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16 Sep 2021Delhi
PM hits out at critics of the Central Vista project
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit out at critics of the ambitious Central Vista project and asserted that ease of living and ease of doing business was behind the spirit of the work being done under the initiative.
16 Sep 2021Gujarat
Gujarat: 24 ministers sworn into new CM Bhupendra Patel's Cabinet
On Thursday, 24 ministers were sworn into the new Cabinet of Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel.
16 Sep 2021Yogi Adityanath
Is 'abba jaan' an unparliamentary word, asks Adityanath
Is abba jaan an "unparliamentary word," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath asked on Wednesday, questioning why those who want Muslim votes are shy of using it?
14 Sep 2021West Bengal
Bhabanipur by-poll: Mamata Banerjee pays sudden visit to mosque
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is contesting the by-poll to the Bhabanipur assembly seat in the state to retain her post, on Monday paid a sudden visit to two municipal corporation wards in her constituency and a mosque and interacted with locals.
13 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
Former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes passes away
Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister Oscar Fernandes died at a private hospital in Mangaluru on Monday afternoon, family sources said.
13 Sep 2021Bihar
Political parties slam Adityanath for 'Abba Jaan' remark
Political parties have slammed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for his remark on "people who are called Abba Jaan" in an apparent attack against the Muslim community and the Samajwadi Party (SP).
13 Sep 2021Tamil Nadu
Following student's suicide, Tamil Nadu passes bill banning NEET
The Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a bill banning the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) in the state.
13 Sep 2021West Bengal
BJP questions law and order situation over south Kolkata shooting
BJP's West Bengal unit president Dilip Ghosh on Monday alleged that the law and order situation in the state has deteriorated with shootings becoming a regular affair.
13 Sep 2021Gujarat
First-time MLA, engineer, Bhupendra Patel swears in as Gujarat CM
Bharatiya Janata Party's Bhupendra Patel on Monday took oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat.
13 Sep 2021Uttar Pradesh
Priyanka Gandhi wraps up five-day UP tour before assembly polls
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday left for Delhi after wrapping up her five-day tour of Uttar Pradesh during which she exhorted party workers to work round the clock for the 2022 UP Assembly polls.
13 Sep 2021Yogi Adityanath
Taliban to Ram Mandir: Yogi's poll campaign against SP
As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Bharatiya Janata Party are pitching religion as the key electoral plank to corner its main rival, Samajwadi Party.
13 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day off from work in seven years and similarly Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also took no holiday in the last four-and-a-half years and spent time in public service, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Sunday.
13 Sep 2021Gujarat
Gujarat CM: Bhupendra Patel's swearing-in today; Amit Shah to attend
Bhupendra Patel on Monday took oath as the 17th Chief Minister of Gujarat. Patel will take office after the surprise exit of his predecessor, Vijay Rupani.
12 Sep 2021Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Arvind Kejriwal elected AAP National Convenor for third consecutive term
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was on Sunday re-elected the National Convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party for the third consecutive term.
12 Sep 2021Gujarat
Bhupendra Patel to be sworn-in as Gujarat CM, replacing Rupani
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat announced on Sunday that Ghatlodia MLA Bhupendra Patel has been elected the new leader of the legislature party.
12 Sep 2021Mansukh Mandaviya
After Vijay Rupani's resignation, new CM may be sworn-in tomorrow
As Vijay Rupani tendered his resignation from the post of Gujarat Chief Minister, speculations are rife about who will succeed Rupani as the CM of the western state.
11 Sep 2021Jammu And Kashmir
National Conference leader TS Wazir cremated in Jammu
Thousands of people including former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday attended the last rites of prominent National Conference leader TS Wazir in Jammu as various organizations demanded a CBI probe into his murder in Delhi.
11 Sep 2021Gujarat
Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani submits resignation; thanks BJP for opportunity
In a major political development, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has submitted his resignation from the post to Governor Acharya Devvrat on Saturday.
10 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
Centre's outreach: 70 ministers to visit J&K over 9 weeks
As part of the Centre's outreach program, 70 Union Ministers will reportedly visit Jammu and Kashmir over the next nine weeks.
10 Sep 2021West Bengal
Who is Priyanka Tibrewal, the BJP candidate challenging Mamata Banerjee?
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded its youth wing leader and lawyer Priyanka Tibrewal against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in the crucial Bhabanipur by-poll.
10 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
UP: Owaisi booked for 'vitiating' communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms
The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked AIMIM Chief Asaduddin Owaisi for allegedly vitiating communal harmony, violating COVID-19 norms, and making "indecent" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said on Friday.
