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20 Aug 2021Himachal Pradesh
Centre prepared to tackle possible COVID-19 third wave: Anurag Thakur
The Centre is fully ready to tackle a possible third wave of COVID-19 and a provision of Rs. 23,123 has been made for this purpose, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur said on Friday.
20 Aug 2021Afghanistan
'Want cheaper petrol? Go to Taliban-ruled Afghanistan,' says BJP leader
A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has sparked controversy after telling a journalist to "go to Taliban" for being questioned over rising fuel prices.
20 Aug 2021Jammu And Kashmir
Apni Party leader shot dead by terrorists in Kulgam
Terrorists on Thursday shot dead an Apni Party leader in Kulgam, the third fatal attack on mainstream politicians in Jammu and Kashmir in two weeks, even as police said they have no record of Ghulam Hassan Lone's political affiliation.
19 Aug 2021Uddhav Thackeray
BJP will win Mumbai civic polls: Narayan Rane
Union MSME (Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises) Minister Narayan Rane paid homage to Shiv Sena supremo late Balasaheb Thackeray at his memorial in Mumbai on Thursday and later claimed the BJP will win the forthcoming polls to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, currently ruled by Sena.
19 Aug 2021West Bengal
Calcutta HC orders CBI probe in West Bengal post-poll violence
The Calcutta High Court on Thursday ordered a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the post-poll violence in West Bengal this May.
18 Aug 2021Maharashtra
'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' an invitation to third wave: Sanjay Raut
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed the "Jan Ashirwad Yatra," being carried out by a number of Union ministers in various states, was an "invitation to the third wave of COVID-19."
18 Aug 2021Maharashtra
Sena dubs Governor Koshyari 'political agent' of Union Home Ministry
The Shiv Sena on Wednesday termed Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari as a "political agent" of the Union Home Ministry, in the wake of delay in the nomination of 12 persons, recommended by the state government, as members of the Legislative Council from his quota.
17 Aug 2021Afghanistan
Modi chairs Cabinet meet on Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday sat down to chair a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) over the troubling developments in Afghanistan.
17 Aug 2021Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Uttarakhand: Ex-Army officer Ajay Kothiyal AAP's pick for CM candidate
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday announced that retired Army officer Ajay Kothiyal will become the party's Chief Ministerial face in the 2022 Uttarakhand Assembly elections.
17 Aug 2021Madhya Pradesh
MP: Jyotiraditya embarks on 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' after performing puja
Union minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Tuesday said that he will do his best to take the country forward in the civil aviation sector and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his induction in the Cabinet before embarking on the Jan Ashirwad Yatra.
17 Aug 2021Karnataka
No proposal to cut petrol prices in state: Karnataka CM
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Tuesday said that there was no proposal before the government to cut petrol prices in the state on the lines of neighboring Tamil Nadu.
17 Aug 2021Supreme Court Of India
Money laundering case: ED issues fresh summons to Anil Deshmukh
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to former Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh to appear before it on Wednesday in connection with a money laundering case probe against him and others, official sources said on Tuesday.
17 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
Stop RT-PCR tests of vaccinated travelers, Assam MP urges PM
A Rajya Sabha member and Congress MP Ripun Bora in a letter appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday to stop COVID-19 tests of fully vaccinated travelers in Assam, saying such a step is nothing but a "wastage of resources" and "harassment of people."
16 Aug 2021Supreme Court Of India
Pegasus row: Centre to set up probe committee; denies allegations
In an affidavit submitted before the Supreme Court, the Centre has "unequivocally" denied allegations that the government used military-grade spyware Pegasus to hack the phones of journalists, lawyers, and activists.
16 Aug 2021India
Congress: No plan in place to evacuate Indians from Afghanistan
With the Taliban taking over Afghanistan, Congress on Monday asked the Modi government to wake up from its slumber and protect Indians in the strife-torn country.
16 Aug 2021West Bengal
TMC observes 'Khela Hobe Diwas' across West Bengal
The Trinamool Congress on Monday celebrated Khela Hobe Diwas across West Bengal, as party leaders observed the day by organizing football matches in every nook and cranny of the state.
16 Aug 2021Assam
Sushmita Dev joins TMC day after resigning from Congress
A day after resigning from the Indian National Congress, Sushmita Dev on Monday joined West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress.
14 Aug 2021Yogi Adityanath
Ex-IPS officer Amitabh Thakur to contest poll against CM Adityanath
Former Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, who was given premature retirement, will be contesting the next year's state assembly polls against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his family has announced.
14 Aug 2021Twitter
Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account restored after row over locking it
Twitter has restored Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's account, one week after temporarily locking it.
13 Aug 2021Twitter
'Attack on democracy': Rahul Gandhi slams Twitter for locking account
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today slammed Twitter for locking his account on the social media platform.
