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#MeToo: Maneka Gandhi urges political parties to form ICC, post details of sexual harassment on website

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday urged all political parties to start internal complaints committee to register cases of sexual harassment. Maneka was responding in the backdrop of the MeToo movement stating that the women should be provided with a more conducive atmosphere. Maneka said that she wrote to presidents of six […]

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Congress running sponsored ‘Modi Hatao’ campaign in Pakistan: BJP

The BJP on Thursday accused Congress of defaming and ‘demeaning’ the Hindu community in India. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said that the Congress was running a ‘Modi Hatao’ campaign in Pakistan. The ruling party alleged that the Congress was deliberately targeting the Hindus for crying foul over glorification of “terrorists” in university campuses. “The way […]

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Political leaders express grief over ND Tiwari’s death

Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister ND Tiwari passed away on Thursday in Delhi. The veteran Congress leader was 93-year-old and died after a prolonged illness at the Max Hospital in Saket area. Various political figures reacted on his demise. Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter and gave his condolences to the only […]

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Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on Nov 25, question Modi over delay Ram temple’s construction

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday targetted Narendra Modi-led government over delay in construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya. Making a strong pitch for construction of a Ram temple, Thackeray said he would visit the Uttar Pradesh town on November 25 and “question” PM Narendra Modi over the issue. “I will go to Ayodhya […]

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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections: BSP releases first list of six candidates

Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday released its first list of six candidates for the first phase of Chhattisgarh assembly polls scheduled to be held on November 12. The BSP ally Janta Congress Chhattisgarh (J) of former chief minister Ajit Jogi has released another list of seven candidates. The JCC (J) has forged an […]

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BJP leaders back Mohan Bhagwat on Ram temple law, opposition says it is politically motivated

Several BJP leaders Thursday supported RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s push for a law to enable construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, saying the legislation is a constitutionally valid option. Opposition and Muslim leaders, however, linked Bhagwat’s call for legislation to allow a Ram temple where the Babri Masjid stood to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, […]

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PM Modi brings Dussehra gifts for Shirdi, hands over house keys to over 2 lakh PMAY beneficiaries

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday brought Dussehra gifts for many as he visited the holy town of Shirdi in Maharashtra. The Prime Minister handed over keys of houses to as many as 2,44,444 beneficiaries of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana. “A permanent house makes life easy and provides enthusiasm to fight against poverty. Keeping this […]

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Tech solutions will eliminate need for soldier to stand guard to protect borders: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday said technological solutions in border security, which were being implemented by India, would eliminate the need for a soldier to stand guard round-the-clock to protect the borders. He said a comprehensive integrated border management system was being implemented by the government to strengthen border security and a pilot project under […]

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#MeToo: Priya Ramani’s charges damaged MJ Akbar’s reputation, claims his lawyer; next hearing on October 31

A Delhi court on Thursday took cognisance of former Union minister M J Akbar’s criminal defamation complaint filed against journalist Priya Ramani, who was the first to accuse  him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal considered the submissions of senior advocate Geeta Luthra, representing Akbar, who referred to […]

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Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2018: Congress releases first list of 12 candidates

The All India Congress Committee (AICC) on Thursday released the list of candidates for assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. The list includes names of 12 candidates from various constituencies. The candidates who will be fighting the polls in Chhattisgarh are Anoop Naag, Manoj Singh Mandavi, Shishu Pal Sori, Santram Netam, Mohan Lal Markam, Chandan Kashyap, Lakheshwar […]

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Congress has no issue in Madhya Pradesh, its strategy based on lies: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of preparing a strategy based on lies in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and said the opposition party has three Chief Minister candidates and over a dozen others have the same aspiration. During an interaction with the BJP’s booth-level workers in five Lok Sabha constituencies — Hoshangabad in MP, Chatra […]

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Sirisena dials PM Modi, denies saying ‘R&AW plot to kill him’

Ahead of Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe’s two-day visit to India beginning Friday, a news report claiming that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena had said India’s Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) was trying to assassinate him has sparked a controversy. Both the Sri Lanka President’s office and the government have denied the report. On […]

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Congress says BJP trying to buy its MLAs, moves EC

The Chhattisgarh unit of Congress has accused the ruling BJP of attempting to buy its MLAs and has submitted a complaint to the Election Commission. The allegation is based on a seven-minute audio clip, purportedly of a conversation between Congress’s Lundra MLA Chintamani Maharaj and self-styled godman Ganesh Yadav. Yadav who is also known as […]

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Manvendra joins Congress, says it has been a fight for self-respect

Manvendra Singh, Rajasthan BJP MLA and son of BJP stalwart Jaswant Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress, a move which could give a symbolic boost to the grand old party weeks ahead of Assembly elections. Senior Congress leaders said Manvendra’s entry would help attract Rajput votes to the party as they believe his father’s name still […]

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Tejashwi Yadav is ‘Ram’, CM Nitish Kumar is ‘Ravana’ in RJD poster

A poster outside the office of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) shows Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as “Ravana” and leader of Opposition in Assembly Tejashwi Prasad Yadav as “Ram”. The poster was pasted by RJD spokesperson Anand Yadav ahead of Tejashwi’s fresh leg of his yatra to take on the NDA government in the state. The Nitish Kumar government has […]

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#MeToo: Court to hear MJ Akbar’s defamation case against Priya Ramani today

Former union minister MJ Akbar’s criminal defamation complaint filed against journalist Priya Ramani – the first woman journalist to speak out against him on sexual harassment charges – will come up for hearing in a Delhi court Thursday. Akbar, earlier this week, sued Ramani, stating that her alleged “defamatory articles” on him were a “figment […]

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Nepal to invite PM Modi to celebrate ‘Bibaha Panchami’

Nepal on Thursday said that it has decided to invite Prime Minister Narendra Modito the country on the occasion of ‘Bibaha Panchami’ — the wedding procession of Lord Rama from Ayodhya to Janakpur in Nepal — which falls on December 12. “We have decided to write to Indian PM Modi inviting him for a state visit to […]

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Uddhav Thackeray to attack BJP on fuel prices

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray is expected to attack the Bharatiya Janata Party on various issues including the pending promise of constructing a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, recent cases of sexual harassment of women and rising fuel prices during the Sena’s annual Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park in Mumbai on Thursday. Sources in the Sena said this year’s […]

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Posters depicting Tejashwi Yadav as ‘Rama’, Nitish Kumar as ‘Ravana’ surface in Patna

A controversy erupted here Wednesday over posters put up by an RJD leader wherein the Party’s heir apparent Tejashwi Yadav was likened to ‘Lord Rama’ and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was portrayed as the ten-headed demon king ‘Ravana’. Besides attracting criticism from the ruling JD(U), which Kumar heads, the posters were also disapproved by […]

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#MeToo: After exiting Modi cabinet, MJ Akbar to stand in court for his defamation case

Former minister MJ Akbar’s defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani who accused him of sexual misconduct around 20 years ago will be up for hearing in Delhi’s Patiala House court on Thursday. The 67-year-old journalist-turned-politician stepped down Wednesday after several women accused him of sexual harassment during his days as editor of several publications. President […]