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Sufferings of Migrants Amid Dispute Between Centre, Maharashtra Most Unfortunate: Mayawati

Mayawati urged the Centre and Maharashtra government to stop blame-game and pay attention to the crisis of migrant workers.

27 May 2020 12:23 pm
Govt Has No Choice, Must Listen to Wise Counsel, Says Chidambaram

The Congress has been demanding cash transfer directly to the people's account to the tune of Rs 65,000 crore.

27 May 2020 10:19 am
Rahul Gandhi Hits Back on Maha Comments, Says Paid Media Distorts Truth to Serve Their Masters

Earlier in the day, when he was asked about the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, where the Congress is a ruling partner, Gandhi had said that there is a difference between running a government and supporting a government.

27 May 2020 8:46 am
NCP Ministers Accuse Piyush Goyal of 'Dirty Politics' over Sending Shramik Special Trains to Maharashtra

The national transporter earlier in the day Tuesday had accused the state of not providing information about passengers as a result of which many Shramik Special trains could not be operationalised.

27 May 2020 12:53 am
Shiv Sena Says Maha Govt 'Strong' as CM Uddhav Thackeray Meets Pawar Amid Rumours Over Stability

The two leaders met for about one-and-a-half hours late Monday evening, Raut said while dismissing speculations about the Thackeray-led government's stability.

26 May 2020 10:39 am
Tamil Nadu BJP Condoles Death of Last Crowned Prince in Independent India

Condoling the death of Theerthapathi, Tamil Nadu BJP President L. Murugan said the former was the last crowned prince of independent India.

26 May 2020 12:53 am
Virtual Rallies, PM Modi's Letter, 1K Conferences: BJP's Grand Plans for 1 Year of Modi 2.0

The first year of the second term is particularly significant for the party, as it has honoured three top promises made in its manifesto -- abrogation of Article 370, the Triple Talaq Act and delivering the Ram Janmabhoomi promise.

26 May 2020 12:53 am
'Miffed' Over Treatment of Migrants, Adityanath Says States Seeking to Employ UP Workers Will Need Nod

The chief minister said all migrant workers who have returned to the state were being registered and their skills were being mapped by the administration.

25 May 2020 10:06 am
Maharashtra Gives Nod to Kerala's 'Offer' of 50 Docs, 100 Nurses to Fight Covid-19 as Cases Cross 50k

However, the BMC later called the letter a formality and said the Kerala government itself offered to send medical staff, and wanted an official letter for the same. It added that the state has enough medical staff, but since it was offered help, it has taken it.

25 May 2020 9:18 am
No Need for State Economic Package: Maha CM Uddhav Thackeray's Snub to BJP

During an online briefing, Thackeray stressed the need to create additional healthcare facilities and offer treatment to people along with distribution of food grains.

25 May 2020 12:53 am
KMC, Bengal Govt Shouldn't be Blamed for Power Supply Disruption after Cyclone Amphan: Kolkata Mayor

KMC chairman Firhad Hakim has been under fire from the Opposition for disruptions in power and water supply in several parts of Kolkata, Howrah and several neighbouring areas four days after Amphan hit Bengal.

25 May 2020 12:53 am
It's Maharashtra CM vs Railway Minister over Shramik Special Trains

In an address to the state on Sunday, Thackeray said that while he had demanded 80 migrant special trains per day for the state to ferry migrants home, it was getting only 40.

25 May 2020 12:53 am
Maharashtra Slams Reopening Airports in Red Zones But Officials Say Fully Equipped to Restart Ops

The minister's comments follow Union Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri's announcement that all domestic flights are set to resume in India from May 25 as part of its gradual reboot of air travel services amid the pandemic.

24 May 2020 11:41 am
BJP Under Shade of Gwalior Fort, Cong Without Scindia & BSP's Plunge: Why MP Bypolls Will be an Exciting Contest

For Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the fate lies solely on the outcome of the bypolls. Jyotiraditya Scindia has more on stake as he needs to prove his political mettle at his home turf

24 May 2020 11:40 am
From Raebareli MLA to Rebel MLA: How Aditi Singhs Ties With Gandhis Soured Over Time

After the loss of Amethi in 2019 elections, Aditi Singhs rebellion in signals the Gandhis losing grip over its bastions.

24 May 2020 11:18 am
DMK MP RS Bharathi Arrested for Derogatory Remarks Against Judges from Dalit Community

Bharathi termed the move 'vendetta politics', saying the arrest comes a day after he lodged a complaint against Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on charges of corruption.

23 May 2020 9:20 am
Anti-Govt Protest amid Pandemic Will Boomerang on BJP: Shiv Sena in Party Mouthpiece 'Saamna'

Instead of protesting in Maharashtra, Patil and former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should instead stage their agitation in Kerala, the Marathi daily stated.

22 May 2020 12:51 pm
Odisha CM Patnaik Speaks to Counterpart Mamata Banerjee, Assures Aupport In Wake of Cyclone Amphan

During a telephonic conversation, Patnaik enquired about the intensity of the damage caused due to the extremely severe cyclonic storm and conveyed Odisha's absolute solidarity with the people of West Bengal at this hour of crisis, a statement released by the Odisha Chief Minister's Office said.

22 May 2020 12:20 pm
Mamata Meets Modi on Cyclone Amphan Damage, Serves Up Reminder on Federal Structure

This is prime ministers first official trip outside Delhi since the lockdown necessitated by the coronavirus pandemic was announced.

22 May 2020 12:05 pm
'Double Standards': UP Accuses Rajasthan Govt of Sending Rs 36 Lakh Bill for Buses for Kota Students

In April, buses from Uttar Pradesh pick up about 9,000 stranded students from Kota and dropped them to their native districts.

22 May 2020 9:19 am
Oppn Leaders to Discuss Today Migrant Workers' Plight at Meet Convened by Sonia, AAP to Sit It Out

Around 17 opposition parties, including Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee and CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, have confirmed their participation.

22 May 2020 12:53 am
Maha Activist Alleges BJP MLC Defied Social Distancing Norms, Demands Leader be Home Quarantined for 14 Days

BJP MLC Gopichand Padalkar, who hails from Padalkarwadi in Atpadi tehsil of Sangli, and eight others were last week elected unopposed as members of the state Legislative Council.

21 May 2020 12:39 pm
Isolate Countries That Support Terrorism, Says Venkaiah Naidu

In his message on Anti-Terrorism Day, Naidu paid tributes to the men and the women who sacrificed their lives to "safeguard the motherland from the evil of terrorism".

21 May 2020 9:38 am