Monday, January 27, 2020Anti-CAA protests: CPI(M) worker, who set himself afire, dies

Indore, Jan 27: Ramesh Prajapati (70), an elderly man who set himself on fire in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, died during treatment on Sunday evening, the police said.

Prajapati was an activist of the CPI(M), and the party has said that it was a step taken by him in frustration.

The incident occurred on Friday evening at the Geeta


Monday, January 27, 2020Shah's poll rhetoric sets Delhi campaign on fire

New Delhi, Jan 27: This Delhi election campaign began as a war of memes and ended up as a clash of quotes. While the AAP was leading in the 'meme' war, the BJP is dominating the quotable quotes, some of whom have sparked off major controversies, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah himself leading the charge.

1. "Pull my ear":

Yes, you heard it right. This is the latest in line of Shah's long


Monday, January 27, 2020Kejriwal govt backs rioters: Shah to Delhi voters

New Delhi: Alleging that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government was backing rioters and those indulging in violence, Home Minister Amit Shah, urged people not to re-elect a government that could disturb the city's peace.

Addressing an election rally in Rohtas Nagar, Shah said, "To develop Delhi, vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). If this happens, Shaheen Bagh will be clearly affected". T


Monday, January 27, 2020BJP-Congress clash continues over Biaora violence

Bhopal, Jan 27: Rajgarh controversy refuses to die down in Madhya Pradesh. Leader of Opposition Gopal Bhargava who took to social media on Saturday to fiercely attack the administration, got it back from the Congress in equal measure.

Bhargava's lengthy post on Facebook not just sought to keep the embers smouldering it also carried an unusual threat. He said his acquaintance possessed eight da


Friday, January 24, 2020Sena questions Centre on democracy ranking drop, economic woes

Mumbai, Jan 24: The Shiv Sena said there have been attempts to muzzle dissenting voices and this is one of the reasons for India slipping in the 2019 Democracy Index's global ranking.

An editorial in Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" said a slowdown in economy gives rise to unrest and instability, and this was getting reflected in the prevailing situation in the country.

"Now (after an economic slo


Thursday, January 23, 2020411 nominations rejected, 3 withdrawn for Delhi polls

New Delhi, Jan 23: As many as 411 nominations were rejected and three were withdrawn as of Thursday, after the nominations for February 8 elections in Delhi ended and the scrutiny was held on Wednesday.

According to the Election Commission, 1,029 candidates had filed 1,528 nominations for the 70 assembly constituencies here.

On Tuesday, the last day of filing papers, 806 nominations were fi


Wednesday, January 22, 2020Sidhu, Priyanka among 40 Cong star campaigners in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 22: The Congress has finalized list of 40 star campaigners for Delhi assembly elections, which includes the names of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Apart from Sonia and Rahul Gandhi, the Congress has also listed Priyanka Gandhi as a star campaigner. However, the surprise inclusion is Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former Punjab minister, who resigned after differences with chief minist