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Mamata Banerjee says BJP supporting new political outfit in Bengal to split minority votes

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday launched an attack on the BJP for trying to divide the Muslim votes in the state. She alleged that BJP is backing a new political outfit in Bengal to eat into minority votes ahead of the Assembly elections scheduled to start from March 27. Notably, she was...

JP Nadda asks BJP’s Rajasthan unit to strengthen party cadre

BJP national president JP Nadda on Tuesday advised the party’s Rajasthan leadership to strengthen the cadre and do self-analysis. Nadda said some leaders have tendencies to go it alone and do not believe in taking others along with them. He said such leaders will never be able to enjoy the confidence of the party’s cadre...

VHP leader Ashok Singhal’s family donates Rs 11 cr for Ram Mandir

A cousin of late Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal, who is a Udaipur-based industrialist, has donated Rs 11 crore for building the Ram Mandir at Ayodhya. Arvind Singhal has donated the sum in memory of the VHP leader, who led a number of agitations for the Ram Mandir. Arvind Singhal said that the...

Bengal govt moves resolution against farm laws in Assembly

Following the footsteps of several other states, the West Bengal government led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday moved a resolution in the Assembly against the three contentious farm laws passed by the Centre. It is the sixth non-BJP ruled state to do so. Until now, five non-BJP-ruled states—Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Delhi—have...

PM Modi to launch COVID-19 vaccination drive on Jan 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the countrywide COVID-19 vaccination programme that is all set to begin on Saturday. Around 3 lakh healthcare workers are likely to receive the shot on day 1 of the vaccination drive. The vaccination campaign will start from 3,000 sites across the country on Saturday and 100 people will be...

Padma Shri D Prakash Rao no more, PM Modi mourns death

Renowned social worker Padma Shri D Prakash Rao on Wednesday passed away at the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Odisha’s Cuttack. The sexagenarian was battling with COVID-19 and related ailments for the past 20 days. The hospital’s emergency officer Dr Bhubanananda Maharana told reporters that Rao breathed his last at around 4.15 pm on...

Ashok Gehlot reiterates demand for rail connectivity with Gujarat’s Kandla and Mundra

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has once again reiterated the state’s demand for rail connectivity of Jaisalmer and Barmer with the ports of Kandla and Mundra in Gujarat. Ashok Gehlot has demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should intervene in the matter to get the proposed rail connectivity approved by the railway ministry. Gehlot stressed...

India signs 7 agreements with Bangladesh, rail link inaugurated

At a time when bilateral relations with neighbours including China, Pakistan and Nepal have deteriorated, India on Thursday signed seven agreements with Bangladesh. The agreements were signed during a virtual summit attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The agreements aim to increase cooperation between the two countries in...

PM Modi lays foundation for new parliament building

Amid criticism over environmental concerns and pending litigations in the Supreme Court, PM Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the new parliament building at a formal ceremony. The construction on the new parliament building, which is part of the ambitious central vista project, will not begin as of now because of pending litigations...

SC slams Centre for going ahead with central vista project amid pendency of cases

The Supreme Court on Monday slammed the Union government for going ahead with the central vista project despite the pendency of cases related to it in the top court. Notably, PM Modi is supposed to perform the groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday for a new parliament building to be built at an estimated cost of Rs...

As Cyclone Nivar approaches, PM Modi assures help to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised all possible help to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry as they gear up to face Cyclone Nivar. Notably, the Cyclone is likely to make landfall on Wednesday evening through the coastal states with expected wind speeds upto 120 km per hour. PM Modi spoke to the chief ministers of both...

Former Assam CM Tarun Gogoi no more, condolences pour in

Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday breathed his last in a hospital in Guwahati at around 5.34 pm. He was 84-years-old and was availing treatment for post-COVID complications. The news of his demise was revealed by Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. Notably, Gogoi, who served twice as a Union minister, has left...