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Akhilesh anti-Muslim, Mulayam in cahoots with BJP: Mayawati Pioneer
Three weeks after she called off the alliance with the Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party President Mayawati has launched a tirade against SP President Akhilesh Yadav by calling him 'anti-Muslim. Mayawati said that Akhilesh Yadav had asked her to not give tickets to Muslims as it would result in religious polarization.
BSP to contest all future polls on its own: Mayawati Pioneer
BSP president Mayawati Monday asserted that her party will contest all elections in the future on its own, indicating an end of its much talked-about alliance with the Samajwadi Party.
Viral Acharya quits as RBI Deputy Governor six months before end of his term Hindu
Reserve Bank of India Deputy Governor Viral Acharya has resigned from his position six months before the end of his term, according to sources in the central bank. Mr. Acharya, who was in charge of the monetary policy department of the RBI, reportedly resigned due to “personal reasons”.
Foreign governments have no right to question India on religious freedom: MEA Kallol Bhattacherjee, Hindu
Foreign governments do not have the right to criticise India’s vibrant democracy and dedication to rule of law, said the Ministry of External Affairs on June 23 after the U.S. State Department’s annual report on religious freedom pointed out India’s failure to protect minority communities.
Mayawati appoints Brother, Nephew to key posts in BSP; JDS turncoat Danish Ali elected leader in LS Qazi Faraz Ahmad, News18
Janata Dal (Secular) turncoat Danish Ali was on Sunday elected as leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Lok Sabha while Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar was appointed vice-president of the party.
No lessons learnt, taunts Ravi Shankar Prasad after Cong protests triple talaq bill in Lok Sabha Saubhadra Chatterji, Hindustan Times
The second Narendra Modi government started its legislative innings with the controversial Triple Talaq bill in the Lok Sabha, even as the Opposition members vehemently protested and forced a rare division (voting) before its introduction which was done through paper ballots.
PM to set up panel to look into issue of simultaneous polls: Rajnath Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will set up a committee for giving "time-bound" suggestions on the issue of 'one nation, one election', Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday.
Army planning Integrated Battle Groups along western border Pioneer
The Indian Army is planning to raise Integrated Battle Groups (IBGs) along the borders with Pakistan that will help it carry out swift strikes in case of war, sources said.
Ex-CEA’s GDP claims ignored data: EAC-PM Pioneer
The Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on Wednesday rejected the claims of former Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian regarding over-estimation of GDP growth after 2011, saying his analysis ignores data on services and agriculture and shows blind trust in private firm Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE).
Panel will study the ‘1 nation, 1 poll’ issue Sobhana K Nair & Sandeep Phukan, Hindu
A committee will be formed by the Narendra Modi-led government to prepare a road map for “One nation, one election”, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh announced here at the end of an over four-hour meeting with presidents of 21 political parties. Eleven political parties, including the Congress, skipped the meeting convened by the Prime Minister.
5-time Bengal MP Adhir Chowdhury appointed Cong LS leader Business Standard
Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, a five-time parliamentarian from West Bengal, was appointed as the leader of the Congress in the Lok Sabha, while Kerala MP K Suresh was made the party's chief whip in the lower house, party sources said on Tuesday.
Ultra whose IED car martyred 40 CRP men in Pulwama shot Mohit Kandhari, Pioneer
One of the key conspirators of the February 14 Pulwama terror attack, whose car was fabricated and later handed over to the suicide bomber, was among two terrorists gunned down by the joint team of security forces in Marhama area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Tuesday. One Army jawan sacrificed his life in the operation.
Many Opposition leaders to skip Modi’s ‘one nation one election’ meeting Sandeep Phukan & Sobhana K Nair, Hindu
Congress to take final call today; Mamata, Stalin, Naidu and Pawar decide to stay away, but Left parties will participate. Leaders of many Opposition parties are likely to skip the meeting called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss his “one nation, one election” proposal.
No five-star luxury for new MPs Damini Nath, Hindu
Instead of five-star hotels, new Members of Parliament who are in town for the first session of the 17th Lok Sabha that started on Monday are being housed at the Western Court hostel complex, including the new Western Court Annexe that was constructed last year.
Your words matter, not numbers, PM tells Opposition Hindustan Times
Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached out to opposition parties on the first day of the 17th Lok Sabha’s opening session on Monday, saying they need not “bother about their numbers” as their every word and idea was “valuable” to the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, which secured a massive verdict in this summer’s Lok Sabha elections.
Army vehicle attacked in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, 6 Soldiers injured Nazir Masoodi, NDTV
An army vehicle was targeted with an improvised explosive device today in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, where a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force was attacked by a suicide bomber in February. Six soldiers and two civilians have been injured in the attack.
Pakistan, China increase nuclear weapons, India maintains status quo Zee News
Pakistan and China continue to produce nuclear weapons and have increased their stockpile in the last one year even as India has maintained the same number in its arsenal as it had in the beginning of 2018. While Pakistan has approximately 150-160 nuclear weapons in its arsenal, China boasts of 290 with India having just 130-140 bombs, according to The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook 2019 released on Monday.
BJP MP Virendra Kumar sworn in as pro tem speaker of Lok Sabha Economic Times
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday sworn in seven-term member of Parliament Virendra Kumar as the protem speaker of Lok Sabha. Kumar will oversee the oath-taking of newly elected LS members on Monday and Tuesday.
2 Terrorists shot dead in J&K; 3 Soldiers, including officer, injured Debanish Achom, NDTV
Two terrorists were shot dead in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag today, the police said. Three soldiers including an officer were also injured in the encounter, the police said.
Indian batting juggernaut crushes Pakistan by 89 runs KC Vijaya Kumar, Hindu
India continued its golden run in the ICC World Cup as Virat Kohli’s men registered an 89-run victory over Pakistan at a packed Old Trafford here on a pulsating Sunday.
Cong needs 'major surgery', Rahul must quell infighting with 'iron hand': Moily Pioneer
Asserting that the Congress needs a "major surgery" in the wake of the Lok Sabha polls debacle, senior leader M Veerappa Moily says Rahul Gandhi must carry out a complete overhaul of the party by holding elections at every level and quell internal bickering with an "iron hand".
PM calls meeting of presidents of all parties on June 19 to discuss 'one nation, one election' Pioneer
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting of presidents of all parties represented in Lok Sabha or Rajya Sabha on June 19 to discuss the issue of 'one nation, one election', Parliamentary Affairs Minister Prahlad Joshi said Sunday.
No merger, says Shivpal Yadav as he hails UP CM Yogi Adityanath as Honest & Dedicated Qazi Faraz Ahmad, News18
Rebel Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and founder of the Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) Shivpal Yadav has, for now, laid to rest all speculations about a merger of his party with the SP. Addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow on Friday, Shivpal said, “We are a strong and growing party in the state and will contest the 2022 assembly election on our own with our full might.
Protesting doctors say CM free to choose venue, but meeting should be held in open Economic Times
Agitating junior doctors in West Bengal softened their stand on Sunday and asserted that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was free to decide the venue of the meeting with them, but stressed that it should be held in open.
India to have its own space station: ISRO Dinakar Peri, Hindu
India plans to have its own space station, and modalities for it will be worked out after the first manned mission, Gaganyaan, scheduled for August 2022, K. Sivan, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), said on Thursday.
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