Congress Opens New Session As COVID-19, Biden's Win Dominate

Posted on 2021-01-03T10:48:04+05:30 - politics

Congress is preparing to convene for the start of a new session, swearing in lawmakers during a tumultuous period as a relative handful of Republicans work to overturn Joe Biden's victory over President Donald Trump and the coronavirus surge imposes limits at the Capitol.

Drubbed for 'BJP Vaccine' Remark, Akhilesh Says Govt Shouldn’t Make 'Spectacle' Out of Vaccination Drive

Posted on 2021-01-03T10:20:28+05:30 - politics

Taking to Twitter, Yadav also asked the government to announce the dates on which economically weaker sections of the population will be vaccinated.

AAP to Contest Polls in 4 States with Focus on Schools, Health, Electricity & Water

Posted on 2021-01-03T09:15:09+05:30 - politics

The AAP has started its preparations afresh in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and Goa, etc. The party has also devised a strategy to take the Delhi model of the 'AAP government' from door to door in Uttarakhand.

Outsourcing Cost Mexico 250,000 Jobs In December, President Says

Posted on 2021-01-03T08:06:42+05:30 - politics

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Saturday that Mexico had lost 277,000 jobs in the month of December, which he attributed to subcontractors cutting employees from the books to avoid paying benefits and yearend bonuses.

TMC Cheated 'Ma, Mati, Manush' in Bengal, Says Shekhawat During Door-to-door Campaign Ahead of Polls

Posted on 2021-01-03T06:53:13+05:30 - politics

Claiming that the people of the state are now taking to the streets against the Mamata Banerjee government, he said, "Didi has worked only for the benefit of her own people, ignoring the masses who elected her to power for two terms."

Suvendu Adhikari Mocks TMC for Posters With Mamata Banerjee Photos Calling Her Pride of West Bengal

Posted on 2021-01-02T23:45:16+05:30 - politics

Iterating he did not want to float a regional party when his relation soured with TMC, Adhikari said there had been numerous instances of outfits like Bangla Congress having been floated in the past but none of these had lasted for long.

‘Jagan Reddy Betrayer of Hindus’: Chandrababu Naidu Lashes Out After 400-Year-old Ram Statue Beheaded

Posted on 2021-01-02T21:48:20+05:30 - politics

Naidu visited Ramateertham temple in Visakhapatnam, where a 400-year-old idol of Lord Rama was beheaded, and alleged that Reddy’s administration was deliberately going slow in stopping the attacks on temples as the CM was a Christian.

CM Amarinder Singh vs Governor in Punjab: 'Summon Me, Not My Officers'

Posted on 2021-01-02T22:44:18+05:30 - politics

The Chief Minister was reacting to the Governor summoning the Chief Secretary and the DGP to question them on the alleged law and order problems in the state amid sporadic incidents of damage to some mobile towers.

Will Quit Politics if I Fail to Prove Graft Charges Againt Tamil Nadu Minister: MK Stalin

Posted on 2021-01-02T20:01:50+05:30 - politics

Referring to the memorandum submitted by the DMK to the Governor last month listing the charges against the Chief Minister E Palaniswami and his colleagues, Velumani had said he would step down from his post if the charges were proved and sought to know whether Stalin was ready to quit politics if he failed to do so.

Centre Should Back Maratha Reservation in SC, Says Maharashtra Min Ashok Chavan

Posted on 2021-01-02T19:50:06+05:30 - politics

Chavan, who heads a cabinet sub-committee on Maratha quota, demanded that the BJP-led Union government should put the Maratha quota act in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution, so as to preclude its judicial review.

Will Happily Roll Up Sleeve, Retorts Omar Abdullah as Akhilesh Yadav Says Won’t Get ‘BJP Vaccine’

Posted on 2021-01-02T19:45:02+05:30 - politics

Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had termed the Covid-19 vaccines to be rolled out in the country as “vaccine of the BJP” and said he would not take the shot.

'Tantalisingly Untrue': Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen Denies Calling Visva-Bharati VC

Posted on 2021-01-02T19:09:17+05:30 - politics

In a mail to Sudipta Bhattacharya, who is the president of the Visva Bharati Faculty Association, the Nobel laureate said the phone call that the varsity authorities claim was made by him is "tantalisingly untrue" and that he had spoken to Chakraborty a few years ago, not in June 2019 as was being said.