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13-Dec-2017 Patna

BJP ally Manjhi questions Nitish's prohibition in Bihar

BJP ally Hindustan Awami Morcha (HAM) chief and former Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday questioned Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's much-hyped prohibition policy in Bihar and termed it a failure."Prohibition has failed in Bihar. Several state government...

13-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik launches Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, whose social media following has been rising steadily, on Wednesday launched an innovative Social Media Grievance Handling Mechanism that the state government hopes will rejuvenate the government-public interface.The government...

12-Dec-2017 Nagpur

On 77th birthday, an ailing Pawar leads anti-government rally

After 37 years, veteran politician and National Congress Party President Sharad Pawar hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday, leading a massive 'Jan Aakrosh Halla Bol' procession, jointly with Congress and other parties, against the BJP-Shiv Sena...

12-Dec-2017 New Delhi/Ahmedabad

BJP on 'secret' meet with Pakistanis, Modi asked about Nawaz 'biryani'

The opposition reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday of the 'biryani' served by then Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Lahore in 2015 as the BJP harped on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singhs meeting with Pakistani diplomats.The Bharatiya...

11-Dec-2017 Ahmedabad

Hardik's rally parallel to Modi clocks 52,800 Facebook Live views

In an election rally in BJP bastion Ahmedabad on Monday night that fetched a record 52,800 Facebook Live views, firebrand Patidar leader Hardik Patel once again exhorted the people to throw out the BJP from power."I am nobody here to say who to vote for...

11-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Centre does not aid Bengal like other states : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Narendra Modi-led Central government of not aiding her state the way it aids the others as her government opposes its policies."The Central government does not provide necessary monitory support...

11-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

175 cases of objectionable videos, 5,935 rapes in Odisha in 3 years

A total of 175 women have become victims of objectionable videos going viral in the last three years in Odisha, while 5,935 rape cases have been reported during the period, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik told the assembly on Monday.Replying to a written...

11-Dec-2017 Mumbai

Raj Thackeray's son Amit engaged to Mumbai fashion designer

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray's son Amit was engaged to his longtime girlfriend and fashion designer Mitali Borude at a small ceremony here on Monday afternoon.The betrothal was held at a restaurant inside the Mahalaxmi Race Course, and attended...

10-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Banning liquor biggest example of practising secularism : Nitish Kumar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said banning liquor was the biggest example of practising secularism and urged the Congress and Left parties to announce such bans in the states governed by them."In all religions -- Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Sikhism...

10-Dec-2017 Amreli (Gujarat)

Rural-urban divide over Hardik Patel among Patidar youth

Patidars, whose movement for job reservation has created a stir in Gujarat in the last few years, are a divided lot with youth in the rural areas appearing to be providing strong support to their leader Hardik Patil, while those in urban areas may not be that...

09-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Naveen Patnaik opens Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum for tourists

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday inaugurated Purvasha Folk and Tribal Art Museum, set up at Barkul near Chilika, for tourists from the state secretariat here.Inaugurating the museum, Patnaik said that it will play a significant role in promoting,...

09-Dec-2017

Clear the air on EVM controversy,Omar Abdullah urges EC

Jammu and Kashmir's former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said that though he has been a votary for the fairness of the EVMs, the Election Commission must clarify the controversy raised over the functioning of these machines."I've been extremely...

08-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

Asaduddin Owaisi urges India to condemn US move on Jerusalem

MIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has urged the government to condemn the US decision to move its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.He called the decision by US President Donald Trump to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel "condemnable".The...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Will accept Rahul as leader : Lalu Prasad Yadav

RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said his party has "certainly" accepted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi and will try to get all non-NDA parties together under the Congress banner to defeat Modi government in the 2019 general election."We certainly accept...

07-Dec-2017 New Delhi

Pressure from 'all sides' for my disqualification : Sharad Yadav

Veteran politician Sharad Yadav on Thursday said there was pressure from "all sides" to disqualify him from the Rajya Sabha, and that he knew it was a foregone conclusion."I knew this (disqualification) is going to happen. Some media persons also wrote about...

07-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Border Protection Grid to be set up in Border States : Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States, in Kolkata today The Home Minister, giving highest priority to making borders secure, had earlier conducted border specific review meetings for Indo-China, Indo-Myanmar,...

06-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

No forest clearance required for bridge over Brahmani : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday informed the Centre that no forest clearance is necessary for the construction of a second bridge over the Brahmani River near Rourkela in Sundergarh district.In a letter to Union Transport and Highway Minister...

05-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

Attempt to use temple issue to save Modi in 2019 : Asaduddin Owaisi

 MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday said the Sangh Parivar wants to use Ram temple issue to save Narendra Modi in the 2019 general elections as he has failed on all fronts.He said the RSS, VHP and BJP should not be allowed to polarize the voters on...

05-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee expresses concern for Yashwant Sinha, backs him

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended "full support" to former Union minister Yashwant Sinha in his fight for farmers' cause.She also expressed her concern about the BJP veteran, who was detained by Maharashtra Police."I am concerned...

04-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Mamata Banerjee blames centre on fund release

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Centre owes the state more than Rs 13,000 crore under various developmental schemes this year while BJP leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo accused the state of not utilising funds properly."By...

04-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Ch. Zulfkar Ali calls on Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies, Consumer Affairs & Tribal Affairs, Ch. Zulfkar Ali, who is on 3-day study tour to Odisha, today called on Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik and held wide ranging discussions on the issues relating to the overall development...

