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Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

Mamata Banerjee sets up inquiry panel to probe Pegasus scandal

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Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

26 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM Yediyurappa has resigned. Who will replace him?

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa today said that he has decided to resign. He said he would meet the State Governor later in the day.

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

25 Jul 2021

After Punjab crisis, Congress working on Rajasthan Cabinet expansion

Shortly after resolving the power tussle in Punjab, Congress is now stepping up efforts to put its house in order in Rajasthan.

'Khela Hobe Diwas' will remember football fans killed 40yrs ago

23 Jul 2021

'Khela Hobe Diwas' will remember football fans killed 40yrs ago

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said that the state government will observe the Khela Hobe Diwas on August 16 in memory of the football lovers who were killed during a match in Kolkata around 40 years ago.

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

22 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM to quit next week? Here's what he said

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has finally hinted at the possibility of stepping down soon after his government completes two years in office on July 26.

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

22 Jul 2021

Shashi Tharoor rules out JPC probe on Pegasus scandal

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has ruled out the possibility of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the alleged Pegasus scandal.

UPCC chief Lallu, party leaders detained ahead of silent march

22 Jul 2021

UPCC chief Lallu, party leaders detained ahead of silent march

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Kumar Lallu and other party leaders were detained while trying to take out a silent march against the alleged snooping on party leader Rahul Gandhi.

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

22 Jul 2021

Pawar: Those fully vaccinated should be allowed to go out

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Wednesday that he was of the view that those who have received both the jabs of coronavirus vaccines should be allowed to "go out."

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the central government over the Pegasus scandal, saying that such an attack couldn't have happened without the Centre's approval.

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh's health condition critical, says hospital

21 Jul 2021

Former UP CM Kalyan Singh's health condition critical, says hospital

Kalyan Singh, 89, the former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, is in a critical condition and has been put on life support system.

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Parliamentary panel to question Centre on July 28

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary Committee on Information and Technology (IT) will take up the Pegasus scandal for inquiry on July 28.

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

21 Jul 2021

Congress government in Karnataka fell due to Pegasus, says party

The phone numbers of those linked to the former Janata Dal (Secular)-Congress government in Karnataka were reportedly surveilled at the time when the coalition government crumbled in 2019.

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

Congress, Akali Dal to skip PM's all-party meet on COVID-19

The Congress party and the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) have said they will not attend the central government's all-party meeting on its COVID-19 management this evening.

BJP to protest Bengal 'post-poll violence' with dharna in Delhi

20 Jul 2021

BJP to protest Bengal 'post-poll violence' with dharna in Delhi

The BJP will stage a dharna at Rajghat in Delhi on Wednesday to protest alleged incidents of post-poll violence in West Bengal, the party's state spokesperson, Shamik Bhattacharya, said.

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

20 Jul 2021

PM Modi asks BJP leaders to counter Opposition on COVID-19

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday slammed the Opposition, saying it is "spreading lies" and politicizing the coronavirus pandemic.

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

20 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Both Parliament Houses adjourned as Opposition protests

Both the Houses of the Parliament were adjourned minutes after proceedings began today, as the Opposition continued to raise slogans and protest against the Pegasus scandal, that unfolded over the weekend.

Karnataka CM's exit likely? BJP chief's 'leaked' audio hints change

19 Jul 2021

Karnataka CM's exit likely? BJP chief's 'leaked' audio hints change

A "leaked" audio clip purportedly of Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Nalin Kumar Kateel has deepened the political crisis for the BJP in the state by hinting at the exit of Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa soon.

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

19 Jul 2021

Get jabbed, become 'Baahubali': PM Modi

The vaccine is given in the baahu (arm) and those who take it become Baahubali, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday and asserted that over 40 crore people have become Baahubali (strong) in the fight against coronavirus.

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

19 Jul 2021

Parliament Monsoon Session: Both Houses adjourned after Opposition protests

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Monsoon Session of the Parliament. Both Houses of the Parliament were, however, adjourned as the session witnessed protests by the Opposition.

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

18 Jul 2021

Sonia Gandhi names Navjot Singh Sidhu Punjab Congress chief

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu was on Sunday appointed the Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President after days of high drama.

Sonia Gandhi reshuffles Congress Parliamentary groups ahead of monsoon session

18 Jul 2021

Sonia Gandhi reshuffles Congress Parliamentary groups ahead of monsoon session

In a major reshuffle of Congress' Parliamentary groups, party chief Sonia Gandhi reconstituted its Parliamentary hierarchy in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha ahead of the Parliament's monsoon session.

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

18 Jul 2021

Punjab Congress MPs to meet top leaders opposing Sidhu's elevation

In a fresh bid to oppose the elevation of Navjot Singh Sidhu as Congress Punjab unit chief, party MPs from the state will meet Congress' top leaders in Delhi on Sunday.

