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29-Jan-2021 Patna

Mahagathbandhan to form human chain on Sat in support of farmers

Lending support to the farmers' movement, the various political parties which are part of the opposition Grand Alliance ('Mahagathbandhan') held a meeting on Friday where they discussed forming a 'human chain' across the country on Saturday.After the meeting,...

28-Jan-2021 Ahmednagar (Maharashtra)

Centre ignoring my pleas on farmers, on fast from Jan 30: Anna Hazare

Social crusader Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare on Thursday lamented that the Centre is ignoring all his pleas on the farmers' demands, compelling him to go on another hunger strike from January 30.The 83-year-old anti-graft activist said that he had been agitating...

25-Jan-2021 Mumbai

Maha Governor has time for Kangana, not for kisan : Sharad Pawar

Maharashtra Governor has time to meet Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut, but not the thousands of "kisan brothers" who have assembled in Mumbai in huge numbers from all over the state, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar said here on Monday.Attacking Governor...

21-Jan-2021 Amaravati

YS Jaganmohan Reddy flags off 2,500 MDUs for doorstep ration supplies

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday flagged off a fleet of 2,500 'Mobile Dispensing Units' (MDUs) as part of the public distribution system, which will supply ration and quality rice at the doorstep of the beneficiaries across the...

18-Jan-2021 Mumbai

WB polls: Sena 'tiger' to take on Royal Bengal Tigress

Hoping to extend its 'territory' beyond Maharashtra, the ruling Shiv Sena has announced it will sound the poll bugle soon in the upcoming West Bengal Assembly elections due in another three-four months.The proclamation by party's Chief Spokesperson and MP Sanjay...

15-Jan-2021 Patna

Nitish inaugurates six-laned Digha road

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday inaugurated the six-laned road between R-block and Digha, built at a cost of Rs 379.75 crore.The 6.7-km stretch of road, boasting of state-of-the-art facilities, aims to ease massive traffic jams, providing much...

12-Dec-2020 Mumbai

Do not compromise on your ideology : Sharad Pawar at 80

Turning 80 here on Saturday, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar said that it is necessary to relentlessly work hard and pursue the ideology or philosophy one believes in, even as a host of bigwigs such as Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress...

11-Dec-2020 Mumbai

At 80, Maratha warrior Sharad Pawar going strong

It was a cool early morning on September 30, 1993, when the Latur earthquake rudely jolted a sleeping Maharashtra at 3.56 a.m.The same evening, this correspondent (then with Indian Express, Mumbai) was bundled by his Chief Reporter D. K. Raikar, onto an...

10-Dec-2020 New Delhi

Can Sharad Pawar take over as UPA chairperson from Sonia?

As the Congress gears up for elections to the party president's post, talks are going on informally within the constituents of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) about who will head it. The multi-party alliance was was formed in 2004 and Sonia Gandhi...

06-Dec-2020 Mumbai

Akalis' delegation meets CM Thackeray, bats for farmers, federalism

Indicating Maharashtra's eminence in national politics, a delegation of Shiromani Akali Dal on Sunday met Maha Vikas Aghadi Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and other leaders, seeking support for the ongoing farmers' agitation and the cause of federalism.Led by...

23-Nov-2020 Hyderabad

Telangana Rashtra Samithi promises free drinking water in Hyderabad

Telangana's ruling party Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday announced several promises including free drinking water to woo the voters in Greater Hyderabad civic polls scheduled on December 1.Releasing the manifesto, party president and Chief Minister K....

11-Nov-2020 Patna

Once mocked as 'navsakhiya', Tejashwi Yadav proves his mettle

He was mocked as a failed cricketer and often called a 'navsikhiya' (newcomer) during the 2020 election campaign, taunted for 15 years as 'jungleraj ka yuvraj' (the prince of rule of lawlessness), called a matric fail (one who didn't clear class 10), but...

05-Nov-2020 Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray assures world-class facilities for entertainment biz

Maharashtra will create world-class facilities for giving a major boost to the entertainment sector and to enable it produce quality films and content, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said here on Thursday.He said the government will soon consult all stakeholders...

05-Nov-2020 Chennai

Will contest in 2021 Assembly polls : Kamal Haasan

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Thursday said he would be contesting in the 2021 assembly polls in Tamil Nadu and also seeking the support of fellow actor Rajinikanth.Speaking to reporters here Kamal Haasan, who had floated the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) party, said...

