Tuesday, May 18, 2021


Alleged threat of Vigilance cases against MLA Pargat Singh escalates infighting in Punjab Congress

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Congress MLA Pargat Singh today alleged that an aide of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has threatened him to get ready to face Vigilance cases. Pargat Sindhu has taken a strong stand against the alleged threat to him which is aimed to stop him from supporting Navjot Singh Sidhu, MLA from Amritsar East.

Plea in SC against FIRs for posters questioning PM for Covid vax exports

NEW DELHI: A plea has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking quashing of multiple FIRs registered by Delhi Police for putting up posters criticizing Prime Minister Narendra Modi for exporting Covid-19 vaccines.

Drink cow urine to be safe from corona, says BJP Bhopal MP

BHOPAL: Bharatiya Janata Party MP from Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal, Pragya Thakur has claimed that she was not infected with the coronavirus because she regularly drinks cow urine. She said she will continue to be safe as long as she consumes 'gomutra'. The Congress has taken a dig at the MP's statement.

Govt has failed but gratitude to heroes serving others: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has hailed the heroes who are continuously serving the people even though the government has failed.Rahul Gandhi on Monday tweeted, "While GOI has failed not just in managing Covid crisis but also in standing with the people, there are numerous individual stories of strength and altruism everyday. Immense gratitude to these heroes dedicated to serving others and showing the world what India truly stands for."

PPCC Chief trashes the talks on “vigilance probe” against party leaders

CHANDIGARH: PPCC chief Sunil Jakhar today trashed the rumours of vigilance probe against party leaders and asserted there was no truth in it at the grassroots level.

SC directs MP K. Raju's medical examination at Army Hospital

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday directed that Lok Sabha MP Kanumuri Raghurama Krishnam Raju, belonging to YSR Congress party, arrested by Andhra Pradesh police on sedition charges should be medically examined at Army Hospital, Secunderabad, in the presence of judicial officer.

Gehlot had malafide intentions so ventilators were not used: BJP

JAIPUR: BJP National General Secretary and in-charge of Rajasthan Arun Singh on Sunday accused Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot of having mala fide intentions 'due to which he intentionally did not use the ventilators allotted under the PM Care for Rajasthan'.

Directly transfer Rs 6K to poor in states under lockdown: Adhir to PM

NEW DELHI: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Sunday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transfer Rs 6,000 per month to the accounts of eligible poor.

Congress to campaign against fascist polices and expose Modi government's failures in tackling pandemic: Sunil Jakhar

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar said that the Modi government at the Center has completely failed in Covid management. Instead of making timely arrangements to battle the pandemic, the Central govt continued to send vaccines abroad. Now when people were telling the truth or serving humanity to give relief to affected people, they were being booked and arrested by registering FIRs.

Rahul, Priyanka mourn Cong leader Rajeev Satav's death

NEW DELHI: Congress leaders have expressed grief on the demise of Rajeev Satav, Congress In-charge of Gujarat, who lost his life due to Covid on Sunday.Rahul Gandhi tweeted, "I'm very sad at the loss of my friend Rajeev Satav. He was a leader with huge potential who embodied the ideals of the Congress. It's a big loss for us all. My condolences and love to his family."

Rajeev Satav was upcoming leader with much potential: PM

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday expressed condolence over the sudden demise of Rajeev Satav, Congress in-charge of Gujarat who lost his life due to Covid on Sunday, saying he was an "upcoming leader with much potential".

Dhankhar-TMC confrontation peaks in Bengal

KOLKATA: West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has warned the state's newly-elected Trinamool Congress government to "not force me to use my constitutional powers", sparking a fresh artillery exchange with the ruling party.

Arrest me too, Rahul tweets poster criticising Modi

NEW DELHI: Amid reports of people being arrested for putting posters against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has dared the government to arrest him.

Congress MP Rajeev Satav loses battle to Covid

PUNE: Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member from Maharashtra, Rajiv Satav, passed away in a hospital here after a 23-day long battle with Covid-19, party officials said here on Sunday.

Having run away from its responsibilities, BJP govt harassing those doing public service

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President Sunil Jakhar has said that the BJP govt which had completely failed to protect people from the wrath of Corona, in this difficult time, was stooping so low in harassing the people who were sincerely engaged in public service. He accused the BJP Govt of trying hard to save the fake image of PM Modi rather than working to save lives of its citizens.

Maha Corona crises: Fadnavis complains to Sonia Gandhi

MUMBAI: Marking an unprecedented step, Maharashtra Bharatiya Janata Party's Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis here on Saturday shot off a detailed letter to Congress President Sonia Gandhi highlighting the acts of commission and omission by the state government in dealing with the Covid-19 crisis.

Shameless bid to incite communal disharmony in Punjab, says Capt Amarinder on Yogi Adityanath's Malerkotla tweet

CHANDIGARH: Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed Yogi Adityanath over his inflammatory tweet on the declaration of Malerkotla as the 23rd district of Punjab, terming it an attempt to incite communal hatred in the peaceful state as part of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s divisive policies.

Govt suppressing actual numbers of Covid-related deaths, alleges Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Saturday slammed the central government over the issuance of 1.23 lakh death certificates between March 1 to May 10 this year in Gujarat and said that government, in conjunction with some state governments, is suppressing the actual numbers of new infections and Covid-related deaths.

Rahul takes potshot at Modi over dead bodies in Ganga

NEW DELHI: After several decomposed bodies were found floating in the river Ganga in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday indirectly took a potshot at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the one who said that Mother Ganga has called him, has made it cry.

