BJP working president JP Nadda will chair a meeting of the party's general secretaries in Delhi on Wednesday evening. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at the party's headquarters in the national capital and will majorly focus on the review of their ongoing membership drive.
Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said this year's Independence Day will be celebrated with «much more enthusiasm» in view of the Centre's decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status.
A journalist has filed a police complaint here against an aide of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, alleging he assaulted and threatened him during the Congress general secretary's visit to Sonbhadra district in Uttar Pradesh.
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh on Tuesday asked Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry to stop trying to interfere in India's internal matter after he made a provocative tweet on the Indian Army. «Stop trying to interfere in India's internal matter. Your provocative statement will not work, nor will the soldiers in our Army follow your divisive diktats,» he said on Twitter.
The chief minister, in his letter, noted that the sharp hike in the examination fees caused resentment among parents and other stakeholders. “The abnormal rise, specifically of the fees in respect of SC/ST students by 24 times has come as a shock,” said Naveen.
A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel noted the submission by the Delhi Pollution Control Committee that directions have been issued for stopping the illegal activities and for imposing compensation.
A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for a remark he had made last year regarding the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'. In July last year, Tharoor had said if the BJP won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it would create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'.
«Its been 18 days ever since Yediyurappa took over. Yet there is no council of ministers formed whereas the Constitution says the governor has to act on the aid and advise of the council of ministers,» Congress spokesperson V S Ugrappa told reporters. Yediyurappa was sworn in as the chief minister on July 26 and since then has been heading a «one-man» government without ministers.
Priyanka was seen speaking to the kin of Adivasi farmers and addressing their grievances. During her last meeting with the Sonbhadra firing victims' kin, she promised to visit the affected families' village.
The Union Cabinet met on Tuesday and paid tributes to former union minister Sushma Swaraj saying the country has lost a distinguished leader and an outstanding parliamentarian.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday said that the manner in which Article 370 has been scrapped is «completely unconstitutional». Stating that the Centre's move was against all principles of democracy, the Congress general secretary said «there are rules to be followed when such things are done, which were not followed.»
«The display of bravery and dignity in the face of immense tragedy is truly humbling. It is such an honour and pleasure to be your MP. Thank you Kerala,» he wrote. He left Kerala on Tuesday morning after winding up his two-day visit to Wayanad ravaged by floods and landslides.
The video produced by Doordarshan has snapshots of picturesque locations across India as well as achievements of the government knitted together through a patriotic song sung by Javed Ali. «The music video will evoke the sense of patriotism that exists in people of this country and will add colour to the August 15 celebrations,» Javadekar said at a press briefing.
Principal secretary Rohit Kansal told a press conference in Srinagar that while prohibitory conditions have been relaxed in various parts of Kashmir, the Jammu region is «almost entirely» free of restrictions.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to pass any immediate directions to the Centre and the J&K government on a plea seeking lifting of all restrictions imposed after the abrogation of Article 370. Three-judge bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said the present situation was «very sensitive» and some time should be given to the Centre for bringing back normalcy.
The red alert has been sounded in Alappuzha, Ernakulam and Idukki on Tuesday and in northern districts of Malappuram and Kozhikode on Wednesday, IMD sources said adding over 20 cms of rains are expected in these districts. Due to the strengthening of low pressure in Bay of Bengal, extremely heavy rains are expected to lash the several parts of the state, Director of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Thiruvananthapuram, K Santosh said.
US Congressman Tom Suozzi apologised to Indian-Americans for not consulting them before writing a letter to the secretary of state Mike Pompeo in which he had expressed his concerns on the human rights situation in Kashmir. The letter sparked outrage amongst Indian-Americans who constitute a significant part of Suozzi's Congressional District in New York.