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

Bengal BJP clash

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BJP's Factional Feud Turns Violent In West Bengal; Workers Hurl Stones

Upset on being sidelined and not getting enough respect, some Bengal BJP members on January 21 clashed with newcomers at the party’s office in East Burdwan district. The spat soon turned violent resulting into vandalisation of vehicles and hurling of stones. Reportedly, the scuffle occurred at a party meeting virtually inaugurated by the BJP chief JP Nadda. While the state BJP President Dilip Ghosh blamed the TMC behind the violence, the… read-more

Fri, 22 Jan 2021 - 10:05 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: BJP, TMC, West Bengal, Dilip Ghosh, East Burdwan

Courtesy: The Indian Express

Muslim cleric Abbas Siddiqui

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Mamta's Critic Abbas Siddiqui Starts New Party Ahead Of Bengal Polls

Ahead of the assembly elections in West Bengal, Abbas Siddiqui, a notable Muslim cleric proffered a new political party – the Indian Secular Front. Siddiqui, an active detractor of the ruling Trinamool Congress, claimed that his party endeavours for social justice and constitutional democracy. Abbas, who belongs to the Siddiqui family, recently met AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi, who confessed earlier to contest in state polls.

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 08:10 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: West Bengal Election, TMC, Asaduddin Owaisi, Abbas Siddiqui, Indian Secular Front

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Sasikala

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Week Before Release, Sasikala Hospitalised In Bengaluru

Ahead of her release from jail on January 27, the ousted AIADMK leader VK Sasikala was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru following breathlessness and fever. However, she has tested negative for COVID-19 and is "being treated with high flow nasal oxygen", stated Dr. Vijayalakshmi GN, hospital medical superintendent. The former AIADMK leader, who was expelled from the party, is currently serving her four-year jail term under the charges of… read-more

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 11:07 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: VK Sasikala, bengaluru, Karnataka, AIADMK, politics

Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat Passes Away After At 48

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Ailing Rajasthan Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat Dies At 48

Ailing Congress MLA Gajendra Singh Shaktawat from Rajasthan’s Vallabhnagar passed away at 48 on January 20. The two-time MLA was shifted to a hospital in Delhi a month ago and was undergoing a liver treatment. Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot and former Dy-CM Sachin Pilot paid condolences through their tweets. The son of former home minister and Congress stalwart Gulab Singh Shaktawat, Gajendra had also joined the political rift led by Pilot in July… read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 12:47 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Congress Party, MLAs, Gajendra Singh Shaktawat, Rajasthan

Courtesy: Hindustan Times