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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 powe........

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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 h........

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Free Covid-19 vaccine for all citizens of India, says Union minister Pratap Sarangi

Union Minister Pratap Sarangi on Sunday said all people of the country will be given free coronavirus vaccine, amidst the and not only in poll-bound Bihar as announced by the BJP, news agency PTI reported. After addressing a campaign meeting for the November 3 assembly by-poll in Balasore, Union Minister Pratap Sarangi said an estimated Rs 500 odd will be spent on vaccination of each person. Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that all people will be provided free of cost vac........

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Pranab Mukherjee's memoir elucidates how Narendra Modi 'earned and achieved' prime ministership

Former president Pranab Mukherjee said in his memoir that Narendra Modi became prime minister "through popular choice" unlike Manmohan Singh "who was offered the post by Sonia Gandhi". In his memoir "The Presidential Years, 2012-2017" which he completed before his death last year, Mukherjee wrote Narendra Modi "earned and achieved" the prime ministership. The 197-page book, which was released on Tuesday (January 5), contains 11 CHAPTERS, elucidating many big decisions and events in the country in five years. The DNA report will tell you about Pranab Mukherjee's key observati........

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CM Jagan Reddy gained ‘undue advantage’ in transfer of high court chief justices: Andhra HC

The Andhra Pradesh High Court Wednesday observed that the recent transfer of Chief Justices of High Courts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would delay proceedings in the three capitals case and the CBI cases pending against Chief Minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, giving him an “undue advantage”. The scathing observation was made by Justice Rakesh Kumar, while rejecting an application moved by the AP Government to recuse himsel........

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‘Steeped in Communal Poison’: UP’s 'Love Jihad' Law Denounced by Over 100 Retd Bureaucrats, Diplomats

Uttar Pradesh has become the "epicentre of the politics of hate, division and bigotry" and the institutions of governance are "steeped in communal poison," alleged 104 retired civil servants in a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The signatories of the letter, including former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao, ex-national security adviser Shivshankar Menon, former chief information commissioner Wajahat Habibullah, also demanded immediate withdrawal of the anti-conversion ordinance. They alleged that the Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of R........

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Rajinikanth says will neither enter politics nor launch political party

Actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth Tuesday announced that he would not be entering politics owing to his ill health and the situation. His announcement came two days before he was to of the launch of his political party. In a three-page statement on Twitter, the actor expressed regret and said it pained him to make such an announcement after having said he would contest the Tamil Nadu Assembly elections in 2021. “It is with profound regret that I have to say that I will neither be launching my political party nor entering politics. Nobody can understand my pain in making this decisio........

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SL Dharme Gowda, K'taka Upper House Dy Chairman, Dies by Suicide; Body Found on Railway Track

In a shocking late night development, Karnataka Vidhana Parishad Deputy Chairman SL Dharme Gowda has allegedly died by suicide. The JDS legislator was found dead on a railway track near Chickmagalur, his home town in the hills of central Karnataka. Confirming the news to News18, top sources said that they are probing the case for more details. According to them, his dead body was found around 2am. The 64-year-old, low profile Gowda was in the news recently afte........

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BJP ally RLP quits NDA over farm laws, Hanuman Beniwal claims Covid report fudged to keep him out of LS

Unhappy with the Narendra Modi government's stand on the new farm laws and its handling of the ongoing farmers' protest, BJP ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party (RLP) today announced it is leaving the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over issues concerning the new farm laws. Declaring the move, RLP chief Hanuman Beniwal said, "I have left the NDA in protest against the three farm laws. These laws are anti-farmer. I have left NDA but won't fo........

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Explained: What is MP’s proposed new law to stop forced conversions?

A special meeting of the Shivraj Singh Chouhan Cabinet on Saturday (December 26) cleared the Madhya Pradesh Dharma Svatantra Adhiniyam, 2020, also known as the Freedom of Religion Bill, 2020. The stated aim of the Bill that will now be brought in the Assembly, is to stop forced religious conversions on the pretext of marriage, along with the use of force and misrepresentation, or other fraudulent means. The Bill is likely to be tabled in the Madhya Pradesh House during the three-day session........

