The world is in a state of crisis and it is difficult to predict how long this state of instability will last, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday referring to various global challenges arising out of conflict, war and terrorism among others.
Ever since Rahul Gandhi braved Delhi's cold wearing a t-shirt, Congress and the BJP have been trading barbs over the issue. While the Congress termed Rahul Gandhi an ascetic for wearing only a t-shirt in the harsh winter, BJP leaders claimed that Gandhi is wearing thermals inside. While the debate is wide open, Rahul Gandhi revealed the real reason why he decided against wearing sweaters.
#rahulgandhi has said that China and Pakistan are preparing together and if there is a war, then it will be against both countries. In a conversation with Army veterans, Rahul added that, "China and Pakistan are together and are planning a ‘surprise’ for India."
BJP workers staged a nationwide protest against the controversial remarks made by Pakistani foreign minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari against PM Modi. Replying to a reporter at the UNSC, Bilawal Bhutto called Prime Minister Modi 'the butcher of Gujarat' and hit out at the RSS.
Senior Congress leader and former minister of Madhya Pradesh Raja Pateria's controversial remark against PM Modi has sparked a row. In a video that had surfaced online, the minister can be heard telling the Congress workers, "be ready to kill Modi. Kill in the sense of defeating him".
Celebrations are in full swing at AAP party office after its historic win in the MCD elections. After its neck-to-neck contest with the ruling party, AAP emerged victorious, thus uprooting the BJP's 15-year-long rule in the city's civic body. The AAP won 134 seats, the BJP 104, the Congress 9, and the Independents 3.
In an exclusive interview with TNIE, Harpreet Bajwa speaks about the Himachal polls, BJP's chances of winning the exit polls, dynamics of the polls from the point of view of important district, Kangra and Nandi, impact of Shimla's poor voter turnout on bigger parties and so on.
Congress leader #RahulGandhi on Thursday said Hindutva ideologue Vinayak Damodar #savarkar helped the British, adding that he wrote a mercy petition to the then rulers. Addressing a press conference, Gandhi showed a paper to the media persons, claiming it was a letter written by Savarkar to the British.
In his speech, Modi took apparent potshots at the ruling TRS in Telangana, saying it has 'betrayed' the people and asserted the 'Lotus will bloom' everywhere in the state. He also noted the recent bypoll for the Munugode Assembly seat as an indication of BJP's rising influence in the state. PM's statement comes ahead of the 2023 Assembly elections in the state, where the BJP is seeking to challenge the TRS govt.
In a freewheeling question and answer session with editorial director of TNIE Prabhu Chawla, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said that people will again bless the BJD in 2024 because of the all-round development of the state and welfare programmes launched by the government.
A former Uttarakhand minister's son, who owns a resort, was arrested along with his two employees on September 23 for the murder of a 19-year-old woman receptionist. Pulkit Arya, the son of BJP leader Vinod Arya, has been named as the “main accused” in the case, the police said. The party has officially expelled both father and son duo from the party.
The BJP-led "protest rally against corruption" in West Bengal on September 13 turned violent leaving several injured including police personnel and BJP workers. Police resorted to tear gas shell and water cannons to disperse protesters marching as part of the BJP's 'Nabanna Abhijan'. Similar scenes were witnessed in Howrah town, Kolkata's Lalbazar and MG Road areas.
A road safety Ad released by Union minister Nitin Gadkari featuring Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar drew flak online as many alleged that it was promoting the practice of dowry, a punishable offence in the country. The Ad was shared amid the government's attempt to promote six airbags in cars.
TW: Sensitive content. Jharkhand police arrested suspended BJP leader Seema Patra, wife of a retired IAS officer, on allegations of torturing her 29-year-old tribal help Sunita. Patra was suspended by BJP after a video of the woman, Sunita, narrating her ordeal, went viral on social media with demands for Patra's arrest.
Uttar Pradesh government officials on Monday morning used a bulldozer to remove encroachment done by absconding politician #ShrikantTyagi outside his #Noida residence. The action was carried out around 9 am by the Noida Authority to remove the illegal structures outside Tyagi's ground floor apartment in Grand Omaxe society in the city's Sector 93B, an official told PTI. Tyagi had encroached a portion of the common area of the society in front of his flat by constructing temporary structures using pillars and tiles.
Police in West Bengal's Howrah district on July 31 seized "a huge amount of cash" from a car in which three Congress MLAs from Jharkhand were travelling, leading to allegations of political "horse-trading". The three MLAs have been detained for questioning about the source of the money. Meanwhile, the party has suspended all three MLAs. Acting on a tip-off, police on July 30 had intercepted an SUV in which Congress MLAs Irfan Ansari, Rajesh Kachchap, and Naman Bixal Kongari were travelling on National Highway-16 at Ranihati in Howrah and allegedly found a huge amount of cash in the vehicle.
The BJP on July 28 accused the Congress of "demeaning" President Droupadi Murmu and demanded an apology after its leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called her "rashtrapatni". Chowdhury, however, claimed it was a mistake and he did not call Droupadi Murmu ‘rashtrapatni’ deliberately. The issue was raised inside Parliament as women MPs, including Nirmala Sitharaman, protested against Adhir Chowdhury.
Atleast 40 people have died after consuming spurious liquor in Gujarat's Botad district, while over 50 people are undergoing treatment at various hospitals in Bhavnagar, Botad and Ahmedabad. The hooch tragedy broke out on the morning of July 25 after people living in Rojid and surrounding villages fell ill and rushed to the government hospitals seeking remedy. According to police, forensic analysis has established that the victims consumed methyl alcohol.
A BJP office-bearer on Wednesday affixed bright portraits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on billboards put up here as part of the Tamil Nadu government's publicity campaign for the 44th Chess Olympiad, set to commence on July 28. Amar Prasad Reddy, president of the sports and skill development cell of Tamil Nadu BJP, released a video clip of him fixing photographs of Modi on hoardings, along with two others.
Droupadi Murmu scripts history by becoming the first-ever tribal woman to hold President's post. She is also the youngest to hold the office of the President, adding more to her many firsts. Murmu, who is now the second woman President of the country, was administered the oath of office by CJI NV Ramana on Monday. Prior to the ceremony she visited Rashtrapati Bhavan where she was received by the outgoing President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind.