Thursday, July 29, 2021


Delhi, Goa CMs cross swords on Twitter

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal crossed swords on Twitter, a day after Power Ministers of the two states engaged in a public spat in pollbound Goa, over the benefits of power tariff models implemented by their respective governments.

Jaya university issue: AIADMK to hold agitation against govt

CHENNAI:The AIADMK has decided to launch a state-level agitation against the DMK government after accusing it of delaying tactics in not going ahead with the university named after former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa.

Accused of sacrilege will not be spared-Akal Takht Jathedar Giani Harpreet Singh

AMRITSAR: Giani Harpreet Singh said that those who insulted Guru Granth Sahib will not be spared at any cost. He said that no politics should be played on this issue but mobilized to get the accused severely punished.

I'll not suggest any names for CM post: Yediyurappa

BENGALURU: B.S. Yediyurappa announced that he will not be suggesting any names for the coveted post minutes after he stepped down as the Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday. However, sources said that Yediyurappa will spare no effort to install a candidate from his camp to the position.

No pressure from Delhi: BSY 'voluntarily resigns'

BENGALURU: Outgoing BJP Chief Minister in Karnataka, B.S.Yediyurappa, categorically stated that there was no pressure from party high command to tender his resignation as he submitted his letter to Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Monday.

PM Modi hails Chandigarh 'Chhole Bhature' vendor Sanjay Rana for free food to Vax takers

CHANDIGARH: Prime Minister Narendrea Modi has mentioned the noble work of Sanjay Rana of Ram Darbar of Chandigarh in his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ speech on Sunday brings Mr Rana to prominence. He runs business of Chole-Bhatura in Sector 29, who initiated the idea of providing ‘chole-bhatura free of cost to those who got dozes of COVID-19.

Trinamool nominates ex-Prasar Bharati CEO Jawhar Sircar to RS

KOLKATA:In a surprise development Trinamool Congress nominated retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and former Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Prasar Bharati, Jawhar Sircar to the Rajya Sabha.

Everyone seeks a pie of Phoolan's legacy

LUCKNOW: Twenty years after she died, former bandit queen and then MP, Phoolan Devi, is all set to make a ‘comeback in the next Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

AIADMK to protest on July 28 against DMK for not fulfilling poll promises

CHENNAI:The opposition All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) will hold protests on July 28 against the ruling Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) government for not fulfilling most of its poll promises such as cancellation of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) exam, reduction in petrol, diesel and cooking gas prices, among others

CM & Sidhu bury hatchet, reminiscence old times, hint at bigger battles

CHANDIGARH: Extending support to the protesting farmers who have been staging protests at Delhi borders for over 250 days against the three contentious farm laws enacted by the central government, Punjab Congress President Navjot Singh Sidhu on Friday said the real issue was theirs.

Mamata calls for national front to defeat BJP at Centre

KOLKATA: Sounding the bugle for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her virtual Martyrs Day speech on Wednesday not only went for an all-out attack against the saffron party, but also indicated that the Trinamool is ready to play an important role in national politics as she urged all the political parties to forget their narrow self-interests and unite on a single platform.

PM apprises floor leaders of both houses on govt response to Covid

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday interacted with floor leaders of all parties of both houses of Parliament to brief them on the trajectory of Covid-19 and the public health response to the pandemic.

SC slams Goa, mining firm' delay, rejects review plea in mining case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a bunch of review petitions filed by the Goa government and a top mining company, seeking review of a 2018 judgement which had scrapped renewals of 88 mining leases in the state on the basis of procedural irregularities.

SGPC decided to resume a series of Gurmat events dedicated 400th birth anniversary of Guru Teg Bahadur

AMRITSAR:The Steering Committee of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee has decided to resume a series of Gurmat events dedicated to the 400th birth anniversary of Guru Tegh Bahadur Sahib. Under this, events would be organized at various places in Punjab and other states of the country and there would also be major events on a large scale. Speaking to reporters after the meeting of the Interim Committee, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee President Bibi Jagir Kaur said that the ceremonies of 400-year-old Prakash Purab were briefly held due to Corona and if the situation remained favorable, the ceremonies would be resumed soon.

Yogi slams opposition for doing 'negative politics'

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday slammed the opposition for questioning the government on the alleged Pegasus phone hack controversy and for disrupting the Parliament.

Bengal political parties tear into BJP on Pegasus row

KOLKATA: When the West Bengal BJP leadership decided to keep mum over the Pegasus spyware controversy, terming it a national issue, the political parties in the state tore apart the saffron brigade on their alleged involvement in phone-tapping of prominent personalities in the country using Israeli spyware.

SC slams Goa govt, mining Co; rejects review plea in mining case

PANAJI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a bunch of review petitions filed by the Goa government and a top mining company, seeking review of a 2018 judgement which had scrapped renewals of 88 mining leases in the state on the basis of procedural irregularities.

Muslims can vote for anyone they want: AIMPLB

LUCKNOW: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), in a departure from tradition, has issued a statement saying that Muslims were free to vote for any individual or party in the elections.

Oppn spreading lies about Covid and shortage of vaccine: PM

NEW DELHI: Hitting out at the opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said political rivals are spreading lies about Covid-19 and shortage of vaccine. The Prime Minister Modi asked BJP MPs to counter lies spread by the opposition parties.

