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October, 2019

 

On Indira Gandhi’s Death Anniversary, Granddaughter Priyanka Shares a Special ‘Shloka’ on Twitter

Priyanka Gandhi is often compared to her grandmother and referred to as ‘Second Indira’ for her features and style of functioning. New Delhi: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday took to Twitter to pay respects to her grandmother and former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. Recounting the first ‘shloka’ that Indira Gandhi taught her and her brother Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka said in Hindi that she was reminded of the last line of the hymn. The ‘shloka’ means: “From ignorance, lead me to truth; From darkness, lead me…


Bengal Congress Leader Urges Sonia Gandhi to Offer Bypoll Support to TMC in Kharagpur to Stop BJP

On October 25, the Election Commission had announced that the by-elections in West Bengal for vacant Kaliaganj in North Dinajpur, Kharagpur Sadar in West Midnapore, and Karimpur assembly seats in Nadia district will be held on November 25. Kolkata: In a significant political development, senior Congress leader Abdul Mannan wrote a letter to UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi expressing party’s weak position in Kharagpur and suggested that only way to stop BJP in the coming Bypolls is to support the ruling TMC in West Bengal. On October 25, the Election Commission (EC)…


‘No 50-50 Formula Was Decided’: Amid Pressure from Shiv Sena, Fadnavis Confident of Retaining CM Chair

The BJP and the Sena, with 105 and 56 seats respectively in the new Assembly, are locked in a bitter tussle over sharing of power. Mumbai: Maharashtra’s caretaker chief minister Devendra Fadnavis is confident of forming the government in the state with the support of Shiv Sena, sources said, adding that the BJP and the Uddhav Thackeray-led party had not agreed to a 50-50 formula for power sharing. Party sources said Fadnavis had denied there was need for a ‘Plan B’ even as the Sena continued to flex its muscle. The…


40% of Newly Elected MLAs in Maharashtra Have Serious Criminal Cases Against Them, 93% are Crorepatis

Average assets of MLAs in the new assembly have more than doubled to Rs 22 crore per MLA, compared to nearly Rs 11 crore in 2014, with more than 63 per cent (180) of them having assets worth over Rs 5 crore and above. New Delhi: Nearly 40 per cent or as many as 113 MLAs elected to the legislative assembly of Maharashtra have declared serious criminal cases against them, an analysis of self-sworn affidavits filed by the legislators at the time of nomination has revealed. The analysis by the…


More than 98% Voting Recorded in Jammu and Kashmir’s First Block Development Council Polls

The elections were held after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of its special status by the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcated into Union Territories. This is the first election since a clampdown was imposed in Kashmir after the central government’s decision on August 5. Srinagar: In the very first Block Development Council (BDC) elections held in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, more than 98% voting was recorded amid the incarceration of most of the mainstream politicians of the state. The elections were held after Jammu and Kashmir was stripped of…