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Unemployment reason for Modi, Trump’s rise to power: Rahul
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as people are in pain due to unemployment. "I do not know Trump. I don't go there. But, certainly, our Prime Minister is not doing enough (in creating jobs)," Gandhi, who is on a two-week US tour, said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:33 pm on 20 Sep
UP CM Yogi Adityanath, Deputy CMs take oath as legislators
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and his two Deputy Chief Ministers, Keshav Maurya and Dinesh Sharma on Monday took oath as members of the state Legislative Council. They were elected unopposed in by-elections to seats that fell vacant after sitting members resigned. Notably, Adityanath and his deputies needed to join one of the two state legislatures to continue as ministers.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 08:38 pm on 18 Sep
Ashamed of Rahul defending dynasty culture in US: Jaitley
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that he was ashamed of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi defending the dynasty culture in a lecture in the United States last week. "Some parties may think that being centered around dynasty is an asset, but in the long run, it becomes a burden," Jaitley added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:42 pm on 19 Sep
Rahul baba should give hisab of his 4 generations: Amit Shah
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah on Saturday targeted Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, asking him to give the 'hisab' (account) of performance of four generations of his family which ruled the country for 50 years. While addressing a 'Garib Kalayan Mela' in Jharkhand, he further said that the BJP had ended the dynasty, caste and appeasement politics in the country.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:49 pm on 16 Sep
TN Assembly Speaker disqualifies 18 MLAs backing Dhinakaran
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker, P Dhanapal disqualified 18 MLAs supporting sidelined AIADMK leader and jailed leader Sasikala's nephew TTV Dhinakaran on Monday. A statement issued by the Assembly Secretary said that the MLAs were disqualified under schedule 10 of the constitution (dealing with the anti-defection law). Notably, VK Sasikala and Dhinakaran were removed from their posts last week.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 12:34 pm on 18 Sep
'Jungle raj' culture has been eliminated from UP: CM Yogi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Completing six months as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that the rampant 'jungle raj' has been eliminated from the state. He also released a list of misdeeds committed by the governments from 2003-2017. "The coffers were empty and debts very high" when the BJP government took over, he added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 12:18 pm on 20 Sep
Will join hands with Rajini if he enters politics: Haasan
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
Actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan on Friday said that he would "join hands" with actor Rajinikanth if he decides to enter politics. This comes after he reportedly claimed that he is thinking to form his own political party. However, Haasan had earlier said that Rajinikanth should not join politics and that the actor-filmmaker himself would not enter politics in haste.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:17 am on 16 Sep
RGV's film on former Andhra Pradesh CM titled Lakshmi's NTR
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma's biopic on Telugu actor and former Andhra Pradesh CM Nandamuri Taraka Rama Rao (NTR) will be titled 'Lakshmi's NTR'. Sharing a picture of late CM NTR and his wife Lakshmi on Facebook, RGV wrote, "Lakshmi's NTR will be the true story of the real...truth behind what actually really happened in NTR's life especially towards the end."
short by Prashanti Moktan / 08:30 pm on 18 Sep
Manish Tewari posts abusive tweets against 'bhakts'
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
Hours after wishing PM Narendra Modi on his birthday, Congress leader Manish Tewari tweeted, "Is Se Khate Hain Ch***yon Ko Bhakt Bana Na or Bhakton Ko Permanent Ch***ya Bana Na -Jai Ho. Even Mahatma can not teach MODI Deshbhakti." This was in reply to a user who wrote, "Don't teach patriotism to Modi as it is in his DNA."
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:12 pm on 17 Sep
Congress trolled for seeking credit for Sardar Sarovar Dam
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
The Congress on Monday posted a poll on Twitter, asking which Indian Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the Sardar Sarovar Dam. People responded to the polls with their own polls like "When did construction start - a) Day of foundation stone, b) 1 year later, c) Cong forgot about the project, d) 1987".