12 Aug 2021Rahul Gandhi
Opposition says outsiders thrashed women MPs in Parliament; government denies
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday led the Opposition's protest against the manhandling of MPs, including women, in Parliament.
12 Aug 2021Sonia Gandhi
Another Opposition union as Sonia Gandhi plans meet next week
After Opposition parties put up a united front in Parliament, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi has reportedly planned a get-together of Opposition leaders.
12 Aug 2021Delhi
Opposition takes out protest march against government
Leaders of several opposition parties on Thursday took out a protest march in Delhi against the government on several issues, including Pegasus and alleged manhandling of MPs in Rajya Sabha, with Congress leader Rahul Gandhi saying the voice of people was "crushed" in the House.
12 Aug 2021Shashi Tharoor
Congress leaders', party's official Twitter accounts locked; party slams Modi
The Indian National Congress on Thursday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Twitter accounts of the party and several of its leaders were locked.
12 Aug 2021Rajasthan
Want to live in hearts of people, says Vasundhara Raje
Amid a row over posters of the BJP not carrying party leader Vasundhara Raje's photo, the former Rajasthan chief minister on Wednesday said she did not believe in the politics of posters but wanted to "live in the hearts" of the people.
11 Aug 2021Tripura
Tripura Police book TMC's Abhishek Banerjee for misbehaving with cops
The Tripura Police on Wednesday booked Trinamool Congress (TMC) General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee along with other party officials for allegedly misbehaving with cops.
11 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
PM Modi to interact with woman self-help groups on Thursday
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will participate in Atmanirbhar Narishakti se Samvad (interaction with self-reliant women) and speak with woman self-help groups promoted under the Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana-National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) on Thursday via video conferencing.
11 Aug 2021Delhi
Dalit girl rape: Date set for hearing PIL against Rahul
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said it will hear on September 27 the plea seeking registration of FIR against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for allegedly revealing the identity of a nine-year-old Dalit girl who was allegedly raped and murdered in southwest Delhi, by publishing a photograph with her parents on Twitter.
11 Aug 2021Delhi
Arvind Kejriwal, Manish Sisodia acquitted in Chief Secretary's assault case
A Delhi court has acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia in a 2018 case of alleged assault on then Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash.
11 Aug 2021Venkaiah Naidu
Venkaiah Naidu expresses anguish over ruckus in Rajya Sabha
Expressing deep anguish over some opposition MPs climbing on the table in the House, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said he couldn't sleep because of the sacrilege in the "temple of democracy."
11 Aug 2021Lok Sabha
After chaotic Monsoon Session, Lok Sabha adjourned indefinitely
The Lok Sabha, the Lower House in India's bicameral Parliament, was adjourned sine die (indefinitely) on Wednesday two days ahead of schedule.
10 Aug 2021Supreme Court Of India
Lok Sabha clears bill allowing states to make OBC lists
The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution amendment bill to give states the power to make their own lists of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
10 Aug 2021Assam
No plan on nationwide NRC yet; will update NPR: Government
The Home Ministry on Tuesday informed Parliament that the government has not yet taken any decision to prepare the National Register of Indian Citizens at the national level.
10 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
PM Modi launches Ujjwala 2.0 for providing free LPG connections
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched Ujjwala 2.0 -- the second phase of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana (PMUY) -- by handing over LPG connections in Mahoba in Uttar Pradesh and said his government's aim is to ensure that benefit of the country's resources reach all.
10 Aug 2021Kapil Sibal
Sibal hosts Opposition dinner; discusses united anti-BJP front for 2024
Congress MP Kapil Sibal on Monday hosted a dinner meeting of leaders of major Opposition and non-BJP parties at his residence, 8, Teen Murti Lane.
10 Aug 2021Jammu And Kashmir
J&K's statehood should be restored before holding assembly polls: Azad
Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Tuesday called for the restoration of Jammu and Kashmir's statehood before assembly elections are held and batted for land and job rights for its residents.
10 Aug 2021Punjab
Businessmen come together to float new party in Punjab
An industrialists' body in Ludhiana has launched a new political party and named Bharatiya Kisan Union (Chaduni) Chief Gurnam Singh Chaduni as the outfit's chief ministerial face for the 2022 Punjab assembly elections.
09 Aug 2021Jammu And Kashmir
J&K: Mehbooba Mufti meets PDP youth leaders; pitches for 'self-rule'
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday chaired a meeting of the party's youth wing and pitched for PDP's "self-rule" formula for the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
09 Aug 2021Congress Party
Congress to organize year-long celebrations to mark 75yrs of independence
The Congress on Monday said that the party has decided to form committees in all states to organize year-long celebrations and a series of functions to commemorate 75 years of India's Independence.
09 Aug 2021Narendra Modi
Renaming Khel Ratna Award was a political game: Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena on Monday claimed the Centre's decision to rename the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award after Indian hockey legend Major Dhyan Chand was not the people's wish, but a "political game."