Tuesday, October 20, 2020


Lalu attacks Nitish over remark linking coastal areas to industries

PATNA:After Kashmiri militants, Article 370, Left extremism and Jinnah, the Indian Ocean is the latest to enter the political war of words in Bihar at a time when the campaign for the Assembly polls is in full swing.

K'taka Dy CM seeks forgiveness on Twitter

BENGALURU:Karnataka BJP's dalit face and deputy chief minister, Govind M. Karjol, who has come under severe criticism over not visiting flood-affected areas, has shot off an emotional letter to people of Bagalkote district, stating that the voters must forgive him not visiting his people as he was "emotionally shattered" over his son, Dr Gopal Karjol who is critically ill and on ventilator for the last 24 days in the hospital.

Sunny Deol turns 64: Here's how Dharmendra, Bobby wished the action star

MUMBAI:Actor-politician Sunny Deol turned 64 on Monday, and his father, veteran actor Dharmendra, and brother, actor Bobby Deol, wished him on social media.
Dharmendra posted a video comprising throwback pictures of Sunny from his younger days. The video was made by a fan of Sunny.

Akhilesh invites applications for 2022 UP Assembly polls

LUCKNOW:The Samajwadi Party has started preparing for the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.
Party President Akhilesh Yadav has invited applications from potential candidates for the Assembly polls.

Bihar polls: Tejashwi challenges Nitish for debate on development

PATNA:With just days left for the Bihar assembly elections, Leader of opposition in the Bihar assembly Tejashwi Yadav on Monday challenged Chief minister Nitish Kumar for an open debate.

AAP in Goa on political crossroads amid resignations

PANAJI:A slew of resignations by Aam Aadmi Party's Goa top brass, amid charges that the party has slipped on its core principles, has brought Arvind Kejriwal-led party to yet another political crossroads in the coastal state.

Kamal Nath's remark: MP BJP leaders hold silent protests

BHOPAL:A day after former Chief Minister Kamal Nath allegedly used the word 'item' against Madhya Pradesh's Dalit woman Minister Imarti Devi, the leaders of the ruling BJP led by the Chief Minister held two-hour 'silent' sit-in protests on Monday at different places in the state.

BJP misusing govt agencies to target Farooq: NC

SRINAGAR:The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference on Monday alleged that since the BJP had failed to politically fight party President Farooq Abdullah, it was now "misusing" government agencies to target him through a "witch-hunt".

Manoj Tiwari starts election campaign of BJP in Bihar

PATNA:With just 10 days remaining for first phase of Bihar elections, actor-turned-politician Manoj Tiwari started the election campaign for the Bharatiya Janata Party in the state on Sunday by launching a song "Suna Ho Bihar ke Bhaiya", the remake of his original song "Jiya Ho Bihar ke Lala" from the movie 'Gangs of Wasseypur'.

Congress alleges Gujarat MLAs left in lieu of money

NEW DELHI:Ahead of bypolls in Gujarat which is necessitated by the resignation of Congress MLAs in the state, the party has levelled allegation that these MLAs were bought by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

BJP a party of horrors, says Left leader in Bihar rally

PATNA:After the BJP that Communist Party of India (Marxist–Leninist) Liberation was involved in caste massacres during the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) regime in Bihar in the past, Left party General Secretary Dipankar Bhattacharya dubbed the BJP "a party of horrors".

Yogi to address 18 election rallies in Bihar

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is a much-in-demand star campaigner for the upcoming Bihar elections.
The Chief Minister will start campaigning from Tuesday and is scheduled to address 18 rallies in Bihar.

Sidhu marks presence in Punjab Assembly after long 'hibernation'

CHANDIGARH:A notable absence from the political scene in Punjab for quite some time, cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu was conspicuous by his presence on the opening day of the Assembly session here on Monday.

Punjab Vidhan Sabha special session begins, new bill to negate central act proposed

CHANDIGARH: The much hyped special session of Punjab Vidhan Sabha started today at 11 AM and adjourned for an hour after paying tributes to departed souls of farmers.

