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Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis tests COVID-19 positive
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday announced that he has tested positive for coronavirus. "I've been working every single day since the lockdown but now it seems that God wants me to stop for a while and take a break," he tweeted. He was last month appointed as BJP's in-charge for the Bihar Assembly Elections.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:41 pm on 24 Oct
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has released BJP's manifesto for the Bihar Assembly polls in Patna. The BJP promised free COVID-19 vaccination for everyone in Bihar as soon as it is available after ICMR's approval. The BJP also promised 19 lakh jobs and developing the state into an IT hub to generate over five lakh jobs in the next five years.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:43 am on 22 Oct
The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. While releasing the manifesto, party's state President Bashistha Narain Singh said JD(U) will ensure the progress of the state's youth, finding financial solutions and empowering the youth and women of Bihar. Singh also announced the second iteration of "saat nishchay" scheme.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 05:27 pm on 22 Oct
AIIMS Darbhanga to be operational by 2024: BJP in poll manifesto
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Darbhanga will be operational by 2024, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said while announcing the BJP's poll manifesto for Bihar assembly election. The BJP has promised free COVID-19 vaccination for everyone in Bihar as soon as it's available after ICMR's approval. The party has also promised 19 lakh jobs in the state.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 03:50 pm on 22 Oct
J&K leaders sometimes more dangerous than separatists: MoS on Mufti
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Union Minister of State (MoS) Jitendra Singh criticised former J&K CM Mehbooba Mufti for saying she won't raise the tricolour until flag of erstwhile J&K state is brought back. "Mufti claims to be a mainstream politician but she has reservations in carrying the tricolour. We've maintained...Kashmir's so-called politicians (are) sometimes more dangerous than identified separatists," said Singh.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:16 pm on 23 Oct
Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday said the transfer of salary accounts of 50,000 Mumbai policemen from Axis Bank was "much needed" as the bank was "arbitrarily chosen". Responding to Chaturvedi, former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis' wife Amruta Fadnavis stated that Axis Bank wasn't her family bank and said, "These accounts were acquired in 2005-basis technology and services."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:24 pm on 23 Oct
Must be a reason if Khadse quit BJP with tears in his eyes: Raut
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
After former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse quit the BJP, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "If in this phase of his life, Eknath Khadse is quitting BJP with tears in his eyes... then there must be a big reason behind his decision." Raut added that Khadse is quitting the BJP after serving the party for 40 years.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:01 pm on 22 Oct
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the people of West Bengal on the occasion of the beginning of Durga Puja. He said the Centre has adopted the mantra of 'Purvodaya', taking decisions for the development of eastern India, in which West Bengal has to play an important role. He added ₹8,500 crore were approved for Kolkata's East-West Metro Corridor.
short by Apaar Sharma / 01:24 pm on 22 Oct
Telangana's first Home Minister Nayini Narsimha Reddy passes away at 86
short by Jigyasu Joshi / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Senior TRS leader and the first Home Minister of Telangana Nayini Narsimha Reddy passed away on Thursday at the age of 86. The leader had been undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications at a hospital in Hyderabad. "CM K Chandrashekar Rao has instructed the Chief Secretary to arrange the last rites to the departed leader with official honours," the CMO said.
short by Jigyasu Joshi / 04:25 pm on 22 Oct
It's become 'give me vote, I'll give you vaccine': Raut mocks BJP
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Taking a jibe at BJP for promising free coronavirus vaccination in its Bihar poll manifesto once it's available, Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut said, "Earlier, it used to be 'give me blood, I'll give you freedom'. Now it's 'give me vote, I'll give you vaccine'." Accusing BJP of discrimination, Raut added, "Only those who vote for BJP will get the vaccine."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:18 pm on 23 Oct
Former Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse who quit BJP joins NCP
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
After quitting BJP earlier this week, former Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse joined Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Mumbai on Friday. Khadse joined NCP in presence of party chief Sharad Pawar. After quitting the saffron party, Khadse had said, "I have given 40 years to the BJP," adding, "I did not get justice from the party and hence I was pained."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 04:57 pm on 23 Oct
None of the Gandhis visited rape victim's family in Punjab: Javadekar
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After the half-burnt body of a six-year-old girl was found in Punjab's Hoshiarpur district, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, "Neither Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi nor Priyanka Gandhi visited the victim's family." Javadekar added, "They don't pay heed to the injustice done to women in the states ruled by their party, but visit Hathras...for photo op with the Hathras victim's family."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 12:55 pm on 24 Oct
If you have ED, I have CD: Eknath Khadse after joining NCP from BJP
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
After quitting Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), senior Maharashtra politician Eknath Khadse said no one should show him the fear of inquiry by the Enforcement Directorate (ED). "If you have ED, I have CD," the 68-year-old said. Khadse added that false cases were filed against him including that of land-grabbing and molestation.
