A 24-year-old Dalit man, who was set on fire in Madhya Pradesh’s Sagar district on January 14, died in a hospital in Delhi on Thursday leading to a war of words between the opposition BJP and the ruling Congress party.
In a veiled reference to its former ally BJP in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday said that his party Shiv Sena was backstabbed by the “old allies”, asserting that he has not left “Hindutva” neither has changed his “colour”.
At a time when political discourse often takes divisive turns and emotive issues continue to take centrestage, a Cabinet minister of the Narendra Modi government has written a thriller he describes as fiction based on ‘reality’ aiming to promote harmony.
A former minister and BJP leader Badrilal Yadav was booked on Thursday for making an indecent remark against Rajgarh collector Nidhi Nivedita during the BJP’s rally at Biora on Wednesday.
It is going to be a ‘local’ versus ‘hyper-local’ contest in south Delhi’s affluent Greater Kailash (GK) assembly constituency, from where the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is fielding its sitting MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj (40) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is putting its faith in area councilor Shikha Roy (55).
India on Thursday defended its decision to invite Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations, with a senior official saying he is an elected leader of a democratic country.
The United States’ financial chief on Thursday told Swedish teen Greta Thunberg to go study before calling for a fossil fuel halt, prompting the climate campaigner to reply it doesn’t “take a degree” to understand the science.
A day after chief minister Yogi Adityanath stated that raising ‘azaadi’ slogans during anti-CAA protests would amount to treason, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Ram Gobind Chaudhary on Thursday said, “Even the British had described patriots as traitors and terrorists.”
India’s interest lies in expanding relations with other regional powers and, therefore, it is appropriate for the Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, to be Republic Day chief guest. Brazil has been a close multilateral partner in Indian foreign policy after the Cold War. It has been India’s closest partner in BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa), and cooperated in dealing with the climate crisis, Security Council reform and South-South cooperation. Many of these have been aspirational, and stronger on joint statements than tangible results. One reason for this is the lack of economic and strategic links between tier-two powers. Mr Bolsonaro’s visit seeks to address this gap.
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The internet went into overdrive when Raveena Tandon hit out at an unnamed detractor on Twitter. Her tweet read, “Hahaha how juvenile. What all people do for their place in the sun. God give them happiness . Loads of love to you dear. Even though you don’t follow,you sure are interested. I remember you’d called me ‘milf’. Was flattered. God bless you honey. Loadsa love and success.”
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court has directed the police to file a charge sheet in two months against BJP national secretary H Raja in a case connected to his abuse of the Judiciary and police officials during a Vinayaka Chathurthi procession in Pudukottai district in September 2018.
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik seems to be on a temple run. Early this week, Patnaik had visited the famous Maa Samaleswari temple in western district of Sambalpur to offer his prayers. Prayers over, Patnaik announced that an expert team will soon assess the requirements of the temple and the devotees and based on that the state government will take further steps.
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Friday unveiled his party’s new flag which is saffron-coloured, symbolising his party’s drift towards the Hindutva ideology. Thackeray’s son Amit also entered the political arena at the party conclave.
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The International Court of Justice said on Thursday that it has jurisdiction to hear a case against Myanmar seeking emergency measures to prevent it committing genocide against its Rohingya minority.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday finally responded to party leader Pavan K Varma’s letter questioning the Janata Dal (United) decision to extend the alliance with the BJP to Delhi. Kumar said he was surprised by Varma’s public statements and made it clear that the former diplomat was free to exit the party if he wanted.
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday remembered Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray on his 94th birth anniversary.