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Pegasus snooping: Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel to take up issue

Pegasus snooping: Shashi Tharoor-led Parliamentary panel to take up issue

New Delhi: Discussions on the Pegasus snooping row have gripped the entire nation, with the Parliament witnessing continued disruption over the issue since the start of the monsoon session on Monday. Now, a Parliamentary panel, led by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, will take up the issue. As per a statement, the panel will discuss the...

Filmmaker Ayesha Sultana booked for sedition by Lakshadweep Police

The Lakshadweep Police has booked filmmaker Ayesha Sultana for sedition and hate speech after a complaint against her was filed by the local BJP unit for her remarks regarding the COVID-19 situation in the union territory. The filmmaker blamed COVID cases in the island on administrator Praful Patel’s decisions and remarked that the Centre had...

Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish dies of COVID-19

CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury’s elder son Ashish, 35, died on Friday at a private hospital in Gurugram. He died of COVID-19, revealed Sitaram Yechury. Yechury tweeted, “It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that I lost my elder son, Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 this morning. I want to thank all...

Congress slams govt for clearing Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine sans phase-3 trial, BJP hits back

Within hours of the Indian drug regulator clearing the COVID-19 vaccine of Bharat Biotech that is yet to complete the phase 3 clinical trial, Congress on Sunday hit out at the Centre for clearing the vaccine. In fact, not just Congress leaders, but Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav too questioned the hasty clearance of the...

Congress leader Ahmed Patel’s condition worsens, shifted to ICU

Senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat Ahmed Patel’s condition has worsened after he tested positive for coronavirus last month. Notably, Ahmed Patel had tested positive for COVID-19 on October. Now, he has been shifted to the intensive care unit of Medanta Hospital, his family revealed on Sunday. Ahmed Patel’s son Faisal Patel...

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...

Facebook bans BJP MLA for hate speech

Social media giant Facebook has banned BJP leader T Raja Singh for violating its content policy regarding hate and violence. The decision from Facebook comes following severe criticism for ignoring hate speech rules when it comes to BJP leaders. Notably, T Raja Singh is a BJP MLA from Telangana’s Goshamahal Assembly constituency in Hyderabad. Statement...

‘Question Hour’ Cancellation: Opposition says govt stiffling dissent

The decision to cancel ‘Question Hour’ in the monsoon session of the Parliament scheduled from September 14 has not gone down well with the Opposition. Several Opposition leaders have termed the cancellation of the ‘Question Hour’ as an attempt to stiffle dissent. Several Opposition leaders have slammed the BJP for the same after notification in...

Shashi Tharoor questions Amit Shah for choosing pvt hospital for COVID-19 treatment

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Monday took a dig at Union home minister Amit Shah for choosing a private hospital for COVID-19 treatment rather than a government hospital. Shashi Tharoor said, “Public institutions need the patronage of the powerful if they are to inspire public confidence.” Shashi Tharoor reacting to a tweet on AIIMS, New...

Rahul Gandhi, Jignesh Mevani Take a Dig at PM Modi

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi surprised his fans by tweeting that he is contemplating to give up his social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi immediately took a dig at Modi. Gandhi, while reacting to the Prime Minister’s tweet, wrote on his official Twitter account: “Give up Hatred, not...

Rahul Gandhi Can Be Seen Again as Party President; Resigned After Defeat in Lok Sabha Elections 19…

The return of Rahul Gandhi in April as Congress president is almost certain to be considered. Party sources gave this information in New Delhi on Thursday. Rahul Gandhi is expected to hand over this responsibility on the Baisakhi festival after the budget session. Rahul Gandhi was elected unopposed president in 2017, but resigned from his...

Sandeep Dixit Got Support From Shashi Tharoor on ‘Non-Gandhi Congress as Congress Chief’

Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dixit’s son and Sandeep Dixit said that Congress does not have a shortage of leaders. Even now there are at least 6-8 leaders in the Congress who can lead the party by becoming president. Targeting senior party leaders, he said that sometimes you want inaction, because you don’t want anything...