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PM Modi takes potshots at absentee KCR for 'avoiding some areas due to superstition'

PM Modi attended the graduation ceremony of the Class of 2022 at the IBS, Hyderabad. Though the protocol requires the CM to receive the PM and accompany him on his official programmes, KCR flew down to Karnataka to meet JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy. Though Modi did not name the chief minister, he made some remarks, ostensibly aimed at him.

26 May 2022 11:24 pm
No realignment with Nitish Kumar: Tejashwi Yadav

The former Deputy CM also refused to comment on allegations by some leaders of his own party that the raids were BJP-sponsored and aimed at dissuading Nitish Kumar from getting oo close to the opposition party.

26 May 2022 10:45 pm
Congress loosing its relevance, necessity in Indian politics: BJP

Without naming Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, BJP spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi took a dig at him saying the middle-aged perpetual youth leader always gets enlightened whenever he goes abroad.

26 May 2022 10:36 pm
Modi takes apparent swipe at KCR with 'parivaarvadi' jibe, TRS supremo slams 'bhaashanbazi'

While Modi lashed out at family politics saying 'parivaarvadi' is democracy's greatest enemy, Rao, who flew to Bengaluru to meet former PM HD Deve Gowda, said despite 'bhaashanbaazi' (rhetoric), industries were closing down, the nation's GDP was crashing and the rupee was falling drastically compared to the US dollar and said all sections of the society were suffering.

26 May 2022 9:39 pm
No 'political ties' between Cong, JD(S) for RS or 2023 assembly poll: Siddaramaiah

His statement gains significance, as none of the parties have an adequate number of votes to win the fourth Rajya Sabha seat from the state assembly. The Leader of Opposition in the Karnataka Assembly also made it clear that he would not go to national politics, and would remain active in the state.

26 May 2022 8:20 pm
Modi in Chennai: Tamil language is 'eternal', says PM

In his address after inaugurating new completed projects and laying foundation stone for fresh schemes in various sectors including housing, Modi quoted a popular verse of nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi and said in every field someone from Tamil Nadu was excelling.

26 May 2022 8:07 pm
RJD's Misa Bharti, Fayaz Ahmad to be party's candidate for Rajya Sabha

Both will file their nominations on Friday at 11:30. Before this, both of them took the nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections from the assembly on Thursday and also deposited the security deposit.

26 May 2022 5:25 pm
Former Union minister Harsh Vardhan walks out of Delhi LG's swearing-in ceremony

Saxena who addressed the media persons after taking oath as the 22nd Lt Governor of Delhi, did not comment when asked about Vardhan leaving the swearing-in ceremony.

26 May 2022 4:26 pm
OBC quota row: Maharashtra BJP chief Chandrakant Patil tells Supriya Sule to go home and cook; draws NCP's ire

After the Supreme Court recently allowed reservation for the OBCs in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, Sule, whose party shares power with the Shiv Sena and Congress in Maharashtra, had said she had contacted MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan during his Delhi visit, but he did not divulge what he did to get nod for the reservation.

26 May 2022 12:07 pm
ED raids: Maha minister Parab should prepare to go behind bars, says BJP leader Somaiya

Locations in Dapoli, Mumbai and Pune were being searched after the federal agency filed a fresh case under the criminal sections of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).

26 May 2022 10:22 am
Bihar CM to chair all-party meeting on caste census on June 1: Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary

An all-party delegation, headed by the chief minister, had also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last year to press the demand. However, the Union government finally expressed its inability to undertake the headcount of social groups other than the Dalits and the tribals.

25 May 2022 10:22 pm
West Bengal minister Partha Chatterjee appears before CBI

Chatterjee, who is presently the minister for industries and commerce, was the education minister when the alleged malpractices took place.

25 May 2022 3:03 pm
In UK, Rahul snipes at Modi government

Asked how the Congress plans to fight he forces of Hindu nationalism, Gandhi said he did not agree with the term 'Hindu nationalism' itself, according to reports from the UK. There is nothing Hindu about it and actually there's nothing nationalist about it.

25 May 2022 12:38 am
AITC begins work for 2023 Panchayat polls

Mamata Banerjee has started establishing direct contact with booth-level workers in view of the panchayat elections scheduled to be held next year, party's national spokesperson Sukhendu Sekhar Roy told ET.

25 May 2022 12:31 am
JP Nadda to meet ministers on celebration of 8 years

Apart from the central committee, a team of 129 leaders has been appointed in state committees to oversee 75 hours of celebrations, starting on May 30. The celebration will begin with Nadda launching a book on governance called 'Report to Nation' in New Delhi on Monday. The book launch will also take place across states and party leaders would address news conferences at every district headquarters.

25 May 2022 12:27 am
Jharkhand High Court to hear maintainability of PIL seeking probe against CM Hemant Soren on June 1

A division of bench of Chief Justice Ravi Ranjan and Justice Sujit Narayan Prasad while hearing the PIL filed by a person Shiv Shankar Sharma were apprised of the Supreme Court order that the petition should first be heard on the point of maintainability.

