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Gujarat: Article over CM Rupani's replacement lands news-editor in soup

12 May 2020

Gujarat: Article over CM Rupani's replacement lands news-editor in soup

The Gujarat Police has detained the editor of a Gujarati news website for allegedly suggesting in a news item that CM Vijay Rupani may be removed from his post.

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

11 May 2020

Former PM Manmohan Singh stable, shifted out of ICU: Reports

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, who was admitted to AIIMS last night, is stable and has been shifted out of the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), multiple reports said on Monday.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

03 Apr 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 80; over 2,500 infected

India on Friday witnessed a record single-day growth in the number of coronavirus infections, with 478 new cases emerging in the past 24 hours.

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

21 Mar 2020

Mary Kom broke quarantine protocol to attend President's meeting

Indian women's ace boxer and Rajya Sabha member MC Mary Kom broke the mandatory 14-day quarantine protocol.

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

19 Mar 2020

Amid chants of shame, former CJI Ranjan Gogoi takes oath

Former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi took oath as a Rajya Sabha parliamentarian on Thursday, days after his nomination to the Upper House by President Ram Nath Kovind sparked a controversy.

Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

18 Mar 2020

Wearing mask, Digvijaya reaches Bengaluru to meet rebels, custody follows

The political drama of Madhya Pradesh reached Karnataka's capital, Bengaluru, this morning when senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh staged a sit-in protest outside a luxury hotel where rebel MLAs are staying.

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

17 Mar 2020

Justice Lokur on Gogoi's RS nomination: Has last bastion fallen?

In an unprecedented move, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government nominated former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi to the Rajya Sabha, four months after he retired from the top post.

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

16 Mar 2020

Fourth batch of Indians evacuated from coronavirus-hit Iran: S Jaishankar

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Monday revealed that the fourth batch of 53 Indians stranded in Iran, where the impact of coronavirus has been catastrophic, has arrived in India. With this, the total number of people evacuated from the nation stands at 389, he added.

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

11 Mar 2020

Why are prominent faces like Jyotiraditya Scindia ditching Congress?

Jyotiraditya Scindia, a close friend of former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and ex-parliamentarian from Madhya Pradesh's Guna, left Congress recently, the party with which his association was almost two decades old.

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

06 Mar 2020

MP: Congress MLA resigns, increases woes of CM Kamal Nath

Congress took a sigh of relief in Madhya Pradesh, thinking the worst was over as six MLAs, whom it claimed were "poached" by the BJP, returned home.

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

02 Mar 2020

Parliament resumes today, opposition to corner Centre on Delhi riots

The budget session of Parliament resumed on Monday and at least six political parties have given an adjournment notice over riots in Northeast Delhi.

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

24 Feb 2020

Manmohan Singh, Ghulam Nabi Azad to skip banquet for Trump

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will not be attending the Presidential banquet hosted for United States President Donald Trump, sources told ANI on Monday.

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

20 Feb 2020

Sandeep Dikshit rants about Congress' leadership, Shashi Tharoor backs him

After Congress faced yet another election defeat, this time in the state that it ruled for fifteen years, several leaders assessed the debacle.

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

07 Feb 2020

This word from Modi's Rajya Sabha address struck from record

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi blasted the Opposition over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and the National Population Register (NPR).

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

29 Jan 2020

Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma expelled from Nitish Kumar's JD(U)

In a development that will hardly surprise political observers, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday expelled poll-strategist Prashant Kishor and Pavan Verma from Janata Dal (United), over their controversial statements in the last couple of days.

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

17 Jan 2020

Budget 2020: What to expect? When will it be presented?

With the economy in crisis, all eyes are on the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21.

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

16 Jan 2020

Did Swamy say Goddess Lakshmi on notes would improve currency?

Subramanian Swamy is a BJP member but rarely has he minced his words when it comes to criticizing the economic policies of the current regime.

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

13 Jan 2020

With big players missing, Congress' meeting on CAA bites dust

Today, Congress convened a meeting of opposition in New Delhi to prepare a strategy on pressing issues like the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Population Register (NPR), and National Register of Citizens (NRC).

