Monday, Aug 14, 2023
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Kharge sends BJP poll message, tears into PM Modi: ‘He insulted Chhattisgarh’

August 14, 2023 06:22 IST

Congress president steps up attack on Modi at an event in Janjgir-Champa, which is the constituency of state Leader of Opposition Narayan Chandel; predicts three seats for BJP in Assembly polls

karan mahara

Agnipath a threat to Army regiments… will hold yatra to protest against it… want Rahul to join: Uttarakhand Congress chief

August 13, 2023 20:19 IST

Karan Mahara says, “We never saw communal tensions (in the state) previously, but things have changed now … People are openly abusing a community, threatening to kill them, and the police and administration are silent.”

left tripura bypolls

Day after talks, setback for efforts to form Tripura anti-BJP front: Left unilaterally names bypoll nominees

August 13, 2023 19:46 IST

Congress says it was decided that candidates would be fielded based on consensus, CPI(M) urges the party and TIPRA Motha to “unite anti-BJP votes”

DK Shivakumar and Siddaramaiah

Congress now at receiving end of contractors’ ire in Karnataka, BJP smells a scam

August 14, 2023 01:57 IST

The Congress’s “40% commission” allegation against the BJP government went a long way in ensuring its return to power. But the party now faces similar allegations over a proposal to audit infrastructure projects in Bengaluru done during BJP rule before clearing contractors’ payments.

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If Vajpayee had Golden Quadrilateral, PM Modi writing a rail legacy

August 13, 2023 12:51 IST

Modi's speech at recent event to launch “revamp of 508 rail stations” was touted as “biggest such infrastructure ceremony”. It was also another proof of Modi govt focus on Rlys from the start

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19 Bills passed by Bengal Assembly wait for Governor’s nod, some since 2016

August 13, 2023 08:00 IST

BJP claims the Bills not cleared as “detrimental to Constitution”, official in Raj Bhavan says “only 11 Bills pending”, including some relating to universities owing to court judgments, and five sent for clarifications from government depts

rahul gandhi wayanad

Today in politics: Day 2 of Rahul’s happy Wayanad visit, but is contractor anger now turning on Cong in Karnataka?

August 13, 2023 11:58 IST

An I.N.D.I.A candidate for a Jharkhand by-election, Cong set to launch Chhattisgarh poll campaign, while no end to Bengal brawl over panchayat elections between BJP and TMC

Bengal bypoll

Bengal bypoll: CPM, Cong agree on a candidate for seat won by BJP last time

August 13, 2023 07:58 IST

TMC will seek to ensure no repeat of Sagardighi. It has a good presence in Rajbanshi-dominated Dhupguri seat, and BJP only won narrowly in 2021

PM Modi Ravidas

As BJP seeks Dalit votes in MP, Modi hails Ravidas, says ‘held firm’ under Mughals

August 13, 2023 07:58 IST

In third trip to poll-bound state in just over a month, PM lays foundation stone for temple to saint revered by Dalits. BJP had launched five ‘Sant Ravidas Samrasta Yatras’ last month

Ranjit Das

Ahead of Uttarakhand bypoll, blow to Cong, loses its 2022 candidate from the seat to BJP

August 13, 2023 07:58 IST

Ranjit Das, belonging to an old Cong family, crosses side; the death of the BJP candidate, who last time won by a big margin against Das, has necessitated the bypoll

Rajasthan BJP

Rajasthan polls looming, BJP inducts 23 leaders as it looks to regain ground in Gujjar, tribal belts

August 13, 2023 07:58 IST

Gujjar leader and ex-BJP legislator, Gopichand Gurjar, and tribal leader and former BJP MLA Anita Katara, are among those who have returned to the saffron party fold

Rahul Gandhi in Wayanad

Rahul Gandhi fires salvos at PM Modi from Wayanad: ‘BJP destroyed Manipur, Congress will rebuild it’

August 13, 2023 08:03 IST

On first visit to his constituency since his reinstatement as an MP, Rahul gets a rousing reception, says, ‘I have come back to my family… The disqualification has made my relationship with Wayanad stronger’