05-Nov-2020 Patna

Chirag Paswan terms Nitish 'most corrupt Bihar CM'

Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan on Thursday said Nitish Kumar is "greedy", "would befriend anyone to remain in power" and thus the "most corrupt Chief Minister" Bihar has ever seen."He (Nitish Kumar) is the most greedy person and will do anything...

24-Oct-2020 Bhagalpur

Vote out the corrupt, give youth a chance in Bihar : Tejashwi Yadav

Chief ministerial candidate and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav said here on Saturday that a government of the corrupt is ruling in Bihar. He appealed to the people to give an opportunity to the youth in this election and said that 10 lakh...

23-Oct-2020 Mumbai

Eknath Khadse joins NCP - with a veiled warning to BJP

Senior Maharashtra politician Eknath G. Khadse on Friday formally joined the Nationalist Congress Party with a veiled warning to the Bharatiya Janata Party, of whose he was a devoted and diligent member for four decades."If you have the ED, I will show you...

06-Oct-2020 Patna

Bihar NDA seat allocation: BJP gets 121 seats, JD-U 122

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday announced the seat-sharing plan among the constituents of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) for the Bihar Assembly election. The BJP will contest 121 seats while Nitish's JD-U has 122 seats.In a joint NDA press...

02-Oct-2020 Amaravati

Andhra CM claps for village volunteers

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Friday came out and clapped in recognition of the services being rendered by village and ward volunteers, carrying the benefits of his myriad welfare schemes to the doorsteps of thousands of people.At...

01-Oct-2020 Amaravati

Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announces MSP for 24 agri products

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy announced the minimum support price (MSP) for 24 agricultural products for the year 2020-21 on Thursday.Turmeric, chillies, onions, minor-millets, paddy, green grams, lentils, peanuts, cotton, bananas, soya...

30-Sep-2020 Hyderabad

Black day in the history of India's judiciary: Asaduddin Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday termed the special CBI court's verdict acquitting all the accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case as a black day in the history of Indian judiciary.Terming the judgment...

25-Sep-2020 Patna

Tejashwi Yadav seeks rollback of agri Bills, leads 'tractor march'

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Tejashwi Yadav on Friday demanded that the Centre shelve the three contentious agriculture-related Bills that have led to agitation by farmers in many state.He said that the protests by farmers were increasing in every state across...

24-Sep-2020 Patna

Pappu Yadav launches party manifesto after filing an affidavit

The Jan Adhikar Party headed by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday claimed that voters will not allow Gujarati CM in Bihar any longer.Playing the regional pride card, Yadav targeted the coalition government of the JDU and the BJP, alleging that...

18-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Prime Minister dedicates the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation

The Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi dedicated the historic Kosi Rail Mahasetu to the Nation and inaugurated new Rail Lines and Electrification Projects in Bihar for the benefit of passengers through video conference.Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister...

14-Sep-2020 New Delhi

Prashant Bhushan pays Re 1 fine, files review plea against conviction

Advocate Prashant Bhushan on Monday filed a review petition in the Supreme Court, challenging its verdict convicting him for criminal contempt of court by making derogatory statements against the judiciary through tweets.On September 12, Bhushan had moved a plea...

20-Aug-2020 Mumbai

Let SSR probe not go the Dabholkar way: Sharad Pawar

In a potent remark, Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar on Thursday expressed hope that the Sushant Singh Rajput case should not go like the Narendra Dabholkar murder of 2013 which remains unsolved by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).Paying...

19-Aug-2020 Patna

Bihar did everything as per law in Sushant case: Nitish Kumar

Reacting to the Supreme Court's decision for a CBI probe in the Sushant Singh Rajput death case, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that everything was done as per the law in Bihar. He also denied any kind of politics in the matter.After the apex court ordered...

01-Aug-2020 Mumbai

Uddhav Thackeray slams demands for CBI probe in Sushant case

Breaking his silence, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray slammed the demands for a CBI probe by the Opposition and some Bollywood personalities in the Sushant Singh Rajput case.In a late night statement, Thackeray said the Opposition can even bring Interpol...

16-Jul-2020 kolkata

Didi dares Guv to prove Hemtabad death 'political murder'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on a Thursday said that Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar will have to prove that the Hemtabad Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA's death is a "political murder"."The Governor is acting like a BJP spokesperson. He said that...

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