Rahul urges Cong workers to help people as Cyclone Tauktae approaches

NEW DELHI: Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday appealed to his party workers to provide all possible assistance to those in need in view of cyclone Tauktae alert issued in Kerala, Maharashtra, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka.

Mamata's agenda for first 100 days

KOLKATA: After securing a thumping majority in the recently concluded elections Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had made it clear that vaccination and controlling the spread of Coronavirus will be her government's priority and she has already initiated some formidable steps to restrict the unchecked spread of the pandemic.

Six-time Congress MP R.L.Bhatia dies at 100

CHANDIGARH: Six-time Congress MP and two-time Governor R.L. Bhatia passed away in Amritsar on Saturday, his family members said.

Congress urges Palestinians, Israel to cease hostilities immediately

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday raised concern over the spiralling violence in the Palestinian territories and Israel and urged an immediate cessation of hostilities.

Rescuer always greater than one who kills: Rahul on Police at IYC office 

NEW DELHI: Hours after Delhi Police Crime Branch officers visited the office of the Indian Youth Congress, former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed the government saying the rescuer is always greater than the one who kills.

Delhi Police at IYC office asks about procuring of Covid meds, O2 cylinders

NEW DELHI: Few officers of Delhi Police on Friday arrived at the office of Indian Youth Congress (IYC) to enquire how it has been managing to provide medicines, oxygen cylinders and several other things required by Covid patients.

1st active-duty service member charged over US Capitol riots

WASHINGTON: A US Marine Corps officer was arrested and charged with assaulting policemen during the January 6 Capitol riots, making him the first active-duty service member charged for his role in the violence, according to the Justice Department.

Oli reappointed as Nepal PM

KATHMANDU: After opposition parties failed to form a coalition government, Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has reappointed KP Sharma Oli as the 42nd Prime Minister on the basis of leading the largest party in Parliament.

More bodies found floating in Varanasi, Chandauli

VARANASI: Seven more bodies, including a partially burnt one, have been recovered from the Ganga river in Varanasi and adjoining Chandauli district.

Oppn writes to PM: Stop Central Vista project, use money for vaccines

NW DELHI: Twelve major opposition parties including four chief ministers have written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding that the government should stop the Central Vista project and instead use the money to procure oxygen and vaccines.

2 Bengal BJP MLAs resign as MLAs after party directive

KOLKATA: The BJP's MLA count in West Bengal came down to 75 from 77 on Wednesday after two of its MPs, who won the Assembly polls and became MLAs, decided to continue as parliamentarians and resigned from the legislative Assembly.

More Punjab ministers join chorus for disciplinary action against Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: Protesting strongly against the party MLA’s unwarranted belligerence against Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, more Punjab cabinet ministers on Wednesday joined the chorus of Punjab Congress leaders seeking strong disciplinary action by the party high command against Navjot Sidhu.

'Vikas' is back with petrol touching Rs 100/ltr: Congress

NEW DELHI: As petrol crossed Rs 100 a litre mark in many parts of the country, the Congress has taken a jibe at the government saying, Vikas is back after elections.

Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa condoles demise of former Minister Inderjit Singh Zira

CHANDIGARH: The Cooperation and Jails Minister S. Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has expressed profound grief over the demise of former Minister and Senior Congress leader S. Inderjit Singh Zira.

Punjab CM mourns SAD demise of former minister Inderjit Singh Zira

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday condoled the sad demise of Senior Congress Leader and former Cabinet Minister Inderjit Singh Zira (63), who passed away at a private hospital in Mohali this morning after a prolonged illness due to Cancer. He is survived by his wife and two sons.

After Nadda's letter, UPCC chief mounts attack on Yogi govt

LUCKNOW: A day after BJP president J.P. Nadda wrote to Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi, objecting to 'unwarranted' statements being made by Congress leaders, Uttar Pradesh Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu mounted a vicious attack on the Yogi Adityanath government in the state.

SC and OBC Congress MLAs, Ministers of Punjab, hold meeting on unfulfilled promises, to meet CM: Verka

CHANDIGARH: The Congress MLAs belonging to Scheduled caste and Other Backward Classes have raised banner of revolt against their own government in Punjab on the issue of not fulfilling the promises made in the election manifesto.

Nadda's letter to Sonia Gandhi sign of arrogance: Congress

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday accused the BJP of being "arrogant", soon after BJP President J.P. Nadda shot off a letter to interim party chief Sonia Gandhi, and said that raising issues and making suggestions to the government on the pandemic is the duty of the opposition parties.

Nadda slams RaGa's conduct, attacks top Cong leaders for 'duplicity, pettiness' amid Covid

NEW DELHI: BJP President Jagat Prakash Nadda in a letter to Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi lashed out at her party and said that in the fight against the pandemic the conduct of topmost Congress leaders, including their former President Rahul Gandhi will be remembered for its "duplicity and pettiness".

Chidambaram slams BJP for justifying Central Vista project

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Tuesday countered the BJP raising the issue of Central Vista project. In a series of tweets, he said: "BJP spokesperson charges Delhi government with spending crores of rupees on advertisements without using the money for improving health infrastructure. Criticism justified."

Adhir writes to Prez, seeks Parliament session to discuss Covid

NEW DELHI: Describing the Covid situation in the country as grave, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury has written to President Ram Nath Kovind for convening an urgent session of Parliament to discuss it.