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Who is Arya Rajendran? 21-year-old student from Kerala set to be the youngest mayor in India

The CPI(M) in Kerala has chosen 21-year-old Arya Rajendran as its mayoral candidate for Thiruvananthapuram after the party's district committee and state committee sanctioned her candidature. Still a college student, Arya is now set to be the youngest person in India to ever take charge of the mayor of a city. She is a first-time councillor from Mudavanmugal division of Thiruvananthapuram corporation. Arya Rajendran is a BSc Mathematics student and is the party's Chala area committee member. She will be the youngest Mayor of th........

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PM Attacks Mamata Banerjee: "Bengal Blocking Central Benefits To Farmers"

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacts with farmers at a fund-releasing event today Prime Minister Narendra Modi today released Rs 18,000 crore to over nine crore farmer families under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) programme. With the push of a button, PM Modi enabled the transfer of money at an event that the ruling BJP has made into a big exercise amid the protest by farmers against three new farm laws. "Some people are spread........

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In Pics: President Kovind, PM Modi, Others Pay Tribute to Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee On His Birth Anniversary

President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among the dignitaries who paid rich tribute to former prime minister and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his birth anniversary. President Kovind paid homage to Vajpayee at ‘Sadaiv Atal’, a memorial to the former prime minister, the Rashtrapati Bhavan stated in a tweet. Besides Kovind and Modi, top Union ministers also attended a prayer meeting at the memorial and paid homage to the first prime minister from the saffron party. Vaj........

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Electoral bonds: CIC says revealing names of donors not in public interest, violates RTI

The Central Information Commission (CIC), the lead body for implementing the Right to Information Act, has now ruled that the disclosure of identity of electoral bond scheme donors will not serve any larger public interest and will violate provisions of the Act itself. In an order issued on December 21 that was uploaded on Tuesday, Information Commissioner Suresh Chandra, while dismissing an appeal by a Maharashtra-based activist Vihar Durve – who had sought information of ........

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Gupkar Alliance Sweeps Maiden DDC Elections With 110 Seats, BJP Emerges as Single-Largest Party

The People’s Alliance for Gupkar Declaration (PAGD) swept the maiden District Development Council (DDC) polls by winning 110 seats, while the BJP emerged as the single largest party by getting 74 seats after securing the largest vote share in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Wednesday. The results of four constituencies one each in Bandipora and Kupwara districts of north Kashmir and Poonch and Rajouri districts........

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EC Ready for 'One Nation, One Poll' if Legislature Carries Out All Amendments, Says CEC Sunil Arora

In an exclusive conversation with News18, chief election commissioner Sunil Arora recalls the challenges the poll body faced while conducting elections this year, even as he sheds light on what lies ahead in the electoral arena next year as well as crucial developments like the possibility of simultaneous elections and digital voter cards. With the pandemic raging across the world in 2020, a big question was would it be possible to conduct elections. Amid all this, the Bihar assembly polls were carried out. The threat of is still lingering, and n........

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Rules for amended Citizenship Act to be framed after COVID vaccination starts: Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who recently visited West Bengal to take stock of BJP's poll campaign in the state ahead of the upcoming assembly elections, asserted that rules for the Citizenship (Amendment) Act are yet to be framed because of the pandemic and the matter will be considered once COVID-19 vaccination starts and coronavirus chain breaks. "The rules of the CAA are yet to be framed as such a massive process could not be carried out because of the corona. As soon as (COVID) vaccination starts........

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Rs 11.86 Crore Assets Of Farooq Abdullah, Others Seized In Money Laundering Case

As the Enforcement Directorate has attached assets worth Rs 11.86 crore of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah in connection with a probe linked to alleged financial irregularities in the Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association, Omar Abdullah said his father is in touch with his lawyers and will fight all these baseless charges. “My father has seen the media reports regarding attachment of his properties in the ongoing investigation in to the JKCA matter. Not surprisingly the media was tipped off regarding the seizure befo........

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Is stage set for Rahul Gandhi's return as Congress chief?

Ahead of the crucial election for the Congress chief's post, Sonia Gandhi in a meeting with party leaders has tried to partially defuse the tension simmering internally and has also been successful in giving the 'all is well' message to the party cadre. The Election process in the party is on and by the end of the next month party may hold elections for the party president's post. The real challenge remains as the Congress is only in government in three big states and ........

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