Politics

Cops removed from their posts after Shahjahan Sheikh’s arrest

The West Bengal government on Friday removed two officers from the Basirhat police district, a day after TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh, a key accused in sexual assault and land grab in Sandeshkhali, was arrested after being on the run for 55 days, an official said. The DSP of the...

Mar 2 · >

Fadnavis declines Sharad Pawar’s lunch invite

Maharashtra’s Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday declined the lunch invitation from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar for Saturday at the latter’s Baramati residence, citing his busy schedule as the reason for his inability to attend. In a letter to the NCP supremo, Maharashtra deputy CM...

Mar 2 · >

Priyanka played key role in foiling ‘Operation Lotus’ in HP

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra played a “pivotal” role in protecting people’s mandate in Himachal Pradesh, remaining in constant touch with Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge, Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu and senior leaders to “foil” the BJP’s ‘operation Lotus’, sources said Thursday. This came after the Congress asserted that the situation...

Mar 1 · >

Suspense over Pawar lunch invite to Shinde, Fadnavis, Ajit

Nationalist Congress Party (Sharadchandra Pawar) president Sharad Pawar has invited Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, deputy CMs Devendra Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar for lunch at his residence in Maharashtra’s Baramati during their visit to the former’s hometown on March 2. The lunch invitation to Shinde and the two deputy...

Mar 1 · >

Nath’s son says neither he nor father joining BJP

After days of suspense over their political plans, Congress MP Nakul Nath on Thursday categorically said that neither he nor his father, Congress veteran Kamal Nath were going to join the Bharatiya Janata Party. Speculation about the Naths’ intentions was intensified in the last few days as several Congress...

Mar 1 · >

EC seeks 3.40 lakh forces; 1,085 CAPF companies for March

The deployment of paramilitary forces has begun, ahead of the announcement of the Lok Sabha elections. At least 430 BSF companies, 155 from CISF and 500 companies from CRPF will be deployed in the first week of March, as initial deployment is scheduled for March 1 to 7. The...

Mar 1 · >

Bengal governor says it is ‘beginning of an end…’

West Bengal Governor CV Ananda Bose on Thursday hailed the arrest of TMC leader Shahjahan Sheikh and said that the development will bring an end to the ongoing violence in the state. Terming the arrest of Shahjahan an “eye-opener” for everyone, the Governor stated that strong action will be...

Mar 1 · >

New twist in HP resignation drama as Vikramaditya stays firm

High-profile minister Vikramaditya Singh, son of Himachal Congress president Pratibha Singh, confirmed on Thursday that he has not taken back his resignation and will not act in this regard unless the Congress observers put forth their final decision. “We spoke to the observer and discussed the current situation. They...

Feb 29 · >

Akhilesh Yadav unlikely to appear before CBI in mining case

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is unlikely to appear before the CBI on Thursday for questioning in an illegal mining case registered five years ago in which he is a witness, party sources said. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister is scheduled to attend a meeting of PDA ”Picchda...

Feb 29 · >

SC extends PBRS leader Kavitha’s protection against ED

The Supreme Court on Wednesday extended till March 13 the protection it had granted to BRS leader K Kavitha from any coercive action in a money laundering case lodged by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with the alleged Delhi excise policy scam. A bench comprising justices Bela M...

Feb 29 · >
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