Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Ram Vilas Paswan

LJP thanks RJD, but says won't contest RS poll in Bihar

PATNA: The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) led by Chirag Paswan on Tuesday refused to take the bait thrown by the RJD to contest one Rajya Sabha seat in Bihar, while expressing gratitude to the opposition party for extending support.

RJD may field its candidate for Bihar Rajya Sabha bypolls

PATNA: After having suffered a defeat in the election for Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly, the primary opposition party Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) is refusing to bow down to the ruling NDA government in the state and is preparing to give it a tough political fight. The RJD is now devising a different strategy for the Rajya Sabha elections.

Politics over Paswan's death, HAM raises questions

PATNA: Amid the ongoing Bihar Assembly polls, questions are being raised over the demise of Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan. Hindustani Awam Morcha, a part of the National Democratic Alliance, has demanded a judicial probe into Paswan's death.

Bihar Phase II polls: 2.85 cr voters to exercise franchise in 94 seats

PATNA:Voting in 94 of the total 243 Assembly seats in Bihar will be held on November 3 during the second phase of state elections in which over 2.85 crore voters will decide the fate of 1,463 candidates in fray.

Bihar polls: Triangular contest in Vaishali

VAISHALI: Although the death of Union Minister and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan has generated a sympathy wave for the party, it would still be an uphill task for his son Chirag Paswan to convert the votes into results in the Bihar Assembly election that kicks off on Wednesday.

Modi raises Galwan, Art 370 issues in first Bihar rally

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday raised the issue of deadly Galwan Valley clash between India and China troops, scrapping of Jammu and Kashmir state's special status, and even the Pulwama attack in order to woo Bihar voters ahead of the Assembly elections.

Bihar voters to miss Lalu, Ram Vilas, others in poll arena

PATNA:Although coming Bihar Assembly elections are unique in many ways since the campaigning and balloting will be held amid coronavirus pandemic, the voters will miss RJD leader Lalu Prasad's light-hearted jibes and potshots at his political rivals since he is in jail after conviction in fodder scams.

Nitish deliberately insulted my father: Chirag's letter to Nadda

NEW DELHI:Hours before the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday, a letter written by Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Chirag Paswan to BJP national J.P. Nadda reached the public domain, in which he alleges that his father was insulted by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over a Rajya Sabha seat election.

Ram Vilas Paswan's mortal remains to be flown to Patna, cremation on Saturday

NEW DELHI: Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan's mortal remains will be flown to Patna on Friday evening and his last rites will be performed there, said the family members.
The last rites will be held on Saturday afternoon. Paswan passed away on Thursday in a Delhi hospital.

Country has lost an able administrator': Cabinet pays tribute to Paswan

NEW DELHI:The Union Cabinet on Friday offered condolences on the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who died on Thursday evening at the age of 74.
The Minister died days after undergoing a heart surgery.

Ram Vilas Paswan was efficient administrator, mass leader: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI:Former Prime MInister Manmohan Singh on Friday condoled the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan saying he was an efficient administrator who worked closely with him and was a mass leader with a wide popularity.

Piyush Goyal gets additional charge of Food Ministry

NEW DELHI: A day after the demise of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, President Ram Nath Kovind has given the additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution to Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.

Modi pays floral tribute to Ram Vilas Paswan

NEW DELHI:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday paid his tributes to Ram Vilas Paswan, at the latter's residence.
Paswan, a senior minister in Modi's cabinet and the founder of the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) passed away on Thursday night.

TN CM Palaniswami, DMK's Stalin condole Paswan's death

CHENNAI:Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Friday condoled the death of Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan.
In a statement issued here, Palaniswami said he was shocked and pained to hear about the death of Paswan.

Ram Vilas Paswan passes away in Delhi hospital, condolences pour in

NEW DELHI: Veteran leader and Union Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, who was admitted to a private hospital here for the last several days, passed away on Thursday evening, his family members said. He was 74.

I agree with every decision of Chirag: Ram Vilas Paswan

NEW DELHI:Amid the political ups and downs in Bihar ahead of the Assembly elections, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday said that he agrees with every decision of his son and Lok Janshakti Party chief Chirag Paswan.

Pranab Mukherjee on ventilator support after brain surgery

NEW DELHI:Former President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday underwent brain surgery to remove a clot at the Army Research & Referral Hospital and is on ventilator support after the procedure, sources said.

11 states yet to start free food distribution under PMGKAY-2.0'

NEW DELHI:Union Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan said that nearly 62 per cent of the foodgrain for July quota under the second phase of Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY-2.0) has been distributed among 49.87 crore beneficiaries of the National Food Security Act (NFSA) but 11 states and UTs have not yet started free distribution of foodgrain in July.

Punjab CM seeks additional 14144 mt of wheat along with 1414mt of pulses for 2 months for migrant labours and non NFSA citizens

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan for additional allocation of 14144 MT of wheat, along with 1414 MT of pulses, for two months for distribution to the migrant labour/poor non-NFSA residents of the state.
This step would be instrumental in incentivising the workers to return to work for their livelihood, besides fully reviving the industrial activity, said the Chief Minister.

Punjab CM seeks additional 14144 MT of Wheat along with 1414 MT pulses for migrant labour

CHANDIGSRH:  Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday urged Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan for additional allocation of 14144 MT of wheat, along with 1414 MT of pulses, for two months for distribution to the migrant labour/poor non-NFSA residents of the state.

Capt Amarinder rejects center's claims on food supplies sent to Punjab for distribution

CHANDIGARH: Accusing Akali leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal of misleading the Union Food Minister on this count, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday categorically denied any delay in distribution of food grains received from GoI, saying the state had received less than 50% of the promised Dal, in the absence of which the wheat grains also could not be distributed, under the guidelines of the Centre itself.

Efforts of Bharat Bhushan Ashu borne fruits; Centre allows to shift 12 lakh tonnes rice from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh

CHANDIGARH:The relentless efforts of Mr. Bharat Bhushan Ashu, Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer affairs today yields high fruits, when the Union Government accept his rationale to shift 12 lakh surplus rice from the brimful godowns of Punjab to Uttar Pradesh.

LJP readies for Bihar elections, forms 7-member committee

NEW DELHI:With eight months to go for the Bihar Assembly elections, political parties have started preparations for the same. The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), which has considerable following among Dalits, seems to have taken a lead over others and has formed a seven-member committee to prepare a 'vision document'.

Capt amarinder singh press centre for prompt liquidation of foodstocks under open market sale scheme

CHANDIGARH:Taking note of the prevailing storage space crunch, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday urged the Government of India to allow quick liquidation of food stocks through its Open Market Sale Scheme (OMSS) to address the problem.

Paswan accepts Capt Amarinder's suggestion for joing meeting with FM to resolve Rs.31000 Cr loan issue

NEW DELHI:  Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan on Thursday acceded to the request of Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to hold a joint meeting with the Union Finance Minister to resolve the Rs 31000 crore food account loan legacy issue.

Sympathy vs development as Yadavs clash in Patliputra

With RJD chief and former Bihar Chief Minister Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati pitted against BJP's sitting MP and Minister Ram Kripal Yadav from here, Bihar's Patliputra Lok Sabha constituency has become a prestige battle.

Modi files nomination in Varanasi, shows off NDA strength

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday filed his nomination papers in Varanasi for the Lok Sabha elections amid a show of strength by NDA allies.