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Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal has said the party will constitute a three-member committee to address the issues raised by rebel Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot and the aggrieved MLAs. "Sachin Pilot met with ex-Congress President Rahul Gandhi and expressed his grievances in detail...Pilot has committed to working in interest of Congress party," Venugopal added.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 08:19 pm on 10 Aug
After Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut claimed Sushant Singh Rajput wasn't on good terms with his father, the lawyer of the late actor's family said, "I'm very sad Shiv Sena is saying something like this." He added, "Who in Shiv Sena knew either the father or Sushant so intimately that he confessed to him that my family relations weren't correct?"
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:00 am on 11 Aug
Former PM Manmohan Singh suggested three steps to the government to "undo the economic disruption caused by COVID". Protecting people's livelihood, making adequate capital available for businesses and ensuring the financial sector's autonomy are three steps the government should take immediately, he said. "The shock and awe approach to the lockdown caused tremendous pain to people," Singh added.
short by Jigyasu / 08:53 am on 11 Aug
Karnataka CM recovers from COVID-19, discharged from hospital
short by Apaar Sharma / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa has recovered from coronavirus and has been discharged from the hospital. The 77-year-old BJP leader was admitted to Manipal Hospital in Bengaluru on August 2 after he tested positive for COVID-19. Yediyurappa had then said that he was fine, but was being hospitalised as a precaution on the recommendation of doctors.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:00 pm on 10 Aug
Clear aim of EIA 2020 draft is to loot the nation: Rahul Gandhi
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday criticised Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 draft saying, "Aim of EIA 2020 draft is clear- loot of the nation." Saying that the draft must be withdrawn, Rahul said, "This (EIA) is another dreadful example of what the BJP government has been doing for its select suit-boot 'friends' who loot the resources of the country."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 07:16 pm on 10 Aug
Rahul's objections to draft EIA unnecessary, premature: Javadekar
short by Apaar Sharma / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi described the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) as a "disaster", Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar has said that those raising objections to the draft (EIA) notification are the same people who took "big decisions without consultations" when they were in power. The minister added that Gandhi's call for protests is unnecessary and premature.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:41 pm on 10 Aug
Sachin Pilot is committed to working in party's interest: Congress
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Congress General Secretary KC Venugopal said on Monday, "Sachin Pilot has committed to working in the interest of Congress party and the Congress government in Rajasthan." Venugopal said this after the former Deputy CM of Rajasthan met former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi. The two leaders had a "frank, open and conclusive discussion," said Venugopal.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:30 pm on 10 Aug
Rebel Rajasthan Congress MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who supports former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, met CM Ashok Gehlot on Monday. Sharma, whose name surfaced in connection with the leaked audio tapes allegedly discussing a deal to topple the state government, said he doesn't have any resentment anymore after meeting Gehlot. He added, "Party will fulfil the promises made to people."
short by Apaar Sharma / 08:33 pm on 10 Aug
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh has won the confidence motion via voice vote in the Assembly on Monday, retaining the coalition government led by BJP in the northeastern state. Eight out of total 24 Congress legislators were absent during the voting. After the trust vote, Congress MLAs raised protest and threw chairs in the well of the House.
short by Apaar Sharma / 11:05 pm on 10 Aug
After the meeting between Sachin Pilot and other Congress leaders, Rajasthan BJP President Satish Poonia tweeted that the tensions were part of an inner-party squabble. Poonia demanded that Congress should apologise to the people of Rajasthan and work on fulfilling long-standing promises. After the meeting, Congress said it will constitute a committee to address the issues raised by Pilot.
short by Jigyasu / 01:40 pm on 11 Aug
Mother Nature's voice must be heard: Aaditya Thackeray on draft EIA
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Maharashtra Environment Minister Aaditya Thackeray has written to Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, raising his objections to the draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) notification 2020. Thackeray said it "fails to align with the Paris agreement" and poses a threat to sustainable growth. He said the voice of citizens and "unheard voice of Mother Nature" must be heard by the Centre.
short by Apaar Sharma / 06:01 pm on 11 Aug
My dissent was seen as act of treason: Shah Faesal after quitting politics
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Former J&K IAS officer Shah Faesal on Tuesday said his decision to join politics last year had done more harm than benefit. "Soon after quitting (IAS), I realised my innocuous act of dissent was being seen as an act of treason," said Faesal. He stepped down as president of Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement and quit politics on Monday.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 06:02 pm on 11 Aug
If MLAs are angry, my responsibility to win back their hearts: Gehlot
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot has said, "Today I am the Chief Minister and if MLAs of my party are angry with me, then it's my responsibility how I manage to satisfy them and win back their hearts." This comes a day after Congress said a panel will be formed to address the issues raised by former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot.
