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Forget free tickets, migrants allegedly charged more for special trains

09 May 2020

Forget free tickets, migrants allegedly charged more for special trains

Even after the Centre clarified that migrant workers will not be charged for special trains facilitating inter-state transport, workers in Uttar Pradesh had a different story to tell.

SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

24 Apr 2020

SC gives three weeks of interim protection to Arnab Goswami

The Supreme Court on Friday heard a plea of journalist Arnab Goswami seeking quashing of multiple FIRs filed against him for allegedly making defamatory statements against interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi.

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

23 Apr 2020

Arnab Goswami attacked, two arrested: Know what happened here

Journalist Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief and founder of Republic TV channel, alleged that he was attacked in Mumbai past midnight yesterday when he was returning home from his workplace with his wife, Samia.

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

21 Mar 2020

After MP CM Kamal Nath's resignation, rebel MLAs join BJP

After triggering the fall of the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in Madhya Pradesh, 22 rebel MLAs in the state joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

13 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh Governor expels 6 rebel ministers amid government crisis

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lalji Tandon on Friday expelled six ministers from the state Cabinet upon the recommendation of Chief Minister Kamal Nath.

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

10 Mar 2020

Madhya Pradesh crisis: Is the Congress government going to fall?

In a major setback to the Congress party, its government in Madhya Pradesh looks in peril after a string of resignations from party legislators.

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

10 Mar 2020

MP government crisis: Jyotiraditya Scindia quits Congress; meets PM Modi

Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia, long viewed as a rival to Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, on Tuesday held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

09 Mar 2020

Opposition demands 'immediate release' of detained former J&K CMs, leaders

The Opposition on Monday sent a joint resolution to the Bharatiya Janata Party-led Centre demanding the immediate release of all political leaders detained in Jammu and Kashmir.

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

02 Mar 2020

Maharashtra: Shiv Sena says no discussion on reservation for Muslims

Days after a minister of the Maharashtra Maha Vikas Aghadi government said that Muslims will be given a 5% reservation in educational institutes, Shiv Sena, one of the constituents of the coalition, said this topic wasn't being discussed.

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

28 Feb 2020

Maharashtra to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education: Minister

The Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government plans to give 5% reservation to Muslims in education, a minister of the coalition said on Friday.

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

25 Feb 2020

Northeast Delhi burns: 7 killed, nearly 100 injured in clashes

For nearly 12 hours, Northeast Delhi witnessed high-scale violence on Monday, at a time when US President Donald Trump is in India with his family members and top officials of his administration.

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

15 Feb 2020

Bhima-Koregaon case transferred to NIA: Sharad Pawar slams Uddhav Thackeray

That the National Investigative Agency (NIA) has taken over the Bhima-Koregaon case upset Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar, who attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray over the same.

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

13 Feb 2020

Congress to find interim President Sonia Gandhi's successor soon

The Congress party is likely to hold its plenary session towards the end of the budget session where its new chief will reportedly be elected.

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

12 Feb 2020

After blaming Sheila Dixit for decline, Congress' PC Chacko resigns

At a time when Congress must get its act together as it failed to win even a single seat in its former citadel, Delhi, the party's leader PC Chacko blamed veteran Sheila Dixit, who passed away last year, for the decline.

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

26 Jan 2020

Watch: 2 MP Congress leaders fight at Republic Day event

In an embarrassment for the ruling Indian National Congress party in Madhya Pradesh, two party leaders were seen hitting each other at a Republic Day event.

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

25 Jan 2020

Bhima Koregaon case: NIA takes over investigation, Maha government fumes

On Friday, Centre tasked National Investigative Agency (NIA) with the Bhima Koregaon case of 2018, sparking another battle with the Maharashtra government, that was formed after Shiv Sena, Congress, and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) joined hands last year.

#DelhiElections2020: Congress party announces first list of 54 candidates

18 Jan 2020

#DelhiElections2020: Congress party announces first list of 54 candidates

The Congress party has released its first list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

17 Jan 2020

Delhi elections: After AAP, BJP announces list of poll candidates

Days after the Aam Aadmi Party released its list of candidates for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday announced its poll candidates.

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

16 Jan 2020

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

After his remarks on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and underworld don Karim Lala sparked controversy, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdrew his statement.

Maharashtra 'open to reinvestigating' Loya case; BJP alleges political motive

10 Jan 2020

Maharashtra 'open to reinvestigating' Loya case; BJP alleges political motive

Days after taking charge as Maharashtra's Home Minister, Anil Deshmukh on Thursday addressed the likelihood of the government reopening the murky case of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya's death.

