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Madhur denies Cong MP claim that Indu Sarkar is sponsored
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar has denied claims by Congress MP Jyotiraditya Scindia that his upcoming film Indu Sarkar, set in the backdrop of the Emergency in India, is "fully sponsored" by a certain organisation and individual. Madhur added, "I don't know how he (Scindia) made such a comment without knowing the facts. I am known to make movies which are topical."
short by Prashanti Moktan / 02:18 pm on 21 Jun
Mamata designs flags for state IAS officers after beacon ban
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has designed flags to be displayed on the state's IAS officers' cars after the central government banned beacons. The flags for chief secretary and additional chief secretaries will be rectangular, while those of secretaries will be swallow-tailed and junior administrative grade or selection grade officers will get triangular flags.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 03:24 pm on 22 Jun
Sushma dismisses reports of being presidential contender
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has dismissed the reports that claimed she was being considered as a candidate in the presidential poll, terming them as "rumours". Notably, neither the government nor the opposition has declared their candidate for the poll to elect the country's first citizen. The presidential poll is scheduled to be held on July 17.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 05:27 pm on 17 Jun
Indefinite strike to continue in Darjeeling, GJM to quit GTA
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Darjeeling's ruling Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other parties have decided to continue the indefinite strike for the demand for Gorkhaland while GJM announced that it will quit the semi-autonomous body Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). The body was set up for better administration of the region. The parties will also boycott a meeting called by West Bengal government.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 10:03 pm on 20 Jun
Opposition to meet on 22 June over presidential candidate
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
The Opposition will hold a meeting to make a decision over the presidential candidate on 22 June, a day before NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind files his nomination. “Congress does not want to comment on NDA’s candidate. We want to take a unanimous decision with other opposition parties", said Ghulam Nabi Azad, the leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 01:07 pm on 20 Jun
Which parties have extended support to NDA's Prez candidate?
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
The NDA has got support from eight major political parties till now for its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. The BJP had around 40% votes, and needed 20% more to have a clear majority. The supporting parties are TDP (with around 3% votes), Shiv Sena (2%), AIADMK (5%), BJD (3%), TRS (2%), YSRCP (2%), JD(U) (2%) and SP (2%).
short by Sumedha Sehra / 10:29 am on 21 Jun
FIR against GJM chief for murder, violence in Darjeeling
short by Prashanti Moktan / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Darjeeling Police has filed an FIR against Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, his wife and other party members over the murder of three GJM workers and alleged involvement in the recent violence. A senior GJM leader said, "Why should we kill our own people?" while adding that they would file a counter case for violation of human rights.
short by Prashanti Moktan / 11:01 pm on 22 Jun
Shiv Sena slams NDA for Prez nominee, later extends support
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray announced on Tuesday that his party will be supporting NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. Notably, Thackeray had earlier slammed the NDA saying, "Why you want a Dalit president? Is it just to get Dalit Votes? Such kind of petty vote politics ultimately ruins political parties. Shiv Sena has never done so."
short by Sumedha Sehra / 10:29 pm on 20 Jun
If you don’t like my govt, don’t use our roads: Andhra CM
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said, "If you (voters in Andhra) don't like my government, don't take the pensions and don't use the roads." He also asked his party leaders to demand votes since the government was doing a lot for voters. Speaking against electoral corruption, Naidu urged voters not to fall for corrupt parties offering money.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 11:15 pm on 22 Jun
Yoga Day a publicity stunt, Bihar govt won't join: Nitish
short by Saloni Tandon / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Bihar CM Nitish Kumar on Monday called the NDA-promoted International Yoga Day a "publicity stunt", saying the Bihar government would not participate in it. "I am not against Yoga Day but I don't like publicity stunts. I also do yoga but have never advertised it," said Nitish. International Yoga Day will be celebrated on June 21 for the third time.
short by Saloni Tandon / 11:17 am on 20 Jun
Advani, Swaraj should have been Presidential nominee: Mamata
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that the BJP should have nominated someone like LK Advani or Sushma Swaraj for the Presidential elections instead of Ram Nath Kovind. "I'm not saying that the Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is unfit to be the President. Candidate should be someone who will be beneficial for the country," she added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:39 pm on 20 Jun
CBI team visits Delhi Health Min's home over corruption case
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) visited Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain's home today, to carry out an inquiry in the money laundering case against him. The team reportedly sought clarifications from his wife in the case. Jain is alleged to have been involved in laundering around ₹4.63 crore in 2015-16 and ₹11.78 crore in 2010-12.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 01:07 pm on 19 Jun
Kiran Bedi hits back at resolution limiting her powers
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 19 Jun 2017,Monday
Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi hit back at the union territory leaders saying that all the work she is doing falls under her responsibility. "I am designated both as an LG as well as an Administrator", she said, adding that elected representatives refused to cooperate with her in her efforts. The Puducherry Assembly recently passed a resolution limiting her powers.
