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Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh threatens TMC cadres, says “…will break your hands, legs & ribs”

West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh has threatened the TMC cadres with getting their legs and ribs broken if they do not mend their ways in the next six months. Ghosh, while addressing a rally in East Midnapore’s Haldia, went on to say that TMC cadres will reach the crematorium if they continue with their...

Demonetisation: PM Modi, BJP justifies move; Congress hits back

The Narendra Modi government that faced severe backlash from the Opposition as well as the common citizens for demonetisation, on Sunday, tried to justify the move. Notably, it was the fourth anniversary of demonetisation by way of which the Centre banned the use of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes. Prime Minister Narendra Modi...

J&K police identifies militants who murdered 3 BJP workers

The Jammu and Kashmir police have identified the militants responsible for the killing of three BJP workers on Thursday evening. The deceased include a district youth leader of the BJP. Inspector-general of Police (IGP) Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar, on Friday said the operations were on to track them. He said among the three attackers, two...

BJP’s Kapil Mishra tenders unconditional apology, court closes defamation case

A court in Delhi has put an end to a criminal defamation case against BJP leader Kapil Mishra. The Delhi court closed the case after Kapil Mishra tendered an unconditional apology to Delhi’s health minister Satyendar Jain. Notably, Satyendar Jain had filed a defamation complaint against Kapil Mishra in 2017. The defamation complaint was filed...

Bihar Election: BJP seeks legal action against Rahul Gandhi for tweet

The BJP has sought legal action against Congress MP Rahul Gandhi after the latter’s tweet on Wednesday seeking votes for Mahagatbandhan candidates in the Bihar election. Rahul Gandhi posted the tweet on Wednesday when the voting was underway for 71 Assembly constituencies in Bihar. Rahul Gandhi tweeted: “This time for justice, employment, farmers-workers, your vote...

Facebook India’s top executive Ankhi Das quits

A top executive in Facebook India, Ankhi Das, has resigned from the social media giant.  Ankhi Das was the director of public policy for India, South and Central Asia regions of Facebook operations. She was facing criticism for bypassing Facebook’s content moderation policy with regard to hate speeches, especially when it comes to BJP leaders....

Former Union minister Dilip Ray sentenced to 3 years’ imprisonment in coal scam case

A special CBI court in Delhi on Monday sentenced former Union minister Dilip Ray to three years in prison after he was found guilty in a coal scam case. Apart from Dilip Ray, the special CBI court also pronounced a three-year jail term to three others convicted in the case. The court also imposed a...

PM Modi launches attack on Opposition alliance in Bihar poll rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took a dig at the RJD-Congress alliance in the run-up for the Bihar election. PM Modi said that the people of Bihar have decided that those having a history of making Bihar ‘bimaru’ will not be allowed to return to power. PM Modi said this while addressing the people...

BJP announces free COVID vaccine for Bihar, faces criticism

The BJP on Thursday announced that it will provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all in Bihar, if the party comes to power in the state.  The BJP’s announcement was made in the poll manifesto released by Union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. Sitharaman said that as soon as COVID-19 vaccine will be available for production at...

Law student takes U-turn in sexual assault case against Chinmayanand

In a major U-turn in the courtroom, the law student, who had alleged former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexual assault, has said that she did not level any such charge against the BJP leader. The LLM student took the U-turn while appearing before the court in Lucknow, a move that startled many. Following the U-turn,...

Rajasthan civic polls will be litmus test for Ashok Gehlot

The forthcoming municipal corporation elections and the recently concluded panchayat elections will be a test to gauge the popularity of the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan. Notably, elections in the areas under the six municipal corporations of Jaipur, Kota and Jodhpur in Rajasthan are going to be held between October 29 and November 1, whereas...

Rajasthan: Priest burnt alive over land dispute succumbs to injuries

The priest of a temple in Karauli district of Rajasthan, who was burnt alive because of a land dispute, succumbed to injuries on Thursday. The priest—Babulal Vaishnav—was brought to the SMS hospital in Jaipur from Karauli three days ago with eighty percent burns. The police have already arrested a person Kailash Meena—the main accused in...