• One-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump in US

    One-fifth of adult Twitter users follow Trump in US
    Published Date : 16-Jul-2019 9:56:57IST

    US President Donald Trump, who treats Twitter as his typewriter, is followed by almost one in five adult Americans on the micro-blogging platform. Trump is a prolific Twitter user, using the social media site to promote his policies and criticize his opponents. A new Pew Research Center analysis on Monday estimated that around one in every five adult Twitter users in the US (19 per cent) follow Trump’s personal account on the platform, @realDonaldTrump. Trump’s immediate predecessor, Barack Obama (@BarackObama), is followed by 26 per cent of US adult Twitter users.

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  • MS Dhoni may join BJP after retirement

    MS Dhoni may join BJP after retirement
    Published Date : 13-Jul-2019 11:31:30IST

    Amid speculations on MS Dhoni’s retirement from cricket, BJP leader and former Union Minister Sanjay Paswan said the cricketer may join BJP after retirement. “Dhoni is my friend, he is a player of world fame and there have been discussions on bringing him into the party fold,” he stated. The decision will be taken only after his retirement, Paswan added.

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  • Comedian Ali to get MLC?

    Comedian Ali to get MLC?
    Published Date : 12-Jul-2019 12:16:21IST

    Many actors had recently campaigned for the YSRCP in AP. And as they await their rewards for their support, a source informs us that the party plans to offer the post of MLC to comedian Ali. “Though he initially wanted to contest in the elections as an MLA, he had no time. So instead, Ali agreed to campaign and Jagan had promised him a favour in return,” added the source. Now that Jagan has become the CM, he seems to have lived up to his promise by offering the MLC to Ali. “Ali has also agreed to take on the role of MLC. Later, Jagan is likely to give him a key post,” informs the source.

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  • BJP got over Rs 900 crore as donations between 2016-18

    BJP got over Rs 900 crore as donations between 2016-18
    Published Date : 10-Jul-2019 9:39:37IST

    BJP has received donations to the tune of over Rs 900 cr in the period between 2016 and 2018 from more than 1,500 corporate houses, a report said on Tuesday. The amount is more than 16 times of what the Congress received in the same period. The report released by the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) was prepared considering donations made by corporate houses to national political parties during 2016-18.

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  • Cong raps Jagan move to raze Rajiv memorial

    Cong raps Jagan move to raze Rajiv memorial
    Published Date : 04-Jul-2019 9:27:46IST

    The Congress has found fault with AP CM Jagan for his decision to demolish the Rajiv Gandhi Smruthi Bhavan in Visakhapatnam. AICC secretary V Hanumanth Rao on Wednesday said: “Jagan should not forget that his father YSR had become PCC president with the blessings of Rajiv Gandhi and CM of undivided AP with the blessings of Sonia Gandhi”. He said bulldozers will have to first go past him before demolishing the Rajiv Gandhi Smruthi Bhavan. He said senior YSRC leaders should advise Jagan against such plans.

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  • Rayudu offered permanent residency by Iceland after 2019 WC snub

    Rayudu offered permanent residency by Iceland after 2019 WC snub
    Published Date : 03-Jul-2019 11:43:31IST

    Iceland Cricket have offered batsman Ambati Rayudu permanent residency in their country after he was overlooked for World Cup spot by the BCCI. “Come join us Ambati. We love the Rayudu things,” Iceland Cricket tweeted, sharing an application form for permanent residency. Rayudu was also not called up to the squad following injuries to Shikhar Dhawan and Vijay Shankar.

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  • Mango Matters in Naidu Room

    Mango Matters in Naidu Room
    Published Date : 03-Jul-2019 8:46:21IST

    On Tuesday morning, when leaders of different parties gathered in Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu’s room for a regular meeting, members got into a debate over mangoes. A West Bengal MP said ‘Maldah’ is the best. He was promptly countered by SP’s Ram Gopal Yadav who insisted ‘Chausa’ is above all. After a few others mentioned some more names, NCP MP Majeed Memon settled the debate with his remark that ‘Alphonso’ from Maharashtra is the best.