10 Sep 2021West Bengal
Arrest party worker's killers within 15 days, TMC leader warns
Taking a cue from TMC's Khela Hobe poll slogan, a senior leader from Birbhum, Anubrata Mondal, has warned that a "dangerous game" will be played if those involved in the killing of a young party worker in Purbo Bardhaman district are not arrested within 15 days.
09 Sep 2021Haryana
Karnal lathi-charge: Action against farmers if guilty, says Haryana minister
As the farmers' protest against the August 28 police excess intensified, Haryana Home Minister Anil Vij on Thursday assured that the "entire Karnal episode" will be investigated.
09 Sep 2021Mizoram
Efforts on to resolve border dispute with Assam: Mizoram minister
The Mizoram government has devised strategies and making massive efforts to resolve the long-standing border dispute with neighboring Assam, state Home Minister Lalchamliana told the assembly on Thursday.
09 Sep 2021Tripura
10 injured amid BJP-CPI(M) clashes in Tripura; vehicles burnt
At least 10 people were injured as clashes broke out between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura on Wednesday.
09 Sep 2021Afghanistan
My statement on Taliban deliberately distorted: Mehbooba Mufti
Stating that most countries claiming to uphold the Sharia have failed to imbibe its true values, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday said that her statement on the Taliban is being deliberately distorted.
09 Sep 2021West Bengal
Election Commission declares bypolls to seven Rajya Sabha seats
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Thursday announced dates for by-polls to seven Rajya Sabha seats that have fallen vacant due to various reasons like resignations, death, and end of the tenure of members.
09 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
BJP plans 3-week-long grand birthday celebration for PM Modi
The Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) is reportedly planning a three-week-long campaign to celebrate Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday on September 17.
08 Sep 2021Bihar
Bihar's political temperature rises as Chirag Paswan meets Tejashwi Yadav
Bihar's political temperature rose by a few notches on Wednesday as Lok Janshakti Party MP Chirag Paswan met RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav in Patna to invite the latter to an event marking his father Ram Vilas Paswan's first death anniversary a few days later.
08 Sep 2021India
India should not do business with the Taliban government: Yashwant
As the Taliban announced a caretaker Cabinet, former external affairs minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said India cannot and should not do business with the government formed in Afghanistan.
08 Sep 2021Haryana
Protesters should specify farm law lacunae, government will rectify: Minister
The protesting farmers should point out the shortcomings in the new farm laws so that the government can rectify them, Union Minister Bhanu Pratap Verma said on Tuesday, alleging they were tutored into the agitation by Opposition parties.
07 Sep 2021Mayawati
UP: BSP's Mayawati promises Brahmin security, no new memorials
As Assembly elections are drawing near in Uttar Pradesh, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati has pitched Brahmin security as her key electoral plank.
07 Sep 2021Chhattisgarh
CM Baghel's father sent to custody over remarks against Brahmins
Congress leader and Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel's father, Nand Kumar Baghel, has been sent to a 15-day judicial custody by a court in Raipur for allegedly making derogatory comments about the Brahmin community, news agency ANI reported citing his lawyer.
07 Sep 2021West Bengal
Now, a biopic on TMC's 'colorful' Madan Mitra
TMC MLA Madan Mitra, known for his quirky comments and colorful outfits, has given his nod for a biopic, which would trace his four-decade-long political career that started as a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
07 Sep 2021Bihar
Lalu's sidelined son Tej Pratap Yadav floats parallel organization
Sidelined in the Rashtriya Janata Dal, founded by his father Lalu Prasad Yadav, elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has floated a new students body with the ostensible aim of strengthening the parent organization.
07 Sep 2021Jammu And Kashmir
'Fake claims of normalcy': Mehbooba Mufti allegedly under house arrest
Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, today said she has been placed under house arrest.
07 Sep 2021Uttar Pradesh
Congress to bring law against lynching if voted to power
The Congress will prepare a proposal for bringing a law against mob lynching and send it to the President if voted to power in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the party said on Monday.
06 Sep 2021Taliban
BJP wants Akhtar to apologize for comparing RSS with Taliban
Security was beefed up outside the residence of writer-lyricist Javed Akhtar in Mumbai on Monday after a Maharashtra BJP MLA demanded an apology from him over his remark where he allegedly compared the RSS with the Taliban, a police official said.
06 Sep 2021Narendra Modi
Expect Adityanath government to be reelected: Govindacharya
Former RSS ideologue KN Govindacharya on Sunday said that he expects the incumbent BJP government in Uttar Pradesh to be reelected in the state elections next year.
06 Sep 2021West Bengal
Bengal education minister criticizes governor for comment against state government
West Bengal Education Minister Bratya Basu on Sunday took a dig at Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar for his tweet on injustice to para and contractual teachers, saying that the state government has done a lot for them and he could instead turn his focus on states like Tripura.