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Govt Summons FB, Twitter Officials Over Social Media Platform Misuse

To counter social media misuse, Facebook and Twitter have been summoned for questioning by the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology. The representatives of the platforms have been asked to appear before the panel on January 21 and share their views on securing citizens' rights. Besides, security of women on the internet will also be emphasized. Earlier, Facebook India's former policy head Ankhi Das was also summoned in 2020 over… read-more

Mon, 18 Jan 2021 - 12:38 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Social Media, BJP, Information Technology

Courtesy: Business Insider

TMC MP Shatabdi Roy

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TMC Pacifies Shatabdi Roy; Offers Her Key Post In Party's State Unit

The Trinamool Congress (TMC) named its three-times MP Shatabdi Roy as vice-president of West Bengal unit on January 17. Reportedly, the actor-turned-politician called a truce with TMC, following a rift. After the announcements, the Birbhum MP ended all speculations of defecting to BJP. Earlier, she wrote a Facebook post mentioning of taking future ‘decisions’ which fidgeted TMC leadership. However, she was pacified by TMC spokesperson Kunal… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 05:42 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: TMC, shatabdi roy, BJP, Vice President

Courtesy: The Hindu

Tripura Congressman Bruised By Opposition Workers

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Tripura Cong President's Convoy Allegedly Attacked By BJP Workers

Tripura state Congress chief Pijush Biswas was shifted to a local hospital after his car was allegedly attacked by BJP workers on January 17. Biswas confessed that the incident took place in front of the Congress' field office in Bishalgarh when he was en route to attend a meeting. Moreover, several Congress workers, including a policeman, were injured in the attack. While police have registered the case, Tripura Congress called for a state-… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 05:39 PM / by Archita chakraborty

Tags: Congress Party, BJP, Tripura, Crime

Courtesy: NDTV

Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa

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Karnataka Government Expands Cabinet; Appoints 7 New Ministers

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa, in his third cabinet expansion, appointed seven new members on January 13. The newly appointed ministers include MLAs Umesh Katti, S Angara, Murugesh Nirani and Arvind Limbavali and MLCs R Shankar, M T B Nagaraj and C P Yogeshwar. However, several BJP legislators resented the cabinet expansion for overlooking seniority, sacrifice and fair regional representation and the appointment of non-popularly elected MLCs… read-more

Wed, 13 Jan 2021 - 07:08 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BS Yediyurappa, BJP, karnataka government, cabinet extension

Courtesy: News 18

Representational photo: Poultry in India.

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Shiv Sena Mocks BJP; Asks If Khalistanis, Pakistanis Cause Bird-Flu In India

Maharashtra's Shiv Sena government, through its mouthpiece Saamana, on January 11 took a jibe on the Bharatiya Janata Party asking if Pakistanis, Khalistanis and Naxalites have caused the bird-flu in India. Shiv Sena's taunt was targetted at the BJP's alleged remarks of separatists being behind the ongoing farmers protest. It also blamed the farm laws for hindering rural economy during bird-flu. Meanwhile, Maharashtra has become the eighth… read-more

Tue, 12 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Shiv Sena, BJP, Bird Flu, Farmers Protest

Courtesy: Times Now

Education reforms

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Parliamentary Panel Suggests Removal Of "Unhistorical" Chapters From Books

Acknowledging the complaints from various members, a parliamentary panel has called the Education Ministry to deliberate over certain reforms in the school books. The reforms, which are long-standing demands of the BJP and RSS members, aim to remove "unhistorical facts" and "distortions" from the books and also curtail overemphasis over medieval history. The proposed meeting on January 13 will zoom in on inclusion of "proportionate references… read-more

Mon, 11 Jan 2021 - 10:52 AM / by Bhavyata Kagrana

Tags: Education, parliament panel, History, BJP, RSS

JP Nadda

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BJP To Launch 'Ek Muttho Chaal' - Farmer Outreach Campaign In Bengal

Amid rising farmer’s protests, BJP president JP Nadda will start 'Ek Muttho Chaal' – a farmer outreach programme to directly connect with the farmers. Starting from January 9, the party leaders will visit the farmers’ house collecting a handful of rice as anna-daan. Launching the programme with a roadshow in the Bardhaman district, Nadda will also hold a "Krishak Suraksha Gram Sabha" programme, where he will… read-more

Thu, 07 Jan 2021 - 08:28 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP, JP Nadda, West Bengal, Farmers

Courtesy: Zee News

Gunshot

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Bengal BJP Leader Krishnendu Mukherjee Attacked; TMC Blamed

Giving a new turn to the political turmoil in West Bengal, the state BJP Leader Krishnendu Mukherjee was attacked on January 3 midnight by two unidentified people. However, Mukherjee escaped unhurt from five gunshots fired at him when his vehicle was entering his residence in Asansol. Later, Krishnendu filed a complaint blaming the TMC behind the attack. Reportedly, police is investigating the case and will take help of the CCTV footages.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 11:22 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, TMC, BJP, BJP Leader

Courtesy: Times Now

DV Sadananda

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Minister Sadananda Gowda Faints Due To Low BP, Admitted To Hospital

Union Chemicals and Fertilizers Minister DV Sadananda Gowda was admitted to a hospital in Bengaluru on January 3 after he fainted due to drop in the blood sugar levels. The 67-year-old minister, who is a diabetic, fainted as he was apparently late for lunch by an hour while returning from a function. According to reports, he is out of risk but would be kept under doctors' observation.

Sun, 03 Jan 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Sakshi Amrutkar

Tags: Sadananda Gowda, bengaluru, BJP, Karnataka, Shivmogga

Courtesy: Indian Express

Representational photo: Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

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Kerala CM Demands Immediate Scrapping Of Farm Laws; Moves Resolution

Citing farmer's protest, Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan passed a resolution in the state regarding the immediate scrapping of the controversial farm laws. However, the party had organised an hour-long-session to debate on the farmer's issue and express their empathy. "The country is now witnessing one of the most iconic protests ever by farmers in its history," said Vijayan. Highlighting the deaths during the protest, Vijayan lashed out on BJP… read-more

Thu, 31 Dec 2020 - 11:47 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Kerala, State Assembly, Farm Laws, Farmers Protest, BJP, Pinarayi Vijayan

Courtesy: The Tribune