Sunday, February 28, 2021

Ahead of assembly polls TN CM waives loans taken by poor, SHGs

CHENNAI: It is loan waiver season in Tamil Nadu ahead of the assembly polls.

Kerala CM and his cabinet suffering from Alzheimer's'

THIRUVANTHAPURAM: Leader of Opposition in the Kerala Assembly Ramesh Chennithala on Friday said the state cabinet, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Bengali film actress Payel Sarkar joins BJP

KOLKATA:Star wars continue in poll-bound West Bengal as the Mamata Banerjee-led ruling Trinamool Congress and its arch rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are busy roping in film stars and actors in their respective political folds ahead of the forthcoming state Assembly elections.

Guj local polls: BJP wins Bhavnagar, Jamnagar, Rajkot, Vadodara

GANDHINAGAR: As the counting of votes for the municipal corporations in Gujarat nears the end on Tuesday, the final picture of four cities has emerged as the ruling BJP is set to form the local bodies in Vadodara, Rajkot, Jamnagar and Bhavnagar.

Mathura knows how to break people's arrogance: Priyanka

MATHURA: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Tuesday that the holy land Mathura is known to break the arrogance of people.

Centre using ED, CBI, I-T dept to pull down our govts: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress lost its second government in a year after the Puducherry regime fell, following the collapse of the Madhya Pradesh government last year.

BJP leads in municipal elections in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: As the counting for the local body elections in six Municipal Corporations in Gujarat progresses on Tuesday, the trending figures show that the BJP is leading in majority of the seats, but it is the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is giving surprising results in Surat.

Mehbooba Mufti re-elected PDP President

SRI NAGAR: PDP President and former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti was unanimously re-elected as PDP chief on Monday for a term of three years.

Girish Gautam elected Speaker of MP Assembly

BHOPAL:The budget session of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly commenced on Monday where Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Girish Gautam was elected unopposed as the Speaker of the Assembly. Gautam had filed his nomination for the Speaker's post on Sunday.

Municipal polls in Goa to be held on March 20: Official

PANAJI: Goa's 11 municipal councils and one municipal corporation will go to polls on March 20, State Election Commissioner Chokha Ram Garg said on Monday.

Stop steel plant sale or resign, TDP supremo to Andhra CM

VISHAKHAPATNAM: Telugu Desam Party (TDP) National President and opposition leader N. Chandrababu Naidu demanded Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy to stop the sale of the steel plant or resign from his post.

Mokariya, Prajapati BJP nominees for RS bypolls in Gujarat

GANDHINAGAR: The BJP announced on Tuesday that it will field Rambhai Mokariya and Dineshbhai Prajapati for two vacant Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat, voting for which will be held on March 1.

Biswajit Daimary is BJP candidate from Assam for Rajya Sabha by-poll

NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced names of candidates for by-elections to the one Rajya Sabha seat in Assam and two legislative council seats for Telangana.

UP BJP MLA booked in case of abetment of suicide

MEERUT: Bharatiya Janata party MLA from Hastinapur Assembly segment, Dinesh Khatik and 13 others have been booked for abetment of suicide after one Omkar Singh Tomar, 48, allegedly ended his life and reportedly named the BJP MLA as one of the persons to be held responsible.

AAP opposes MCD proposal to increase Councillors' fund

NEW DELHI: With the bypolls in five municipal wards in Delhi nearing, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) sharpened its attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party, running the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD).

Samsung seeks tax breaks for new chip plant in US

SEOUL: Samsung has asked Texas state officials to give tax breaks for its potential new chip plant, news reports showed Friday, raising speculation that the South Korean tech titan could make a big investment in the US.

Raj municipal poll results ring alarm bells for Cong, BJP

JAIPUR: The recent municipal poll results in Rajasthan have set the alarm bells ringing for both the ruling Congress and the opposition BJP, ahead of the bypolls to be held on four Assembly seats.

Nadda unveils Lord Ram's statue in party office

LUCKNOW: Bharatiya Janata Party president J.P. Nadda on Friday unveiled a larger-than-life statue of Lord Ram in the party's state headquarters here.

Tripura CPI(M) MLAs protest against 'Jungle Raj in BJP rule'

AGARTALA: The opposition Communist Party of India (Marxist) MLAs on Wednesday staged a protest for the first time after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power in Tripura in 2018. The left party staged the protest against the attacks on opposition parties, MLAs, MPs and other leaders.