Monsoon Session: Among highest in Bills passed, among lowest in productive hours in 17th LS

August 13, 2023 07:59 IST

14 Bills passed in 22 hours of discussions, with five hours accounted for just contentious Delhi services Bill. Some Bills were passed after just minutes of debate

Mamata Banerjee, Narendra Modi

‘Khooni khel khela hai’: PM Modi tears into TMC over panchayat poll violence; Mamata fires back

August 13, 2023 07:59 IST

Virtually addressing Kshetriya Panchayati Raj Parishad in Bengal, PM slammed Oppn parties for ‘running away’ from House during no-trust vote, saying his govt has defeated ‘negativity being spread’ by them


No-trust motion to NCT Bill to Manipur: JD(S) sticks to neutrality line drawn by Deve Gowda

August 13, 2023 08:00 IST

With JD(S) patriarch maintaining that its alignments would remain ‘situational’, the party’s equidistance from BJP and Cong was seen inside Parliament and outside during monsoon session

Amit Shah Bills

Bold and big, tough on law and order, pro-women, anti-hate: Modi govt messages in the 3 BillsPremium Story

August 13, 2023 08:00 IST

The overhauling of the colonial-era criminal laws is just the kind of swashbuckling reform the BJP regime wants to be associated with, while also marking a break from the past


Almost absent in UP politics now, IUML contests 1983 riots report, sees link to its support to I.N.D.I.A

August 12, 2023 18:20 IST

The Justice Saxena report on the 1980 riots gives clean chit to police, RSS, BJP, names late IUML leader, League says will seek fresh judicial probe; SP questions report timing

meitei pangals

Caught in the Manipur crossfire: A look at the Meitei Pangals

August 12, 2023 18:07 IST

First CM of Manipur state was a Meitei Pangal. It is a long way since then, with the Muslim community very small compared to Meitei and tribal populations, and confined to a few areas.

suspended MPs

4 in recent Session, 2 over 2 days: A look at suspension of MPs in current Parliament, since 2019

August 12, 2023 14:32 IST

Oppn claims firsts in suspensions “pending privileges panel report”, action against Leader of Oppn of a House (Adhir Ranjan); questions extension of suspension past a Session (Sanjay Singh)

Modi rahul

Today in Politics: No-trust motion done and dusted, Modi, Rahul hit the ground

August 12, 2023 09:44 IST

PM will be in MP to mark another BJP event to woo Dalits via Sant Ravidas; Rahul to be in Wayanad for first strip after his return as MP; J P Nadda in Bengal for a post-panchayat poll update

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Monsoon Session concludes on rancorous note: BJP revs up for 2024, Oppn counts positives

August 12, 2023 08:38 IST

The suspension of Opposition MPs, a no-confidence motion, contentious Bills, and bitter exchanges between the BJP and the INDIA alliance. The Monsoon Session had it all.

Assam delimitation

Assam delimitation final, more seats under quota; BJP hailed it for ‘protecting indigenous groups’

August 11, 2023 22:23 IST

3 more Assembly seats for STs, 1 more for SCs, some changes to names of constituencies; Opp had objected to use of 2001 Census data, AIUDF alleged bid to 'reduce impact of Muslim vote'


No-trust vote: A missed chance for Oppn, a platform for Modi & Amit Shah to showcase govtPremium Story

August 12, 2023 14:08 IST

While Rahul Gandhi's performance was disappointing, BJP's gambit seemed to be to make it a Modi versus him battle again in 2024, thus also fuelling the fears of regional parties in the I.N.D.I.A

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Congress tears into criminal law overhaul: ‘Animated by negative desire of leaving a Modi stamp’

August 12, 2023 09:45 IST

“Rioting provisions clearly have a communal aim with a slanted mindset,” says Abhishek Singhvi; Ashwani Kumar hopes Bills will achieve goal of strengthening criminal justice system

Siddaramaiah Karnataka

MLAs miffed, Siddaramaiah offers board posts as a peace offering

August 11, 2023 22:21 IST

Of 30 disgruntled legislators who complained to Congress leadership about having no say in development of their constituencies, eight accommodated; more appointments expected