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Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

22 Jan 2021

Anti-government social media posts will be considered 'cybercrime': Bihar Government

Posting objectionable, anti-government content on social media platforms will now be considered cybercrime in Bihar, the state government announced on Friday.

West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

22 Jan 2021

West Bengal Minister Rajib Banerjee resigns from Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet

In yet another setback to CM Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal Government, the state's Forest Minister Rajib Banerjee has announced his resignation from the position on Friday.

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.

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.

MP Cabinet passes anti-conversion bill with up to 10-year imprisonment

26 Dec 2020

MP Cabinet passes anti-conversion bill with up to 10-year imprisonment

The Madhya Pradesh Cabinet on Saturday approved the Dharma Swatantrya (Religious Freedom) Bill, 2020 that aims to curb forced religious conversions for inter-faith marriages in the state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

15 Dec 2020

Jayalalithaa's legacy continues: Amma mini clinics inaugurated in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami on Monday inaugurated the Amma Mini Clinic Scheme, under which 2,000 mini clinics will be opened across the Southern state.

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

04 Dec 2020

A prestige battle: Counting begins for Hyderabad civic polls

The counting of votes to announce the winner of Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) polls began today at 8 am.

Kerala's 'draconian' law on offensive online posts put on hold

23 Nov 2020

Kerala's 'draconian' law on offensive online posts put on hold

After inviting backlash with the Kerala Police Act Amendment ordinance, the state government on Monday decided to put the controversial law on hold.

Sensex, Nifty hit record highs as markets welcome vaccine news

10 Nov 2020

Sensex, Nifty hit record highs as markets welcome vaccine news

Domestic stock markets hit fresh record highs on Tuesday as drugmakers Pfizer and BioNTech announced that their COVID-19 vaccine candidate was over 90% effective.

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi for government colleges and universities

09 Nov 2020

Uttarakhand CM launches free Wi-Fi for government colleges and universities

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat on Sunday launched a free high-speed Wi-Fi service for all government colleges and universities in the state.

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

07 Nov 2020

Bihar exit polls predict victory for Tejashwi Yadav-led Grand Alliance

The voting for the third and final phase of Bihar Assembly Election 2020 has ended. The exit polls for the election have predicted a win for the Opposition-led Grand Alliance over the ruling National Democratic Alliance.

Bihar polls: Final phase begins, PM says "set new record"

07 Nov 2020

Bihar polls: Final phase begins, PM says "set new record"

The third and final phase of Bihar polls began on Saturday, with voters queuing up at 78 of the total 243 Assembly seats to choose the next Chief Minister.

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

03 Nov 2020

Bihar: Voting for 94 seats begins, Tejashwi Yadav in fray

The second phase of Bihar's Assembly polls began today amid high-security and restrictions, levied considering the coronavirus pandemic.

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

01 Nov 2020

Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

01 Nov 2020

Bihar election: Narendra Modi to address four rallies today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Sunday address four back-to-back rallies in the last leg of campaigning for the three-phase Bihar Assembly elections.

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

28 Oct 2020

Union Minister Smriti Irani tests positive for COVID-19

Union Minister of Women and Child Development Smriti Irani on Wednesday announced that she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

28 Oct 2020

Charlie Hebdo's caricature featuring Erdogan deepens spat between Turkey, France

France's satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, has become the latest reason for tensions between Paris and Ankara after Wednesday's edition mocked Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

20 Oct 2020

Punjab government introduces resolution against Centre's farm laws

Punjab became the first opposition-ruled state to introduce a resolution against the Centre's three farm laws, that stirred massive protests in the state.

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

19 Oct 2020

MP: Kamal Nath issues clarification after 'item' remark sparks controversy

Madhya Pradesh Indian National Congress (INC) chief Kamal Nath on Monday sought to clarify his controversial remarks against state Minister for Women and Child Development (WCD) Imarti Devi.

