• Developed back pain due to no chair, pillow in Tihar cell: Chidambaram

    Developed back pain due to no chair, pillow in Tihar cell: Chidambaram
    Published Date : 19-Sep-2019 6:55:14IST

    Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday told a Delhi court he developed back pain as there was no pillow or chair in his cell in Tihar jail. “There were chairs outside the room, I used to sit there during the day, now that too is withdrawn,” he added. “Because I was using it, they’ve taken it away,” he said.

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  • Hyderabad BJP MLA announces vigilante army to fight anti-nationals

    Hyderabad BJP MLA announces vigilante army to fight anti-nationals
    Published Date : 18-Sep-2019 11:56:37IST

    Hyderabad BJP MLA Raja Singh has announced the creation of a vigilante army in Bengaluru to fight “terrorists, traitors, anti-nationals, and enemies of the country within”. In a video message, Singh said, “Six months ago, we had initiated a camp. We had invited Hindus from all over the country. I want to inform that this camp is going very well.”

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  • Vizag to be promoted as AP’s IT capital

    Vizag to be promoted as AP’s IT capital
    Published Date : 13-Sep-2019 7:33:17IST

    The government has decided to promote Visakhapatnam as AP’s information technology (IT) destination. IT minister Gautham Reddy said the previous TDP regime promoted Amaravati as IT hub despite knowing it was a wrong destination. “We have decided to promote Vizag as the destination for setting up IT industries. We are hopeful of attracting big-ticket investments to Vizag,” he said while addressing a national trade board meeting in New Delhi on Thursday.

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  • Nation saw the trailer, film is remaining: PM on 100 days of govt

    Nation saw the trailer, film is remaining: PM on 100 days of govt
    Published Date : 12-Sep-2019 10:30:47IST

    Addressing a rally in Jharkhand, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday said, “At the time of the election, I promised you a working and strong government. In the last 100 days, the nation has seen its trailer, the film is remaining.” He added, “Our aim is to show the right place to the people who looted the money of the citizens.”

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  • Truck driver fined ₹2,00,500 for overloading in Delhi

    Truck driver fined ₹2,00,500 for overloading in Delhi
    Published Date : 12-Sep-2019 10:28:06IST

    A truck driver was fined ₹2,00,500 for overloading near Mukarba Chowk in Delhi. It is believed to be the highest fine imposed in Delhi under the amended Motor Vehicles Act. On Monday, a truck owner from Rajasthan’s Bikaner paid a challan amount of ₹1,41,700 at Delhi’s Rohini court for overloading. The new fines came into effect from September 1.

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  • Modi not only a Twitter sensation, but on FB, Insta as well

    Modi not only a Twitter sensation, but on FB, Insta as well
    Published Date : 11-Sep-2019 5:22:55IST

    Not a cricketer or a Bollywood diva, PM Narendra Modi is the latest social media sensation in India, a source in the BJP said requesting anonymity. Modi’s Twitter account recently crossed 50 million followers. His Facebook page has over 44 million likes while his Instagram account, a space frequented mostly by millennials, has 28 million followers. He has his own YouTube channel as well. It has 3.4 million subscribers while his profile on LinkedIn, a social scape for professionals, has three million followers.

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  • 2,700 gifts received by PM Modi to be auctioned online from Sept 14

    2,700 gifts received by PM Modi to be auctioned online from Sept 14
    Published Date : 11-Sep-2019 5:13:30IST

    Over 2,700 gifts received by PM Narendra Modi will be auctioned online from September 14, Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said. The lowest base price of the mementoes is ₹200 and the highest is ₹2.5 lakh, the minister said. Over 1,800 gifts received by PM Modi were sold in a two-week-long auction that was held between January and February.

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  • ‘Had asked Urmila to keep away from petty politics’

    ‘Had asked Urmila to keep away from petty politics’
    Published Date : 11-Sep-2019 3:54:28IST

    After actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar resigned from the Congress, party leader Sanjay Nirupam stated, “I had requested her to keep away from internal petty politics.” Asking Urmila not to resign due to “petty politics” as infighting takes place in every organisation, Nirupam added, “You are always welcome in the Congress party, please keep patience and work with the party.”

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  • Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar quits Congress

    Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar quits Congress
    Published Date : 10-Sep-2019 3:48:15IST

    Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar has resigned from Congress around six months after joining the party. “My political and social sensibilities refuse to allow vested interests in the party to use me as a mean to fight petty in-house politics instead of working on a bigger goal in Mumbai Congress,” she stated. She had contested from Mumbai North seat in General elections.

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  • 50 million and Counting

    50 million and Counting
    Published Date : 10-Sep-2019 9:04:01IST

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has more than 50 million followers on Twitter and, among world leaders, he is only behind US President Donald Trump, who has 64 million followers. Former US President Barack Obama has 108 million followers. Modi is the mostfollowed Indian on Twitter, with both Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan pegged at 38 million followers each.

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  • Owaisi compares Shah to Hitler

    Owaisi compares Shah to Hitler
    Published Date : 05-Sep-2019 7:35:06IST

    All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday compared Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah with Hitler. “Amit Shah who is the home minster of India said that there are 50 lakh illegal immigrants in the country. He said that illegal immigrants are termites. As soon as I heard his comments I remembered Hitler. In context to Jews, Hitler called them cockroaches,” said Owaisi. The AIMIM chief emphasised that religion is not mentioned in citizenship laws.

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  • Reddy stages protest against overflowing sewage water

    Reddy stages protest against overflowing sewage water
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2019 6:07:35IST

    Karnataka BJP MLA G Somashekara Reddy on Tuesday staged a sit-in outside his residence in Karnataka’s Ballari to protest against the overflowing sewage water in his area due to stagnation. “I won’t leave this place until the sewerage system is upgraded and improved. I won’t even eat food,” he said. Reddy held the municipal corporation officials responsible for the stagnation.

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  • Stall where PM Modi used to sell tea to be turned into tourist spot

    Stall where PM Modi used to sell tea to be turned into tourist spot
    Published Date : 03-Sep-2019 12:05:58IST

    A stall in Gujarat’s Vadnagar where PM Narendra Modi once used to sell tea in his younger days is set to be converted into a tourist spot. State Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel recently visited PM Modi’s hometown Vadnagar and identified spots which can be developed for tourism. The tea stall is situated on a railway station platform in Vadnagar.

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  • Man forcefully kisses Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Wayanad

    Man forcefully kisses Rahul Gandhi during his visit to Wayanad
    Published Date : 28-Aug-2019 4:13:39IST

    A video has surfaced online, showing a man forcefully kissing Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in Kerala’s Wayanad. In the video, Rahul can be seen shaking hands with locals while sitting in his car when the man suddenly reaches for the leader and kisses him. Someone could be seen pulling the man back while Rahul continued to greet people.

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  • Will go to jail but not bow down to BJP: Mamata

    Will go to jail but not bow down to BJP: Mamata
    Published Date : 28-Aug-2019 4:11:15IST

    West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said, “(There is) one government, one leader, one party…I presume we’re heading towards a presidential form of election.” “Today they have summoned my brother, tomorrow they will summon me. I am prepared for that. I am ready to go to jail, but I will not bow down my head before the communal politics of the BJP,” she said amid thunderous applause by her party workers at the meeting.

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