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Seven new ministers to be inducted into Karnataka Cabinet today

13 Jan 2021

Seven new ministers to be inducted into Karnataka Cabinet today

Seven new faces are set to be inducted into the Karnataka Cabinet on Wednesday and Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa announced the list of legislators who will take oath of office today.

As fault lines visible, Chautala, Khattar claim BJP-JJP alliance safe

13 Jan 2021

As fault lines visible, Chautala, Khattar claim BJP-JJP alliance safe

The heat emanating from the farmers' protest is clearly affecting the ruling alliance in Haryana though both constituents — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) — have asserted the government will complete its five-year tenure.

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

12 Jan 2021

UP: AAP leader Somnath Bharti arrested, ink thrown at him

Somnath Bharti, the Aam Aadmi Party MLA from Malviya Nagar, Delhi, was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Monday for allegedly making defamatory remarks on the condition of state's hospitals and against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Ink was also thrown at him in Raebareli.

Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA

10 Jan 2021

Farmers eating chicken biryani to spread bird flu: BJP MLA

The ongoing farmers' protest is a conspiracy to spread bird flu across India, an MLA of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday.

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

06 Jan 2021

Uttarakhand: BJP chief calls Congress leader 'Budhiya,' controversy follows

Bansidhar Bhagat, the President of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttarakhand, is being slammed by the Congress after he allegedly called the Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Indira Hridayesh a "Budhiya" (old woman).

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

04 Jan 2021

Politics heats up over coronavirus vaccine, BJP leaders slam detractors

While India's wait for a coronavirus vaccine is over with the approval given to Serum Institute Of India's Covishield and Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN, a number of Opposition leaders have raised questions over the process, only to get slammed by the members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

31 Dec 2020

Kerala Assembly unanimously passes resolution against three central farm laws

In a one-day special session, Kerala's Legislative Assembly on Thursday unanimously passed a resolution against the three contentious central farm laws cleared by the Parliament in September.

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

30 Dec 2020

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

29 Dec 2020

Karnataka: Legislative Council's Deputy Chairman dies by alleged suicide

The Deputy Chairman of Karnataka's Legislative Council, SL Dharme Gowda, has died by alleged suicide, reports said on Tuesday. His body was found on a railway track near Kadur in Chikkamagaluru.

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

28 Dec 2020

Rahul Gandhi faces criticism over absence during Congress Foundation Day

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has been facing criticism by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for his absence at the party's Foundation Day event.

Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

28 Dec 2020

Miffed with BJP, Nitish Kumar says 'didn't want CM post'

Less than two months after he was sworn-in as Chief Minister of Bihar for a fourth straight term, Nitish Kumar on Sunday said he was never greedy for the chair and that ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is free to make its own CM.

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

27 Dec 2020

Modi brought flood of development to Northeast, says Amit Shah

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has brought a flood of development to Northeast India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday in Imphal, Manipur.

Sena, anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA banner: Saamana

26 Dec 2020

Sena, anti-BJP parties should unite under UPA banner: Saamana

Congress, the opposition party at the national level, has turned "feeble and disintegrated," Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamana said on Saturday, and suggested that all anti-BJP parties, including the Sena, should come together under the UPA banner to provide a formidable alternative.

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

25 Dec 2020

Ahead of TN polls, Kamal Haasan's party member joins BJP

The Vice-President of Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party floated by actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan, on Friday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Minister Prakash Javadekar just months before Tamil Nadu Assembly polls.

Farm laws: Priyanka Gandhi detained on way to meet President

24 Dec 2020

Farm laws: Priyanka Gandhi detained on way to meet President

Armed with two crore signatures against the three controversial farm laws, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi and other members of the party started a march toward Rashtrapati Bhavan today.

Yogi Adityanath blames opposition for provoking and misleading farmers

23 Dec 2020

Yogi Adityanath blames opposition for provoking and misleading farmers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the continuation of farmers' protests despite the government's attempts to clear their apprehensions on the new agriculture laws, shows they are being "provoked and misled" by the opposition.

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

23 Dec 2020

J&K DDC elections: Gupkar Alliance wins big; BJP gains

Although the final results of the District Development Council (DDC) elections in Jammu and Kashmir have not been declared yet, the People's Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) has won big.

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

23 Dec 2020

Four skip Mamata Banerjee's cabinet meeting, spark speculations of resignations

Four cabinet ministers skipped the meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday, triggering speculations that more resignations could hit Trinamool Congress.

