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Lok Sabha Speaker refers complaints on Danish Ali-Ramesh Bidhuri matter to Privileges Committee

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla has referred the issue involving BJP member Ramesh Bidhuri's use of objectionable words against BSP's Danish Ali to the Privileges Committee. Several opposition MPs, including Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury and DMK's Kanimoz

IMA demands religion-neutral insignia for NMC amidst logo row

IMA objects to NMC logo depicting Hindu deity; urges adoption of religion-neutral emblem. NMC criticized for using altered logo with 'Dhanwantari' and 'Bharat'. IMA calls for corrective steps to align logo with doctors' oath and duty. NMC defends logo, statin
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IMA demands religion-neutral insignia for NMC amidst logo row

IMA objects to NMC logo depicting Hindu deity; urges adoption of religion-neutral emblem. NMC criticized for using altered logo with 'Dhanwantari' and 'Bharat'. IMA calls for corrective steps to align logo with doctors' oath and duty. NMC defends logo, stating it was adopted after suggestions. Dr. Malik responds to criticism, clarifying NMC never had previous logo.

1, 2, 3... BJP to the fore

PM Narendra Modi's credibility as a leader with guarantees has further cemented his status as BJP's talismanic campaigner. BJP has fashioned a winning formula with effective governance, targeted welfare measures, Hindutva, and a muscular nationalist image. Th
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1, 2, 3... BJP to the fore

PM Narendra Modi's credibility as a leader with guarantees has further cemented his status as BJP's talismanic campaigner. BJP has fashioned a winning formula with effective governance, targeted welfare measures, Hindutva, and a muscular nationalist image. Their new culture focuses on delivering benefits to voters. The opposition parties' promises also centered around welfare, but BJP's restrained response may translate into responsible welfarism.

Man refuses to leave behind bedridden mom, both die in fire

Dhiren Nalinkant Shah, a chemist, chose to stay with his bedridden mother Nalini during a fire in the Jethabhai Govindji building in Girgaon. The fire brigade suspects a short circuit in the electric box and the old wooden stairs intensified the spread of th
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Man refuses to leave behind bedridden mom, both die in fire

Dhiren Nalinkant Shah, a chemist, chose to stay with his bedridden mother Nalini during a fire in the Jethabhai Govindji building in Girgaon. The fire brigade suspects a short circuit in the electric box and the old wooden stairs intensified the spread of the blaze. Dhiren's family left the building but he stayed with his mother. The fire reached their home before it was controlled. Dhiren succumbed to the fire while others were rescued using a connecting plank. The building lacked a fire-fighting system and residents had to exit through windows.

Mama rides Ladli Behna goodwill, emerges as voters' ladla again

Shivraj Singh Chouhan became MP's third CM in 2005, breaking Digvijaya Singh's record. Chouhan served as CM for 12 consecutive years until Kamal Nath took office in 2018. Chouhan's success is attributed to his schemes for the girl child and women, including t
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Mama rides Ladli Behna goodwill, emerges as voters' ladla again

Shivraj Singh Chouhan became MP's third CM in 2005, breaking Digvijaya Singh's record. Chouhan served as CM for 12 consecutive years until Kamal Nath took office in 2018. Chouhan's success is attributed to his schemes for the girl child and women, including the Ladli Laxmi Yojana. Despite setbacks, Chouhan remains resilient and continues to make an impact in politics.

Spirit-sapping Congress loss puts question mark over Lok Sabha chances

The Congress party's belief in a revival after the post-2014 stasis has been shattered by its recent defeats in the Hindi heartland. The party's struggles in this region, concerns about polarisation, and absence of a counter agenda to the BJP have resurfaced
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Spirit-sapping Congress loss puts question mark over Lok Sabha chances

The Congress party's belief in a revival after the post-2014 stasis has been shattered by its recent defeats in the Hindi heartland. The party's struggles in this region, concerns about polarisation, and absence of a counter agenda to the BJP have resurfaced. The defeats have raised fears about the party's future, especially with the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and the Ayodhya issue. Rahul Gandhi faces a personal challenge as he tries to retain momentum and find a new rallying call.

