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NCP candidate in Meghalaya shot dead days before elections
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) candidate Jonathone N Sangma was reportedly shot dead on Sunday, days before the Meghalaya Assembly elections. The 42-year-old was to contest elections on February 27 from the Williamnagar seat. In 2013 Assembly elections, he unsuccessfully contested as an independent candidate from the same seat. The cause of the shooting is not yet known.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 11:12 pm on 18 Feb
Gujarat HC restores gag order on The Wire in Jay Shah case
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
The Gujarat High Court has restored a gag order against The Wire, prohibiting it from reporting on the businesses of BJP President Amit Shah's son Jay Shah. Earlier, a lower court had partially lifted the gag order in the defamation case filed by Jay Shah. The Wire reported that Jay Shah's business turnover increased 16,000 times after PM Modi's election.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:38 pm on 20 Feb
AAP MLAs assaulted me in CM's presence: Delhi Chief Secy
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash has alleged that he was manhandled by AAP MLAs in the presence of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday evening. Reportedly, a heated argument between the Chief Secretary and the MLAs led to the incident. The CM office has denied the charges and claimed that the Chief Secretary had misbehaved with the MLAs.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 01:44 pm on 20 Feb
Guj MLA Jignesh Mevani detained on his way to attend rally
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Gujarat Police on Sunday detained MLA Jignesh Mevani while he was on his way to attend a rally over the death of a Dalit activist who immolated himself. A tweet on the MLA's Twitter handle read, "Jignesh Mevani was pulled out of the car in a very uncivilised manner." The police said he was detained to maintain "law and order".
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 03:56 pm on 18 Feb
Delhi MLA files complaint against Chief Secy over caste slur
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
AAP MLA Prakash Jarwal has filed a complaint with the SC/ST commission against Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash for making casteist remarks. The legislator claimed when Prakash was questioned about lack of facilities in a particular area, he replied, "Maine Daliton ki thekedaari nahi le rakhi." Earlier, Prakash alleged he was manhandled by AAP MLAs at CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:03 pm on 20 Feb
Make Nirav Modi RBI Governor to finish off India: Shiv Sena
short by Radhika Chugh / on 17 Feb 2018,Saturday
The Shiv Sena has said that jeweller Nirav Modi, accused of defrauding the Punjab National Bank of over ₹11,300 crore, should be appointed as the RBI Governor to "finish off India". An editorial in the party's mouthpiece 'Saamana' questioned how Nirav managed to meet PM Narendra Modi in Davos after the PNB had lodged a CBI complaint against him.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:51 pm on 17 Feb
30 Congress MLAs suspended from Chhattisgarh Assembly
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Thirty Congress MLAs have been suspended from Chhattisgarh Assembly after they protested against CM Raman Singh's invitation to a foreign-based mining corporation for investment. The MLAs claimed the company had links with PNB fraud accused Nirav Modi, and was blacklisted in the state. The legislators broke Assembly rules and were automatically suspended for rushing to the Well of the House.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:24 pm on 19 Feb
Kamal Hassan visits Rajinikanth ahead of Tamil Nadu tour
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Actor Kamal Hassan on Sunday visited Rajinikanth's residence in Chennai's Poes Garden ahead of starting his statewide tour of Tamil Nadu. Calling it a "courtesy meeting", Hassan said Rajinikanth wished him luck for his political tour. Praising Hassan after the meeting, Rajinikanth said he had entered politics not for fame or money but to serve the people of Tamil Nadu.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 11:01 pm on 18 Feb
PM Modi inaugurates new BJP HQ outside Lutyens Bungalow Zone
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
As PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the new BJP headquarters at Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Marg on Sunday, BJP became the first national party to move its office outside Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ). Spread over 2 acres, the office has 70 rooms. Its foundation was laid in August 2016 after a Supreme Court directive that party offices be relocated from the LBZ.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 03:57 pm on 18 Feb
PM Modi stop behaving like you're guilty: Rahul on bank scam
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
In an alleged reference to PM Narendra Modi's silence over the $1.7 billion Punjab National Bank scam, Congress President Rahul Gandhi tweeted that PM should stop behaving as if he is guilty. Questioning how the accused in the scam managed to flee the country, the Congress had earlier called Nirav Modi "chhota Modi". The BJP had called the remark derogatory.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 06:38 pm on 18 Feb
No-trust motion against Centre as last resort: Andhra CM
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he is ready for a no-confidence motion against the NDA government to get "justice" for the state, but only as a last resort. This comes after the YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said that the party is ready to move a no-confidence motion in the Parliament.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 12:31 pm on 20 Feb
Those voting for Cong won't get LPG scheme benefits: BJP MP
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
BJP MP Yashodhara Raje Scindia on Saturday said that those who vote for Congress would not get the benefits of a centrally-funded scheme which provides LPG connections to poor households. Speaking at a public meeting during the campaign ahead of Kolaras Assembly bypolls, Raje added, "Why will we give you gas through the hands of Congress?"