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

05 Jan 2020

Maharashtra portfolio allocated: Check full list of Ministers here

After causing much fuss, the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra announced the portfolio allocation for Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State on Sunday.

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

03 Jan 2020

Government won't move an inch on CAA, announces Amit Shah

At a time when protests against the newly-implemented Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) have swept the nation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah announced that the government will not withdraw the law.

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

03 Jan 2020

In Maharashtra Cabinet, NCP expected to get lion's share

Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) could emerge as the biggest winner in Maharashtra, as it is all poised to get key Cabinet berths like Home, Finance, Irrigation, and Housing, reports NDTV.

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

30 Dec 2019

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar becomes Deputy CM, Aaditya Thackeray joins Cabinet

On Monday, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra's Deputy Chief Minister, for the second time in less than two months.

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

28 Dec 2019

'Notebandi 2.0': RaGa fires fresh salvo at Modi over NRC/NPR

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed the government over the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Modi-led BJP loses 5th state in one year: Details here

24 Dec 2019

Modi-led BJP loses 5th state in one year: Details here

The Narendra Modi government at the Centre may have returned to power with a thumping victory, but there is no denying that the "Modi wave" has waned, at least as far as the regional politics is concerned.

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

10 Dec 2019

Despite massive protests, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passed in Lok Sabha

After much commotion, the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday.

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

05 Dec 2019

Unnao: Rape victim set on fire by accused on bail

A 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday morning by five men outside her village in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district.

What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

05 Dec 2019

What Nirmala Sitharaman said after 'Don't eat much onions' remark

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said in the Parliament that she doesn't eat a lot of onions or garlic and neither does her family.

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

03 Dec 2019

Modi proposed BJP-NCP alliance in Maharashtra, claims Sharad Pawar

With the Maharashtra political drama settled, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had proposed "working together."

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

29 Nov 2019

Devendra Fadnavis to vacate CM residence soon, starts house-hunting

Two days after tendering his resignation as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis has started the process of vacating the official residence.

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

28 Nov 2019

PM Modi avoids hotels, stays at airports during transit: Shah

On Wednesday, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, while addressing the Lok Sabha, said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not stay at luxury hotels while halting in night for technical reasons or aircraft refuelling, during his foreign visits. He opts to rest and take a bath at airport terminals, instead.

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

28 Nov 2019

BJP's Pragya sacked from Defence panel after 'deshbhakt' Godse remark

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Pragya Singh Thakur has been removed from the Parliamentary Consultative Committee of the Ministry of Defence, a day after she referred to Mahatma Gandhi's assassin, Nathuram Godse, as a "deshbhakt (patriot)" during Lok Sabha proceedings.

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

28 Nov 2019

Maharashtra: Deputy CM to be from NCP, Speaker from Congress

The new Maharashtra government will have one Deputy Chief Minister, from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), while the Speaker's post will go to the Congress party, NCP leader Praful Patel announced, following a six-hour-long meeting of the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance, on Wednesday.

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

27 Nov 2019

Lok Sabha passes SPG Bill; Shah's remarks prompt Congress walkout

On Wednesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Special Protection Group (Amendment) Bill.

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

27 Nov 2019

Ahead of SC hearing, Chidambaram visited by Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi

Ahead of his hearing in the Supreme Court in the INX Media corruption case, Congress leader P Chidambaram was visited by party leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra at the Tihar Jail in Delhi on Wednesday morning.

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

26 Nov 2019

Ajit Pawar resigns as Maharashtra Deputy CM

Amid the furor over the Maharashtra government formation, Nationalist Congress Party's rebel leader Ajit Pawar has resigned as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

Maharashtra coup: 48 NCP MLAs return to Sharad Pawar

After Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar called a meeting of all party MLAs earlier on Saturday, 48 out of the party's 54 legislators in the Maharashtra Assembly attended the meeting.

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

23 Nov 2019

Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar removed as NCP CLP leader

In the latest development in the Maharashtra coup, Nationalist Congress Party's Ajit Pawar was removed as the party's legislative party leader.

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

23 Nov 2019

NCP doesn't support Ajit Pawar backing BJP: Sharad Pawar

In a dramatic turn of events, BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP's Ajit Pawar were sworn in as Maharashtra Chief Minister and Deputy CM respectively on Saturday.