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Expelled AIADMK Leader V K Sasikala Released From Jail After 4 Years

Former AIADMK leader V K Sasikala was released from Bengaluru's Parappana Agrahara prison on January 27 after four years. Reportedly, the prison formalities were completed at Victoria Hospital where Sasikala is recovering from COVID-19. However, the decision to discharge her from the hospital will be taken by the hospital authorities and family members jointly. A close aide of former Tamil Nadu CM late J Jayalalitha, Sasikala was convicted… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 12:20 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: VK Sasikala, Karnataka, AIADMK

Mamata Banerjee

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Bengal: TMC Creates Dedicated SC, ST And OBC Cells Ahead Of Polls

On the lines of the BJP, West Bengal's ruling TMC has also created dedicated cells for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe and OBC communities ahead of the assembly elections. The TMC will also nominated "active and aware" leaders to raise the demand of the communities and redress their grievances as well. Reportedly, the TMC lost 12 seats in the 2019 General Elections, while the BJP gained 16 seats due to its growing support from the… read-more

Wed, 27 Jan 2021 - 10:42 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, OBC, TMC, election 2021

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Sanjay Raut

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No Threat To Secularism By Chanting Jai Shree Ram: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on January 25 stated 'Jai Shree Ram' is not a political slogan and one should not feel pain while chanting it. His statements came just after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee refused to address at Netaji birth anniversary event where the crowd shouted 'Jai Shree Ram'. Besides, Sanjay said, "nobody's secularism will be under threat by saying Jai Shri Ram."

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 01:41 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Shiv Sena, Sanjay Raut, Mamata Banerjee, Jai Shree Ram

Solar scam case

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Kerala: Months Ahead State Polls, Govt Hands Solar Scam Case To CBI

The Kerala government on January 24 handed over the 2013 solar scam case investigation to the CBI. The move came after former CM Oomen Chandy was made the Congress’ chief for managing the upcoming assembly polls. Also a week ago, the scam kingpin Saritha Nair requested Kerala CM Pinarai Vijayan over justice delayed in the sexual assault case she had filed against congress leaders. However, Congress has termed the move as politically motivated… read-more

Mon, 25 Jan 2021 - 10:01 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Congress Party, LDF, Kerala, CBI, Solar Scam, Oomen Chandy

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Arnab Goswami - Partho Das Gupta

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Arnab Chatgate: Maharashtra Government Considers Legal Move

After contentious WhatsApp chats of Arnab Goswami with ex-BARC CEO Partho Dasgupta have been leaked, the Maharashtra government is considering a legal move against the journalist. Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said, “government is taking legal opinion on whether the state home department can take action...under the Official Secrets Act, 1923". Besides, Anil questioned how Arnab received such "sensitive information" that was known to… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Arnab Goswami, Partho Dasgupta, BARC, WhatsApp, Maharashtra Government, Anil Deshmukh, Arnabgate

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Lalu Prasad Yadav

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Lalu Health Declines; To Be Air-Lifted To AIIMS Delhi For Treatment

Former Bihar CM Lalu Prasad Yadav will be shifted to Delhi AIIMS owing to breathing difficulties and developing pneumonia. Convicted under a fodder scam, Lalu was being treated at the Rajendra Institute Of Medical Science (RIMS). Reportedly, a team of eight medicals examiners suggested the move as his health deteriorated. Reportedly, he would be shifted through an air ambulance after approval from the CBI court.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 07:29 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Lalu Prasad Yadav, Jharkhand, AIIMS Delhi

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Representational Image of Tamil Nadu

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DMK Accuse AIADMK Of Misusing State Exchequer; Files Complaint At EC

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on January 22 listed a complaint with the Tamil Nadu State Election Commission against the ruling All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). DMK has alleged that since February 2020, the AIADMK had spent Rs 1000 crore consolidated government fund for party promotions ahead of the state elections. Citing EC's 2016 direction, Bharathi stated that appropriating public funds for electoral purposes… read-more

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 - 01:33 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: DMK, AIADMK, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, Election Commission

Courtesy: The Indian Express

MLA Bhaishali Dalmiya

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TMC Ousts Dissenting MLA Baishali Dalmiya For Criticising Leadership

Trinamool Congress (TMC) on January 22 ousted MLA Baishali Dalmiya hours after she rebuked party's leadership over ex-Minister Rajib Banerjee's departure. Baishali was an MLA from the Bally region in Howrah district. As per reports, the dissenting MLA was expelled for indulging in anti-party activities. The TMC, through a statement, announced that its disciplinary committee met on January 22 and decided to remove Baishali.

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 08:29 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TMC, Rajib Banerjee, MLA, West Bengal

Courtesy: NDTV

Indian National Congress

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New Elected President For Congress After State Assembly Polls

Congress Working Committee (CWC) has decided to conduct elections for the party's president post after a three-hour meeting chaired by current President Sonia Gandhi. Reportedly, the election will likely be held in June 2021, after various states' assembly polls that have been slated for summer. While asked about the CWC elections, AICC general secretary KC Venugopal said, "the practice is to hold president's election first and then the CWC… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 05:22 PM / by Mahadevan K V

Tags: Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi, KC Venugopal, Congress, Elections

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Rajib Banerjee

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Another Jolt To Mamata As State Forest Minister Quits

West Bengal Forest minister Rajib Banerjee, who had been missing cabinet meetings for a long time, submitted his resignation from Mamata Banerjee's cabinet on January 22. Rajib, who had previously complained about party functionaries, has expressed his regret in his resignation letter. He further added, "I heartily convey my gratitude for getting this opportunity." TMC leader Sougata Roy maintained that the party was expecting his resignation… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 01:50 PM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Rajib Banerjee, TMC, West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee

Courtesy: The Indian Express