Modi guarantee in, Gehlot warranty out

BJP's victory in the Rajasthan elections can be attributed to the resonance of Modi's guarantees with the electorate. The party skillfully communicated its message, focusing on youth concerns, crime, and corruption. Congress, on the other hand, faced challeng
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Modi guarantee in, Gehlot warranty out

BJP's victory in the Rajasthan elections can be attributed to the resonance of Modi's guarantees with the electorate. The party skillfully communicated its message, focusing on youth concerns, crime, and corruption. Congress, on the other hand, faced challenges due to internal strife and the inability to break the anti-incumbency trend. Modi's leadership and unity within the BJP were key factors in their success. Congress's welfare promises were overshadowed by Modi's guarantees and BJP's relentless focus on their failures.

Raman effect, but BJP may go for tribal or OBC face

BJP vice-president Raman Singh is a front-runner for the top post of chief minister in Chhattisgarh. The party may also consider a fresh face, possibly from the tribal or OBC community. Vishnu Deo Sai and Arun Sao are strong contenders if the party looks for
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Raman effect, but BJP may go for tribal or OBC face

BJP vice-president Raman Singh is a front-runner for the top post of chief minister in Chhattisgarh. The party may also consider a fresh face, possibly from the tribal or OBC community. Vishnu Deo Sai and Arun Sao are strong contenders if the party looks for a tribal candidate. Union minister Renuka Singh Sarpota, who won in the tribal Surguja region, is also in the limelight. IAS officer-turned-politician O P Choudhary could be given an important role based on Amit Shah's statement.

ENC to induct 20 to 25 new warships by 2037

Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag-Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), revealed that the Indian Navy plans to induct 20 to 25 new warships by 2037. These include various vessels such as frigates, corvettes, support ves
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ENC to induct 20 to 25 new warships by 2037

Vice Admiral Rajesh Pendharkar, Flag-Officer Commanding-in-Chief (FOC-in-C) of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC), revealed that the Indian Navy plans to induct 20 to 25 new warships by 2037. These include various vessels such as frigates, corvettes, support vessels, survey vessels, shallow watercrafts, submarines, helicopters, and aircraft. Additionally, the Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL) in Visakhapatnam is building diving support vessels and fleet support ships for the Indian Navy.

Behind BJP's impressive show in MP are 14 rallies addressed by Modi and his development agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's extensive campaign efforts in Bhopal have translated into a resounding victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh as election results unfold. The ruling party has clinched 33 seats and leads in 131 out of 23
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Behind BJP's impressive show in MP are 14 rallies addressed by Modi and his development agenda

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's extensive campaign efforts in Bhopal have translated into a resounding victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh as election results unfold. The ruling party has clinched 33 seats and leads in 131 out of 230 constituencies. Modi's strategic appeal and outreach strategy targeted anti-incumbency sentiments. A crucial element of the BJP's victory lies in chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's emphasis on the flagship Ladli Behna Yojana.

Telangana Assembly Polls: 'With or without power, we're servants of Telangana', says BRS leader K Kavitha

Congress leads in Telangana assembly polls as Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leader K Kavitha pledges loyalty to the people. The Congress secures 63 seats, crossing the majority mark of 90, while BRS secures 40 seats. Congress dethrones the incumbent BRS, which
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Telangana Assembly Polls: 'With or without power, we're servants of Telangana', says BRS leader K Kavitha

Congress leads in Telangana assembly polls as Bharat Rashtra Samiti (BRS) leader K Kavitha pledges loyalty to the people. The Congress secures 63 seats, crossing the majority mark of 90, while BRS secures 40 seats. Congress dethrones the incumbent BRS, which has been in power since 2014. Revanth Reddy joins the celebration at the party office in Hyderabad. Congress' guarantees, including cash transfers, pension schemes, and free electricity, help secure a sweeping victory in Telangana.