04-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Ashamed that Sri Lankan cricketers had to wear masks : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said she was "ashamed" at seeing the Sri Lankan cricketers wearing pollution masks while playing against India in New Delhi."It's not a good scene that a visiting team is playing an international game wearing...

04-Dec-2017 Kolkata

More than 13,000 crore due from Centre : Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said the Centre owes the state more than Rs 13,000 crore under various developmental schemes this year."By our calculation till November 25, we are supposed to get Rs 13,714 crore from the central government...

04-Dec-2017 New Delhi

No chance of returning to AAP, say Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav

Dismissing reports that the AAP was holding talks with them for their return to the party, Swaraj India founders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav on Monday said there was no such possibility.Bhushan retweeted a media report that quoted Aam Aadmi Party leader...

04-Dec-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha to construct river bridge if Centre not serious : Naveen Patnaik

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday said his government will construct the second bridge over the Brahmani river in Rourkela if the Centre did not show seriousness in carrying out the construction.The Chief Minister assured a delegation that he will...

04-Dec-2017 Hyderabad

Babri case can't be decided on 'aastha' : Asaduddin Owaisi

MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi has said that the title suit of the Babri Masjid can be decided only on the basis of evidence and not on 'aastha' (faith) as the Sangh Parivar is demanding.Addressing a public meeting here on Sunday, he voiced his apprehension...

03-Dec-2017 Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

Anna Hazare inscribes Lokpal stir call on Khajuraho wall

Known throughout the country and the world for its ancient temples, this Madhya Pradesh town now will also become famous for Anna Hazare's agitation for Jan Lokpal and farmers' issues with the social activist inscribing his call for the stir on a wall here...

03-Dec-2017 Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh)

Wrote 32 letters to Modi, got no reply : Anna Hazare

Social activist Anna Hazare on Sunday said he had written 32 letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including 10 on the Lokpal and issues related to farmers and agricultural land, but received not a single reply."I did not receive any reply despite writing...

02-Dec-2017 Kolkata

Akhilesh Yadav calls on Mamata Banerjee, praises her fight against BJP

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday called on West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at hers residence in south Kolkata's Kalighat and praised her efforts to fight communal forces like the BJP."The efforts being made by Didiji (elder sister, as...

30-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Don't fall into BJP's communal trap : Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP of inciting riots to derive political benefits, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday urged the people not to fall into its "communal trap"."We keep track of all incidents. Do not fall into the communal trap laid by the BJP....

30-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Demonetisation, GST continue to damage economy : Mamata Banerjee

Taking a dig at the central government on GDP numbers, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said "effects of note ban scam" and "unplanned" implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) continue to damage India's economy.According to official...

29-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Controlling onion prices not in our hands : Ram Vilas Paswan

Despite taking measures such as procurement from local markets, boosting imports and discouraging export of onions, the Central government on Wednesday expressed its helplessness in controlling the rising prices of the essential commodity.Union Food Minister...

29-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Controlling onion prices not in our hands : Ram Vilas Paswan

Saying that the onion yield this year is expected to be lower, the Centre on Wednesday expressed its helplessness in controlling the rising prices of onions, which crossed Rs 60 per kg this week in Delhi.Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said the production...

29-Nov-2017 Chennai

No need for Permanent Water Disputes Tribunal: Palaniswami to Centre

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami has told the central government that the state is of the view that there is no need for setting up a Permanent Water Disputes Tribunal (PWDT) as each and every inter-state water dispute is unique and complex."I have...

28-Nov-2017 Kolkata

Mamata praises President for maintaining low profile

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday heaped praise on President Ram Nath Kovind for maintaining a low profile while serving in the highest office in the country, saying that the post is above all politics."The President's post is the highest...

28-Nov-2017 Ahmedabad

No quota cap mentioned in Constitution : Hardik Patel

Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on Tuesday said the Indian Constitution did not limit reservation in employment and education for certain categories to 50 per cent."Only the Supreme Court has capped the reservation at 50 per cent through...

28-Nov-2017 Patna

Nitish Kumar bans release of 'Padmavati' in Bihar

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday ordered a ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's "Padmavati" in the state.The Chief Minister ordered concerned officials to ban the release after BJP MLA Neeraj Kumar Bablu demanded it in a letter.The ban on "Padmavati"...

28-Nov-2017 Hyderabad

Narendra Modi launches first phase of Hyderabad Metro

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of Hyderabad Metro and also took a ride from Miyapur to Kukatpally.The Prime Minister was accompanied by Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekar Rao, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and other...

27-Nov-2017 New Delhi

Sharad Yadav to float new party after Gujarat polls

A new party led by former Union Minister Sharad Yadav will be formally floated after the December Gujarat assembly elections and its name and symbol announced within a week, a JD-U leader owing allegiance to Yadav said on Monday."The Janata Dal-United's...

27-Nov-2017 Bhubaneswar

Odisha announces scheme to boost fresh water aquaculture

The Odisha government on Monday introduced a new scheme 'Fish Pond Yojana' to facilitate the creation of additional 2,200 hectares of fresh water aquaculture farming with 50 per cent financial assistance to farmers."The state plan scheme has been introduced...

25-Nov-2017 Patna

Gujarat polls : Nitish Kumar not to campaign for JD-U

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) President, will not campaign for his party's candidates in the Gujarat assembly polls.The party has decided to send its 20 star campaigners minus Nitish Kumar to Gujarat, a JD-U leader...

24-Nov-2017 New Delhi

RSS playing with fire on Ram temple issue : Asaduddin Owaisi

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Friday accused the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of "playing with fire" on the issue of Ram temple with its "obnoxious" statements.Reacting to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's comments that "only Ram Mandir and nothing else" will...

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