Fight for people's issues and to ease their suffering: Sonia

NEW DELHI: Congress' interim President Sonia Gandhi on Sunday asked the party's new state in-charges and General Secretaries to fight for the people's cause as the country's democracy is in "difficult times".

Punjab Assembly's special session to be extended by a day

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab government on Sunday decided to extend by a day a one-day special Assembly session called to legislate a state law to negate the 'anti-farmer' farm laws enacted by the central government, officials said .

Punjab govt authorises Capt Amarinder Singh to take any legislative decision to protect farmer's rights

CHANDIGARH: Amid total consensus among Punjab Congress MLAs on the need to reject the Farm Laws outright and not implement them in the state, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday called for a frontal attack against the legislations, even as he was authorized by his council of ministers to take any legislative/legal decision he may deem fit to protect the interests of the farmers.

Rahul Gandhi,Capt Amarinder vow to froce centre to revoke black farm laws

CHANDIGARH:Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday joined Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in pledging to force the Union Government to revoke the draconian Farm Laws, which they said will be debated in the special session of the Vidhan Sabha on Monday with the aim to aggressively and effectively combat the damaging impact of the legislations on farmers.

Joginder Mann challenges state BJP Chief for open debate

PHAGWARA:Former Punjab Minister and Chairman of Punjab Agro Industries Chairman Joginder Singh Mann today dared the state BJP Chief Ashwani Sharma for any debate on the divisive and regressive policies of the BJP that are pushing the country in general and state in particular on lowest ebb. 

BJP, Cong in 'alliance' to allow stubble burning, says AAP

NEW DELHI:Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Friday hit out at the Congress and BJP alike while welcoming the Supreme Court's decision to appoint its retired judge Justice Madan B. Lokur to monitor stubble burning in Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh amid rising pollution in the capitaal and its surrounding areas.

'Corporation unable to run hospitals, should handover to state or Centre'

NEW DELHI:26-year-old Vaibhav, a resident doctor at corporation-run Hindu Rao Hospital, had to lend money from his friend to pay his hostel fee. 28-year-old Samarth, another resident doctor at Kasturba Gandhi Hospital, had to move into a cheaper accommodation since the previous one had become unaffordable. There is a plethora of such plights of the resident doctors who were forced to demonstrate at Jantar Mantar on Friday evening after they were denied payment of their dues for the last four months.

Slain journalist Ranjan's wife to contest polls from Siwan Sadar

PATNA:Wife of slain journalist Rajdeo Ranjan, Asha Ranjan has filed her nomination on the ticket of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) from Siwan's Sadar constituency.

Nadda hits out at Rahul, Chidambaram, says 'Divide India' dirty tricks

NEW DELHI:With Bihar elections heating up, the war of words between the Congress and the BJP too has spiked. BJP President JP Nadda, on late Friday night, hit out at the top Congress leadership for their recent statements ranging from Pakistan's Covid handling to call for reinstatement of Article 370.

Picked up by Customs, Kerala CM's ex-aide feels discomfort, in ICU

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: In a day of developments in the gold smuggling case, Customs officials came to pick up M. Sivasankar, the former Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, for questioning on Friday evening, but as he got into their car, he complained of uneasiness and was admitted to a leading private hospital here.

Javadekar attacks Chirag Paswan, calls LJP a vote-cutter

NEW DELHI: The BJP has finally come out in the open to lash out at the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), its ally at the Centre, with the Bihar election heating up in which BJP ally JD (U) is pitted against the LJP in a direct contest.

Modi to hold 12 rallies in Bihar, Nitish to join him: Fadnavis

PATNA:Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 12 rallies during campaigning for the Bihar Assembly elections, with the first rally being held in Sasaram on October 23. Bharatiya Janata Party leader and former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced this at a press conference in Patna on Friday.

Post Hathras, Cong has tough task to prove itself electorally in UP

NEW DELHI; After a high-pitched battle in the Hathras case with the ruling dispensation,the Congress has to prove its mettle in the electoral battle. The state is witnessing a by-election that's likely to be a political litmus test for all stake holders: whether it is the ruling BJP, the opposition SP, BSP or the Congress.

