Poonam Mahajan: News

Poonam Mahajan is an Indian politician who represents the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is serving as the Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central Lok Sabha constituency. Mahajan is serving as the Chair of the Maharashtra State Animal Welfare Board, as of 2021. She is the daughter of late BJP leader Pramod Mahajan and her elder brother is Rahul Mahajan. Previously, Mahajan has served as the National President of Bharatiya Yuva Morcha from 2016-2020. She was also the first female to become the President of the Basketball Federation of India. In 2006, Mahajan started her political career by becoming a primary member of the BJP. In 2007, she became the General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and in 2010, she was appointed as the National Vice President of the youth wing. Mahajan has been involved with resolving all issues related to animal welfare and rights. She also contributes to issues related to environmental protection and conservation. Mahajan is credited for introducing private member’s bills to benefit children, senior citizens, sex workers, women, and animals. She was also appointed as a mentor and patron to Swachhalay and in 2016, she founded Mumbai Youth Forum.

26 Sep 2020

Karnataka

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.

11 May 2019

Twitter

#DidiRaj: BJP worker arrested for posting meme on Mamata Banerjee

There's tolerance and then there's Trinamool Chief Mamata Banerjee's version of tolerance. According to her definition, one can't crack jokes or make memes on her.

29 Apr 2019

India

#ElectionPhase4: 72 constituencies go to polls, Bollywood celebrities vote

The fourth phase of elections began on Monday as 72 Lok Sabha seats, spread across 9 states, went into polling. In this phase, 957 candidates are in the fray.

11 Oct 2018

Nigeria

Amid #MeToo storm, government weighing in on MJ Akbar's option

Amid the array of sexual harassment charges leveled against MoS External Affairs MJ Akbar, the government is weighing its options, IE reports quoting sources.

03 Aug 2018

West Bengal

Will expose Didi's 'U-turn' on NRC: Poonam Mahajan

The BJP-TMC war over Assam's NRC went up another notch as the former's youth wing chief Poonam Mahajan slammed WB CM Mamata Banerjee's "U-turn" in the issue.

27 Jun 2018

India

Only if PM Modi was as compassionate as CM Modi

The survey by Thomson Reuters ranking India as the most dangerous country for women has sparked a controversy.

23 Oct 2017

Narendra Modi

Rajnath: Former IB chief Dineshwar Sharma to be J&K interlocutor

To address strife-torn J&K's problems, Union HM Rajnath Singh announced that former Intelligence Bureau (IB) director Dineshwar Sharma will initiate dialogue in the insurgency-hit state.

18 Nov 2016

Maharashtra

What is happening in Mumbai today?

High court asked the Enforcement Directorate to file status report on NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal's money laundering case.