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

02 Jan 2020

It's unconstitutional: Kerala Governor dismisses Assembly's resolution against CAA

Kerala's Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan got the state Assembly to back his stand on the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). This week, the legislators passed a resolution blocking the Act's implementation in the state.

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

25 Dec 2019

President Kovind, PM Modi pay tributes on Vajpayee's birth anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to India's former PM, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on his 95th birth anniversary.

Meet Hemant Soren, who could be Jharkhand's next CM

23 Dec 2019

Meet Hemant Soren, who could be Jharkhand's next CM

With every passing hour, things are getting clearer about Jharkhand elections.

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

23 Dec 2019

Dissecting Modi's recent speech: The many lies he peddled

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed an election rally at Delhi's Ramlila Maidan ahead of Delhi Assembly polls next year.

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

20 Dec 2019

Assam: Messages flood phones as internet resumes after 10 days

In Assam, mobile internet services were restored on Friday after a ten-day blackout following violent agitation across the state over the Citizenship Amendment Act.

#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)

19 Dec 2019

#CAAProtests: BJP tweets Manmohan Singh's old video to prove point(?)

When Union Home Minister Amit Shah tabled the Citizenship (Amendment Bill) in the Parliament, perhaps he didn't anticipate his government will come at receiving end of widespread protests.

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

16 Dec 2019

Violence not an answer: Modi on protests against Citizenship Act

Amid nationwide protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said people should not believe rumors and work towards maintaining peace and harmony.

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

14 Dec 2019

Citizenship Act: Congress got stomach-ache, is fanning violence, says Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who spearheaded the passage of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Parliament this week, said Congress got a stomach ache due to the new law.

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

14 Dec 2019

Implementing Citizenship Act not a choice: MHA tells 'revolting' states

In stern words, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has told states that implementing the Citizenship Act is not a choice, and they will have to follow the law of the land.

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

13 Dec 2019

As Assam burns, CM Sonowal says violence won't be tolerated

Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has finally spoken about the unrest in his state and promised to take strong action against those indulging in violence.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes Act with President Kovind's assent

13 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill becomes Act with President Kovind's assent

President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, on Thursday, making it an Act.

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

12 Dec 2019

Why is Assam protesting the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill?

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has caused quite a stir in the Northeastern state of Assam. Since Wednesday, when the Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, protests have intensified, triggering curfews, the suspension of internet services, and utter mayhem.

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

12 Dec 2019

IUML to file plea against Citizenship Bill in Supreme Court

A day after the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) has filed a writ petition against the Bill in the Supreme Court on Thursday, calling it "unconstitutional."

Delhi: Hindu refugee family, hoping for citizenship, names daughter 'Nagrikta'

12 Dec 2019

Delhi: Hindu refugee family, hoping for citizenship, names daughter 'Nagrikta'

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has given a sense of relief to minorities, who had to flee Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh, due to persecution.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

12 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill protests: Curfew in Assam, Army on standby

Late last evening, the Rajya Sabha passed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, amid widespread protests in the Northeast.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill passes Rajya Sabha after heated discussions

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is all set to become a law, as the Rajya Sabha has passed it.

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

11 Dec 2019

CAB stir: Paramilitary forces withdrawn from J&K, sent to Assam

While the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill is being debated in the Rajya Sabha today, Assam is burning with hundreds of people taking to streets to protest the proposed amendments.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

11 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: Indian Muslims shouldn't be scared, says Shah

After tabling the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah said Indian Muslims need not fear due to the proposed amendments.

Will Citizenship (Amendment) Bill pass Rajya Sabha test?

11 Dec 2019

Will Citizenship (Amendment) Bill pass Rajya Sabha test?

After smooth sailing in the Lok Sabha, the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill faces the litmus test in Rajya Sabha today.

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah

10 Dec 2019

Citizenship (Amendment) Bill: US Commission seeks sanctions against Amit Shah

The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has not only provoked protests in India but has also prompted a reaction from a United States Commission on international religious freedom.

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.

Hyderabad encounter: What politicians said and why that doesn't help

06 Dec 2019

Hyderabad encounter: What politicians said and why that doesn't help

India woke up today to the news of an encounter in Telangana's Shadnagar, where the four accused in a Hyderabad veterinarian's rape and murder were gunned down.