short by Sumedha Sehra / 10:33 am on 19 Sep
No place for minorities in BJP: Expelled Assam Muslim leader
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Expelled BJP Muslim leader from Assam, Benazir Arfan, has claimed that there is no place for minorities in the political party. Arfan further said, "The party is also doing lip service in the name of being there for minorities. They are not serious about our issues and no genuine leader from the community is allowed to rise."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:37 pm on 19 Sep
I can win from any of Karnataka's 224 seats: CM Siddaramaiah
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Wednesday said that he can win from any of the 224 constituencies in the state. Reacting to BJP's decision to field party state President BS Yeddyurappa from north Karnataka, Siddaramaiah said, "Yeddyurappa may contest from anywhere, but victory will be ours. But our party high command will decide where I should contest from."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:29 pm on 20 Sep
Rohingya refugees entitled to fundamental rights: Owaisi
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that Rohingya refugees are entitled to the protection of fundamental rights after the Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court terming Rohingyas as "illegal" immigrants. Calling it "an old propaganda of this government", he added that the affidavit "has no legal leg to stand" as it violated the constitution.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 10:14 pm on 19 Sep
RJD MLA booked for allegedly assaulting teachers in Bihar
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Police have registered an FIR against Rashtriya Janata Dal MLA Sanjay Kumar Singh Yadav for allegedly abusing and assaulting a government school headmaster in Bihar's Rohtas. In a separate police complaint, Yadav has also been accused of threatening 14 other school teachers for their alleged failure in providing two buses for RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's rally in Patna.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 03:39 pm on 19 Sep
Assam BJP leader suspended for supporting Rohingya refugees
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 17 Sep 2017,Sunday
Benazir Arfan, a woman leader of the BJP in Assam has reportedly been suspended by the party for organising a prayer meeting against the killings of Rohingya refugees in Myanmar, without discussing it within the party. BJP further alleged that she had used the party's social media forum for seeking support for a programme organised by another organisation.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 10:09 pm on 17 Sep
Chhotubhai Vasava made acting Prez of JD(U) rebel faction
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Gujarat MLA Chhotubhai Amarsinh Vasava was elected as the acting President of the Sharad Yadav faction of the Janata Dal (United) in the national executive meeting on Sunday. The meeting, called by the rebel group, has reportedly constituted a disciplinary committee to decide on action against Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for forging alliance with the BJP in the state.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 08:54 am on 18 Sep
Pakistan should take away Rohingyas: Minister Giriraj Singh
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Pakistan should "take away" Rohingyas as Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar "is fond of them", Union Minister Giriraj Singh reportedly said on Tuesday. Referring to infiltration attempts from Pakistan, the minister said India does not have the capacity to bear more "infiltrators" and added that the Rohingya Muslims will have to leave.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:53 pm on 19 Sep
Amit Shah defends Maya Kodnani in Gujarat riots case
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Amit Shah on Monday appeared before the Special Investigation Team court as former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani's witness in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. Shah defended Kodnani in court, saying that the prime accused was with him in the state Assembly when the riots took place in Ahmedabad's Naroda Gam. Notably, around 11 people were massacred in Naroda Gam riots.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 02:42 pm on 18 Sep
Gujarat Congress rebel Vaghela joins Jan Vikalp
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 19 Sep 2017,Tuesday
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankersinh Vaghela, who quit the Congress in July, on Tuesday said that he has joined Jan Vikalp, which is a party formed by his supporters in the poll-bound state. "I will not criticise Narendra Modi or Amit Shah, but will criticise the BJP government in the state. Similarly, I will not criticise Sonia either," Vaghela added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 02:48 pm on 19 Sep
India, China performance to decide shaping of world: Rahul
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the performance of India and China will determine fundamental shaping of the world. "There are two large migrations taking place - one is completely free and the other is centrally controlled... It's not my place to say that China should be democratic or not. They have chosen their path," Rahul added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:58 pm on 20 Sep
'New India' defined by people who dare to dream: Irani
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
Union Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday said that 'New India' is defined by people who dare to dream and who strive only on the basis of their merit. "In 'New India', people will have more respect for those who reach at the top through their hard work," Irani added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 05:40 pm on 16 Sep
Sub-committee on Maratha reservation a timepass: Shiv Sena
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
Shiv Sena slammed the Cabinet sub-committee formed by Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to review the implementation of schemes for the Maratha community, stating that it was a "timepass". An editorial in the party's mouthpiece Saamana also demanded a clarification regarding the time limit for the committee and the extent of its powers.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:48 am on 18 Sep
Madras High Court extends stay on floor test in TN Assembly
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Sep 2017,Wednesday
The Madras High Court on Wednesday extended the stay order on a floor test in the Tamil Nadu Assembly until the court disposed of the petitions challenging the disqualification of 18 AIADMK MLAs. The MLAs, who support expelled party leader TTV Dhinakaran, challenged their expulsion under the anti-defection law arguing that they had not resigned or joined any other party.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 09:39 pm on 20 Sep
May quit ruling alliance with BJP in Maharashtra: Shiv Sena
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Sep 2017,Monday
The Shiv Sena on Monday said it is considering quitting its ruling alliance with the BJP in Maharashtra since it was upset with the party and Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. During a meeting with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, party members alleged that their development work gets delayed due to laxity by the government.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:59 pm on 18 Sep
PM punishing people by massive taxation on fuel: Rahul
short by Parmeet Kaur / on 16 Sep 2017,Saturday
Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the hike in fuel prices. "Post Demonetisation disaster and shoddy GST Implementation, Modiji is now punishing the common Indian by massive taxation on petrol and diesel," Gandhi tweeted. This comes after Union Minister KJ Alphons said that vehicle-owners were not starving and could pay higher fuel prices.
short by Parmeet Kaur / 11:29 pm on 16 Sep
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