Savarkar photo in UP Assembly gallery ruffles feathers

LUCKNOW: The Congress and the Samajwadi Party have strongly objected to a portrait of Veer Savarkar, also known as the father of Hindutva, finding a place at the Vidhan Parishad Picture Gallery which was inaugurated on Tuesday by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Chandrababu will not let NTR get Bharat Ratna: Kodali Nani

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Civil Supplies minister and firebrand Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) leader Kodali Sri Venkateshwara Rao on Tuesday said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) supremo Nara Chandrababu Naidu will not let the late NT Rama Rao receive the prestigious Bharat Ratna award.

UP court orders Cong, BSP leaders properties to be attached

LUCKNOW: A special MP/MLA court has ordered for the attachment of properties of Congress leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui and Bahujan Samaj Party leader Ram Achal Rajbhar for evading arrest in a criminal case.

Maha CM's tweet on border dispute: K'taka CM warns not to politicise issue

BENGALURU: Leaders cutting across political lines in Karnataka, including Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa, on Monday came down heavily on Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's tweet on "incorporating Marathi-speaking areas" in Karnataka into Maharashtra.

BJP candidates file nomination for UP Vidhan Parishad

 LUCKNOW: All ten BJP candidates for the biennial elections to the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council on Monday filed their nomination papers.

AK Antony to lead Cong poll campaign in Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Senior Congress leader A.K. Antony, who was the three-term Chief Minister of Kerala, will be leading the party campaign in the forthcoming Assembly elections. The decision was taken at a meeting between the state Congress leaders and the party high command in New Delhi on Monday morning.

Former minister Shahnawaz Hussain is BJP's MLC candidate in Bihar

NEW DEWLHI: The BJP on Friday announced the names of six candidates for the member of legislative council (MLC) elections for Uttar Pradesh and one in Bihar.

Shah briefs WB party leaders about roadmap to win 200 seats

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with West Bengal core committee at his residence and briefed them about the roadmap to win 200 seats in the state.

Karnataka's disgruntled BJP MLAs likely to meet Shah

BENGALURU: A section of the discontented legislators who could not make it to the third round of cabinet expansion in Karnataka are likely to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be on a two-day visit to the state from January 16, on Sunday to put forth their grievances, in Belagavi.

Apple India Store announces Rs 5,000 cashback offer, no-cost EMI

NEW DELHI:Apple Store India, the company's online shop on Friday announced a new cashback and no-cost EMI offer.

Andhra BJP leaders call on people to donate money for Ram temple

AMARAVATI: Heralding a donations drive for the Ram Mandir construction at Ayodhya, Andhra Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Somu Veerraju donated Rs 50,000.

Opposition bereft of leadership in Bihar: BJP

PATNA: The Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday said the opposition in the state is bereft of leadership. It had become so insensitive that it does not refrain from indulging in politics even over dead people.

Rahul warns 'those who run rough shod' over Tamil culture

CHENNAI:Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday warned "those who run rough shod" over Tamil culture.

J&K L-G visits family of goldsmith killed by terrorists

SRI NAGAR:Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday visited the family of goldsmith Satpal Nischal, who was killed by terrorists at his shop at Saraibala on December 31, and expressed solidarity with the bereaved kin.

BJP govt insensitive towards farmers: Akhilesh Yadav

LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday flayed the BJP-led central government and said the way it is being insensitive towards farmers and showing a defiant attitude is a direct insult to the 'Annadata' (farmers).

Somnath Bharti faces ink attack in Rae Bareli

RAE BARELI: Ink was thrown on Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti here on Monday while he was going to inspect some government schools.

Rahul's 'rhyming attack' on govt

NEW DELHI:Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi has been criticising the government on the farm laws but he has now adopted a poetic style.

Priyanka Gandhi meets MPs sitting on protest at Jantar Mantar

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday met the party's MPs from Punjab, who have been protesting against the farm laws.

Govt fills its coffers while common man suffers: Sonia on petrol hike

NEW DELHI: Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday attacked the Centre after petrol price breached all-time high level in the new year in the national capital.

Over 50 docs, PETA sound Covid alert on 'Jallikattu'

CHENNAI:Over 50 doctors and people for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) India appealed to the Tamil Nadu government to immediately withdraw the permission for the annual bull taming event -- 'Jallikattu'.

Andhra BJP warns of agitation, demands probe into temple 'desecrations'

AMARAVATI: BJP national Secretary Sunil Deodhar on Tuesday threatened protests across Andhra Pradesh by the party until Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy ordered a CID probe into all alleged temple vandalism cases in the state.

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