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 04:06 pm on 18 Feb
Congress suspends youth leader for 6 years for thrashing man
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
The Congress has suspended party youth leader Mohammed Nalapad, son of Congress MLA NA Haris, for six years after he and his friends allegedly beat up a youth in Bengaluru on Saturday. Nalapad had assaulted the victim for stretching his feet towards the table where Nalapad was sitting, reports said. An FIR has been registered against Nalapad and ten others.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 03:59 pm on 18 Feb
BJP wins 47 municipalities in Gujarat, Congress secures 16
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
The BJP won 47 of the 75 municipalities in the Gujarat civic elections on Monday, while the Congress secured 16 municipalities. In the 2013 polls, the BJP had secured 59 municipalities while the Congress had managed 11, reports said. The municipal elections come two months after the BJP won the Assembly elections with 99 seats, against the Congress' 77 seats.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:05 pm on 19 Feb
Rahul Gandhi calls for 40% reservation for youth in Congress
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday called for 40% reservation for youths in all organisational positions in the party's bodies. The Congress already has 33% reservation for women and 20% reservation for Scheduled Castes, reports said. The 40% quota for youth would be over and above this, meaning among women and SC/STs, 40% should be youth, reports added.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 11:29 am on 18 Feb
Tamil Nadu CM calls state the 'most peaceful in the country'
short by Anupama K / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Tamil Nadu is the most peaceful state in the country and has a "very good" law and order situation, CM EK Palaniswami said. His comments come after Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan's remark that Tamil Nadu was becoming a "training centre" for extremists. CM Palaniswami said both the BJP-led Centre and AIADMK-led state government were functioning jointly to serve the people.
short by Anupama K / 10:22 pm on 19 Feb
Mayor sends legal notice to Delhi CM for defaming her
short by Sonu Kumari / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
North Delhi mayor and BJP leader Preety Agarwal has moved a legal notice against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders, including Manish Sisodia and Saurabh Bhardwaj for allegedly defaming her. The party had reportedly claimed in several posters that Agarwal was 'a corrupt mayor' as she had influenced the assignment of tenders for various projects.
short by Sonu Kumari / 01:08 pm on 18 Feb
Sitharaman liable to defamation: Cong MP on Nirav Modi link
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Denying any link to fraud-accused jeweller Nirav Modi, Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi has said Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her colleagues are liable to civil and criminal defamation for "patently false allegations". "What the Defence Minister said is false. Neither I, nor my wife or my children have any relation with Mehul Choksi or Nirav Modi," Singhvi added.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 12:33 pm on 18 Feb
YSR Congress ready to move no-confidence motion against NDA
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
YSR Congress chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Sunday said the party is ready to move a no-confidence motion in the Parliament against the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. He added the party would even support Andhra Pradesh's Telugu Desam Party (TDP) if it took the same step. YSR Congress has reportedly decided to pass the motion in March-end.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 10:02 am on 19 Feb
Hardik Patel calls MP CM Shivraj Chouhan 'shakuni mama'
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Drawing reference from Hindu epic Mahabharata, Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Monday called Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan 'shakuni mama', adding that he is no more acceptable to the youth. Recalling the farmers' agitation in the state last year, Patel alleged the government is against farmers. He added he will campaign against the BJP in the upcoming Assembly elections.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:37 pm on 19 Feb
Does K'taka need govt of commission or mission, asks PM Modi
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Addressing a gathering in poll-bound Karnataka, PM Narendra Modi on Monday questioned if the people need a government which asked for 10% of commission to do work or a government with a mission of development. Adding that the state requires "speedy governance", PM Modi said the state's downfall is guaranteed if the Congress government continued in the state.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:37 pm on 19 Feb
2 CPI (M) activists arrested for murder of Congress worker
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
Two CPI (M) activists have been arrested over the murder of a Youth Congress worker in Kerala's Kannur. The 30-year-old Congress worker was hacked to death by a sword by four persons, last week. While reports said the activists were presented to the police by CPI (M) leaders, the police said they were arrested after a massive search operation.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:05 pm on 19 Feb
PM Modi told me to become minister, protect party: TN Dy CM
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Feb 2018,Sunday
Addressing a gathering, Tamil Nadu Deputy CM O Panneerselvam revealed that PM Narendra Modi had asked him to become a minister. Recalling a courtesy visit to PM Modi in August 2017, Panneerselvam claimed that the PM had told him "to take charge to protect the party". OPS became the Deputy CM after merging with CM Palaniswami-led ruling AIADMK faction.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 07:50 pm on 18 Feb
BJP MP compares Rahul Gandhi with 'barking dog'
short by Bulbul Dhawan / on 20 Feb 2018,Tuesday
BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh has compared Congress President Rahul Gandhi with a 'barking dog' after Rahul Gandhi slammed PM Narendra Modi over the ₹11,000-crore PNB scam. "As there is a saying that dogs bark but elephant keeps on walking. Prime Minister Modi is serving the country, so whoever wants to bark should bark," he said.
short by Bulbul Dhawan / 10:29 am on 20 Feb
EC issues notice to BJP MP for 'threatening' voters
short by Niharika Prabhakar / on 19 Feb 2018,Monday
The Election Commission (EC) has issued a notice to BJP MP Yashodhara Raje Scindia for making "statements amounting to threatening/intimidating of electors". This comes after a video showed Scindia telling people that they would not get the benefits of a centrally-funded scheme if they voted for Congress. This may amount to use of "undue influence" in elections, the EC added.
short by Niharika Prabhakar / 10:14 am on 19 Feb
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