short by Apaar Sharma / 03:06 pm on 11 Aug
Ex-IAS officer Shah Faesal steps down as Prez of JKPM party he launched
short by Arshiya Chopra / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal, who launched Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement (JKPM) last year, stepped down as the president of the party on Monday. The party said, "Faesal had informed...that he's not in a position to continue with political activities and wants to be freed from the organisation's responsibilities." He might re-join the J&K administration, according to reports.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:15 pm on 10 Aug
Amid Rajasthan political crisis, rebel Congress leader and former Deputy CM Sachin Pilot met former party President Rahul Gandhi and General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra in Delhi, according to reports. This comes ahead of the state Assembly session on August 14. Earlier, CM Ashok Gehlot had said he would welcome back rebel Congress MLAs if the party leadership forgives them.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 05:05 pm on 10 Aug
I'm pained by words that were used by Rajasthan CM Gehlot: Pilot
short by Apaar Sharma / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot has said that he was pained by "the kind of words that were used" by Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot. He added, "A level of discourse should be maintained in politics, there should be no feeling of personal animosity." CM Ashok Gehlot had called Pilot "useless and worthless" during the political upheaval in the state.
short by Apaar Sharma / 07:51 pm on 11 Aug
No leadership change in Raj, Gehlot to remain CM: State Cong chief
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 10 Aug 2020,Monday
Rajasthan Congress president Govind Singh Dotasra on Monday ruled out any possibility of leadership change in the state. "There is no such thing or discussion on change in leadership. It is a fake and hollow rumour," Dotasra told reporters in Jaipur. "Ashok Gehlot is the Chief Minister and he will remain so for five years," he added.
short by Sakshita Khosla / 09:12 pm on 10 Aug
BJP tried to topple govt but no MLA left us: Raj CM Ashok Gehlot
short by Atul Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
A day after former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot met Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday said that BJP tried its best to topple the government. "All our party MLAs are together, not even one has left us," he added. "Peace and brotherhood will remain in Congress party," Gehlot further said.
short by Atul Mishra / 01:58 pm on 11 Aug
I don't crave for any post: Pilot after meeting with Rahul, Priyanka
short by Atul Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot said that he doesn't "crave for any post or hanker after any position", after his meeting with Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi. "We raised issues of principles before Congress...and welcome their assurance of time-bound redressal of our grievances," he added. "We raised organisational issues...style of functioning [in] Rajasthan," Pilot further said.
short by Atul Mishra / 09:00 am on 11 Aug
Gujarat BJP leader quits party, returns to Congress after 16 years
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Kaprada BJP leader Babubhai Vardha has quit the party and rejoined the Gujarat Congress after 16 years. Vardha had reportedly left the Congress in 2004 over differences with a party leader, who later quit Congress and joined BJP this year. Congress leader Gaurav Pandya said, "With Vardha's return, we hope the search for a candidate against BJP will be over."
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 10:13 am on 11 Aug
After Congress leader and former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot returned to the state, his supporters surrounded him and raised slogans welcoming him. A video also showed supporters shouting 'I love you' for the leader. This comes a day after Pilot met Rahul Gandhi, following which the party said that the leader is committed to working in the party's interest.
short by Arshiya Chopra / 07:11 pm on 11 Aug
Don't know when drama between Pilot, Gehlot will begin again: Mayawati
short by Sakshita Khosla / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
BSP chief Mayawati on Tuesday said, "It seems that Congress government in Rajasthan is safe now but it cannot be said when the drama between (former Deputy CM) Sachin Pilot and (CM) Ashok Gehlot will begin again." She added, "BSP wants to say that long due internal conflict between these two has affected works of public welfare in the state."
short by Sakshita Khosla / 10:20 pm on 11 Aug
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged for political stability amid a coalition crisis. "We need to make every effort to avoid elections...and fight for the reopening of the economy," he said. A dispute has been going on over the state budget between the Israeli PM and Benny Gantz, with whom Netanyahu formed a unity government.
short by Sharangee Dutta / 05:41 pm on 11 Aug
Bihar Assembly polls will be held on time: Election Commission
short by Atul Mishra / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said Bihar Assembly polls 2020 will be held on time. "The commission has directed CEO Bihar to limit the number of electors per polling station to a maximum of 1,000...so that social distancing norms can be observed," he added. "The CEO Bihar has identified 33,797 additional polling stations to be created," Arora further said.
short by Atul Mishra / 11:36 am on 11 Aug
Issues raised by me and other Congress MLAs were important: Pilot
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / on 11 Aug 2020,Tuesday
After a three-member committee was formed by the Congress to address grievances raised by him and several other MLAs, former Rajasthan Deputy CM Sachin Pilot on Tuesday said, "The issues we raised were of importance." He added, "There is no place for malice or personal enmity in politics." Earlier, Pilot had met Congress leaders Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi.
short by Aarushi Maheshwari / 01:06 pm on 11 Aug
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