Navy to deploy aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant for MILAN-2024 in Vizag

The Indian Navy plans to deploy both its aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, to the Eastern Seaboard in Vizag during Milan-2024. Vizag city will be hosting Milan-2024, the flagship international Naval Exercise, from February 19 to 27 in 2024
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Navy to deploy aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant for MILAN-2024 in Vizag

The Indian Navy plans to deploy both its aircraft carriers, INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant, to the Eastern Seaboard in Vizag during Milan-2024. Vizag city will be hosting Milan-2024, the flagship international Naval Exercise, from February 19 to 27 in 2024 under the aegis of the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) of Indian Navy. The aircraft carriers INS Vikramaditya and INS Vikrant were the centrepieces of the exercise serve as floating sovereign airfields providing a launch platform for a wide array of aircraft.

'Can't win on its own': Congress faces barbs from allies for ignoring INDIA parties in assembly elections

The Congress, which had ignored its INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) allies right through the assembly elections, is now at the receiving end of their barbs after the grand old party's humiliating show in the three key states of Madhy
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'Can't win on its own': Congress faces barbs from allies for ignoring INDIA parties in assembly elections

The Congress, which had ignored its INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) allies right through the assembly elections, is now at the receiving end of their barbs after the grand old party's humiliating show in the three key states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan. Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal (United) took a swipe at the Congress and said it is clear that the main opposition party is unable to win on its own. Another INDIA ally Omar Abdullah said the Congress' claims in the state elections proved otherwise since the party was able to win only in Telangana.

Won't be surprised if INDIA alliance blames EVMs for assembly polls outcome: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would not be surprised if some people cry foul and put the blame on EVMs for the assembly polls outcome in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. He also mentioned that the Congress was poised to ous
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Won't be surprised if INDIA alliance blames EVMs for assembly polls outcome: Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said he would not be surprised if some people cry foul and put the blame on EVMs for the assembly polls outcome in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan. He also mentioned that the Congress was poised to oust the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) in Telangana. Pawar expressed his opinion that tampering with EVMs on such a large scale would be impossible for just one person. He also commented on Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao's overconfidence and rejection by his own state.

PM Modi speaks to Andhra CM, takes stock of preparations to handle approaching cyclone

PM Modi speaks to Andhra Pradesh CM regarding preparations for Cyclone Michaung; Tamil Nadu government declares public holiday due to the cyclonic storm; IMD warns of heavy rain in Chennai and surrounding districts; Cyclone Michaung likely to cross the south
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PM Modi speaks to Andhra CM, takes stock of preparations to handle approaching cyclone

PM Modi speaks to Andhra Pradesh CM regarding preparations for Cyclone Michaung; Tamil Nadu government declares public holiday due to the cyclonic storm; IMD warns of heavy rain in Chennai and surrounding districts; Cyclone Michaung likely to cross the south Andhra Pradesh coast between Nellore and Machilipatnam. In view of Cyclone Michaung and the heavy rain forecast, Tamil Nadu declared public holiday to offices, financial institutions, banks in four districts on Monday.

MP polls: CM Shivraj Chouhan, Congress's Kamal Nath, Union minister Narendra Tomar ahead, Kulaste trails

Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste is trailing behind Congress' Chansingh Barkade in Niwas. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading against Congress' Vikram Mastal in Budhni. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar is leading against BSP candidate Balvee
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MP polls: CM Shivraj Chouhan, Congress's Kamal Nath, Union minister Narendra Tomar ahead, Kulaste trails

Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste is trailing behind Congress' Chansingh Barkade in Niwas. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan is leading against Congress' Vikram Mastal in Budhni. Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar is leading against BSP candidate Balveer Singh Dandotiya in Dimani. Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel is ahead of Congress' Lakhan Singh Patel in Narsinghpur. MP Congress chief Kamal Nath is leading against BJP candidate Vivek Bunty Sahu in Chhindwara. BJP general secretary Kailash Vijayvargiya is leading against Congress' Sanjay Shukla in Indore-1 seat.

