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Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah on Tuesday took a pot shot at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over police action against protesters, said to be techies, in Bengaluru. Shah alleged that the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) government of Karnataka was “intimidating” people who oppose their politics. “Hugs for ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang and arrest of peaceful youth …

UP CM Yogi Adityanath renames Faizabad as Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said Congress’ Priyanka Gandhi Vadra must acknowledge Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s efforts in cleaning the Ganga, which has made it possible for her to go on her river journey. Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday the Congress leader’s Ganga Yatra from Prayagraj to Varanasi proved that the BJP government …

Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday sharpened her attack at the Narendra Modi government asking it to stop blaming the Congress-led governments of the past and talk about what the Modi government has done in the last five years. “Their argument that ‘what did they do in 70 years’ has an expiry date. …

Nationalist Congress Party boss Sharad Pawar on Tuesday stepped in to help Rahul Gandhi’s Congress and Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party work out an alliance in the national capital for the Lok Sabha elections. Pawar also reached out to AAP’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh soon after. A Congress leader said Rahul Gandhi drove down …

JD(U) vice-president and political strategist Prashant Kishor had an uncanny response to Andhra Pradesh chief minister Chandrababu Naidu calling him a “Bihari dacoit”. Naidu had during a poll rally in Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole accused Telangana chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao of doing “criminal politics” and poaching Congress and TDP MLAs, according to ANI. He also …

Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party appeared to shut the door on the Congress that had lately been warming up to the idea of an alliance for the Lok Sabha election in Delhi. “There will be no alliance with the Congress in Delhi,” AAP leader Gopal Rai said in the national capital. The Congress is extremely …

Sumalatha, actor, and wife of late Kannada actor and former Union Minister M.H. Ambareesh, officially announced her decision to contest from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency as an independent candidate. Addressing a press conference here on Monday, she formally announced her decision in the presence of some famous Kannada film stars. She was flanked by actors …

More than two months ahead of the election in Kolkata, the forces of central paramilitary forces commenced their area domination exercise in the city. The force personnel could be seen in many parts of the city, including neighborhoods of the deep south in Behala, Naktala, Bansdroni and Reagent Park. In west Kolkata, the forces could …

Two activists of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were arrested in North 24 Paraganas district for trolling and posting “objectionable posts” targeting actor Nusrat Jahan, Trinamool Congress candidate in the district, police officials said. Subhendu Chakravarty and Tanmoy Bala were booked under Section 120/B [criminal conspiracy] and 505/2 [intent to cause public mischief] of Indian Penal …

Accusing the BJP and the Congress of failing to meet the aspirations of the people, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has said that he would start a national party “if necessary” to herald reforms and “unite the country”. Kicking off his party’s poll campaign from Karimnagar on Sunday, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president stressed on the need for an …

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who died after a long illness, would be accorded state funeral with full military honours on Monday, according to the home ministry. Parrikar, 63, who had also been the defence minister, deceased on Sunday at his private residence in Dona Paula near the state capital after battling a pancreatic ailment since February last year. MHA Joint …

Social media in India was predictably awash with bristly and gung-ho tweets after China yet again delivered good news to the apparently ailing Masood Azhar and his almost bankrupt host, Pakistan. Calls for en masse boycott of Chinese goods are however silly, as we will explain below. Let’s instead look at India’s options on China coolly. …