It is Nishad versus Nishad in UP politics

LUCKNOW:In the Nishad versus Nishad politics that is gaining ground in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP has started promoting its Rajya Sabha MP Jai Prakash Nishad.
Nishad has been appointed state convener of fishermen cell in the UP unit.

Seven Congress and three rebel AAP MLAs including Khaira support Capt Amarinder Singh

CHANDIGARH: Ten MLAs including seven Congress and three rebels from AAP who joined Congress recently today came to the support of Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and called upon the party high command not to let down Captain who is still a tallest leader of Congress in Punjab.

Yogi to remain boss in UP as party gears up for assembly polls

NEW DELHI: Words of appreciation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief J.P. Nadda have not only silenced the critics of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, but it also shows that he will be the choice of party leadership to lead in the next year's assembly polls.

Mayawati slams Punjab CM for farmer comments

NEW DELHI: BSP President Mayawati slammed Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday for his letter to the Prime Minister on the farmers' issue.

Punjab Chief Minister's selfish politics regarding farmers' movement unfair: Kumari Mayawati

LUCKNOW: Bahujan Samaj Party's National President Kumari Mayawati ji has been keeping a close watch on every small development in Punjab politics.

Bhagwant Mann writes open letter to all MPs, appeals to unite on issue of farmers

CHANDIGARH: Supporting the public whip issued by the farmers protesting against the black farm laws to the MPs, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab state president and MP from Sangrur, Bhagwant Mann on Friday wrote an open letter to the MPs of all the political parties, urging them to unite on the issue of the farmers and attack the Narendra Modi-led central government to take a firm decision regarding repeal of three black farm laws.

After Modi, BJP President lauds Yogi's governance

LUCKNOW: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi publicly appreciated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President J P Nadda on Friday lauded Yogi's style of governance and said he had turned Uttar Pradesh into a 'leading state'.

Webinar on importance of Defence and Strategic Studies by HPU, Shimla

SHIMLA: For the awareness of subject Department of Defence
and Strategic Studies, the Himachal Pradesh University (HPU) conducted
regional seminar for the final students in PG enrollment under the
guidance of Chairman Prof. Harish K. Thakur.

Uninterrupted and 300-units-free power: Kejriwal's poll promise to Goa

PANAJI: Launching a string of poll promises ahead of the 2022 state assembly elections Delhi Chief Minister and AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced free non commercial electricity to the tune of 300 units, 24-hour power supply and free electricity for farmers if the party comes to power in Goa.

China arrests elite Uyghur business owners

NEW DELHI: In the summer of 2018, Sadir Eli, a Uyghur businessman, was in high spirits. His real-estate firm was pulling in strong profits, and he told his daughter he would buy a house for her in Massachusetts, Wall Street Journal reported.

Political barbs fly amid threat of water crisis in Delhi

NEW DELHI: Amid peak of summer when water demand in the national capital has risen up to around 1,200 MGD per day, the ruling AAP and the opposition BJP have launched political barbs at each other.

Virbhadra Singh cremated with full state honours at a Rampur crematorium

RAMPUR BUSHAHAR: Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh was cremated with full state honours at a Rampur crematorium in Shimla district of Himachal Pardesh on Saturday afternoon. His son Vikramaditya Singh performed the last rites.

Sushil Modi's close proximity to Nitish leaves him out of Union Cabinet

PATNA:Bihar's former Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, who was the face of the BJP in Bihar politics for a long time, was once again sidelined by the party as he was denied a berth in the recent Union Cabinet in the reshuffle by the Modi government.

Obituary-He lived like a king of the masses and he died like a king of the masses

He lived like a king of the masses and he died like a king of the masses. I am saying about Mr. Virbhadra Singh, popularly known and called Raja Virbhadra Singh who passed away yesterday in the wee hours. He remained Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh in six term and member of the Union Council of Ministers for three time and had devoted 60 years for the service of the people in spite of having born in the princely family.

Raja Virbhadra Singh a towering legend of Himachal politics

By Asha Kuamri
Raja Virbhadra Singh a towering legend of Himachal politics passed away Thursday morning at 3.40am. The very name of Raja Sahib brought a smile on the faces of lakhs of people. He was admired, adored and people were awestruck in his presence.

India, Russia to work together for Afghanistan's peace

NEW DELHI: India and Russia said on Friday that it is important for the two countries to work together for Afghanistan's peace, and stability and security in the region.

President Kovind, Rahul condole death of Virbhadra Singh

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind, former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday condoled the passing away of former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh.

Lost gentleman loved by masses: Punjab CM on Virbhadra

CHANDIGARH: Saddened over the demise of six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday said the country lost an able administrator and a gentleman, who was loved by the people and a mentor for many.

6-time Himachal CM Virbhadra passes away

SHIMLA: Congress veteran and six-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh passed away on early Thursday at the Indira Gandhi Medical College and Hospital (IGMCH) here after a three-month long battle with post-Covid complications, doctors said. He was 87.

AIADMK expels 9 party functionaries over support to Sasikala

CHENNAI:The AIADMK leadership has expelled nine middle-level functionaries of the party for having openly issued support to former interim general secretary of the party, V.K. Sasikala.

Pranab Mukherjee's son Abhijit Mukherjee joins Trinamool

KOLKATA: In a major blow to the Congress party, former President of India Pranab Mukjerjee' son Abijit Mukherjee joined Trinamool Congress on Monday afternoon. The two-time MP from Jangipur in Murshidabad and one-time MLA from Nanhati in Birbhum, Mukherjee said that he would work as the party wants


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