.

17 Jun 2024

Amit Shah

Amit Shah to chair security review meeting on Manipur today

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is scheduled to chair a high-level security review meeting on the situation in Manipur on Monday evening.

17 Jun 2024

Kolkata Police

Bengal governor asks on-duty cops to vacate Raj Bhavan

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose served a notice on Monday to Kolkata Police personnel deployed at the Raj Bhavan to immediately vacate the premises.

17 Jun 2024

Shiv Sena

Explained: Report on EVM 'hacking' in Mumbai triggers row

A political slugfest has erupted over allegations of electronic voting machine (EVM) hacking in the Mumbai North West Lok Sabha seat.

16 Jun 2024

Congress Party

Union minister clarifies after calling Indira Gandhi 'Mother of India'

Union Minister Suresh Gopi issued a clarification on Sunday regarding his previous statement in which he referred to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi as the "Mother of India."

16 Jun 2024

Elections

Gandhi joins EVM debate after Elon Musk flags hacking risks 

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has joined the debate regarding the reliability of electronic voting machines (EVMs) after Elon Musk called for their scrapping due to their vulnerability to hacking.

16 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

INDIA bloc may back TDP in Lok Sabha speaker's election 

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut declared on Sunday that the opposition Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (INDIA) bloc will support the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) if it fields a candidate for the Lok Sabha speaker's election.

15 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

Why Sharad Pawar 'thanked' PM Modi at MVA press conference 

Leaders of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), including Sharad Pawar, Uddhav Thackeray, and Prithviraj Chavan, held a press conference in Mumbai on Saturday to thank the public for their support in the Lok Sabha elections.

15 Jun 2024

Ayodhya

Yogi Adityanath to meet RSS chief after latter's 'arrogant' remark

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in Gorakhpur on Saturday evening.

15 Jun 2024

Arundhati Roy

Opposition, BJP spar over prosecution sanction against Arundhati Roy

A verbal spat has broken out between the opposition and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after Delhi lieutenant governor VK Saxena gave his nod to prosecute author Arundhati Roy.

15 Jun 2024

Jaipur

RSS leader makes U-turn after 'BJP arrogance' remark triggers row 

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar has sought to clarify his earlier remarks that linked the Bharatiya Janata Party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections to "arrogance."

14 Jun 2024

KC Tyagi

JD(U), TDP to support BJP's Speaker nominee: KC  Tyagi 

Janata Dal (United) leader KC Tyagi has declared that his party, along with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP), will back the candidate nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the Lok Sabha Speaker post.

14 Jun 2024

Lok Sabha Elections

'Those who became arrogant…': RSS leader Indresh's dig at BJP

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Thursday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its worst performance since 2014 in the Lok Sabha elections.

14 Jun 2024

Kerala

'Wasn't allowed to visit Kuwait for relief operation…': Kerala minister

Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Friday said she was denied permission by the Centre to travel to Kuwait to coordinate assistance for the people from the state affected in the fire that killed at least 49 people, primarily Indians.

14 Jun 2024

Ajit Pawar

BJP, NCP spar over 'Organiser' article on poll results 

A war of words has erupted between the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally, the Nationalist Congress Party, over an article published in Organiser.

13 Jun 2024

Arvind Kejriwal

Amid Delhi water crisis, CM Kejriwal's message to AAP MLAs 

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who is currently lodged in Tihar jail, has instructed all Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs to go to their areas and try to solve the water shortage problem.

13 Jun 2024

Dharmendra Pradhan

Education Minister Pradhan refutes NEET-UG paper leak allegations

Union Education Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan, has denied allegations of a paper leak in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test-Under Graduate (NEET-UG) 2024.

13 Jun 2024

Indian Penal Code

Ex-Karnataka CM Yediyurappa may face arrest over sexual assault charges

Former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa may be arrested in connection with a sexual assault case, according to the state's Home Minister G Parameshwara.

Pema Khandu takes oath as Arunachal CM for 3rd term

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Pema Khandu took oath as the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh for the third term in a row on Thursday.

13 Jun 2024

Odisha

Odisha: BJP government approves reopening of Puri Jagannath Temple gates

In its first cabinet meeting, the newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Odisha has approved the reopening of all four gates of the Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri.

13 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

G7 summit: PM Modi leaves for Italy today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart for Italy on Thursday to attend the 50th G7 leaders' summit, marking his first trip abroad after beginning his third term.