INDIA bloc leaders to meet in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out strategy for LS polls

Leaders of the opposition INDIA bloc will meet at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out a strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Sunday. During the meeting, which will be held in the evening
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INDIA bloc leaders to meet in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out strategy for LS polls

Leaders of the opposition INDIA bloc will meet at Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge's residence in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out a strategy for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Sunday. During the meeting, which will be held in the evening, the leaders are likely to discuss and finalise their plan to take on the BJP ahead of the polls, they said.

Assembly election results 2023: BJP, Congress in close fight in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is witnessing a close fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress party in the state assembly elections. According to the latest trends by the Elections Commission of India, the BJP is leading in 43 seats, while the Con
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Assembly election results 2023: BJP, Congress in close fight in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is witnessing a close fight between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Congress party in the state assembly elections. According to the latest trends by the Elections Commission of India, the BJP is leading in 43 seats, while the Congress is leading in 39 seats. The halfway mark for the 90-member assembly is 46. Other regional outfits like the Gondwana Gantantra Party (GGP), Hamar Raj Party (HRP), and Left parties are also in the contest.

Faced with Hindi heartland losses, Congress dials 'INDIA' bloc for meeting on Wednesday in Delhi

As the Congress faces a rout in the Hindi heartland with early trends pointing to potential electrol losses in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and a likely loss in Chhattisgarh, the Grand Old Party has fallen back on its friends calling for a meeting of the INDI
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Faced with Hindi heartland losses, Congress dials 'INDIA' bloc for meeting on Wednesday in Delhi

As the Congress faces a rout in the Hindi heartland with early trends pointing to potential electrol losses in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan and a likely loss in Chhattisgarh, the Grand Old Party has fallen back on its friends calling for a meeting of the INDIA bloc next week. The opposition bloc, having parties who are like-minded and largely anti-BJP, had three meetings so far, each in Patna, Bengaluru, and Mumbai earlier this year. Ahead of the next meeting, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge has dialled his alliance partners and invited them to converge.

Assembly elections over, Congress turns again to INDIA bloc; next meeting on December 6

The leaders of opposition's INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) are likely to meet in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out strategy post assembly poll results. The INDIA, launched to counter the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, had been lying in
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Assembly elections over, Congress turns again to INDIA bloc; next meeting on December 6

The leaders of opposition's INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) are likely to meet in Delhi on December 6 to chalk out strategy post assembly poll results. The INDIA, launched to counter the BJP in Lok Sabha elections, had been lying in a limbo for the last two months. The assembly election results will have a huge impact on the way forward for INDIA and the bargaining power of the Congress. If the Congress victory is limited to Telangana, it will put the grand old party in a spot of bother as the regional parties will bargain hard.

Election Results 2023: 'Ladli Behna' powers BJP to sweep Madhya Pradesh

Shivraj Chouhan is set to retain power as chief minister in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. The BJP is poised for a landslide victory, with Chouhan eyeing a possible fourth term. The Congress, whose government was toppled in 2020, faced tough competiti
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Election Results 2023: 'Ladli Behna' powers BJP to sweep Madhya Pradesh

Shivraj Chouhan is set to retain power as chief minister in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections. The BJP is poised for a landslide victory, with Chouhan eyeing a possible fourth term. The Congress, whose government was toppled in 2020, faced tough competition from the BJP. Chouhan credited the success to the double engine BJP government and the appeal of PM Modi. The BJP's schemes for women, such as the Ladli Behna Yojana, played a crucial role in winning over voters.

Rajasthan election results: BJP ahead of Congress in latest trends

The BJP is ahead of the Congress in Rajasthan. According to the latest trends from counting in the state, the saffron party is leading in over 100 seats out of the 200 assembly seats in the state. The Congress is leading in around 80 seats. The Bharat Adivas
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Rajasthan election results: BJP ahead of Congress in latest trends

The BJP is ahead of the Congress in Rajasthan. According to the latest trends from counting in the state, the saffron party is leading in over 100 seats out of the 200 assembly seats in the state. The Congress is leading in around 80 seats. The Bharat Adivasi Party and independents were ahead in five seats each while the BSP and CPIM in two each. The RLD, and Aazad Samaj Party were ahead in one seat each, according to the Election Commission.

