Politics

Wednesday, January 26, 2022Ironic Cong doesn't need his services when nation recognises them: Sibal on Padma award to Azad

New Delhi, Jan 26: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Wednesday took a jibe at his party over Ghulam Nabi Azad being conferred with the Padma Bhushan, saying it was ironic that the Congress does not need his services when the nation recognises his contributions to public life.

Sibal, Anand Sharma and Shashi Tharoor -- who were among the 23 leaders dubbed as the 'G-23' who wrote to Congress

 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022Former PDP MLA Wagay passes away

Srinagar, Jan 26: Abdul Razaq Wagay, former PDP MLA from Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian constituency, died in his native village on Wednesday.

The 80-year-old was ailing for long.

"Abdul Razak (Wagay) Zawoora, former MLA Shopian, is no more. He lost the battle of his life today after prolonged illness at home in Zawoora Shopian," PDP leader Yawar Banday said.

Wagay was elected to the Jammu

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022Don't want people's livelihood to be affected, Covid curbs to be eased ASAP: Delhi CM

New Delhi, Jan 25: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that his government does not want livelihood of people to be affected and Covid restrictions will be eased as soon as possible

Restrictions were put in place in view of people's health, Kejriwal said after hoisting the national flag at the Delhi government's Republic Day function

"Delhiites have suffered the most due to

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022Voter turnout should be at least 75 per cent in next LS polls: Naidu

New Delhi, Jan 25: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday called for increasing the voter turnout to at least 75 per cent in the next Lok Sabha elections.

In his message at an event on the occasion of the 12th National Voters Day, he said as a nation we must think and arrive at a consensus to have simultaneous elections to all the three tiers of federal set up and move towards better gover

 

Tuesday, January 25, 2022Man arrested for 'derogatory' social media post against PM Modi in Rajouri

Rajouri Jan 25: Police on Tuesday arrested a man for what it termed making "derogatory remarks" against Prime Minister Narendra Modi through a social media video.

A police official told that Showkat Hussain, son of Salam Din, a resident of Mohalla Mamb locality in Dehrian village of Rajouri, was arrested after he "shared a video on a social media platform with derogatory and objectionable rema

 

Monday, January 24, 2022PM interacts with Rashtriya Bal Puraskar recipients; calls on them to support 'Vocal for Local'

New Delhi, Jan 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged recipients of the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to support the 'Vocal for Local' campaign and said the youth is at the centre of all policies being framed by government.

During an online interaction with the awardees, Modi also talked about the unveiling of the hologram statue of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose and sa

 

Monday, January 24, 2022LG pays homage to martyrs at National War Memorial

New Delhi, Jan 24: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Monday paid homage to martyrs at the National War Memorial at India Gate here, officials said.

They said Baijal visited the memorial at 9.45 am to pay tributes to martyrs ahead of Republic Day.

In the visitors' book at the memorial, Baijal wrote that It is a proud yet humbling occasion for me to pay my homage to the most exalted so

 

Monday, January 24, 2022Kejriwal launches campaign for poll-bound states

New Delhi, Jan 24: Aam Aadmi Party supremo and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday launched a campaign for poll-bound states, asking Delhiites to upload videos of the Delhi government's good work on social media platforms.

Kejriwal said his government has done a number of good works like providing free electricity and water, and asked Delhiites to urge voters in poll-bound Punjab, U

 

Monday, January 24, 2022Collective efforts needed to promote awareness about rights of girl child: JK LG

Jammu, Jan 24: Saluting daughters of the country for their accomplishments in various fields on National Girl Child Day, Jammu and Kashmir

Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday called for securing equal rights for every girl child and empowering them with opportunities.

Sinha asked people to make collective efforts to promote awareness about the rights of the girl child and provide supp

 

Sunday, January 23, 20224 crore people pushed into poverty in country: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 23: Former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday alleged that over four crore people have been pushed into poverty in the country and that there has been development of only "Hamare Do".

"'Vikas overflow' only for 'Humare Do'! While our 4,00,00,000 brothers and sisters are pushed into poverty," he said on Twitter.

"Each of these 4,00,00,000 is a real person, not just a number

 

Sunday, January 23, 2022Col Rawat not to contest polls

New Delhi,Jan 23: Gen Bipin Rawat's younger brother Col (retd) Vijay Rawat, who recently joined the BJP, on Sunday said he is not contesting the upcoming assembly polls in Uttarakhand.
Col Rawat said he was asked by party leaders to contest but he said no to them.

Asked what if they insist on fielding him, he said 99 per cent chances are that he would politely refuse.

"I am not contesting

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022PM security breach stage-managed by Channi govt: Capt

Even as Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi threatened legal action against his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal, his predecessor and Punjab Lok Congress (PLC) leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress leader, whose government, he said, had clearly ‘stage-managed’ the blockade that had led to the serious security lapse on the Prime Minister’s route.

Am

 

Saturday, January 22, 2022Mamata Banerjee to address internal squabbles at meet with MPs

Amidst recent reports of infighting and leaders speaking about party issues publicly, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee would be talking to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs who have been vocal about their grievances recently in a virtual meeting on January 27.

Leaders said that the party chief is also likely to discuss TMC’s strategy for the forthcoming Budget session of Parliament. She w

 

Thursday, January 20, 2022'Reservation not at odds with merit': SC upholds OBC quota in medical courses

New Delhi, Jan 20: The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Central government to provide 27 per cent reservation for OBC and 10 per cent to economically weaker sections (EWS) in All India quota (AIQ) seats in medical courses, saying that reservation is not at odds with the merit, rather furthers its distributive impact.

A bench headed by Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said: "Competitive exams do n