24 May 2022 11:01 pm
Reaching out: Azad, Anand Sharma find place in Cong political affairs group

The Congress has constituted three committees as was decided during its 'Chintan Shivir' in Udaipur -- political affairs group, Task Force 2024 and committee for 'Bharat Jodo Yatra'.

24 May 2022 6:00 pm
BJP denies ticket to Yediyurappa's son in Karnataka MLC polls

The state BJP core committee had recommended state BJP vice president B Y Vijayendra's name to the central leadership, as one of the probable candidates.

24 May 2022 4:26 pm
BJP high command ignores Karnataka unit's recommendation to field Yediyurappa's son in MLC polls

The BJP had announced the candidature of former Deputy Chief Minister and party vice president Laxman Savadi, party's state secretaries Hemalatha Nayak and and S Keshavaprasad, and President of SC Morcha Chalavadi Narayaswamy.

24 May 2022 2:00 pm
Situation in BJP rule worse than that under Hitler: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee

Condemning the Centre's attempts to interfere, she said that the situation under the BJP-led government was more adverse than what it was under dictators such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin or Benito Mussolini. She also said that central agencies should be given autonomy if democracy was to be protected.

23 May 2022 11:56 pm
Security of former Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb reduced after uproar

A senior police officer said that altogether four cars (carrying 20 security personnel) including first pilot car, tail car and spare car and its security forces were dropped from the convoy of Deb. Deb resigned on May 14 from the chief ministers post however he continued to enjoy the Z category security cover. Deb became the Chief Minister on March 9, 2018.

23 May 2022 11:30 pm
Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu taken to Patiala hospital from jail for medical tests

Sidhu was taken to Rajindra Hospital in Patiala following his request for a special diet in the jail owing to his health conditions, his counsel HPS Verma said.Verma said a board of doctors carried out a detailed medical examination of Sidhu at the hospital.

23 May 2022 10:59 pm
MCD unified, now pay employees' pending salaries: AAP to Centre

The AAP leader said the people of Delhi were eagerly waiting for the municipal elections, hoping the new civic body will solve their problems. Instead of holding elections, the BJP-led Central government brought a law for unification of the three civic bodies in the national capital to remain at helm, he charged.

23 May 2022 10:49 pm
Gujarat BJP to launch mega mass contact programme ahead of Assembly polls

During these three days, our workers will contact voters at these booths and share achievements as well as pro-people works of both the state BJP government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government at the Centre, Gujarat BJP General Secretary Pradeepsinh Vaghela told reporters after the meeting.

23 May 2022 10:16 pm
Bengal facing Rs 1,141 crore revenue loss due to fuel price cut: Mamata Banerjee

The CM said that the Narendra Modi-led central government has earned Rs 18,23,324 crore from excise duty on petroleum products from 2014-15 till December 21, 2021, by looting the common man. Giving a year-to-year figure for price hike of petrol and diesel, Banerjee claimed that soon after the Modi government assumed office, oil prices were reduced globally but they were increased in India.

23 May 2022 9:51 pm
PM headed Inter-State Council reconstituted; Amit Shah chairman of standing committee

While the prime minister is the chairman, chief ministers of all states and Union Territories having a legislative assembly and the administrators of UTs not having a legislative assembly have been made members.

23 May 2022 5:17 pm
Polls to Haryana municipal bodies on June 19

Singh said the nomination process will commence from May 30 and the last date for filling of nominations will be June 4.

23 May 2022 4:02 pm
Chhattisgarh to suffer Rs 500 cr loss due to Centre's excise duty cut on petrol & diesel: CM Bhupesh Baghel

Asked whether the Chhattisgarh government will reduce the Value Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, Baghel said, I could not understand the (Sunday's) statement of Nirmala Sitharaman ji that reduction on excise duty will not impact state's share in it. If the central excise is cut, then 41 per cent of its share which goes to the state would be automatically reduced, he said.

23 May 2022 3:31 pm
Arunachal jewel in India's crown; people greet with 'Jai Hind' instead of 'Namaste': Amit Shah

Whenever we come to Arunachal Pradesh, we return with energy and patriotism. There is probably no other place in the country other than Arunachal Pradesh where people greet each other with 'Jai Hind' instead of the usual 'Namaste', Shah said.

22 May 2022 4:26 pm
Congress slams govt over inflation, says stop resorting to 'optical delusion'

Govt must stop fooling citizens. People deserve genuine relief from record inflation, he said on Twitter.

22 May 2022 4:13 pm
Tax cut on fuel by Centre only 'partial', don't expect states to slash rates, says Tamil Nadu FM

Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Palanivel Thiaga Rajan said the central government had never consulted states when it increased the taxes and that his state was already incurring loss of over Rs 1,000 crore due to the earlier tax cut announced by the union government in November 2021.

22 May 2022 11:42 am
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren asked to appear before EC

On May 2, the EC had served a notice to Hemant Soren under disqualification clauses in the Representation of People's Act, 1951.

21 May 2022 12:57 am
BJP Ministers to Meet Welfare Schemes' Beneficiaries

The party will organise various laabhartis' (beneficiaries) sammelans where those who have gained from a particular welfare scheme will be identified and invited to attend.

21 May 2022 12:55 am