Ahead of polls, former Bihar top cop joins JD(U)

27 Sep 2020

Ahead of polls, former Bihar top cop joins JD(U)

Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Bihar, Gupteshwar Pandey, on Sunday joined the ruling Janata Dal (United).

In BJP rejig, Ram Madhav, others replaced; Tejasvi Surya promoted

26 Sep 2020

In BJP rejig, Ram Madhav, others replaced; Tejasvi Surya promoted

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday announced that it would replace senior leaders like Ram Madhav with fresh faces in a reshuffle of party posts.

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

13 Sep 2020

Bihar: Modi praises Nitish Kumar's governance; says it must continue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "good governance" in the state.

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

07 Sep 2020

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.

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

22 Aug 2020

Bihar polls: EC lets coronavirus patients vote, but with conditions

In Bihar Assembly polls, the first large-scale elections to be held after coronavirus pandemic, people displaying high temperature, a symptom of the highly-contagious disease, and quarantined patients, will be allowed to cast their votes, the broad guidelines issued by Election Commission on Friday said.

Scindia says Congress questions capable leaders, cites Pilot's example

18 Aug 2020

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.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 27 lakh; death toll nears 52,000

18 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 27 lakh; death toll nears 52,000

India on Monday reported roughly 54,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 27.01 lakh while the death toll neared 52,000 with over 800 more fatalities on Monday.

Rajasthan: After weeks of turmoil, CM Gehlot wins trust vote

14 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: After weeks of turmoil, CM Gehlot wins trust vote

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot easily sailed through the trust vote in Assembly today, capping weeks of political crisis that had threatened his chair.

All of us are united: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan Assembly

14 Aug 2020

All of us are united: Sachin Pilot in Rajasthan Assembly

Rajasthan's former Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot, whose "homecoming" happened after weeks, declared in the Rajasthan Assembly today that 125 legislators are united, putting an end to a bitter battle with senior Ashok Gehlot.

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

13 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: BJP will bring no-confidence motion, but Gehlot is 'safe'

On Thursday, opposition BJP declared that it will bring a no-confidence motion tomorrow in Rajasthan Assembly, but Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has little to worry as Congress has mended ties with the rebels.

Sachin Pilot meets Gandhis; Congress panel to address his grievances

10 Aug 2020

Sachin Pilot meets Gandhis; Congress panel to address his grievances

Rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot met with the party's Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday. The meeting lasted about two-three hours.

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

10 Aug 2020

Kanimozhi sparks language debate, Congress supports her, BJP smells campaign

With a tweet on Sunday, Lok Sabha MP from Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, Kanimozhi sparked a heated conversation surrounding language and attempted to slam the BJP-led Centre for imposing Hindi across the nation.

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

05 Aug 2020

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to link the party leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Rajasthan: How CM Gehlot is reaching out to rebel MLAs

04 Aug 2020

Rajasthan: How CM Gehlot is reaching out to rebel MLAs

In a development that reaffirms that there are no permanent foes and friends in politics, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has tried to reach out to MLAs close to his former deputy Sachin Pilot ahead of the crucial Assembly session.

Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

31 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Fearing horse-trading, Ashok Gehlot shifting his loyalists again

Congress leader and Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot is planning to shift his loyal MLAs from a resort near Jaipur to another facility in Jaisalmer, to thwart rival BJP's attempts of horse-trading, reports said on Friday.

Rajasthan: Will attend Assembly session, announces Sachin Pilot's "rebellious" team

30 Jul 2020

Rajasthan: Will attend Assembly session, announces Sachin Pilot's "rebellious" team

Hours after Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra approved Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's plea for convening an Assembly session from August 14, former deputy CM Sachin Pilot's aide announced they would participate in the proceedings, reports NDTV.

Rajasthan stand-off ends, Governor orders Assembly session from August 14

30 Jul 2020

Rajasthan stand-off ends, Governor orders Assembly session from August 14

In fifteen days from now, the Rajasthan Assembly will meet, as per an order of Governor Kalraj Mishra, who for days has rebuffed Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's repetitive pleas to call the House.