Ankita Bhandari murder: BJP ex-minister's son nabbed for murdering teen; both expelled from party

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.

published on : 24th September 2022

WATCH| BJP's Nabanna MARCH: Several injured, police vehicle set ablaze, over 90 arrested

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.

published on : 15th September 2022

Why Nitin Gadkari's airbag campaign Ad featuring Akshay Kumar created stir online?

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.

published on : 15th September 2022

"Madam used to beat me up...": Suspended BJP leader Seema Patra arrested for torturing maid

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.

published on : 31st August 2022

Illegal structures outside Noida flat of politician Shrikant Tyagi bulldozed

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.

published on : 8th August 2022

Three Jharkhand Congress MLAs detained with Rs 49.8 crore in West Bengal; Congress accuses BJP

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.

published on : 31st July 2022

BJP pulls up Congress for "demeaning" President Draupadi Murmu; demands apology

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.  

published on : 28th July 2022

Gujarat Hooch Tragedy: Over 40 dead; 50 hospitalised

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.

published on : 27th July 2022

BJP office-bearer sticks Modi's photograph on billboards for 44th Chess Olympiad

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.

published on : 27th July 2022

India's first tribal woman President Droupadi Murmu takes oath; 'watershed moment', says Modi

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.

published on : 25th July 2022

WHO declares monkeypox global health emergency; India's 4th case reported in Delhi

A Delhi-based man with no history of foreign travel has tested positive for the monkeypox virus. However, the 31-year-old man had attended a stag party recently in Manali, Himachal Pradesh. This is the fourth case of the disease being reported in India. The WHO had on July 23 declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern.

published on : 24th July 2022

Teacher recruitment scam: ED arrests WB minister Partha Chatterjee; Rs 20 crore recovered

West Bengal Minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in connection with an alleged teacher recruitment scam. The arrest comes hours after ₹ 20 crore was recovered from a close aide of the minister. Chatterjee was the education minister when the scam took place. The ED has also conducted raids on Minister of State for Education Paresh Adhikary and MLA Manik Bhattacharya in connection with the alleged scam.

published on : 23rd July 2022

Amarnath cloudburst: 16 dead, over 40 missing; rescue operations underway

At least 16 people died and more than 40 are reported missing after a cloudburst near Amarnath in Jammu and Kashmir on July 8. 15,000 stranded pilgrims have been shifted to the lower base camp of Panjtarni. Rescue operations began immediately by the Border Security Force, Indo-Tibetan Border Police and disaster management agencies. Following the tragedy, the Amarnath Yatra has been suspended.

published on : 9th July 2022

'She is solely responsible for what is happening in country': SC blasts Nupur Sharma

The Supreme Court on July 1st came down heavily on suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma for her comments on Prophet Mohammad. SC said that Nupur Sharma's remarks were disturbing and 'smack of arrogance'. Accusing the leader of “igniting emotions across the country” with her “disturbing” remarks, the apex court said that she owed the nation an apology. Referring to her apology for the Prophet remarks, the apex court also said that it was too late and her comment led to unfortunate incidents.

published on : 1st July 2022

Prophet remarks row: ISIS claims Gurdwara explosion in Kabul, says attack as retaliation

Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP) or ISIS claimed responsibility for the Karte Parwan Gurdwara attack in Kabul. It issued a statement, saying that the attack was a retaliation for 'insults' on Prophet Muhammad made by two former BJP functionaries. According to official reports, two civilians, including a Sikh man and a Muslim security guard, were killed and seven others wounded.

published on : 19th June 2022

Protests against 'Agnipath' scheme turn violent in Bihar; trains torched

Trains were set afire, window panes of buses smashed and passersby, including a ruling BJP MLA, pelted with stones on Thursday in Bihar by Army job aspirants whose protest against the Centre's short-term recruitment scheme, ' #Agnipath ', continued for the second consecutive day.

published on : 16th June 2022

Prophet row: Violence erupts; Two dead in Ranchi, over 200 arrested in UP

In a recent development, two people died and many including security personnel were critically injured in the violence that erupted in Ranchi on June 10. The incident took place during the protest against suspended #BJP leader #NupurSharma who made controversial remarks on #ProphetMuhammad.

published on : 12th June 2022

Prophet row: Bulldozers raze 'illegal properties' of protesters for 2nd day in UP

The Yogi government has been unsparing against the protesters who allegedly indulged in violence while they took to the streets on June 10 to protest the controversial remarks made by BJP leaders against Prophet Mohammed. Bulldozers were used to raze the 'illegal properties' of the protesters. The operation has been underway in Kanpur and Prayagraj.

published on : 12th June 2022

Prophet row: Nupur Sharma withdraws her comment; BJP expels Naveen, suspends Nupur

The BJP suspended #NupurSharma and expelled Naveen Kumar Jindal after their alleged derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad. #BJP also issued a statement aimed at assuaging the concerns of minorities and distancing itself from these members. Gulf countries including Saudi Arabia have condemned remarks on #prophetmuhammad .

published on : 6th June 2022

Tamil culture is global, its language eternal: PM Modi; CM Stalin demands official status for Tamil

#PMModi on May 26th said that Tamil language is eternal and Tamil culture is global. PM Modi's statements came after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin said Tamil should be considered equal to Hindi. The debate around national language versus regional language has raged for several decades with DMK steering the protests from the forefront.

published on : 27th May 2022
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