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Actress quits BJP, accuses party of protecting rapists
short by Anupama K / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Actress Mallika Rajput has resigned from the BJP saying that as a woman, she does not feel safe in the party which protects its rape-accused members. Citing Kathua and Unnao rape cases, she said the party is trying to communalise the safety of women. "If a party can incite Hindu-Muslim violence, it can use a woman for politics," she added.
short by Anupama K / 09:53 pm on 19 Apr
Is Hindu Terror your idea: BJP leader to Javed Akhtar
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
After lyricist Javed Akhtar slammed the NIA after the acquittal of all five accused in Mecca Masjid blast, BJP spokesperson GVL Narasimha Rao questioned Akhtar if he had coined the term "Hindu Terror" for Congress. "Seems you are in awe of @RahulGandhi for writing a fictional script like you have done so well in films," he added.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 09:44 pm on 18 Apr
Rahul cannot speak for 15 min without looking at slips: BJP
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi said PM Narendra Modi won't be able to speak in the Parliament for 15 minutes, the BJP said the 47-year-old cannot speak anywhere for 15 minutes without consulting a slip. The BJP further said Gandhi's claim that PM Modi would not be able to face the Parliament over issues like the PNB fraud was "laughable".
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:27 pm on 18 Apr
Karnataka's richest Congress nominee is worth ₹700 crore
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Congress' richest nominee for the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections DK Shivakumar has declared his assets worth over ₹700 crore. The leader has declared cash and bank deposits worth ₹95 crore, immovable assets valued at over ₹635.8 crore, among others. Shivakumar, who is currently serving as the state's Energy Minister, had declared assets worth ₹251 crore ahead of 2013 Assembly Elections.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 09:35 am on 20 Apr
Polls about Hindus, Muslims; not water or road: BJP MLA
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
BJP MLA Sanjay Patil has claimed that the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections are about matters related to Hindus and Muslims and not civic issues such as roads and drinking water. He further said those who support the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya should vote for the BJP, while those who support the Babri Masjid should vote for the Congress.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:56 am on 20 Apr
Rahul told US envoy radical Hindus worse threat than LeT: BJP
short by Radhika Chugh / on 17 Apr 2018,Tuesday
Citing a 2009 telegram sourced from WikiLeaks, BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said Congress President Rahul Gandhi had told US ambassador Timothy Roemer that radicalised Hindu groups were a worse threat than terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba. This comes a day after an NIA court acquitted the accused right-wing activists in the 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case. Rahul globally defamed Hindus, Patra added.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:55 pm on 17 Apr
PM Modi can't spare 15 minutes for Lok Sabha: Rahul Gandhi
short by Radhika Chugh / on 17 Apr 2018,Tuesday
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has time to travel across the country but cannot spare 15 minutes to address the Lok Sabha. He further said that PM Modi will not be "able to stand" if he was given 15 minutes to question him on the Rafale deal and PNB fraud-accused Nirav Modi.
short by Radhika Chugh / 11:49 pm on 17 Apr
BJP asks all its J&K ministers to resign for fresh faces
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
BJP has asked all its ministers in Jammu and Kashmir to resign from the state cabinet to bring in fresh faces. This comes after two party leaders had quit the cabinet after they faced criticism for participating in a rally to support those accused of raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl in Kathua.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:57 pm on 18 Apr
Ghost of demonetisation is back to haunt govt: Chidambaram
short by Manaya Bagga / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Reacting to reports of cash crunch in some states, Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that the "ghost of demonetisation has come back to haunt the government/RBI". He said, "RBI's statement is unsatisfactory. If RBI...supplied sufficient cash, it must explain why there is a cash shortage." He further asked why ATMs are still being recalibrated 17 months after demonetisation.
short by Manaya Bagga / 07:29 pm on 18 Apr
Yogi a weak CM, officials don't listen to him: UP Minister
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Terming Yogi Adityanath a 'weak' CM, Uttar Pradesh minister Om Prakash Rajbhar said not even low-level officials in the state follow his orders. Like the SP and BSP leaders, CM Yogi is running the system under the influence of a group of few IAS officers, he alleged. The officers become active only on the Election Commission's directives, he added.
short by Anupama K / 08:57 am on 20 Apr
PM should follow own advice to me, speak more often: Ex-PM
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Hitting out at PM Narendra Modi for his long silence over Kathua and Unnao rape cases, former PM Manmohan Singh said, "The PM should follow his own advice to me and he should speak more often." The former PM also said that he was glad that PM Modi had broken his silence on the rape cases last Friday.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:24 am on 18 Apr
CM Naidu to fast on his 68th b'day for Andhra special status
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu will observe a day-long fast on his 68th birthday on April 20 to protest against the Centre's refusal to accord special status to the state. Urging people to ensure that the party wins all Lok Sabha seats, Naidu said the TDP will emerge as the "king-maker" and decide which party forms the next government.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:31 am on 18 Apr
Sacked AAP advisor sends ₹2.50-demand draft to Home Ministry
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
AAP spokesperson Raghav Chadha has sent a ₹2.50-demand draft to Home Ministry as refund of the pay he received during his tenure as advisor to Delhi government. This comes a day after the retrospective sacking of Chadha, along with eight other advisors, based on the ministry's letter which pointed out the government didn't take required approval for creating these posts.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:30 pm on 18 Apr
Don't compare your days to PM Modi's: Law Minister to ex-PM
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday asked former PM Manmohan Singh to not compare his days to that of PM Narendra Modi's tenure. This comes after Singh slammed PM Modi over his silence on the Kathua and Unnao rape cases and said, "The PM should follow his own advice to me and he should speak more often."
