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Explained: What is the scrapped buses scam in Andhra Pradesh?

The Andhra Pradesh Transport Department has initiated an inquiry after being tipped-off that buses sold as scrap by Ashok Leyland were purchased by two companies in Anantapur who were illegally using them in private travels business. Transport officials contacted Ashok Leyland on January 10, 2020 which on January 23 confirmed that in 2018, it sold 40 scrap buses to C Gopal Reddy and 26 scrap buses to Jatadhara Industries Private Ltd based at Tadipatri in Anantapur district.........

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Changing Dynamics: Rather Than Uniting Against BJP, Why are Congress, BSP Eager to Settle Scores?

With less than two years to go for the electoral battle of Uttar Pradesh, the political landscape is witnessing an ever-increasing war of words between Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati and Congress general secretary in charge of the state Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The latest episode was the attack and counterattack between the two over the India-China border conflict. So why is this the case? Why is Mayawati seemingly sharper in her attack on the Congress than the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is in pow........

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Cash For Vote: G-Pay & PayTm used!

All the political parties have indulged in money tricks to woo the voters. Until last night, the ruling and opposition parties were busy distributing money to the voters and they are offering Rs 1000 to Rs 5000 per vote at rural places. For urban places like Hyderabad outskirts, a single vote is being sold for Rs 10,000. As the police have tightened security, the leaders using technology to transfer money to the voters. Apps like Google Pay, PayTm, PhonePe and others were used and are still using to get votes from the public.........

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'Will Speak in Detail After Taking Oath', Former CJI Ranjan Gogoi on Accepting Rajya Sabha Nomination

A day after several questions were raised on Ranjan Gogoi’s nomination to Rajya Sabha, the former Chief Justice of India (CJI) asserted that he will speak about it (nomination) after taking oath. “I will go to Delhi probably tomorrow. Let me first take oath, then I will speak in detail to the media why I accepted this…,” a leading portal quoted Gogoi as saying. Earlier in the day, Congress leader Kapil Sibal had attacked Gogoi over his nomination to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind and accused him of having compromised his own integrity as well as that of the Su........

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Modi is My PM Too - Kejriwal Shoots Down Pakistan Minister's Tweet On Delhi Polls

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday shot back at Pakistan Minister Chaudhary Fawad Hussain for his tweet on Delhi Assembly Elections. In his tweet, Hussain said, “People of India must defeat #Modimadness ,Under pressure to lose another State Elections(Delhi on Feb 8th),he resorts to ridiculous claims and threats endangering Region, Mr Modi has lost balance after internal and external reaction to Kashmir, Citizenship laws and failing economy (sic).” Delhi Soon, the tweet by the Pakistani Minister became talking point in the Delhi politics.........

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BJP-Sena should choose their path and we will do our politics: Sharad Pawar on Maharashtra govt formation

NCP chief Sharad Pawar, who is Delhi on Monday said, "BJP-Shiv Sena fought together, we (NCP) and Congress fought together. They have to choose their path and we will do our politics."........

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On Hindi Diwas, Amit Shah Bats for 'One Nation, One Language', Appeals People to Fulfil Gandhi's Dream

Emphasising on the ability of Hindi to bring entire India together, Home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that it is extremely important of a country to have a common language that becomes the mark of its identity in the world. Pitching for 'one nation, one language' on the occasion of Hindi Diwas, Shah said, "India is a country of different languages ​​and every language has its own importance but it is necessary to ha........

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Shiv Sena Activist Files Complaint Against Netflix For Defaming Hindus

Hindu activist and Shiv Sena’s Information Technology (IT) cell member Ramesh Solanki on Tuesday filed a complaint against the US-based leading online streaming platform Netflix for defaming Hindus. Solanki alleged that Netflix, which is gaining momentum in India, has been producing content that is Hinduphobic and showcases an incorrect picture of Hindus and India on a global level. “Almost every series on Netflix India is with the intention to defame Hindus. They are putting out content that’s portraying our nation in a bad ........

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Mamata Slams Centre Over I-T Notice to Durga Puja Committees, Calls it Harassment

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has slammed the BJP-led Central government for issuing income tax notice to Durga Puja committees in the state. Expressing her dissent, Banerjee said that “Puja committees should not come under Income Tax”. “If Durga Puja Committees do puja, it should not come under Income Tax. This is donation given by the public. I condemn this attitude of bringing puja........

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Deja Vu: Sachin Pilot Too Being Sidelined And Persecuted, Says Scindia

As Rajasthan politics heats up over Congress Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot being summoned by the police of his own government, his old party colleague turned BJP leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has added to the intra-Congress tussle by saying that Pilot is being "persecuted" by Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. In a tweet that has intensified speculation about the BJP's next move, Scindia said, "Sad to see my erstwhile colleague, Sachin Pilot, too being sidelined and persecuted ........

