Uddhav welcomes PM at Pune airport
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray received Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Pune airport today on Friday. Uddhav specially went to Pune from Mumbai to welcome the prime minister. Narendra Modi is in Pune ahead of the two-day national conference of directors-general and inspectors general of police.
Unnao rape victim passes away
The 23-year old Unnao gang-rape survivor-woman, who was stabbed and set on fire by men accused of raping her breathed her last in Delhi’s Safdarjung Hospital at 11.40 pm on Friday. Her body is likely to be taken to her home for the last rites. The 23-year old Unnao rape victim had sustained 90 per cent burn and she was fighting for her life. She had been beaten, stabbed and then set on fire by five men on Thursday. The incident took place while the victim was going to a Rae Bareli court to attend the hearing of the rape case. The prime accused Shubham Trivedi was released on bail on 30 November 2019, since then he had been threatening and following the Unnao rape victim.
India demolish West Indies in the first T20I
A breathtaking 50-ball 94 from captain Virat Kohli helped the men in blue to a thundering six-wicket victory over the West Indies in the first T20I in Hyderabad. The visiting side scored a mammoth total 207 in 20 overs. But Kohli and his troops chased 208 quite easily. KL Rahul also played a gem of an inning and scored 62 runs.
All Four Hyderabad rape accused shot dead in police encounter
The Telangana police killed all the four accused in the Hyderabad veterinarian’s rape and murder case in a purported exchange of fire on Friday morning. When the four accused were taken to the crime spot for the reconstruction of the case, they snatched weapons from the police and fired at them, in retaliation police also fired back and killed all the four. The rape of the 26 years old veterinary doctor in Hyderabad had triggered national outrage across the country similar to the Nirbhaya case in Delhi. Parliamentarians also raised their voices and expressed their anguish on Monday. Meanwhile, Union Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Centre is “ready for discussions to curb such crimes”.
BJP wants apology from Congress MPs over threatening behaviour against Irani
The Central government on Friday demanded an apology from the two Lok Sabha MPs of the Congress for their “threatening behaviour” against the Union Minister Smriti Irani, while she was speaking in the Lok Sabha over the recent incessant rape in the country. The House was adjourned for the day because the ruling party members demanded an apology from them.
Union govt suggests President reject mercy plea of Nirbhaya’s rapists
The Union Home Ministry has sent a recommendation to the President Ram Nath Kovind to reject the mercy petition filed by one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya rape and murder case. The killing of the four accused by Hyderabad police in the Vet doctor’s rape and murder case made the Nirbhaya’s family emotional. Her father said the family has been awaiting justice since 2012.
Onions make people teary
The government is expected to import from next week at least 35,000 tonnes of onions to fulfil the shortage of onions across the country. The price of onions is soaring, it has touched Rs 165 a kg in Panaji on Thursday.
PM likely to address a rally on 22 December in Delhi
The BJP is gearing up for the upcoming Delhi polls next year. Seeing its importance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a rally at Ramlila Maidan on 22 December. Delhi unit of BJP would like to grab this opportunity with both the hands to “thank” the PM for the decision to regularise 1,700 odd unauthorised colonies in the capital.
Rahul & Maya show dissatisfaction over Citizenship Bill
A day after the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 by the Union government, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that his party would oppose it, while BSP supremo Mayawati also criticised the Bill, and said it should be sent to a parliamentary committee for review.
Chidambaram aims gun at govt over economic slowdown
The moment Congress leader P Chidambaram was released from Tihar jail after spending over 106 days in prison, he aimed his gun at the Central government for the economic slowdown in the country saying BJP-led government was “clueless” and Prime Minister has left it to his ministers to indulge in “bluff and bluster”.
UP govt mulls to introduce cow safari
The BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government is now planning to introduce ‘cow safaris’ in the state. The increase of stray cattle in the state is a grave issue for the UP government. A ‘cow safari’ will help to solve the problem of stray cattle while adding a new dimension to the state’s tourism, according to the State’s Dairy Development and Animal Husbandry Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary.
Jharkhand polls: Modi attacks the opposition
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday while addressing a rally in Khunti attacked the opposition JMM-Congress-RJD alliance in Jharkhand, alleging it followed the politics of “deception” while the BJP believed in the service of people.
Maharashtra govt mulls 80% job reservation for locals in the Pvt sector
The newly elected government in Maharashtra is mulling to provide 80 per cent job reservation in the private sector for the local people. Apart from this, meals will be available at Rs 10 across the state and people will now be spending Rs 1 for health clinics at the taluka-level under the new leadership. The new government’s focus will be affordable speciality healthcare as well as strengthening the urban infrastructure, said governor B K Koshyari in his joint address to the state legislature on Sunday.
Verbal spat in parliament over Adhir Ranjan remarks
Lok Sabha saw an ugly scene on Monday when Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury called Narendra Modi and Amit Shah “infiltrators”. The house erupted in a verbal turmoil post the remark.
Shivangi becomes first woman pilot in Indian Navy
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi created history on Monday and became the first woman pilot in the Indian Navy. She belongs to Muzaffarpur in Bihar. She is set to join Kochi naval base on Monday and gearing up to fly the Dornier surveillance aircraft of the Indian Navy.
BJP MP terms GDP data irrelevant
Bharatiya Janata Party MP Nishikant Dubey rejected the GDP figures and said it is useless and would not be of any use in the future. He said on Monday that GDP numbers are not gospel like the Bible or Bhagavadgita.
Deadline to be set for NRC: Shah
Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday while addressing a rally in West Singhbhum in Jharkhand ahead of the Assembly elections said that a deadline would be set for the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country.
Ganguly stresses on pink-ball Test cricket
Indian cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly played a key role in staging the first pink-ball Test match between India vs Bangladesh at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. He stressed that team India should play at least one pink-ball Test match in every series.
3 policemen suspended in Priyanka’s house security lapse
Security lapse at Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s house has created a furore which led to the suspension of three security personnel. Home minister Amit Shah has ordered an inquiry into this matter.
PM wants BJP MPs to attend parliament
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is unhappy with several BJP MPs for their absence from the Parliament. Modi has repeatedly stressed that members should take their job more seriously.
CM debars TSRTC women staff from night shift in Telangana
Chief Minister of Telangana K Chandrashekar Rao prior to the gruesome gang rape and murder of a 26-year-old vet doctor passed a controversial statement that women employees of the state transport body should not be assigned the night shift.
Karnataka Bypolls: Exit polls favour BJP to form govt
The 15 seats Karnataka by-polls elections are crucial for the BJP government in the state for its survival. Major polls analysts are tight-lipped, but local exit polls in the state have predicted that the ruling BJP is almost certain to get the majority of 5 December by-polls in 15 assembly constituencies. Power TV, a local news channel has predicted that the saffron outfit will get 8 to 12 seats, Congress 3 to 6 and Janata Dal (Secular) is likely to get 0-2 seats.
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