short by Radhika Chugh / 06:36 pm on 18 Apr
Alliance with PDP in Jammu and Kashmir strong as ever: BJP
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
After all BJP ministers submitted their resignation from the Jammu and Kashmir Cabinet to state party chief Sat Sharma, he said the party's alliance with the PDP is "strong as ever". Dismissing reports that the alliance ties were strained over the Kathua rape case, Sharma added that the cabinet was undergoing a reshuffle and new BJP ministers will be inducted.
short by Radhika Chugh / 09:08 pm on 18 Apr
5 father-child duos in Congress' first list for K'taka polls
short by Anupama K / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
As many as five father-child duos were given tickets by Congress in the first list of candidates it released ahead of the Karnataka Assembly elections scheduled for May 12. Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his son Yatheendra, Home Minister Ramalinga Reddy and his daughter Soumya, are among the duos. Siddaramaiah and his son will contest from Chamundeshwari and Varuna constituencies respectively.
short by Anupama K / 07:47 pm on 18 Apr
BJP doesn't need Twitter, it has PM for fake news: Cong MP
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
In a recent interview, Congress MP Divya Spandana said, "They (BJP) don't need WhatsApp and Twitter when they have PM (Narendra Modi) to spread fake news." "BJP has nothing to talk about their contribution as a party ruling at the Centre...But what they do in every election is to drag us into fake propaganda, controversies and Hindutva conversation," Spandana added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 11:24 am on 18 Apr
Centre paralysing AAP’s education agenda: Sacked advisor
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
After being sacked by the Centre as Delhi government's advisor, Atishi Marlena said, "This is definitely an effort by the Centre to try and paralyse our work on education". "The work that is happening in Delhi government schools is hitting people hard," she added. Supporting her, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia tweeted, "She was working with me on Re 1/pm salary".
short by Arshiya Chopra / 02:59 pm on 19 Apr
PM Modi pays tribute to Lingayat philosopher in UK
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to a 12th-century Lingayat philosopher Basaveshwara by offering flowers at his statue along the banks of Thames river during his ongoing UK visit. The event's organisers have denied any connection of the tribute to the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections on May 12. The Lingayats constitute an estimated 17% of Karnataka's population.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:36 pm on 18 Apr
Effort to malign BJP leaders failed: Rajnath on BH Loya case
short by Anupama K / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
After the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking an independent probe into Judge BH Loya's death, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that an attempt to malign senior leaders of BJP has failed. Judge Loya had been presiding over the Sohrabuddin Sheikh fake encounter case, in which BJP President Amit Shah was an accused, when he passed away.
short by Anupama K / 05:32 pm on 19 Apr
BJP leader calls DMK chief's daughter 'illegitimate child'
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
In an apparent reference to DMK chief Karunanidhi and his daughter Kanimozhi, BJP leader H Raja asked if journalists would question a leader who made his "illegitimate child" an MP like they questioned Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit. The tweet comes after Kanimozhi condemned Purohit for patting a female journalist's cheek, claiming he had violated her personal space.
short by Ayushi Ahluwalia / 10:57 pm on 18 Apr
Andhra protestors burn BJP flags over anti-Christian flyers
short by Radhika Chugh / on 18 Apr 2018,Wednesday
Hundreds of members of Christian and Dalit communities set fire to BJP flags in Andhra Pradesh's Chirala, accusing the party of supporting the distribution of hateful flyers against Jesus and the Bible. Protestors claimed that people distributing the pamphlets went to the BJP Chirala office, adding that two RSS members were part of the group.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:51 am on 18 Apr
Will bring death penalty in Kathua-like cases: Ex-J&K CM
short by Anupama K / on 19 Apr 2018,Thursday
Condemning the Kathua rape case, National Conference President and former J&K CM Farooq Abdullah has said his party would introduce a law to award capital punishment in such cases if it comes back to power. "Kathua like rapes are happening all over India, just because our government fails to make any stringent law against rapists," the former chief minister added.
short by Anupama K / 10:56 pm on 19 Apr
Rahul visiting temples like kid before exam: Chhattisgarh CM
short by Radhika Chugh / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh on Thursday said that Congress President Rahul Gandhi had visited "all temples" like students who fail to study and are afraid of exams. God recognises all faces that visit temples only before exams, he added. Last month, Gandhi visited a temple, church and dargah in Karnataka ahead of the state Assembly elections, scheduled for May 12.
short by Radhika Chugh / 08:52 am on 20 Apr
18 CPI(M) men get life term for killing TMC workers in 2010
short by Anupama K / on 20 Apr 2018,Friday
As many as 18 CPI(M) members from West Bengal were awarded life imprisonment by a district court on Wednesday for murdering two Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers in 2010. The convicts had kidnapped the TMC workers from their villages and lynched them. The conviction comes ahead of the panchayat elections in the state, which are scheduled to be held next month.
short by Anupama K / 12:12 am on 20 Apr
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