Metro car shed row: Sena asks if BJP 'working' for builders

MUMBAI:Firing a fresh salvo, the Shiv Sena on Friday demanded to know whether the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party is "working for the people of the state, or for the builders lobby" amid a raging controversy over the Mumbai Metro car shed project.

Tharoor's 'scorpion' remark: Delhi HC grants stay, issues notice

NEW DELHI:The Delhi High Court on Friday stayed trial court proceedings in a defamation case filed by a BJP leader against Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor over the latter's 'scorpion' remark vis-a-vis Prime Minister Narendra Modi and issued notice.

Hyderabad's rain-hit areas remain inundated

HYDERABAD:Dozens of colonies in Hyderabad and nearby areas remained inundated for the fourth consecutive day on Friday even as authorities scrambled to pump out floodwaters from waterlogged areas and provide relief to rain-hit people.

BJP MLA defends Ballia firing accused

BALLIA(Uttar Pradesh):In an unexpected turn of events, BJP MLA from Ballia, Surendra Singh, has come out to defend Dhirendra Singh, an accused in the firing incident at a Panchayat meeting in which one person was killed.

Gujarat bypolls: Congress fields Khachar against BJP's Rana

GANDHINAGAR: While the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced former minister Kiritsinh Rana as its candidate from the Limdi Assembly constituency for the November 3 by-elections, the Congress on Thursday named Chetan Khachar as its candidate from the seat.

Cong MLA demands expulsion of 2 ex-corporators involved in B'luru riots

BENGALURU: Pulikeshinagar Congress MLA Akahnda Srinivasamurthy who lost his house in Bengaluru riots seems to possess different opinion over the Bengaluru police filing charge-sheet against Congress party leaders alleging their involvement.

Punjab CM orders resumption of OPD service & elective surgeries, Govt schools to also open from Monday

CHANDIGARH:With Covid cases showing a marked decline in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday ordered resumption of normal OPD service and elective surgeries, with extensive precautions in place, but warned against any complacency given the projections of a possible second wave of the pandemic.

Small/Marginal Punjab Farmaers get right to Govt land in occupation for 12 year at reasonable price

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Government has decided to allot land in occupation and cultivation of small and marginal farmers for more than 12 years to such farmers against a reasonable pre-determined price.

'Open for discussions', says Centre after farmer-govt meeting

NEW DELHI: After a meeting with representatives of 29 Farmer Unions from Punjab which were associated with agitations in the state during the last few days, the Centre asserted that it is always "open for discussions".

Bypolls: K'taka Cong candidate declares assets worth Rs 1.13 cr

BENGALURU: Congress candidate for Rajarajeshwari Nagar Assembly bypolls, H. Kusuma, the widow of IAS officer D.K. Ravi, filed her nominations on Wednesday and declared assets worth slightly more than Rs 1 crore and liabilities worth Rs 20.48 lakh.

AAP accuses Modi government of ruining of peasantry in the country

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) senior leader and Delhi’s Greater Kailash MLA and chief spokesman of the party Saurabh Bhardwaj and Jarnail Singh, MLA and in charge Punjab Affairs, on Wednesday said that the three black laws being imposed on the beleaguered farming fraternity in the country by the Narendra Modi-led NDA government at the Center, was nothing a brazen attempt to dismantle the MSP regimen, a well thought-out designed move of the government to decimate the peasantry.

Capt Amarinder slams BJP for spreading false propaganda over attack on Sharma

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for their provocative and inflammatory actions, aimed at disturbing the state’s law and order, in the wake of the attack on Ashwani Sharma’s motorcade, for which the police has already identified several farmer union members as being responsible.

Punjab Governor Badnore condemns the attack on state BJP Chief : seeks report from CS Punjab

CHANDIGARH:The Punjab Governor and Administrator UT Chandigarh, Sh. V.P. Singh Badnore has expressed serious concern over the recent attack on the state BJP President, Sh. Ashwani Sharma.