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11 Sep 2020West Bengal
Coronavirus is over, says BJP leader. Meanwhile, India breaches 45L-mark
On a day when India added a record 96,551 new coronavirus cases and the total tally breached the 45 lakh mark, BJP Bengal President Dilip Ghosh declared that the health crisis is over and that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was imposing lockdowns to block the saffron party's rallies.
09 Sep 2020Supreme Court Of India
Sack Amit Malviya by Thursday: Subramanian Swamy tells BJP
Subramanian Swamy, Bharatiya Janata Party's Rajya Sabha member, gave an ultimatum to his own party as he sought the removal of social media head Amit Malviya by Thursday.
08 Sep 2020Maharashtra
Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly
On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.
07 Sep 2020Salman Khurshid
Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls
Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.
06 Sep 2020Odisha
Odisha: BJD MP's wife accuses him of torture; moves court
Actor-turned-politician and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Anubhav Mohanty has been accused of domestic violence and torture by his wife, Odia film actor Varsha Priyadarshini.
03 Sep 2020Shashi Tharoor
Facebook bans BJP MLA after hate speech row intensifies
Facebook, which is at the center of a storm in India after a report claimed it didn't act against hate speech of members of the ruling BJP, on Thursday banned T Raja Singh from its platform.
02 Sep 2020Goa
Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.
02 Sep 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Crucial question hour dropped from Parliament's monsoon session, outrage follows
The government's decision to disallow question hour during the monsoon session of Parliament, which begins on September 14, has brought it at the receiving end of criticism from the opposition.
01 Sep 2020Tamil Nadu
TN: History-sheeter comes to join BJP, escapes after seeing cops
A notorious history-sheeter had a close run-in with cops as he tried to join the Bharatiya Janata Party at an event in Tamil Nadu on Monday.
31 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
Government announces 7-day state mourning upon ex-President Pranab Mukherjee's death
The central government on Monday announced a seven-day state mourning to pay respect to former President Pranab Mukherjee, who died earlier today.
31 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
Pranab Mukherjee passes away; PM Modi, President Kovind pay tributes
India's former President and Congress veteran Pranab Mukherjee passed away on Monday, weeks after he tested positive for coronavirus,
31 Aug 2020West Bengal
Pranab Mukherjee in 'septic shock after lung infection'; health declines
There has been a decline in the health of former President Pranab Mukherjee (84), the Delhi hospital where he is undergoing treatment said in a statement on Monday.
31 Aug 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Home Minister Amit Shah, undergoing post COVID-care at AIIMS, discharged
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who was admitted to AIIMS on August 18, was discharged from the hospital on Monday, said reports.
29 Aug 2020Facebook
Facebook hate speech row: Congress writes to Mark Zuckerberg again
The Congress party has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, asking him about the steps taken by the social media giant to investigate the recent hate speech allegations.
29 Aug 2020Tamil Nadu
Congress MP dies of coronavirus, spoke about it in Parliament
Congress MP H Vasanthakumar, who passed away due to coronavirus on Friday, had spoken about the seriousness of the disease in the Parliament but was shunned.
29 Aug 2020India
MPs to be tested for coronavirus before Parliament's monsoon session
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said on Friday that all parliamentarians will be requested to get themselves tested for coronavirus, 72 hours before the monsoon session of Parliament begins.
28 Aug 2020Sonia Gandhi
In letter to Sonia, dissenters suggested 11-points for Congress' revival
In the letter to President Sonia Gandhi, 23 Congress leaders outlined 11 points for the revival of the party, adding that honest introspection is the first step to take on ruling BJP.
27 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
BJP leads in political advertisement spending on Facebook
The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spent most on advertisements on "social issues, elections, and politics" on Facebook India, followed by Congress, an Indian Express report said today.
26 Aug 2020Supreme Court Of India
NEET, JEE row: Sonia calls opposition-meet, Mamata suggests approaching SC
On Wednesday, at the opposition meeting convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi on the controversy around JEE and NEET examinations, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee suggested approaching Supreme Court seeking a postponement.
26 Aug 2020Kerala
Gold smuggling case evidence burnt in Kerala Secretariat fire: Opposition
On Tuesday evening, a fire broke out in the North block of the Kerala Secretariat in Thiruvananthapuram, sparking a political row.
25 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
Dinner hosted by Tharoor birthed letter which sparked Congress' crisis
The idea of the unprecedented letter sent to Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier this month was seeded nearly five months ago at a dinner hosted by Shashi Tharoor, who represents Thiruvananthapuram in the Lok Sabha, a report in HT said.
24 Aug 2020Karnataka
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.
