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All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

01 Jun 2020

All important decisions taken on farmers, MSMEs during Cabinet meeting

Union Ministers Prakash Javadekar, Nitin Gadkari, and Narendra Tomar addressed media, a short while after Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a Cabinet meeting.

Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

14 May 2020

Migrant workers to get free-food for next two months: Sitharaman

Addressing media for the second straight day on the economic package announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today's announcement revolves around migrant workers, small farmers, street vendors, etc.

Gujarat CM self-isolates after meeting MLA who tested coronavirus positive

15 Apr 2020

Gujarat CM self-isolates after meeting MLA who tested coronavirus positive

On Wednesday, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani decided to self-isolate himself after meeting a Congress MLA who tested positive for the novel coronavirus on Tuesday.

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

23 Jan 2020

Kerala nurse in Saudi Arabia contracts deadly coronavirus amid outbreak

A nurse from Kerala, working at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, has tested positive for the coronavirus. This is the first report of an Indian who has contracted the coronavirus, which has infected over 600 people globally and left 17 dead.

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

21 Dec 2019

No nationwide NRC announced, says government as CAA protests continue

The protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC) have spread across the nation in just over a week.

Foreign cows are 'aunties', says BJP's Dilip Ghosh

05 Nov 2019

Foreign cows are 'aunties', says BJP's Dilip Ghosh

Much has been said, written, and joked about BJP's obsession with cows. But has the ridicule stopped its leaders from making bizarre comments? Of course not.

Cows and BJP: 5 times its ministers made silly remarks

21 Oct 2019

Cows and BJP: 5 times its ministers made silly remarks

Recently, Goa minister Michael Lobo said cows in the coastal state have turned "non-vegetarian," baffling all of us.

Rape-accused Chinmayanand isn't a BJP member anymore, claims spokesperson

25 Sep 2019

Rape-accused Chinmayanand isn't a BJP member anymore, claims spokesperson

Weeks after the scandal related to Chinmayanand broke, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has distanced itself from him.

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

24 Sep 2019

Giriraj Singh's political innings might end in 2024

Bharatiya Janata Party's firebrand leader Giriraj Singh has hinted that he might pull the shutters on his political career by 2024.

Chinmayanand rape case: UP student claims "evidence removed" from ashram

15 Sep 2019

Chinmayanand rape case: UP student claims "evidence removed" from ashram

UP student, who accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape, has claimed that "important evidence has been removed" from his ashram, where the ordeal took place.

"Swami Chinmayanand raped me", claims UP student who went missing

09 Sep 2019

"Swami Chinmayanand raped me", claims UP student who went missing

BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand was on Monday accused of rape by a young woman who went missing for a week from her home in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She was later found in Rajasthan.

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

28 Aug 2019

BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand booked for allegedly kidnapping law student

Picture this: A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. The UP Police refuses to take any action, the case gains media attention. UP CM Yogi Adityanath faces flak. Finally, the 'Swami' gets booked.

Girl accuses BJP leader of harassment. Day later, goes missing

27 Aug 2019

Girl accuses BJP leader of harassment. Day later, goes missing

A law student from Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur levels harassment allegations on BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand. A day later, she goes missing. That's Yogi Adityanath's state for you.

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

26 Jul 2019

'Aankhon me aankhein' remark: BJP-leaders seek punishment for Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan should be punished for his sexist remarks and an example should be set for all- this is what BJP leaders demanded in the Lok Sabha on Friday.

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

23 Jul 2019

Modi didn't ask Trump for mediation, says EAM in Parliament

US President Donald Trump's statement on Kashmir dispute created a furor in India, prompting Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar to clarify Centre's stand in the Parliament.

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

22 Jul 2019

Haven't been elected to clean toilets: Pragya Thakur tells BJP-worker

Terror accused-turned-parliamentarian, Pragya Thakur, on Sunday sparked yet another controversy when she said she hasn't been elected to "clean toilets".

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

20 Jul 2019

#RIPSheilaDikshit: Five things to know about the three-time Delhi CM

Three-time Delhi Chief Minister and veteran Congress party leader, Sheila Dikshit, passed away on Saturday at the age of 81 in New Delhi.

Bihar #EncephalitisDeaths: Child dies during Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit

16 Jun 2019

Bihar #EncephalitisDeaths: Child dies during Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit

A five-year-old girl died of suspected encephalitis fever during Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan's visit to Bihar's Sri Krishna Medical College Hospital.

#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women

10 Jun 2019

#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women

Recently, Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari made controversial remarks about rape, questioning the veracity of rape allegations made by adult women.

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

03 Jun 2019

Ajit Doval reappointed as National Security Advisor, given Cabinet rank

On Monday, the Government of India reappointed National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval to the post for five more years, and also gave him a Cabinet rank.

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

31 May 2019

From JNU student to FinMin, tracing Nirmala Sitharaman's incredible journey

On Friday, Nirmala Sitharaman took charge as India's new Finance Minister, making her the senior-most woman in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet.

