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Top leaders converge to Gujarat for high-voltage campaign

Gujarat will today witness high voltage campaigning ahead of Assembly elections scheduled for next month, as all top leaders of the top three parties staking claim to power will address several rallies across the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address three back-to-back ‘Vijay Sankalp Sammelan’ rallies of his...

Nov 21 · >

Mangaluru autorickshaw blast act of terror: Police

The autorickshaw blast in coastal Karnataka’s Mangaluru Saturday was not accidental but an “act of terror with the intention to cause serious damage”, the state police chief confirmed today. While confirming the news on Twitter, Karnataka DGP Praveen Sood also added that the state police is “probing deep” into it...

Nov 20 · >

CJI disapproves of lawyers strike over judge’s transfer

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud, who has agreed to meet lawyers of the Gujarat High Court striking over a judge’s transfer, on Saturday said that the strike makes “consumers of justice suffer”. Speaking at the felicitation function organised by the Bar Council of India (BCI), he backed...

Nov 20 · >

Ex-bureaucrat Arun Goel appointed poll commissioner

Retired bureaucrat Arun Goel has been appointed as an Election Commissioner ahead of the crucial assembly election in Gujarat. The third post in the country’s top poll body has been vacant for nearly six months. A communique from the law ministry this evening read, “The President is pleased to...

Nov 20 · >

Row over Maharashtra Governor’s remarks on Shivaji

Maharashtra Governor B S Koshyari on Saturday said Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj was an icon of “olden days” even as he referred to B R Ambedkar and Union minister Nitin Gadkari while talking about “icons” in the state, drawing criticism from NCP. Governor Koshyari made the remarks after conferring D.Litt...

Nov 20 · >

BJP slams Rahul Gandhi for marching with Medha Patkar

The BJP on Friday hit out at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for marching with activist Medha Patkar on his Bharat Jodo Yatra march that is traversing the length of the country. “Congress and Rahul Gandhi have time and again shown their animosity towards Gujarat and Gujaratis. By giving Medha...

Nov 19 · >

BJP leader summoned over bid to ‘buy’ Telangana MLAs

Top BJP leader BL Santhosh has been summoned by the Telangana police over his party’s alleged attempts to “buy” four MLAs from Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s TRS. National General Secretary (Organisation) of the BJP, BL Santhosh has to appear on November 21 or he will be arrested, according to...

Nov 19 · >

Centre seeks review of Rajiv Gandhi killers’ release

A week after the Supreme Court ordered the release of six people who were convicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1991, the central government on Thursday requested the court to review its decision. The Centre filed a petition in the Supreme Court asking it...

Nov 18 · >

Modi govt extends ED chief’s tenure for third time

Enforcement Directorate chief SK Mishra has received another year-long extension, his third in the job. With this extension, he would complete five years in the post next year. Last year, Mishra became the first to receive a year’s extension in service. The notice came days after the government passed...

Nov 18 · >

Modi confidante Ananda Bose appointed Bengal governor

Former bureaucrat CV Ananda Bose has been appointed Governor of West Bengal. In a statement, the office of President Droupadi Murmu confirmed Bose’s appointment. “The President of India is pleased to appoint Dr CV Ananda Bose as regular Governor of West Bengal. The appointment will take effect from the...

Nov 18 · >