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September, 2019

 

When Former J&K CM is Under Arrest, Where is the Normalcy?: Owaisi on Farooq Abdullah’s Detention

Condemning the use of PSA against Farooq Abdullah, Asaduddin Owaisi questioned how the former J&K chief minister could be a threat as he had met PM Narendra Modi a day before the abrogation of Article 370. New Delhi: All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Centre for reiterating that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is normal as it defended the prohibitory orders in the state before the Supreme Court. “When a former chief minister is under arrest, what normalcy are you…


In Andhra Pradesh’s Palnadu Region, Political Violence Evokes Memories of a Centuries-old War

The YSRCP-TDP tussle is just the latest chapter in the area’s bloody history where two stepbrothers and kings fought the Mahabharata of their era In the 12th century, two royals and stepbrothers were engaged in a bitter conflict in Palnadu, part of present-day Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district. Before his death, king Anuguraju of the Palanati Kalachuri dynasty had anointed his son Nalagamaraju as his successor and left him to the care of the minister Brahmanaidu. Nalagama’s stepbrother was Malidevaraju, who was married to a princess of the Kalyani branch of…


‘UP Can Look at Rolling Out NRC in Phases’: After Khattar, CM Yogi Bats for Crackdown on ‘Outsiders’

The chief minister’s statements come a day after his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar said NRC would be implemented in the state. New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) an “important and brave” decision of the government and said the state can look at rolling out the exercise in phases if the need arises. “In the first phase, it has been Assam and the way it is being implemented there, it can be an example for us. Using their experience,…


Centre Running on ‘Gujarat Model’ to Harass Opposition Leaders, Says Congress’ Digvijaya Singh

Singh said though action has been taken by the CBI and ED against P Chidambaram, the officers on whose recommendation/consent the former Union minister took decisions have been spared. Mathura: Accusing the Centre of political vendetta, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has said the Narendra Modi government is running on the “Gujarat model” of governance to harass opposition leaders. “Sending former Union finance minister P Chidambaram to jail is an evidence of misuse of the CBI, ED and the IT department for implicating opposition leaders,” Singh said on Friday evening. He…


‘Emotive Issue’: Don’t Tinker With Three-Language Formula, Says Congress on Amit Shah’s Hindi Pitch

Congress spokesperson Anand Sharma also said no indication should be given of a rethink on the “three-language formula” as it will create strife and unrest in the country. New Delhi: Hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s Hindi language pitch, the Congress on Saturday said the three-language formula should not be tinkered with and controversies must not be stirred up on “emotive” issues settled by Constitution-makers. The opposition party also said no indication should be given of a rethink on the “three-language formula” as it will create strife and unrest in…