Congress protests against rising inflation, fuel prices in Jaipur

17 Jul 2021

Congress protests against rising inflation, fuel prices in Jaipur

The ruling Congress on Saturday took out a protest march against inflation in Jaipur where they demanded the central government to curb price rise and withdraw the hike in fuel rates.

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, raises concerns over Cooperation Ministry

17 Jul 2021

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi, raises concerns over Cooperation Ministry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar today met at the former's residence in New Delhi.

'Not at all true,' Yediyurappa dismisses rumors about his resignation

17 Jul 2021

'Not at all true,' Yediyurappa dismisses rumors about his resignation

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa on Saturday dismissed rumors about his resignation, saying it is not at all true.

UP Congress chief accused of misbehaving with party's woman worker

17 Jul 2021

UP Congress chief accused of misbehaving with party's woman worker

Congress leader Urusa Rana, the daughter of poet Munnawar Rana, alleged on Friday that the Uttar Pradesh Congress President, Ajay Kumar Lallu, misbehaved with her during Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's dharna at the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Lucknow.

Maharashtra: ED attaches Anil Deshmukh's assets worth Rs. 4 crore

16 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: ED attaches Anil Deshmukh's assets worth Rs. 4 crore

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached assets worth over Rs. 4 crore of former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh and his family in connection with a money laundering case.

Adityanath government turned UP into a leading state, claims Nadda

16 Jul 2021

Adityanath government turned UP into a leading state, claims Nadda

Crediting the Yogi Adityanath government with turning Uttar Pradesh into one of the leading states in the country, BJP National President JP Nadda on Friday exhorted party leaders and workers to ensure that welfare schemes and programs reach people.

Kalyan Singh's health condition improving, says hospital

16 Jul 2021

Kalyan Singh's health condition improving, says hospital

The health condition of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is admitted at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute (SGPGI) of Medical Sciences in Lucknow, is improving and he is much better now, the hospital said on Friday.

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

16 Jul 2021

Sidhu meets Sonia Gandhi amid Punjab Congress chief suspense

Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday met party chief Sonia Gandhi as reports say the former is likely to be named the new Punjab party chief.

Sidhu to be next Punjab Congress chief? Decision sparks row

15 Jul 2021

Sidhu to be next Punjab Congress chief? Decision sparks row

Punjab Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to be appointed the party's state unit chief, reports said on Thursday.

Rajasthan Health Minister: Time for 'Hum Do, Hamare Ek'

15 Jul 2021

Rajasthan Health Minister: Time for 'Hum Do, Hamare Ek'

Health Minister of Congress-ruled Rajasthan Raghu Sharma on Wednesday batted for population control and said it is time that the country thinks about "Hum Do, Hamare Ek," one child per family.

Adhikari meets Bengal Governor over Roy's appointment as PAC chief

14 Jul 2021

Adhikari meets Bengal Governor over Roy's appointment as PAC chief

Leader of Opposition in West Bengal Assembly Suvendu Adhikari on Tuesday met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar seeking his intervention in MLA Mukul Roy's appointment as the Chairman of Public Accounts Committee (PAC), maintaining that norms were not followed.

Kerala Governor observes day-long fast against dowry

14 Jul 2021

Kerala Governor observes day-long fast against dowry

Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan on Wednesday began a day-long fast at Raj Bhavan, his official residence in Thiruvananthapuram, to create social awareness against the practice of dowry and end atrocities against women.

Maruti plant not shifting out of Haryana: CM Khattar

14 Jul 2021

Maruti plant not shifting out of Haryana: CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asserted that car maker Maruti's plant was not shifting out of Haryana and will remain in the state, and said opposition Congress' claims in this regard holds no merit.

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

13 Jul 2021

Prashant Kishor meets Gandhis; 'good news' for Punjab Congress expected

Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday held a meeting with Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi.

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

13 Jul 2021

Modi reshuffles Cabinet Committees; Irani, Sonowal among new faces

After reshuffling the Union Cabinet last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday rejigged Cabinet Committees, introducing several new faces.

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

13 Jul 2021

PM Modi: Concerned to see huge crowds in hill stations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said it is a matter of concern that big crowds are thronging hill stations and market areas without masks and social distancing.

Kerala Minister seeks Centre's nod to represent Kerala at Olympics

13 Jul 2021

Kerala Minister seeks Centre's nod to represent Kerala at Olympics

Kerala Sports Minister V Abdurahiman will soon fly to Japan to cheer the sports stars from Kerala during the upcoming Tokyo Olympics at his own expense if everything goes as planned.

Congress' Nana Patole withdraws claim that Thackeray tracks his moves

12 Jul 2021

Congress' Nana Patole withdraws claim that Thackeray tracks his moves

Hours after claiming that leaders of Maharashtra's ruling alliance were keeping a watch on his moves, state Congress chief Nana Patole backtracked on his remarks.