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

22 Dec 2020

Blooper! Congress elects BJP leader to top post in MP

The Congress, already at its lowest point across India, faced an embarrassing situation when it elected a leader, now with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), to a top post in Madhya Pradesh.

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

21 Dec 2020

Bengal: BJP MP to divorce wife as she joined Trinamool

Furious that his wife, Sujata Mondal Khan, joined rival party Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Saumitra Khan said he would send her a divorce notice.

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

20 Dec 2020

After meeting with rebels, Congress begins reshuffle in 4 states

The Indian National Congress party has started reshuffling leaders, beginning with organizational leadership changes in Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Telangana.

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

19 Dec 2020

Ready to work for Congress as all desire: Rahul Gandhi

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said he is willing to "work for the party as all desire" at a meeting with party dissenters who wrote a letter criticizing the leadership in August.

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

19 Dec 2020

WB: TMC's Suvendu Adhikari joins BJP at Shah's mega rally

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed former Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader, Suvendu Adhikari, to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) at a mega rally in West Bengal's Midnapore.

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

19 Dec 2020

Sonia Gandhi meets Congress dissenters, hunt for new chief on

On Saturday morning, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met a section of dissenters, whose letter in August had sparked a major leadership crisis within the party.

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

19 Dec 2020

Shah reaches Bengal for two-day visit, will address rally today

Bharatiya Janata Party's top leader and the country's Home Minister, Amit Shah, arrived in West Bengal on Saturday, after 1 am. He will stay in the state for two days to take stock of the situation ahead of the high-voltage elections, slated to be held next year.

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

18 Dec 2020

After Suvendu Adhikari, Jitendra Tiwari, another TMC MLA quits party

Trinamool Congress MLA Shilbhadra Dutta tendered his resignation from the party on Friday morning in what has been the third such exit for the ruling party in West Bengal.

Over farm laws, PM Modi tears into opposition, praises reforms

18 Dec 2020

Over farm laws, PM Modi tears into opposition, praises reforms

Addressing farmers of Madhya Pradesh on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the three laws, which have sparked a massive agitation, were not passed overnight.

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

17 Dec 2020

Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu border, "an irreparable loss".

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

17 Dec 2020

PM helped in toppling Kamal Nath's government, claims BJP leader

Months after the ouster of the Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, a BJP leader made an explosive claim — one linked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

15 Dec 2020

Aam Aadmi Party will fight 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections: Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will be contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, party chief Arvind Kejriwal announced on Tuesday.

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Dec 2020

Winter Session of Parliament scrapped due to coronavirus pandemic

There will no Winter Session of the Parliament this year in view of the coronavirus pandemic, which continues to take hundreds of lives in India daily.

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

13 Dec 2020

Raghav Chadha, Atishi detained ahead of protest over 'NDMC scam'

On Sunday, the Delhi Police detained leaders of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) including Raghav Chadha and Atishi.

BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

10 Dec 2020

BJP goons attacked Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia's house: AAP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's home was allegedly attacked by a mob of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters on Thursday.

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

10 Dec 2020

BJP's convoy attacked in Bengal, stones pelted at Nadda's car

Stones were pelted today at the vehicles of BJP President JP Nadda and National General Secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya in West Bengal.

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

09 Dec 2020

In Congress-ruled Rajasthan, Congress trails in rural polls, BJP leads

In yet another bout of humiliation for Congress, which is in power in Rajasthan, the party performed poorly in the rural polls. It is said to be trailing in 21 districts where Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad elections were held.

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

08 Dec 2020

Kejriwal put under house arrest, claims AAP; Delhi Police denies

In a sensational claim which may start another political slugfest between Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the former alleged on Tuesday that Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been put under house arrest, a charge denied by Delhi Police, which is governed by the Centre.

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

07 Dec 2020

Siliguri rally: BJP worker dies amid clash with Bengal cops

A senior worker of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) died on Monday during the party's rally in Siliguri, West Bengal.

Kejriwal meets farmers at Singhu border; opposition supports tomorrow's shutdown

07 Dec 2020

Kejriwal meets farmers at Singhu border; opposition supports tomorrow's shutdown

On Monday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid a visit at the Singhu border, where farmers have been protesting against three contentious farm laws for 12 days now, to review the arrangements.

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

07 Dec 2020

Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

05 Dec 2020

BJP tried to topple Rajasthan government, says CM alleging conspiracy

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of conspiring to topple the state government.