INS Kadmatt enters Japan for Operational Turnaround, set to celebrate Navy Day in Yokosuka

INS Kadmatt, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, arrived in Yokosuka, Japan for an Operational Turnaround. The ship will celebrate India's Navy Day with the Indian diaspora. Planned activities include onboard visits, professional exchanges with the Japan Mari
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INS Kadmatt enters Japan for Operational Turnaround, set to celebrate Navy Day in Yokosuka

INS Kadmatt, an Anti-Submarine Warfare Corvette, arrived in Yokosuka, Japan for an Operational Turnaround. The ship will celebrate India's Navy Day with the Indian diaspora. Planned activities include onboard visits, professional exchanges with the Japan Maritime Self-Defence Force (JMSDF), a Joint Yoga Camp, and coordination for the Maritime Partnership Exercise (MPX). The visit aims to strengthen maritime cooperation between India and Japan, in line with their vision for the Indo-Pacific. INS Kadmatt previously undertook fuelling with JMSDF Fast Combat Support Ship, JS Towada, under the Reciprocal Provisioning of Supply and Services (RPSS) agreement.

Chhattisgarh election results: BJP, Congress in close contest according to latest trends

The BJP and the ruling Congress are locked in a neck and neck contest in Chhattisgarh. BJP chief Arun Sao claimed that the people of the state have already rejected the Congress party. Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel extended wishes to all the candidates ahead
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Chhattisgarh election results: BJP, Congress in close contest according to latest trends

The BJP and the ruling Congress are locked in a neck and neck contest in Chhattisgarh. BJP chief Arun Sao claimed that the people of the state have already rejected the Congress party. Chief minister Bhupesh Baghel extended wishes to all the candidates ahead of the counting. BJP chief in Chhattisgarh, Arun Sao claimed that the people of the state have already rejected the Congress party. In 2018, the Congress won 68 seats in Chhattisgarh and the BJP won 15 seats. Janata Congress Chhattisgarh (J) won five seats, while the Bahujan Samaj Party won two seats.

Arunachal government working to preserve, promote cultural heritage: Minister

Arunachal Pradesh government focuses on preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of tribes through a cultural policy. The state has 26 major tribes and over 100 sub-tribes, each with their own diverse culture. The government is digitizing museums a
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Arunachal government working to preserve, promote cultural heritage: Minister

Arunachal Pradesh government focuses on preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of tribes through a cultural policy. The state has 26 major tribes and over 100 sub-tribes, each with their own diverse culture. The government is digitizing museums and introducing tribal dialects in school curriculum. Efforts are underway to include Thembang village and Apatani Cultural Landscape in UNESCO world heritage sites. INTACH is dedicated to conserving India's intangible heritage and involving citizens in cultural conservation. Collaboration is needed to document oral traditions and culturally significant sites.

Telangana election results: Congress workers celebrate as latest trends show lead on 51 seats, BRS 29, BJP in 6

As per official Election Commission of India data as counting of votes progressed in Telangana, Congress was leading on 51 while BRS was leading on 29 the BJP led in 6 seats and the CPI had 1 seat. The majority mark to win the elections is 60 in 119 seats. Co
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Telangana election results: Congress workers celebrate as latest trends show lead on 51 seats, BRS 29, BJP in 6

As per official Election Commission of India data as counting of votes progressed in Telangana, Congress was leading on 51 while BRS was leading on 29 the BJP led in 6 seats and the CPI had 1 seat. The majority mark to win the elections is 60 in 119 seats. Congress supporters were seen bursting firecrackers and raising slogans outside the residence of state party chief Revanth Reddy in Hyderabad. Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao was trailing from Kamareddy behind state Congress president A Revanth Reddy by over 2,000 votes after the first round of counting.

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