24 Aug 2020Sonia Gandhi
Sonia remains Congress chief; election of successor in 6 months
The seven-hour long meeting of the Congress Working Committee has come to an end. During the meeting, it was decided that Sonia Gandhi will continue to serve as the interim President of the Indian National Congress (INC).
24 Aug 2020Bihar
PM-CARES to fund two coronavirus hospitals in Bihar, opposition unhappy
In a development that has taken political undertones in poll-bound Bihar, Prime Minister's Office on Monday tweeted that the PM-CARES Fund, short for Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund, will finance two dedicated coronavirus hospitals in the state.
24 Aug 2020Kapil Sibal
Dissenters v/s Gandhi loyalists at Congress meet: Know what's happening
The Congress Working Committee meeting, which is underway, has turned into a battle between the dissenters, who wanted an overhaul in the organization, and loyalists, who believe only the Gandhi family is capable of handling the reins.
24 Aug 2020Sonia Gandhi
Find new chief: Sonia Gandhi, keen on resigning, tells Congress
At the crucial Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting today, interim President Sonia Gandhi is likely to offer her resignation, amid a rift that emerged in the party after a letter was sent to her by 23 members demanding an overhaul in the organization.
23 Aug 2020Lok Sabha
Wardrobe overhaul! Lok Sabha employees to get annual uniform allowance
In a first, Lok Sabha employees will get an annual uniform allowance now and will also be allowed to select their uniforms.
23 Aug 2020Bihar
BJP, JD(U), LJP to fight Bihar polls together: JP Nadda
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Jagat Prakash Nadda on Sunday said the saffron party, the Janata Dal (United), and the Lok Janshakti Party, will fight the upcoming Bihar Assembly polls together.
23 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
Senior Congress leaders seek reforms in letter to Sonia Gandhi
Several senior leaders of the Indian National Congress (INC) have written to party chief Sonia Gandhi seeking sweeping changes in the party.
21 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
'This is not Gandhi's India,' says NC chief Farooq Abdullah
Former Jammu & Kashmir CM and National Conference chief, Farooq Abdullah, said his party won't remain silent on the abrogation of Article 370, stripping the erstwhile state of its special status in August last year.
20 Aug 2020Shashi Tharoor
BJP MPs seek Tharoor's removal from parliamentary panel
Two Bharatiya Janata Party parliamentarians have sought the removal of Shashi Tharoor as the chief of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.
19 Aug 2020Maharashtra
For vilifying Thackeray, Sena MP wants action against Arnab Goswami
Arvind Sawant, a parliamentarian from Shiv Sena, has written to Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, seeking action against journalist Arnab Goswami for dragging Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray in his coverage of the Sushant Singh Rajput case.
19 Aug 2020Bihar
Watered-down rallies, restrictions in booths: EC plans polls in pandemic
Faced with an immense challenge to conduct polls, particularly Bihar Assembly elections, as coronavirus cases spike in the country, the Election Commission is finalizing the fine print while keeping social distancing norms in mind.
18 Aug 2020Rahul Gandhi
RaGa never missed opportunity to weaken COVID-19 fight: Union Minister
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday slammed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over his criticism of the PM-CARES (Prime Minister's Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations) Fund.
18 Aug 2020Rajasthan
Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example
BJP's Jyotiraditya Scindia launched a scathing attack at his former party Congress on Monday saying that capable leaders are questioned there while citing Sachin Pilot, who was the Deputy Chief Minister of Rajasthan until recently, as an example.
18 Aug 2020All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)
Amit Shah, who recovered from COVID-19, admitted to AIIMS
Home Minister Amit Shah was admitted to India's premier health facility, AIIMS, on the intervening night of Monday and Tuesday after he complained of respiratory issues.
17 Aug 2020Rashtriya Janata Dal
Nitish Kumar's JD(U) expels cabinet minister, he quickly joins RJD
Ahead of high-stake Bihar Assembly polls, the ruling JD(U) expelled State Industries Minister Shyam Rajak for "anti-party" activities, allowing him to return to his home party, RJD.
17 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
Dozens from Shaheen Bagh, site of anti-CAA protest, join BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Sunday several residents of Delhi's Shaheen Bagh locality have joined the party at an induction ceremony. The locality had grabbed national headlines earlier this year over a months-long protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
16 Aug 2020West Bengal
West Bengal Governor miffed as CM skips Independence Day event
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar expressed his annoyance over Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's absence at a traditional tea party at the Raj Bhawan to celebrate the 74th Independence Day on Saturday.
16 Aug 2020Narendra Modi
Modi pays tribute to Atal Bihari Vajpayee on death anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tribute to former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his second death anniversary.