short by Krishna Veera Vanamali / 01:46 pm on 24 Oct
Sons of Bihar were martyred in Galwan & Pulwama, I bow to them: PM
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
While addressing a campaign rally, PM Narendra Modi on Friday paid his respects to the soldiers from Bihar who were martyred in the Galwan Valley clash and Pulwama bombing. PM Modi stated, "Sons of Bihar were martyred in Galwan for the tricolour...Jawans of Bihar were also martyred in Pulwama attack. I bow my head at their feet and pay respects."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:08 pm on 23 Oct
1st election when my father isn't with me: LJP chief Chirag Paswan
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
Addressing LJP workers during his visit to Gaya ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, party chief Chirag Paswan said, "This is the first election when my father is not with me. I am alone but I will try my best to live up to your expectations." His father, late Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, had passed away earlier this month.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:28 pm on 22 Oct
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said that PM Narendra Modi should tell the people of Bihar what NDA has given the state apart from unemployment. "Hope PM will tell...that in areas like education, health, jobs, employment, agriculture, industry, why Bihar is at the lowest level of national average despite the JDU-BJP government for 15 years?" Tejashwi tweeted.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:05 pm on 23 Oct
BJP rendered me useless after my 35 yrs of hard work: Khadse
short by Atul Mishra / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Former Maharashtra minister Eknath Khadse, who has quit BJP and will join Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), said, "I had been rendered useless by my own party, for which I worked hard for 35 years." Khadse alleged that former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis "destroyed his life". "Devendra ji perceived me as a threat...wanted to ensure I don't become CM," he added.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:49 am on 23 Oct
Delhi court issues bailable warrant against Kapil Mishra
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
A Delhi court has issued a bailable warrant against BJP leader Kapil Mishra after he failed to appear before the court in a defamation case filed by AAP MLA Imran Hussain. The Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate have now asked Mishra to join the proceedings on October 27. "I couldn't appear before the court...because of some unavoidable reasons," Mishra said.
short by Shreyasi Banerjee / 10:20 pm on 23 Oct
PM had to speak of Article 370 for votes in Bihar: Mehbooba Mufti
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
PDP chief and former J&K state CM Mehbooba Mufti said that BJP has nothing to show to ask for votes in the upcoming Bihar elections. "PM Modi had to speak of Article 370 for votes... government has failed to solve the issues of this nation," she added. "When they fail on all fronts, they're reminded of Kashmir...Article 370," Mufti said.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:04 am on 24 Oct
COVID-19 vaccine belongs to India, not BJP: RJD on BJP's manifesto
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 22 Oct 2020,Thursday
After BJP promised free coronavirus vaccination in its Bihar poll manifesto once the vaccine becomes available, RJD tweeted, "The COVID-19 vaccine belongs to the country and not the BJP." RJD added, "The political use of the vaccine shows they have no choice but to sell their fear of disease and death. Biharis....don't sell their children's future for a small amount."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:50 pm on 22 Oct
Today's Bihar doesn't need 'lalten': PM Modi takes jibe at RJD
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
Addressing a rally in Gaya ahead of the Bihar Assembly elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, "The need for lalten (lanterns) in today's Bihar is over." PM Modi added, "There was a period when electricity used to be in the homes of only well-to-do families." Notably, RJD's poll symbol is a 'lalten'.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 02:24 pm on 23 Oct
Don’t lie to Biharis, Modi ji: Rahul at election rally in Bihar
short by Tushar Swarup / on 23 Oct 2020,Friday
At his first election rally in Bihar for the upcoming Assembly polls, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi said, "Don't lie to Biharis, Modi Ji. PM promised two crore jobs, no one got them." He also raised the issue of migrant crisis and India-China border dispute. Rahul added, "When China came inside our land, why the PM denied it?"
short by Tushar Swarup / 06:46 pm on 23 Oct
Won't contest polls till J&K's special status is back: Mehbooba
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
In her first press conference after being released from detention after 14 months, former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said she will not contest polls until the special status of J&K is restored. She added, "They are trying to replace this country's Constitution with the BJP manifesto, but this will not work."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:02 am on 24 Oct
Lalu ji to be released on Nov 9, Nitish's farewell next day: Tejashwi
short by Atul Mishra / on 24 Oct 2020,Saturday
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said at an election rally in Bihar that his father Lalu Prasad Yadav will be released on November 9. "The next day, Nitish ji will have his farewell," he added. "Lalu ji has got one bail and will secure another on November 9, which also happens to be my birthday," Tejashwi further said.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:33 am on 24 Oct
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