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  • 23-month ‘havan’ for Jagan’s success draws to close

    23-month ‘havan’ for Jagan’s success draws to close
    Published Date : 02-Jul-2019 12:28:50IST

    A “havan” that was started 23 months ago for the success of Jagan in the elections ended on Monday at a village in the Amaravati state capital region. Jagan attended the “purnahuti” (closing of the havan) ritual at the Tadepalli village with priests blessing him. He was honoured with a shawl and ‘kankanam’ (a kind of bangle). The “Sri Maha Rudra Sahita Dwisahasra Chandi Yagam” was started in Hyderabad by Varaprasad Reddy of Nalanda Educational Institutions for the success of YSRCP in the Assembly polls.

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  • Jagan extends ₹15,000 incentive to mothers of intermediate students

    Jagan extends ₹15,000 incentive to mothers of intermediate students
    Published Date : 28-Jun-2019 12:36:30IST

    Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Thursday decided to extend the “Amma Odi” (Mother’s Lap) scheme to intermediate students. Amma Odi is a welfare scheme of the YSRCP government, under which every mother belonging to a BPL family who sends her children to school will be given a ₹15,000 yearly incentive.

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  • Jagan orders closure of belt shops on natl highways

    Jagan orders closure of belt shops on natl highways
    Published Date : 26-Jun-2019 7:35:25IST

    In an attempt to discourage liquor consumption and bring down road accidents, the state government has decided to withdraw licences of all liquor shops on national highways. The government has decided to prevent sale and consumption of liquor in hotels, restaurants and dhabas along national highways. AP CM Jagan Reddy on Tuesday told the police and excise officials at the Collectors’ Conference to remove all liquor shops along national highways in the state.

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  • 3 BJP workers hurt while setting afire KCR’s effigy

    3 BJP workers hurt while setting afire KCR’s effigy
    Published Date : 24-Jun-2019 4:41:43IST

    3 BJP activities, including two women, sustained burns while setting afire an effigy of KCR during a protest. They were taking part in a protest against rape and murder of a nine-month-old girl in Warangal town. They were demanding stringent punishment for the alleged rapist and killer. The incident took place when a party worker poured petrol on the burning effigy of the KCR. BJP Warangal Urban district chief Rao Padma suffered burns on her hands, a party worker identified as Srinivas sustained multiple injuries and another BJP woman activist minor injuries.

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  • Vijayakanth’s house, college properties to be auctioned

    Vijayakanth’s house, college properties to be auctioned
    Published Date : 21-Jun-2019 5:15:37IST

    Properties worth about Rs 100 cr owned by actor-turned politician Vijayakanth, his wife Premalatha and his educational trust has been put on auction by the Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) for non-payment of a Rs 5.52 cr loan. The loan was availed by actor’s Andal Azhagar Educational Trust and Vijayakanth and Premalatha were the sureties, providing their properties as security to the bank. According to the IOB’s public notice, the properties would be auctioned off on July 26.

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  • Chandrababu was informed a week ago: TG Venkatesh

    Chandrababu was informed a week ago: TG Venkatesh
    Published Date : 21-Jun-2019 1:01:42IST

    In a major blow to former CM Chandrababu, 4 Rajya Sabha members switched over to the BJP on Thursday in a high-speed operation that was completed in just one hour. Rajya Sabha members Sujana Chowdary and CM Ramesh TG Venkatesh and Garikapati Mohan Rao joined the BJP in the presence of its working president JP Nadda. Venkatesh said they had informed Naidu about their decision to join the BJP a week ago. He also said he was a former BJP Yuva Morcha member and it was a “homecoming” for him.

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  • Naidu says get expert opinion on one election

    Naidu says get expert opinion on one election
    Published Date : 20-Jun-2019 1:08:59IST

    TDP has skipped the meeting on “One Nation One Election” formula held under the leadership of PM Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. However, in a letter to the Union minister for parliamentary affairs Pralhad Joshi, Naidu said that the formula of “One Nation One Election” was a very sensitive subject and required through deliberations with Constitutional experts and wide spectrum of society. He said when the Constitution was formulated a lot of thought was given before accepting Parliamentary form of democracy that separated both the Assembly and Parliamentary polls.

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  • Trump warns of massive stock market crash if he’s not re-elected

    Trump warns of massive stock market crash if he’s not re-elected
    Published Date : 16-Jun-2019 12:15:13IST

    President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that US would face a massive stock market crash if he’s not re-elected in 2020. “If anyone but me takes over…there will be a Market Crash the likes of which has not been seen before!” the 73-year-old tweeted. The Dow Jones index, whose performance Trump often references, last peaked over eight months ago.

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