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

31 May 2019

Meet Pratap Sarangi: The minister who lives in a hut

On Thursday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with his Cabinet of ministers took oath at the bedecked Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

29 May 2019

Who all will be part of Narendra Modi's new cabinet?

Narendra Modi will take oath as Prime Minister for the second time on Thursday, May 30, exactly a week after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to a spectacular win in Lok Sabha polls.

Here's how much money was spent on NDA-ministers' foreign trips

24 Dec 2018

Here's how much money was spent on NDA-ministers' foreign trips

Since 2014, the Centre has spent Rs 239.05 crore on foreign trips of NDA Council of Ministers, reports IE.

Things to know about Sachin Pilot, Congress' star in Rajasthan

12 Dec 2018

Things to know about Sachin Pilot, Congress' star in Rajasthan

On Tuesday, Congress won 99 seats in Rajasthan ousting Vasundhara Raje government from the state as the BJP won only 73 seats. The desert state cast its vote for 199 assembly seats on December 7.

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Maharashtra

09 Dec 2018

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale slapped at public event in Maharashtra

Union Minister Ramdas Athawale was slapped by a man yesterday at a public event in Ambernath town, Maharashtra.

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

12 Nov 2018

Prime Minister likely to hold condolence meeting for Ananth Kumar

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to chair a special meeting of the Union Cabinet today to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

03 Nov 2018

Odisha Government's negligence forcing farmers to commit suicide: BJP

The BJP has alleged that the BJD government has neglected the agricultural sector, forcing many farmers to commit suicide in Odisha.

#MeToo: Wasn't a consensual-relationship: Pallavi dismisses MJ Akbar's claims

03 Nov 2018

#MeToo: Wasn't a consensual-relationship: Pallavi dismisses MJ Akbar's claims

A relationship based on coercion, abuse of power is not consensual, said US-based journalist Pallavi Gogoi in her statement on Friday night after former MoS (External Affairs) MJ Akbar claimed they were in a relationship in the 1990s.

#MeToo: Akbar records statement, says Ramani called him 'talented predator'

31 Oct 2018

#MeToo: Akbar records statement, says Ramani called him 'talented predator'

On Wednesday, former MoS of External Affairs, MJ Akbar recorded his statement in Delhi's Patiala House court in connection to defamation suit he filed against journalist Priya Ramani.

Rajnath Singh launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Lucknow

23 Sep 2018

Rajnath Singh launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Lucknow

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today launched the Center's flagship Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), Ayushman Bharat, in Lucknow, his Parliamentary constituency, noting that it will prove to be a "Modi kawach" (Modi shield) for the poor.

Delhi Airport: Much hated brown beige carpet set to go

24 Aug 2018

Delhi Airport: Much hated brown beige carpet set to go

The carpet at Delhi Airport's T3 terminal, which has been the pet peeve of most travelers, is set to go.

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

12 Aug 2018

These 'godmen' are gearing up to contest Madhya Pradesh polls

Religious leaders in Madhya Pradesh are preparing to jump into the political fray and contest the state Assembly polls due later this year.

If I were Home-Minister, would've ordered intellectuals' shooting: BJP Minister

27 Jul 2018

If I were Home-Minister, would've ordered intellectuals' shooting: BJP Minister

Basanagouda Patil Yatnal, a BJP MLA from Karnataka, has sparked a row by saying he would have ordered the shooting of intellectuals, had he been the Home Minister of India.

2,500 elderly taught cyber safety, courtesy Delhi Police

06 Jul 2018

2,500 elderly taught cyber safety, courtesy Delhi Police

In a noble attempt, Delhi Police organized a workshop yesterday to make senior citizens aware of cyber crimes.

Lord Venkateshwara Temple opened in Kurukshetra, biggest in North India

03 Jul 2018

Lord Venkateshwara Temple opened in Kurukshetra, biggest in North India

After inaugurating the Lord Venkateshwara Temple in Delhi in 2013, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) had started work to build another in Kurukshetra, a holy city of Haryana.

Harsh Vardhan seeks states' help to achieve environment-related targets

04 Jun 2018

Harsh Vardhan seeks states' help to achieve environment-related targets

Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan today said if states work together, the country will achieve all its environment-related targets within a year.

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

02 Jun 2018

5 highly educated politicians you wouldn't know about

If you want a government job in India, you should at least be a graduate. But if you're going to become a politician, people's support is more than enough.

Kashmir terrorism in last-stage because of Modi govt: Union Minister

02 Jun 2018

Kashmir terrorism in last-stage because of Modi govt: Union Minister

Terrorism is in its "last stage" in Kashmir because of the Modi government's decisive actions on the anti-terrorism front and over 600 terrorists had been killed so far in the current NDA rule, claimed Union Minister Jitendra Singh.

MP: HC sends notice to government for making babas ministers

09 Apr 2018

MP: HC sends notice to government for making babas ministers

The Madhya Pradesh High Court, on Monday, issued a notice to the Shivraj Singh Chouhan government for giving MoS status to 5 seers.