Irfan Ansari performing puja in Deoghar.

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Muslim Performing Lord Shiva Puja In Jharkhand; BJP MP Demands Arrest

BJP MP Dr Nishikant Dubey demanded an immediate arrest of Congress MLA Irfan Ansari in connection with the puja performed on April 14, at Baidyanath Dham temple in Jharkhand's Deoghar. Dubey claimed that the entry of non-Hindus is forbidden in temple, just like the access to Mecca's Kabba is declined for non-Muslims. However, responding to dubey's claim, Ansari said that he is been visiting Lord Shiva's temple since his childhood.

Thu, 15 Apr 2021 - 01:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Jharkhand, Deoghar, Baidyanath Temple, Nishikant dubey, Irfan Ansari, BJP, Congress

Courtesy: Times Now

CM Arvind Kejriwal

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Arvind Kejriwal Terms RS Passing GNCTD Bill As "Sad Day For Democracy"

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, rebuking the Rajya Sabha's endorsement of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Bill on March 24, stated it was a "sad day" for democracy. Terming the Centre's move an "unconstitutional" attempt, the AAP has indicated to approach the Supreme Court against the development. Following the Lok Sabha's assent to the contentious bill, the Rajya Sabha, despite Congress's walkout, passed the bill… read-more

Thu, 25 Mar 2021 - 01:24 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: CM Arvind Kejriwal, rajya sabha, Delhi, GNCTD Bill, AAP, Congress, Opposition, Centre, walkout

Courtesy: India .com

Congress

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Bengal Congress Releases List Of 39 Candidates For Assembly Polls

The Congress on March 20 fielded 39 candidates for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth phase of West Bengal Assembly elections. Naming Md Mukhtar for Kolkata Port, Neajuddin SK in Murshidabad and Silvi Saha in Krishnanagar North, the party gave ticket to Ashutosh Chatterjee from Rashbehari constituency. The Congress, in an alliance with left parties, will contest for the 92 seats of the 294-member Assembly elections slated for March 27-April… read-more

Sun, 21 Mar 2021 - 10:46 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: West Bengal, Assembly Elections, Congress, Elections

Courtesy: NDTV

PJ Jospeh and Mons Joseph

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2 Kerala Congress MLAs Quit Ahead Polls To Evade Anti-Defection Charges

Kerala Congress MLAs and sitting legislators of the United Democratic Front (UDF) PJ Joseph and Mons Joseph quit their posts on March 19. Earlier, PJ Joseph's faction consolidated with PC Thomas-led Kerala Congress to evade likelihoods of fighting elections as independents devoid the coveted "Two Leaves" symbol. Reportedly, both legislators resigned to dodge the applicability of the Anti-defection law on their assembly seats won on Congress (… read-more

Fri, 19 Mar 2021 - 08:38 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kerala, Congress, MLAs, PJ Joseph, Mons Jospeh, UDF, Kerala Congress M, two leaves

Courtesy: The Hindu

PC Chacko

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Kerala Former MP PC Chacko Joins Sharad Pawar's NCP Ahead Of Polls

Kerala's Ex-Congress leader PC Chacko on March 16 formally joined Sharad Pawar's Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), as the state awaits poll on April 6. On decamping to NCP, Chacko stressed the need for unity among the oppositions. "A united opposition should emerge as an alternative to BJP", stated Chacko. The former Thrissur MP had resigned from Congress on March 10, over alleged groupism and factional selection of electoral candidates.

Tue, 16 Mar 2021 - 09:23 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Kerala Assembly Elections, Congress, PC Chacko, NCP, Sharad Pawar, BJP

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Mahmood Ali

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Telangana: Cong Seeks Action Over Minister Disclosing Voting Details

Opposition Congress in Telangana has sought action against State Home Minister Mahmood Ali for disclosing the candidate’s name whom he voted for in the MLC polls. Citing disclosure of the candidate's name as a violation of the election code, the Congress demanded immediate action against the violator. Earlier, Ali publicly claimed of voting in favour of Vani Devi madam. Fielded by the ruling TRS, Vani is the daughter of former PM PV Narasimha… read-more

Mon, 15 Mar 2021 - 11:15 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Telangana, MLC Polls, TRS, Congress, Mahmood Ali

Courtesy: The News Minute

Thein Dam, Punjab

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Punjab To Get Two Ecotourism Projects Around Ranjit Sagar Lake

The Punjab government has approved two ecotourism projects around Pathankot's Thein dam built along the Ranjit Sagar lake. Reportedly, the Rs 550-crore project has drawn inspiration from well-known lakes of Italy and would be modelled upon the "Himalayan style architecture". Initially proposed by the former SAD-BJP government, the project, in a revamped form, is currently spearheaded by the ruling Congress government and may be instituted as… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: Punjab, Ecotourism, Ranjit Sagar Lake, Thein Dam, Pathankot, SAD-BJP, Congress, Italy, Himalayan architecture

Courtesy: The Indian Express

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INC Witnessed Most Defections From 2016-20; Major Joined BJP: Report

The Association for Democratic Reform’s report has revealed that during 2016-2020, BJP was the leading choice for maximum defecting legislators, and Congress witnessed most desertions. Among 443 legislators who shifted camps to re-contest, Congress accounted for 42% of MLAs and seven Rajya Sabha members. Relatedly, BJP was the ultimate destination for 44.9% of overall defectors. ADR attributes the defections to illicit money and the lack of… read-more

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 06:03 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: ADR, Report, BJP, Congress, defection, Recontest, Legislators, MLAs, rajya sabha

Courtesy: The Hindu

BJP Candidate for Kanyakumari Pon Radhakrishnan

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BJP Names Pon Radhakrishnan For Kanyakumari LS By-polls

Viewing the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections the Bharatiya Janata Party, on March 6, announced veteran party leader and ex-Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan's candidature for the Kanyakumari Lok Sabha seat. Under PM Narendra Modi and party President JP Nadda, BJP's Central Election Committee endorsed Radhakrishnan's electioneering in tandem with its seat-sharing agreement inked with the ruling AIADMK. Earlier, the Kanyakumari's by-polls… read-more

Sat, 06 Mar 2021 - 08:02 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: BJP, Kanyakumari, Pon Radhakrishnan, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, PM Modi, JP Nadda, Congress, H Vasanthakumar, AIADMK, Covid -19

Courtesy: News 18

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and DMK Leader MK Stalin

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DMK-Congress Seat-Sharing Deadlock Continues Ahead Of Assembly Polls

Tamil Nadu's Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress have been unsuccessful at finalizing seat-sharing agreement for the Assembly Elections commencing from April 6. While Congress demands to contest in 30 among the state's 234 assembly seats, the MK Stalin-led party has consented to grant only 20 seats, provoking a deadlock despite two rounds of talks. However, as per speculations, the Dravidian Ally may offer a Rajya Sabha seat to… read-more

Wed, 03 Mar 2021 - 12:05 PM / by Ashly Ann Varghese

Tags: DMK, MK Stalin, Congress, Tamil Nadu Assembly Elections, rajya sabha

Courtesy: NDTV