short by Sumedha Sehra / 11:01 am on 19 Jun
K'taka CM Siddaramaiah to play himself in a children's movie
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah will soon try his hand in acting and will be playing himself in a children's movie titled 'Summer Holidays' by director Kavitha Lankesh. "There is the role of a CM in the film. So I thought of bringing in the real CM. When I asked him, he agreed. But this is not a publicity stunt," Kavitha said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 04:02 pm on 22 Jun
Stop promoting GST or face protests: Congress to Amitabh
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 21 Jun 2017,Wednesday
Days after the central government roped in actor Amitabh Bachchan to promote GST, the opposition Congress on Wednesday asked Big B to refrain from doing so or face protests. "He should not promote GST in its current form. There is already anger among traders against it," Mumbai Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 07:03 pm on 21 Jun
DMK urges to dissolve TN govt, submits horse-trading 'proof'
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) acting President MK Stalin on Saturday met Tamil Nadu Governor C Vidyasagar Rao and asked him to dissolve the Edappadi K Palanisamy-led government. Stalin also handed over a CD to the Governor and claimed that it contained evidence of horse-trading by the AIADMK during the February trust vote.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 10:43 pm on 17 Jun
If need arises, will consider alliance with Rajinikanth: OPS
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
Amid the reports of actor Rajinikanth entering politics, former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam has said that he will consider an alliance with the actor if the need arises. Panneerselvam further said that Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami continues to function under the guidance of jailed AIADMK (Amma) leader Sasikala Natarajan.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 05:40 pm on 22 Jun
In previous govt, no one considered PM as PM: Amit Shah
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said that in the previous UPA government, no one considered Manmohan Singh as the PM, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi has restored the pride associated with the post. "In the earlier government, every minister thought of themselves as the PM," Shah said at a press conference in Mumbai.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 08:37 pm on 17 Jun
Woman to file case against Yogi over her nude photo online
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
A tribal woman in Assam will file a defamation case against Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath after her 10-year-old photo, showing her running across a street stripped naked, surfaced on a Facebook account bearing Adityanath's name. The post claimed that the Hindu woman was stripped by Congress workers for allegedly raising slogans in support of BJP.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 04:02 pm on 20 Jun
Those celebrating Pak’s win, go there: Minority panel chief
short by Saloni Tandon / on 22 Jun 2017,Thursday
National Commission for Minorities Chairman Gairul Hasan Rizvi has said those who celebrated Pakistan's win should go there. "Some people in India reportedly likened Pakistan’s victory to Eid before Eid... Those who feel happy about Pakistan's victory should go and live there or they can be sent packing for their hearts lie in that country,” said Rizvi.
short by Saloni Tandon / 01:09 pm on 22 Jun
Yoga shouldn't remain confined to June 21: Baba Ramdev
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
Ahead of the International Yoga Day, Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said, "Yoga should not remain confined to June 21 only, it should become a permanent thing in our life." "I would appeal everyone to come out and perform Yoga on Yoga day...Yoga is compulsory for all professionals. Yoga gives you fitness, sharp memory and boosts confidence," he added.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 09:20 pm on 17 Jun
When elections are coming you've started violence: Mamata
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 17 Jun 2017,Saturday
With protests demanding separate Gorkhaland state turning violent in Darjeeling, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said, "Five years you enjoyed, now when elections are coming you start violence." Terming 'bandh' in the area as illegal, she added, "What is happening is a deep-rooted conspiracy. These arms were not collected in a day, they were collected over time."
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 05:50 pm on 17 Jun
'I felt I fell from the sky': Mamata on NDA's prez candidate
short by Sumedha Sehra / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Expressing surprise at the NDA's decision to nominate Ram Nath Kovind as the presidential candidate, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee said, "I felt I fell from the sky". Adding that she is not questioning his credibility, Mamata said, "In order to support someone, we must know the person. I have not heard of him. I don't know him".
short by Sumedha Sehra / 01:20 pm on 20 Jun
K'taka Min caught on camera ordering cop to book RSS leader
short by Chhavi Tyagi / on 20 Jun 2017,Tuesday
Karnataka Forest Minister Ramanath Rai has been caught on camera ordering the Dakshina Kannada Superintendent of Police Bhushan Gulabrao Borase to arrest RSS leader Kalladka Prabhakar Bhat over alleged murder of a Panchayat Vice President. While the opposition demanded his resignation for interfering in political investigation, Rai denied having issued specific instructions on Bhat's arrest.
short by Chhavi Tyagi / 03:51 pm on 20 Jun
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