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How a Probe Summons Became the Last Straw as Pilot vs Gehlot Feud Comes to Boil

Pilot was summoned by the Rajasthan Special Operations Group for questioning in an investigation that was launched after allegations were made of the BJP poaching Congress MLAs during the Rajya Sabha elections for three seats. Two BJP members were arrested and an FIR was registered based on phone tapping. The transcript of the call said the "Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister are having a figh........

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PV Narasimha Rao: Why Man Who Shaped India in Post-Cold War Era Became a Ghost for Congress

The BJP has appropriated P V Narasimha Rao, just as it did Sardar Patel and Netaji. Sixteen years after Rao's unsung death, the good that was interred with his bones is now being resurrected, to the chagrin of the Congress. It can only watch in guilty embarrassment as Prime Minister Narendra Modi valorizes Rao, for the same reasons that his own party discarded him. The Congress First Family appears in a poor light vis-a-vis Rao, who suffered multiple humiliations at its hands, even unto death. His body was not allowed inside the Congress hea........

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'It Was My Duty': Photos of Mangaluru Corporator Entering Manhole to Clean Drain Go Viral

A local BJP Corporator Manohar Shetty made viral news after he entered a manhole to clear garbage from a rainwater drain at Kadri-Kambala in his ward, on Wednesday. The rare incident of an elected representative acting as a public servant earned Shetty praise from all quarters. The corporator, who is from Kadri South, decided to take the action after a huge stormwater drain began to overflow with heaps of garbage, which were stuck inside. The water was fl........

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Manoj Tiwari Removed as BJP Delhi President, Adesh Kumar Gupta Appointed New Chief

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday appointed Adesh Kumar Gupta as the president of its Delhi unit replacing actor-politician Manoj Tiwari. The decision by party president JP Nadda was announced in a statement. Gupta, whose appointment will take place with immediate effect, is a former mayor of North Delhi Municipal Corporation and replaces Tiwari, a member of Lok Sabha, at the helm in the Delhi BJP. Tiwari had offered to quit after the BJP lost to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the Delhi assembly polls and his term was als........

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Those who lost elections shouldn't control politics via courts: Ravi Shankar Prasad at E-agenda

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday hit out at the Opposition and said those who have repeatedly lost elections, should not try to control nation's politics through courts. Speaking at e-Agenda Aaj Tak, Ravi Shankar Prasad defended the arguments made by Solicitor General Tushar Mehta recently during a hearing in the Supreme Court in a case related to migrant workers.........

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In Letter to Country, PM Modi Speaks of 'Tremendous Suffering' of Migrants in Battle Against Coronavirus

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked the first anniversary of his second term on Saturday by writing an open letter to his countrymen, asserting that India has started traversing on the path to "victory" in its long battle against COVID-19 while acknowledging "tremendous suffering" of migrant workers among others. In normal circumstances, he would have been in people's midst but the present conditions, a reference to the nationwide lockd........

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Ajit Jogi, first chief minister of Chhatisgarh, passes away

On Friday, Ajit Jogi breathed his last at around 3.30 pm at Shri Narayana hospital in Raipur. Dr Sunil Khemka, a senior doctor looking after Jogi said, “He suffered two heart attacks one after the other, and we tried to revive his heart activity for over two hours, but he was finally declared dead.” On May 9, Jogi had suffered a cardiac arrest after breakfast when he was revived at home and rushed to the hospital, where he was put on ventilator.........

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Signs of Rift in Maharashtra Coalition as State Battles Multiple Challenges? Uddhav Meets Alliance Partners

Amid brewing tensions within Maharashtra’s ruling coalition, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is currently holding a meeting with alliance partners. The reports of rift peaked after Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that his party was not a key decision-maker in the Sena-led Maharashtra government. Following which, another Congress party member trained the guns on Uddhav Thackeray for the worsening COVID-19 crisis in the state. “The Chief Minister keeps speaking to the public. If he could have similar consultations regularly with his alliance partners t........

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20 Lawyers Including Kapil Sibal, Prashant Bhushan, Chidambaram Wrote Late-Night Letter To SC On Migrant Workers

The Times of India report speculates whether this letter “help change the court’s reluctance to entertain PILs” on migrant workers. The letter signed by the 20 lawyers was mailed by Jaisingh to CJI Bobade at 10.34 PM on Monday (25 May). The report claims that the letter accused the Supreme Court of “exhibiting symptoms of its Emergency-time mindset” and “failure to intervene” over the issue of migrant workers. The letter alleged that the court’s “failure to intervene” in March resulted in migr........

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Jayalalithaa's Home in Chennai's Poes Garden Can Be Converted into CM's Residence and Office: Madras HC

The Madras High Court has suggested that the residence of the former chief minister and AIADMK matriarch J Jayalalithaa be converted into the official residence-cum-office of the Tamil Nadu chief minister instead of turning the entire home into a memorial, saying that the utilisation of public money for acquiring private properties for memorials "may not have an end." A portion of Poes Garden alone could be converted into a memorial, the judges said. ........

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